Old Boys

All boys leaving the school are invited to become members of the Old Boys’ Club and are sent news of former pupils and details of Old Boys’ events. Old Boys are always most welcome to visit the School.
 
There is an annual Wykeham Day when Old Boys are welcomed back for cricket, a picnic lunch, a concert and Evensong. An annual dinner has been held for more than 100 years in New College in May and the Club and its Committee provide active support to the School. The administration of the Old Boys' Club is handled by Miss Jemma Kilkenny in the School Office jemma.kilkenny@newcollegeschool.org
 
Notable New College School alumni include:
 
• Thomas Allen (1681-1755): clergyman and author 
• Henry Bright: teacher and author
• George Caird: Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire
• Leo Carey: senior editor at 'The New Yorker'
• Dara Carroll: recording artist and teacher
• John Case (d. 1600): doctor, philosopher, musician, Canon of Salisbury
• Eric Clarke: Heather Professor of Music, University of Oxford
• George Valentine Cox (1786-1875; Headmaster 1807-57): author and translator
• Alec Cranswick: pathfinder bomber pilot who flew the most operational missions in World War II
• Michael Criswell: recording artist
• William Dobson: poet and author
• Alfred Drury: sculptor (sculpted statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds at Burlington House)
• Sir (Donald) Keith Falkner (1900-1994): singer and Director of the Royal College of Music
• Ian Fountain : pianist
• Robin Gibson: Chief Curator of National Portrait Gallery (1994-2001)
• James Gilchrist: tenor
• Howard Goodall: EMMY-, BRIT- and BAFTA-award-winning singer, composer, and broadcaster. England's first national ambassador for singing
• Sir Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834): admiral, Governor of the Royal Naval Hospital in Greenwich, and mentor to Nelson and William IV
• James Philip Hewlett: clergyman and author
• Orlando Higginbottom: award-winning electronic dance music record producer and DJ ('Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs')
• John Holloway: teacher, composer, former Director of Music at Wellington College
• Ralph Holmes: violinist 
• Edward Lucas: author and senior editor at 'The Economist' 
• David Mitchell: author and comedian
• Ian Partridge: tenor
• Richard Peers (1685-1739): author
• Francis Pott: composer and pianist
• Thomas Randall: Mayor of Oxford and the real Mad Hatter!
• John Rogers (bap. 1678-1729): clergyman, royal chaplain, and author
• Richard Seal: Organist of Salisbury Cathedral
• Paul Spicer: organist, producer, conductor, composer, Professor of Choral Conducting at the Royal College of Music
• Stainton de B. Taylor: musician and critic
• Christopher Tesdale (Headmaster 1617-18): Canon of Wells and member of Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-9)
• Joseph Trapp (1679-1747): clergyman, poet, playwright, first Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, translator of complete works of Virgil (1731)
• Joseph Warton (1722-1800): headmaster of Winchester, publisher, poet (his 'Enthusiast' (1744) was a precursor to Romanticism) and friend of Samuel Johnson
• William Tuckwell (1829-1919) [Master of NCS]: author and ‘radical parson’
• Francis Wise (1695-1767): author, archaeologist, Radcliffe Librarian
• Anthony Wood (1632-1695): antiquarian, historian, and author