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.


14 September 2019 - Eastbournian Society members explore Brunel's London

The annual London walk is always a popular event in the Eastbournian Society calendar and this year some 30 members joined us for a chance to explore the London of the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

The group met the guide from the London Walks Company at Embankment Station, before boarding a Thames riverboat for a trip along the river to Docklands.

An added bonus was that they had an excellent view of the Great River Race which happened to be taking place that morning, where teams of rowers compete in what is described as London's River Marathon.

After visiting the site where the SS Great Eastern was launched, the group travelled by train through the Thames Tunnel (now part of London's Overground rail network) and completed the walk at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, where they descended the sinking shaft, now known as the Grand Entrance Hall.

The day ended with some of the group having lunch at the historic Mayflower pub on the riverfront at Rotherhithe.


14 Sep 2019    Eastbournian Society members explore Brunel's London
13 Sep 2019    Sam Shucksmith (Pennell 2004-09) wins National Enduro Mountain Bike Championships
11 Sep 2019    Tour of the First World War battlefields
7 Sep 2019    Eastbournian Society reception for parents of new pupils
6 Sep 2019    Wine tasting with Guy Boursot
4 Sep 2019    Memorial service for 'Dod' Wainwright to be held in October

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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.

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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.

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