Category:People educated at Bede Grammar School for Boys
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The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. City of Sunderland – The City of Sunderland is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Sunderland, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Washington, and it was granted city status in 1992, the 40th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth IIs accession. The city had a population of 275,300 at the time of the 2011 census, the Sunderland Built-up Area is quoted alternatively as having a population of around 335,000. The metropolitan borough was granted city status in 1992, the 40th anniversary of the Queens accession, at the Queens Golden Jubilee the city petitioned to be allowed a Lord Mayor, but was unsuccessful. Although the city does not have a Cathedral, as it is located in the Diocese of Durham, between 1939 and 1945 the Wear yards launched 245 merchant ships totalling 1.5 million tons, a quarter of the merchant tonnage produced in the UK at this period. Competition from overseas caused a downturn in demand for Sunderland built ships toward the end of the 20th century, the last shipyard in Sunderland closed in 1988. HMS Ocean, the Royal Navys biggest warship, is Sunderlands adopted ship, in March 2004 it was granted the freedom of the City. St Benedict Biscop was adopted as the Citys Patron Saint in March 2004, like all metropolitan authorities, the city is divided into a number of wards or electoral districts. Each has three councillors elected for a four-year term, the City has 25 such wards. When the boundaries of these wards were set in 1982, each ward had an equal population. By 2004 there had been a shift in population. In particular, the east and south east – the old parish of Sunderland, as a result, the boundaries were redrawn, Sunderland lost one ward and Washington gained one. The 2004 election for all 75 councillors was held on 10 June 2004, the Local Government Act 1972 created two different two-tier systems for local administration, with different division of functions. As a metropolitan authority, Sunderland retained responsibility for collection, although disposal of the garbage was a county function. Sunderland has not had a police force since 1967, when the Borough of Sunderland Police merged with Durham Constabulary. The City is now part of the Northumbria Police Force area and this force was set up in 1974, and covers the whole of Tyne and Wear plus the much larger but much less densely populated county of Northumberland. The city is unparished, except for Hetton-le-Hole which is a parish. The City has had a Labour controlled council since 1974, after the elections of May 2003 the political structure was 63 Labour,9 Conservative, and 1 independent
2. England – England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, Lloegr, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 years
3. Sunderland College – Sunderland College, is a further education, higher education college based in Sunderland, North East England. The enrolment includes around 6,300 part-time learners and approximately 4,800 full-time students, a report following a January 2010 Ofsted inspection awarded the school a Grade 2 that included a Grade 1 on 3 inspection criteria. The college is a member of the Collab Group of high performing schools, the girls school had around 500 girls in the 1950s, and by the 1960s the boys school had 900 boys. Both of the schools were referred to, locally, as Bede School or The Bede. In more recent years, after the closure of the Shiney Row campus in August 2014 Bede Campus is now the specialist centre for the sports and visual and performing arts courses. The campuss ethos is strong on creativity, encouraging students to pursue their talents within the use of two new state of the art buildings which open in September 2014. The campus is equipped with language and science labs and large-scale computer sites and provides facilities to assist students with their studies, the Bede Campus is home to both Bede Sixth Form and the Sports Academy and the Visual and Performing Arts building. The campus also includes a Goals Soccer Centre with all-weather 3G 5-a-side pitches, headways Sixth Form currently has a partnership with Seaham School of Technology, Hetton School and Easington Academy. Hylton Campus The Hylton Campus is the centre on the north side of the River Wear in Sunderland. For students wishing to train for careers in numerous occupations it offers real life learning facilities, including a £1 million hospitality, the centre is home to The Lounge Restaurant and Conference Centre. Also there is a hair and beauty salon, which offers hands-on experience over the range of courses on offer. It currently has an arrangement with Monkwearmouth, Hylton Red House. Whilst these partnerships are in operation, the attendance of the Sixth Form is not restricted to those areas, anyone within range of the centre can attend. The campus was opened on 25 November 2008, by Steve Cram. The college also had an arrangement with Hays Travel that allows it to host a travel agency, Citysun Travel. Managed by a professional, Citysun Travel was open to the public and was ABTA bonded. Washington Campus In September 2006, Sunderland College opened its brand-new £10 million Washington campus on Stone Cellar Road in Washington, Tyne, the campus also won the award for Public Sector Building of the Year at The Journal Landmark Awards. It is on the site of the former Usworth School just off the A195 near the junction with the A194 in Usworth, Shiney Row Campus closed in August 2014
4. Don Airey – Donald Smith Don Airey has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, after the retirement of Jon Lord. He has also worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber, inspired by his father, Norman Airey, Don Airey took a love for music at a young age and was trained in classical piano from the age of seven. He continued his love for music by earning a degree at the University of Nottingham, in 1971 he moved to London and joined Cozy Powells band Hammer. Don worked on albums with solo artists and was a session musician on the 1978 Black Sabbath album Never Say Die. Soon after, he joined guitarist Ritchie Blackmores band, Rainbow, with Rainbow he contributed to two hit albums, Down to Earth and Difficult to Cure. After leaving Rainbow in 1981, Airey joined with Ozzy Osbourne for a stint where he helped with the albums Bark at the Moon. He also played on the Diary of a Madman Tour from 1981 to 1982, Airey joined Jethro Tull in 1987 for their tour in support of Crest of a Knave. The same year saw the release of Whitesnakes multi-platinum Whitesnake. Soon after he quit the band to record the solo album K2 – Tales of Triumph and Tragedy. In it he plays with Gary Moore, Keith Airey – guitars, Cozy Powell – drums, Laurence Cottle – bass, Chris Thompson, Colin Blunstone, Mel Galley, in 1990, Airey recorded keyboard parts for several songs on Judas Priests album Painkiller. However, as the band wanted the album to have a heavier sound than their previous work, he appeared on one song on the finished album. In 1997 he arranged and played on Love Shine a Light by Katrina, in 1999 he joined Manchester-based melodic hard rock band Ten where he played keyboards on the album Babylon which was released in 2000. He also toured with the band in support of the new album and he also worked with Iron Maidens Bruce Dickinson on one of Dickinsons solo albums, playing keyboards on Darkness Be My Friend. Airey also played keyboards on At Vances mastermind Olaf Lenks first solo album Sunset Cruise, in 2006 Airey featured on Gary Moores release Old New Ballads Blues contributing to all tracks. In 2008 Airey released his solo album, A Light in the Sky. In early 2014 Airey joined hard rock band Hollywood Monsters where he played keyboards on the track Move On on the album Big Trouble which was released in 2014 on Mausoleum Records. The album features Steph Honde on vocals and guitars, Vinny Appice on drums, Tim Bogert on bass, Airey joined Deep Purple in 2001 to fill in for an injured Jon Lord, who subsequently retired from the band. Airey joined the band as a full-time keyboardist in March 2002 and he has recorded four studio albums with the band, Bananas, Rapture of the Deep, Now What. and Infinite
5. David Arnold Scott Cairns – Sir David Arnold Scott Cairns, was a British judge and Liberal Party politician. Cairns was a son of David Cairns JP, a Freeman of Sunderland and he was educated at Bede Grammar School for Boys, Sunderland and Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1932 he married Irene Cathery Phillips and they had one son and two daughters. He was made a member of the Privy Council in 1970 and he was Liberal candidate for the Epsom division of Surrey at the Epsom by-election,1947. He did not stand for parliament again, however, the following year he was elected to Leatherhead Urban District Council. He served for two three-year terms and he was also actively involved inside the Liberal Party on policy development. From 1948-49 he was Chairman of the Liberal Party Commission on Trade Unions, from 1951-53 he was a member of the Liberal Party Committee. Cairns was Chairman of the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission and he was Lord Justice of Appeal from 1970-77
6. David A. Stewart – David Allan Dave Stewart is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, best known for Eurythmics, his successful professional partnership with Annie Lennox. He is usually credited as David A. Stewart, to avoid confusion with other musicians named Dave Stewart and he won Best British Producer at the 1986,1987 and 1990 Brit Awards. Stewart was born in Sunderland, England, in 1952 and he attended Bede Grammar School for Boys, whilst still in his teens, he secured a record deal as part of folk-rock band Longdancer. Despite being signed to Elton Johns record label, The Rocket Record Company, after leaving Wearside Stewart then spent several years living in squats in London. In late 1976, he was introduced to Annie Lennox by Paul Jacobs, soon, Stewart and Lennox became romantically involved. By 1977, the pair had teamed up with Sunderland musician Peet Coombes, the band then developed into The Tourists who enjoyed modest success, including a hit in 1979 with a cover of the Dusty Springfield hit I Only Want to Be with You. The Tourists split up in 1980, as did Stewart and Lennox and they formed a new musical project named Eurythmics. After a string of hit singles and albums, the duo split in 1990, Lennox and Stewart worked together again in 2005, recording two new tracks for the greatest hits package Ultimate Collection, released to coincide with Eurythmics 25th anniversary. When Eurythmics dissolved in 1990, Stewart moved to France and immediately released an album with his new band The Spiritual Cowboys, the song Party Town was featured in the 1990 film Flatliners. A second album followed in 1991, both albums were Gold in France, where Stewart concentrated his efforts. In 1992, Stewart collaborated with singer Terry Hall on the project Vegas, the duo released one self-titled album but this was commercially unsuccessful, though one of the singles from the album made the UK Top 40. In 1993, Stewart appeared in an Apple Inc. advertisement for the Power Macintosh in which he riffed on the word power and he also had a small cameo as a computer hacker in the 1995 film Hackers. In 1994, Stewart released an album, Greetings from the Gutter. The album was not a success, though Stewart scored a minor UK hit with the single Heart Of Stone which reached number 36. He then released another album, Sly-Fi, first on the internet, in 1997, Stewart released an album Come Alive with the actress and singer Rhona Mitra. In 1999, he produced an album, Female Icon. In November 2002, Stewart worked with former South African president Nelson Mandela and he then began organising the 46664 campaign and series of concerts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. In 2007, Stewart announced on his MySpace page that he would be playing live concerts showcasing his entire career, according to the announcement, he was to be accompanied by various guest musicians as well as a 30 piece orchestra