St George's has many remarkable alumnae who have distinguished themselves in major fields ranging from education and law to medicine and the arts.
Alice Thompson - novelist
Amanda Mitchison - writer
Annie “Spitfire” Penrose - Annie, who was at St George's as a boarder from 1924, with her younger sister. She died on 2nd October, 2011. Her obituary in 'The Telegraph' described how Britain's most famous fighter 'plane, the Spitfire, was named after her. Her father was Sir Robert McLean, chairman of Vickers in the 1930s. He worked with the engineer R J Mitchell who was responsible for the aircraft's design. When the time came to name it, McLean suggested 'Spitfire', his affectionate name for his daughter, Annie.
Brenda Mark - artist
Brigit Forsyth – actress
Candia McWilliam - author and Booker prize judge
Carol Brown Janeway - editor and literary translator into English. She was best known for her translations of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader
Catherine Philp - reporter, 'The Times'
Cordelia Fine - academic psychologist
Emily Dudgeon – athlete
Felicity Hammond - opera singer
Margaret Houldsworth - British campaigner for women's education and a philanthropist
Jennifer Wallace, Director of Studies in English at Peterhouse College Cambridge
Ione Fim - Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
Katie Targett Adams - singer/songwriter, Clarsach player
Kathleen Scott - sculptor, pupil of Rodin; married to Captain Scott, mother of Sir Peter Scott.
Kay Adams - Scottish television presenter and actress in Loose Women
Lady Ogilvie (Mary), first Head of St Anne's College, Oxford
Lindsay Paterson, Edinburgh City Council, stood against Gordon Brown in the 2010 election
Lois Weatherup - model, former Miss Scotland
Marie Stopes - British author, palaeobotanist, academic, eugenicist, campaigner for women's rights, and pioneer in the field of birth control.
Penny Macmillan - journalist, broadcaster
Phyllis Bone - 20th-century Scottish sculptor
Sarah Davidson - model, fashion buyer
Sarah McVittie - entrepreneur
Sheila Burnford - author of 'The Incredible Journey' (also a Disney film)
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