Old Badmintonian Association

Every student who comes to Badminton is invited to become a member of the Old Badmintonian Association (OBA) when student leaves the School. Old Badmintonians are extremely valued members of the Community and active supporters of the School.

There are many ways to stay connected, including regular events, an online networking site and individual contact.

Upcoming Events

More events coming soon, watch this space!

Keeping in Touch

Stay connected with your fellow Badmintonians. Our online community, Friends and Alumnae of Badminton School, lets you share memories, network professionally, and stay updated on school events. Follow us on Facebook (Friends and Alumnae of Badminton School), LinkedIn (The Old Badmintonian Association), and Instagram (@badmintonschoolalumnae).

Notable Alumnae

Mary Fedden OBE

Mary Fedden OBE studied at the Slade School of Art. She was a still-life painter whose work built on the influence of the St Ives School and of Braque and Matisse. She also taught at the Royal College of Art (where she was the first female tutor) and the Yehudi Menuhin School. The School is lucky enough to have a small collection of her work, which is displayed in Northcote House.

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan read PPE at Oxford. She is an equestrian who competes for Jordan in international show-jumping competitions. Much of her time is spent in charitable work.

Phyllida Law

Phyllida Law OBE studied at the Bristol Old Vic and is a film and television actress and author. Her credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Emma and Nanny McPhee.

Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph, poet, won a Scholarship to St Hilda's College Oxford. She wrote one of the nation's favourite poems, "the Warning" (When I am old I shall wear purple...) amongst many other critically acclaimed works.

Charlotte Leslie

Charlotte Leslie MP read Classics at Oxford. She worked as a swimming coach and gym instructor, in broadcasting, and as a part-time tutor and school governor before joining the Policy Exchange think tank. In 2010, she was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bristol North West.

Dame Iris Murdoch

Dame Iris Murdoch was a novelist and philosopher. She read Classics at Oxford and then worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration during World War Two. She went on to study philosophy at Cambridge before becoming a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. Her philosophical writings include The Sovereignty of Good (1970). Her novels include A Severed Head (1961), The Black Prince (1973) and the Booker-Prize winning The Sea, the Sea (1978). Badminton has an annual Creative Writing Award, established in her honour.

Indira Ghandi (nee Nehru)

Indira Nehru (later Indira Gandhi) read History at Oxford and went on to become a central figure of the Indian National Congress. In 1966, she became the first and to date only female Prime Minister of India.

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike read English at Oxford and then continued her career as a stage and film actress. Her stage credits include Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke and Gaslight. Film credits include Die Another Day, Pride & Prejudice and Gone Girl, for which she was BAFTA-nominated in 2015.

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