Elizabeth Banks (Diploma in Landscape Architecture, 1980)
Landscape designer. Chairman of Elizabeth Banks Associates. President of the Royal Horticultural Society 2011.
Stephen Baines (Certificate in Education, Physical Education, 1969)
International sports administrator, consultant and university lecturer. Chief Executive Officer, International Rugby Board and Rugby World Cup, 1998-2002; Chief Executive, The Hockey Association, 1986-1998; Executive Director, Canadian Rugby Union, 1975-1981.
Natasha Bedingfield (Psychology, 2000-2001)
Pop singer. Her debut album Unwritten reached number one in the UK Albums Chart in 2004 and These Words reached number one in the Singles Chart the same year.
Malorie Blackman OBE (HNC Computer Science, Thames Polytechnic)
Children’s writer. Her output includes the much acclaimed Noughts and Crosses trilogy: Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge and Checkmate. Noughts and Crosses was in the top one hundred in the BBC’s Big Read in 2004 (the only work by a black writer in that list). The TV version of her story Pig-heart Boy won the BAFTA Award for the Best Children’s Drama in 2000. Awarded an OBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
Ann Brightwell (née Packer) MBE (Dartford College of Physical Education, 1963)
Gold medal-winning athlete. Won the gold medal in the 800 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.