Michael Ball aged 14 and a more recent portrait.
One of our illustrious alumni is Michael Ball, who attended Farnham College between 1977-
“By the time I went to Sixth Form College in Farnham – my parents had moved back home by then – my natural rebelliousness had become well established.
“Initially, I studied English, sociology and economics. I did well in English, I’d never heard of sociology, and at the end of my first year the teacher handed back my economics multiple-
“I couldn’t think what else to do at the end of my two years there, so I went to college in Guildford to start reading law. I was aimless, lost.”
A fuller account of his early years appeared in the Daily Mail in 2011.