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

Wed 27 Mar    The Price by Arthur Miller
Fri 26 Apr    OE Lodge
Mon 29 Apr    The Eastbournian Society London dinner
Fri 10 May    Summer Concert
Mon 13 May    The Over-60s Lunch
Sat 18 May    Grandparents visit and reception
Thu 23 May    Events planning meeting
Sun 2 Jun    50 years of educating girls celebration lunch
Wed 5 Jun    Man of La Mancha
Fri 21 Jun    OE Lodge
Sat 22 Jun    Foundation Day
Thu 27 Jun    MCC match and cricket dinner
Fri 5 Jul    The annual Foundation golf challenge
Wed 10 Jul    9 to 5 the Musical
Fri 6 Sep    Wine tasting evening
Sat 7 Sep    Reception for parents of new pupils
Sat 14 Sep    The annual London guided walk
Thu 26 Sep    Events planning meeting
Sat 28 Sep    OE reunion day 2019
Tue 1 Oct    Eastbournian Society committee meeting
Fri 25 Oct    OE Lodge
Thu 12 Dec    Christmas carol service
     

Business / Career Networking Events

Wed 18 Sep    Sales, marketing and PR networking
Wed 9 Oct    Banking, broking and asset management networking
Fri 18 Oct    The London business lunch
Wed 20 Nov    Insurance networking
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 15 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.


The Price by Arthur Miller Wednesday 27 March, 2.00pm
Wyndham's Theatre, London
 

Two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, one a New York cop nearing retirement, the other a successful surgeon, meet for the first time in sixteen years to sell their family furniture stored in the attic of a condemned New York apartment building.

Revelation follows stunning revelation as each brother realises the price they have paid for heart-breaking decisions made decades earlier. Overseeing the psychological battlefield is the wily veteran appraiser, Gregory Solomon, who has his own demons to conquer as well as securing the best possible price for the Franz family possessions.

Starring David Suchet, this is the fiftieth anniversary production of Arthur Miller's richly affecting play which has transferred from a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath where it was hugely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

We have reserved group rates tickets in the Royal Circle at £45 (reduced from £67.50). We need to confirm the booking by 10 February so please contact John Thornley if you are interested in going.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 26 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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


The Eastbournian Society London dinner Monday 29 April, 6.30pm
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD
 

The Eastbournian Society annual London dinner 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 we are pleased that in the year in which we celebrate 50 years of educating girl pupils at the College, our guest speaker will be Patti Clark (Nugent 1983-85) who, under her professional name Patti Clare, is best known for portraying Mary Taylor in Coronation Street, a part she has played for 10 years.

We will also be paying tribute to Paul Lowden, who will be retiring from the College in summer 2019 after 32 years as a teacher of English and housemaster of both Pennell and Blackwater houses, not to mention director of many a school drama production.

Demand is always high for this event, so if you would like to book a table for you and your friends, please do so as soon as possible.

The costs of this dinner are subsidised by the Eastbournian Society.

  • Venue: The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD
  • Time: Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 6.30pm, with dinner at 7.30pm.
  • Cost: £78 (discounted price for OEs who are aged 29 and under: £50) which includes a pre-dinner champagne reception, three-course fine dining meal with coffee and half a bottle of house red or white wine.
  • 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.
  • Guests and seating arrangements: Please let us know the number of places you are buying 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.
  • Dress code: Formal evening wear ('Black tie').
  • 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.

To see a list of attendees below you have to be registered and logged in to the website.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Summer Concert Friday 10 May, 6.45-8.00pm
St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne
 

The programme for this year's summer concert will include Rutter’s Magnificat (chamber ensemble version) with the Chapel Choir and any OEs and parents.

There is no need to book, just turn up.

 
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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 Graham Boal QC (Powell 1957-62) is our speaker at the lunch and will give a talk entitled Miscarriage of Justice: From Barnstaple to Birmingham. 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.

To see a list of attendees below you have to be registered and logged in to the website.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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 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 13 May if you plan to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Events planning meeting Thursday 23 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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


50 years of educating girls celebration lunch Sunday 2 June, 12.30pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

This year’s summer lunch celebrates 50 years since girls first joined the College in 1968-69.

All Old Eastbournians, former and current staff, and other friends of the College are invited to join us, together with their husbands, wives or partners.

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.

To see a list of attendees below you have to be registered and logged in to the website.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Man of La Mancha Wednesday 5 June, 2.30pm
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4ES
 

The universal tale of love, hope and adventure, Man of La Mancha returns to the West End after 50 years. Cervantes is a man who is determined to protect all that is good and true, and not be afraid in the face of grave adversity. As a prisoner awaiting trial from the Spanish Inquisition, he transforms the world around him into that of Don Quixote, resplendent with chivalrous knights, grand quests and unabashed love.

Emmy Award-winning and Tony-nominated actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for playing Dr Frasier Crane in NBC’s hit series Frasier, will make his West End debut playing Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote and Aldonza/Dulcinea will be played by West End star Cassidy Janson. Joining them as the Innkeeper/Governor is BAFTA award-winning actor Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Please note that Danielle de Niese will not be appearing in this performance.

We have seats reserved in row M of the stalls at £44.75, reduced from £75.00. Please let John Thornley know if you would like to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 21 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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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.

Our guest speaker will be James Tredwell, who joined the College's coaching team in October 2018. Known for his tricky right-arm off-spin bowling and close fielding skills, James recently retired after a long and successful 18-year career at the highest level. A prominent figure on the county cricket circuit, James bonded well with the Kent set-up, amassing over 600 wickets for the club. He also played two Tests for England, returning match figures of 6-181 against Bangladesh in 2010 and 5-140 in the West Indies in 2015. James was arguably most dangerous in the shorter forms of the game and has taken 60 wickets in 45 one-day international appearances and seven in 17 T20s for England. Swapping right-arm bowling for left-hand batting, James's batting performances are not to be sniffed at, with four centuries and 17 first-class fifties to his name.

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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


The annual Foundation Golf Challenge Friday 5 July
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club


The annual fundraising golf challenge, open to OEs, parents, staff, pupils, local businesses and other supporters of the College. 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.

In the evening, join us for dinner and the charity auction.

If you are interested in playing, sponsoring or donating prizes or auction items, please contact us.

You can download a booking form here.

Contact: Christine Todd
01323 452316
ct@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


9 to 5 the Musical Wednesday 10 July, 2.30pm
Savoy Theatre, The Strand, WC2R 0ET
 

9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Inspired by the cult film and featuring an award-winning score by Dolly Parton, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! It stars Louise Redknapp, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley.

We have seats reserved in the front row of the stalls (row BB) at £39.50, reduced from £65.00. Please let John Thornley know if you would like to book tickets.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Wine tasting with Guy Boursot Friday 6 September, 7.30-9.30pm
Staff room, Winn Building
 

An evening of wine tasting hosted by Guy Boursot.

Guy runs a wine business in Ardres, just south of Calais, and has wide-ranging experience in wine retailing in both the UK and France. He is a wine writer, lecturer, consultant, wine merchant and vineyard tour operator.

We will be tasting the wine in the College staff room, adjacent to the dining hall in the Winn Building. If the weather is favourable we will also be able to use the outside terrace.

As we have limited capacity for this event you must book beforehand with Lulu Brown. The price (including wine and nibbles) is £10 per person.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


The annual London guided walk - Brunel's London Saturday 14 September, 11.00am
Meet at Embankment 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, is entitled Brunel's London, and includes a river boat trip to the Isle of Dogs, a riverside walk and a short DLR journey south of the river, finishing at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe.

We meet at the riverside exit of Embankment underground station at 11.00am. The cost is £10 per person, payable on the day, but there will be an additional (discounted) charge for the boat trip, and a voluntary donation for the museum. It is recommended that you use an Oyster card or have a one-day Travelcard to cover the cost of the DLR journey and to travel across London from Rotherhithe if you are returning home via Victoria station.

Please contact John Thornley to book a place.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Sales, marketing and PR networking event Wednesday 18 September, 6.00pm
Weber Shandwick, 2 Waterhouse Square,
140 Holborn, London EC1N 2AE


We are holding another networking event for Old Eastbournians, parents and current pupils interested in sales, marketing and PR.

The event will be held at the offices of Weber Shandwick, and the guest speaker will be Joe Walton, who heads the company's UK B2B and technology practice. In this role he manages a 40-strong team of B2B marketing specialists based in London that is focused on helping clients thrive in a complex, fast-changing communications landscape.

He has been with the firm for 12 years delivering international PR, digital and integrated marketing programmes for a range of blue chips including Capgemini, Epson, Honeywell, IBM, Microsoft and Symantec. In addition to his agency experience, Joe has twice been seconded to Microsoft to work as the in-house EMEA PR lead for the company’s former advertising business, managing strategy and communications across 13 markets.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided, and the event is free of charge. If you would like to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Events planning meeting Thursday 26 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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Eastbournian Society reunion for Old Eastbournians Saturday 28 September
Eastbourne College
 

The 2019 OE reunion takes place on Saturday 28 September, culminating in an evening meal in the dining hall in the Winn Building.

This year we are inviting Old Eastbournians who completed the sixth form in specific years from each decade. If you were (or would have been) an Upper Sixth leaver in any of the following years you are welcome to attend, and husbands, wives and partners can come as your guests. Members of staff from any of these eras are also invited.

  • The 2000s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 2008 or 2009
  • The 1990s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 1998 or 1999
  • The 1980s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 1988 or 1989
  • The 1970s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 1978 or 1979
  • The 1960s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 1968 or 1969
  • The 1950s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 1958 or 1959
  • The 1940s: Completed the Upper Sixth in 1948 or 1949

Spouses and partners are welcome to join us and you can come to as many or as few of the day's events as you wish. There is no charge for any part of the day.

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)

All day Registration: Please collect your badge from Reception in the Winn Building
12.40-1.30pm Lunch (self-service), Winn Building dining hall
2.30pm Rugby: 1st XV, College Field
3.00pm Guided tour of the College; meet at Reception in the Winn Building
3.00-5.00pm School shop open for sale of 150 anniversary and OE gifts and clothing
4.00-5.00pm Tea, College Theatre (Big School)
4.45pm Visits to former houses, guided by current pupils; meet in College Theatre (Big School)
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)

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Eastbournian Society committee meeting Tuesday 1 October, 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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


The London business lunch Friday 18 October, 12 noon
Rail House Café, 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ


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 which is even closer to Victoria Station. The lunch will be held in a private dining area of the Rail House Café.

There will be two courses (main and dessert), 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. Spaces are limited to 24 so booking will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 25 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
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Insurance networking event Wednesday 20 November, 6.00pm
Venue to be confirmed, London


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.

Our guest speaker will be Richard Harries, the chief executive of Atrium Underwriters.

The venue for this event is still to be confirmed; please check this web page for updates. In the meantime if you are interested in registering your interest in attending, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 


Christmas carol service Thursday 12 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 2 December if you are planning to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
 GO TO EVENTS LIST 

© 2014–2019 Eastbourne College