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

Thu 29 Jun    Foundation Day
Thu 29 Jun    MCC cricket and dinner
Sat 1 Jul    Eastbournian Society reception on Speech Day
Fri 7 Jul    Foundation Golf Challenge
Fri 9 Jul    Cricketer Cup quarter finals
Sat 9 Sep    Headmaster's and Eastbournian Society reception for parents of new pupils
Sat 16 Sep    Old Eastbournian reunion day 2017
Thu 21 Sep    ES committee meeting
Sat 23 Sep    The annual London walk
Thu 28 Sep    Events planning meeting
Tue 3 Oct    Antiques through the ages
Wed 11 Oct    Evensong at St Bride's Church
Fri 27 Oct    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Thu 2 Nov    Vintage cars and Caffyns
Thu 9 Nov    Eastbourne pub evening
Wed 22 Nov    42nd Street
Thu 14 Dec    Christmas carol service
     
2018    
     
Fri 26 Jan    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Fri 27 Apr    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Fri 15 Jun    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Sat 8 Sep    Old Eastbournian reunion day 2018
Sat 15 Dec    150th anniversary winter ball
     

Business / Career Networking Events

Thu 19 Oct    Banking and broking networking
Fri 20 Oct    The London business lunch
Thu 16 Nov    Insurance networking event
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 16 Sep    Sixth Form Open Morning
Sat 7 Oct    Eastbourne College Open Morning
Sat 3 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.


Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members Thursday 29 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.

Following a service of thanksgiving at 11.45am in the College Chapel, a drinks reception will be held in the Warren Atrium of the Nugee Building, followed by a musical interlude and then luncheon in Big School at 1.00pm.

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: Christine Todd
01323 452316
ct@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricket: 1st XI v MCC, followed by evening dinner Thursday 29 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 7.00pm before dinner in the Dining Hall at 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Les Lenham, former Sussex and England cricketer, who will take part in a Q&A session with Nigel Wheeler. Les Lenham played for Sussex from 1956 to 1970. He appeared in 300 first-class matches as a right-handed batsman who bowled off breaks. He scored 12,796 runs with a highest score of 191 not out, among seven centuries and took six wickets with a best performance of two for 24.

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. The cost is £35 per person.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society reception on Speech Day Saturday 1 July, 12.15pm
Warren Atrium, Nugee Building


Speech Day marks the end of the summer term and the school year. As part of the day's activities, all parents, pupils and Old Eastbournians are welcome to join the Eastbournian Society team at a reception from 12.15 to 1.30pm at which you can see who we are and what we do.

Hear about the social activities, networking events and other ways in which we bring the family of Eastbournian Society members together. Refreshments will be provided in the Warren Atrium of the Nugee Building.

You will also be able to see a display from the College archives celebrating 150 years of College history.

 
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The annual Foundation Golf Challenge Friday 7 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 an entrance form here.

Contact: Christine Todd
01323 452316
ct@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricketer Cup quarter finals Sunday 9 July
 

The Old Eastbournian Cricket Club beat Sherborne Pilgrims in the second round match of the Cricketer Cup, the annual competition open to the old boys cricket teams of 32 independent schools. They won by 71 runs, with Angus Stewart top scorer for the OECC with 61.

The OECC will next play in the quarter finals, which will take place on Sunday 9 July, against Old Wykehamists.

If you are interested in taking part or want more details please contact the Cricketer Cup team captain Angus Stewart.

Contact: Angus Stewart
angus0991@hotmail.co.uk
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Headmaster's and Eastbournian Society reception
   for parents of new pupils
Saturday 9 September, 12.30pm
College Theatre


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. Please let us know if you would like to attend by the beginning of term, Monday 4 September.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne College Sixth Form Open Morning Saturday 16 September, 9.30am-12 noon
Eastbourne College
 

For an excellent introduction to Eastbourne College you are warmly invited to attend this open morning for sixth form entry, when visitors can 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 register for the open evening please go to the registration form on the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the prospectus or let us know if you wish to order a prospectus to be posted to you.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society reunion for Old Eastbournians Saturday 16 September
Eastbourne College
 

The annual OE reunion takes place on Saturday 16 September, culminating in an evening meal in the Dining Hall.

This year's cohort is OEs who were or would have been in the sixth form in a summer term in any year between and including 1969 and 1983. Members of staff from this era are invited to come along too. 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.

The day's activities include:

11.00am Rugby, College Field: OE Stags v Brighton College Old Boys
12.30pm Lunch (self-service), Dining Hall
2.30pm Rugby, College Field: 1st XV v Skinners’
3.00pm Guided tour, with a chance to view the Project 150 development
4.00pm Tea, Big School, followed by visits to former houses
6.00pm Evensong in Chapel
6.30pm Pre-dinner drinks reception, Warren Atrium
7.30pm Reunion dinner, Dining Hall (Dress code for the dinner is smart casual – no jeans, shorts or T-shirts please)
   

Our new Headmaster Tom Lawson and his wife Jess will be attending the dinner and this will be an ideal opportunity to meet them as they start their second year at the College.

If you wish to come to lunch, tea or dinner, then please contact Lulu Brown on 01323 451911 or vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk so that we can reserve places for you for each meal time. Please let us know if there are particular people or groups with whom you would like to sit, and if you have any dietary requirements.

  • Click here to download a booking form: 
    Either a Word doc to complete, save and email to us; or a PDF to print out, complete and post to us.

We will be updating a list of attendees on this page shortly.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society committee meeting Thursday 21 September, 5.00pm
Alwen Hough Johnson, London, EC3R 7BB


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 in due course.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The annual London walk – the Old Palace Quarter Saturday 23 September, 11.00am
Green Park underground


The London guided walk is always a popular trip in the ES calendar of events. This year the Old Palace Quarter walk will focus on the area of St James's between Piccadilly and the Mall and will finish at St James's Palace. We will meet at Green Park underground station (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines) at 11.00am - take the park exit and assemble by the fountain in the park.

The walk will be led by one of the experienced guides from the London Walks company and will be exclusively for Eastbournian Society members.

To reserve a place, please contact John Thornley. Please note that you will have to make your own way to London, and the charge will be collected on the day. The cost is £10 per person.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Events planning meeting Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm
Powell House Dining Room


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.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Antiques through the ages Tuesday 3 October, 4.00pm
Powell House Dining Room
 

Following the success of his first two talks, Merton Cox will continue his history of antiques with a third illustrated talk.

Merton, formerly of Harrods antiques department, will focus in this talk on English furniture and clocks between 1760 and 1820.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be a charge of £5.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne College Open Morning Saturday 7 October, 9.00am-12 noon
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 register for the open morning please go to the registration form on the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the prospectus or let us know if you wish to order a prospectus to be posted to you.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Evensong at St Bride's Church Wednesday 11 October, 5.00pm
St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London
 

As part of our celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Eastbourne College, Eastbournian Society members are invited to Evensong at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, at which the College Chapel Choir will be singing.

This will be followed by a reception in the church at 6.30pm.

Further details, including information on how to book for this event, will be updated on this page in due course.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Banking, broking and asset management
networking event
Thursday 19 October, 6.00pm
PwC, 7 More London, 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. 

The event is kindly co-sponsored by Darren Meek (Blackwater 1982–87), parent and College governor, and is free of charge to all attendees. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

A guest speaker will be announced in due course.

The nearest mainline and underground station to More London 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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The London business lunch Friday 20 October, 12 noon
The Phoenix Victoria, 14 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA


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.

The venue is the Phoenix Victoria gastro pub and we have booked the private dining room on the first floor. The cost, to be confirmed, will include a two-course meal and a half-bottle of wine. Additional drinks will be available to buy from the bar.

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

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 27 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
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Vintage cars and Caffyns Thursday 2 November, 3.30pm
Caffyns Showroom, Meads Road, Eastbourne
 

Old Eastbournian David Stone-Lee (Reeves 1957–60) will be presenting a talk on the history of Caffyns, the Eastbourne company which has been part of the town since 1865.

Now known as a motor dealer, Caffyns has been associated with a number of trades over the years: from 'ironmonger, tinman and brazier' via electric telephones and gas fitting to vehicles and coachbuilding. The Saffrons Rooms, situated above the showroom, provided a sprung dance floor and facilities for wedding receptions and concerts.

The talk will take place at the company's showroom on the corner of Meads Road and Saffrons Road, by the Town Hall, and David will also talk about the veteran and vintage car collection which is on display there.

The cost is £5 per person and this will include light refreshments.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne informal pub evening Thursday 9 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 Thursday 16 November, 6.00pm
Davy's at Plantation Place, 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.

A guest speaker will be announced in due course.

Davy's at Plantation Place is at Unit 8 Plantation Place, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7BD. The nearest tube station is Monument (District and Circle Lines).

If you wish to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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42nd Street Wednesday 22 November, 2.30pm
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
 

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You.

Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of…

We have reserved 40 seats in the stalls and dress circle (known as the Royal Circle) at a group rate of £35.00 (reduced from £75.00). Please let us know by Monday 31 July if you would like to book tickets as we have to confirm our reservation by that date.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas carol service Thursday 14 December, 6.00pm
All Saints' Church, Eastbourne


OEs and ES members are welcome to join us at the College carol service for visitors.

The service will be followed, from 7.00pm, by refreshments for Eastbournian Society members in the Senior Social Common Room (next to the Dining Hall), just across the road from the church; please let John Thornley know by Monday 4 December if you are planning to attend.

 
Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 26 January 2018, 5.00pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The first 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
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Eastbourne College Open Morning Saturday 3 March 2018, 9.00am-12 noon
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 register for the open morning please go to the registration form on the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the prospectus or let us know if you wish to order a prospectus to be posted to you.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 27 April 2018, 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
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 15 June 2018, 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
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Eastbournian Society reunion for Old Eastbournians Saturday 8 September 2018
Eastbourne College
 

The annual OE reunion takes place on Saturday 8 September, culminating in an evening meal. This year the reunion dinner will be the inaugural one in the new Dining Hall in the Project 150 development, as we approach the end of our 2017-18 150th anniversary year.

Rather than restricting attendance to a particular cohort, the 2018 reunion will be open to Old Eastbournians of all eras, as well as former members of staff. 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.

Full details of the day, including information about how to book, will be updated on this page in due course.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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150th anniversary winter ball Saturday 15 December 2018
Venue to be confirmed
 

To complete the College's 150th anniversary celebrations held throughout 2017-18, we are planning to hold a winter ball in December 2018.

Once we have further details, including information on how to book, we will update this page.

In the meantime please keep this date in your diary.

 
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