Category:People educated at St Andrew's School, Pangbourne
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The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. St Andrew's School, Pangbourne – St Andrews School is an independent preparatory school in the hamlet of Buckhold, near Pangbourne, Berkshire, England. Together with its Pre-Prep – Early Years department, the school now educates girls, in 2011, there were 266 children at the school, of whom 155 were boys and 111 were girls. The school has a Christian ethos, and its services are reported to be broadly Anglican in style. Scholarships are awarded to some children above the age of eleven, St Andrews has a School Council to involve its children in decisions affecting them. In March 2011 an Independent Schools Inspectorate report endorsed the schools success, the school was founded in 1934 as a boarding school for boys, and consisted of just two staff and eight boys. The schools main building is a listed Victorian Gothic country house called Buckhold, designed by Alfred Waterhouse set in fifty-four acres of woods, following her familys return from Amman in 1986, Catherine Middleton was enrolled at the age of four at St Andrews. Middleton boarded part-weekly at the school in her later years and it was at St Andrews in 1991 that Middleton first saw her future husband Prince William when he was part of a Ludgrove School hockey team that came to play a match at Middletons school. Although boarding houses are single sex, pupils are divided up into four co-ed houses called sections. These sections compete in academic and extra-curricular competitions such as sports, singing and the hallowed progressive games. Former students of the school are called Old St Andrews, W. Bartlett Official website Profile on the ISC website Independent Schools Inspectorate Report
2. Pangbourne – Pangbourne is a large village and civil parish on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. Pangbourne has its own shops, schools, a station on the Great Western Line. Outside of its developed area is an independent school, Pangbourne College. The two villages are connected by both Whitchurch Bridge and by the weir of Whitchurch Lock, though the latter is not for public use. Pangbourne railway station is a stop on the Great Western Main Line and has stopping services to Oxford via Didcot Parkway. The Pang flows through the centre of Pangbourne village before joining the Thames between Whitchurch Lock and Whitchurch bridge and its water voles are thought to have inspired author Kenneth Grahames character Ratty and his book The Wind in the Willows. Pangbourne has its own shops, primary schools, a station on the Great Western Line. Outside of its developed area is an independent school, Pangbourne College. Pangbourne is a parish with an elected parish council. The parish covers the immediate agricultural green buffer and a woodland and this rural area contains no other significant settlements and includes Pangbourne College. The parish shares boundaries with the Berkshire parishes of Purley-on-Thames, Tidmarsh with Sulham, Theale, Englefield, Bradfield, along the River Thames to the north, there is also a boundary with the Oxfordshire parish of Whitchurch-on-Thames. The parish is in the area of the authority of West Berkshire. The parish council and the authority are responsible for different aspects of local government. Pangbourne forms part of the Reading West parliamentary constituency, the parish is twinned with Houdan in France. Pangbournes name is recorded from 844 as Old English Pegingaburnan, which means the stream of the people of Pǣga and this name was shortened to make the name of the Pang. In Norman times, the manor was given to Reading Abbey, the last abbot, Hugh Cook Faringdon, was arrested there in 1539 and subsequently executed in Reading. The manor was purchased by Sir John Davis, the Elizabethan mathematician. His monument is in the Church of England parish church of Saint James the Less, other monuments and hatchments in the church are mostly to the Breedon family, John Breedon senior bought the manor in 1671
3. Berkshire – Berkshire is a county in south east England, west of London. It was recognised as the Royal County of Berkshire because of the presence of Windsor Castle by the Queen in 1957, Berkshire is a county of historic origin and is a home county, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. Berkshire County Council was the main county governance from 1889 to 1998 except for the separately administered County Borough of Reading, in 1974, significant alterations were made to the countys administrative boundaries although the traditional boundaries of Berkshire were not changed. The towns of Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, Slough was gained from Buckinghamshire, since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. It borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, according to Asser, it takes its name from a large forest of box trees that was called Bearroc. Berkshire has been the scene of notable battles through its history. Alfred the Greats campaign against the Danes included the Battles of Englefield, Ashdown, Newbury was the site of two English Civil War battles, the First Battle of Newbury in 1643 and the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644. The nearby Donnington Castle was reduced to a ruin in the aftermath of the second battle, another Battle of Reading took place on 9 December 1688. It was the only military action in England during the Glorious Revolution. Reading became the new county town in 1867, taking over from Abingdon, boundary alterations in the early part of the 20th century were minor, with Caversham from Oxfordshire becoming part of the Reading county borough, and cessions in the Oxford area. On 1 April 1974 Berkshires boundaries changed under the Local Government Act 1972, Berkshire took over administration of Slough and Eton and part of the former Eton Rural District from Buckinghamshire. 94 Signal Squadron still keep the Uffington White Horse in their insignia, the original Local Government White Paper would have transferred Henley-on-Thames from Oxfordshire to Berkshire, this proposal did not make it into the Bill as introduced. On 1 April 1998 Berkshire County Council was abolished under a recommendation of the Banham Commission, unlike similar reforms elsewhere at the same time, the non-metropolitan county was not abolished. Berkshire divides into two distinct sections with the boundary lying roughly on a north-south line through the centre of Reading. The eastern section of Berkshire lies largely to the south of the River Thames, in two places the county now includes land to the north of the river. Tributaries of the Thames, including the Loddon and Blackwater, increase the amount of low lying land in the area. Beyond the flood plains, the land rises gently to the county boundaries with Surrey, much of this area is still well wooded, especially around Bracknell and Windsor Great Park. In the west of the county and heading upstream, the Thames veers away to the north of the county boundary, leaving the county behind at the Goring Gap
4. 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
5. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Following his father Charles, Prince of Wales, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, the duchess grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews and their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The duke and duchess have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who are third and fourth in line to the British throne. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 to an upper-middle-class family and she was christened at St Andrews Bradfield, Berkshire, on 20 June 1982. The family of her father Michael has ties to British aristocracy and her Middleton relatives were reported as having played host to British royalty as long ago as 1926. She has a sister, Philippa Pippa, and a younger brother. The family lived in Amman, Jordan, from May 1984 to September 1986, her father worked for British Airways, following her return to Berkshire in 1986, she was enrolled aged four at St Andrews School, a private school near the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire. She boarded part-weekly at St Andrews in her later years and she then studied briefly at Downe House. In November 2006, Middleton accepted a position as a buyer with the clothing chain Jigsaw. She also worked until January 2011 at Party Pieces, her role within the business included catalogue design and production, marketing. In 2001, Middleton met Prince William while they were students in residence at St Salvators Hall at the University of St Andrews. The couple began dating in 2003, although their relationship remained unconfirmed, on 17 October 2005, Middleton complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating that she had done nothing significant to warrant publicity. Middleton attended Prince Williams Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15 December 2006, on 17 May 2008, Middleton attended the wedding of Prince Williams cousin Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly, which the prince did not attend. On 19 July 2008, she was a guest at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor, Prince William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard HMS Iron Duke. In 2010, Middleton pursued an invasion of privacy claim against two agencies and photographer Niraj Tanna, who took photographs of her over Christmas 2009 and she obtained a public apology, £5,000 in damages, and legal costs. In April 2007, Prince William and Middleton split up, the couple decided to break up during a holiday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt. Newspapers speculated about the reasons for the split, although these reports relied on anonymous sources, Middleton and her family attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium, where she and Prince William sat two rows apart
6. Adrian Liddell Hart – Adrian John Liddell Hart was a British soldier, Royal Navy officer, Liberal politician, author and adventurer. He served briefly in the French Foreign Legion and portrayed it in the 1953 book Strange Company, with the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 he joined the British Army and in 1940 became adjutant of the Local Defence Volunteers at Dartington, Devon. In 1941 he joined the trained Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and after training at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, in 1945 he was appointed flag lieutenant to the admiral commanding Iceland. In 1945 he was the Liberal candidate for the Blackpool South constituency and he next joined the Control Service for Germany, attached to the British Army of the Rhine, and the administrative staff headquarters of the Allied Control Council. He worked for the Outward Bound Sea School in 1949 and as the House of Commons lobby correspondent of The Yorkshire Observer from 1949 to 1950. Under the name of Peter Brand, Hart served in the French Foreign Legion as an ordinary legionnaire from 1950 to 1951, in 1952 he took a job with the Outward Bound Trust at Aberdovey, Gwynedd, and from 1953 to 1954 worked in the Canadian oil industry. In 1962 he became an Analyst in London for Gordon Rayment and Co. Ltd. and he was a public relations executive for Informat from 1965 to 1966, then in 1968 joined St Johns House, London, a hostel for homeless young offenders. In 1971 he was briefly Warden of the Elswick Lodge Rehabilitation Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, in later life he lived in Stroud, Gloucestershire, where he died in 1991. At the 1945 general election, Hart was the Liberal candidate for Blackpool South, on both occasions, Hart was not elected. Books The Growth of New Germany Strange Company The Sword and the Pen, Selections From the Worlds Greatest Military Writings Notes
7. Howard Hodgkin – Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin CH CBE was a British painter and printmaker. His work is most often associated with abstraction, during the Second World War, Eliot Hodgkin was an RAF officer, rising to Wing Commander, and was assistant to Sefton Delmer in running his black propaganda campaign against Nazi Germany. His maternal grandfather Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart was a journalist, lawyer, MP and Lord Chief Justice, on returning, he was educated at Eton College and then at Bryanston School in Dorset. He had decided on a career in art in early childhood and he studied at the Camberwell Art School and later at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, where Edward Piper studied drawing under him. Hodgkins first solo show was in London in 1962, in 1984, Hodgkin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, in 1985 he won the Turner Prize, and in 1992 he was knighted. In 1995, Hodgkin printed the Venetian Views series, which depict the view of Venice at four different times of day. Venice, Afternoon – one of the four prints – uses 16 sheets, or fragments, in a hugely complex printing process creates a colourful. This piece was given to the Yale Centre of British Art in June 2006 by its Israeli family owners in order to complement the museums collection of Hodgkins. A major exhibition of his work was mounted at Tate Britain, London, also in 2006, The Independent declared him one of the 100 most influential gay people in Britain, as his work has helped many people express their emotions to others. Before his death on 9 March 2017 he was working on two UK exhibitions, one at The Hepworth Wakefield, and another at The National Portrait Gallery and his prints were hand-painted etchings and he worked with the master printer Jack Shirreff at 107 Workshop. Hodgkin was awarded the CBE in 1977, and he was knighted in 1992 and he received an honorary fellowship from the London Institute in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary DLitt by the University of Oxford and he was made a Companion of Honour in the 2003 New Year Honours for his services to art. In 1955, Hodgkin married Julia Lane, by whom he had two children, Hodgkin knew he was gay, even when he married, and later left his wife. In 2009, The Independent reported that he had been with his partner and they lived in a four-storey Georgian house in Bloomsbury, near the British Museum. On 9 March 2017, Hodgkin died at the age of 84 in a hospital in London, tributes to him were made by several figures in British art, including Tate director Nicholas Serota. Michael Auping, John Elderfield, Susan Sontag, Marla Price, official website Artchive information Artcyclopedia information An audio interview with Hodgkin by Edward Lucie Smith Exhibition at Tate Britain, London,14 June –10 September 2006
8. James William Middleton – James William Middleton is an English businessman and member of the Middleton family. Middletons companies include Boomf and the Cake Kit Company which can create themed cakes and cake-making kits for birthdays and he is the younger brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and read the lesson at her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Carole Middletons mothers family were labourers and miners from County Durham and his elder sisters are Catherine Elizabeth and Philippa Charlotte. Middleton was educated at St Andrews School, Pangbourne, followed by Marlborough College and he started a degree in Environmental Resources Management at Edinburgh University in 2006 but left after one year to start his business. He has acknowledged that he is dyslexic and is speaking out to raise awareness about the condition and he started baking himself, using the family kitchen, then expanded into a freight container and his business now bakes in converted barns. Birthday cake baking kits are created with themes, which are distributed through his parents company. Themed cakes are baked for companies such as Jigsaw,3, the business has been nominated for several awards, and won Smarta 100 and Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur awards. In April 2011 he registered three more businesses, Nice Cakes, Nice Wine and Nice Group London and has indicated that he plans to expand the Cake Kit Company. Middleton also co-created Boomf, a company that makes marshmallows with edible pictures on them, in February 2015, Middleton said that my work focus at the moment is just on Boomf. It was reported in August 2015 that the company had raised £1million in funding, Middleton read the lesson at the wedding of his sister Catherine to Prince William. This was the Romans chapter 12, verses 1–2 and 9–18, the reading was from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible rather than the traditional King James Version. Through his fathers gentry Lupton lineage, Middleton is descended from Sir Thomas Fairfax, whose wife, on his mothers side, he is descended from Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Baronet, himself a descendant of King Edward IV. In William & Kate, a movie released on 18 April 2011 about his sisters romance
9. Pippa Middleton – Philippa Charlotte Pippa Middleton is an English socialite, author, columnist, and the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Pippa Middleton is the second of three born to Michael Middleton, a former British Airways flight dispatcher, and Carole Middleton. She was christened at St Andrews Bradfield, Berkshire, previously unpublished pictures revealed in March 2015 that Olive Middleton had grown up on her familys Potternewton Hall Estate alongside her cousin, Baroness von Schunck, née Kate Lupton. Baroness Airedale, the daughter of Baroness von Schunck, later lived at nearby Gledhow Hall Estate, a BBC documentary reported in 2014 that Gledhow Hall had been visited in 1885 by King Edward VII – at that time the Prince of Wales. The family of Middletons mother, Carole, are from London and their ancestors worked as labourers and miners in County Durham. Middletons father had inherited large trust funds from his grandmother Olive Middleton, added to this wealth was Michael Middletons wifes success as a businesswoman. In 1986, Middletons family returned from Amman, her father having worked there in a position with British Airways for two and a half years. Once again, the family were living in Bradfield Southend and the two eldest children were at St Andrews Private Preparatory School, in 1987, Carole Middleton set up Party Pieces. The company initially began by making party bags and went on to sell party supplies, while at Bradfield Southend, Middleton and her sister were members of the local St Andrews Brownie pack. By 2012, Middletons parents were the owners of Bucklebury Manor, Middletons nephew, Prince George, spent his first few weeks at Bucklebury. In 1995, her moved to Bucklebury, Berkshire. Like her sister, Middleton was first educated at St Andrews School, a boarding school in Pangbourne and then Downe House School. She was a boarder at Marlborough College, where she held a sports/all-rounder scholarship, following her graduation, Middleton briefly worked in 2008 at a public relations firm promoting luxury products. She then had a management job with Table Talk, a company based in London that organises corporate events. Since then, she has often described as a socialite. As part of a duo with her sister, Middleton has received wide press coverage, focusing on her social life. In April 2012, Time magazine listed Middleton as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Middleton currently works part-time for her parents company Party Pieces, editing the web magazine Party Times. Penguin Books paid Middleton a £400,000 advance for a book on party planning, the book, entitled Celebrate, was published in autumn 2012, and had lower than anticipated sales as many reviewers mocked it for the obviousness of its content