The Eastbournian Society brings together Eastbourne College’s extended family of Old Eastbournians, current and former parents and staff, local people and businesses and other friends and supporters. Our aim is to maintain close links with any person or organisation who wishes to be associated with the College.


16 October 2018 - Large turnout for Eastbourne history talk

There was a large turnout for the Eastbournian Society talk on Tuesday 16 October about life in Eastbourne in the 1950s and 1960s.

Nearly 40 members of the society gathered in the Long Room of the Howell Pavilion for the illustrated talk given by local historian and College archivist Paul Jordan.

Paul started by showing pictures of some of the bomb damage that the town had suffered in the Second World War, and the disuption that this had caused to shops and hotels. Gradually during the 1950s the bomb sites were built on and shops relocated.

Paul also looked at entertainment on offer, ranging from cinemas, bingo halls, theatres and coffee bars, as the times changed from an era of rationing in the early 1950s to the more upbeat 'Swinging Sixties'. He also touched upon some of the more controversial new architecture that appeared, including South Cliff Tower and the modern extension to the Cavendish Hotel.

The talk was much appreciated by the attendees, who also enjoyed sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee provided by the College catering team.


16 Oct 2018    Large turnout for Eastbourne history talk
15 Oct 2018    Rebecca Hoedemaker (Watt 2010-12) runs for charity in Beachy Head Marathon
12 Oct 2018    Andrew Brooks (Powell 1979-83) to become chairman of Lloyd's Market Association
10 Oct 2018    Banking, broking and asset management networking event
6 Oct 2018    Reception for parents of new pupils
5 Oct 2018    Nik Askaroff speaks at the London business lunch

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Eastbourne College: 150 years in pictures

A new fully-illustrated souvenir book, Eastbourne College: 150 years in pictures, is now available to buy from the Eastbournian Society.

Exploring the history of the College with a series of themes, covering art, buildings, the cadet force, chapel, charity, drama, houses, personalities, science, sport, the war years and much more, the book is packed with photographs and drawings sourced from the College archives.

With a soft cover and 108 pages it is available to buy for just £5.00.

You can buy it in person from the Eastbournian Society office or the school shop, or order a copy to be posted to you.

The price including postage and packing (UK) is £7.70. For postage costs outside the UK please enquire for details.

Contact David Blake at 01323 452262 or drblake@eastbourne-college.co.uk .

You can pay by credit card over the phone or send a cheque, made payable to Eastbourne College, to Eastbournian Society, Headmaster's House, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JX.

Forthcoming events

We organise social and cultural events, including lunches, dinners, theatre trips, walks, talks and visits to places of interest. These are for all Eastbournian Society members: Old Eastbournians, parents, pupils, staff and other friends of the College. In addition there are career and business networking events where OEs, parents and current pupils can meet to offer and receive advice and build up business contacts.

Comprehensive details are in the listings on our Forthcoming events page.

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