New York Dinner - Monday 8th February 2016

New York Dinner - Monday 8th February 2016


This year's New York Dinner will be held on Monday 8th February at Blathazar Restaurant - book in today!

Brighton College Medical Conference, Tuesday 15th March

Brighton College Medical Conference, Tuesday 15th March


We are hosting the second Medical Conference here at the College on Tuesday 15th of March 2016.

Pioneers Club Brighton Luncheon, Thursday 12th May 2016

Pioneers Club Brighton Luncheon, Thursday 12th May 2016


This year our Pionners Club gathering in Brighton is to be held on Thursday 12th May, we will be gathering at the College for our usual Chapel service with the opportunity to see and enjoy our fabulous new Music School, followed by lunch down the road at the Ginger Dog. Partners, wives and friends of course very welcome. Invitations will be sent out shortly.

Forthcoming Open Morning Dates

Forthcoming Open Morning Dates


College Open Mornings (11+, 13+, 16+): Saturday 30th January and Saturday 23rd April 2015 9.30am - 12.30pm; Pre-Prep and Prep (3+ to 10+): Saturday 23rd January and Saturday 7th May 2015 9.00am - 1.00pm - If you would like to receive our current prospectus and additional information or attend one of our open mornings please complete the Online Enquiries Form or contact a member of the Admissions team on or by telephone: 01273 704343 (Pre-Prep and Prep Schools), 01273 704201 (Lower School, Senior School and Sixth Form)...

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Remembering the 147 - OBs in The Great War

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"100 years on from the outbreak of that terrible war, I want to create a visible memorial to the sacrifice and suffering of the 147 Old Brightonians who never returned to this place. In so doing, I hope we will provide every pupil here with a daily reminder of how very lucky we are.


To that end, the College is commissioning a sculpture of a Brighton College boy, based on a photograph of 1914. I imagine him leaving school at the end of his sixth form years, ready for the world beyond. Never to return. Beneath the sculpture will be the simple words: He Left This Place Never to Return. Be Grateful.


I hope that you can help us to realise our hopes for this project by ‘sponsoring’ one of the 147 names. I shall certainly be doing so."


Head Master Richard Cairns




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  • During the month of December last year a ground of six Lower Sixth Brighton College pupils embarked on the trip of a lifetime to Ghana as part of the first stages in establishing a charity called Reading Spots. This new initiative aims to provide libraries and free literacy classes to communities in rural Ghana where there are often no reading materials at all.

  • The North family bestowed a great favour on the College in June 2015 when they arranged for the medals of Lister Durrell Wickham to be donated to the College. Head Master Richard Cairns was delighted to meet with the Phillipson family and to receive the medals, which are now on display in the College Chapel. After serving at Gallipoli Lister had been home ill, and had married his sweetheart musician Marguerite Dickensen.

  • New play by Max Elton (Ab. 2008-10)

    Saturday, 30 January 2016

    Max has been writing and directing since leaving Brighton College. His play 'Big Brother: Blitzkrieg', which sold out at the Edingburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, is now been showcased at at the King's Head Theatre in Islington from the 14th - 30th January. See below for a review from the Fringe. Book your tickets here!

  • History Challenge Week: A History of Brighton College in 50 Objects


    This week's blog post was kindly written by pupils in the lower sixth. 


    As part of History challenge week, a fascinating exhibition entitled ‘the History of Brighton College in 50 Objects’ has been displayed in the library. Based on the popular BBC series, ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ presented by the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, the exhibition provided an intriguing insight, not only into the history of the College, but also into the wider context of social and political changes that have taken place between the mid-19th Century and the present day.

  • After signing with Harlequins last year, Calum has now been selected to join the England under 20's Elite Player Squad for the upcoming U20's Six Nations tournament.

  • We are saddened to report the death of Old Brightonian, Christopher Colvile Minns (Ha. 1956-61), this past January.Christopher was buried in a modest ceremony on 26th January at Crombie Old Parish Church, Fife in the roofless chapel that he inherited from his Colvile ancestors.

  • Philip came to Brighton College from a childhood spent in Normandy, after attending the Junior School and the College, Philip went on to study at Cambridge before attending art school. Now settled in California, we caught up with Philip to look back on his time at school and highlights since...

  • We are delighted to announce that Daniel has been awarded an OBE for philanthropic and charitable services. Congratulations Daniel, well done!

  • England wicketkeeper-batswoman and Old Brightonian Sarah Taylor has become the first woman to play 'men's-grade' cricket in Australia. 

  • NickToksvig (Br. 1973-75) was born a long time ago in something called the 1950s. His father Claus was a Danish journalist who met his mother Julie when they both were at the BBC. The union produced 3 offspring in total (Nick, Sandi and Jeni) and led to a mad, nomadic existence involving the continents of Africa, Europe and North America. In Europe Nick attended Brighton College and later Hull University. When he graduated he joined the ranks of news agency journalists and later broadcasters such as ITN, the BBC, Aljazeera and others. His own working life has been lived out of a variety of suitcases but there has been time along the way for 3 amazing children. Now in the twilight of his career Nick wants the focus to be on screenplays and novels. Who knows he may one day leave television news after 35 years?

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When did you last visit Brighton College?

If you are planning a visit to Brighton and would like a tour of the College and your old House, it is much better to contact us first so that we can be prepared for your arrival and have the time to show you around properly.


We are always delighted to see OBs back at the College but it can be disappointing for both you and us if we cannot allocate enough time to your visit due to other commitments. These days we are governed by strict health and safety laws, safeguarding and security measures which mean that visitors have to be accompanied around the campus.

These rules apply as much in the holidays as in term time as the College has various commercial lettings involving large numbers of children. It is a frustrating situation for all of us when you are not able to see all that you want to, and we would appreciate your consideration in helping us make it easier for you.

Please telephone Angelina in the OB office to let us know when you would like to visit on 01273 704 226.

Old Brightonians Members’ Area

These pages are intended as a resource for OBs wishing to keep in contact with each other and the latest developments at the College. Even though you have finished your education at Brighton College, you are of course a member of the Old Brightonians for life. You can update your details direct in our Members' Area, search for school friends and book tickets to OB events.


We are always keen to hear your news and stories, comments and suggestions, so please stay in touch. Please contact us at 


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Alumni Relations Office:

The Development and Alumni Relations Office's primary role is to support the Head Master and Governors in realising the long-term plans of the school, by raising non-fee income, and by building a network of strong relationships among parents, staff, Old Brightonians and other friends and supporters.

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