1940-1979

Sir Tim Hunt FRS FRSE FMedSci MAE

Sir Tim Hunt FRS FRSE FMedSci MAE

Sir Richard Timothy Hunt (OD 1956) is a British biochemist and molecular physiologist. He joined the Dragon in 1951 and left in 1956. He went on to study at Magdalen College School before attending Clare College, Cambridge, to study Natural Sciences. He was awarded...

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David Shukman

David Shukman

David Shukman (OD 1971) attended the Dragon between 1965 and 1971 before continuing his education at Eton College and the University of Durham. After many years as a frontline journalist as the BBC Science Editor, David now works as an independent speaker, writer and...

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Dr Stephen Oppenheimer

Dr Stephen Oppenheimer

Dr Stephen Oppenheimer (OD 1960) attended the Dragon from 1955 through to 1960. He is a graduate of Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is a paediatrician, geneticist, and writer. Stephen worked for 17 years, between 1972 and 1997 as a clinical paediatrician in the...

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Nick Wheeler OBE

Nick Wheeler OBE

Nick Wheeler OBE (OD 1978) was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, and attended the Dragon from 1973 through to 1978. He went on to attend Bristol University where he read Geography. Nick always had ambitions to run his own business and tried his hand at several different...

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Dr Henry Marsh CBE FRCS

Dr Henry Marsh CBE FRCS

Henry Marsh CBE FRCS (OD 1963) joined the Dragon in 1958. He is a leading English neurosurgeon. His work in Ukraine was the subject of the documentary film ‘The English Surgeon’, which won an Emmy in 2010. He earned acclaim for his internationally bestselling,...

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Alan Macfarlane FBA FRHistS

Alan Macfarlane FBA FRHistS

Alan Macfarlane FBA FRHistS (OD 1955) attended the Dragon between 1950 and 1955. He is an anthropologist and historian. He is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He has now...

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Michael Beloff KC

Michael Beloff KC

Michael Beloff KC (OD 1954) attended the Dragon from 1950 to 1954. He was a scholar at Eton where he was Captain of the school and Editor of the Chronicle. He was a demy open (scholar) of Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was President of the Union and was gained a...

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Nicholas Shakespeare FRSL

Nicholas Shakespeare FRSL

Nicholas Shakespeare (OD 1970) joined the Dragon in 1966. He is the author of seven novels, including 'The Vision of Elena Silves' (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and Betty Trask Award); 'The High Flyer', for which he was selected as one of Granta’s Best of...

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Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer

Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer (OD 1970) won a King’s Scholarship to Eton, following his time at the Dragon, and then a Demyship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was awarded a Congratulatory Double First, with the highest marks of any English Literature student...

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Lady Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham) (OD 1944) is an award-winning historian and author. She attended the Dragon between 1940 and 1944. “I was at the Dragon School for four years –till 1944, twice as long as I was at any other school incidentally - and the first thing I...

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Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove

Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove

Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove (OD 1957) was born in 1943. He attended the Dragon between 1953 and 1957 before being educated at Eton, Durham University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Christopher was an actor best known for his roles in Dynasty (1981),...

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