The Perse School
 

Notable Alumni

Old Perseans have made an impact in a wide range of fields

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    Edward Henry Palmer

    Edward Henry Palmer (1840-82) was on orientalist, linguist, journalist, barrister, amateur conjuror and for...

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    Robert Tordoff (1996)

    Robert Tordoff, Associate Professor of ancient Greek and Latin language at York University Canada, whose re...

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    Prof Andrew Wilson (1986)

    Prof Andrew Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, University of Oxford, and Co-Director...

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    F. R. Leavis (1914)

    Frank Raymond Leavis was one of the most potent single influences on English studies in the earlier and mid...

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    Brian Lister (1943)

    Brian Lister (1926-2014) was one of Britain’s foremost post-war racing car designers and manufacturers, a...

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    Dr George Pattison (1968)

    Leading British systematic theologian Dr George Pattison was Dean of King’s College, Cambridge for a deca...

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    Mel Calman (1949)

    Mel Calman (1931-94) was the cartoonist whose perplexed little men reacted to the day’s events in Dai...

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    Dr Julian Huppert (1996)

    Dr Julian Huppert is a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this, he was the Libera...

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    Prof Joshua Landy (1976)

    Joshua Landy is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French, Professor of Comparative Literature, and co-dire...

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    Sir Peter Hall CBE (1949)

    Sir Peter Hall CBE (1949), a theatre and film director who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and was Di...

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    Ronald Norrish (1916)

    Ronald Norrish (1897-1978) was joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1967 for the study of extre...

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    William Reeve (1990)

    William Reeve is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded a number of companies, including LOVEFiLM.com. He has...

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    Prof John Clarke (1961)

    California-based John Clarke is Professor of Experimental Physics at UC Berkeley. Professor in the Graduate...

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    Dr Javid Abdelmoneim (1997)

    Dr Javid Abdelmoneim is a specialist in emergency medicine and former ‘flying doctor’ with MSF ...

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    Humphrey Jennings

    Humphrey Jennings (1907-50) was a documentary filmmaker. His work Pandaemonium, 1660–1886: The Coming of ...

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    Tom Findlay (2007)

    Tom Findlay is a DJ and one half of the group Groove Armada, who are well known for their chill-out music. ...

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    Dr Philip Graham (1949)

    Dr Philip Graham spent most of his working life as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Stre...

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    Dr Henry Baker (1884)

    Dr Baker, whose father was a butler, attended a number of small schools in Cambridge before gaining a schol...

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    John Steele (1982)

    John Steele followed his career as a professional rugby player with posts as CEO of the RFU and UK Sport, a...

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    William Neil McKechnie

    Group Captain William Neil McKechnie was a pilot in the Royal Air Force who was awarded the Empire Gallantr...

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    Alastair Whatley (2002)

    Director, actor and producer, Alistair Whatley is the Artistic Director of The Original Theatre Company.

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    George Shackle

    George Shackle (1903-1992) was regarded as one of the country’s most original economists. He challenged ...

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    Ben Gamble (2007)

    Ben Gamble, pioneering entrepreneur in the augmented reality and wearable technology sector. Founder and CT...

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    The Rev Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS (1948)

    The Rev Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS is a theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest. P...

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    David Gilmour CBE (1964)

    Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Gilmour is best known for his work as the guitarist and...

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    Josef Behrmann (1939)

    A survivor of the Holocaust and key witness at the Nuremburg Trials, Josef Behrmann was an actor and a tire...

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    Colin McFarlane (1980)

    Colin McFarlane is a Hollywood and television actor and voice artist. After leaving The Perse he studied Dr...

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    Prof Jim Salzman (1981)

    Prof Jim Salzman holds joint appointments at the University of California (UCLA and UC, Santa Barbara) as t...

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    Sir Mark Potter (1955)

    Sir Mark Potter is an English judge who was President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice fo...

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    Sir William Scott Farren

    Sir William Scott Farren (1892 – 1970) was an aeronautical engineer who masterminded the advanced des...

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    Sir George Thomson (1910)

    Sir George Thomson (1892-1975), joint winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for establishing that electrons behave...

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    Dr Jerry Toner (1986)

    Dr Jerry Toner, a fellow at Churchill College, expert on Roman social and cultural history, and author of s...

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    Dr Melanie Rodgers (1999)

    Dr Melanie Rodgers is a geophysicist and volcanologist at the University of Oxford.

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