List of Old Olavians
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- Prof H. B. Acton (1908–1974), Professor of Philosophy from 1945–64 at Bedford College (London), Director from 1962–4 of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and President from 1952–3 of the Aristotelian Society
- Prof Sir William Ashley (1860–1927), economic historian, Professor of Economic History from 1892–1901 at Harvard University, and Professor of Commerce from 1901–25 at the University of Birmingham
- Prof Richard Bird, Professor of Computation from 1996–2008 at the University of Oxford and Director from 1998–2003 of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory
- Prof David Conway, philosopher
- Prof Harold Ellis CBE, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry
- William Heberden FRS, (1710–1801) physician, coined the term 'Angina pectoris'
- Prof Peter Littlewood FRS, Professor of Physics since 1997 at the University of Cambridge, and Head of the Cavendish Laboratory since 2005
- Charles W Lloyd, The Master of Dulwich College from 1967 to 1975
- Prof Sir Desmond Arthur Pond, Professor of Psychiatry, Chief Scientist at the Department of Health and Social Security.
- Arnold Powell (1889–1963), headmaster and clergyman
- Alfred Barton Rendle FRS, Botanist
- Sir Michael Scholar, (born 1942) President, St John's College, Oxford since 2001, and Chairman since 2008 of the UK Statistics Authority
- Prof Thomas Frederick Tout, (1855–1929) historian, Professor of History from 1890–1925 at the University of Manchester, President from 1910–2 of the Historical Association
- Sir Leon Bagrit, pioneer of automation; Chairman and Managing Director of Elliot Automation Ltd. Since 1963, and Deputy Chairman of English Electric Company since 1967; a director of the Royal Opera House; Reith Lecturer 1964.
- Craig Boundy, CEO, Global Operations, Logica CMG
- Most Rev. Leonard James Beecher CMG, Bishop of Mombasa 1953–1964; Archbishop of East Africa 1960
- Rt Rev John Boys, Bishop of Lebombo from 1948–51, and of Kimberley and Kuruman from 1951–60
- Rt Rev George Eric Gordon, Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1966–74
- John Harvard, (1607–1638) founder of Harvard University
- Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener, theologian
- William Sherlock, (1641–1707) English church leader
- William Van Mildert, (1765–1836) Bishop of Durham; founder of the University of Durham
- Peter Sterry, theologian, Oliver Cromwell’s private chaplain
Politics and public service
- Sir William Artherton (1806-1864), Attorney General from 1861-1863, MP for Durham City from 1852-1864
- Aaron Bell, Conservative MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP since 2004 for Yorkshire and the Humber
- Frederick Boland (1904-1985), Irish diplomat, president of the General Assembly of the United Nations
- Abba Eban, (1915–2002) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations; Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs; Israeli Deputy Prime Minister
- Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton, (1830–1911) politician
- Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton (1904-1989), National Liberal and Conservative MP for Luton from 1950–63, Postmaster General from 1953–7, and Chairman from 1967–77 of the Board of Governors of the BBC
- Sir Charles Edward Lewis, Bt, MP for Londonderry City 1872-1886 and Antrim North 1887-1892
- Kenneth Lindsay, Labour MP for Kilmarnock Burghs 1933–1945; Civil Lord of the Admiralty 1935–1937; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education 1937–1940
- Sir Alan Marre, K.C.B., Civil Servant; Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health 1964–66; Ministry of Labour 1966; Joint Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Security 1968; Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Ombudsman) 1971
- Sir William Murison, Chief Justice of Straits Settlements and Singapore
- Chris Philp, Conservative PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn
- Alderman Sir William Anderson Rose, MP, Businessman, Lord Mayor of London 1874
- Sir Roger Sims Conservative MP from 1974–97 for Chislehurst, Vice president of the NSPCC, Vice President of the Royal College of Nursing, Member of the Royal Choral Society since 1950
- Alderman David Henry Stone, Lord Mayor of London
- Sir Sydney Waterlow, 1st Baronet (1822–1906), Lord Mayor of London 1872, Member of Parliament
- Maj-Gen Bruce Brealey, General Officer Commanding HQ Theatre Troops since 2008
- Wing Commander Andy Green, (1962– ) RAF fast jet pilot; current holder of the world land speed record
- Air Marshal Sir Brian Reynolds KCB CBE, Commander in Chief from 1956–9 of RAF Coastal Command
- Alfred Oliver Pollard, Victoria Cross recipient, author
- David Akinluyi, signed professionally with Northampton Saints 2006
- Billy Mehmet, international footballer (Dunfermline Athletic, St Mirren, Gençlerbirliği S.K., Perth Glory, Republic of Ireland U21)
- Nicholas Osipczak, Professional Mixed Martial Artist; cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom
- Samuel Laman Blanchard, (1804–1845) author and journalist
- A. B. Campbell radio broadcaster
- Martin Carthy, folk singer
- William Cole LVO, Master of the Music at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy from 1954–94, and Professor of Harmony and Composition from 1948–62 at the Royal Academy of Music
- Matthew Crosby, comedian and actor
- Johnny Douglas (conductor), film score composer
- Lawrence Durrell, novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer
- Mark Ellis, 1971–1978, record producer better known as Flood
- Andrew Ford, composer
- Kelvin Gosnell, writer & editor (co-founder of 2000 AD)
- Edmund Gwenn, Academy award winning actor
- Nish Kumar, (1996-2003) comedian
- Kevin Armstrong (1970-1974) guitarist (David Bowie and Iggy Pop)
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- Tout, Thomas Frederick (1932). The Collected Papers of Thomas Frederick Tout with a Memoir and Bibliography. Manchester: Manchester University Press. p. 3.
- Conway, David (2010). Liberal Education and the National Curriculum (PDF). London: Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society. pp. vi. ISBN 9781906837112.
- Ellis, Harold (5 July 2018). "Surgeon Professor Harold Ellis, who joined the NHS in its first month, reflects on 70 years of the NHS". Royal College of Surgeons. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Heberden, Ernest (July 1986). "William Heberden the elder (1710–1801): Aspects of his London practice". Medical History. 30 (3): 303–321. doi:10.1017/S0025727300045725. ISSN 0025-7273. PMC 1139652. PMID 3523077.
- Roth, Martin (2009). "Munk's Roll Details for Desmond Arthur Pond". Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Prain, D. (January 1939). "Alfred Barton Rendle. 1865-1938". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 2 (7): 510–517. JSTOR 769004.
- "Select Committee on Treasury Ninth Report : CV of Sir Michael Scholar". publications.parliament.uk. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Tait, James (January 1930). "Thomas Frederick Tout". The English Historical Review. 45 (177): 78–85. doi:10.1093/ehr/xlv.clxxvii.78. JSTOR 553335.
- Lavington, Simon (2011). Moving Targets: Elliott-Automation and the Dawn of the Computer Age in Britain, 1947 – 67. London: Springer Science & Business Media. p. 26. ISBN 9781848829336.
- Lynch, Andrew (17 June 2012). "Leading edge: Craig Boundy". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Sunman, Hilary (2014). A Very Different Land: Memories of Empire from the Farmlands of Kenya. London & New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9780857736819.
- "St. Olave's Grammar School: Distinguished Old Olavians". www.saintolaves.net. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Weale, Sally (29 August 2017). "St Olave's teacher: 'Weak students are treated as collateral damage'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Brown, Principal (1 December 1891). "Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener". Expository Times. 3 (3): 126–128. doi:10.1177/001452469100300309. S2CID 170632229.
- Van Mildert, William; Ives, Cornelius (1838). Sermons on several occasions, and charges. To which is prefixed a memoir of the author by C. Ives. Oxford: Collingwood. p. 5.
- Ault, Richard (13 December 2019). "He's appeared on Deal or No Deal and the Krypton Factor - everything you need to know about Newcastle's new Tory MP Aaron Bell". Stoke-on-Trent Live. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
- "CMS01: History society welcomes Old Olavian Godfrey Bloom 28.4.14". vle.saintolaves.net. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Calder, John (18 November 2002). "Obituary: Abba Eban". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Inman, Richard (2006-01-23). "Henry Hartley Fowler". www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Mortimore, Roger; Blick, Andrew (2018). Butler's British Political Facts. London: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 162. ISBN 9781137567093.
- Gosden, Peter (1976). Education in the Second World War: A Study in policy and administration. 7. London & New York: Routledge. p. 435. ISBN 9781134530557.
- "James William Murison b. 23 Mar 1872 Aberdeen d. 28 Aug 1945 389 Portland Rd, West Hove: The Tatham Family of County Durham". www.saxonlodge.net. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Clarke, Phil; Urwin, Rosamund (21 April 2015). "The anatomy of a London candidate: who are these people who want to be your next MP?". Evening Standard. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
- Smalley, George (December 1909). "Review: Life of Sir Sydney Waterlow". Charity Organisation Review. 26 (156): 407–409. JSTOR 43788599.
- Jones, Russell (March 2012). "David Akinluyi Joins Old Mids". Pitchero. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
- Titmarsh, Michael Angelo (January 1846). "A Brother of the Press on the History of a Literary Man, Laman Blanchard, and the Chances of the Literary Profession". Fraser's Magazine. 33 (193): 337.
- Steve (2010-01-21). "Bear Alley: Commander A. B. Campbell". Bear Alley. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Gallacher, Alex (28 May 2012). "Interview Part 1: 'Bert, The Life and Times of A.L. Lloyd' by Dave Arthur". Folk Radio UK - Folk Music Magazine. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Berg, William (16 May 1997). "Obituary: William Cole". The Independent. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
- FM, Player. "RHLSTP 110 - Matthew Crosby Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre podcast". player.fm. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- McDonald, Tim (23 April 2003). "Obituary: Johnny Douglas". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- MacNiven, Ian S.; Peirce, Carol (Autumn 1987). "Introduction: Lawrence Durrell: Man and Writer". Twentieth Century Literature. 33 (3): 255–261. JSTOR 441475.
- "Flood". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Ford, Andrew (2017). The Memory of Music. Carlton, VIC: Black Inc. ISBN 9781863959490.
- "Edmund Gwenn". Biography. Archived from the original on 2019-01-12. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Guide, British Comedy. "RHLSTP 109 - Nish Kumar - Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
- Girdner, Eddie (23 October 2011). "Ethical Capital and Democracy: The Critical Contributions of Giovanni Baldelli". ZCommunications. Retrieved 2019-01-12.