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Notable Alumni

RGS seeks to involve alumni in a variety of ways. While financial support for the School's fundraising priorities is vital, you may also be able to help by giving your time or practical assistance. This might include hosting or speaking at an event, giving careers advice to students and alumni or contributing to one of our university programmes. For more information visit our Alumni website.

Some of our Notable Alumni

Two of our most notable alumni are our VCs Frederick Youens and Ian Fraser. They continue to be an inspiration to us all, and a source of pride that we - through RGS - are closely associated with them.

Cambridge fellow, BAFTA-winning journalist, PGA Player of the Year, chart-topping singer songwriter, Professor of Molecular Biology, Grammy Award -winning conductor, Perrier-nominated stand up, World Cup rugby champion, Oscar-winning set decorator, philosopher of global renown.

RGS High Wycombe - World Class

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Jimmy Carr
Comedian and Television Presenter

Lance Dann
Sound Artist, Radio Producer and Writer

Paul Kenyon
Journalist, Author and Presenter

Anthony (Tony) Miles 
Newspaper Editor (former Editor of the Daily Mirror)

William (John) Pidgeon
Journalist and Broadcaster

Henry George Sandon, MBE
Antiques Expert, Writer and Television Presenter

Fergus Walsh 
BBC Medical Correspondent

Paul Kingsnorth


Lawrance Collingwood, CBEConductor, Composer and Record Producer 

Ian DurySinger Songwriter

Howard JonesSinger Songwriter

Alexander L'EstrangeComposer and Musician

Dom MorleyRecord Producer

Lawrence PowerViolist

SK (Simon Shlomo) KahnSinger Songwriter

Denis Stevens CBEMusicologist

Alexander WalkerConductor

Expressive Arts & Design

Miles N├╝rnberger
Director of Design, Aston Martin

Lynton Pepper
Architect and Photographer

Josh C. Wright
Artist and Photographer

Philip Dodd
Author and Publisher

Edwyn Gray
Author of Naval History

Chris Haywood
Actor and Producer

Tim Tolkien

Politics, Law and Public Service

Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, PC
Businessman, Philanthropist, Author, and Pollster

Sir James Bevan, KCMG
Former Diplomat and Chief Executive of The Environment Agency

Sir John Albert Dellow, CBE
Former Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police

General Robert Percy Douglas, 4th Baronet
British Army Officer and former Lieutenant Governor of jersey

Ian Edward Fraser, VC
Royal Naval Officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross

Sir Peter Derek Fry

Christopher Grayling
Conservative MP

Richard Mawhinney

Lt. Gen Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant
Cavalry Commander and Politician

Andrew McIntosh, Baron McIntosh of Haringey
Labour Politician

Michael Montague, Baron Montague of Oxford
Businessman and Labour Politician

Professor Michael Zander, QC
Legal Scholar and Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

lain Purvis, QC

Jamie Riley, QC

Paul Stinchcombe, QC
Barrister and former Labour MP

Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson, CB, CVO
Royal Navy Officer, Former President of The Royal British Legion and Chairman of Seafarers

Adam Wood
Diplomat and Former Governor of The Isle of Man

Frederick Youens, VC
First World War Army Officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross

Robert Madelin
Chairman of FIPRA International and former Senior Adviser to the European Union

Tom Ravenscroft
CEO Enabling Enterprise


Professor Michael Ashburner, FRS
Biologist and Emeritus Professor of Genetics, University of Cambridge

Dr. Roy Bradshaw
Associate Professor of Geography, University of Nottingham

Professor Kevin Buzzard
Professor of Pure Mathematics, Imperial College

Professor Adam Hardy 
Architect and Architectural Historian: Professor of Asian Architecture, University of Cardiff

Professor Robert Hedges
Emeritus Professor Archaeological Science, University of Oxford

Professor Barri (Geraint Dyfed)
Classical Scholar and Archaeologist

Jones Professor Ronald Laskey, FRS, CBE 
Charles Darwin Professor of Embryology, University of Cambridge and Co-Founder of Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Edward John Payne
Barrister and Colonial Historian

Professor Richard Puddephatt
Professor of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario

Sir Roger Scruton, FBA, FRSL
Philosopher and Writer

Keith Stenning
Cognitive Scientist and Hon. Professor, University of Edinburgh


Tommy Allen
Italy Rugby Union International

Nick Beal
England Rugby Union International, British Lion and Sevens World Cup Winner

Matt Dawson MBE
England Rugby Union International, British Lion and World Cup Winner

Otto Decker
United States International Footballer

Luke Donald MBE
Professional Golfer and Former World No. 1

Miles Maclagan
Professional Tennis Player, GB Davis Cup Player and Coach (including former coach to Andy Murray)

Tom Rees
England Rugby Union International

Christian Wade
England Rugby Union International and Racing 92 Player

Saif Ali Zaib
Professional Cricketer (Northamptonshire)

John (Ted) Woodward
England Rugby Union International

Jonathan Wyatt
England Hockey International and Great Britain Olympian

Martin Gillingham
Olympic Athlete and Sports Commentator

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