Forthcoming events


The Eastbournian Society brings together all those with a College connection: parents of current and former pupils, current and former staff, Old Eastbournians, friends, neighbours and local businesses.

The society provides a series of social and cultural events as well as career and business networking opportunities which are of interest and benefit to the whole College community. Click on the links below for more details.
     

Social, Sports and Cultural Events

Fri 28 Feb    George IV: Art & Spectacle
Sat 7 Mar    ES AGM and committee meeting
Wed 11 Mar    The annual London dinner
Thu 26 Mar    Mary Poppins
Tue 21 Apr    Eastbourne in the Second World War
Fri 24 Apr    OE Lodge
Mon 27 to
Wed 29 Apr
   Tour to the Champagne region
Thu 14 May    Events planning meeting
Sat 16 May    Grandparents visit and reception
Mon 18 May    Over-60s lunch
Sun 31 May    Cricketer Cup preliminary round
Sun 31 May    Gonville celebration lunch
Sun 14 Jun    Cricketer Cup 1st round
Fri 19 Jun    OE Lodge
Sat 20 Jun    Foundation Day
Thu 25 Jun    MCC match and cricket dinner
Sat 27 Jun    Speech Day
Fri 3 Jul    Foundation Golf Challenge
Wed 8 to
Fri 10 Jul
   OECC Cricket Week
Sat 05 Sep    Old Eastbournian reunion day
Thu 17 Sep    Events planning meeting
Sat 19 Sep    Reception for parents of new pupils
Sat 26 Sep    Annual London walk
Tue 29 Sep    ES committee meeting
Fri 23 Oct    OE Lodge
Wed 4 Nov    Hello, Dolly!
Thu 12 Nov    Eastbourne pub evening
Tue 15 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 19 Dec    The Winter Ball
     

Business / Career Networking Events

Fri 6 Mar    Futures convention
Thu 8 Oct    Banking, broking and asset management networking
Fri 16 Oct    London business lunch
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 29 Feb    Eastbourne College Open Morning
Sat 6 Jun    Eastbourne College Open Morning
     

Arts Events at Eastbourne College

Please see the arts programme for details of arts events at Eastbourne College, including art, dance, design, drama, music, and talks.

All events are open to Eastbournian Society members and public audiences and include shows from local and professional groups, as well as College pupils.


George IV: Art & Spectacle Friday 28 February, 2.00pm
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
 

George IV is arguably the most magnificent of British monarchs and formed an unrivalled collection of art, much of which remains in the Royal Collection. As Prince of Wales and, from 1820, king, he purchased paintings, metalwork, textiles, furniture, watercolours, books and ceramics in vast numbers, many of these works by the finest artists of the day.

Bringing together Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, magnificent portraits by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Sir Joshua Reynolds, delicate French porcelain, intricate goldsmiths' work and elegant books and drawings, this exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world.

We have arranged a discount on the full price and tickets are available at £11 per person. We meet at 2.00pm at the Queen's Gallery (south side of Buckingham Palace). It should take about 90 minutes to look round the exhibition.

Afterwards you may wish to join us at 5.00pm evensong at Westminster Abbey. The plan is to walk there via Petty France and there are a number of cafés and sandwich bars along the way if you wish to have some light refreshments en route.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne College Open Morning

Saturday 29 February, 9.00am-1.00pm
Eastbourne College

For an excellent introduction to Eastbourne College for any prospective pupils, the open morning, one of three such events held every year, is an opportunity for parents and their children to come and see the school in action.

At our open events pupils take you on a personal tour, staff are available to answer questions and the Headmaster gives a talk about the College.

For more information and to book a place at the open morning, please visit the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the College prospectus.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society futures convention Friday 6 March
Sports Hall, Winn Building


Year 11 and sixth form pupils and their parents are invited to attend the annual futures convention, to meet representatives of professions, industries, universities and gap year companies. It will take place in the sports hall in the Winn Building.

Old Eastbournians who are able to offer advice on either higher education or their own career and who would like to take part can contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society committee meeting and AGM Saturday 7 March, 10.00am
Snowden Room, Howell Pavilion


The AGM
All members of the Eastbournian Society are welcome to attend the AGM. If you would like to attend, please let us know by 5.00pm on Friday 28 February. The meeting will be held in the Snowden Room of the Howell Pavilion, adjacent to the Nugee Building.

AGM Agenda
1. To receive and, if thought fit, to approve the Hon. Treasurer's Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2019.
2. To elect Officers for the coming year, and to fill vacancies on the Committee.
3. To consider any other business.

The committee meeting
The committee meeting is for ES committee members and others by invitation only. An agenda and minutes of the last meeting will be sent out separately.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Eastbournian Society London dinner Wednesday 11 March, 6.30pm
The Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, W1J 7PX
 

The Eastbournian Society annual London dinner is an occasion not to be missed; it is the perfect opportunity to catch up with your College friends while enjoying a superb meal in elegant surroundings.

The event enables us to celebrate Eastbournian achievement and this year our theme is one of endurance.

Our guest of honour is Tom Evans (Wargrave 2005-10), who has made a name for himself in the last few years as one of the world's best ultra-runners. From coming third in 2017 in the gruelling Marathon des Sables, an epic race across the Sahara, to winning the Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC) in 2018 and then taking third place in the 100-mile Western States race in the mountains and canyons of California in 2019, Tom has proved his incredible ability as an endurance runner.

Endurance of a different kind has been experienced by our second guest, John Thornley, who recently completed a teaching career of 41 years and half a term, all at the College. Although no longer teaching modern languages, John is still very much involved with the school, both in the Eastbournian Society and under his new title Administrative Support Specialist, although he is not too sure about the acronym.

We are at a new venue this year, the Cavalry and Guards Club in Piccadilly. The evening will include pre-dinner drinks served from 6.30pm, with a three-course dinner from 7.30pm, including half a bottle of red or white wine per person, followed by coffee.

The dress code is formal evening wear ('black tie').

The price is £75 per person (discounted price for OEs who are aged 29 and under: £50). All prices are subsidised by the Eastbournian Society. The booking deadline is Friday 6 March.

How to book

  • Guests and seating arrangements: Please let us know the number of places you require and the names of any guests for whom you are paying. If you would like to be seated with a particular person, group of friends or house/year group, please let us know.
  • Payment: Please send a cheque payable to 'Eastbourne College' to us at Eastbournian Society, Headmaster's Office, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JX or call Lulu Brown on 01323 451911 to pay by credit or debit card.
    Payments by BACS can be made to Eastbourne College Incorporated (account number 00058400, sort code 30-92-86). Please use the reference: C350.
  • Diets: If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in good time so that the caterers can be informed.
  • Access: If you have any access requirements, please let us know.
Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Mary Poppins Thursday 26 March, 2.30pm
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street 
 

The magical story of the world's favourite nanny is spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. Starring Zizi Strallen, returning to play the title role following great acclaim on the recent sell-out international tour, Charlie Stemp as Bert, who recently gave an award-winning performance as Arthur Kipps in Half A Sixpence, Joseph Millson as Mr Banks, Amy Griffiths as Mrs Banks and the legendary Petula Clark as The Bird Woman.

We have group rate tickets in rows E and F of the Grand Circle, reduced from £50 to £40. These are reserved until Saturday 8 February so please let us know before then if you would like to come.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne in the Second World War Tuesday 21 April, 4.00pm
Long Room, Nugee Building
 

Following sell-out talks in November and February, we are presenting this talk again for all those unable to attend previously.

College archivist and local historian Paul Jordan will give a fully illustrated talk on Eastbourne during the Second World War. Eastbourne was the most bombed town on the south east coast, and Paul will show the effects this had on the main shopping area and residential districts of the town. He will also show the anti-invasion defences put along the seafront (including cutting the pier in two) and talk about air raid shelters, rationing and evacuation.

Places at the talk cost £5 each and include light refreshments: tea or coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

Please book your place with John Thornley beforehand. We will meet at the College reception in the Winn Building at the end of Old Wish Road, where you will be asked to sign in before being taken to the Long Room.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 24 April, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The second quarterly meeting of the Old Eastbournian Masonic Lodge No. 4946 will be held at the Masonic Hall, 15 South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UJ.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Tour to the Champagne region Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 April
Depart from Eastbourne College
 

Following the success of our champagne heritage tour in 2016, we have organised a similar trip for April 2020.

Our driver will be David Maynard again and our guide will be Guy Boursot. Guy’s great-great-great grandfather was the champagne buyer for Napoléon, and his forebears were amongst the first to import champagne to the UK. Guy was chairman of the Champagne Academy in the UK and knows a huge amount about champagne. His enthusiasm and knowledge is infectious!

The price is £467 per person (plus £40 single room supplement per night) including luxury coach travel, 4-star accommodation, all meals apart from dinner on the last night and visits/tastings to four different champagne producers. The trip includes:

  • at least one private visit to a famous name such as Champagne Perrier-Jouët
  • a visit to the Richard family, vine growers in their organic vineyard
  • a winemaking session in which participants get to blend their own champagnes
  • a visit to a non-wine producer, such as cork, bottle or chocolate
  • three group lunches
  • one group dinner (meal on the last night not included)
  • accommodation and breakfasts in a 4-star hotel (subject to booking in time) in the heart of Reims with indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna
  • 37-seater luxury coach, tunnel crossing and tolls
  • final stop off at Guy’s wine cellar in Ardres

If you are interested in the tour please contact Lulu Brown. The deposit is £50 per person. 

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Events planning meeting Thursday 14 May, 7.00pm
Long Room, Nugee Building


Eastbournian Society members are invited to join us for an informal meeting to discuss future events, including theatre trips, London walks, visits to places of interest and talks.

We welcome your suggestions, but if you are unable to come along to the meeting, please contact John Thornley with any ideas.

Refreshments will be provided. Please meet at the Reception in the Winn Building to pick up a visitor's badge. You will be met here and taken to the Long Room.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Grandparents visit and reception Saturday 16 May, 11.00am
Eastbourne College


Grandparents of current pupils are invited to visit the College to see the school in action on a typical Saturday.

Meet at the Warren Atrium (Nugee Building) for a guided tour, after which there will be a reception at 12 noon.

Please let John Thornley know by Monday 11 May if you plan to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Over-60s lunch  Monday 18 May, 12.30pm
St George’s Hill Club, Weybridge


The Over-60s lunch is being held at St George's Hill Club, Warreners Lane, Weybridge, KT13 0LL. This is an opportunity for all senior OEs to meet for a convivial meal and has become firmly established as a popular annual event.

The meal includes a drink on arrival, three-course lunch (with Beef Wellington as the main), a half-bottle of wine per person, followed by coffee. The price is £50 each. Please contact Lulu Brown to reserve your place.

The nearest station is Weybridge and train services are operated by South Western Railway between London Waterloo/Clapham Junction and Woking/Basingstoke.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricketer Cup preliminary round Sunday 31 May
Lancing College
 

The Cricketer Cup is the annual competition open to the old boys cricket teams of 32 independent schools. In 2017 the Old Eastbournian Cricket Club (OECC) reached the final and they are hoping for another successful run in the 2020 competition.

This preliminary match is away against Lancing Rovers and the team would welcome your involvement and support on the day. If the OECC win this match they will progress to the first round on Sunday 14 June.

If you are interested in taking part or want more details please contact the Cricketer Cup team captain Angus Stewart.

Contact: Angus Stewart
07776 208472
angus0991@hotmail.co.uk
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Gonville celebration lunch Sunday 31 May, 12.30pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

This year’s summer lunch celebrates, in the 2019-20 academic year, 130 years since the founding of Gonville House in 1889.

Initially located at 1 College Road, Gonville moved in 1891 to 50 Blackwater Road (now part of Wargrave), before finally settling in its current location in Carlisle Road in 1912. During the Second World War pupils in the house moved with the rest of the school to Radley, where the College was evacuated. However, Gonville (the building) reopened in 1942 as the College's 'Eastbourne Branch', taking in day boys, some of whom were of prep school age and would later go to Ascham Prep School after the war. In 1945 with hostilities over, Gonville resumed as a boarding house.

The lunch is open to all Old Eastbournians, former and current staff, and other friends of the College, who are invited to join us, together with their husbands, wives or partners. An archives exhibition about the history of Gonville will be on display.

Dress code: Smart daywear/Jacket and tie.

The cost is £25 per person for a drinks reception, two-course lunch with wine and coffee to follow.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne College Open Morning

Saturday 6 June, 9.00am-1.00pm
Eastbourne College

For an excellent introduction to Eastbourne College for any prospective pupils, the open morning, one of three such events held every year, is an opportunity for parents and their children to come and see the school in action.

At our open events pupils take you on a personal tour, staff are available to answer questions and the Headmaster gives a talk about the College.

For more information and to book a place at the open morning, please visit the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the College prospectus.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricketer Cup 1st round Sunday 14 June
Eastbourne College
 

The Cricketer Cup is the annual competition open to the old boys cricket teams of 32 independent schools. In 2017 the Old Eastbournian Cricket Club (OECC) reached the final and they are hoping for another successful run in the 2020 competition.

If the OECC win the preliminary match against Lancing Rovers on 31 May they will progress to the first round on Sunday 14 June, against Harrow Wanderers.

If you are interested in taking part or want more details please contact the Cricketer Cup team captain Angus Stewart.

Contact: Angus Stewart
07776 208472
angus0991@hotmail.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 19 June, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The third quarterly meeting of the Old Eastbournian Masonic Lodge No. 4946 will be held at the Masonic Hall, 15 South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UJ.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members Saturday 20 June
Eastbourne College

Foundation Day is an opportunity for the College to say thank you to members of the Devonshire Society and other major benefactors. This event is by invitation only.

The Devonshire Society is the College's legacy club. Bequests and other donations made to the College help fund bursaries, awards and scholarships, as well as providing funds for capital projects. Once the programme for the day has been confirmed it will be updated on this page.

If you would like to know more about the Society or are interested in making a donation to the Foundation please see How you can support the College.

Contact: Christine Todd
01323 452316
ct@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricket: 1st XI v MCC, followed by evening dinner Thursday 25 June
Eastbourne College


The 1st XI take on the MCC in this annual fixture, starting at 11.00am. Following the end of play a drinks reception will be held at 6.30pm in the Long Room of the Howell Pavilion, before dinner in the Dining Hall (Winn Building) at 7.30pm.

The dinner is open to all cricket enthusiasts, not just MCC members, and will include pre-dinner drinks, a three-course meal and wine. The dress code is jacket and tie/smart daywear. The cost is to be confirmed.

Please contact Lulu Brown to reserve your place and for further details.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society reception on Speech Day Saturday 27 June, 12.15pm
Warren Atrium, Nugee Building


Speech Day marks the end of the summer term and the school year. As part of the day's activities, there will be an Eastbournian Society reception from 12.15pm to 2.00pm.

Meet the team and hear about the social activities, networking events and other ways in which we bring the family of Eastbournian Society members together. Refreshments will be provided in the Warren Atrium of the Nugee Building.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The annual Foundation Golf Challenge Friday 3 July
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club


The annual fundraising golf challenge represents the Eastbournian Society at its very best. The event is open to OEs, parents, staff, pupils, local businesses and other supporters of the College and provides an excellent opportunity to meet others from within the College community. Proceeds from the day go towards the Peter Bibby Award, which provides bursary funding for a place at the College for a talented local cricketer.

This popular event is now in its 16th year and is providing life-changing opportunities. The price includes a snack on arrival, goody bag, 18 holes of golf on the Devonshire Course and a three-course dinner. This is a team event for four golfers of any standard and the cost of the day is £60 for members of Royal Eastbourne, and £75 for the day if you are not a member. If you are interested in playing, sponsoring or donating prizes or auction items, please contact us.

Contact: Christine Todd
01323 452316
ct@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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OECC cricket week Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 July
College Field
 

The Old Eastbournian cricket week is an opportunity for a number of matches against other 'old boys' sides and this year features a new fixture against the Stowe Templars. At present the schedule is:

  • Wednesday 8 July v Oundle Rovers
  • Thursday 9 July v Uppingham Rovers
  • Friday 10 July v Stowe Templars

A golf day at The Royal Eastbourne is planned for either the Monday or Tuesday that week for all ages and abilities.

Contact: George Burrough
07701 098460
georgecburrough@gmail.com
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Old Eastbournian reunion day Saturday 5 September
Eastbourne College
 

The 2020 OE reunion takes place on Saturday 5 September, culminating in an evening meal in the dining hall in the Winn Building.

This year we are inviting Old Eastbournians who will be celebrating 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 and more years since they left the College. So if you were a sixth form leaver in any of the following years you are welcome to attend, and members of staff from any of these eras are also invited.

If you left the College before reaching the sixth form, you are still welcome to come along with the equivalent year group that you were in.

  • 10 years on: Sixth form leaver in 2010 or 2011
  • 20 years on: Sixth form leaver in 2000 or 2001
  • 30 years on: Sixth form leaver in 1990 or 1991
  • 40 years on: Sixth form leaver in 1980 or 1981
  • 50+ years on: Sixth form leaver in 1970 or 1971 or any earlier year

Husbands, wives and partners are welcome as your guests. There is no charge for any of the activities during the day, including lunch and tea.

The evening drinks reception and three-course dinner costs just £25 per person (the cost is subsidised by the Eastbournian Society).

To book your place(s), please contact Lulu Brown with the following information:

  • details of which meals you would like to have: lunch / tea / drinks reception and dinner
  • any dietary preferences
  • any access requirements
  • the names of any guests who are coming with you

Timetable (note that this is provisional and is liable to change; details of rugby matches on the day are still to be finalised)

All day Registration: Please collect your badge from Reception in the Winn Building
12.40-1.30pm Lunch (self-service), Winn Building dining hall
3.00pm Guided tour of the College; meet at Reception in the Winn Building
4.00-5.00pm Tea, Big School (College Theatre)
4.45pm Visits to former houses, meet in Big School (College Theatre)
5.15pm Choir practice for guests who wish to sing with the choir, Chapel
6.00-6.30pm Evening service with Chapel Choir, Chapel
6.30-7.15pm Pre-dinner drinks reception, Winn Building dining hall
7.15pm

 

Reunion dinner, Winn Building dining hall (Dress code: smart casual)
Cost: £25 per person, including welcome drink, three-course dinner with half bottle of wine,
followed by coffee or tea
 
Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Events planning meeting Thursday 17 September, 7.00pm
Long Room, Nugee Building


Eastbournian Society members are invited to join us for an informal meeting to discuss future events, including theatre trips, London walks, visits to places of interest and talks.

We welcome your suggestions, but if you are unable to come along to the meeting, please contact John Thornley with any ideas.

Refreshments will be provided. Please meet at the Reception in the Winn Building to pick up a visitor's badge. You will be met here and taken to the Long Room.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Headmaster's and Eastbournian Society reception
   for parents of new pupils
Saturday 19 September, 11.00-11.45am
Birley Centre


Parents of pupils who have joined the school in the Michaelmas term are invited to join us for a reception and hear about the many activities and events that the Eastbournian Society has to offer. At 11.00am there will be a presentation from David Stewart, Eastbournian Society Director, and Headmaster Tom Lawson.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The annual London guided walk - Classic Greenwich Saturday 26 September
Meet at Tower Hill tube
 

The annual London guided walk is always a popular event with members of the Eastbournian Society. This year's walk, led by an expert guide from the London Walks Company, focuses on Greenwich and includes a boat ride along the Thames.

We meet at Tower Hill underground station (District and Circle Lines) in the morning - the exact time and location will be confirmed nearer the date of the walk. Once we have confirmed the cost per person it will be updated here - this will be payable to the guide on the day.

We will take a boat trip from Tower Pier to Greenwich, where we will see the Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, the Chapel, Queen's House and Greenwich Park. The duration is about two-and-a-half hours and the walk will finish at Greenwich High Street. If you are travelling back to central London afterwards you will need to have the appropriate Travelcard or use an Oyster or contactless card to pay.

Please contact John Thornley to book a place.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society committee meeting Tuesday 29 September, 5.00pm
PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT


The committee meeting is for ES committee members and others by invitation only.

An agenda and minutes of the last meeting will be sent to committee members before the meeting.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Banking, broking and asset management
networking event
Thursday 8 October, 6.00pm
PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT


A networking event for OEs, parents and current pupils interested in financial services, specifically the banking, broking and asset management sectors, and professional services firms serving those sectors.

The event is free of charge to all attendees. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. The nearest mainline and underground station is London Bridge.

If you would like to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The London business lunch Friday 16 October, 12 noon
Brasserie Blanc, 9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8YP


The annual London business lunch is an opportunity for OEs and parents in business to meet for an informal meal. Young OEs are particularly welcome to talk about career prospects and build up business contacts.

We have a new venue this year on London's Southbank, Brasserie Blanc, which is close to Waterloo Station. We will be in a private dining room.

It will be a three-course menu, with a half-bottle of wine and service included. Additional drinks will be available to buy from the bar. The price is the same as last year at £48 per person.

If you would like to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 23 October, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The fourth quarterly meeting of the Old Eastbournian Masonic Lodge No. 4946 will be held at the Masonic Hall, 15 South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UJ.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Hello, Dolly! Wednesday 4 November, 2.30pm
Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London
 

Imelda Staunton is back where she belongs in a brand new production of Hello, Dolly! at the Adelphi Theatre, directed by Dominic Cooke, with music and lyrics by the legendary Jerry Herman (La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel, Mame).

Meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly, unmarried 'half-a-millionaire' Horace Vandergelder, but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is for herself.

We have tickets at less than half-price, reduced from £89.50 to £44.50. If we get more than 30 in the group, the tickets will be further reduced to £37.50. They are reserved until Friday 13 March. Seats are available in the stalls (row P) and the dress circle (rows D, E and F) - please let us know when booking whether you prefer stalls or dress circle.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne informal pub evening Thursday 12 November, 6.00pm
The Dolphin, South Street


Old Eastbournians, parents, College staff and members of the Eastbournian Society are invited to come to an informal pub evening at the Dolphin in South Street, Eastbourne.

The ES team will be there to buy the first drinks and food will be available from the bar. There is no need to book – just turn up on the evening – but if you need further details please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas carol service Tuesday 15 December, 6.00pm
All Saints' Church, Eastbourne
   

OEs, ES members and neighbours are welcome to join us at the College carol service for visitors.

The service will be followed, from 7.00pm, by refreshments in the foyer of the Birley Centre; please let John Thornley know by Monday 7 December if you are planning to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The 'Roaring Twenties' winter ball Saturday 19 December, 7.00pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

The Eastbournian Society winter ball has a 'Roaring Twenties' theme this year and is an ideal opportunity to celebrate Christmas in style. The dress code is formal evening wear ('black tie') - but feel free to add a touch of 1920s glamour or festive colour!

This formal event will be for all Eastbournian Society members: Old Eastbournians, parents, staff and anybody else with a College connection, including supporters and friends.

A champagne reception will be held from 7.00pm, with a three-course dinner from 7.45pm, followed by coffee. There will be a pay bar (you will be able to order your wine in advance) and dancing to the Big Kahuna party band.

Tickets cost just £55 per person (over 18s only). Please contact Lulu Brown to book your place(s).

  • You can pay by bank transfer to the College bank account: Eastbourne College (Incorporated); account number 00058400; sort code 30-92-86. Please use the reference: C350 winter ball.
  • To pay by credit or debit card please call 01323 451911 with your card details.
  • To pay by cheque, please make it payable to Eastbourne College, and send to Lulu Brown, Eastbournian Society, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JX.
Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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