Guests of Honour

Nov 26, 2020

The Dragon Sale is deeply rooted in the School’s long history. Every year, since 1944, our community has come together on the final day of Christmas Term, and raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

Archivist, Gay Sturt, has compiled a list of the many Guests of Honour the Sale has welcomed over the years.

YearGuest of Honour
1986Roald Dahl
1987Jeremy Irons (former parent)
1988Susan Hampshire
1989Father Christmas
1990Ronnie Corbet
1991Sir John Mortimer (OD 1937)
1992Jon Stallworthy (OD 1948)
1993Mike Gover
1994General de la Billiere
1995- -
1996- -
1997Anton Rogers
1998Sinead Cusack (former parent)
1999Jeremy Paxman (former parent)
2000Jack Davenport (OD 1986)
2001Sir John Mortimer (OD 1937)
2002Baruch Blumberg
2003Sir Roger Bannister (former grandparent)
2004Jeremy Clarkson (former parent)
2005Dame Kelly Holmes
2006James Cracknell & Ben Fogel
2007Josh Lewsey
2008Tim Henman (OD 1987)
2009Michael Morpurgo
2010General Richard Dannatt
2011Jack Whitehall (OD 2001)
2012Tom Hiddleston (OD 1994)
2013Tom Ward (OD 1984)
2014Tom Hollander (OD 1980)
2015Mary Berry
2016Frances Houghton (OD 1993)
2017Cressida Dick (OD 1974)
2018Alexander Armstrong (former parent)
2019Rory Stewart (OD 1986)
2020- -
2021Sebastian Croft (OD 2015)
2022Sam Waley-Cohen (OD 1995)

Pictured: 1991 Dragon Sale — Angela Houth, Author & Parent; Nigel Richardson, Headmaster; P.D. James, Author; Sir John Mortimer (OD 1937)

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