The Old Cryptian's Society offers past pupils the chance to keep in touch and a network of support for all members of the Crypt community


Details about the Old Cryptian club can be found on the linked pages

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The London Old Cryptians Club

Founded in 1947, the London Old Cryptians Club serves ex-pupils living and working in the nation’s capital.

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John Gordon A'Bear, international rugby union player with the British and Irish Lions, and Gloucester's youngest ever captain.

Prof Ernest Baldwin, Professor of Biochemistry at University College London from 1950–69

Peter Bayley, Berry Professor of English at the University of St Andrews from 1978–85, and the first Principal of Collingwood College, Durham in 1972

Capel Bond, organist

Prof Derek Brewer, Professor of English at the University of Cambridge from 1983–90, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 1977–90, and President of the English Association from 1982–3 and 1987–90

Thomas Edward Brown (1830–1897) – poet and scholar, former head-master

Andrew Clements, Music critic of The Guardian since 1993 and of the Financial Times from 1979–93, and Editor of The Musical Times from 1987–8

Harold Collison, Baron Collison CBE, General Secretary of the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers from 1953–69

Robin Day (1923–2000) – journalist, broadcaster and political commentator

Ian Dench - Songwriter and musician, best known as the guitarist from EMF

Group Captain Dickie Haine DFC

Andrew Henderson, Ambassador to Algeria since 2007

William Henley (1849–1903) – poet and editor

Rt Rev Michael Wrenford Hooper, Bishop of Ludlow from 2002–9

Michael John Hurd, composer

Prof H. D. F. Kitto – classicist and Professor of Greek at the University of Bristol from 1944–62

Air Vice-Marshal John Lawrence CB, Station Commander of RAF Wittering from 1964–6

John Moore (1730–1805) – Archbishop of Canterbury

Grahame Parker, cricketer

Robert Raikes (1736–1811) – publisher and founder of Sunday School Movement

James Roose-Evans, theatre director and priest

Wayne Thomas – professional footballer (Doncaster Rovers)

George Whitefield (1714–1770) – a leader of the Methodist movement

James Frederick Wood, Archbishop of Philadelphia between 1860–83

Russell Wilson - leading scholar of ancient vertebrate evolutionary history







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