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Westminster School

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1179

Motto:
Dat Deus Incrementum

Official Website:
http://www.westminster.org.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edgar Adrian
Scientist
30-Nov-1889 4-Aug-1977 Electricity within nerve cells
Peter Asher
Musician
22-Jun-1944   Peter of Peter and Gordon
Tony Benn
Politician
3-Apr-1925   Radical left Labour MP
Jeremy Bentham
Philosopher
15-Feb-1748 6-Jun-1832 Proponent of Utilitarianism
Adrian Boult
Conductor
8-Apr-1889 23-Feb-1983 Conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50
Peter Brook
Theater Director
21-Mar-1925   Lord of the Flies
Helena Bonham Carter
Actor
26-May-1966   Marla in Fight Club
Charles Churchill
Poet
1731 4-Nov-1764 Rosciad
Nick Clegg
Politician
7-Jan-1967   Leader of the Liberal Democrats
John Cleland
Novelist
24-Sep-1709 23-Jan-1789 Fanny Hill
Robert Cotton
Scholar
22-Jan-1571 6-May-1631 Cottonian Library
Christian Coulson
Actor
3-Oct-1978   Tom Riddle in Harry Potter
William Cowper
Poet
26-Nov-1731 25-Apr-1800 The Task
John Nelson Darby
Religion
18-Nov-1800 29-Apr-1882 Father of Dispensationalism
Dido
Musician
25-Dec-1971   No Angel
John Dryden
Poet
19-Aug-1631 1-May-1700 Absalom and Achitophel
Alice Eve
Actor
6-Feb-1982   She's Out of My League
Edward Gibbon
Historian
8-May-1737 16-Jan-1794 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
John Gielgud
Actor
14-Apr-1904 21-May-2000 Prospero's Books
Richard Hakluyt
Author
c. 1552 23-Nov-1616 Voiages and Discoveries of the English nation
Patrick Hamilton
Playwright
17-Mar-1904 23-Sep-1962 Gaslight
George Herbert
Poet
3-Apr-1593 1-Mar-1633 The Temple
Robert Herrick
Poet
1591 Oct-1674 Hesperides
Aaron Hill
Playwright
10-Feb-1685 8-Feb-1750 The Progress of Wit
Robert Hooke
Scientist
18-Jul-1635 3-Mar-1703 Law of Elasticity, microscopist
Tom Hooper
Film Director
1972   The King's Speech
William Hotham
Military
1736 1813 British Admiral
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
Ben Jonson
Playwright
11-Jun-1572 6-Aug-1637 Volpone
Ruth Kelly
Politician
9-May-1968   UK Minister of Transport
Nigel Lawson
Politician
11-Mar-1932   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1983-89
Francis Lewis
Politician
21-Mar-1713 30-Dec-1802 Signatory to Declaration of Independence
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
22-Mar-1948   Evita
John Locke
Philosopher
29-Aug-1632 28-Oct-1704 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Shane MacGowan
Musician
25-Dec-1957   The Pogues
Henry Mayhew
Journalist
1812 25-Jul-1887 Punch
Mika
Singer
18-Aug-1983   Lebanese Britpop singer
A. A. Milne
Author
18-Jan-1882 31-Jan-1956 Winnie the Pooh
Kim Philby
Spy
1-Jan-1912 11-May-1988 One of the Cambridge Five in MI6
Thomas Pinckney
Politician
23-Oct-1750 2-Nov-1828 Governor of South Carolina, 1787-89
Nigel Planer
Actor
22-Feb-1953   Neil on The Young Ones
Gavin Rossdale
Singer
30-Oct-1965   Lead singer of Bush
Nicholas Rowe
Playwright
20-Jun-1674 6-Dec-1718 Editor of William Shakespeare
Robert Southey
Poet
12-Aug-1774 21-Mar-1843 A Vision of Judgment
Richard Stone
Economist
30-Aug-1913 6-Dec-1991 National Income and Expenditure
Imogen Stubbs
Actor
20-Feb-1961   Twelfth Night
Louis Theroux
TV Personality
20-May-1970   Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
Government
20-Mar-1796 16-May-1862 Colonizer of Australia, New Zealand
Gordon Waller
Musician
4-Jun-1945 17-Jul-2009 Half of Peter and Gordon
Angus Wilson
Novelist
11-Aug-1913 31-May-1991 Hemlock and After

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Camden
Scholar
2-May-1551 9-Nov-1623 Britannia


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