Forthcoming events

The Eastbournian Society provides a series of social, sporting and cultural events as well as career and business networking opportunities. Click on the links below for more details.

Social & Cultural Events

Sat 25 Sep    London walk: Classic Greenwich
Sun 3 Oct    Evensong and Harvest Supper
Thu 7 Oct    ES members welcome to Emma Garrett
Wed 13 Oct    Memorial service for Donald Perrens
Fri 22 Oct    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Thu 28 Oct    Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers
Thu 11 Nov    Eastbourne informal pub evening
Thu 16 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 18 Dec    Eastbournian Society Winter Ball
Sat 25 Dec    Christmas Day Family Communion

Business & Career Networking Events

Wed 10 Nov    Banking and broking networking


The annual London guided walk - Classic Greenwich Saturday 25 September, 11.00am
Meet at Cutty Sark DLR
 

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, takes us around the streets and green spaces of historic Greenwich.

We meet at the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station at Cutty Sark at 11.00am. The walk will include a visit to the Painted Hall and Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College, and is expected to take up to two hours in total.

The cost, inclusive of the guided walk and entrance fee to the Painted Hall and Chapel, is £21 per person.

If you are interested in reserving a place please contact John Thornley.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Evensong and Harvest Supper  Sunday 3 October, 6.30pm
Eastbourne College


The Eastbournian Society is pleased to host Evensong and a harvest supper for all ES members.

Evensong with the Chamber Choir will take place in the College Chapel from 6.30pm. This will be followed by a drinks reception at 7.15pm and the harvest supper at 7.30pm in the function rooms of the Dining Hall (Winn Building).

We hope to have a guest speaker from the farming community to entertain us at the meal.

If you are interested in attending, please let Lulu Brown know. Ticket prices and more details will be updated here shortly.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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ES members welcome to Emma Garrett Thursday 7 October, 4.00-5.30pm
Eastbourne College


Eastbournian Society members are invited to join us to meet our new Development Director Emma Garrett in an informal setting. Refreshments will be provided.

All are welcome, but please let John Thornley know by Friday 1 October if you intend coming so that we know how many to cater for.

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 meeting in the Christopher Kirk-Greene function rooms.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Memorial service for Donald Perrens DSO OBE DFC Wednesday 13 October, 3.00pm
Eastbourne College Chapel


A memorial service for Donald Perrens is to be held on Wednesday 13 October at 3.00pm in the College Chapel, followed by a reception in the Birley Centre, 4.00-5.00pm. Donald died, aged 101, on 10 April 2020.

Donald Perrens was a long-serving member of staff as a teacher of physics from 1946 to 1981. He became head of science in 1950, house tutor in Gonville 1949-55, housemaster of Blackwater 1960-72, acting headmaster 1972-73 and second master 1973-75.

He also coached tennis and hockey and ran the RAF section of the CCF from 1954 to 1973, when he took over command of the CCF. He had originally been appointed to the College staff in 1939 but the war intervened before he could start. During the war he served as a Spitfire pilot, flying many low-level reconnaissance sorties over Italy and North Africa, for which he was awarded the DSO and DFC.

The Donald Perrens Foyer was named in his honour when the Birley Centre opened in 2011, and the reception will be held there, during which will be an unveiling of a memorial to Donald.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by completing this form. If you have any questions, please contact John Thornley.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 22 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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Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers Thursday 28 October, 12.00pm
Davy's at Plantation Place, Mincing Lane, EC3R 7BD


This annual reunion lunch for those who left the College in 1979 has been running for a few years now and has always proved to be a popular event. This year the location has moved to Davy's at Plantation Place, more details of which you can find here.

Chris Porter (Gonville 1974-79) is organising the lunch and is keen to know how many would be interested in attending, so if you would like to go please let him know at chris.porter500@ntlworld.com.

Once he has an idea of numbers Chris will then circulate menu choices and details of the cost.

Contact: Chris Porter
chris.porter500@ntlworld.com
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Banking, broking and asset management
networking event
Wednesday 10 November, 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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Eastbourne informal pub evening Thursday 11 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 Thursday 16 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 6 December if you are planning to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Eastbournian Society Winter Ball Saturday 18 December, 7.00pm
Dining Hall, Winn Building
 

The Eastbournian Society is delighted to present a winter ball on Saturday 18 December.

This formal event will be for all Eastbournian Society members: Old Eastbournians, Old Androvians, parents, staff and anybody else with a College or St Andrew's Prep 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 and joyful colour!

Tickets cost £60 per person (over-18s only), which includes the champagne reception, the three-course meal and entertainment. Book a table of ten and receive one place free!

To book your places please complete the form online at https://forms.office.com/r/zrJsdeNezp.

Please contact Lulu Brown to make your booking or if you have any questions.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas Day Family Communion Saturday 25 December, 10.00am
Eastbourne College Chapel
 

College Chaplain the Revd Daniel Merceron will be taking the traditional Christmas Day family service in the Eastbourne College Chapel, starting at 10.00am.

All are welcome.

 

 
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