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 Sep    ***CANCELLED*** Annual London walk
Thu 1 Oct    London guided walk - Old Westminster
Fri 23 Oct    ***CANCELLED*** OE Lodge
Wed 4 Nov    ***CANCELLED*** Hello, Dolly!
Thu 12 Nov    Eastbourne pub evening
Sun 29 Nov    Advent carol service
Tue 15 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 19 Dec    ***CANCELLED*** The Winter Ball

Business / Career Networking Events

Thu 8 Oct    ***CANCELLED*** Banking, broking and asset management networking
Fri 16 Oct    ***CANCELLED*** London business lunch

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 3 Oct    Eastbourne College Virtual Open Morning
(Years 9 to 12)

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

The annual London guided walk - Classic Greenwich
Saturday 26 September
Meet at Tower Hill underground

It is with regret that we have decided to cancel this year's planned London walk in Greenwich.

Please see below for an alternative London walk in Westminster on Thursday 1 October.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314

London guided walk - Old Westminster 
Thursday 1 October, 2.00pm
Meet at Westminster underground

We had to cancel our planned London walk in Greenwich in September, but we are able to offer this as an alternative. This is one of the regular public walks offered by the London Walks Company, so will not be exclusively for the Eastbournian Society. John Thornley will be there along with a few more from the society, and others are welcome to join us.

Old Westminster is London at its grandest: the place where kings and queens are crowned, where they lived, and often were buried. It's the forge of the national destiny, the place where the heart of the Empire beat, the Mecca of politicians throughout the ages. The past here is cast in stone and we take it all in: ancient Westminster Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the Jewel Tower, Westminster Abbey, etc. We'll also explore the private face of Westminster – the hidden and ever-so-picturesque Georgian back streets where all the political salons are.

To guarantee your place please reserve it direct with London Walks ( and pay the guide on the day. The cost is £15 per person (£10 for over-65s and students). The maximum number in the group will be 15.

The meeting point is outside exit 4 of Westminster underground station at 2.00pm.

Please let John Thornley know if you have reserved a place.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314

Eastbourne College Virtual Open Morning (Years 9 to 12)

Saturday 3 October, 9.00-10.15am
Eastbourne College

The College's virtual open events are easily accessible, highly flexible, and informative. Families are able to learn more about the endless opportunities on offer while sitting in the comfort of their home/office. A typical virtual open event comprises live and pre-recorded presentations by key staff (including the headmaster), in the style of an interactive webinar. Parents and pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the presenting staff through live Q&A.

This event will be specifically for Years 9 to 12 entry.

For more information and to book a place, please visit the College website.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323

Banking, broking and asset management
networking event  ***CANCELLED***
Thursday 8 October, 6.00pm
PwC, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT

This networking event for OEs, parents and current pupils interested in financial services, specifically the banking, broking and asset management sectors, has regrettably been cancelled.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911

The London business lunch  ***CANCELLED*** Friday 16 October, 12 noon
Brasserie Blanc, Southbank, London, SE1 8YP

The annual London business lunch has regrettably been cancelled.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911

Old Eastbournian Lodge  ***CANCELLED*** Friday 23 October, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street

The fourth quarterly meeting of the Old Eastbournian Masonic Lodge No. 4946 has regrettably been cancelled.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314

Hello, Dolly!  ***CANCELLED*** Wednesday 4 November, 2.30pm
Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London

We have been informed by the theatre that this performance has now been cancelled.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314

Eastbourne informal pub evening Thursday 12 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

Advent carol service Sunday 29 November, 6.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne

All are welcome to join us at the Advent carol service with the College Choir and the Chamber Choir at St Saviour's Church in South Street, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

There is no need to book; just turn up.


Christmas carol service Tuesday 15 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 7 December if you are planning to attend.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314

The 'Roaring Twenties' winter ball  ***CANCELLED*** Saturday 19 December, 7.00pm
Dining hall, Winn Building

The Eastbournian Society 'Roaring Twenties' winter ball has regrettably been cancelled.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911

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