List of Old Haberdashers

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The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School (commonly referred to as HABS) is a British private school for boys aged 4–18 It is situated in Hertfordshire and is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and of the prestigious Haileybury Group.

Former students at Haberdashers' are referred to as Old Haberdashers. A number of former Haberdashers' students have entered the acting profession, of whom Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Lucas and Jason Isaacs are particularly prominent. Haberdashers' has produced a number of statesmen and others in the political sphere, with the current Minister of State for Europe, David Lidington, also being a former pupil of the school. The historian Simon Schama, a frequent contributor to television and radio programmes, and Brian Sewell, 'Britain's most famous and controversial art critic',[1] are also Old Boys of the school.








  • Dotun Adebayo (born 1960), BBC journalist and presenter of Up All Night on BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Nick Goldsmith (born 1971), film and TV producer
  • Peter Kosminsky (born 1956), writer and film director
  • Zac Lichman (born 1980), Big Brother (UK) Contestant ('Ziggy') 2007 and member of boyband Northern Line
  • Dan Mazer (born 1971), TV producer
  • Adam Parsons (born 1970), BBC journalist
  • Robert Popper (born 1968), producer of the BAFTA award winning Peep Show and author of The Timewaster Letters, The Return of The Timewaster Letters and The Timewaster Diaries under the pseudonym of Robin Cooper
  • Ian Toynton (born 1946), television director, producer and editor
  • Alan Whicker CBE (1925-2013), journalist and broadcaster.

Haberdashers in fiction[edit]

  • The characters Mark and Barry in the novel New Boy by William Sutcliffe (an Old Haberdasher) are pupils at a thinly veiled fictional version of Haberdashers', based on the author's experiences as a pupil.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cooke, Rachel. "We pee on things and call it art". Guardian, 13 November 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  2. ^ "John Bamborough: Creator of Linacre College, Oxford". The Independent (London). 4 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Booth scientist who invented the magnetic storage device". The Times (London). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  4. ^ Picardie, Justine. "Obituary: Oscar Moore". Guardian, 13 November 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2008