Over the centuries, MCS has produced many distinguished alumni or Old Waynfletes as we refer to them. Now well into our sixth century, our former pupils include scholars, war heroes, musicians, Olympians, a Nobel Prize laureate, a Hollywood film director, and a saint.

Click the links below to find out more about them and their achievements.

 

Captain Noel Chavasse
1884-1917
William Tyndale
1494-1536
Saint Thomas More
1478-1535
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
1473 - 1530
Bishop William of Waynflete
1395 - 1486
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English stage and screen actor
English schoolmaster and grammarian
B
Bishop of Chichester and royal chaplain to Edward IV
Bookseller and publisher
Singer
Opera, film and television director
Bishop of Thetford
C
English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas
Antiquary and historian
British athlete, soldier and religious leader
Army medical officer and holder of two Victoria crosses
Master of MCS and bishop
Member of the Bengal Civil Service and MP for East Nottingham
Orientalist and librarian, Master of MCS
D
Naturalist, lecturer and explorer of the Antarctic
Governor of New South Wales in the latter stages of WWI
E
Master of MCS and founder of many university scholarships
Chair of the British Council
F
British chemist who invented Fenton’s reagent
President of Magdalen College and committed evangelist
Priest, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Archbishop of York
G
Journalist and foreign correspondent
Doctor, academic, campaigner and writer
British writer and journalist
British diplomat
Historian
H
Entrepreneur, founder of Instant Offices, angel investor
Royal chaplain and Bishop of Hereford, Master of MCS
Founder, digital media agency and top PR guru
Anglican priest, author and Bishop of Lincoln
Author and professor of archaeology
Usher at MCS, Anglican divine in the Church of Ireland and Bishop of Derry
Dean of Gloucester and Winchester, President of Magdalen College
Scientist and Nobel Prize winner
J
Pianist
K
Professor of Chemistry
L
British diplomat
M
Biomedical Scientist
English stage and film director
Henry VIII’s chancellor and martyr
N
Composer of musicals and stage and screen actor
O
Artist
Master mason and chief architect of Oxford between 1460 and 1500
P
Bishop of Norwich
Academic, Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and Bishop of Peterborough
British philosopher
President of Magdalen College and Dean of Salisbury
Bishop of Rochester and Salisbury and Archbishop of York
Theatre designer who designed the Tower of London poppy display in 2014
British medievalist
R
Entrepreneur, founder of LOVEFiLM and Secret Escapes
Sports presenter on British television
S
Author of a series of educational books, second Master of MCS
British rugby union journalist and commentator
Theoretical physicist
Usher, English church leader and Catholic Bishop of London
T
Priest and scholar
W
Bishop of Winchester, Lord Chancellor and founder of MCS
English schoolmaster and head teacher
English composer
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Prize winner
English orientalist and colonial administrator
Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII
Media consultant, journalist and television producer
Zoologist

 

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