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Throughout its almost 400 year history Adams has educated countless young men, and more recently young women, and we're proud that a good many of them choose to stay in touch with us and let us know what they're doing.

A few of our most notable Old Novaportans are listed below, we always enjoy hearing from former pupils with stories of what they have been up to since leaving us. 

Richard Burge (1969-1976) - Richard is Chief Executive of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council having previously held a number of senior positions with a variety of private, public and civil society organisations including as Chief Executive of Wilton Park.

Radzi Chinyanganya (1998 - 2005) - Radzi is one of children's TV's most recognisable faces coming to prominence as a presenter on Blue Peter as well as being one of the BBC's presenting team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Jeremy Corbyn (1960 - 1967) - Jeremy Corbyn is Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition. He has been an MP for Islington North since 1983, becoming leader of the Labour Party in 2015. 

Ben Gernon (2000 - 2007) - Ben is a world renowned conductor who has been awarded the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductor's Award and is Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Eliot Higgins (1990 - 1995) - Eliot is a journalist and blogger. He helped to investigate the Syrian Civil War, the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. He is the founder of Bellingcat, a website for citizen journalists.

Ian Hopkins - Ian is Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and has served in the Staffordshire, Northamptonshire and Cheshire Police forces. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 Birthday Honours.

Nick Jenkins (1978 - 1985) - Nick Jenkins is an entrepreneur and founder of the online greetings card retailer He rose to prominence on the BBC Two programme Dragons' Den and is a Haberdasher.

Professor Chris Lowe (1979 - 1986) - Professor Lowe is an Associate Professor of Biology at Stanford University, his lab is based at Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey.

Francis Wells (1961 - 1969) - Mr Wells is a leading Cardio Thoracic surgeon based at the Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. He also has a specialist interest in the work of Leonardo da Vinci; his book 'The Heart of Leonardo', explores the artist's drawings and writings on the heart.

Please click here for a more extensive list of alumni of Haberdashers' Adams.

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