Southgate County School


Notable Former Pupils and Staff

This page was last updated on 19 March 2012

1908-1911D CarrPlayed for England in the International Bowls Tournament in July 1948
1909-1915Air Vice-Marshall E B Addison, CBECBE in 1945?
1909-1916Sir George H Lloyd Jacob, QC, MA, BCLLawyer - Kings/Queens Counsel, High Court Judge, Chairman of Resale Price Maintenance Committee (c.1947/8)
1915-1919Cecil HuntWriter and journalist - wrote many books on "howlers", friend of and collaborator with Heath Robinson. Autobiography "Ink in my Veins" published 1948. Appeared on radio programme "In Town Tonight".
1915-1920The Rev David A R McGregorChurchman - a long and distinguished life in the Church of Scotland, including the following positions: Acting Minister of the Kirk of the Canongate (the Royal Chapel in Edinburgh), Assistant Minister of St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh and of Paisley Abbey in the West of Scotland and, from 1955 until his death in May 1999, Honorary Chaplain of Glasgow Cathedral, his only predecessor in the last-named capacity being King James IV (of Scotland).
1917-1924Professor W D WrightProfessor in Technical Optics, Imperial College of Science (from c.1949)
1927-1934Lena Chivers (Jeger)Lena May was born in Yorkley, Gloucestershire, in 1915. Educated at Southgate County School. During the Second World War she worked for the Ministry of Information and was assistant editor of British Ally, a newspaper published by the British government for distribution in the Soviet Union. Lena married Santo Jeger in 1948. A member of the Labour Party, she served on the St. Pancras Borough Council (1945-59) and the London County Council (1952-55). Jeger was elected to represent Holborn and St. Pancras in the House of Commons in November 1953. She held the seat until the 1959 General Election when she was defeated. Jeger was a staff reporter on The Guardian until being elected in the 1964 General Election. After retiring from parliament in 1979 she was created Baroness Jeger.
1928-1933George MitchellMusician - broadcasting on radio and television, and founder of the George Mitchell Choir and the (now non-politically incorrect) Black and White Minstrel Show, "the most popular light entertainment TV series of the 1960's", peaking with 16.5 million viewers in 1964 and winning the Golden Rose of Montreux for Best TV Show in the World in 1961. Awarded the OBE in 1975. Died 27th August 2002, aged 85.
Before 1944P W RushNovelist, although "remembered by some as a great cricketer" - Rogue's Lute (about 1944) - based on the life and works of Francois Villon. Several other novels were mention in a later Magazine.
1937-1943?Warren Misell (Stage name Warren Mitchell)Actor - on stage and in film and television, his best known role being as Alf Garnett in the TV series "Till Death Us Do Part".
1940?-1944Professor John BarnardHaving retired in 1982 my wife Audrey (ex-Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Barnet) and I moved to west Dorset where we have lived ever since. During my working life I spent some time at the Atomic Energy Establishment, Harwell, and then 25 years at University College London on the staff of the Chemical Engineering Department. My last post was as Newton Drew Professor and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Sheffield University.
1940?-1946?Alan DumayneLocal historian - author of Once Upon a Time in Palmers Green (published Mar 1993), Fond Memories of Winchmore Hill (Mar 1990), Southgate: a Glimpse Into the Past (Sep 1987) and other works. Died 1998.
1943-Peter BakerProfessional footballer - Right Back in the Spurs' double-winning side of 1960/61 and FA Cup Winners 1962
1943?L J K SetrightWriter and Radio and TV Broadcaster on motoring. Appeared in radio programme "Man of Action" broadcast 21 May 1977
1945-1951Professor A Michael Bourn (known as "Arthur" at School, as Jack Rolfe, the German Master, named him "Artur" for the German classes, as there is no German name for Alan; outside School, though, he preferred to be known by his second forename, Michael)Professorships at Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), Liverpool and Southampton and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Southampton
1945-1951Sir John BournProfessor Sir John Bourn - Comptroller & Auditor General and Head of the National Audit Office
1946-1950Professor Herbert F Shurvell (known as "Bert" at School)Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Art Conservation Program; B.Sc.H. 1959, D.Sc. 1981, Exeter University; M.Sc. 1962, Ph.D. 1964, University of British Columbia; Attaché de Recherche, 1964-65, Université de Marseille; Thornton Research Fellow, 1987-88, Shell Research Ltd.; Honorary Member, 1991, Spectroscopy Society of Canada; Fellow, Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) Associate Member, The Royal Society of Chemistry Ontario Bicentennial Medal (1984)
1947-1952John BennettMusician - trombonist with "Kenny Ball and the Jazzmen"
1947-1952Mike MiddleditchCartographer - author of Penguin City MapGuides of London, Paris, New York, Amersterdam and St Albans, Penguin Map of the World and other Penguin maps.
1949-1956Pat KnightPhotographic and Television Advertising Model