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 26 Oct    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Fri 2 Nov    150th 3D video-mapping show
Sat 3 Nov    150th 3D video-mapping show
Sat 3 Nov    150th celebration curry night
Thu 8 Nov    Eastbourne informal pub evening
Sun 18 Nov    The Play That Goes Wrong
Wed 21 Nov    Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers
Thu 13 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 15 Dec    150th anniversary winter ball
Wed 2 Jan    Snow White
Tue 12 Feb    The history of Harrods
Mon 13 May    The Over-60s Lunch
     

OE Golf Society fixtures

Click here for the 2018 fixture list of the OE Golf Society

Business / Career Networking Events

Wed 14 Nov    Insurance networking
Wed 28 Nov    Property networking
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 9 Mar    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.


Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 26 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.

Festive Board at 7.15pm in the Christopher Kirk-Greene function rooms, Winn Building.

 

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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150th anniversary 3D video-mapping show Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November, 6.00pm
Eastbourne College
 

Eastbourne College is presenting a world-class 3D video-mapping show as a finale to the 150th anniversary celebrations of 2017-18.

Still and moving images from 150 years will be projected on to the side of the Memorial Building accompanied by a soundtrack of music and voices, in celebration of the College and its people: pupils, staff, parents and Old Eastbournians.

All are invited to enjoy this spectacular event as our celebratory year draws to a close; it is free to attend and spectators can watch from College Field and Grange Road. The evening's entertainment starts at 6.00pm with live music, and a pay bar will be available in the Warren Atrium, with all proceeds going to the College bursary fund. At 6.40pm a short film will be shown from the balcony LED screen to demonstrate how the video-mapping show was made, before the main show starts at 7.00pm.

The show will be presented on two consecutive nights, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November.

 
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150th celebration curry night Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

Following the 3D video-mapping show on 3 November, there will be a 150th celebration curry night in the dining hall. This will be for Eastbournian Society members, including Old Eastbournians, parents and members of staff.

The cost is £15 per head and will include a curry buffet and a dessert. All drinks to be purchased separately at the cash bar. To reserve your places please contact Lulu Brown.

  • 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 curry.
  • 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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Eastbourne informal pub evening Thursday 8 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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Insurance networking event Wednesday 14 November, 6.00pm
Davy's at Plantation Place, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7BD


A networking event for OEs, parents and current pupils interested in the insurance industry. The event is free of charge to all attendees. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

We are returning to Davy's at Plantation Place in the City of London. The nearest underground station is Monument and it is also close to Fenchurch Street mainline station.

If you wish to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Play That Goes Wrong Sunday 18 November, 3.00pm
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA
 

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences. Given 5 stars from the Daily Mail and called a ‘Gut-busting hit' by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong is now stumbling through its fourth catastrophic year.

We have 25 seats reserved in stalls rows C and D. If we get at least 25 people in the group, the cost is £30.00 (reduced from £53.00); between 10 and 24 people the cost is £34.50 per ticket. We are holding the tickets until Thursday 18 October, so if you are interested in registering your interest in going, please contact John Thornley.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers Wednesday 21 November, 12 noon
The Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, London, SW3 4AJ


The annual 1979 leavers reunion is being held on Wednesday 21 November at the same venue as last year, The Surprise, a gastropub in Chelsea,

Bill Baxter (Gonville 1974-79) is organising this informal lunch for Old Eastbournians who left the College in the summer of 1979.

If you would like to attend, please contact Bill at animated.bill@pop3.hiway.co.uk for more details and to book your place.

 
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Property networking event Wednesday 28 November, 6.00pm
The East India Club (Clive Room), 16 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LH

The annual property networking event is free to attend and is for OEs, current pupils, parents of current and former pupils, ES members and any other interested parties. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Our guest speaker is Stephen Yorke (Blackwater 1977-81). Stephen was a history scholar and boxing blue at Cambridge. He has been a barrister, speech writer at Number 10 and investment banker. In 2005 he founded his own real estate fund management business which he has run since then. In 2017 he launched a new online and print property magazine for the buy side called The Property Chronicle with the strap line: 'Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions’.

If you would like to attend please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas carol service Thursday 13 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 3 December if you are planning to attend.

 
Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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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). Please contact Lulu Brown to book your places and for further details.

  • 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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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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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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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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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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