News headlines – March 2018

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17 Mar 2018    Medical Society networking with Old Eastbournian Guy Thorpe-Beeston
15 Mar 2018    Headmaster Tom Lawson interviewed in 'The Spectator' magazine
7 Mar 2018    Shipping networking evening at the Baltic Exchange
7 Mar 2018    Job vacancies at Eastbourne College
6 Mar 2018    College musicians release 'Live Lounge' album
1 Mar 2018    Project 150 nears completion
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17 March 2018 - Medical Society networking with Old Eastbournian Guy Thorpe-Beeston

Guy Thorpe-Beeston (School 1972-77) was the guest speaker at the Eastbournian Medical Society networking event on Saturday 17 March, held at the Birley Centre.

Guy graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and sub-specialised in foetal medicine, obtaining his MD in 1991. He was appointed consultant in foetal medicine in 1996 at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and was the obstetric lead clinician for 10 years, and was a member of the team that oversaw the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In his talk he spoke about his time at the College, and showed some of his school reports, explaining how he had been inspired by his biology teacher Forbes Wastie to read medicine at university.

He also spoke about the other inspiring people he had met during his training and career, emphasising to the pupils in the audience that with hard work and application it is possible to achieve your ambitions.

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15 March 2018 - Headmaster Tom Lawson interviewed in 'The Spectator' magazine

Headmaster Tom Lawson has been interviewed in the latest issue of The Spectator.

The article, entitled The school beside the sea, looks at Mr Lawson's career in teaching and what attracted him to Eastbourne, mentioning the healthy environment and a focus on sport and outdoor activities.

The Project 150 development is also mentioned:

It’s an exciting time at Eastbourne. The college is just about to finish a huge, £33 million 150th-anniversary building project which includes more than 30 new classrooms, as well as a new swimming pool, sports hall, cafeteria and pavilion. ‘It’s nice to come into a school where that’s all completed,’ Lawson says. ‘Eastbournians are fun and interesting, and people like being with them, and I want to maintain that USP. My job now is to build the reputation of the college to be the great school it can be.’

You can read the full article on the Spectator website.

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7 March 2018 - Shipping networking evening at the Baltic Exchange

A careers and business networking evening was held at the Baltic Exchange in London on Wednesday 7 March.

We are grateful to the Chief Executive of the Baltic Exchange, Old Eastbournian Mark Jackson (School 1975-77) for hosting the event in the Members Bar.

Our guest speaker was Alex Farrow (Reeves 2003-08), who specialises in risk analysis and consulting for Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) Ltd. He talked about maritime security and the associated challenges facing the shipping industry.

This was followed by a brief plenary discussion led by some of the other experts in attendance.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the nine College sixth formers who enjoyed the occasion, finding out more about careers in shipping and the pathway and skills involved.

As ever we would like to say huge thanks to the experts from the shipping world for giving guidance and sharing their wisdom.

Further pictures from the evening are on our Shipping networking page. You will have to be registered and logged in to the website to see these.

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7 March 2018 - Job vacancies at Eastbourne College

A number of job vacancies are currently being advertised on the College website.

These are for:

  • teacher of mathematics, starting in September 2018
  • marketing communications and PR manager
  • finance business partner

Further details, application forms and closing dates for all three positions can be downloaded from the College website at:
www.eastbourne-college.co.uk/Employment-Opportunities. 

You can also contact the Human Resources Department on 01323 452239 or hr@eastbourne-college.co.uk.

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6 March 2018 - College musicians release 'Live Lounge' album

A number of College musicians are featured on a new album of live performances which is now available to download.

The pupils, backed by a staff band, were recorded at the Live Lounge evening on 14 November 2017.

They performed in the Jennifer Winn Auditorium in the Birley Centre, with a mixture of original works and cover versions, including songs by Fleetwood Mac, Sampha, Mumford & Sons, Oasis, Harry Styles and Simon & Garfunkel.

The album features performances by Tilly Crane (Arnold), Mimi Helyar (School), Adam Howard (Craig), Liv Jayaraj (Nugent), Charlie Milner (Craig), Elo Quitmann (Nugent) and Max Walker (Pennell) and was mixed by music technician Joe Walsh.

All proceeds will go to St Wilfrid's Hospice in Eastbourne.

You can download the album from:

iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/eastbourne-college-live-lounge-2017/1352510801

or Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/album/3cPV0SqVyvRp8TkJzF6sUB?si=xvrDXV9dS1aRMLI9o2_5hQ

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1 March 2018 - Project 150 nears completion

We are now in the final stretch of concluding the works and preparation for the opening of the Winn Building as part of the College's Project 150 development.

All the classrooms have been finalised and cleaned alongside the link into the Nugee Building. The Birley Centre has also seen its links on two different levels finished.

The swimming pool, pictured, has been filled and technology is now in place to keep the water in optimal condition. The last pieces of sports equipment are being installed in the sports hall and line marking has been laid.

Next week will see the kitchen and café fit out installed. The external paving works and remaining facades are all progressing well.

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