The Eastbournian Society brings together Eastbourne College’s extended family of Old Eastbournians, current and former parents and staff, local people and businesses and other friends and supporters. Our aim is to maintain close links with any person or organisation who wishes to be associated with the College.


13 November 2019 - The Man in the White Suit

The Eastbournian Society's latest theatre outing was to Wyndham's Theatre on Wednesday 13 November, to see The Man in the White Suit.

The show, based on the Ealing Studios film comedy of the same name, tells the story of idealistic young scientist Sidney Stratton, who invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. But with the textile mill owners and the trade unions up in arms about his invention, there are many comic escapades for the plucky hero.

One of the cast was Old Eastbournian Ben Deery (Powell 1998-2003), who played the part of Michael Corland, in charge of one of the rival mills who are after Sidney's new fabric. Ben joined some of the ES group after the show for a chat and a drink in a neighbouring pub, and is pictured here, third from right.


13 Nov 2019    The Man in the White Suit
7 Nov 2019    Eastbourne informal pub evening
24 Oct 2019    The Arts Society Eastbourne take a stained-glass tour of the College
21 Oct 2019    Old Eastbournians victorious in the Fore Trayphy golf tournament
21 Oct 2019    David Wexler (Powell 2012-14) launches GripBeats® on Kickstarter
18 Oct 2019    The London business lunch
15 Oct 2019    Entertaining talk on the history of Harrods
11 Oct 2019    Loyal OE Peter Homburger visits the College
9 Oct 2019    Banking, broking and asset management networking
1 Oct 2019    More Eastbournian magazines added to digital archive

> Click here for all 2019 news headlines and our news archive

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Eastbourne College: 150 years in pictures

A new fully-illustrated souvenir book, Eastbourne College: 150 years in pictures, is now available to buy from the Eastbournian Society.

Exploring the history of the College with a series of themes, covering art, buildings, the cadet force, chapel, charity, drama, houses, personalities, science, sport, the war years and much more, the book is packed with photographs and drawings sourced from the College archives.

With a soft cover and 108 pages it is available to buy for just £5.00.

You can buy it in person from the Eastbournian Society office or the school shop, or order a copy to be posted to you.

The price including postage and packing (UK) is £7.70. For postage costs outside the UK please enquire for details.

Contact David Blake at 01323 452262 or drblake@eastbourne-college.co.uk .

You can pay by credit card over the phone or send a cheque, made payable to Eastbourne College, to Eastbournian Society, Headmaster's House, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JX.

Forthcoming events

We organise social and cultural events, including lunches, dinners, theatre trips, walks, talks and visits to places of interest. These are for all Eastbournian Society members: Old Eastbournians, parents, pupils, staff and other friends of the College. In addition there are career and business networking events where OEs, parents and current pupils can meet to offer and receive advice and build up business contacts.

Comprehensive details are in the listings on our Forthcoming events page.

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