News headlines – February 2018

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23 Feb 2018    Expert advice at the annual careers convention
22 Feb 2018    Talk on antiques with Merton Cox
20 Feb 2018    Sales, marketing and PR networking
16 Feb 2018    The Old Eastbournian magazine for 2017 has been published
9 Feb 2018    Old Eastbournian wedding gatecrashed by police
6 Feb 2018    Pictures wanted for College photography competition
5 Feb 2018    Bird's eye view of Project 150
3 Feb 2018    The annual Eastbournian Society quiz night
2 Feb 2018    Johnny Mercer MP (Pennell 1995-2000) interviewed on 'Today' programme
1 Feb 2018    Theatre trip to 'Lady Windermere's Fan'
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23 February 2018 - Expert advice at the annual careers convention

The Eastbournian Society's annual careers convention was held on Friday 23 February.

Pupils from Year 11 and the Lower Sixth attended the event, which was held in the Nugee Building, the College Theatre and the Long Room.

With some 70 delegates representing a range of professions, the armed forces and gap year companies, there was plenty for the pupils to see and enquire about.

We are very grateful for all those Old Eastbournians, parents and others who gave up their time on Friday evening to pass on their expertise and advice and to make the event such a success.

Further pictures of the evening are in our members area. You will have to be registered and logged in to the website to view these.

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22 February 2018 - Talk on antiques with Merton Cox

The Eastbournian Society held a talk on antiques with Merton Cox on Thursday 22 February.

Merton, who previously worked in Harrods antiques department, was presenting the fourth in a series of talks in which he has shown the development of furniture since 1600.

This latest one covered the period from the late Georgian and Regency eras through to the Victorian age. As well as changes in furniture styles, Merton also looked at silverware and clocks, including photos of a number of pieces from his own collection.

His informed and knowledgeable presentation was much appreciated by the audience, who had an opportunity after the talk to take a closer look at a few examples that Merton (second right) had brought along.

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20 February 2018 - Sales, marketing and PR networking

A networking events focusing on sales, marketing and PR was held at The Phoenix in Victoria on Tuesday 20 February.

A number of current College pupils made the journey up to London to make contacts, discuss career options and learn more from Old Eastbournians about working in marketing and sales.

The guest speaker was Robin Birn (School 1967-72), Head of Consultancy - Marketing Practice at Imparta Ltd, who spoke on how customer insight gets to the heart of consumer marketing.

Robin has been a marketing professional for 38 years, starting his career in Taylor Nelson, before running his own marketing consultancy Strategy, Research and Action in the UK and the USA. He was also Head of Consultation at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Head of Client Financial Services at Research International, now Kantar TNS Global.

He is a Fellow of the Market Research Society, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Marketer, Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, and Freeman of the City of London.

A member of the Old Eastbournian Association commttee for 15 years, and vice-chairman for 12, Robin was also the inspiration, alongside David Winn, for the annual careers convention and OEA business directory.

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16 February 2018 - The Old Eastbournian magazine for 2017 has been published

The Old Eastbournian magazine, the journal of the Eastbournian Society, has been published and has been posted out to members this week.

A PDF version can also be downloaded from the Old Eastbournian magazine page.

The magazine reviews our events and activities throughout 2017, and also includes news and features about OEs and members of staff, OE sports reports and an overview of life at the College in the 2016-17 academic year.

There are also updates on the Project 150 development, including the opening of the Nugee Building last April and the latest news on the progress of the Winn Building, which will be opening this summer.

Society members who are UK residents should have received their copy this week. If you have not, this may be because we do not have a current address for you or because you have previously asked to read the magazine online rather than receive a hard copy by post.

Society members who live outside the UK may have to wait a few weeks before their copies are delivered by post.

Please contact David Blake on 01323 452262 or by email to drblake@eastbourne-college.co.uk if you have any questions about the magazine or want to check whether you are on the mailing list or not.

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9 February 2018 - Old Eastbournian wedding gatecrashed by police

Many British media outlets, including BBC News, Sky News and the Daily Telegraph, have carried the story about a police chase interrupting a bride and groom as they were having their wedding pictures taken.

The groom was in fact Dr Toby Eyre (Reeves 1999-2001), who was posing for photos with his bride Becky in Oxford's Hinksey Park on Saturday 3 February.

The Oxford Mail reported that a suspected drug dealer was being chased by police in the park and that Toby and Becky and their photographer took shelter behind a tree as they went past. Shortly after, two police cars arrived with the officers shouting 'congratulations' out of the window as they passed by.

After the chase was over the police returned and had a few pictures taken with the happy couple. Toby and Becky are now enjoying their honeymoon in Mauritius.

Photo credit: Annie Crossman Photography

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6 February 2018 - Pictures wanted for College photography competition

The College has launched a photography competition which is open to anybody with a College connection: pupils, parents, staff, Old Eastbournians and members of the Eastbournian Society.

Embracing the theme ‘The Blue Planet’, the shortlisted submissions will be printed and displayed in the Warren Atrium in the Nugee Building where, at the private view on Friday 4 May, the winner of the pupil and adult categories will be announced and prizes awarded.

Submitted images can be from anywhere in the world and reflect positive or negative connotations of the theme. Shortlisted images will be printed to at least A3 size, so please ensure that your images are saved as the guidelines suggest. Mobile phone images are welcome but must be of good quality. The criteria for entry are:

  • One submission per entrant
  • Submissions must relate to the theme
  • Entrants must have a connection with Eastbourne College
  • Images must be saved at the resolution 300dpi
  • Images must be saved as a high quality JPEG
  • Post-editing is allowed
  • Include your name as part of the file name

Images are to be emailed to India Pocock at irpocock@eastbourne-college.co.uk

Alternatively, the platform WeTransfer allows you to send images that are bigger than 2MB. 

The closing date for submissions is 17 April 2018. Submissions will be judged by the headmaster, a professional photographer and last year’s winner, Sasha Marlow.

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5 February 2018 - Bird's eye view of Project 150

A bird's eye view video of the Project 150 development has been released.

The short video shows how far the building work has come in recent weeks, and demonstrates the size and scale of the development.

The large buidling at the top of the picture is the new Winn Building, which will be opening later in the summer.

The Nugee Building, which opened in 2017, is the Z-shaped structure which sits alongside the College Theatre, familiarly known as Big School. The front section, overlooking the corner of College Field, is the new pavilion, long room and balcony.

You can view the video by clicking this link to the College's Facebook page.

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3 February 2018 - The annual Eastbournian Society quiz night

There was a good turnout of society members to this year's quiz night and dinner on Saturday 3 February.

After a curry dinner the teams got down to seven exciting rounds of quizzing, which soon sorted out the Eggheads and Masterminds from the Weakest Links.

The winners were the team going by the name Whose Idea Was It Anyway?, who were overjoyed to win the magnificent prize of a Mars bar each.

Pictured here are the Willingdon Wanderers, about to enjoy their meal.

 

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2 February 2018 - Johnny Mercer MP (Pennell 1995-2000) interviewed on 'Today' programme

Johnny Mercer MP (Pennell 1995-2000) appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning.

He was interviewed immediately after a report on Prime Minister Theresa May's current visit to China, and was introduced by presenter John Humphrys as someone who is 'spoken of as a future leader of the party'.

Johnny is the Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View and was re-elected in the 2017 general election with 23,567 votes, a 51.9% share.

Asked about his support for Mrs May's leadership, Johnny commented that she is 'the best and only option at the moment' and said that Brexit was not the defining issue of the Conservative party. He did however acknowledge that there were 'conflicting voices' within the party about the issue of Europe.

He also said that he would like to 'see more vision', particularly concerning domestic issues, which he felt were of more concern to most people in the country.

You can listen to the interview on the BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pjgvj - it starts at approximately 2:14:40 on the timer, and will be available for 30 days.

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1 February 2018 - Theatre trip to 'Lady Windermere's Fan'

The Eastbournian Society's latest outing to the theatre was to see a classic Oscar Wilde comedy.

Lady Windermere's Fan was playing at London's Vaudeville Theatre with a cast including Samantha Spiro and Kevin Bishop.

Jennifer Saunders guest starred as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over 20 years.

It was a popular show, with nearly 30 society members taking advantage of the group rate tickets that we are able to buy.

Some of those who went are pictured outside the theatre just before the performance.

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