|12 Sep 2023|
The hot and humid conditions of the September heatwave did not put off the Old Eastbournians and former staff who returned to the College on Saturday 9 September.
Some of them caught the tail end of the house rugby competition which had been taking place on College Field during the morning and early afternoon, while others arrived in time for a tour of the College conducted by John Thornley.
Tea in Big School followed at 4.00pm; a chance to catch up with old schoolmates and reminisce while enjoying plentiful cups of tea. A scrolling presentation of old photos of the College from the 1950s to the present day was on show on a big screen, and we also had access to the digital archives for guests to look at house group photos and spot their younger selves.
After tea, there was an opportunity for OEs to visit their old houses, before heading along to Evensong in the Chapel. The day culminated with the drinks reception and evening dinner in the function rooms of the Winn Building. Development Director Emma Garrett welcomed the guests and Headmaster Tom Lawson gave a short speech reflecting on the College's recent achievements.
Our thanks as ever go to the many College staff behind the scenes who helped make the day such a success: the porters, the IT department, the catering staff and the ES team who worked hard on a very hot day to make it all run smoothly.
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