News headlines – June 2018

19 Jun 2018    Eastbournian Society members take a tour of the Project 150 buildings
17 Jun 2018    The OECC in the Cricketer Cup
14 Jun 2018    The Moderate Soprano
8 Jun 2018    Wine tasting evening proves popular
2 Jun 2018    Wargravians celebrate 130 years of Wargrave House
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19 June 2018 - Eastbournian Society members take a tour of the Project 150 buildings

Around 35 members of the Eastbournian Society were taken on a tour of the Winn and Nugee buildings on Tuesday 19 June and are pictured here in the College's new reception area.

The great interest in the new buildings has been shown by the popularity of these tours. This is the second one that we have organised - the first was on Wednesday 6 June when we had over 50 members who were shown round in three groups.

With a chance to see the new sports hall, swimming pool, dance studio, gym, dining hall and function rooms, many of the visitors said how impressed they were with the development, and how lucky current pupils are to have such a range of state-of-the-art facilities.

The tours finished with tea, coffee and cookies in the dining hall, and a chance to buy the College's souvenir book, 150 years in pictures.

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17 June 2018 - The OECC in the Cricketer Cup

The OE Cricket Club faced Oundle Rovers in the first round of the Cricketer Cup on Sunday 17 June. In 2017 the OECC reached the final of the competition, but this year sadly their progress was halted early. Club chairman Nigel Wheeler writes:

A 31-run loss was a fair result as Oundle Rovers were 31 runs better than the OE with the bat, the ball and in the field. Chasing a total in this competition is not the OEs way of playing. Post a good score, bowl tight and give nothing away in the field. Not to be.

Oundle batted sensibly with their county player Smith scoring a sound 85. The OEs dropped a few catches and did not dominate in the field. 220 was a reasonable score for the situation.

Jacob Smith and Giles Robinson set off briskly, 38 off 5 overs, Brad Evans struck some hearty blows (23) and a mature partnership between senior men Max Finzel (44) and captain Angus Stewart (66) moved the score from 83 for 4 to 160. With Ben Twine, Angus steered the OEs to 185 - 35 to win, five wickets in hand, 50 balls left to bowl. Victory looked a possibility.

A run out turned the game and with Angus brilliantly caught a few balls later, the tail fell apart, 31 runs light. Thank you to players and spectators. A nuisance to drop out so early in the competition but the talented nucleus of this side will be back to fight another day!

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14 June 2018 - The Moderate Soprano

The latest theatre trip organised by the Eastbournian Society was to see The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York's Theatre in London on Thursday 14 June.

A total of 34 members took advantage of the reduced price tickets we were able to purchase at group rates.

The play, by David Hare, tells the story of John Christie, the founder of Glyndebourne Opera House, and his passion for a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely smitten.

Starring Roger Allom and Nancy Carroll, the play interweaves an intense love affair with the unrelenting search for artistic excellence in the face of searing scrutiny, sacrifice and the impending Second World War.

It was thoroughly enjoyed by the group, some of whom are seen here outside the theatre.

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8 June 2018 - Wine tasting evening proves popular

The Eastbournian Society held its first wine tasting evening on Friday 8 June, an event which proved very popular with society members.

Over 50 people came along, including Old Eastbournians, members of staff and current parents, to enjoy a selection of French wines provided by Guy Boursot.

Guy runs a wine business in Ardres, just south of Calais, and has wide-ranging experience in wine retailing in both the UK and France. He is a wine writer, lecturer, consultant, wine merchant and vineyard tour operator.

He expertly led the guests through three reds, three whites and a rosé, a perfect accompaniment to a summer evening.

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2 June 2018 - Wargravians celebrate 130 years of Wargrave House

A special celebration lunch was held on Saturday 2 June in honour of the 130th anniversary of the founding of Wargrave House.

Wargravians young and old, together with former housemasters and house tutors, gathered in the Winn Building for a drinks reception and carvery lunch.

It was fitting that the meal took place in the newly opened Christopher Kirk-Greene function room, named after a former teacher who was house tutor in Wargrave from 1952 to 1962.

Around 90 guests attended and they also had an opportunity to look at a display of photos chronicling the history of the house from its beginnings in 1888 to the present day. Our thanks go to the College archives team for researching and mounting the exhibition.

Following the meal some of the guests were taken on a guided tour of the new buildings which make up the Project 150 development, before having a chance to look around Wargrave with the present housemaster Rob Hill.

More pictures from the day are available in our members area. To access this you must be registered and logged in to the website. To do so, please go to the members area page and follow the instructions there.

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