Notable Alumni

Lindsay Anderson
(1923 – 1994)
Director & Critic
Julian Asquith
2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
Christopher Charles Richard Battiscombe
Former Ambassador to Algeria (1990-4) and Jordan (1994-7)
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Sir William Richard BenyonFormer MP for Buckingham, Berkshire landowner and former High Sheriff of Berkshire
Simon BerryChairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, Wine & Spirit merchants, St James’s
Raymond Bonham-Carter
(1929 – 2004)
Leading banker, (father of Helena)
General Sir Robert “Bobbie” Bray
GBE, KCB, DSO (1908 – 1983)
Deputy Supreme Commander Europe of
NATO’s Allied Command Europe
Richard Bridgeman7th Earl of Bradford
Arthur Patrick Chichester8th Marquess of Donegall
Major General RL Clutterbuck
Colonel Commandant, Royal Engineers and senior university lecturer
Douglas Cochrane15th Earl of Dundonald
Sir James Croft, Bt.11th Baronet
Malcolm William Mackenzie Davidson3rd Viscount Davidson
Peter Dickinson
Author; OBE for services to literature
Frank Gardner
BBC security correspondent
Sir Richard GaskellPresident of the Law Society, Knight Principal
of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor
Vice Admiral GrayWWII naval commander
Sir Michael GryllsMP, father of “Bear” Grylls
D P Heathcoat-AmoryFormerly Paymaster-General and MP for the Somerset constituency of Wells
Michael FitzGerald Heathcoat-AmoryFormer High Sheriff of Devon
Robert Jocelyn10th Earl of Roden
Sir Osbert Lancaster
CBE (1908 – 1986)
Piers de LaszloArtist
Percy “Laddie” Lucas
CBE, DSO, DFC (1915 – 1998)
WWII airman, author & MP
Donald Maclean
(1913 – 1983)
British diplomat, Soviet spy, KGB colonel
Sir Laurie MagnusInvestment banker, Deputy Chairman of the National Trust and Trustee of the Barbican Centre Trust
Christopher Makins2nd Baron Sherfield, Anglo-American diplomat, foreign policy expert, author
César Mange de Hauke
(1911 – 13)
International art collector and benefactor to the British Museum
Hon T J MannersChairman of the issuing Houses Association
Jonathan NeameChief Executive of Shepherd Neame
Airey Neave
DSO, OBE, MC (1916 – 1979)
Soldier, Colditz escapee, barrister & MP
Francis Newall2nd Baron Newall, businessman, diplomat and politician
The Rt. Hon Sir Martin NourseAttorney General to the Duchy of Lancaster 1976-1980, Lord Justice of Appeal 1985, Acting Master of the Rolls 2000
Robert d’OrleansComte de la Marche
John Palmer
4th Earl of Selborne, Conservative Peer, Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology 2006-
Matthew ParrishOlympic rower
Mark Shand
Travel writer and conservationist. Brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Lord Ponsonby of ShulbredeChairman of the GLC, Labour Chief Whip 1982-1990
John Raven
Classical scholar
Philip RemnantChairman of the Shareholder Executive
General Sir Charles Richardson
Chief Royal Engineer
Clive Rouse
MBE (1901 – 1997)
Alan RoxburghEton top scholar, great nephew of Stowe’s founding head
Sir Charles Saumarez-SmithChief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts
Oliver SaxbyQueen’s Counsel
Philip John Algernon Sidney2nd Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Kent and former soldier
Lyulph Stanley7th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 6th Baron Eddisbury and 7th Baron Sheffield
Major-General Michael Tennant
Director of the Royal Artillery 1991-4, Chairman of the CCF Association
The Rt. Rev. Michael WhinneyBishop of Southwell, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens