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.

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22 May 2018 - ES members enjoy latest instalment of the history of antiques

On Tuesday 22 May, 16 members of the society enjoyed the latest talk in a series that Merton Cox has delivered over the past two years.

Merton, formerly of Harrods antiques department, covered the period from 1880 to the present day, looking at English furniture, silverware and paintings.

Touching on the arts and crafts movement, art nouveau and art deco, as well as more contemporary styles, the talk was an interesting overview of the development of art and design from the late Victorian era, and included illustrations of some of Merton's own collection.

At the end of the talk, Merton showed the group two of his own favourite items: a silver honey pot in the shape of a bee, and a piece of tortoiseshell that could be used as a small tray on a dressing table.

Merton is pictured here (centre, wearing the white shirt) with the group.


22 May 2018    ES members enjoy latest instalment of the history of antiques
21 May 2018    The Over-60s lunch
12 May 2018    Grandparents take a tour of the College
09 May 2018    Trip to Normandy and the D-Day landings

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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.

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.

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 which includes a sports centre, an academic and IT centre and a new dining hall and social centre.

The first phase of the £33 million development, the Nugee Building, was completed at the beginning of 2017. The second and final phase, the Winn Building, opened at the beginning of the summer term 2018, during the College's 150th anniversary celebration year.


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