jengafer Posted February 13, 2007 Share Posted February 13, 2007 Mika is one from the bottom!!! a right bunch of high achievers! Notice Dido is in there too List of former pupils of Westminster School From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from List of former pupils of Westminster) Jump to: navigation, search The following people were educated at Westminster School, and are sometimes listed with OW (Old Westminster) after their name (collectively, OWW) There are over a thousand Old Westminsters listed in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography so these are necessarily a small sample: All persons are British unless otherwise stated. 5 19th century 6 20th century  19th century John Nelson Darby (1800 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1882), Irish clergyman Thomas Henry Lister (1800 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1842), novelist and first Registrar General Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover (1802 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1867), Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings responsible for, amongst others, the current Palace of Westminster, likely to have given his name to Big Ben Zerah Colburn (1804 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1840), Canadian child mathematics prodigy Sir Robert Joseph Phillimore (1810 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1885), Judge of the Arches Gilbert Abbott ÃƒÂ Beckett (1811 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1856), writer Sir Charles Dilke, 1st Baronet (1811 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1869) reformer, instigator of the Great Exhibition Henry Mayhew (1812 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1887), reforming and satirical journalist, chronicler of London's poor and founder of Punch George Henty (1832 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1902), author of more than 80 popular books for boys Sir Edward Poynter (1836 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1919), painter Sir Charles Dilke, 2nd Baronet (1843 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1911), Liberal statesman William Knox D'Arcy (1849 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1917), entrepreneur Sir Guy Francis Laking (1875-1919), art historian and Keeper of the London Museum Sir K. A. C. Creswell (1879 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1974), architectural historian specialising in Egyptian Islamic architecture A. A. Milne (1882 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1956), author and journalist Hussein Ala (1883-), Prime Minister of Iran Henry Tizard (1885 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1959), scientist and inventor Sir Adrian Boult (1889 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1984), conductor Edgar Adrian (1889 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1977), scientist and Nobel Prizewinner Oliver Lyttelton, 1st Viscount Chandos (1893 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1972), Cabinet Minister during World War II, chaiman of the National Theatre Board  20th century Gregory Dix (1902-1952), liturgical scholar Patrick Hamilton (1904 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1962), novelist and playwright Sir John Gielgud (1904 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2000), actor and director Sir John Aitken ( 1910 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1985), Conservative newspaper owner H. A. R. "Kim" Philby (1912 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1988), agent who defected to USSR 1963 Professor Sir Richard Doll, CH FRS (1912 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2005), epidemiologist Sir Richard Stone (1913 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1991), Nobel prizewinner Angus Wilson (1913 - 1991), novelist Norman Parkinson, (1913 - 1990), photographer Sir William Deakin ( 1913 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2005), historian and literary assistant to Winston Churchill John Freeman (b. 1915), Labour politician, broadcaster, diplomat and television chairman Sir Andrew Huxley FRS (b. 1917), scientist Cecil Gould (1918 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1994), art historian Brian Urquhart (b. 1919) UN undersecretary-general and pioneer of peacekeeping Sir Peter Ustinov (1921 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2004), actor, writer and director Michael Flanders and Donald Swann (1922 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1975 and 1923 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1994), performers, writers and musicians Michael Havers (1923 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1992), lord chancellor Neville Sandelson (1923 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2002), founder member of the SDP Richard Wollheim (1923 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2003), philosopher Michael Hamburger (b. 1924), literary critic Colin Turnbull (1924 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1994), anthropologist Tony Benn (b. 1925), politician Peter Brook (b. 1925), theatre director Anthony Sampson (1926 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2004) , author, founder member of the SDP Sir Crispin Tickell (b. 1930), environmentalist, diplomat and academic Nigel, Lord Lawson (b. 1932), former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer Anthony Howard (b. 1934), journalist Sir Roger Norrington (b. 1934), musician Simon Gray (b. 1936), playwright William Cookson (1939 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2004), literary critic Julian, Lord Hunt,(b. 1942), climate change authority and Labour peer Peter Bottomley (b. 1944), Conservative politician Peter Asher and Gordon Waller (b. 1944 and 1945), musicians Andrew, Lord Lloyd-Webber (b. 1948), musician and producer Martin Amis (b. 1949), novelist Stephen Poliakoff (b. 1952), playwright Michael Attenborough (b.1952), theatre director Chris Huhne (b. 1954), Liberal Democrat politician Adam Mars-Jones (b. 1954), novelist and critic Nigel Planer (b. 1955), novelist and actor James Robbins (b.1955), BBC diplomatic correspondent Tim Gardam (b. 1955), journalist and educator, former director of Channel 4 Tim Sebastian (b. 1956) , television correspondent and interviewer Andrew Graham-Dixon (b. 1956), broadcaster and art historian Dominic Grieve (b. 1956), Conservative politician, shadow Attorney-General Robin Griffith Jones (b. 1956), senior Anglican Dominic Lawson (b. 1956), journalist Shane McGowan (b. 1957), musician James Lasdun (b. 1957), novelist Timothy Winter (b. 1960), islamic scholar Imogen Stubbs (b. 1961), actress Matt Frei (b. 1963), foreign correspondent for BBC News Ian Bostridge (b. 1964), tenor singer Helena Bonham Carter (b. 1966), actress Noreena Hertz (b. 1967), economist and author Gavin Rossdale (b. 1967), musician and actor Julian Anderson (b. 1967), composer Nick Clegg (b.1967), Liberal Democrat politician Ruth Kelly MP (b. 1968), former Education Secretary Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish (b. 1968 and 1969), TV performers and journalists Marcel Theroux (b. 1969), novelist Louis Theroux (b. 1970), broadcaster Tobias Hill (b. 1970), poet and novelist Dido Armstrong (b. 1971), musician under the name of "Dido" Paul Roffman (b. 1972), actor Martha Lane Fox (b. 1973), dot.com entrepreneur James Reynolds (b. 1974), Middle East correspondent for BBC News Conrad Shawcross (b. 1977), artist Christian Coulson (b. 1978), actor Benjamin Yeoh (b. 1978), playwright James Brandon (b. 1980), journalist Alice Eve (b. 1982), actress Mica Penniman (b. 1983), musician under the name "Mika" Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_pupils_of_Westminster_School" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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