Duncan Shoosmith – Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Artist, Duncan Shoosmith (SU 1982-87) has been crowned Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 in the final of the competition which was screened on Tuesday April 16. As part of the prize he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Tom Jones, shown in the above photo. You can find out more about […]

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Morshead helps The Cricketer to National Award

THE work of Sam Morshead (LI 2000-05), Digital Editor at the Cricketer, has helped The Cricketer win the Outstanding Online Coverage of Domestic Cricket award in the ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards. The prize, which has been claimed by BBC Online and ESPNcricinfo in recent years, reflects both The Cricketer’s commitment to the county game […]

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Packard’s Production Wins Gold

TEACH A Man to Fish – produced by Ian Packard (BH 2003-08) – received the prestigious Gold Arrow award for ‘Best Student Commercial’ at this year’s British Arrows CRAFT Awards, which took place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 in London. Teach A Man to Fish was made as part of the school’s Bridges to Industry […]

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OM’s show on BBC Radio 6

THIS Friday on BBC Radio 6, Lewis Borg-Cardona’s (BH 1973-77) latest network radio show airs. Steve Levine presents two hours of ‘Alternative 80s: An Insider’s History Of Pop’, sitting in for Iggy Pop (7-9pm), as part of the BBC’s ‘My Generations 1980s’ strand. The show is programmed and written by Lewis, with interviewees including Midge […]

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Perrins awarded an honorary degree

ROBERT Perrins (SU 1979-83) has been awarded an honorary degree to mark the 50th Anniversary of Aston University’s award of a Royal Charter and status as a University. 23 honorary degrees were awarded to prominent Aston graduates, luminaries and leading figures from throughout the University’s history. Robert graduated with an honours degree in Geological sciences […]

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Running the Penine Way

NICK Allport (SU 2006-11) will set out to run the Pennine Way starting on Monday 15th August. Along with a childhood friend, Nick will be attempting to run the 268-miles along the Penine Way. “We have split it up into ten marathon length sections, which we are attempting to run back to back in ten […]

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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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Polio Children wins first Charity Clarity award

POLIO Children a UK and US based charity has been awarded the first Charity Clarity award organised by the Asian Voice group of newspapers. The Charity originating in Ilford was awarded in the fundraising category at the inaugural ceremony held last Friday at the Sheraton hotel, Park Lane, London. The award was given in recognition […]

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Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Beney (MO 1989-91) and the team at Welcome to Yorkshire who won the BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award: Show Garden. Click here for the full story.

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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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Royal honour for O’Donovan

TIM O’Donovan was honoured to receive the Royal Maundy from Her Majesty The Queen in St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Thursday 24th March 2016. 84-year old O’Donovan has authored the annual survey of Royal Family engagements published in The Times since 1979. He is also a retired lay steward for St George’s Chapel, and said […]

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Price included in BIMA Top 100

Alex Price (LI 2006-11) has been named as one of the ‘top 100 most influential people in digital’ by the British Interactive Media Association, the youngest person to ever make the list aged 23. BIMA represents Britain’s digital industry – founded in 1985, BIMA is now one of the most widely respected names in the […]

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High Sheriff of Dorset

SIR Philip Williams (LI 1963-68) has been ‘pricked’ at a 1,000 year tradition to appoint a High Sheriff of Dorset. The names of nominees are pricked on vellum so they could not avoid the position which was an unpopular and dangerous role – the first incumbent fell foul of irate Vikings in Weymouth while collecting […]

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Constantin Atnas (SU 1993-96)

CONGRATULATIONS to Constantin Atnas (SU 1993-96) who has been elected to the Foreign Trade Council of the Austrian Federal Economic Chambers. This is a 20-member panel representing Austria’s exporting industries and companies. Congratulations are also due to his sister, Catherine ‘Kiki’ Atnas (SU 1996-98), who has recently completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the […]

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Former Master presented with Legion d’honneur

FORMER Master John Dancy was among 21 Second World War veterans from across Cornwall presented the Legion d’honneur by Alain Sibril the French Honorary Counsel at a ceremony in Truro on Thursday 3rd March. The French Government has been awarding the Légion d’honneur to D-Day veterans to honour and thank those who fought and risked […]

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Katyuli’s Work Recognised

CONGRATULATIONS to Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998–2003) who has just completed her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also been short-listed for the Victoria and Albert Museum illustration prize in the Student Category for her illustrations for Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Flush’. Katyuli’s work can be seen at the Graduation […]

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Pennington’s Performance Recognised

CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Pennington (PR 1957-61) who has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the 2016 Olivier Awards for his performance as Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale. The ceremony is at the Royal Opera House on the Sunday 3rd April. Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Gatiss for Three […]

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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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