News headlines – October 2015

30 Oct 2015  – Oscar Orellana-Hyder (Reeves 2002–07) to play rugby for El Salvador
16 Oct 2015  – The London business lunch
6 Oct 2015  – Project 150 Campaign launch at the House of Lords
6 Oct 2015  – Richard Crook (Powell 1966–70) helps launch new Eastbourne architecture book
5 Oct 2015  – Verity Williams (Watt 2003–08) captains team on 'University Challenge'
5 Oct 2015  – Ian Thwaites (School 1956–61), President of the OE Cricket Club

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30 October 2015 - Oscar Orellana-Hyder (Reeves 2002–07) to play rugby for El Salvador

Oscar Orellana-Hyder (Reeves 2002–07) will be part of the El Salvador rugby team taking part in the Central American Rugby Championship in December.

Oscar, who plays for the OE Stags, qualifies to play for the team because his mother is from El Salvador.

He will be flying out on 29 November before the start of the tournament on 6 December.

The CAC consists of four teams: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

El Salvador ('Los Torogoces') are the defending champions in the tournament.

Oscar said that he couldn't wait to get started on what he expects will be a great experience.

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16 October 2015 - The London business lunch

There was a new venue for this year's London business lunch, which was held at a pub in Victoria.

This annual gathering is open to all members of the Eastbournian Society.

It is a networking opportunity for OEs, parents and staff to discuss, over an informal meal, business and career development.

This year we had a private dining room on the first floor of the Phoenix Victoria gastro pub and around 20 people attended.

For more pictures of the lunch please see the event report in our members area.

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To see information about other business and career events, please see the Networking page.

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6 October 2015 - Project 150 Campaign launch at the House of Lords

The House of Lords was the venue for the launch of the Project 150 Campaign on Tuesday 6 October.

A reception was held in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, with speeches from General the Lord Richards of Herstmonceux (Campaign President) and the Duke of Devonshire (President of Eastbourne College Board of Governors).

The guests also had an opportunity to see a specially commissioned film about Project 150.

Pictured here are Headmaster Simon Davies, The Earl of Burlington, The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Richards, Philip Broadley  (Campaign Chairman) and General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue (Chairman of Eastbourne College Board of Governors).

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6 October 2015 - Richard Crook (Powell 1966–70) helps launch new Eastbourne architecture book

Local architect Richard Crook (Powell 1966–70) helped launch a new book on Eastbourne's architectural history which was published last week.

A reception was held at the Grand Hotel on Wednesday 29 September, attended by the Earl of Burlington, Eastbourne Mayor Janet Coles and Caroline Ansell MP.

The book, 'Eastbourne in Detail', has been put together by publisher Edward Dickinson, with help from Richard and others, including Nicholas Howell from the Heritage Centre, the Compton Estate and others interested in history and architecture.

The hard back features 20 chapters, hundreds of photographs and a history of some of the town’s more unusual pieces of architecture. It is available for £20 from WH Smith, Eastbourne Heritage Centre, the Towner Gallery and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre. You can see a preview at the Aves Press website.

Richard is pictured here with a piece of Ascham architectural history - one of the windows from the prep school's tower which he rescued when it was demolished in 1977. He brought it along to the Ascham and Radley lunch at the College on 31 May 2015.

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5 October 2015 - Verity Williams (Watt 2003–08) captains team on 'University Challenge'

Verity Williams (Watt 2003–08) appeared on BBC2's University Challenge on Monday 5 October.

Verity was captain of the team from Queen Mary University of London, where she is currently studying medicine.

In a close fought match against Nuffield Oxford, the team from Queen Mary took an early lead but unfortunately they were unable to sustain it.

They lost by 165 points to 130, although quizmaster Jeremy Paxman said that they may return to the series in a later round as one of the highest scoring losers.

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5 October 2015 - Ian Thwaites (School 1956–61), President of the OE Cricket Club

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ian Thwaites (School 1956–61).

Ian was Chairman of the OE Cricket Club for many years and, since earlier this year, its President.

He is pictured here (centre, front row) with the OECC team on 2 August 2009, the day they won the BM World Cricket Trophy against Old Bedfordians.

There will be a private family funeral, followed by a memorial service at 2pm on Monday 23 November at St Mary’s Church, Horsham, with tea afterwards at Horsham Cricket Club.

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