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.


9 April 2021 - Richard Day (Gonville 1983-87)

It is with much sadness that we report the death of Richard Day (Gonville 1983-87) on 6 April 2021. Richard, who was 51, had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

We are grateful to his friend Chris Stephenson (Gonville 1982-87) who has contributed this appreciation of Richard's life.

Just as he had been at the crease, in the scrum or whacking a short corner, he was fearless and stubborn to the end.

To all of those who knew Richard in his school days, his sporting prowess will be the first thing to recall; he captained the cricket and hockey elevens and played rugby for the first XV, all with great distinction. He was also head of house and a school prefect (much to the amusement of his friends, of whom there are many). He loved playing OE cricket and latterly became a key member of the OG Golf Society, playing regularly at Rye and also for the Halford Hewitt side.

But he was so much more than a very talented sportsman. He was incredibly kind, hardworking and, above all else, devoted to his family. He will be remembered as a thoroughly good man.

After school he built a formidable farming business alongside his wife Louise. He brought the same determination and grit to his working life as he had displayed on the sports field. He transformed the family farm into a huge success story, employing many hundreds of people. Richard will be much missed by all who knew him, but none more so than his wife Louise and his girls Claire and Chloe. He was devoted to all of them and they to him.


9 Apr 2021    Richard Day (Gonville 1983-87)
7 Apr 2021    Tawanda Muyeye (Gonville 2018-20) signs contract with Kent Cricket
1 Apr 2021    A message from Emma Garrett, Development Director

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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 Incorporated, to Eastbournian Society, Headmaster's House, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JX.

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