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 30 Aug    Witness for the Prosecution
Sat 8 Sep    Old Eastbournian reunion day 2018
Thu 13 Sep    The King And I
Thu 20 Sep    Events planning meeting
Sat 22 Sep    The annual London walk
Thu 27 Sep    Eastbournian Society committee meeting
Sat 6 Oct    Reception for parents of new pupils
Tue 16 Oct    Eastbourne in the 1950s and 1960s
Sat 26 Oct    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Fri 2 Nov    150th anniversary laser light show
Sat 3 Nov    150th anniversary laser light show
Sat 3 Nov    150th celebration curry night
Sat 8 Nov    Eastbourne informal pub evening
Thu 13 Dec    Christmas carol service
Sat 15 Dec    150th anniversary winter ball
Wed 2 Jan    Snow White
Tue 12 Feb    The history of Harrods
     

OE Golf Society fixtures

Click here for the 2018 fixture list of the OE Golf Society

Business / Career Networking Events

Fri 5 Oct    The London business lunch
Wed 10 Oct    Banking, broking and asset management networking
Wed 14 Nov    Insurance networking
     

Open Events at Eastbourne College

Sat 15 Sep    Eastbourne College Open Morning
Sat 9 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.


Witness for the Prosecution Thursday 30 August, 2.30pm
London County Hall, Southbank 
 

Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

We have seats reserved in the Central Gallery, reduced from £47.50 to £32.50. Please contact John Thornley to book.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@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 will be the inaugural reunion dinner in the new dining hall in the Winn Building (part of 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 lunch or tea, but there will be a charge of £25 per person for the evening drinks and dinner.

To book your place(s), please contact Lulu Brown by Friday 24 August with the following information:

  • details of which meals you would like to have: lunch (free) / tea (free) / drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine (£25 per person)
  • any dietary preferences
  • any access requirements
  • the names of any guests who are coming with you

Timetable

All day Registration: Please collect your badge from Reception in the Winn Building
11.30am Rugby: OE Stags v Merlins RFC, College Field (note updated time)
12.40-1.30pm Lunch (self-service), Winn Building dining hall
2.30pm Rugby: 1st XV v King’s Canterbury, College Field
3.00pm Guided tour of Project 150, the Winn and Nugee buildings; meet at Reception in the Winn Building
3.00-5.00pm School shop open for sale of 150 anniversary and OE gifts and clothing
4.00-5.00pm Tea, College Theatre (Big School)
4.45pm Visits to former houses, guided by current pupils; meet in College Theatre (Big School)
5.15pm Choir practice for guests who wish to sing with the choir, Chapel
6.00-6.30pm Evening service with Chapel Choir, Chapel
6.30-7.15pm Pre-dinner drinks reception, Winn Building dining hall
7.15pm Reunion dinner, Winn Building dining hall (£25 per person for drinks and dinner) (Dress code: smart casual)
   
Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The King And I Thursday 13 September, 2.00pm
London Palladium
 

Set in 1860s Bangkok, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written, including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway performers: reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O’Hara (Anna) and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King).

This is the very last opportunity West End audiences will have to see the Broadway stars reprise their original roles on the London stage.

We have seats in the Royal Circle reduced from £77.50 to £42.50; please contact John Thornley to book.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne College Open Morning Saturday 15 September, 9.00am-1.00pm
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 book a place at the open morning, please visit the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the prospectus and the annual information booklet.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Events planning meeting Thursday 20 September, 7.30pm
Long Room, Nugee Building


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. 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 Long Room.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The annual London guided walk - Old Marylebone Saturday 22 September, 11.00am
Meet at Bond Street underground
 

The annual London guided walk is always a popular event with members of the Eastbournian Society. This year's walk takes us round Old Marylebone, with an expert guide from the London Walks Company, who say:

London specialises in hiding the best of itself. Old Marylebone’s a case in point. Here you’ll lose your way and find your heart … get gratifyingly lost and get London back the way it was. The way it was at the time of the American Revolution! The way it was just after the Napoleonic Wars – for this is Regency London at its best! The way it was for Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett – we’ll see the old church where they were married. What else? Well, this one’s fascinating because it’s so unexpected – a quirky old village in the heart of the West End; delightful because it’s our greenest walk; revealing because it takes us into one of the private worlds London excels in, stimulating because it’s like a series of flashbacks to every bit of old London you’ve ever seen; brilliant because of the olde mansion we’ll go into for a quick look at a couple of world famous paintings; and, finally, satisfying because everything locks into place like the lines of a sonnet.

Please contact John Thornley to book a place. The cost is £10 per person, payable on the day. We will meet at Bond Street underground, Marylebone Lane exit, by the Disney Store.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society committee meeting Thursday 27 September, 5.00pm
PwC, More London Riverside, London


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 before the meeting.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The London business lunch Friday 5 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 lunch will have two courses (main and dessert), with a half-bottle of wine and service included. Additional drinks will be available to buy from the bar. The cost will be updated on this page in due course.

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

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Headmaster's and Eastbournian Society reception
   for parents of new pupils
Saturday 6 October, 12.30-1.30pm
Birley Centre


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.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Banking, broking and asset management
networking event
Wednesday 10 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.

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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Eastbourne in the 1950s and 1960s Tuesday 16 October, 4.00pm
Long Room, Nugee Building
 

Local historian Paul Jordan presents an illustrated talk on life in Eastbourne during the 1950s and 1960s. Following the war and the end of rationing, how did people's shopping habits change? With more money in their pockets for leisure activities, how did they spend their free time? And how did the townscape change as new shops and theatres were built?

The talk costs £5 per person and includes tea or coffee, sandwiches and cake. As there is limited space please book beforehand with John Thornley.

Please meet at the reception in the Winn Building at the end of Old Wish Road where you will be asked to sign in before going to the Long Room for the talk.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 26 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 7.15pm in the Christopher Kirk-Greene function rooms, Winn Building.

 

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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150th anniversary laser light show Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November, 7.00pm
Eastbourne College
 

Eastbourne College is presenting a world-class laser projection show as a finale to the 150th anniversary celebrations of 2017-18.

Still and moving images from 150 years will be projected on to the side of the Memorial Building accompanied by a soundtrack of music and voices, in celebration of the College and its people: pupils, staff, parents and Old Eastbournians.

All are invited to enjoy this spectacular event as our celebratory year draws to a close.

The show will be presented on two consecutive nights, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November.

 
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150th celebration curry night Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm
Dining hall, Winn Building
 

Following the laser show on 3 November, there will be a 150th celebration curry night in the dining hall. This will be for Eastbournian Society members, including Old Eastbournians, parents and members of staff.

The cost is to be confirmed and will include a curry buffet and a dessert. All drinks to be purchased separately at the cash bar. To reserve your places please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne informal pub evening Thursday 8 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 Wednesday 14 November, 6.00pm
Venue to be confirmed, 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.

Details of the venue and the guest speaker will be updated on this page in due course.

If you wish to attend, please contact Lulu Brown.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas carol service Thursday 13 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 3 December if you are planning to attend.

 
Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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150th anniversary winter ball Saturday 15 December, 7.00pm
Dining Hall, Winn Building
 

The grand finale of our 150th anniversary celebrations is a winter ball on Saturday 15 December.

This formal event will be for all Eastbournian Society members: Old Eastbournians, parents, staff and anybody else with a College 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 colour!

Tickets cost £50 per person (over 18s only). Please contact Lulu Brown to book your places and for further details.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Snow White Wednesday 2 January, 2.30pm
London Palladium
 

Dawn French stars alongside returning London Palladium pantomime royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot, joined by Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent & Flavia in Snow White, London’s must-see panto. From the same team behind last year’s Olivier Award-winning pantomime, Snow White will feature all the sparkle, scale and spectacle London has come to expect from the West End’s most lavish festive production in a show packed full of laughter, music, special effects and theatrical magic.

We have seats available in the upper circle at the group discount price of £27.50, reduced from £39.50. Please contact John Thornley as soon as possible to reserve your seats.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The history of Harrods Tuesday 12 February, 4.00pm
Long Room, Nugee Building
 

Merton Cox will be presenting an illustrated talk on the history of Harrods, the world-famous Knightsbridge department store.

Merton worked for many years in the Harrods antiques department, and has already given a series of popular talks to ES members on the history of English antiques and furniture.

Places at the talk cost £5 each and include light refreshments: tea or coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

Please book your place with John Thornley beforehand. We will meet at the College reception in the Winn Building at the end of Old Wish Road, where you will be asked to sign in before being taken to the Long Room.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbourne College Open Morning

Saturday 9 March, 9.00am-1.00pm
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 book a place at the open morning, please visit the College website.

Click here to see an interactive version of the prospectus and the annual information booklet.

Contact: Admissions Office
01323 452323
admissions@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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