Famous OMs

Some famous Old Maidstonians

There is a list of more than 40 Wikipedia entries for Old Maidstonians at Famous Old Maidstonians. Some are described in a book written and published by LLC Press. Among them are the following.

Richard Beeching: Physicist, engineer, Chair of British Rail. Died 1985.
James Butler, RA: Sculptor.
James Burke: Journalist, historian and author.
Andrew Dilnot: Economist. Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford and author of the Dilnot Report on care of the elderly.
Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland: Died 1629.
David Flatman: Rugby Player and broadcaster
Nick Gibb: Conservative MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and currently (2019) Minister of State for Education
Steven Howarth: AKA Desmond Wolfe and Nigel McGuinness. Wrestler and commentator.
Philip Langridge: Opera singer. Died 2010.
General Sir Frederick Dobson Middleton: Served in New Zealand, India and Canada. Died 1898.
Philip Moore: Organist and composer
John Pugh: Politician. Liberal Democrat MP for Southport, 2001-17.
Frank Sando: Athlete (OM President, 2007-8). Died 2012.
Christopher Smart: Poet. Died 1771.

The School has produced historical material which gives many more names: here’s the link