Notable Old Bradfordians

We are always keen to hear what our former pupils have achieved, and it is extremely satisfying to know that many of our Old Bradfordians have become very successful in their chosen career paths.

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Here are some of our notable Old Bradfordians and their successes. We are sure that you’ll recognise a few names.

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NameNotable success/es
Abby-Mae ParkinsonTeam GB cyclist
Abraham SharpMathematician and scientific instrument maker
Adrian Moorhouse MBEOlympic, Commonwealth and European Champion (Swimming)
Alastair CampbellBritish journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author
Albert RutherstonPainter and illustrator
Alistair Brownlee MBEOlympic, World, Commonwealth and European Champion Triathlon
Andrew JonesMember of Parliament: Harrogate and Knaresborough
Arthur RaistrickCivil engineer, industrial archaeologist and pacifist
Ashley MetcalfeYorkshire Cricket
Baron Bullock of LeafieldHistorian
Benson TaylorFilm composer
C J Cutcliffe-HyneNovelist
Charles FairburnRailway engineer
Charles WilsonPhysicist
Charlie HodgsonBritish Lions and England Rugby Union
Colin LawsonMusician and Director at the Royal College of Music
Dan ScarbroughEngland Rugby Union
David HartleyPhilosopher and physician
David Hockney OM CH RAArtist
Deborah SidesCycling Performance Analyst (Team GB)
Dylan WilkHumanitarian and entrepreneur
Enzo CilentiActor and producer
Frederick DeliusComposer
Geoffrey BarracloughHistorian
Georgie HenleyBritish actress
H L A HartLegal philosopher
Harry McEvoyBreakfast cereal manufacturer
Henry Snowden Ward Photographer and author
Hudson ShawHistorian and orator
Humbert WolfePoet and civil servant
Jacob RowanEngland U20 Rugby Union
James ScottWriter
John HollingworthActor and playwright
John Lawrence HammondHistorian and journalist
John MannMember of Parliament: Bassetlaw
John Rawlings ReesPsychiatrist
John William WhittakerClergyman
Jonathan SilverEntrepreneur and art gallery owner
Jonny BrownleeWorld Sprint Champion, Olympic Silver and Bronze medallist, Commonwealth Silver medallist Triathlon
Kenneth GarsideAcademic librarian and military intelligence officer
Malcolm LaycockRadio broadcaster
Michael Jack PCPolitician
Michael WhartonColumnist “Peter Simple”
Nick ToczekWriter and performer
Paul Slack FBAHistorian
Professor Boris RankovProfessor of Roman History at Royal Holloway, University of London and 6-time Boat Race winner with Oxford
Professor John Bainbridge Webster FRSEChair of Divinity at the University of St Andrews
Reginald Grange BrundritArtist
Richard EurichPainter
Richard HawleyActor
Richard NerurkarMarathon and 10,000 metres runner
Bob HardyMusician
Roger MoseyMaster of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Ronald IllingworthPaediatrician
Rt Rev Alan SmithsonBishop of Jarrow
Rt Revd John SharpArchbishop of York
Sian MorganWales Swimming
Sir Charles HarrisCivil servant
Sir David WoottonFormer Lord Mayor of London and current member of the Bradford Grammar School Governing Body
Sir Frank Watson DysonAstronomer Royal
Sir Henry ClayEconomist and warden of Nuffield College, Oxford
Sir James Clarke HoltHistorian
Sir Ken Morrison CBEExecutive Chairman of Morrisons Supermarkets
Sir Roger Tomkys KCMGRetired British diplomat, and former Master of Pembroke College, at the University Cambridge
Sir Mortimer WheelerArchaeologist and broadcaster
Sir William RothensteinArtist
The Lord Healey CH MBE PC FRSLSecretary of State for Defence 1964 – 1970
Chancellor of the Exchequer 1974 – 79
Vivian NuttonClassicist and medical historian
William BinnieCivil engineer
William Henry WalshPhilosopher

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