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

Thu 28 Oct    Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers
Thu 11 Nov    Eastbourne informal pub evening
Wed 17 Nov    ES members welcome to Emma Garrett
Wed 8 Dec    Pantoland at the London Palladium
Wed 8 Dec
 - Sat 11 Dec
   Les Misérables
Wed 15 Dec    The Mirror and the Light
Thu 16 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 18 Dec    Eastbournian Society Winter Ball
Sat 25 Dec    Christmas Day Family Communion
Sun 1 Jan    Sleeping Beauty

Business & Career Networking Events

Wed 10 Nov    Banking and broking networking
Wed 24 Nov    Insurance networking
     

Visitor policy: Covid-19

Eastbourne College's Covid visitor policy requires anyone entering any school buildings to have a recent (24–72 hours prior) negative and formally registered antigen / lateral-flow test result ready for checking. This is even if visitors are double-vaccinated. Lateral flow test are available from local pharmacies or can be ordered from the NHS website. Results should be reported on the NHS website and formal proof of a negative result can be either a text message, email, photo or print-out which you should be prepared to show to a member of staff when you attend one of our events at the College.

We are sorry but if you are unable to provide proof of a negative test then we will be unable to allow you into the event. We apologise for the inconvenience but this approach helps us keep the College running to its full potential.

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 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


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


You are warmly invited to attend our first ES networking event since the start of the pandemic. Our focus for the evening 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. We have a large number of pupils coming along who will also greatly value your advice and experience. This is also a good opportunity for you to meet Emma Garrett, our new Developmemt Director, who has taken over the Eastbournian Society following David Stewart's retirement.

Our guest speaker is Will Peters (School 1987-92), managing director of Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank, where he focuses on M&A and capital raising for clients in the telecom and tech sectors, specialising in communications infrastructure and fintech. Before joining Moelis & Company, Will worked at Barclays Capital where he was a managing director in the firm’s TMT investment banking team in London. Earlier he had spent six years in the British Army, serving with the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Europe and the Middle East.

To give you a flavour of what is involved, please see our report of the last banking event in October 2019.

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 Stage Door, Compton Street, BN21 4BW


Old Eastbournians, parents, College staff and members of the Eastbournian Society are invited to come to an informal pub evening at the Stage Door in Compton 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 John Thornley.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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ES members welcome to Emma Garrett Wednesday 17 November, 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. It will also be an opportunity to suggest and discuss future events for the society.

All are welcome, but please let John Thornley know by Friday 12 November if you intend coming so that we know how many to cater for.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the meeting and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show at Reception when you arrive.

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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Insurance networking event Wednesday 24 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 will be announcing details of our guest speaker shortly.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Les Misérables Wednesday 8, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 December, 7.00pm
College Theatre
 

Eastbourne College's main drama performance this term featuring our best performing arts talent; excellent entertainment for a winter’s eve.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the show and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

Contact: Box Office
01323 452255
boxoffice@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Pantoland at The Palladium Wednesday 8 December, 7.30pm
London Palladium
 

This Christmas singer Donny Osmond and ultimate pantomime star Julian Clary will take you on a magical trip to Pantoland at The Palladium.

The home of pantomime will welcome back Palladium panto favourites Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot as well as the return of some past stars of the Palladium’s festive treat including West End sensations Jac Yarrow and Sophie Isaacs.

Celebrating the very best of pantomime, with comedy in abundance and big show-stopping numbers, this star-filled extravaganza will be the ultimate feel-good show.

We have seats reserved at the discount price of £45.00 each, as follows: 20 in the stalls (three of which are reduced from £89.50, the remainder reduced from £75.00) and 16 in the dress circle (reduced from £89.50). Please note that this is an evening performance as we were unable to get discounted tickets for a matinee.

Please let John Thornley know by Friday 5 November if you would like to book.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel Wednesday 15 December, 2.30pm
Gielgud Theatre, London
 

***PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THIS TRIP***

The Mirror and the Light is the highly anticipated final chapter of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall Trilogy. It has now been adapted for the London stage, with Ben Miles reprising his 'astonishing performance' (Daily Telegraph) as the legendary Thomas Cromwell.

England, 1536. Anne Boleyn’s fate has been sealed by the executioner. Jane Seymour must deliver King Henry a healthy heir. And to the disgust of Henry’s nobles, Thomas Cromwell continues his ruthless ascent from the gutters of Putney to the highest rank beside his master. But Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike. The further you climb, the harder you fall.

We have 20 seats reserved in the stalls at £42.50 each (reduced from £85.00). Please contact John Thornley to book. The booking deadline is 2.00pm on Friday 12 November.

You may be interested to know that Old Eastbournian Giles Taylor (Gonville 1981-86) is in the cast, and we hope to meet him after the show.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@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.

Please note that in order to attend the reception you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours beforehand and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

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.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the event and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

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.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the service and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

 
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Sleeping Beauty Sunday 2 January, 7.00pm
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sleeping Beauty, the family panto, stars Eastbourne favourites Tucker as Chester the Jester and Martyn Knight as Dame Nellie Night Nurse, plus a full supporting cast, with mayhem and merriment guaranteed.

The Princess is searching for happiness, Evil Carabosse is searching for revenge, Chester the Jester is searching for someone to laugh at his jokes and Dame Nellie Night Nurse? Well she’s searching for any man in the front two rows!

This spectacular show will be full of music, laughter, amazing special effects and plenty of surprises.

We have 33 seats reserved in the stalls (H4-H23 and J4-J16) at £21.50 (adults), £19.50 (children) and £20.00 (aged 65+).

Please let John Thornley know by Friday 5 November if you would like to book, stating the number of adults, children and/or aged 65+ tickets you would like.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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