List of Old Haberdashers
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', are also Old Boys of the school.
- The Rt Hon Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, DL
- Roy W Brown, former President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, now its Chief Representative to UN
- Andrew, Lord Feldman - Conservative Party Chairman
- The Rt Hon Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
- The Rt Hon Lord Harris of Haringey, Labour politician and former President of the Cambridge Union
- Daniel Levy, lobbyist and one of the architects of the Geneva Accord
- David Lidington MP, Minister of State for Europe, Conservative MP
- Ian Luder CBE, 681st Lord Mayor of the City of London
- Sir Henry Phillips CMG, MBE (1914–2004), colonial administrator
- Daniel Taub, Israeli Ambassador to the UK
- Frederick Augustus Voigt, 1892–1957, most famous for his work with the Manchester Guardian and his opposition to dictatorship and totalitarianism on the Continent
- The Rt Hon Lord Wills.
- Professor John Bamborough, Founder of Linacre College, Oxford
- Andrew Donald Booth (1918–2009), computer pioneer
- Dr. Alan J. Charig (1927–1997), paleontologist
- Geoffrey Crossick PhD FRHistS (b.13 June 1946), Professor of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Formerly Vice-Chancellor of London University 2010-12
- Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Fellow - Trinity College, Cambridge
- Sir Ralph Freeman (1880–1950), engineer and architect of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Dr. Laurence Godfrey (born 1952), physicist, lecturer and technical consultant/expert witness in internet-related litigation
- I.J. Good (1916–2009), mathematician and code breaker at Bletchley Park
- Professor David Latchman CBE, Master of Birkbeck, University of London
- Professor Tim Mitchison FRS, Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard University
- Dr. Raj Persaud (born 1963), consultant psychiatrist and television personality
- John Rutherford (born 1941), fellow in Spanish and director of the Centre for Galician Studies at The Queen's College, Oxford, translator of Don Quixote
- Simon Schama CBE (born 1945), historian
- Professor Michael Stratton FRS - Director of the Sanger Institute
- Adam Thirlwell (born 1978), author, Fellow - All Souls' College, Oxford
- Professor John Urry (born 1946), sociologist.
- Peter Perrett (born 1952), composer and lyricist for The Only Ones
- Alexander S. Bermange (born 1976), composer and lyricist
- Erran Baron Cohen (born 1968), composer and trumpet player
- Isidore Godfrey (1900–1977), conductor of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
- Chris Squire (born 1948), musician in progressive rock band Yes
- Richard Wright (1943–2008), keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter for Pink Floyd.
- Darien Angadi (1949–1984), actor and boy soprano
- David Baddiel (born 1964), comedian and novelist
- Alexander S. Bermange (born 1976), musical theatre composer and lyricist
- Derek Bond, Derek William Douglas Bond MC (1920–2006) was a British actor, Officer (World War II), director and playwright
- Simon Boswell (born 1952), film score composer
- Michael John Bukht, OBE (1941–2011), the "Crafty Cook" from the BBC2 television show Food and Drink who went by the name Michael Barry
- Sacha Baron Cohen (born 1971), comedian (aka Ali G, Borat, or Brüno)
- Dean Craig (born 1974), film writer Death at a Funeral
- Paul Darrow (born 1941), actor
- Adam Gee, BAFTA-winning interactive media producer
- Jason Isaacs (born 1963), actor, played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series
- Mark Kermode (born 1963), film critic
- Matt Lucas (born 1974), comedian
- Oscar Moore (1960–1996), author. His partly autobiographical novel, A Matter of Life and Sex, made mention of the school.
- Jonny Persey, film producer.
- Jay Rayner (born 1966), food critic, author
- Sir Nicholas Serota (born 1946), Director of Tate Galleries (1988–present)
- Brian Sewell (born 1931), "Britain's most famous and controversial art critic"
- William Sutcliffe (born 1971), author of New Boy, a fictional book inspired by his experiences at the school.
- Jonathan Scott-Taylor (born 1962), actor most notable for playling Damien Thorn in Damien: Omen II
- Gabriel Woolf (born 1932), film, radio and television actor.
- Richard Wright (1943–2008), organist/keyboard player and founder member of Pink Floyd.
- Myles Anderson (born 1990), professional football player
- Benedict Bermange, cricket statistician
- Julian Goater (born 1953), athlete
- Damon Hill OBE (born 1960), F1 World Champion, racing driver
- Michael Yeabsley, former cricketer
- Richard Yeabsley, former cricketer
- Vic Matthews, (born 1934), Olympic 110m hurdler
- 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
- 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.
- Cooke, Rachel. "We pee on things and call it art". Guardian, 13 November 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
- "John Bamborough: Creator of Linacre College, Oxford". The Independent (London). 4 August 2009.
- "Andrew Booth scientist who invented the magnetic storage device". The Times (London). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
- Picardie, Justine. "Obituary: Oscar Moore". Guardian, 13 November 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2008