11 September 2021 - Welcome back to Old Eastbournians on reunion day

Saturday 11 September was the day when we were finally able to get OEs together for a reunion at the College. It was two years since our last reunion, with the one planned for 2020 having to be cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

We decided not to restrict the reunion to one particular cohort, but invited all OEs and their families to come along, and it was great to see so many from all generations enjoying the day. As well as watching Stags rugby on College Field, guests also had a chance to join guided tours of the Project 150 development, and some continued to re-visit their old haunts elsewhere on the campus. After tea in the College Theatre (more familiarly known as Big School to many), OEs were invited to have a look round their former houses.

Later, a number enjoyed Evensong in the College Chapel before a drinks reception in the dining hall in the Winn Building, followed by a carvery dinner. Headmaster Tom Lawson welcomed all the guests and then Development Director Emma Garrett spoke, saying how wonderful it was for OEs to be able to socialise again after so many months of restrictions.

Images from the day are carried below.

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