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 February 2020 - College to host 2020 ECB David English Bunbury Festival

The College is delighted to announce that it has won the right to host one of the most famous events in the British cricketing calendar. The 34th edition of the renowned England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) David English Bunbury Festival, will play out under the blue skies of the sunshine coast between 2 and 7 August.

The announcement was made public today by Cricket World Magazine and the ECB who released this press statement to their hundreds of thousands of followers nationwide.

Former Kent and Nottinghamshire professional and Director of Cricket at the College, Rob Ferley, stated, 'Having played in the Bunbury Festival back in 1997 along with future England player James Tredwell [now part of the College’s coaching team], and subsequently forging a lifelong friendship with him, the opportunity to be part of the 2020 Festival and to help nurture the next generation is something that we are really proud of.'

In 2018, the Bunbury Festival was rebranded after formalisation of its position on the ECB Player Pathway. The Festival’s pedigree boasts over 80 Bunbury 'graduates' going on to win international caps, and hundreds more playing county cricket.

Last year, College cricketer Danial Ibrahim was selected for the Bunbury XI against the West Indies; the same year that witnessed record-breaking talent in the form of Tawanda Muyeye.


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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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