• Rear Admiral Peter George Valentine Dingemans, CB, DSO, FIMgt was awarded the DSO during the Falklands campaign. Peter is quietly modest about his achievements, but is held in huge esteem by all who served alongside him. He has recently penned a book, 'My Incredible Journey' which will be published later this month.

  • Sports Quiz at Brighton College

    Thursday, 03 March 2011

    An enthralling evening of sporting knowledge and prowess was possibly being held somewhere on Thursday 3rd March, but at the Brighton College Sports Quiz the name of the game was definitely fun and fundraising.  Ian Braid kicked off the evening showcasing the fantastic work of SportsAid, joint recipient of the evening’s proceeds, who offer financial support to talented young sportsmen and women at the beginning of their careers.  John Inverdale was magnificent as quizmaster, encouraging competitive spirit and berating those underhand or rather under-table tactics being employed by certain teams.

  • London Drinks, January 2011

    Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    What an evening! Far and away the most successful and well attended London gathering we’ve had so far; several folk had come “out of the woodwork” for the first time in very many years!

    I knew the evening was going to be a cracker as soon as I approached Duncan Watts’ (R. 1979-84) sensational new restaurant in Canary Wharf; the end of my quiet and uneventful journey was shattered by a booming yell of “BREMER!” – delivered from the shadows, as it turned out, by the itinerant James "Slug" Simpson (C. 1978-83). James had snuck outside to have a crafty cigarette – leaving a large, disparate and energetic crowd of OBs enjoying Duncan’s hospitality at the bar.

  • I am planning to write a book about the history of Brighton Institution for the Deaf, Eastern Road (1848-1941) which was situated opposite Brighton College.  My intention is to draw up the floor plans, and an architectural front & rear elevations of the school buildings.

    I have no clue as to the arrangement of the classrooms or the dormitories from the basement floor level to the top floor as well as the extensions at the rear of the buildings so I am trying to establish the room’s arrangement. I will than draw the plans based on your details you provided. I have asked former pupils who are now in their eighties but they only remembered a little such as the Boot Repairs, Carpentry, Tailoring, and Furniture Repairs Workshop, all in the basement.
  • This is a recent pic of Michael and his daughter at her Graduation Party.

    Michael recently sent in a terrific old picture of OBs in Southern France in the Summer of 1975... look out for that in the "Memory lane" gallery sometime soon!
  • Photos wanted for "Memory Lane"

    Thursday, 21 April 2011
    The Editor of The Pelican magazine is looking for photographs that show ‘real’ life at Brighton College over the decades.  The College Archive is full of the official portraits of rugby teams, school prefects, houses and even the Masters’ Common Room, but the most interesting images are those that capture the more informal moments –whether taking time out of lessons or looking in on major occasions, they preserve moments in time.

    Do you have photographs from your time at Brighton College that you’d allow to be published as part of a new section of The Pelican, entitled Memory Lane?  If so, you can either scan the photograph and email it to us with your name, House and years and a brief explanation of what’s going on in the photograph.  Alternatively, you can load the images to a disc or a memory stick and send them to the OBA Office at Brighton College.
  • Oxbridge Dinner 2011

    Friday, 25 February 2011

    The Fellows’ Dining Room at Balliol College, Oxford was the venue for this year’s Oxbridge Dinner on Friday 25th February.

  • Annual Dinner 2010 - report

    Saturday, 27 November 2010

    I arrived at my last annual dinner ‘in charge’ on an extremely cold evening thankful that, at least, we had no snow. After a short panic attack about missing table decorations, which turned up elsewhere in the school, I joined a packed Café de Paris for pre-dinner drinks before we repaired to a slightly chilly Dining Hall for dinner.

  • The Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2010

    Saturday, 04 September 2010

    This year saw a slightly different format in that we played Old Reigatians rather than Old v Young Old Brightonians. The day started with Brighton College U15 A’s & B’s v Reigate Grammar on the Home Ground;  this was followed by Old Brightonians v Old Reigatians before Brighton College Ist XV took the field at 2.30pm.

  • This photo was recently found in the Faber archives!This photo was recently found in the Faber archives! This is the CCF at RAF Waddington (home to the Vulcan bombers) in 1978 for a weeks camp! It may well be of interest to some. My memory is somewhat hazy, but as far as I can remember (please fill in the gaps), names as follows:
    Top: Tony Whitestone, Chris Browne, ?, ?, Guy Cordery, Mr Allen
    Middle: Kevin Roddy, Chris Bean, Richard Bacon,?,?, Steve Squibb
    Bottom: ?, Simon Kaner, ?Eaton?, Malcolm Faber, Richard Nye
    I remember it being extremely cold in the wilds of Lincolnshire, freezing on night exercises. There was some Girls Venture Corps up there at the same time who provided some light entertainment – one of them fainted with the cold at morning parade!
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