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

Sat 15 Dec    150th anniversary winter ball
Wed 2 Jan    Snow White
Thu 10 Jan    Events planning meeting
Fri 25 Jan    OE Lodge
Sat 9 Feb    Annual quiz night and dinner
Tue 12 Feb    The history of Harrods
Sat 2 Mar    Eastbournian Society AGM
Thu 14 Mar    Company by Stephen Sondheim
Mon 13 May    The Over-60s Lunch
Sat 18 May    Grandparents visit and reception
Thu 23 May    Events planning meeting
Sat 22 Jun    Foundation Day
Thu 27 Jun    MCC match and cricket dinner
Sat 7 Sep    Reception for parents of new pupils
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 9 Mar    Eastbourne College Open Morning
Sat 15 Jun    Eastbourne College Open Morning
     

Business / Career Networking Events

Wed 16 Jan    Shipping industry networking
Tue 26 Feb    Legal networking
Fri 1 Mar    Careers and gap year convention
Wed 9 Oct    Banking, broking and asset management networking
     

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.


150th anniversary winter ball Saturday 15 December, 7.00pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

The grand finale of our 150th anniversary celebrations is a winter ball on Saturday 15 December.

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 and dancing to the Big Kahuna party band. The dress code is formal evening wear ('black tie') - but feel free to add a touch of festive colour!

Tickets cost £50 per person (over 18s only). We are now fully booked. Please contact Lulu Brown for any enquiries or payments for existing bookings.

  • 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.

Menu

  • Starter: Wasabi infused salmon ceviche topped with a chilli and garlic-roasted king prawn
  • Main course: Pan-roasted breast of duck served with fondant potato, mulled spiced redcurrant sauce, accompanied by shredded buttered sprouts and parsnip crisps
  • Vegetarian: Roasted beetroot and spiced parsnip strudel served with a warm chutney of roasted carrot and cumin
  • Dessert: Trio of lemon - lemon and black pepper soaked rum baba, lemon and thyme panacotta, lemon sorbet with elderflower jelly

Wine

Wine can be pre-ordered for your table. Please contact Lulu Brown with your choices.

  • White: Villemarin Picpoul de Pinet 2017 Côteaux du Languedoc - £12
  • White: Montagny 1er Cru Les Millières 2016 Cave des Vignerons de Buxy - £17
  • Red: Beefsteak Club Malbec 2016 Mendoza -  £12
  • Red: Rioja Reserva 2013 Viña Pomal - £17

Additional bottles of wine will be available to purchase on the night, along with draught and bottled beer, soft drinks and Champagne (Veuve Monsigny Brut).

Please note that we will be unable to take credit or debit cards on the night, so all bar purchases must be by cash or cheque.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Snow White Wednesday 2 January, 2.30pm
London Palladium
 

Dawn French stars alongside returning London Palladium pantomime royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot, joined by Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent & Flavia in Snow White, London’s must-see panto. From the same team behind last year’s Olivier Award-winning pantomime, Snow White will feature all the sparkle, scale and spectacle London has come to expect from the West End’s most lavish festive production in a show packed full of laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.

We have seats available in the upper circle at the group discount price of £27.50, reduced from £39.50. Please contact John Thornley as soon as possible to reserve your seats.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Events planning meeting Thursday 10 January, 7.30pm
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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Shipping industry networking event Wednesday 16 January, 6.00pm
Baltic Exchange, London


A networking event for those interested in the shipping industry, bringing together Old Eastbournians, parents, current pupils and staff in an informal setting to discuss career choices and networking opportunities.

The event will be held in the Members Bar at the Baltic Exchange, 39 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8BH.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed on this page in due course.

If you wish to register your interest in attending please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 25 January, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The first 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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Eastbournian Society annual quiz and dinner Saturday 9 February, 7.00pm
Dining hall function rooms, Winn Building


Once again it's time to enjoy the annual Eastbournian Society quiz and dinner, which will be held in the function rooms next to the dining hall in the Winn Building.

This fun event is never taken too seriously, which is why the winning team gets the magnificent prize... of a Mars bar each. All are welcome, not just Eggheads and Masterminds! We split into teams of six to eight people, but don't worry if you are not part of an existing team because we will find a team that you can join.

The charge per person for the quiz, food and wine or soft drink is £15.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The history of Harrods Tuesday 12 February, 4.00pm
Long Room, Nugee Building
 

Merton Cox will be presenting an illustrated talk on the history of Harrods, the world-famous Knightsbridge department store.

Merton worked for many years in the Harrods antiques department, and has already given a series of popular talks to ES members on the history of English antiques and furniture.

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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Legal networking Tuesday 26 February, 6.00pm
4 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3RJ
 

A legal networking event for current pupils, Old Eastbournians and College parents is being held in Lincoln's Inn on 26 February.

The event will be at the chambers of barrister Richard Liddell (Reeves 1989-94), who will be our guest speaker for the evening.

Richard’s practice primarily covers four areas: commercial disputes (including international arbitration), professional liability claims, construction and engineering litigation and sports law. He is recommended as a leading junior in the legal directories for professional negligence, construction and sports law.

The event is free and drinks and nibbles will be provided. Please let Lulu Brown know if you would like to attend.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society careers and gap year convention Friday 1 March
College Theatre and Nugee Building


Year 11 and Lower Sixth pupils and their parents are invited to attend the annual careers and gap year evening, to meet representatives of professions, industries, universities and gap year companies. It will take place in the College Theatre and the Nugee 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 2 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 22 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 2018.
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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Eastbourne College Open Morning

Saturday 9 March, 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 prospectus and the annual information booklet.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Company Thursday 14 March, 2.30pm
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
 

Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical comedy about life, love and marriage has had five-star reviews and stars Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Patti LuPone as Joanne, Mel Giedroyc as Sarah and Jonathan Bailey as Jamie.

At Bobbie’s 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and why can’t she settle down and have a family?

Featuring the award-winning songs Company, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side by Side and the iconic Being Alive.

We have seats in rows E and F of the dress circle, reduced from £79.50 to £39.50, and we need to confirm our reservation by 10 January.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Over-60s lunch  Monday 13 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.

His Honour Judge Graham Boal (Powell 1957-62) is our speaker at the lunch and will talk about his life in the legal profession. Judge Boal was called to the bar in 1966 and took silk in 1993. He was appointed as a circuit judge, sitting in the Central Criminal Court, in 1996. He retired in July 2005.

The meal costs £45 per person and includes a drink on arrival, three-course lunch with wine, followed by coffee. 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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Grandparents visit and reception Saturday 18 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 Birley Centre foyer (Carlisle Road entrance) for a guided tour, after which there will be a reception at 12 noon back in the Birley Centre.

Please let John Thornley know by Monday 13 May if you plan to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Events planning meeting Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm
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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Eastbourne College Open Morning

Saturday 15 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 prospectus and the annual information booklet.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members Saturday 22 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.

The programme for the day will be updated on this page in due course

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 27 June
Eastbourne College


The 1st XI take on the MCC in this annual fixture, starting at 11.30am. 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.

Details of our guest speaker will be updated on this page as soon as they are confirmed.

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 smart daywear.

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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Headmaster's and Eastbournian Society reception
   for parents of new pupils
Saturday 7 September, 12.30-1.30pm
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. It will also be an opportunity to meet Headmaster Tom Lawson.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Banking, broking and asset management
networking event
Wednesday 9 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. A guest speaker will be announced in due course.

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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