Notable Alumni

With sincere apologies to those we've missed. If you think you should be included, don't be modest, let us know.

For more comprehensive information, see the following Wikipedia pages:

The Traces Of War website is a useful source of information on the people who fought in the First and Second World Wars.

Science and Medicine

Prof. Tom Connors

Father of anti-cancer drug development

Professor Connors was involved for 40 years in the development of anti-cancer drugs including cis-platinum and its derivative, carbo-platin, two effective anti-cancer agents.

His initial research was under the auspices of mentor and friend Professor Walter Ross at the Chester Beatty Institute where he gained his Doctorate in 1960.

In 1976 his career expanded into the field of toxicology and he was appointed Director of the Medical Research Council's toxicology unit. He also sat on committees including the Cancer Research Campaign. He formed the Phase I/II Drug Development Committee during this period.

Professor Connors also advised overseas institutes and their governments. and was a special adviser to President Gerald Ford.

On retirement in 1994, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of London.

He was awarded many honours including honorary degrees from several universities, including Aston in 1997 and Dublin Trinity in 2001.

He has a research unit named after him at Bradford University.

Prof. Donal Bradley, CBE FRS

Head of the Division of Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences at the University of Oxford

He is also a Professor of Engineering Science and Physics at Jesus College, Oxford.

From 2006 to 2015, he was the Lee-Lucas Professor of Experimental Physics at Imperial College London. He was the founding director of the Centre for Plastic Electronics and served as vice-provost for research at the college.

Professor Bradley is known for his contributions to the development of molecular electronic materials and devices.

Plastic or Printed electronics, as this technology is widely known, embodies a paradigm shift towards low temperature, solution-based device fabrication with applications in energy efficient displays and lighting, photo-voltaic energy generation, medical diagnostics and longer term potential for optical communications

Prof. David Allison

Diagnostic Radiology & Imaging

David is the author of at least 120 papers in peer reviewed journals, over 50 letters, 26 reviews and editorials and 84 book chapters and has edited 16 textbooks.

One of these books deserves special mention: Diagnostic Radiology: an Anglo-American Textbook of Imaging in three volumes was first published in 1985 and is known the world over simply as Grainger and Allison. Now in its 5th Edition it was, from the outset, recognised as not only a truly remarkable achievement but a truly great book and it rapidly became, and still is, the most important Radiology textbook on all Radiologist’s bookshelves, in all Radiology departments and in all hospital libraries.

Professor David Allison has been awarded Gold medals by CIRSE in 1998, ECR in 2000 , the British Society of Interventional Radiology in 2003 and the Royal College of Radiologists in 2011.

Academic

Sir Anthony Leggett

Winner of 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics

Leggett is widely recognised as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognised by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics.

He has shaped the theoretical understanding of normal and superfluid helium liquids and strongly coupled superfluids.

He set directions for research in the quantum physics of macroscopic dissipative systems and use of condensed systems to test the foundations of quantum mechanics.

Dr Martin Dubois

Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University

He came to Durham in 2018 as Assistant Professor in Nineteenth-Century Literature, having previously taught at Newcastle and Teesside.

His main interest is in nineteenth-century poetry and poetics. His first book, Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Poetry of Religious Experience, appeared from Cambridge University Press in 2017 (paperback 2019). The book contests established views of Hopkins’s poetry as a unified project by exploring the shifting way in which he imagines religious belief in individual history.

Other recent work includes an essay on Edward Lear and the colonial dimensions of Victorian nonsense for Victorian Studies.

His current projects include a study of Victorian poetry and regional dialect.

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL

English military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist.

He was the author of many published works on the nature of combat between the 14th and 21st centuries, concerning land, air, maritime, and intelligence warfare, as well as the psychology of battle.

In 1960 Keegan took up a lectureship in military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the body that trained officers for the British Army. He remained for 26 years, becoming a senior lecturer in military history during his tenure, during which he also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University and was Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar College.

Leaving the academy in 1986, Keegan joined the Daily Telegraph as a defence correspondent and stayed with the paper as defence editor until his death. He also wrote for the American conservative National Review Online. In 1998 he wrote and presented the BBC's Reith Lectures, entitling them War in our World.

On 29 June 1991, as a war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, Keegan was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "in recognition of service within the operations in the Gulf". In the 2000 New Year Honours, he was knighted "for services to Military History".

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) in 1986. In 1993 he won the Duff Cooper Prize.

In 1996, he was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for lifetime achievement by the Society for Military History.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by the University of Bath in 2002.

Peter Milward S.J.

Jesuit priest and literary scholar

He was emeritus professor of English Literature at Sophia University in Tokyo and a leading figure in scholarship on English Renaissance literature.

He was chair of the Renaissance Institute at Sophia University from its inception in 1974 until it was closed down in 2014 and director of the Renaissance Centre from its start in 1984 until it was closed down in 2002.

He primarily published on the works of William Shakespeare and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Julian George "Joe" Elliott, FAcSS

British academic and educational psychologist.

He has been Principal of Collingwood College, Durham since 2011, and a Professor of Education at Durham University since 2004.

Elliot qualified as a teacher and taught in mainstream and special schools. He then practised as an LEA educational psychologist.

In 1990, he became an academic, and joined the University of Sunderland as a lecturer. He was promoted to professor in 1998 with the award of a personal chair within the School of Education. He rose to be Acting Dean of the university's School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

In 2004, he joined Durham University as Professor of Education and the Principal of Collingwood College.

In addition to his university work, he sits on a number of editorial boards. He is the Associate Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and he is a member of the board for the British Educational Research Journal, Learning and Individual Differences, and Comparative Education.

Richard Milward

Taught history at Wimbledon College for 40 years and became a noted local historian, writing a total of 28 books on the history of the area.

Richard taught history at Wimbledon college, London, for 40 years and became a noted local historian, writing a total of 28 books on the history of the area. Historic Wimbledon, published in 1989, is still in print and has sold more than 4,000 copies.

Richard was also, for a time, president of the Wimbledon Society.

Richard went to Wimbledon college's preparatory school, Donhead, in 1931, and became the college's head boy in 1941.

He had contracted polio in 1939, and as the condition was not diagnosed promptly he suffered from a crippling back condition and other related health problems for the rest of his life. The illness put an end to a promising cricketing career - he was already playing for the first XI as a bowler at the age of 16, and kept up a lifelong passion for both watching cricket and coaching the school second XI.

He was the first Wimbledon college pupil to be awarded a state scholarship to university, and read history at New College, Oxford (1942-45), obtaining a good second-class degree.

He then wrote to Father John Sinnott, headmaster of Wimbledon college, requesting a reference. Instead, Sinnott offered him a post as a history teacher - and he spent the rest of his working life there, retiring in 1985.

Among his pupils was the comedian Paul Merton, who recollects that he learnt from "Sid" - as Richard was universally known - always to revise what he had written.

He also worked as librarian for the college, which named their library after him on his retirement. As the main authority on Wimbledon's local history, he was much in demand as a speaker, and gave more than 450 talks.

A staunch Roman Catholic, Richard wrote the history of the Sacred Heart church in Edge Hill, Wimbledon, where he worshipped, as well as the history of the Edge Hill parish. He was benefactor to a range of Catholic and Jesuit charities; the extent of his generosity did not come to light, however, until after his death.

Religion

Michael Holman SJ

Catholic priest and educator.

He was principal of Heythrop College, University of London from 2012 to 2017.

Prior to this he was the Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain and was formerly Headmaster of Wimbledon College.

He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus in 1974 and was ordained priest in the Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, in 1988.

He studied at Heythrop College, University of London; Campion Hall, Oxford; The Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Fordham University, New York, and holds degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Education Administration.

In addition to Wimbledon College, where he was headmaster from 1995 to 2004, he has worked in Jesuit schools in Glasgow and Sheffield. While completing his final year of training in 1995, he worked for six months as a prison and hospital chaplain in Guyana.

Father David Smolira SJ

Former Father Provincial of the British Jesuits

Over the years, he has worked in Britain, the United States and South Africa and most of that work has been as a social worker and a psychotherapist, as well as some time in province leadership roles.

Professor Michael Barnes SJ

Reader and Senior Tutor in Interreligious Relations at Heythorp College

Michael is actively involved in inter-faith relations. He teaches a course on Catholic Christianity at the Muslim College in Ealing. Between 2007 and 2009 he was engaged in developing Faiths Together, an innovative educational project which brought persons from different faith communities into direct contact with each other so that they could learn with and from each other. He is now working on an extension of this project and a study of inter-faith relations and social cohesion in West London.

He taught Buddhism at the Pontifical Gregorian University for some years and has also been Director of Westminster Interfaith, an agency of the Diocese of Westminster dedicated to developing good relations between communities of faith in the London area.

He has been a consultant to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in Rome. He is a member of the Roman Catholic Committee for Other Faiths and has also served as a theological consultant to the ecumenical Churches Commission on Inter-faith Relations. From 1996 to 2001 he was General Editor of The Way journals. He has been a province Consultor and Superior to a number of Jesuit communities over the years.

Bishop Nick Hudson

Auxilliary Bishop of Westminster

Pope Francis appointed him Titular Bishop of Sanctus Germanus on March 31, 2014, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster .

The episcopal ordination donated him the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols Cardinal , on June 4 of that year.

Bishop Nicholas has responsibility for the pastoral care of Central and East London, consisting of the Deaneries of Camden, Hackney, Islington, Marylebone, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. He also has oversight of the Agency for Evangelisation, Youth, and Justice and Peace.

He completed six years’ study of philosophy and theology at the Venerable English College, Rome, with a Licence in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Bishop Nicholas was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Southwark in 1986 by Archbishop Michael Bowen in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon. He served as assistant priest in St Thomas of Canterbury in Canterbury for his first appointment.

Following further studies at the Catholic University of Leuven in Religious Education, Catechesis and Evangelization, he was appointed Director of the Southwark Christian Education Centre in 1992.

In 2000 he was appointed Vice-Rector and in 2004 Rector of the Venerable English College, Rome, where he served until 2013.

Immediately prior to his ordination as Bishop, he was parish priest of Sacred Heart in Wimbledon, the parish where he was baptised and later ordained.

Politics, Public Service and the Law

Peter Duffy QC

Barrister who represented Amnesty International, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture and others in the Pinochet case before the House of Lords.

As a barrister Peter Duffy made a significant contribution to the advancement of human rights. He appeared in many of the most important human rights cases of the 1990s. Most notably he successfully appeared on behalf of Diane Blood in the Court of Appeal in her bid to try and conceive her dead husband's child.

He was a tireless advocate on behalf of gay rights. He persuaded the European Commission of Human Rights to condemn discrimination in the gay age of consent and he challenged the ban on gays and lesbians in the armed forces.

From 1989 to 1991 he was chairman of Amnesty's international executive committee.

John Patten, Baron Patten

Former Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon.

He was first elected for Oxford in 1979, transferring to Oxford West and Abingdon in 1983 after boundary changes divided the seat. He stood down at the 1997 general election.

Patten was offered the role as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by Margaret Thatcher but refused.

Patten served as Secretary of State for Education from 1992 to 1994.

Patten was created a life peer as Baron Patten of Wincanton in the County of Somerset on 17 June 1997.

He was on the governing body of Abingdon School from 1983-1986.

He has been a senior advisor to Charterhouse Capital Partners since 2001.

Professor Greg Clark CBE FAcSS

World expert on cities and urbanisation.

After Wimbledon College (1975 to 1980), Greg completed studies and research on Cities and Urbanisation at Cambridge University, Columbia University in New York City, and the London School of Economics.

Greg has worked with more than 100 cities in 5 continents. He is Hon Prof and Chairman of City Leadership at University College London. He is the author of 10 books and more than 100 reports.

His books include Global Cities: A Short History, Brookings, 2017, World Cities and Nation States, Wiley, 2015, London: The Making of a World City, Wiley, 2014 and Local Development and Global Events, OECD, 2008.

His current roles include Senior Advisor, Cities, HSBC Global Banking, Board Member and Chairman of Investment Committee at Transport for London, Board Member and lead on London Economy Strategy at London LEP and he is also an expert on My Perfect City on the BBC World Service.

He was appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science and awarded The Freedom of the City of London in 2016, awarded CBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Cities and appointed Honorary Ambassador to the City of Brisbane in 2015, and appointed Global Fellow at the Brookings Institution in 2012

In 2010, The City of Barcelona awarded him the John Shield’s Prize, an award given once a year to the international person outside Barcelona that has done most to promote the city.

Greg was awarded a Harkness Fellowship by the Commonwealth Fund of New York in 1995, and was based at Columbia University in New York City as a Visiting Scholar.

He was appointed the first President of the OECD Forum of Cities and Regions in 1995, a position he held for 20 years.

Richard David Regan OBE

Sheriff of the City of London in 2006.

Richard was Master of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers in 2002 and 2003 and is an active member of two past Masters Associations. He was elected to the Court of Commons Council has served as Deputy Chairman of Governors of the City of London School for Girls and King Edwards School Whitley, and as Deputy Chairman of the Standards Committee of the City of London Corporation.

He was elected a Sheriff of the City of London for 2006.

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to the City of London Corporation and for voluntary service in London.

Sir Michael Edward Quinlan GCB

Distinguished former British defence strategist and former Permanent Under-Secretary of State (generally known as the Permanent Secretary) at the British Ministry of Defence.

He wrote and lectured on defence and matters of international security, especially nuclear weapon policies and doctrine, and also on concepts of ‘Just War’ and related ethical issues.

In 1954, Quinlan joined the Air Ministry as a civil servant. He was Private Secretary to two Chiefs of the Air Staff: Sir Thomas Pike from 1962 to 1963, and Sir Charles Elworthy from 1963 to 1965. He was Deputy Secretary (policy and programmes) at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) from 1977 to 1981. He was Permanent Under-Secretary at the MOD from 1988 to 1992.

Outside the Ministry of Defence he was Permanent Secretary, Department of Employment (1983–88); Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury (1981–82) and Under-Secretary, Cabinet Office (1974–77).

He retired from the Civil Service in 1992.

On retirement, Quinlan became Director of the Ditchley Foundation, holding the position until 1999.

In 2001, he became Chairman of The Tablet Trust, publisher of the Catholic newspaper The Tablet.

He was one of the world's foremost experts in deterrence theory, contributing to debate and books in this field. He also wrote his own book on this matter shortly before his death.

His contributions were recognised by Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in a speech given on 17 March 2009.

Historian of government Peter Hennessy called him the leading in-house defence intellectual MOD has possessed since World War II.

Sir Nicholas Young

British charity worker and solicitor.

He was Chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Relief between 1995 and 2001, and Chief executive of the British Red Cross from 2001 to 2014.

In addition to his career in the charity sector, he has held a number of government positions. From 2000 to 2001, he was a member of the NHS Modernisation Board. There he was the architect of the new NHS cancer plan. He continued his influence on government health policy as an adviser to the then health secretary, Alan Milburn.

From 2010, he is a member of the Foreign Secretary's Human Rights Advisory Group. He has been an independent member of the National Honours Committee who review nominations for a British honour since 2011.

In the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2000, it was announced that Young was to become a Knight Bachelor (Kt) 'for services to cancer care'. On 12 December 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2007.

In 2009, he was invited to become a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CCMI).


Sir Nicolas Bratza

British lawyer and a former President of the European Court of Human Rights.

He was the Judge of the Court in respect of the United Kingdom, the second person to hold the post as a full-time appointment since Protocol 11 to the European Convention on Human Rights established the Court as a permanent body.

He was appointed as a Board member of the International Service for Human Rights in May 2013.

Military

Also see Roll Of Honour

Lieutenant Maurice James Dease VC

British Army officer during the First World War and the first posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in the war

He was 24 years old, and a lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, when he was awarded the VC for his actions on 23 August 1914, at Mons, Belgium.

Nimy Bridge was being defended by a single company of the 4th Royal Fusiliers and a machine-gun section with Dease in command. The gun fire was intense, and the casualties very heavy, but the lieutenant went on firing in spite of his wounds, until he was hit for the fifth time and was carried away.

Though two or three times badly wounded he continued to control the fire of his machine guns at Mons on 23rd Aug., until all his men were shot. He died of his wounds.

London Gazette, 16 November 1914

Dease won the first Victoria Cross to be awarded in the Great War and he received it on the first day of the first significant British encounter in that war.

Lieutenant Commander Eugene Kingsmill Esmonde VC DSO

Distinguished British pilot who was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to members of Commonwealth forces.

Esmonde earned this award while in command of a British Fleet Air Arm torpedo bomber squadron in the Second World War.

Captain Gerald Robert O'Sullivan

First World War Victoria Cross holder

O'Sullivan was involved in action near Krithia on the Gallipoli Peninsula with 1st Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during WWI, and this resulted in his recommendation for the Victoria Cross (VC).

The citation, published in the London Gazette on 1 September 1915, read as follows:

For most conspicuous bravery during operations south-west of Krithia on the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the night of 1st–2nd July, 1915, when it was essential that a portion of a trench which had been lost should be regained, Captain O'Sullivan, although not belonging to the troops at this point volunteered to lead a party of bomb throwers to effect the recapture. He advanced in the open under a very heavy fire and in order to throw his bombs with greater effect, got up on the parapet, where he was completely exposed to the fire of the enemy occupying the trench. He was finally wounded, but not before his inspiring example had led his party to make further efforts, which resulted in the recapture of the trench. On the night of 18th–19th June, 1915, Captain O'Sullivan had saved a critical situation in the same locality by his personal gallantry and good leading.

Patrick Robert Reid MBE MC

A British Army officer and author of historical non-fiction.

As a British prisoner of war during the Second World War, he was held captive at Colditz Castle when it was designated Oflag IV-C.

Reid was one of the few to escape from Colditz, crossing the border into neutral Switzerland in late 1942.

After the war Reid was a diplomat and administrator before eventually returning to his prewar career in civil engineering. He also wrote about his experiences in two best-selling books, which became the basis of a film, TV series, and even a board game.

Squadron Leader Michael Lister Robinson D.S.O D.F.C Croix de Guerre

World War II fighter ace with 20 victories to his name.

He joined the RAF on a short service commission in September 1935.

He was posted to France on 16th March 1940 and joined 87 Squadron there. On 9th May he badly injured a hand in a crash in a Master and was sent back to England.

Fit again, Robinson was posted to 601 Squadron at Tangmere on 16th August as a Flight Commander.

Robinson went to 238 Squadron at Chilbolton on 28th September. He was posted to command 609 Squadron at Middle Wallop on 4th October . He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 26th November 1940).

Robinson was awarded the DSO (gazetted 5th August 1941) and the Croix de Guerre (Belgian) on 22nd August 1941.

He was posted away to lead the Biggin Hill Wing in early August 1941. On 19th August F/O V Ortmans, a Belgian pilot with 609, went down into the sea during a Blenheim escort operation. Robinson circled him until his fuel ran very low, by which time an ASR launch was well on the way. He just managed to make it back to Manston, where he made a crash-landing.

In September 1941 Robinson was rested and commanded RAF Manston until October, when he was appointed as aide to the Inspector General of the RAF.

Back on operations, Robinson was appointed to lead the Tangmere Wing on January 1st 1942. He failed to return from a sweep on April 10th whilst leading the Wing at the head of 340 Squadron and he and his aircraft were not seen again.

He was at that time 25 years old, having destroyed a total of 16 enemy aircraft, 4 probable, 1 shared probable, 8 damaged and 1 shared damaged.

Major General Sir Hubert Elvin Rance GCMG GBE CB

Last Governor of British Burma between 1946 and 1948, during the transition from Japanese to British colonial administration.

He joined the British Army in 1916 and fought in the First World War with the Worcestershire Regiment.

Later he transferred to the Signal Corps and in the Second World War played a part in the evacuation of Dunkirk in a senior role with the British Expeditionary Force.

He also held senior War Office posts directing army training.

In 1945 he was appointed Director of Civil Affairs in Burma, restoring British control after Japanese forces withdrew.

Rance became governor on the last day of August 1946, and on 27 January 1947 British Prime Minister Attlee made an agreement with Aung San, a popular nationalist leader, that dependence would come as soon as possible, with elections in April.

British hopes of a smooth handover of power allowing the UK to retain some influence were threatened when Aung San was assassinated in July 1947. Rance's prompt action in making U Nu prime minister within hours is believed to have been a decisive factor in avoiding greater upheaval.

By the time he left Burma, Rance had retired from the army. His formal title was Major General Sir Hubert Elvin Rance, GBE, CB, and in 1948 he was made a GCMG.

He acted as British governor of Trinidad and Tobago between 19 April 1950 and June 1955.

He is author of two reports published by the Colonial Office in London in 1950: Development and welfare in the West Indies, 1947-49 and Report of the British Caribbean Standing Closer Association Committee, 1948-49 and in May 1956 he published an article on Burma’s Economic Problems in the Eastern World.

Hubert Rance Street in Vistabella, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago was named in his honour.

Sport

Jay Tabb

Championship Footballer with Ipswich

Previously Reading, Coventry and Brentford

Ben Ryan

Rugby union coach who is best known for having coached the Fiji sevens to two Sevens World Series titles and a gold medal in sevens rugby at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Since 2013, he has guided Fiji's sevens team to historic achievements, presiding over Fiji's first ever Dubai 7's title, setting the highest ever record of tournament titles won by a Fiji Sevens coach with 9, to winning the inaugural rugby sevens competition at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The gold medal for Fiji represented the first ever Olympic medal earned by Fiji at any Olympics.

He is the former coach of the England sevens team where he was named to that position at the end of 2006 after Mike Friday resigned to follow a career outside of rugby and given the combined Sevens and Academy Job full-time in July 2007.

John Travers

Rugby

England Under 19

Danny Cipriani (Donhead)

Rugby

Wasps, Melbourne Rebels, Sale, Barbarians and England

Joe McPartlin

Rugby

Oxford, Harlequins and Scotland

Louie John Annesley

Football

Currently plays as a centre-back for Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Championship. He represents the Gibraltar national football team at international level.

Tom Baxter

Swimming

Team Captain and bronze medallist GB Deaflympics 2017

Toby Gold

Wheelchair Racer

Won the 100m gold in the 2016 European Championships and silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Patrick Roberts

Football

Fulham, Manchester City, Celtic and England U17s

Brian Mullen

Rugby

London Irish and Claremont Ferrand

Fergus Timmons

Cambridge Blue and Rosslyn Park

Jeremy Krzystyniak

Member of the England Over 45’s Squash team

Jeremy has four caps having played and beaten Welsh and Scottish opponents in 2018 and 2019.

Reports on his matches can be read here and here .

Entertainment, Media and the Arts

Christopher Hewett

Actor

Hewett made his film debut in the crime drama Pool of London (1951), and later appeared in roles on Robert Montgomery Presents and DuPont Show of the Month. He appeared as the grand theatre director Roger DeBris in Mel Brooks's comedy film The Producers (1968). In 1976, Hewett played the generic bureaucrat Federov in the short-lived sitcom Ivan the Terrible. During the 1979-80 season he played Captain Hook to Sandy Duncan's Peter Pan on Broadway. From 1983 to 1984 he portrayed Lawrence, Mr. Roarke's (Ricardo Montalbán) sidekick on the final season of the ABC series Fantasy Island.

The following year Hewett landed his best known role as Lynn Aloysius Belvedere, an English butler who works for a middle class American family in the sitcom Mr. Belvedere. After the series ended its run in 1990 Hewett appeared in a guest spot on an episode of the NBC teen sitcom California Dreams in 1994. His last onscreen role was a cameo appearance on the Fox series Ned and Stacey in 1997

Mike Paradinas

Michael Paradinas , better known by his stage name μ-Ziq (pronounced "music" or mu-zik), is an electronic musician

He was associated with the electronic style intelligent dance music (IDM) during the 1990s, and recorded on Rephlex Records alongside artists such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher.

His critically acclaimed 1997 album, Lunatic Harness, helped defined the drill 'n' bass subgenre and was also his most successful release, selling over 100,000 copies.

He is also founder of the record label Planet Mu, begun in 1995, where he has championed genres such as juke and footwork.

Victor Keegan

Journalist and author focusing on economics and technology issues.

He spent most of his working life at The Guardian as reporter, financial correspondent, deputy financial editor, economics editor, business editor, duty editor, Chief Leader Writer, Assistant Editor and Online Editor.

Jeffrey Boayke

Writer and Teacher

He has a particular interest in issues surrounding education, race and popular culture.

Jeffrey has taught English in secondary schools and sixth form colleges since 2007.

His first book, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials, and the Meaning of Grime was published in 2017. Black, Listed is is his second book.

Des Kelly

Journalist and Broadcaster

Kelly is the lead reporter and interviewer for British broadcaster, BT Sport. He is part of the live broadcast team for the channel's Champions League, Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup coverage. He has been nominated as SJA Broadcast Journalist of the Year for 2015, 2016 and 2017 - and highly commended in 2017.

Kelly previously presented over 150 editions of a live, late-night sport/entertainment show on BT Sport called Follow the Football with Des Kelly previously known as Life's A Pitch with Des Kelly. He was also executive producer of the programme, which originally launched on 5 August 2013 and was nominated for SJA Television Show of the Year in 2013. Kelly simultaneously presented SportsHUB, BT Sport's sports news programme, from Monday to Thursday, until the show closed in 2015.

Kelly was a long-standing presenter on talkSPORT, the commercial national radio station which broadcasts from London across the United Kingdom. He is the former host of The Press Pass, a show introduced on the first weekend of the Premier League season in August 2011. It was twice nominated as SJA Sports Radio Programme of the Year. He quit in August 2014 to concentrate on his BT commitments, but is still an occasional presenter and contributor.

Philip Stephens

Associate editor, chief political commentator, and director of the editorial board of the Financial Times.

He wrote the book Politics and the Pound, a study of the management of exchange rates by the British Government, and its relations with Europe since 1979. He also wrote a biography of Tony Blair, when the latter was British Prime Minister.

Andre Barreau

Former member of The Bootleg Beatles, in which he played George Harrison from March 1980, when the group was formed, until 2014.

Following the final show of the West End musical Beatlemania, Barreau formed The Bootleg Beatles with fellow cast members Neil Harrison and David Catlin-Birch. The band invested their dwindling finances in two guitars – an Epiphone and a Gretsch – as well as two Vox amplifiers, four black polo-necks and a wig.

Bruno Vincent

Author

Author of several humour titles including (with Jon Butler) the bestselling Do Ants Have Arseholes?(a Christmas No.1 back in the more innocent days of Myspace and News of the World) and the Five go... series such as Five go on a Strategy Away Day.

He has also written two volumes of Gothic horror stories for children which were adapted for the stage.

George John Malcolm CBE KSG Pianist, organist, composer, harpsichordist, and conductor.

During the Second World War he had a musical role with the RAF becoming a bandleader.

After the War he completed his musical studies with Herbert Fryer. He bought a harpsichord at auction and went on to develop a career as a harpsichordist. He continued to make occasional appearances as a pianist in chamber music, notably with the Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble.

He left few recordings of his piano playing (one interesting example is the first performance of the Gordon Jacob Sextet, written for the group).

Patrick Bishop

Journalist and Author

Before joining the Telegraph he worked on the Evening Standard, the Observer and the Sunday Times and in television as a reporter on Channel Four News.

He is the author with John Witherow of a history of the Falkands War based on their own experiences and with Eamon Mallie of The Provisional IRA which was praised as the first authoritative account of the modern IRA.

He also wrote a memoir the first Gulf War, Famous Victory and a history of the Irish diaspora The Irish Empire, based on the TV series which he devised.

Clement Marfo

Musician with Clement Marfo & The Frontline .

The group's members are diverse in many genres of music. Their sound is built on a Grime and Hip-Hop, with elements of Rock brought in by the various members of the band.

William James Gregory Keegan, CBE

Journalist and a fiction and non-fiction author.

Keegan became a journalist at the Financial Times in 1963; he moved to the Daily Mail in 1964, then returned for a nine-year spell at the Financial Times in 1967. He then worked in the Bank of England Economics Intelligence Department, and as assistant to the Bank's Governor, from 1976 to 1977.

From 1977 to 2003 he was Economics Editor of The Observer; after reaching the age of 65 he continued there as a Senior Economics Commentator.

He has sat on a number of committees and advisory boards, beginning in 1981 on the BBC Advisory Committee on Business and Industrial Affairs. Keegan has authored two fiction books, in 1974 and 1976, and eight books on economics and politics, between 1978 and 2012.

In 1989 he became a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Sheffield, and in 2012 a visiting professor of economics at Queen Mary University of London. He is also a visiting professor at The Policy Institute, King's College London, and is involved in The Strand Group seminar series there.

In 2009 Keegan received a CBE for services to journalism.

Paul Merton

Paul James Martin known professionally as Paul Merton, is an English writer, actor, comedian, radio and television presenter.

Known for his improvisation skill, Merton's humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and sometimes dark comedy. He has been ranked by critics, fellow comedians and viewers to be among Britain's greatest comedians. He is well known for his regular appearances as a team captain on the BBC panel game Have I Got News for You, and as the former host of Room 101, as well as for several appearances on the original British version of the improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?

He appears as a panellist regularly on Radio 4's Just a Minute. He has also appeared as one of the Comedy Store's Comedy Store Players.

Christopher Howse

Writer and assistant editor at the Daily Telegraph.

He is a regular contributor to the Spectator. His books include The Train in Spain, Sacred Mysteries and A Pilgrim in Spain.

Christopher Howse writes about the world's faiths, especially Christianity. He also comments frequently and blogs on the uses and abuses of the English language.

Tom Holland

Actor and Dancer

A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he is best known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), having appeared in five films: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

Holland previously appeared on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in London's West End in 2008, and other major films include The Impossible (2012), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and The Lost City of Z (2016). He is also set to voice Walter Beckett in Spies in Disguise (2019) and Jip in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020). Holland has also signed on to star in The Devil All the Time, Onward and as Nathan Drake in Uncharted (all 2020).

In 2017, Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award.