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.

Sat 11 Jun    Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members
Sun 12 Jun    Cricketer Cup first round
Tue 21 Jun    A musical interlude with John Thornley
Thu 23 Jun    Cricket: 1st XI v MCC and Evening cricket dinner
Thu 7 Jul    The annual Foundation Golf Challenge
Sun 10 to Thu 14 Jul    OECC cricket week
Sat 10 Sep    Old Eastbournian reunion day
Sun 11 Sep    Eddie Izzard: Great Expectations
Sat 17 Sep    Reception for parents and grandparents of new pupils
Wed 28 Sep    OE military dinner
Sat 8 Oct    Medical networking event
Wed 9 Nov    Banking, broking and asset management networking
Wed 23 Nov    Insurance networking

Making payments

Many of our events are free but for those where there is a charge, you can pay by:

  • bank transfer - to Eastbourne College Incorporated, account number 00058400, sort code 30-92-86, please use reference WC350 and the name of the event
  • 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


Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members Saturday 11 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. 

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: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricketer Cup first round Sunday 12 June
College Field, Eastbourne College


The Cricketer Cup is the annual competition open to the old boys cricket teams of 32 independent schools. In 2017 the OECC reached the final and they are hoping for another successful run in the 2022 competition.

The first round match is at home against Hurstpierpoint (Old Hurst Johnians) and the team would welcome your involvement and support on the day.

If you are interested in taking part or want more details please contact OECC chairman Will Ripley.

Contact: Will Ripley
oldeastbourniancc@gmail.com
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A musical interlude with John Thornley Tuesday 21 June, 3.45pm
Long Room
 

John Thornley invites you to come and listen to some random musical excerpts from his eclectic collection amassed through decades of being on the edge of the musical world, with one or two relevant / irrelevant / irreverent anecdotes.

Nothing too serious but certainly not to be missed. And a cup of tea and posh cake. What’s not to like?

The cost is £5 per person, including refreshments. Please contact John to reserve your place. There is no need to pay in advance as we can take payment on the day.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricket: 1st XI v MCC, followed by evening dinner Thursday 23 June
Eastbourne College


The 1st XI take on the MCC in this annual fixture, starting at 11.00am. 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.

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 jacket and tie/smart daywear. The cost is £30 per person.

The guest speaker at the dinner will be Roger Knight, who played for Surrey, Gloucestershire and Sussex. He also taught modern languages at the College for two terms a year from 1970 to 1978, leaving the summers free to pursue cricket. He was MCC Secretary from 1994 to 2000, then MCC Chief Executive from 2000 to 2006. He is an Honorary Life Member of the MCC and was President of the club from 2015 to 2016. Roger has recently published his autobiography, Boundaries, and copies will be available to buy on the day.

Click here for details of how to pay.

Contact: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The annual Foundation Golf Challenge Thursday 7 July
Royal Eastbourne Golf Club


The annual fundraising golf challenge represents the Eastbournian Society at its very best. The event is open to OEs, parents, staff, pupils, local businesses and other supporters of the College and provides an excellent opportunity to meet others from within the College community. 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.

The cost includes a snack on arrival, goody bag, 18 holes of golf on the Devonshire Course and a three-course dinner. This is a team event for four golfers of any standard and the cost of the day is £60 for members of Royal Eastbourne, and £75 for the day if you are not a member. If you are interested in playing, sponsoring or donating prizes or auction items, please contact us.

Contact: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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OECC cricket week Sunday 10 to Thursday 14 July
College Field, Eastbourne College
 

The Old Eastbournian cricket week is an opportunity for a number of matches against 'old boys' and other teams, together with associated social events. The schedule for the week will be announced in due course.

All are welcome from the OE and ES community.

Please contact OECC chairman Will Ripley for further details.

Contact: Will Ripley
oldeastbourniancc@gmail.com
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Old Eastbournian reunion day Saturday 10 September
Eastbourne College
 

The 2022 OE reunion is on Saturday 10 September, culminating in an evening meal in the dining hall in the Winn Building. 

Once again we are not restricting the day to a particular cohort, but are inviting Old Eastbournians from all generations to come along. Husbands, wives and partners are welcome as guests. Members of staff, both former and current, are also invited.

You can come to as many or as few of the day's events as you wish. All meals are free, except for the evening drinks and dinner, for which there is a charge of £25 per person, payable in advance. The provisional timetable is as follows, but may be subject to alteration:

From 11.00am, all day Register and collect badge at Reception, Winn Building, Old Wish Road
11.00am-4.00pm Tim's Cafe, Old Wish Road, open for refreshments
12.40-1.30pm Lunch (self-service), Dining Hall, Winn Building
(time to be confirmed) Rugby: OE Stags, College Field; OE tennis, Powell House courts
3.30-4.30pm Guided College tours, meet at Reception, followed by tea
4.00-5.00pm Tea, College Theatre (Big School)
4.45-5.45pm Guided tours of houses (meet guides in Big School during tea)
5.45-6.15pm OE singers practice, Chapel
6.15-6.45pm Evensong with OE singers, Chapel
6.30-7.15pm Drinks reception, Dining Hall, Winn Building
7.15-10.00pm Reunion dinner, Dining Hall, Winn Building (£25 per person for drinks and dinner)
   

Click here for details of how to pay.

Contact: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eddie Izzard: Great Expectations  Sunday 11 September
Eastbourne College


Eddie Izzard (Pennell 1975-80) presents a solo performance of Charles Dickens’ classic epic Great Expectations.

A tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge and redemption. 

Full details will be updated on this page in due course. 

Contact: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Headmaster's and Eastbournian Society reception
   for parents and grandparents of new pupils
Saturday 17 September, 11.00-11.45am
Warren Atrium, Nugee Building


Parents and grandparents 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 Development Director Emma Garrett and Headmaster Tom Lawson.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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OE military dinner Wednesday 28 September, 6.00pm
Function rooms, Winn Building


Following a CCF inspection and parade on College Field between 2.00pm and 5.00pm, a drinks reception will be held from 6.00pm with dinner in the function rooms by the College dining hall from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

Further details of this event will be updated on this page in due course.

Contact: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Medical networking event Saturday 8 October, 11.00am-2.00pm
Eastbourne College


Members of the Eastbournian Society including Old Eastbournians and parents are invited to a medical networking event at the College on 8 October. Those working in medicine and associated professions will be able to meet current pupils considering studying medicine and be able to offer their advice and experience. They will also have the opportunity to make connections with colleagues and renew old friendships from their College days.

Details of the day are still being finalised but we intend to have a lunch for all attendees, as well as a guest speaker from the medical profession.

Please let us know if you would like to register your interest in attending.

Contact: Helen Medlycott
01323 452316
hcmedlycott@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Banking, broking and asset management
networking event
Wednesday 9 November, 6.00pm
PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT


The Eastbournian Society hosts a series of networking events, and the focus for this one is to bring together those working in, or with an interest in, the banking, broking, payments, asset management and wealth sectors.

Our goal is to foster a thriving and connected community of OEs, pupils, parents of current and former pupils, staff, and any other friends and supporters of the College. 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 the ES office.

Contact: Eastbournian Society office
es@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Insurance networking event Wednesday 23 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.

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

Contact: Eastbournian Society office
es@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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