Read feature articles from the alumni magazine, The Rose & Portcullis, below.


Kush Kanodia (OE1996)

Kush Kanodia (OE1991-96) has developed a portfolio career helping charities, social enterprises and non-profit organisations with a focus on disability, technology and healthcare. Kush is an advisor to the world’s first Global Disability Innovation Hub, a partnership led by the University College London as part of the legacy of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and on the public advisory board of Health Data Research UK, the new national institute for health data science.

The Examined Life

Mark Miodownik (OE1987)

Mark Miodownik (OE1982-87) is a materials scientist and Professor of Materials and Society at UCL, where he teaches and runs a research group. He is an engineer, broadcaster and writer who has popularised science and engineering. He was included in The Times 2010 list of the top 100 most influential people in science and has won numerous prestigious awards.

Everything is made of something

Michel Roux (OE1976)

Michelin starred chef Michel Roux (OE1976) took time out from his busy day running one of London’s most famous restaurants ‘Le Gavroche’ to talk to us about school dinners, marathon running and his plans for the future.

Michel Roux Jr

David Hart (OE1960)

Multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist David Hart (OE1953-60) started his career in feature film production. Here, he recounts some of his early experiences on his way to BAFTA recognition.

A Man for All Seasons