King Lear In Brooklyn

MICHAEL Pennington (PR 1957-61), who toured as Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear this year, has published a book about his experiences. “King Lear In Brooklyn” is Pennington’s meditations on grappling with Shakespeare’s greatest role, and gives a fascinating insight into the punishing mental and physical impact the role can have on those who […]

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Gold Award Winner

LAST year’s BBC Radio 2 series 30 Years Man And Boy, A Calmer Chameleon: The Boy George Story, was written and produced by Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77). The programme, for Magnum Opus Broadcasting, has just won a Gold Award at the 2016 New York Festivals ‘World’s Best Radio Programs‘ competition. Click here to list Add […]

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BAFTA Winner

IT has just come to our attention that Matt Reid (CO 1985-90) won his first BAFTA last year (2015) as part of the team on “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His other documentary work has included “Jon Richardson Grows Up” and “Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work”. Matt – told the College that he made […]

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Coffee Logs launched by Bio-Bean

ARTHUR Kay (PR 2004-09) is bio-bean’s founder and CEO. In two years, he has grown the bio-bean team to 25 and built the world’s first waste coffee recycling factory. He is now launching their latest product – Coffee Logs – recycling coffee waste into biofuel you can use in the home. Find out more about […]

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Passion Pods

Having ignored advice “not to pursue the career path she wanted to because it was too competitive”, Emily Chiswell (SU 2000–02) has become a successful continuity announcer on BBC 1 and 2 and voiceover artist. As a result she has set up www.passionpods.co.uk with the aim of inspiring and encouraging young people to seek out […]

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Suffragan Bishop of Dorking: Jo Wells

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury’s chaplain, the Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells (B3 1981-83), will be the fifth bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford. Wells, 50, studied at the University of Minnesota and from 2005 to 2013 was the director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School in […]

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Award Winning AHMM

JONATHAN Hall’s (C1 1974-1979) firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) recently won the RIBA Stirling prize for architecture for 2015 for Burntwood School. Jonathan has also been involved in the recently completed award winning schemes; Sunshine House, a Children’s Development Centre in Southwark, and housing developments at Church Street and Crown Street Buildings. Jonathan has […]

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Monsters met with spectacular reviews

THE spectacular reviews for MONSTERS by Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003) keep rolling in. The novel was named by James Dawson in The Guardian as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2015. The Financial Times writes: “Any lingering echoes of the Famous Five rattling around Cornish coves are banished forever by this dark tale… a […]

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Shepherd appointed executive director of Theatre503

ANDREW Shepherd (LI 1993-98) has been appoint Executive Director of Theatre503, replacing Jeremy Woodhouse. Shepherd is the founder of theatre company ACS Random, which he set up in 2002 and which focuses on developing new writing. He will join the south London theatre when Woodhouse leaves in February to become associate producer for English Touring […]

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Lorimer catches the eye

RORY Lorimer (C1 2009-14) has caught the eye of the Scottish Exiles with some impressive performances for Exeter University. Lorimer is on the radar of the Scottish Exiles in the South West, a region that stretches from Wiltshire to Cornwall. During his College days, he played hooker or open side and was a part of […]

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