Paul attended the RHS at Barnton from 1997-2003 – he represented the 1st XV once or twice, but his sporting interests were mainly Ice-Hockey where he played for Edinburgh, Scotland and The University of Great Britain team. Paul read International Business at Heriot Watt and obtained a Law degree from The University of Edinburgh. He started a family business in 2009, and now works for an Asset Management firm in The City, London.
Past Club President
Started at Jock’s Lodge in September 1972 and soon playing rugby for the JC1s coached by Neil Sutherland which culminated in playing for in the 1st XV in 1985. An enthusiastic cricketer as well who played briefly for the FP 2nd XI at this sport. I graduated from Edinburgh in 1989 with an M.A in Politics and Modern History before moving to London to work for the now defunct Central Office of Information and spent most of my career there with spells in advertising agencies and client advertiser trade bodies. I’m currently a Planning Director on Crown Commercial Service for Posterscope.
Past Club President
Valerie left the school in 1980 and has provided valuable input to the committee and helped with the planning of our events, in particular our September 2010 wine and tapas evening at Bacchanalia which was a big success with those attending.
I was at the Royal High from 1966 to 1972 and I was very keen on sport. I played rugby for the 1st XV that won all of its matches in the 1971-72 season and I also played cricket for the 1st XI for three years. After school I studied at the LSE and then spent my working career in computing. I worked for BT for 25 years in a variety of roles until I retired in 2013. I now spend my time coaching the juniors at Hertford Cricket Club and acting as Secretary to the Royal High School Club in London. I am always keen to hear from any former pupils of the Royal High who live in the London area – they can contact me on 01992-554854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joined 1965, as an extremely nervous ‘ gyte’. Fortunate to spend my time at the High School equally divided between Regent Road and Barnton. Even more fortunate to be appointed School Captain for 1970/1971- it must have been a very poor year. After 4 years at Southampton University, I arrived in London to seek my fortune in October 1976 and I’m still looking. I’ve made a precarious living as a freelance journalist / writer / interviewer / broadcaster, specialising in drama both on stage and screen.
Attended the school at Jocks Lodge, Regent Road and Barnton, before leaving in 1969 to read Physics at Heriot Watt University. Then joined British Rail’s graduate programme in Nottingham to train as a computer programmer. After working as a computer contractor in diverse locations such as New York, Paris, Luxembourg and Scunthorpe (it wasn’t all glamour), now settled in Guildford, married with four children. Working as a freelance website developer.
Sam attended RHS from 1997 – 2003, and was a long-standing performer in the K.T. Choir and Secret Policeman’s Ball shows. She went on to graduate from Edinburgh University with an M.A. in Politics, before moving to Melbourne, where she worked in Film Production and studied acting. After 6 years she moved to London to study at Central School of Speech and Drama. Turning to copywriting as a way to work between auditions, she fell in love with writing, and is now a full-time self-employed Copywriter.