News headlines – September 2016

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26 Sep 2016    Mark Jackson (School 1975–77) named as CEO of The Baltic Exchange
24 Sep 2016    The annual London walk in the East End
11 Sep 2016    Heritage Day exhibition proves very popular
10 Sep 2016    Old Eastbournians enjoy reunion day
10 Sep 2016    The Eastbournian Society welcomes parents of new College pupils
6 Sep 2016    New Headmaster Tom Lawson
5 Sep 2016    Hugh Skinner (Pennell 1998–2003) appears in new series of Poldark
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26 September 2016 - Mark Jackson (School 1975–77) named as CEO of The Baltic Exchange

Mark Jackson (School 1975–77) has been named as the new chief executive officer of The Baltic Exchange. He is expected to take up his appointment early in 2017 and replaces the current CEO Jeremy Penn, who last year announced his intention to stand down this summer.

Mark is currently chief commercial officer of AM Nomikos Group and a former chairman and director of The Baltic Exchange. He is expected to play a key part in the development of the Baltic under its new owners Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX).

Mark brings to his new role more than 35 years in shipping. He has worked as a competitive broker, including a period with EA Gibson in London, and for the last 16 years has represented AM Nomikos Group. He was appointed a director of The Baltic Exchange in 2004 and in 2005 became chairman of the Freight Indices and Futures Committee. He was elected vice-chairman of The Baltic Exchange in 2007 and served as chairman from 2009 until 2012.

Mark commented: 'It’s a great pleasure to be taking on this important role at such an exciting time in the history of the Baltic. I am excited by the plans SGX has for the Baltic, and look forward to using my knowledge and experience to ensure it continues to develop and serve the international shipping community.'

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24 September 2016 - The annual London walk in the East End

This year's guided London walk was entitled 'The Unknown East End'.

Guide Harry Jackson (on the right at the front in the picture) gave the group of nearly 30 ES members two-and-a-half hours of history and anecdotes gained from some 30 years covering this area of London on his walks.

The group met at Whitechapel underground and were taken to places where history was made including The Blind Beggar pub (pictured) which is notorious for its connection to East End gangsters the Kray twins.

On 9 March 1966, Ronnie Kray shot and murdered George Cornell, an associate of a rival gang, the Richardsons, as he was sitting at the bar.

There was also a chance to see the scene of the Sidney Street siege of 1911. Walking past the new and old hospitals of the area gave rise to an insight into the lives of the Elephant Man and Sir Frederick Treves.

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11 September 2016 - Heritage Day exhibition proves very popular

The College took part in the national Heritage Open Days weekend by putting on an exhibition in the foyer of the Birley Centre on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September.

The exhibition, put together by the College archives team, looked at the history of the school since its founding in 1867, and was arranged on a series of themes including, among others, buildings, sport, arts and science, the College in wartime, post-war recovery, distinguished visitors and the current Project 150 development.

With historic photos, drawings and images of documents, it proved to be very popular, particularly with Old Eastbournians who came along on Saturday during the annual OE reunion day.

We also welcomed local residents and visitors and were happy to discuss both the College's past and what the future will hold when Project 150 is complete in 2018.

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10 September 2016 - Old Eastbournians enjoy reunion day

Saturday 10 September was OE reunion day, and we were delighted to welcome around 160 people who were able to join us for all or part of the day.

This year the reunion was for our senior cohort aged 65 and over: all former pupils in any year, up to and including those who were sixth form leavers in 1968.

With the OE Stags playing rugby on College Field, a guided tour of the campus, a chance to visit former houses and evensong in the Chapel, there was plenty to do, not to mention lunch, tea, reception drinks and the evening dinner in the dining hall.

Some guests were shown the Project 150 site and visited the Birley Centre to see an exhibition on the history of the College, specially prepared by the College archives team. Others had the opportunity to look round other parts of the campus including the top of the Memorial Tower.

Approximately 130 guests – OEs, their wives and partners, and College staff – enjoyed the carvery dinner at 7.30pm. Philip Broadley introduced Headmaster Tom Lawson, who welcomed the guests to the College. After Grace was said by Chaplain the Revd David Ibbotson, David Winn (School 1954–59), President of the Eastbournian Society, reminisced with an amusing speech about his time as a schoolboy in the Fifties. He then proposed a toast to the College and its new Headmaster.

Our thanks go to the Eastbournian Society office who organised the day and to Emily and Ian of the catering team for an excellent dinner.

A selection of photos of the day are now available in the members area of the website on the OE reunion page. To access this page you must be registered and logged on to the website. If you have not yet registered, please go to the New user registration page and follow the instructions there. Once your registration has been processed you will be sent an email to say that you can log on to the website.

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10 September 2016 - The Eastbournian Society welcomes parents of new College pupils

The Eastbournian Society organised a reception on Saturday 10 September for parents of pupils new to the College.

Parents had an opportunity to meet Headmaster Tom Lawson and Eastbournian Society Director David Stewart.

David gave a short presentation about the aims of the society, focusing on the benefits that current pupils can experience with regard to careers advice, specifically the programme of business networking events which are held during the year. These give pupils access to Old Eastbournians and other parents with expertise in and knowledge of a number of professions.

In addition, the society has a social aspect, with theatre trips, visits to places of interest, dinners, lunches and a quiz night all on the agenda. More details of all our activities are listed on the Forthcoming events page.

Pictured here are some of the parents who attended with Headmaster Tom Lawson, centre, and David Stewart, standing at the back of the group on the right.

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6 September 2016 - New Headmaster Tom Lawson

As the 2016/2017 academic year gets underway, Eastbourne College is delighted to welcome new Headmaster Tom Lawson and his family to the school.

Tom joins the College from Christ’s Hospital where he had been Deputy Head since 2013. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, in 1997, where he read philosophy, politics and economics.

Before joining Christ’s Hospital, Tom taught economics and humanities at Winchester College for 15 years, where he was a housemaster for eight years and Under Master for two years.

Tom is married to Jessica, also a teacher. They have two children, Xanthe and Hector, and a Boxer dog called Roy.

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5 September 2016 - Hugh Skinner (Pennell 1998–2003) appears in new series of Poldark

Hugh Skinner (Pennell 1998–2003) is appearing in the new series of the BBC drama Poldark playing the part of Unwin Trevaunance.

Hugh says that what he found attractive about the character was 'the combination of playing someone so unpleasant and also so stupid... He wants to be an MP, he wants a wife and all the latest clothes – he wants everything. He’s a bit of a fop, he’s roughly modelled on Beau Brummell. The fact he was a bit of a peacock and dandy with ridiculous costumes was appealing too.'

Hugh has recently been seen as Prince William in the Channel 4 satirical comedy The Windsors, as well as the BBC3 comedy Fleabag.

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