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Famous Old Boys

There is no such a thing as a typical Fullerian.  We have amongst our Old Boys sportsmen, clergymen, medics, lawyers, academics, businessmen, writers, philanthropists, actors and artists. What they all share is the School ethos which has for generations inspired intellectual curiosity, a competitive spirit, creative thinking, social responsibility and leadership.  Most of all it has nurtured friendships and an affection for the School. Some notable Old Boys include :




  • Gerald Moore (1899–1987), piano accompanist
  • Edgar Anstey (1907–1987), documentary film pioneer
  • Eric Robinson (1908–1974), BBC television music presenter-conductor
  • Air Vice Marshall Robert Bateson (1914 -) RAF Officer led the raid on Gestapo Headquarters during the Second World War. ADC to the Queen
  • Terence Otway (1914–2006), commander of the paratroop assault on the Merville Battery on D-Day
  • Peter Laslett (1915–2001), historian
  • Reverend Canon Arthur Peacocke (1924–2006), theologian and evolutionist
  • Raymond Barkway (1926 - ) Represented Great Britain in the 110 metre hurdles in the London Olympic Games in 1948
  • Terry Scott (1927–1994), actor and comedian
  • Dr John David Keith Burton CBE. MVO (1929 - 2004), Coroner to the Royal Household
  • John Clark (1932– ), actor and director
  • Donald WJ Anthony (1933 - 2012) Represented Great Britain in the Hammer Throw during the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne and dedicated his life to the Olympic Movement
  • A.D. (Tony) Nuttall (1937–2008), professor of English at Sussex and Oxford
  • George Walker (1942– ), director general of the International Baccalaureate Organization
  • David Crighton (1942–2000), professor of applied mathematics, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge
  • John Grillo (1942– ), theatre, film and television actor and playwright
  • Dr Eric Albone, Research Associate at the Centre for Public Engagement & Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association
  • Sir Ian Prosser (1943– ), , chairman of Bass plc, later Six Continents
  • Sir Andrew Davis (1944– ), orchestral conductor
  • Rt Revd John Hind (1945– ), Bishop of Chichester
  • Michael Rosen (1946– ), poet, writer and radio presenter, Children's Laureate
  • John Taylor (1946– ) Former Wales and British Lions rugby player and Managing Director of the London Welsh Rugby Club 
  • John Hardy  (1935–2011), Professor of Physics at the University of Nebraska
  • David Sullivan (1949– ), publisher and Chairman of West Ham United FC
  • Professor Philip A Jones (1950 - ) Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University 
  • Adrian Leaper (1953– ), orchestral conductor
  • Michael Purton, principal horn, Hallé Orchestra, record producer
  • Michael Thompson (1954– ), principal horn, Philharmonia Orchestra, horn soloist, professor, Royal Academy of Music
  • Simon Munnery, comedian and comedy writer
  • Geoffrey James, Assistant Division Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • Dr Simon Boxall, lecturer in Oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
  • David Pyatt (1974– ), Principal Horn London Symphony Orchestra. Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 1988
  • Josh Lewsey (1976– ), England rugby player
  • Don Barrell ( 1986 - ) Saracens rugby player 


 and some notable teachers include: 

  • Sir Stanley Rous (football referee and FIFA president) was an assistant master (sports) 1921–1934
  • Harry Rée (educationist and wartime member of the Special Operations Executive) was headmaster 1951–1962
  • George Walker (director general of the International Baccalaureate Organization) was a chemistry teacher 1966–1968.
  • Sir John Holman (Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York and Senior Education Adviser for The Wellcome Trust, Master of the Salters' Company and  former Centre Director at the National Science Learning Centre)  Headmaster 1994-2000