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.


22 June 2019 - A thank you to benefactors on Foundation Day

Foundation Day this year was held on Saturday 22 June; the day is an opportunity for the College to say thank you to the many Devonshire Society members and other major donors who have pledged money to help fund bursaries, awards and scholarships, as well as providing funds for capital projects.

The day started with a service of thanksgiving in the College Chapel, followed by a champagne reception in the Warren Atrium of the Nugee Building. After the drinks there was a musical interlude provided by pupils and staff, with choral singing, a violin solo and the College jazz band supplying a more up-tempo end to the proceedings.

Luncheon in the Christopher Kirk-Greene function rooms was next, with a welcome from Chairman of Governors Philip Broadley (Wargrave 1974-79). During the meal, the guests also heard from Joe Pocklington, one of the current heads of school, and recipient of the Peter Bibby Award. Joe expressed his thanks to all the benefactors who enable him and many other pupils to have access to a life-changing education at the College.

The day was also an opportunity for one of the guests, Tim Freshwater (School 1958-63), to visit Tim's, the cafe next to the dining hall which is named after him. He is pictured here with Jenny Lush, widow of John Lush, master-in-charge of cricket from 1951 to 1976. The photo behind them hangs on the wall of the cafe and is of the 1962 1st XI cricket team; Jenny is pointing to John and Tim to himself!

Some further pictures of the day are carried in our full report on Foundation Day 2019.


22 Jun 2019    A thank you to benefactors on Foundation Day
22 Jun 2019    Endurance runner Tom Evans (2005-10) interviewed by 'The Times'
21 Jun 2019    Dame Katherine Grainger opens the Winn Building
20 Jun 2019    Harry Bentley (Wargrave 2005-08) rides to victory at Ascot
17 Jun 2019    Spencer House and da Vinci at the Queen's Gallery
5 Jun 2019    Man of La Mancha
2 Jun 2019    Lunch to celebrate 50 years educating girls
2 Jun 2019    Piers O'Conor (Gonville 2009-14) plays for England against Barbarians
1 Jun 2019    Thomas 'Dod' Wainwright 1940-2019

> Click here for all 2019 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, 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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