News headlines – January 2021

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22 Jan 2021    Vacancy Notice: Development Director
20 Jan 2021    The Old Eastbournian magazine for 2020 has been published
18 Jan 2021    Second World War Roll of Honour available online
4 Jan 2021    Seb Nagle-Taylor (Gonville 2007-12) signs contract with Gloucester Rugby
2 Jan 2021    Bench unveiled in memory of Rich Garrett (Reeves 1980-85)
1 Jan 2021    Booking open for theatre trip to 'Anything Goes'
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22 January 2021 - Vacancy Notice: Development Director

The Eastbourne College (Incorporated) (‘ECi’) Development Director will have overall charge of alumni and benefactor relations for both schools in the Charity; manage communications and relationships with major donors; and have responsibility for building the Devonshire Society legacy programme.

The Development Director will have a proven track record of fundraising and will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Admissions to develop relationships that span a lifetime.

The current Strategic Plan sets out the ambition to build reserves to £30m to support bursaries and allow the Charity to target funds to those most in need. Building on an existing platform of success, the Development Director will set the strategic direction for the next phase of fundraising for this ambitious target and ensure the future security of ECi’s educational purpose.

The Schools
Eastbourne College and St Andrew’s Prep, the schools within the Charity, provide education to children aged 9-months to 18 years. Both schools share the primary aim to educate children in a safe environment to lead happy, fulfilled lives. The schools provide a broad, modern and connected education that takes place in the classroom, the House, the games field, the assembly hall and the wider community.

We operate on the basis of shared values: pursuit of excellence, participation, integrity, kindness, courtesy, and looking after others. We aim for all pupils to enjoy learning, we encourage their creativity and inspire them to be ambitious and successful, including in public exams. We provide an aspirational and healthy environment for pupils to experience personal success as well as celebrate the achievements of their friends.

To apply, please visit and click the Apply Now button.

For further information, please contact Human Resources, on email

Closing Date: 19 February 2021

Eastbourne College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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20 January 2021 - The Old Eastbournian magazine for 2020 has been published

The Old Eastbournian magazine, the journal of the Eastbournian Society, has been published and will be posted out to members at the beginning of February.

A PDF version can also be downloaded from the Old Eastbournian magazine page.

The magazine includes news and features about OEs and members of staff, and College highlights for the 2019-20 academic year. We also pay tribute to two major figures in the history of the College, David Winn and Donald Perrens.

The cover reflects what has been an extraordinary year, in which the College had to close its doors to pupils in the summer term and move teaching online. We also look back 80 years to when the College, facing the threat of invasion, had to evacuate to Radley for the duration of the war.

Society members in the UK should receive their copy in the first two weeks of February. If you do not receive one, this may be because we do not have a current address for you or because you have previously asked to read the magazine online rather than receive a hard copy by post.

Society members who live outside the UK may have to wait a few weeks before their copies are delivered by post.

Please contact David Blake by email to if you have any questions about the magazine or want to check whether you are on the mailing list or not.

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18 January 2021 - Second World War Roll of Honour available online

The College's Roll of Honour of Old Eastbournians who gave their lives in the Second World War is now available to read online.

The document, originally published in 1965, has been revised and updated by Michael Partridge (Blackwater 1946-51) over the past twelve months.

As well as using resources available on the internet, Michael used the biographical records of OEs kept by former College teacher the late Vin Allom, and research carried out by the late Bill Bowden (Nugent & Wargrave 1961-65).

He was also assisted by researchers John Hamblin and Philip Baldock, with additional help from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Oxbridge colleges, professional bodies and the College archives team.

The revised record continues to be a work in progress, and readers are invited to send in comments, additions and corrections to Michael at Photographs are also welcome to enable us to build as full a picture as possible of the lives of the OEs concerned.

To read or download the document please click on the link on the History page of the ES website.

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4 January 2021 - Seb Nagle-Taylor (Gonville 2007-12) signs contract with Gloucester Rugby

Seb Nagle-Taylor (Gonville 2007-12) has signed a permanent contract with Gloucester Rugby for the 2021-22 season.

He will be joining from Hartpury College RFC, where he scored five tries in 19 appearances. He will return to Hartpury ahead of the championship season before starting at Gloucester in the summer of 2021.

Alex Brown, chief operating officer, commented: 'Seb has come in and really impressed the coaches with his game. He performed excellently out in Lyon, and continues to work hard in training. He’s a powerful and abrasive player that rarely takes a step backwards, and he will add that further strength in depth to our back row next season.'

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2 January 2021 - Bench unveiled in memory of Rich Garrett (Reeves 1980-85)

On Tuesday 22 December a bench commissioned by Emma Garrett in memory of her husband Rich Garrett (Reeves 1980-85), who died in December 2018, was unveiled at the College.

The bench stands in front of the College Field pavilion where Rich enjoyed his rugby.

The typically positive and enthusiastic inscription reads: 'An Eastbournian who thoroughly lived his dash; may you do likewise'.

The bench was toasted by Rich's sister-in-law Ruth, his father Chris and his niece Lara, pictured here.

At exactly the same time Emma and her family were unveiling another bench in memory of Rich at the pavilion at Bedford School where he worked as Director of the Bedford School Association.

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1 January 2021 - Booking open for theatre trip to 'Anything Goes'

Booking is now open for Eastbournian Society members for the musical Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre in London.

With Cole Porter's music and lyrics and PG Wodehouse's comic plot, this classic show stars Emmy Award-winning Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) and Tony and Olivier Award-winning Robert Lindsay.

We have reserved seats for the matinee performance at 2.30pm on Thursday 1 July, with prices reduced from £60 to £55. The seats are in the stalls in rows A, F, G and H.

As many of our planned events in 2000 had to be cancelled, we are hoping that this will be an enjoyable return to live theatre in 2021. To book your tickets please contact John Thornley on 01323 452314 or

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