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.


23 April 2018 - Royal baby delivered by Guy Thorpe-Beeston (School 1972-77)

Old Eastbournian Guy Thorpe-Beeston (School 1972-77) was one of the team who delivered the Duchess of Cambridge's third child on Monday 23 April.

Guy is surgeon-gynaecologist to the Royal Household, and was also present at the birth of Prince George in 2013 and Princess Charlotte in 2015. He is a consultant at the Portland private hospital and at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the NHS.

After graduating from Cambridge in 1984, Guy specialised in foetal medicine at King's College Hospital, and is an expert in high-risk pregnancies and recurrent miscarriage.

On 17 March he was the speaker at the Eastbournian Medical Society networking event at the College, when he spoke to pupils considering studying medicine about his training, career and inspiration in becoming a consultant.


23 Apr 2018    Royal baby delivered by Guy Thorpe-Beeston (School 1972-77)
23 Apr 2018    A tribute to Ken Ohlson (Gonville 1937-41)
11 Apr 2018    A tribute to Alan Caffyn (Powell 1946-51)
6 Apr 2018    Three OE siblings, three countries, three marathons (and more)
1 Apr 2018    Eddie Izzard (Pennell 1975-80) promoted to Labour Party's National Executive Committee

> Click here for all 2018 news headlines and our news archive

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.

You can now donate online to support Project 150

If you would like to support Eastbourne College's transformative Project 150 development, you can now donate safely and securely online by credit or debit card.

Simply click on the Donate button to go to the online donation form and fill out your details.

If you are a UK taxpayer remember to tick the box on the form so that the College can clam back Gift Aid from HMRC. This is worth 25p for every pound you donate, at no extra cost to you.

Thank you for your support.

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.


Project 150 is an exciting and transformative re-development plan which includes a sports centre, an academic and IT centre and a new dining hall and social centre. The £33 million development is currently underway and the first phase was completed at the beginning of 2017. The second and final phase is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018 during the College's 150th anniversary celebration year. If you are interested in making a donation towards the Project 150 campaign, you can find further details of how your support can help the College.


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