26 June 2014 - Devonshire Society Day

Nearly 70 members of the Devonshire Society attended the 2014 Devonshire Society Day, at which the College says thank you for their generosity in pledging a legacy to development and bursary funds.

Following a drinks reception in the foyer of the Birley Centre, the guests enjoyed a variety of musical performances by College pupils in the auditorium before heading to the College Theatre for a three-course lunch. Joint Head of School Matt Ginno, a recipient of the Bernard Drake Award, expressed his thanks on behalf of all pupils who are able to enjoy a College education through the generosity of bursaries funded by benefactors.

The afternoon continued with a chance to enjoy watching cricket on College Field, with the 1st XI taking on the MCC in their annual fixture.

Further information about the society is on the Devonshire Society page.


Members gather in the Birley Centre on Devonshire Society Day, 26 June 2014


Lunch was held in the College Theatre (Big School). In the background is an archives display on the life of
Alan Hayes Oxley, an Old Eastbournian casualty of the Great War, who was killed in action in December 1917


Joint Head of School Matt Ginno met Douglas Fergusson (Blackwater 1966–70), who sponsors
the Bernard Drake Award, of which Matt is a recipient


Guests enjoying lunch


Taking an interest in the development plans for Project 150

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