Notable alumni

  Sir Michael Woodruff

Performed the first ever kidney transplant his contributions to surgery were important and long-lasting. He established a large transplant unit in Edinburgh that remains one of the world's best.

  Professor David Berry

Fellow of the Dental College of Surgeons of England 1986 


Dunja Aksentijevic

Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Division, British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence, Rayne Institute, Kings College London, Lecturer in Medicine, Oriel College Oxford, Senior Member, Oxford University Polo Club



Sir Nick Harvey

Liberal Democrat MP


John Baron

Conservative MP


Harold Arthur Watkinson

The Right Honourable Viscount Watkinson and Conservative MP


Sir Robert Hart

Inspector-General of China's Imperial Maritime Customs Service 1863–1907


Sir George Shenton

Mayor of Perth, Western Australia 


Sir Robert Bond

Prime Minister of Newfoundland 1900 – 1909


Richard Lewis

Mayor of Swansea


Peter Mitchell

Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1978


Arthur Henry Reginald Buller

Mycologist and President of the Royal Society of Canada


John Passmore Widgery OBE

Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales


Sir Christopher John Pitchford

Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales


Augustus Molade Akiwumi

Judge, Second Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana


Dr Hartley Booth

Former lawyer to Margaret Thatcher, strategic advisor to Gregg Latchams Solicitors and Notaries.


George Leighton Seager, Baron Leighton of St Mellons

Shipping Magnate


Arthur Wareham

British Newspaper Editor

Sir Alexander Durie  

Sir Alexander Durie

Sir Alexander rose from a mail clerk with Shell-Mex & BP in 1933 to become its managing director. In 1964 he was appointed director-general of the Automobile Association (AA) and undertook the wholesale modernisation of the motoring organisation for which he was knighted in 1977, when he retired from executive duties. He was also a prominent figure in the affairs of Surrey County Cricket Club, the British Institute of Management and many educational and financial organisations.


James Howard Williams (Elephant Bill) OBE

Army Officer and Author James was a British soldier and elephant expert in Burma, known for his work during the Burma Campaign in the Second World War, and for his 1950 book Elephant Bill. He was awarded the OBE in 1945.


Saleem d’Aronville

Top British Fashion Designer

Saleem is based in Tokyo. In 2003, he launched Orihica, a brand he developed for Aoki Holdings Inc., one of Japan’s top fashion retailers. As its creative director, Saleem built Orihica into a major label with 65 stores around the country. The brand’s beautifully tailored suits and shirts, made unique with fine detailing, are a hit with business people.


Phoebe Garlick

Fashion Designer and Founder of Henry Hunt Clothing


Pete Honess

BAFTA award winning Hollywood Film Editor, L.A. Confidential


Paul Arditti

Awarded TONY Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical 2009, Billy Elliot the Musical


Carrie Davis

Former BBC Radio 1 Sports Analyst


Rupert Ward Lewis


Played the part of PC Don Wetherby in the TV Series Heartbeat


Thomas Carter


Tom has performed in the following productions since leaving the Guildhall, London.  Onassis, The Real Thing, Damn Yankees


Eugene Akiwumi



Charles Way

Children’s Playwright


Clare Donoghue

Author: Crime Novels

After ten years in London, working for a City law firm, Clare moved back to her home town in Somerset to undertake an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University. The Watcher is her first novel and in 2011, whilst still an unpublished manuscript, was long-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger.


Lloyd Figgins

British Adventurer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

In December 2011 Lloyd set off from Agadir in Morocco to row across the Atlantic with his rowing partner, Dave Whiddon. Along the way they encountered shipping, would-be pirates, sharks, storms and huge seas. The journey took 60 days 17 hours and in completing the row, they became the first pair ever to cross the Atlantic non-stop using the notorious Morocco to Caribbean route.


Andrew S C Ehrenberg

Lecturer in Statistics at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and Professor of Marketing, South Bank University

Kenneth Maxwell  

Professor Kenneth Maxwell

Professor of History at Harvard University and Founding Director of the Brazil Studies at Harvard's David Rockefeller Centre for Latin American Studies. A member of the United States Council on Foreign Relations and head of its Latin American Studies Programme for 15 years. A weekly columnist for Folha de Sao Paulo since 2007.

We are very proud of our alumni and the achievements they have made. If you know of any other former pupils who you feel should be listed please contact the OQA team on 01823 340805.



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