Former Pupils

News from former pupils of Truro School, Cornwall.

Dr Nigel Knee (CO74) A random walk in the world of nuclear energy

November 28, 2017

London Networking Reunion 2017

November 14, 2017

Dr Michael Wiseman (CO59)

October 30, 2017

Dr Patrick Wiseman (CO68)

October 30, 2017

Russell Pike (CO78)

October 27, 2017

Gavin Mooney CO96- Settling in Melbourne

August 31, 2017

Dr Philip Ashworth CO01- Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life

August 30, 2017

Talan Skeels-Piggins (CO89) “Le Mans-2017 International Bridgestone Handy Race”

June 28, 2017

Roger White (CO64) “Don’t be too quick to mend your boot zip”

June 28, 2017

Mark (Mac) McNaughton (CO93) – Speech Day 1986

April 20, 2017

Ian Rogers CO67 ‘A career in advertising and schoolboy tales’

March 27, 2017

After I left Truro I went into advertising on the lowest rung of the ladder, as a trainee, and during my career worked my way up in a number of top London advertising agencies including a spell at Cadbury Schweppes as their Controller of Advertising. I finished my days in the business as CEO of one of the U.K.'s top Media Agencies - my division was the largest part of the group - we had gone public in 1989 and subsequently...

Calum Sanders CO07 ‘Sailing the High Seas’

March 27, 2017

Being a Cornishman, the sea has been a constant companion throughout my life. Originally from Newlyn, but spending the majority of my years in Newquay, the sea has never been far from my gaze and continues to be the major driving force with what I do...

Stuart Robertson CO89 ‘Jeweller and lifeboat volunteer’

March 27, 2017

Stuart Robertson joined Rock RNLI volunteer crew last year as ‘Shore Crew’, and together with his volunteer colleagues, is responsible for the launch and recovery of Rock RNLI lifeboat....

Nick Cameron (CO59) ’50 Years in Australia’

February 23, 2017

The two tangible things that I remember and I gained from Truro School were firstly drama, and winning the senior acting prize two years in a row was probably the highlight. The acting standard was very high and good enough for me to get a few professional gigs in TV many years later. Secondly was literature and in particular C.F (Freddy) Wilkes who opened my eyes to writing fiction. He said to me one day in the second form after reading a boring but factual essay of...

Carol Tippett-Bukta (CO81) ‘Teaching English in Germany’

February 23, 2017

After leaving Truro School in 1981, I studied European Studies and Modern Languages at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). In my third year of study I did a compulsory stint as an assistant language teacher at a Grammar School (Gymnasium) in Herrenberg, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in south-western...

Former pupil selected for the Royal Society of British Art’s ‘Rising Stars’ exhibition

February 21, 2017

Former pupil Patrick Thomas (CO16) was recently selected as one of the Royal Society of British Artists’ (RBA) Scholars of 2017 after submitting his oil painting self-portrait. Patrick’s painting was selected to be one of 22 out of over 280 entries to be displayed in the RBA Rising Stars exhibition in London, hosted by the Royal Overseas League in collaboration with the National Association of Decorative Fine...

Ellen Husain (CO94) selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2016

January 31, 2017

Former Pupil Ellen Husain (CO94) was recently named by British Academy of Television Arts (BAFTA) as a Breakthrough Brit 2016 - one of two Producer-Directors chosen across the UK film, games and TV industry, and the first natural history film maker to be selected....

Colin Groves (CO80) New Zealand resident with strong links in the UK

January 25, 2017

Colin Groves left Truro School in 1978 aged 16 at the end of 5th form having also attended Treliske Prep School; he went on and completed his A levels at St Austell Sixth Form College. Colin went to The London Business School and also Derby University where he studied Accountancy and was sponsored by British Rail for whom he worked when not studying....

John Stobart (CO73) ‘From Treliske to The Frankfurt Radio Symphony’

January 25, 2017

My musical career started at Treliske as it was then called. I can't remember the year, but we were asked if we wanted to play instruments and I was given the Tuba because I was the tallest in the class! I think it was Probably Mr. Moore who taught us at Treliske as he was later to do at the main school. I don't know how he stood all of us untalented kids squawking into our various...

Peter Child (CO74) CEO of the Cornish Pirates

January 25, 2017

Former Pupil and recently appointed Interim CEO of the Cornish pirates is on the board with former Truro School Pupil Colin Groves (CO80). Peter was brought up in Cornwall and came to Truro School in 1967 and left in 1974 with ten ‘O’ Levels and four ‘A’ Levels which included: English, History, Art and Economics....