I am a trustee of a charity called Grassroots Suicide Prevention and I would be grateful if you could spare a minute of your time to help save a life.
Much of the pleasure found in an archive is making connections and understanding histories, but the membership card for the Brighton College Elephant Club (BCEC) has had me flummoxed for weeks.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic gap year student to join our successful and busy school. An ability to coach girls’ games would be an advantage.
After a short hiatus over the summer, the Archivist's blog is back! We're kicking this academic year off with a request from Karen, one of our volunteers:
Thursday evening saw thirteen of our Old Brightonians return to the College to share their ‘Oxbridge experience’ with our current sixthform Oxbridge hopefuls. The evening began a welcome from Mr Majithia followed by talks from Alex Norman (Du. 2009-14), Alex Kolliari-Turner (Ha. 2007-2012), and Hannah Marks (Ch. 2010-15) who all shared their experiences of interview and study at Oxford and Cambridge.
Vanessa Cuddeford (Wi.1996-98) read Archaeology and Anthropology at Keble College, Oxford.
Vanessa has worked as a news reporter and presenter for ITV, ITN, BBC and Reuters. She also works with corporate clients making films and training people to speak confidently. After nearly 20 years away from Brighton, she recently moved back to the city with her partner and son and lives a stone’s throw from the college - handy because her son now attends the Pre-Prep school. Vanessa can sometimes be seen reading the news and reporting on BBC South East.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Old Brightonian and past Governor, Ian Wilfred Dodd (Junior School, 1950-1956, Hampden House, 1956-1960). After having suffered a heart attack, Ian died on Monday 17th October, 2016.
A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held in Brighton College Chapel at 4.00pm on Thursday 10th November, 2016 following the Crematorium Service (for family only). OBs, friends and family are welcome to join us for the chapel service and reception afterwards.
On the 5th October 1916, the Governors of Brighton College met to discuss the usual issues important people discuss; the school’s financial situation, insurance, the number of pupils, and the roof (the chairman came to the excellent conclusion that the roof would not need any further repairs for the remainder of the year).
Ryan Manyika (Sc. 2002-2007) surprised Director of Rugby, Nick Bouy, with a visit to the College to watch the 1st XV match this weekend.
Last Thursday, 8th September, the College travelled to The Dyke Golf Club for the annual match against the Old Brightonians. The sun shone, but a fierce wind was blasting across the downs, making conditions tricky for all parties.
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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