Provost, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards for OBs

It has been a great start to the year for Old Bedalians. Congratulations to…Daniel Day-Lewis (1970-75) who has won Best Performance by an Actor in a
Motion Picture – Drama
at the Golden Globes and has been nominated for a BAFTA award (Leading Actor), both for his lead role performance in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, in which he portrays former US president Abraham Lincoln. He also is widely tipped to pick up a third Oscar for the role. Read more. Juno Temple (2005-07) has also been nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award, which is voted on by the public. Read more. Across the pond, Ben Polak (1975 – 80) has been appointed University Provost at Yale with immediate effect. Ben, the first William C. Brainard Professor of Economics, is also a professor of management. He was appointed the chair of the Department of Economics in 2010, and has served on numerous Yale committees. Read more.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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