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.

Covid-19 update

Updated on 24 March 2020

The speed of events in the last week and the government's emergency measures now in place mean that we cannot run our programme of events in the coming months. We will update this website and be back in touch with our members as soon as things begin to return to normal.

Please see below for the latest updates on our forthcoming events.

Social, Sports and Cultural Events

Sun 31 May    ***CANCELLED*** Gonville lunch
Wed 10 Jun    ***CANCELLED*** Dear Evan Hansen
Fri 19 Jun    ***CANCELLED*** OE Lodge
Sat 20 Jun    ***CANCELLED*** Foundation Day
Thu 25 Jun    ***CANCELLED*** Cricket dinner
Sat 27 Jun    ***CANCELLED*** Speech Day
Fri 3 Jul    ***CANCELLED*** Golf Challenge
Sat 5 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
Sun 29 Nov    Advent carol service
Tue 15 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 19 Dec    The Winter Ball
     

Business / Career Networking Events

Thu 8 Oct    Banking, broking and asset management networking
Fri 16 Oct    London business lunch
     

Making payments

You can pay for our events by:

  • bank transfer - to Eastbourne College Incorporated,
    account number 00058400, sort code 30-92-86,
    please use reference C350
  • cash - in person; please do not post
  • cheque - payable to Eastbourne College Incorporated
  • credit or debit card - please call with your card details
  • international transfer - swift code: LOYDGB21092,
    IBAN: GB37 LOYD 3092 8600 0584 00


Gonville celebration lunch ***CANCELLED*** Sunday 31 May, 12.30pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

Following the government's advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gonville celebration lunch has been cancelled.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Dear Evan Hansen ***CANCELLED*** Wednesday 10 June, 2.30pm
Noël Coward Theatre, London
 

Following the government's advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic,, the trip to Dear Evan Hansen has been cancelled.

We will be contacting all individuals who have booked.

 

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge ***CANCELLED*** Friday 19 June, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The third quarterly meeting of the Old Eastbournian Masonic Lodge No. 4946 has been cancelled.

The following announcement was made by The Grand Master, HRH The Duke of Kent, on 17 March 2020: 'In view of the latest Government advice on the coronavirus pandemic, all Lodge and Chapter meetings within England and Wales are suspended for a period of four months with immediate effect.'

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Foundation Day ***CANCELLED*** Saturday 20 June
Eastbourne College

Following the government's advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Foundation Day has been cancelled.

Foundation Day is an opportunity for the College to say thank you to members of the Devonshire Society and other major benefactors. 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. 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 dinner ***CANCELLED*** Thursday 25 June
Eastbourne College


Following the government's advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the cricket dinner has been cancelled.

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


Following the government's advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Eastbournian Society reception on Speech Day has been cancelled.

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


Following the government's advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation Golf Challenge has been cancelled.

Contact: Christine Todd
01323 452316
ct@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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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 £37.50. 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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Advent carol service Sunday 29 November, 6.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne
   

All are welcome to join us at the Advent carol service with the College Choir and the Chamber Choir at St Saviour's Church in South Street, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

There is no need to book; just turn up.
 
 

 
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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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