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.


8 May 2019 - Remembering Richard Garrett and raising funds for Macmillan

Emma Garrett (Nugent 1984-86) and a group of Old Eastbournians will be walking from Brighton to Eastbourne next month in memory of Richard Garrett (Reeves 1980-85), while helping to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Richard died in December 2018, having been diagnosed with bowel cancer nine years previously.

Emma tells us: 'It’s a 25-mile walk he and I did many moons ago as schoolkids as a fundraiser for Eastbourne College’s Big School after it burnt down in 1981. Rich also ran school cross-country races along this route for many years. When we were 'courting' we would often walk this way and, in recent years, many a blustery family walk has taken place on the South Downs Way. It holds many precious memories.'

A group of ten, calling themslves 'Garrett's Garrison', will be taking part in the walk on Saturday 8 June. Among them will be OEs Belinda Le Brocq (Nugent 1986-88), Fenella Troup (Nugent 1986-88), Fiona Lock (Nugent 1986-88), Katie Seymour (Nugent 1986-88) and Greg Lunn (School 1976-81), as well as Emma's daughter Tess.

Emma, pictured here with Richard, has set up a JustGiving page and would be grateful for any sponsorship and messages of goodwill: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/garrettsgarrison.


8 May 2019    Remembering Richard Garrett and raising funds for Macmillan
7 May 2019    Mark Ackred (Pennell 1991-96) takes part in record-breaking game of rugby - on Everest!
29 Apr 2019    The Eastbournian Society annual London dinner
26 Apr 2019    Local U3A group takes tour of the College
10 Apr 2019    Archive editions of 'The Eastbournian' magazine now available online
9 Apr 2019    Jaqi Anderson (Nugent 1980-82) has debut novel published
4 Apr 2019    Johnny Mercer MP (Pennell 1995-2000) interviewed in 'The Spectator'
3 Apr 2019    The 'Windsor Ten' meet for their 61st annual gathering
1 Apr 2019    You'd be a fool to miss out on the London dinner!

> 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.

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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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