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School Staff - March 1949

How many can you put names to? 

The First Eight in training - 1954

On the Thames at Putney 

1966 Senior Athletics Team

How many of them are still athletes? 

1976 Biology 6th

They assure us they're pillars of respectability now . . . 

The John Carpenter Club (Old Citizens Association)

The Alumni association of the City of London School  

Year 5, 1995


OC Fives

Wood Plate, 2009 

OC Football Team, October 2010

Following a convincing win over Brentwood. 

OC Reunion

Class of 1976-77-78 

50 Years On

The Class of 1960 in the new School in 2010 

OC Golf Match against the School, June 2011

And the boys won, beating both the Masters and the Old Citizens! 

CLS Woodwind Orchestra 1972

On the stage in the Great Hall 

Simon Newton helps steer York's creative future

Simon Newton is helping put the City of York on the creative map with the York Mediale digital arts festival.

President's Blog

Read the latest blog post from JCC President, John Gee-Grant.


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The John Carpenter Club (JCC) is the alumni association of the City of London School. Old Boys from the School are known as Old Citizens – whether they’re aged 18 or 80!
There are Old Citizens in many different industries and professions, and members of the Club can offer useful information and contacts to current students and recent leavers in a variety of business sectors. The Club holds social and networking events, including reunions, professional group dinners, and an annual lunch for School leavers. We also have a thriving sports section.


One thing unites members of the JCC and that’s a respect for the quality of education that we all received at the School. The JCC helps to ensure that this quality of education is sustained and continues to be available to as wide a selection of talented students as possible. JCC members contribute to the School’s Bursary scheme, assist with careers events, and support the development of the School through regular contact with the Headmaster, students, staff and the Friends.

President John Gee-Grant addresses AGM
30 November 2017
 At the 2017 JCC Annual General Meeting, incoming President, John Gee-Grant reflects on his years at City of London School and his commitment to ensuring the JCC's relationship with the School continues to improve.
Nicholas Hulbert (2004-2012) launches 10-minute period drama
18 March 2018
 'A Night in the Winter of the Revolution' is the latest short film to emerge from Old Citizen Nicholas Hulbert's independent film company, Raunkiaer.
Wanted! - Old Citizen Cricketers and Footballers
24 March 2018
 The Old Citizens Cricket and Football Clubs are looking to recruit more players.
Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Harry Michell
09 April 2018

Old Citizen, Harry Michell (2003 -2010) was interviewed by Screen Daily Reporter, Tom Grater, last year, following the success of 'Chubby Funny' the comedy which he directed and in which he starred.

Q & A with Sir Bernard Silverman
17 April 2018
 In this Autumn's Gazette magazine, we are running a question and answer format interview with Old Citizen (1961 - 1969) Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, who received a knighthood this year for public service and services to science. Read his profile and send us your questions!
Old Citizens invited to TED-style talks at CLS
18 April 2018

Old Citizens are invited to a series of TED-style talks during the months of April and May, run by the CLS Charity Committee  and delivered by City's own teaching staff. If you would like to come to any of these talks places must be booked in advance. 

Neil McPherson - ‘One of the most unsung of all major artistic directors in Britain’
23 April 2018
As the award-winning Finborough Theatre collects more accolades for its latest productions, ‘White Guy on the Bus’ and ‘Death of a Hunter’, its Artistic Director and Old Citizen (1981-1986) Neil McPherson, talks to the JCC’s Communications Officer, Karen Sage, about his career in the theatre and how his years at City of London School (CLS) helped him to pursue his passion.
Old Citizen Alex Brown produces 'Gracie' at The Finborough Theatre
24 April 2018
This month, 'Gracie' starts its run at The Finborough Theatre, London. Alex Brown (2003 - 2011), who is Creative Producer of the play, describes how his passion for theatre has driven his ambition since leaving CLS. 
David Grossel, former CLS Director of Studies, passes away
14 May 2018
David Grossel, Director of Studies at CLS during the 1990s, has passed away after a long illness.
Old Citizen (2016 leaver), Peter Hodgson-Jones’ Help for Heroes fundraising trek
16 May 2018
Later this year, Old Citizen Peter Hodgson-Jones is trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Old Citizen, Dr Geoffrey Alvarez’ organ symphony ‘St Paul’s Shipwreck’ premieres in London
19 May 2018
Old Citizen, Ronel Lehman at Chelsea Flower Show
26 May 2018

Garden designer Jo Thompson's first garden at Chelsea Flower Show was named after the Demelza Children's Hospice in Eltham, South London, which was built following an appeal chaired by Old Citzen Ronel Lehman. Ever since, Ronel has attended the Show and been pictured beside Jo's garden.

Old Citizen, Ronel Lehmann’s careers service helps first-time job hunters
05 June 2018
Ronel Lehmann's bespoke careers service has helped dozens of young people find the job of their dreams.




Old Citizen, Duncan Barrett's book 'Hitler's British Isles' launches today
14 June 2018
Today sees the publication of Old Citizen, Duncan Barrett's book 'Hitler's British Isles', which brings to life the day-to-day reality of German occupation for Channel Islanders during World War II.
Old Citizen, Harry Bradford awarded Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholarship
19 June 2018

Old Citizen Alex Brown brings three productions to Edinburgh Fringe 2018
21 June 2018
A trilogy of plays from Old Citizen (2003 - 2011) Alex Brown's Fever Dream Theatre production company will be performed this August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.
Alumni careers and industry networks – can you help?
16 July 2018
Old Citizen (1981-1988) Tim Hutchinson – a career in art
17 July 2018
Publishing in October this year, ‘Stuff You Should Know About Planet Earth’ is the latest book to be illustrated by Old Citizen, Tim Hutchinson. In this interview with Karen Sage, he talks about his twenty-year career as an illustrator.

Old Citizen (2009 – 2014) Sam Jaffe moves to New York to start a career in politics
23 July 2018
President's Blog July 2018
27 July 2018
Old Citizen (1966 – 1972) Simon Newton helps steer York’s creative future
22 August 2018
Old Citizen Tim Levene's company, Augmentum Fintech invests £7m in three European fintech companies
22 August 2018
This article, written by Barney Cotton, is reproduced here with permission from, where it was published on 20th August 2018.
26th September - Drinks Reception at the former City of London School
26 September 2018
City of London School Christmas Carol Service
12 December 2018
Old Citizens are welcome to attend the School's Christmas Carol Service at Temple Church, 6.30pm - 8.30pm on Wednesday, 12th December.
2018 Leavers' Reunion
12 December 2018
This year's CLS leavers are invited to a get-together over a few drinks at The Paternoster Pub, EC1A.
JCC in the Social Media