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.


21 September 2020 - David Winn OBE 1940-2020

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of David Winn (School House 1954-59). Our deepest condolences go to Chris and James and the rest of the Winn Family.

David will be known to so many of you and his record of association, service and loyalty to the College is unrivalled in modern times:  College Governor 1982-2015, College Vice-President 2016-20, Chairman of the OEA 1980-2001, President of the OEA 2002-12, and President of the Eastbournian Society 2012-20.

The Chairman of Governors Philip Broadley writes: 'David Winn's contribution to Eastbourne College - as a governor for over 30 years, as a parent and grandparent, as President of the OEA and Eastbournian Society and as the charity's greatest benefactor - was truly unique. David was an eternal optimist and any occasion was lifted by his presence. The College has lost a true friend.'

Headmaster Tom Lawson says: 'Those who knew him will testify to his abiding love for Eastbourne College, his sense of humour, modesty and belief that this school can go from strength to strength. The building that bears his name represents only part of his legacy of giving the College both resources and his wisdom over many years. The College flag will fly at half-mast for the duration of this week.'

We will of course let you know when we hear of arrangements to celebrate David’s extraordinary life.


21 Sep 2020    David Winn OBE 1940-2020
18 Sep 2020    Video of College open evening available online
17 Sep 2020    Old Eastbournians enjoy West Country golf tour
15 Sep 2020    Film by Paul Mayhew-Archer (Reeves 1967-71) at New York film festival
14 Sep 2020    Eastbourne College Highlights brochure now available online
10 Sep 2020    Eddie Izzard (Pennell 1975-80) to perform 'Great Expectations' in Eastbourne
7 Sep 2020    Old Eastbournians making podcasts during lockdown
4 Sep 2020    Eastbournian Society September newsletter
1 Sep 2020    Former professional Suzy Larkin joins College tennis coaching team

> Click here for all 2020 news headlines and our news archive

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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.

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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