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.Read more >>
The College is holding a lecture with The Regency Society on the importance of architecture as part of the Brighton Festival this year.Read more >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01273 704343 (Pre-Prep and Prep Schools), 01273 704201 (Lower School, Senior School and Sixth Form)...Read more >>
"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
The OB office is delighted to see that Gavin Henderson CBE (Le. 1960-65) will be giving a talk during the Brighton Fringe Festival this May. “Conductors’ Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life” will be on at The Old Courtroom on 14th May, 15th May and 22nd May.
James is part of our Old Brightonians network over in Hong Kong, and has attended several drinks and dinner events over the years. Plans are already underway for the next College dinner next December, and drinks are also planned for the summer (watch this space). We thought it was high-time we caught up with James to see what he had been up to since leaving the College, and how he ended up over in Hong Kong.
Lucy Beauvallet (Nh. 2008-14), who many of you will remember came second in BBC1's Young Apprentice competition in 2013, is running this year's London Marathon for the charity Blind Children UK.
Calum Waters was awarded his England U20s cap on Friday night after making his debut at scrum half against Wales in Bristol.
Zoe Ball and Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) would be delighted for you to join them at an exciting evening of live music, dinner and partying to raise funds and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Zoe is the step-daughter of Rick Peckham (Al. 1965-69) who was a key member the OB Rugby Football Club and kept in touch with many OBs from his time at the College. Rick passed away in December 2012 after fighting Motor Neurone Disease.
Many of you may remember Martin Jones as the College's Head of History. Others may also recollect him as our Librarian, our Honorary Archivist, and author of the brilliant school history - Brighton College: 1845-1995. As an expert on all things Brighton College, he has been a wonderful help since I started this time last year. He regularly keeps in touch, and recently sent me some fascinating observations from his travels in India …
Every week, I receive a fascinating enquiry from a researcher, a member of the public or an Old Brightonian – sometimes all three. In early February, Julia Webb from the National Portrait Gallery got in touch to learn more about silhouette-artist extraordinaire, Hubert Leslie.
This week's post was written by Karen Scanlon, who volunteers at the archive. She was helping to catalogue our collection of uniform, when a picture on the wall caught her attention ...
Now an officer in the 3rd Batallion, The Parachute Regiment, Jack is going to attempt the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, an extreme 24 hour canoe marathon over 125 miles. The race runs from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster Bridge in London, and is regarded as one of the hardest endurance events in the country.
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.
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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