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.

You can now donate online to support Project 150

If you would like to support Eastbourne College's transformative Project 150 development, you can now donate safely and securely online by credit or debit card.

Simply click on the Donate button to go to the online donation form and fill out your details.

If you are a UK taxpayer remember to tick the box on the form so that the College can clam back Gift Aid from HMRC. This is worth 25p for every pound you donate, at no extra cost to you.

Thank you for your support.


26 April 2017 - The opening of the Nugee Building

The President of Eastbourne College The Duke of Devonshire, the Duchess of Devonshire and Miss Patricia Nugee were guests of honour at the opening of the Nugee Building on 26 April.

The Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Miss Nugee, visited the Birley Centre to listen to a musical performance by pupils, and discussed GCSE and A level art projects before being shown round the Nugee Building by Heads of School Katya Goodwin and Walter Huchu.

Eighty guests, many of whom are College benefactors, were welcomed to the official opening and thanked for their support by Headmaster Tom Lawson.

Patricia Nugee, daughter of John Nugee, Headmaster 1938-56, after whom the building is named, unveiled the plaque in the Warren Atrium.

The Duke of Devonshire congratulated the College on its vision in providing outstanding facilities and referred to Eastbourne College as the jewel in Sussex’s educational crown.

Pictured are Tom Lawson, the Duke of Devonshire, Patricia Nugee, The Duchess of Devonshire and Jess Lawson.


26 Apr 2017    The opening of the Nugee Building
23 Apr 2017    Pennell House completes 1500km walk for charity
21 Apr 2017    150th anniversary sundial installed
18 Apr 2017    Tom Evans (Wargrave 2005–10) comes third in Marathon des Sables
12 Apr 2017    Big fight screened live to raise funds for the Matthew Hobden Trust
11 Apr 2017    Two Old Eastbournians compete in gruelling Sahara Desert foot race
10 Apr 2017    OE Golf Society take part in Halford Hewitt competition
3 Apr 2017    Ian Mortimer (Wargrave 1980–85) publishes latest history book

> Click here for all 2017 news headlines and our news archive

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.

Members area

Our members area has additional news and photos of recent events not available on the main website.

It also gives you access to the contact details we hold for you on our mailing database and allows you to update these online.

To get access to our members pages you will need to register on the website first and set up a username and password. For more information, please visit the members area pages.


Project 150 is an exciting and transformative re-development plan which includes a sports centre, an academic and IT centre and a new dining hall and social centre. The £33 million development is currently underway and the first phase will be ready for occupation by the end of 2016. The second and final phase is scheduled for delivery in 2017 when the College will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. If you are interested in making a donation towards the Project 150 campaign, you can find further details of how your support can help the College.


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