Kibwe Tavares

Architect and film-maker

Michael Caine


Mark Stone

Operatic baritone

Pascal Anson

Artist and mentor on BBC TV's "The Big Painting Challenge"

Paul Deegan

Mountaineer and environmentalist

John Galliano

Fashion Designer

Stephen Beckett


Martin Hemming

Journalist (The Sunday Times)

Glenn Moore

Stand-up comedian and presenter

Justin Audibert

Theatrical Director

The school has a large number of distinguished old boys. A great many have gone on to make significant contributions in a wide variety of fields and some have even become famous!


Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, better known as the actor Michael Caine
Stephen Jenkins, stage name Stephen Beckett, actor with regular roles in Coronation Street and The Bill
Glenn Moore, comedian who has made appearances on BBC TV’s Mock the Week
Mark Stone, opera singer (baritone) — top banner picture (Gerald Barry's Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Royal Opera House London, 2020; photo: Clive Barda)
Andrew Kazamia, actor with a regular role in London's Burning, playwright and film-maker
Tim Hudson, actor

Academic and Arts

John Galliano, CBE, RDI, fashion designer
Kibwe Tavares, architect and film-maker
Justin Audibert, Artistic Director of the Chichester Festival Theatre
Pascal Anson, artist and designer; mentor on BBC TV's The Big Painting Challenge
Simon Furman, comic book writer, particularly associated with Transformers
Harry Golombek, OBE, Chess Grandmaster
Roy Porter, historian
Sir Norman Reid, former director of the Tate Gallery
Peter Walcot, Professor of Classics
Matthew Todd, playwright, comedian and journalist, editor of Attitude magazine 2008–2016
Martin Hemming (BPA Travel Journalist of the Year Award 2018), Tim Rayment and Ben Webster, feature writers at the Sunday Times
Harry Harmer, historical biographer, also writes narrative history under the pen name James Parris


Stephen Barker, MB BS BSc MS FRCS, Senior Lecturer in Surgery and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, University College London
Dr Nicholas Losseff, MD FRCP, neurologist
Paul Deegan, mountaineer and environmentalist
Dr Alisdair Harris, conservationist; founder and director of Blue Ventures
Sir Lewis Fermor, OBE DSc FRS
Sir James Jeans, OM, MA, DSc, ScD, astronomer
George Barker Jeffery, mathematician
Dr George Druce Lander, FRS, chemist
R. H. J. Swan, FRCS, eminent surgeon of Guy's and the Royal Cancer Hospital


Trevor Hunter, QC and County Court Judge
Alexander Walker, Assessor of the City of Glasgow


Capt. Harold Auten, VC, DSC, RD, "Q-Ship" commander in the First World War, author of "Q" Boat Adventures and later executive Vice-President of the Rank Organisation
Sir Alan Cobham, KBE, AFC, pioneer aviator (first flight from Britain to Australia in 1926 and pioneer of air-to-air refuelling)
H. E. Funnell, DSO
H. Harbord, DSO
Major-General H. A. J. Sturge, CB, former Vice-Chairman of the Governors

Business and Politics

Lt. Col. W. R. Bowden, Founder Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors
F. L. Brown, CMG, MC and bar, secretary to the Duke of Windsor during the Duke's period as Governor-General of the Bahamas
Mr Deputy C. G. Dickson, former Sheriff of the City of London
Charles Samuel Garland, MP and industrialist
Paul Geddes, CEO of QA Ltd.
B. A. Glanvill, JP, former mayor of Bromley and High Sheriff of Kent
Ernest Partridge, MP and industrialist
Aaron Porter, President of the National Union of Students 2010-11


The Rt. Revd. Dr. Brian Colin Castle, Bishop of Tonbridge
Dr W. R. Matthews, KCVO, DD, DLitt, former Dean of St Paul's Cathedral
The Rt. Revd. H. A. Wilson, CBE, DD, former Bishop of Chelmsford

Please see also the Alumni section of this web site. The Old Wilsonians Sports Club web site can be found at

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