News headlines – November 2018

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28 Nov 2018    Property networking at the East India Club
18 Nov 2018    The Play That Goes Wrong
14 Nov 2018    Networking event for the insurance industry
8 Nov 2018    Informal pub evening in Eastbourne
5 Nov 2018    The 150th anniversary 3D video-mapping show
5 Nov 2018    Alex Halliday 1971-2018
3 Nov 2018    The Eastbournian Society curry night
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28 November 2018 - Property networking at the East India Club

The Eastbournian Society's latest career and business networking evening took place in London on Wednesday 28 November.

The event, at the East India Club in St James's Square, focused on the world of property, and some 50 Old Eastbournians, parents, members of staff and current pupils were present.

Stephen Yorke (Blackwater 1977-81) gave a thought-provoking and analytical talk about the historical and economic reasons for the special status property has as an asset class in the UK. Stephen has recently launched The Property Chronicle, an online and print property magazine for the buy side.

The breadth of the property industry was represented with a cross section of architects, designers, engineers, surveyors, project managers, investors and lawyers all in attendance. The sixth formers present were able to explore the comprehensive range of career opportunities within the world of property.

Pictured are Sarah Gordon, Head of Futures at Eastbourne College (left), Stephen Yorke (fifth from left with College pupils and staff) and Harriet Bowers (Watt 2005-07) on the right.

More photos of the evening are available in our members area. You will have to be registered and logged in to the website to view these - please click here for details of how to do this.

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18 November 2018 - The Play That Goes Wrong

A group of ES members enjoyed our latest theatre outing, to see the slapstick comedy The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre in London.

The story of a group of accident-prone amateur actors, desperately trying to get to the end of a 1920s murder mystery, has proved to be very popular and is now in its fourth year.

Normally we show a picture of our group outside the theatre but, in the spirit of the play, it was The Photoshoot That Goes Wrong. Everybody had gone inside while John Thornley was patiently waiting outside with his camera.

So he took a picture of the theatre awning instead.

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14 November 2018 - Networking event for the insurance industry

The Eastbournian Society held a networking event focusing on the insurance industry on Wednesday 14 November.

The evening get-together was held at Davy's at Plantation Place in the City of London, and gave current pupils, Old Eastbournians and parents a chance to meet and discuss careers in insurance.

The guest speaker was David Sibree (Pennell 1969-74), board director of Alwen Hough Johnson, an independent re-insurance broker, who has some 35 years' experience of the industry.

In an inspiring talk, David spoke about the importance of developing good working relationships, and stressed that trust and integrity were a vital part of building a successful and profitable career in insurance.

David is pictured third from right with some of the attendees at the event.

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8 November 2018 - Informal pub evening in Eastbourne

The Eastbournian Society held an informal pub evening for ES members in the Eastbourne area on Thursday 8 November.

The group got together in the bar of the Dolphin in South Street from 6.00pm.

It was good to see a mixture of OEs, parents of former pupils, former staff and friends of the College come along to enjoy a convivial drink, some of whom are pictured here.

Our thanks go to Lulu Brown, Eastbournian Society events organiser, who hosted the evening on our behalf.

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5 November 2018 - The 150th anniversary 3D video-mapping show

On Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November, the College showcased a world-class 3D video mapping projection show, the pinnacle event in a year’s worth of 150th anniversary celebrations. You can see a video of the show by clicking on the play button above.

You can also see a video about the making of the show by clicking here.

More than a year in the making, unique content transformed the College’s iconic Memorial Building into a moving (in both senses of the word) digital artwork. Entry for the public was free. Believed to be a world-first at a school, it was a superb event for the thousands who watched it.

As a prequel to the show, the audience were entertained by the College's talented musicians with a series of rock and pop numbers and then a short film about the making of the show.

Produced by LM Productions, an award-winning Eastbourne-based company, the spectacular show utilised six projectors producing 168,000 lumens of light over more than 1300 square meters of building with images over 18 metres tall.

Over 16,000 frames of animations, projected from three specially constructed towers, adorned the front of the red-brick and sandstone building, set to a specialised sound track that included the school’s top choristers and musicians.

Stephen Harvey, Managing Director of LM Productions and parent of a former pupil of Eastbourne College, was keen to work with the College in support of the school’s innovative outlook, stating that a 3D video mapping show ‘is the ultimate inauguration for the next 150 years’.

In a year that saw the school invest £33 million in its future-focused Project 150 development, Mr Harvey added that it was 'fantastic that we had the chance to share our experience and knowledge with the people of Eastbourne, our home town.'

Headmaster, Tom Lawson stated: 'We had an opportunity here to inspire the next generation and we grasped it with both hands.' He added that 'British independent education is well-placed to make the most of emerging technologies. Here, at the College, using breakthrough technology provided a breath of fresh (sea) air as part of our 150-year tradition of innovation.'

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5 November 2018 - Alex Halliday 1971-2018

Eastbourne College is sad to announce the death of Alex Halliday, Old Eastbournian and former member of staff, at the age of 46.

Alex came to the College from St Andrew's and was in School House from 1985 to 1990. He was Deputy Head of School and a triple colour in cricket, hockey and rugby.

His father Charles was also a long standing member of staff who was housemaster of Blackwater and member of the Classics and English Departments.

Alex taught history at the College from 1995 to 1997 and was resident house tutor of Wargrave. He went on to teach and be master i/c cricket at Radley. His most recent post was as Senior Master and Head of History at The Pilgrims' School in Winchester.

He was also captain of Eastbourne Cricket Club, leading the team to victory in the National Cup in 1997, when they beat Harrogate at Lord's.

The College flag is to fly at half-mast for two days as a mark of respect.

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3 November 2018 - The Eastbournian Society curry night

Members of the Eastbournian Society, including parents, staff, and College friends and neighbours, enjoyed a curry evening on Saturday 3 November.

The meal, which followed the showing of the 3D video-mapping show, took place in the dining hall of the new Winn Building, part of the Project 150 development.

With over 140 guests at the dinner, it was a chance for everybody to continue the celebrations of the College's 150th anniversary, which have been held with a variety of events over 2017-18.

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