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Durham School

Day & Boarding School (Age 3-18)

Founded 1414


Distinguished Old Dunelmians

•           Adam Welsh Actor/singer

•           Alexander Armstrong Television Actor /Comedian

•           Charles Spedding Olympic Bronze Medallist in 1984 Marathon

•           Garath Archer International Rugby Player (England)

•           Granville Sharp Helped to Abolish Slave Trade in America

•           Ian Hogg Actor

•           Jamie Atkinson International Show Jumper

•           Jon Williamson GB & Commonwealth Oarsman

•           Matthew Gent Actor/singer

•           Matthew Peacock Streetwise Opera

•           Michael Gough Actor

•           Michael Roseberry Former County Cricketer (Durham and Middlesex)

•           Mike Weston Former England Rugby Captain and British Lion

•           Paddy MacDee BBC Television Presenter

•           Peter Lodge Transplant Surgeon

•           Peter Phelan Rugby (Connacht - Irish Provincial team)

•           Philip Weston Former County Cricketer

•           Richard Oxley Rugby (Plymouth)

•           Robin Weston Former County Cricketer  

•           Sir Donald Limon Clerk to the House of Commons

•           Sir Geoffrey Pattie Junior Minister in the Conservative Government

•           Sir John Laws Law Lord

•           Sir Peter Vardy Chairman Vardy Group plc

•           Sir Robert Owen High Court Judge

•           William Todd Composer

 

 Old Dunelmians currently playing professional sport:

 

•           Geoff Parling Premiership Rugby (Leicester Tigers and England)

•           Gordon Muchall County Cricketer (Durham)

•           Michael Young Rugby (Leicester Tigers and England Sevens)

•           Paul Muchall County Cricketer (Gloucester)

•           Pierce Phillips Rugby (Leeds Tykes)

 

Old Dunelmians who have recently played professional rugby:

 

•           Christian Balshen (Newcastle, Celtic Crusaders)

•           Hall Charlton Premiership Rugby (Newcastle Falcons)

•           James Isaacson Premiership Rugby (Newcastle, Leeds)

•           Jason Smithson (Newcastle Falcons)

•           Lee Best Premiership Rugby (Bath, Worcester)

•           Mark Bedworth (England Counties, The Barbarians)

•           Martin Shaw (Newcastle Falcons)

•           Michael Stephenson Premiership Rugby (Newcastle, Bath, Leeds, England)

•           Patrick Dias (England Students, Newcastle Falcons Sevens)