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

Mon 23 Oct    Headmaster's reception in Hong Kong
Thu 26 Oct    Headmaster's reception in Singapore
Fri 27 Oct    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Thu 2 Nov    Vintage cars and Caffyns
Thu 9 Nov    Eastbourne pub evening
Wed 22 Nov    Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers
Wed 22 Nov    42nd Street
Mon 27 Nov    An evening with Maurice Trapp
Mon 27 Nov    Singalongasingsong
Tue 28 Nov    Lord Winston lecture
Thu 14 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 16 Dec    Eastbournian Society reception for College neighbours
     
2018    
     
Thu 4 Jan    Dick Whittington
Fri 26 Jan    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Tue 20 Feb    Antiques through the ages
Fri 27 Apr    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Mon 30 Apr    Eastbournian Society London dinner
Sun 6 May    Eastbournian Society tour of Normandy
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 16 Nov    Insurance networking event
Sat 17 Mar    Eastbournian Medical Society meeting
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 3 Mar    Eastbourne College Open Morning
Sat 16 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.


Headmaster's reception in Hong Kong Monday 23 October, 6.00-8.00pm
The Hong Kong Club
 

A reception for Old Eastbournians, parents of current and former pupils and other Eastbournian Society members has been arranged on Monday 23 October at The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. It will take place in the Harcourt Room.

The evening will be an opportunity to meet Headmaster Tom Lawson and his wife Jess, as well as to catch up with the latest news from the College, including the Project 150 development.

Contact: Headmaster's Office
01323 452300
information@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Headmaster's reception in Singapore Thursday 26 October, 6.00-8.00pm
Singapore Cricket Club
 

A reception for Old Eastbournians, parents of current and former pupils and other Eastbournian Society members has been arranged on Thursday 26 October in the Gilmour Room at the Singapore Cricket Club, Connaught Drive.

The evening will be an opportunity to meet Headmaster Tom Lawson and his wife Jess, as well as to catch up with the latest news from the College, including the Project 150 development.

Contact: Headmaster's Office
01323 452300
information@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. Festive Board at 7.00pm.

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
The Factory House, Leadenhall Place, London


***PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR THIS EVENT***

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.

The guest speaker is Jamie Garratt (Wargrave 1999-2004), Head of Digital Underwriting Strategy at Talbot Underwriting. He will be talking about the exciting changes in the insurance market at present and giving some insights about getting a job and starting out in the industry as a graduate trainee.

The Factory House is at 37 Leadenhall Place, London EC3M 7AA. The nearest tube station is Monument (District and Circle Lines).

If you wish to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Attendees (updated 18 October 2017)  
Furo Adoki
Paul Atkinson (Touchstone)
Lulu Brown (Eastbournian Society)
George Crathern
Jamie Garratt (Talbot)
Dom Matthews
Pete Matthews
Matthew Robinson (Giroux)
David Stewart (Eastbournian Society Director)
John Thornley (Eastbournian Society)
Zygmunt Trzebinski
 
   
Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Reunion lunch for 1979 leavers Wednesday 22 November
The Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, London, SW3 4AJ


The annual 1979 leavers reunion is being held on Wednesday 22 November at the same venue as last year, The Surprise, a gastropub in Chelsea,

Rob McNeilly (School 1974–79), Paul Mansell (School 1974–79) and Richard Vidal (Gonville 1974–79) are once again organising this informal lunch for Old Eastbournians who left the College in the summer of 1979.

If you would like to join them, please contact Paul Mansell to book your place at paulrmansell@gmail.com. Please make payments of £45 per person to Richard Vidal (sort code: 30-99-50; account number 15586560). Paul will then be in touch to confirm your food choices.

Contact: Paul Mansell
paulrmansell@gmail.com
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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 seats in the stalls and dress circle (known as the Royal Circle) at a group rate of £35.00 (reduced from £75.00).

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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An evening with Maurice Trapp Monday 27 November, 6.00pm
Birley Centre
 

Old Eastbournian Maurice Trapp (Gonville 1962-67) is the President of New Zealand Rugby, the All Blacks. 

Pupils, staff, parents, Old Eastbournians and other members of the Eastbournian Society are invited to attend a talk in which Maurice will speak about how he became President of the All Blacks, with insights into coaching, leadership and his rugby philosophy. There will also be a chance to speak to Maurice in a question and answer session.

Following the talk, at about 7.00pm, there will be a drinks reception in the Donald Perrens Foyer of the Birley Centre.

The talk is free to attend. If you would like to come please book your place(s) with Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Sinalongasingsong Monday 27 November, 6.30pm
St John's Church, 3 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY
 

Singalongasingsong – an evening of community/congregational singing under the experienced guidance of:

Top tenor: Mark Le Brocq (Craig 1979-84)
Rising star conductor: Will Kunhardt (Craig 2002-07)
Piano player supreme: John Capaldi (Craig 1974-79)
Director of Ceremonies: Nigel Wheeler (College staff 1976-2006)

Drinks, nibbles, singing practice and a gala performance to a tiny audience (as hopefully all will be singing!) will take place at St John’s Church, 3 Waterloo Road, Lambeth.

6.30pm Arrival
7.00pm Congo practice
7.40pm Drinks, natter
8.10pm Performance
8.40pm Drinks, natter
9.00pm Departure

The event is free to attend and take part in, including drinks and nibbles, but a voluntary donation of £5 on the night in aid of the charity Hearsay Trust would be greatly appreciated. If any OEs would like to resurrect their school bands/singing groups etc they are more than welcome to perform during the drinks breaks (please let us know in advance).

The advice is to dress warmly as it may be cold in the church!

Please let Lulu Brown know if you would like to attend.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Lord Winston lecture Tuesday 28 November, 5.30pm
All Saints' Church, Eastbourne
 

As part of the Celebration 150 events, Lord Winston, professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and Labour Party politician, will be talking to the whole school at 5.30pm on Tuesday 28 November in All Saints’ Church.

Parents and other College supporters are welcome, though seating is limited. If you would like to join us then seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be a nominal charge of £10.

Those who attend are invited for light refreshments in the Warren Atrium after the talk. Please contact the College box office to book your place.

Contact: Box Office
01323 452255
boxoffice@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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Eastbournian Society reception for College neighbours Saturday 16 December, 11.30am–1.30pm
Warren Atrium, Nugee Building


Neighbours of the College who live in the vicinity of the school campus are invited to a reception to meet members of staff including the Deputy Head Cris Symes. Representatives of the Eastbournian Society will be on hand to talk about the events and outings that the society organises.

It will also be an opportunity for local people to see the Nugee Building, the first part of Project 150, which was opened earlier this year.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you would like to come by contacting Lulu Brown by 9 December.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Dick Whittington Thursday 4 January, 2.30pm
London Palladium
 

The London Palladium is presenting a new production of the pantomime Dick Whittington, with an all-star cast, spectacular sets and plenty of laughs.

Confirmed to appear so far are Julian Clary, Elaine Paige, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Charlie Stemp, Ashley Banjo and Diversity, and Paul Zerdin.

We have reserved stalls seats in rows L and M at £45.00 each, reduced from £77.50. If you would like to go, please contact John Thornley.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 26 January, 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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Antiques through the ages Tuesday 20 February, 4.00pm
Powell House Dining Room
 

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

Merton, formerly of Harrods antiques department, will focus in this talk on English furniture, silver and clocks in the 19th century.

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 3 March, 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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Eastbournian Medical Society meeting Saturday 17 March, 11.30am
Birley Centre, Eastbourne College


The latest networking event for those in the medical profession will take place at the Birley Centre. This will be of interest to Old Eastbournians and parents in the profession who are able to offer advice to current pupils considering medicine as a career.

The timetable for the day is:

  • 11.30am Coffee/tea and biscuits (Donald Perrens Foyer)
  • 12.00 noon Presentation by our guest speaker Guy Thorpe-Beeston (School 1972-77) (Jennifer Winn Auditorium)
  • 12.45pm Drinks (Donald Perrens Foyer)
  • 1.15pm Lunch (Senior Social Common Room, Dining Hall)

Our guest speaker Guy Thorpe-Beeston graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and sub-specialised in foetal medicine, obtaining his MD in 1991. He was appointed consultant in foetal medicine in 1996 at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and was the obstetric lead clinician for 10 years. He has published extensively and now combines his knowledge of foetal medicine with practical obstetrics, having a particular interest in high risk pregnancies and recurrent miscarriage. He was a member of the team that oversaw the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 27 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
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The Eastbournian Society London dinner Monday 30 April, 7.00pm
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.

This is the biggest event in the Eastbournian Society calendar and is an occasion not to be missed. It is an opportunity to celebrate Eastbournian achievement and this year will also give us a chance to raise our glasses to the 150th anniversary of the College.

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.

  • Venue: The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD
  • Time: Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 7.00pm, with dinner at 7.30pm.
  • Cost: To be confirmed (discount for OEs who are aged 29 and under) which includes a pre-dinner drink, 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 ALD.
  • 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.
An attendee list will be updated here in due course  
   
Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society tour of Normandy Sunday 6 to Wednesday 9 May
Coach departs Eastbourne College
 

Following our previous trips to the First World War battlefields and the champagne region, we are now organising a four-day tour of Normandy, taking in the D-Day landing sites.

On Day One the group will travel by coach to Portsmouth on the evening of Sunday 6 May, with an overnight ferry crossing to Caen. This gives us an early start in France for Day Two, a full day of excursions taking in the British airborne operations, landing beaches and the Mulberry harbours at Arromanches.

Day Three will visit the American sector, including Omaha Beach and the St Laurent US cemetery.

Day Four includes a tour of Maison des Calvados Boulard and a visit to a wine merchant in Ardres, en route to the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais for the return to Eastbourne, arriving back at 9pm.

The cost depends upon the number of travellers in the group but will be between £579 and £644 per person, sharing in double or twin rooms. The single room supplement is £85 per person for the tour.

The price includes all coach travel, Channel crossings, overnight cabins on the ferry, professional guide, entry to museums and sites, two nights' bed and breakfast accommodation, and all lunches and evening meals (except for the evening meal on the ferry crossing on day one).

Full details of the costs and the provisional itinerary are available by clicking here.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 15 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
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Eastbourne College Open Morning Saturday 16 June, 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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Eastbournian Society reunion for Old Eastbournians Saturday 8 September
Eastbourne College
 

The 2018 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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