List of Old Olavians

List of Old Olavians

This is a List of notable Old Olavians, they being former pupils of St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School and its predecessors, St Olave's and St Saviour's.


*John Harvard, (1607–1638) founder of Harvard University
*William Sherlock, (1641–1707) English church leader
*William Van Mildert, (1765–1836) Bishop of Durham; founder of the University of Durham
*Peter Sterry, became Oliver Cromwell’s private chaplain
*Most Rev. Leonard James Beecher, Bishop of Mombasa 1953–1964; Archbishop of East Africa 1960


*Sir William Ashley (1860-1927), economic historian
*William Heberden, (1710–1801) physician, coined the term 'Angina pectoris'
*Sir Michael Scholar, (born 1942) President, St John's College, Oxford
*Andrew Lobb, born 1980, Lecturer, Imperial College, London
*Thomas Frederick Tout, (1855-1929) historian
*Francis Brockett, Master of Dulwich College 1664–1680 when he died
*Charles W Lloyd, The Master of Dulwich College from 1967 to 1975
*Rev. Professor Frank Bertram Clogg, Principal of Richmond College
*Professor Harry Burrows Acton (1908–1974), philosopher
*Sir Cyril Pitts, Chairman of Governors of University of Westminster


*Paul Dimond, (born 1944) HM Ambassador to the Philippines
*Abba Eban, (1915–2002) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations; Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs; Israeli Deputy Prime Minister
*Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton, (1830–1911) politician
*Sir Lawrence Wensley Chubb, first secretary of the National Trust; secretary of the Commons
*Sir Leonard Day Wakely, Deputy Under-Secretary of State for India, 1934–1941
*Sir Norman Gibb Scorgie, Deputy Controller, H.M. Stationery office, 1919–1940; Controller 1942–1949
*William Burton, Chief Justice of Straits Settlements and Singapore
*Sir Thomas St. Quintin Hill, Senior Civil Servant in Board of Trade
*Sir Wilfred Neden, Chief Industrial Commissioner, Ministry of Labour, 1954–1958
*Kenneth M. Lindsay, M.P. for Kilmarnock Burghs 1933–1945; Civil Lord of the Admiralty 1935–1937; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education 1937–1940
*Sir Maurice Dean, Ministry of Defence (Deputy Secretary); Treasury (Third Secretary); Board of Trade (Second Secretary); Treasury (Second Secretary)
*Sir Alan Marre, K.C.B., Civil Servant; Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health 1964-66; Ministry of Labour 1966; Joint Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Security 1968; Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Ombudsman) 1971.
*S. P. Kennan, Irish Ambassador to the United Nations.
*Sir Michael Scholar, civil servant
*Sir Leonard Williams, civil servant
*Sir John Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Metropolitan Police
*Sir Roger Sims Member of Parliament for Chislehurst
* Joseph Dromey, son of Harriet Harman and Jack Dromey
* Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony Benn and [ candidate] for the East Worthing and Shoreham seat.
*Sir Sidney Waterlow (1822-1906) – Lord Mayor of London, Member of Parliament


*Sir Leon Bagrit, pioneer of automation; Chairman and Managing Director of Elliot Automation Ltd. Since 1963, and Deputy Chairman of English Electric Company since 1967; a director of the Royal Opera House; Reith Lecturer 1964.
*Craig Boundy, CEO, Global Operations, Logica CMG


*Charles Hill, Baron Hill of Luton, (1904-1989) Chairman of the BBC and the ITA

The Arts

*Samuel Laman Blanchard, (1804–1845) author and journalist
*Lawrence Durrell, (1912–1990) novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer
*Mark Ellis, 1971-1978, record producer better known as Flood
*Som Wardner, (1989-1996) singer, guitarist, songwriter


*Andy Green, (1962– ) past team leader of RAF Red Arrows Display Team; current holder of the world land speed record
*David Akinluyi, (1984– ) Signed professionally with Northampton Saints 2006
*Edmond Warner, Chairman of UK Athletics

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* [ Distinguished Old Olavians]

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