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.


25 June 2017 - Entertaining talk on Laurence Olivier with Derek Granger OE

Old Eastbournian Derek Granger (Powell 1935–39) gave an entertaining talk about Laurence Olivier on Sunday 25 June.

Derek worked with Olivier as literary consultant at the Old Vic in the early days of the National Theatre, then as co-producer on a series of famous plays at Granada Television, and finally as executive producer on Brideshead Revisited, in which Olivier played Lord Marchmain.

He talked about the serendipitous way in which his life had intersected with Olivier's, with a number of amusing anecdotes and witty insights into the character and working methods of the great actor.

The talk, in the Jennifer Winn Auditorium of the Birley Centre, was illustrated with photos and clips from some of Olivier's performances.

Afterwards there was a drinks reception in the foyer where the audience were able to chat further with Derek, who is pictured here, centre.


25 Jun 2017    Entertaining talk on Laurence Olivier with Derek Granger OE
22 Jun 2017    Visit to Banqueting House and Westminster Abbey
7 Jun 2017    Theatre trip to 'An American in Paris'
4 Jun 2017    Eastbournian Society lunch celebrating 150 years

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