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08 June 2018

2013 Leavers' 5 Year Drinks - 9th June, 2018

Calling all 2013 Leavers! Your 5 Year Reunion is next year, and we will be meeting you all in London with some of your old favourites from the Common Room.

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12 December 2017

Kuala Lumpur Dinner - 12th December, 2017

This year's OB Kuala Lumpur Dinner will be hosted by the Head Master, Richard Cairns, and will again be a very special occasion to bring together the alumni of Brighton College living in Malaysia and the surrounding areas.

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09 December 2017

OB Hong Kong Dinner - 9th December, 2017

The Head Master is hosting our annual Brighton College dinner on Saturday, 9th December at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, bringing together the school's friends, alumni, parents and pupils in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas. 

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29 November 2017

OB Pioneers Club London Lunch - 29th November, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Professor Gavin Henderson, CBE (Le. 1960-65) will be hosting our annual OB Pioneers Club London Lunch once again at the Savile Club on Wednesday, 29th of November 2017 at 12pm.

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09 November 2017

OB London Universities Dinner- 9th November, 2017

We are delighted to again host our annual OB London Universities Dinner for all Old Brightonians studying in London.

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29 September 2017

2007 Leavers' 10 Year Reunion - 29th September, 2017

 Come back to the College to catch up with old friends, members from the Common Room and see what has changed at the College since you were last here. 

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07 August 2017

REPORT and VIDEO: Brighton College debut in the Brighton Pride Community Parade

With a strong anti-bullying message, Brighton College pupils and staff embraced the 'Summer of Love' theme of this year's parade. 

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01 July 2017

REPORT: 1992 Leavers' 25 Year Reunion

It was fantastic to welcome our 1992 Leavers back to the College, and a huge thank you to James Temple-Smithson (Ry. 1987-92) for helping to rally the troops! 

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16 June 2017

REPORT: 2012 Leavers' 5 Year Drinks

It was fantastic to see some of our 2012 Leavers at their 5 Year Drinks at BOUNCE in London on Friday 16th June.

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19 May 2017

REPORT: OB Pioneers Club Brighton Lunch 2017

It was fantastic to welcome back our Pioneers to the College on Friday 19th of May for a tour of the College, a talk with Head of History- Joe Skeaping, and a delicious lunch at the Ginger Dog. 

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04 May 2017

Report: Brighton College Law Conference, 4th May 2017

Following the introduction of our Law Conference in 2016, this year's conference took place on Thursday 4th May, which was attended by our current Sixth Form pupils and those from local state schools.

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20 April 2017

REPORT: OB Brighton Drinks - 20th April, 2017

There was a fantastic turnout for the annual OB Brighton Drinks at The Mesmerist in the South Lanes of Brighton on Thursday 20th April 2017. Entering the Speakeasy room upstairs through a secret door, the room was full of OBs of all ages (attendee list below).

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12 April 2017

Report: OB Hong Kong Drinks, 12th April 2017

It was a lovely evening to host our first "Happy Hours" drinks in Hong Kong where there is a growing number of OBs who have returned to the city for work.

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14 March 2017

Report: Brighton College Medical Conference, 14th March, 2017

Our 2017 Medical Conference brought together a fantastic spread of medical professionals, two of whom are currently studying Medicine.

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10 December 2016

Report & Pictures: Brighton College Hong Kong Dinner, 10th December 2016

The Head Master Richard Cairns, and staff of Brighton College were given a warm welcome to Hong Kong by the community of pupils, parents and alumni at the Brighton College Dinner on 10th December at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.

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08 December 2016

REPORT & PHOTOS: Pioneers London Luncheon Thursday 8th December 2016

The Pioneers Club was once again warmly welcomed by the Savile Club for this year’s London Luncheon, hosted by Gavin Henderson, CBE (Le. 1960-65).

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23 November 2016

REPORT: OB London Universities Dinner, Friday 18th November 2016

We are absolutely delighted to have been able to catch up with so many of our very missed OBs studying in London at our annual OB London Universities Dinner, which took place last Friday. Joined by a few favourites from the Common Room and our newest team member, Veronika, we returned to the Emin Room at the 34 Mayfair in London. It was a fantastic evening and we are very much looking forward to seeing them all again soon. To see if you have a reunion coming up soon, or if you would like to find out more about our OB events programme, please visit our events page here. Alternatively, please contact Veronika at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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16 September 2016

Report: Oxbridge Evening at Brighton College 2016

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. 

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12 June 2016

Report: Cricketer Cup Round 1, Sunday 12 June 2016

The Old Brightonians were drawn against Charterhouse Friars for the first round of the National Cricketer Cup 2016. We had a home fixture for the game, the first time in many years the draw was favourable for the Old Brightonians with many of the previous winners being in the other half of the draw.

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20 May 2016

REPORT: London Universities Dinner, Friday 13th May 2016

On Friday 13th May, we held our first ever dinner for OBs undergraduates studying in the capital. The dinner took place in the very stylish Emin Room at the 34 Mayfair in London. It was a lovely evening where OBs and members of the common room were able to catch up and find out how everyone is enjoying university life and how they are finding their studies.

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12 May 2016

REPORT: Pioneers Club Brighton Luncheon, Thursday 12th May 2016

On Thursday 12th May, we welcomed the Pioneers Club at the College, which is for Old Brightonians aged 60 and over. The ages of those who attended spanned from an Old Brightonian who left in 1940 to one who left in 1973!

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24 February 2016

REPORT: Old Brightonian Oxbridge Dinner, 24th February 2016

For seven years now we have held a dinner for the OB Oxbridge students, alternating between Oxford and Cambridge. The number of OBs currently enrolled at these great institutions is now so large (last two years 29 OBs and 39 to go up in September) that we held our first Brighton College Oxford Dinner on Thursday 4th February, with 'Cambridge' following on 4th March at Downing College.

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27 January 2016

News from the Archive: Exhibition of Archive Material

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.

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27 December 2015

REPORT: OBRFC Peter Rumney Memorial Match – Sunday 27th December

Honouring Peter Rumney (Ha. 1937-39), the OB RFC took to the field of battle, with a good mix of ages, on the 27th December against a youthful Hove XV. A huge thank you to all players and supporters who came out to fight the good fight and show their support. Particular thanks to the Rumney family and to Tim Loadsman (Le. 1951-57) who did a superb job as linesman.

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16 December 2015

REPORT: Sydney Dinner, 16th December 2015

This year we welcomed Richard Cairns and Scott Sheridan to Sydney once again for an Old Brightonian supper and catch up; the third and final stop of their rather rapid tour of this side of the globe!

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13 December 2015

ATTENDEES: Kuala Lumpur Dinner - Sunday 13th December

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Kuala Lumpur, it was lovely to see you all, do stay in touch!

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02 December 2015

REPORT: Pioneers Club London Luncheon, Wednesday 2nd December 2015

The Savile Club was a new venue for the Pioneers Club London Luncheon this year, courtesy of Gavin Henderson, CBE (Le. 1960-65), and what a beautiful venue it was.

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24 November 2015

REPORT: Old Brightonian City Networking Drinks - Tuesday 24th November

We returned to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch for our City Networking drinks, one of the many projects run by OB and serial entrepreneur Duncan Watts (Ry. 1979-84).

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10 September 2015

Report: Oxbridge evening at Brighton College

Thursday evening saw nine of our Old Brightonians return to the College to share their ‘Oxbridge experience’ with our current Oxbridge hopefuls.

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05 September 2015

Report: 10 Year Reunion - 5th September 2015

Last Saturday saw the return of our 2005 leavers to the College, a decade on since they graduated as pupils. The group were welcomed back in Scott’s Café (or Café de Paris in 2005) with a glass of bubbles and some familiar faces in the form of Mr Grocott, Assistant Headmaster and Mr Smith (Common Room 1973-2011).

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01 September 2015

OBs Claim the Sussex Cup

Old Brightonians are delighted to report an emphatic victory in the Sussex Cup held at Walton Heath on Sunday 30th August. In the annual quadrangular fixture against Hurst, Lancing & Eastbourne the OB’s recorded 11 points out of 12, with 5 wins, a half and no losses.

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13 August 2015

White Room at Reading and Leeds Festivals

Tristan Sava (Al. 2003-14), Jacob Newman (Ry. 2003-14) and Jake Smallwood (BCPS 1999-2009) played the legendary Reading and Leeds festivals last weekend with their band White Room.

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26 June 2015

Welcome to our 2015 leavers; our youngest Old Brightonians!

A warm welcome to our newest members of the Old Brightonians; our leavers of 2015.


On Thursday 25th June we celebrated at the College with a service for our leavers, and after the traditional leavers photographs on the lawn the College then celebrated with a Graduation Ceremony for Upper 6th Leavers.

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23 June 2015

REPORT: OBs v 1st XI Cricket Match, Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The annual cricket game between the college and the Old Brightonians was played at the Home Ground on a sunny afternoon 23 June.


The Old Brightonians welcomed into their ranks the recent leavers Ed Coombs (Ry. 2012-14), Ned Wright (Le. 2009-14), Ed Catt (Du. 1999-2014) and Josh Hayward (Ha. 2012-14).

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14 June 2015

REPORT: The Cricketer Cup 2015

1st Round Away to Harrow Wanderers.


The Old Brightonians travelled to Harrow School for the 1st round of the Cricketer Cup. We have not played at home for several seasons now, but that is the luck of the draw. We have a long history of cricket against Harrow both at school level and in the OB's Cup. Our last two visits have been unsuccessful against The Wanderers. One sticks out in my mind in particular when we lost to them in the semi-finals of the competition back in the early noughties, the furthest we have reached in the Cup since we won the competition back in the 60's.

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01 June 2015

Max Elton (Ab. 2008-10) directs West End play

Since leaving Brighton College, Max has been writing and directing with ambitions to become an artistic director. Last year his own play sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he is now directing a new play in London's West End.

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27 May 2015

James Bianco (Le. 1989-94) running for Encompass charity

Old Brightonian James Bianco has secured a place in the Brighton Marathon 2016 and will be running for Encompass – The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Trust. The charity was set up by the Braden Family in memory of their son Daniel (Ry. 1987-92), who was killed in the 2002 Bali terrorist bombings.

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14 May 2015

REPORT & GALLERY: Pioneers Club Brighton Luncheon, Thursday 14th May 2015

Despite the rather grotty weather, by 10.30 on Thursday we had over 40 Old Brightonians, as well as a few long suffering partners come together in Scott’s Café for a quick cup of coffee and a welcome from Alan Bird – Deputy Headmaster.

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08 May 2015

Izzy Meikle-Small (Ch. 2004-14) in West End debut

Hard on the heels of previous television and film success, Izzy Meikle-Small (BCJS 2004-2009 /Ch. 2009-2014) has made her West End debut in the new revival of Peter Morgan's play, The Audience.

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06 May 2015

REPORT: Brighton College Medical Conference

The first inaugural ‘Medical Conference’ took place in the Rose Lecture Theatre on the evening of Wednesday 6th of May. Over 50 Upper Fifth and Lower Sixth students were in attendance, including some from Cardinal Newman and Hove Park schools.

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11 April 2015

Report: Richard W Lewis (Ch. 1947-59) Memorial

A memorial to celebrate the life of Richard W Lewis (BCJS/Chichester 1947-1959) was held on Saturday 11th April 2015.


The Memorial was be led by Father Robert Easton and we were delighted that many of Richard's family were able to join us from the USA as well as several Old Brightonians who were at the College with Richard.

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09 April 2015

REPORT: Old Brightonian Brighton Drinks - Thursday 9th April 2015

The sun was shining as the first few intrepid OBs made their way up the stairs to find each other for Brighton Drinks on Thursday.

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08 April 2015

REPORT: OBs at the Halford Hewitt

The Old Brightonian Golf Society made their annual pilgrimage down to Sandwich in April for the Festival of Foursomes that is the Halford Hewitt. Early confidence in the team was rocked by the unfortunate withdrawal of reinstated pro Michael Mudie (Ha. 1998-2001) due to work commitments. However this was viewed as the strongest squad we had assembled for many years and there was a sense that we might be able to pull off a shock by beating last year’s champions Merchiston.

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05 March 2015

Report: The Old Brightonians President’s Luncheon 2015

This year’s President’s Luncheon was held on Thursday 5th March in the wonderful surroundings of the Library at The Travellers Club, hosted here for the second year running. The Club was founded, in 1819, 'for gentlemen who had travelled out of the British Isles to a distance of at least five hundred miles from London in a direct line'.

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18 January 2015

Reg Spicer Memorial - Sunday 18th January 2015

A memorial to celebrate the life and times of Reg Spicer, former Head Porter at Brighton College, was held on 18th January 2015.


Reg's birthday was 17th January and so the family chose this date to celebrate Reg's time with the College, and to scatter his ashes. Reg arrived at the College in 1977, working with Bert Swarbrook until Bert retired in 1988 when Reg became Head Porter until his retirement in 2001. He is remembered with huge affection by everyone who worked with him.

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07 January 2015

Match Report: 1st XI vs OBs, 7th January 2015

The 1st XI continued their preparation for the 2015 season with the annual friendly match against the Brighton College Old Boys on Wednesday evening. Returning from their New Year's pre-season camp at Manchester City's Academy training facility, they were keen to put what they had learnt into practice under the floodlights at Whitehawk FC. The Old Boys had brought down a strong team, featuring two past 1st XI captains (Ben Hornby and Harry Herbert) and players who graduated from the College over the last 6 years.

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03 December 2014

REPORT: Pioneers Club London, 3rd December 2014

It was a cold December afternoon when we congregated at The Jones Family Project (a restaurant owned by OB Duncan Watts (Ry. 1979-84)) to enjoy a festive feast for the 2014 Pioneers Club London Luncheon.

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10 November 2014

Report: 10 Year Reunion, 1st November 2014

It was a chilly evening in November when the class of 2004 congregated back in the College in the newly renamed Scott's Café (previously the Café de Paris). Just past seven o'clock the first few Old Brightonians intrepidly made their way across the threshold, through the (currently scaffold-ridden) gateway and across the quad – ten years since they left as pupils.

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