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.


6 December 2019 - Forbes Wastie at the Friends of Blackwater lunch

Forbes Wastie, who was housemaster of Blackwater from 1972 to 1983, was delighted to attend the Friends of Blackwater annual lunch on Friday 6 December 2019.

The lunch, at La Locanda del Duca restaurant in Eastbourne, was also attended by a number of other OEs from the era.

Seated from left around the table are: Philip Hanbury (Blackwater 1977-82), Annabel Williams (Nugent 1979-81), Martin Hole (Blackwater 1976-81), Mike Brown (Blackwater 1976-81), Stephen Yorke (Blackwater 1977-81), David Stewart, Forbes Wastie, Ian Fletcher-Price (Blackwater 1976-80), Fiona Bottomley (Nugent 1979-81), Miles Quitmann (1977-80), Guy Farrant (Blackwater 1975-78) and Jeremy Wastie (Powell 1976-81).


6 Dec 2019    Forbes Wastie at the Friends of Blackwater lunch
3 Dec 2019    Top 100 listing for Identity, run by Michael Gietzen (Reeves 2001-03)
22 Nov 2019    Eastbourne College in the top 100 schools for cricket
21 Nov 2019    Eastbourne in the Second World War
20 Nov 2019    Insurance networking at the Lloyd's Building
20 Nov 2019    40 years on: Reunion for 1979 leavers
13 Nov 2019    The Man in the White Suit
8 Nov 2019    Dr Siobhan Gardiner (Watt 2003-08) wins 'Women of the Future' award
7 Nov 2019    Eastbourne informal pub evening

> Click here for all 2019 news headlines and our news archive

Opt in to emails from us

Under new data regulations we need to confirm that you have actively consented to receive emails from us.

So if you haven't opted in yet, please visit our opt-in page at www.eastbourniansociety.org/opt-in - all you have to do is enter your name and email address and click the 'Opt in' button. You will then be sent an email to confirm your email address. Please respond to this by clicking the confirmation link and we will receive your 'opt in' direct to our database.

Alternatively you can send an email to es@eastbourne-college.co.uk saying that you would like to opt in to receiving emails and we will update your record on our database.

If you later wish to unsubscribe from receiving emails you can do this at any time.

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.

Members area

Our members area has additional news and photos of recent events not available on the main website. It also gives you access to the contact details we hold for you on our mailing database and allows you to update these online.

To get access to our members pages you will need to register on the website first and set up a username and password. For more information, please visit the members area pages.


For more College news please go to www.facebook.com/EastbourneCollege

   For College news on Twitter please go to @EBCollegeLife
  For College sports news on Twitter please go to @EBCSport

© 2014–2019 Eastbourne College