Famous and Interesting Alumni

Sidcot is a very different place and, as you might expect, our famous and notable alumni come from very diverse walks of life:

  • Stuart Armfield: 1927-1933, Artist
  • Caroline Adams: 1960-1967, Youth Worker
  • Tim Bevan: 1969-1974, Co-Owner of Working Title Films and Film Producer
  • Percy Bigland: 1867-1872, Portrait Painter
  • Nick Broomfield: 1959-1965, Documentary Film Maker
  • James Brown: 1939-1945, Oboist
  • Corder Catchpool: 1898-1900, Founder member of Friends Ambulance Unit and later imprisoned as a Conscientious Objector
  • Edward Theodore Compton: 1861-1864, Landscape Painter
  • Professor Lawrence Paul Garrod: 1909 - 1913, worked with Sir Alexander Fleming on the penicillin "discovery" and trials
  • Ernest Pease Hodgkin: 1920-1926, development of Marine Science, Western Australia
  • Sophia Hughes: 1963-1965, Artist, Sculpture and Potter
  • Francis Arnold Knight: 1862-1866 (student) 1866-1873 (staff), Topographical Author
  • Frederick Knott: 1926-29, Playwright (‘Dial M for Murder’, ‘Wait until Dark’)
  • Robert Lusty: 1921-1926, Publisher and Journalist
  • Douglas Macmillan: 1897-1900, founder Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Sir George Newman: 1881-1884, First Chief Medical Officer to the Ministry of Health
  • Stephen Peet: 1933-1938, Documentary Film Maker
  • Brian Priestman: 1938-1943, Conductor
  • John Barclay Pick: 1933-1939, Journalist and Author (The Last Valley)
  • Charles Handley-Read: 1926-1930, Architectural Historian
  • Robert Milner Shackleton FRS: 1921-1927, Professor of Geology
  • Colin Skeaping: 1958-1962, Stuntman
  • Homer Sykes: 1960-1967, Photographer and Photo Journalist
  • Richard Tangye: 1847-1848 and then apprentice teacher 1848-1952, Engineer
  • Mary Tregear: 1934-1942, Art Historian
  • Johnnie Walker: 1961-1966 Producer/Director Children's Animation Bumper Films BAFTA &  Emmy nominated "Fireman Sam".
  • Anthony Waller: 1972-1978, Film Director (Mute Witness, An American Werewolf in Paris)
  • Zoë Wanamaker: 1964-1965, American-born English actress
  • Deborah Warner: 1970-1975, Stage and Film Director
  • Vincent Watts: 1951-1958, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (1997–2002)
  • Peter Way: 1948-1954, Novelist and Journalist
  • Justin Webb: 1972-1979, Journalist and Presenter, BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme

If you know of someone who should have a place on this list please contact the Development Office.

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