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.


5 August 2020 - Eastbournian Society August newsletter

Director of the Eastbournian Society David Stewart has sent this message to all ES members:

Greetings from Old Wish Road and I hope you have been able to get out and about a bit more and enjoy the beautiful weather as restrictions have been partially relaxed.

Thank you to all those of you who have supported the Foundation 2020 Challenge. We raised a fantastic £16k in July and as a result we are able to sponsor two U6 pupils through to their A-levels next summer. Sadly financial hardship as a result of the pandemic is a reality and we are determined to do what we can to minimise the effect on young people's lives. It would be wonderful if we could support one more Eastbournian through to their A-levels next year and if you would like to support the fund it can be done through this link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=13270&charityId=1000891

The Board of Governors meet on Friday 14 August and the new term begins on Wednesday 2 September. The College is planning for a full-steam-ahead return to normality. A benefit of lockdown is that as a country we have been reminded once again of the absolute priority and importance of education. It is a pity that it takes a pandemic to remind many of this and that there is nothing more important than our children and the future they will have in their hands.

As far as our programme of Eastbournian Society events are concerned we continue to be in a 'holding pattern' until government regulations allow otherwise. As announced last month this year's reunion early in September has been cancelled and we will let you know as and when events can be planned with a greater degree of certainty. 

With best wishes and enjoy August.


5 Aug 2020    Eastbournian Society August newsletter
8 Jul 2020    Tom Copeland (Reeves 2002-07) to run the South Downs Way in 24 hours
7 Jul 2020    Old Eastbournian get-together in Hong Kong
6 Jul 2020    Old Eastbournians at the Epsom Derby
1 Jul 2020    The Foundation 2020 Challenge
1 Jul 2020    Cancellation of OE reunion

> Click here for all 2020 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 Incorporated, 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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