Past Event Reports

OB Events
16 December 2017

The Jesuit motto was ‘Give me a boy until he is seven and I will give you the man.’ Well, until 1977 Brighton College had this group until they were 17 and after 40 years it was clear that by 17 the die was cast and little had we changed. Sure, much of the mens' hair had moved from the scalp to the chin but, that apart, little had seemed to change especially amongst the girls for whom the years had been kinder.

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OB Reunions
29 November 2017

This year saw the third OB London Universities Dinner and we were joined not only by teachers from the Common Room, but also one of our governors, Andrew Cayley (Br. 1977-82) who himself attended UCL. The Old Brightonians is strongly supported by the College Governors, and it was brilliant that Andrew was able to join us.

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News from OBs
29 November 2017

Every year we welcome our Brighton College graduates to the Old Brightonians community, a vibrant and thriving network of individuals who all have one thing in common, a Brighton education. Most importantly, this network is for life, which is more than apparent if you have a look at our OB activities across the year.

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News from OBs
07 August 2017

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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News
01 July 2017

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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News from OBs
16 June 2017

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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OB Events
19 May 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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News
04 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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News
20 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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OB Events
12 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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OB Events
14 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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OB Events
10 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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OB Events
08 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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News
23 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.

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OB Events
16 September 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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Cricket
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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OB Events
20 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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OB Events
12 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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OB Reunions
24 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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Rugby
27 December 2015

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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OB Events
16 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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OB Events
13 December 2015

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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OB Events
02 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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OB Events
24 November 2015

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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OB Events
10 September 2015

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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OB Events
05 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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Cricket
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.

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Cricket
14 June 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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OB Events
14 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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OB Events
06 May 2015

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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Deaths / Obituaries
11 April 2015

It is with great sadness that the OB office announces the death of Richard W Lewis (Brighton College Junior School/Chichester 1947-59) in Washington.

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OB Events
09 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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Golf
08 April 2015

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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OB Events
05 March 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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OB Events
18 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.

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Rugby
07 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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OB Events
03 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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OB Reunions
10 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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OB Reunions
14 October 2014

A reunion for those who left Brighton College 60 years ago brought together a number of OBs who had not seen each other since schooldays. 

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News
02 October 2014

We were very fortunate to have three successful Old Brightonians return to the College to share their knowledge and experience with current 6th form pupils last Thursday at a Media and Marketing careers evening. Jamie Thomson (Ha. 1972-75), writer, publisher and Dark Lord extraordinaire, spoke about writing as a career and the routes into getting published.

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Rugby
25 August 2014

Brighton College OBRFC won the National U21s Cup in 2005 & 2006 and we are delighted that former Captain of the 1st XV Tom Strange (Le. 2008-2013) is putting together an Old Brightonians team for 2014.

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OB Reunions
28 June 2014

The last time we were together at the Bristol, on our last day of school, the Channel Tunnel had just opened, Nelson Mandela was two months into his Presidency, and the Apple that had fired Steve Jobs was failing to convince the world that it needed a portable digital assistant known as the Newton.

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Golf
10 June 2014

The Society took on the Brighton College Masters in the Inaugural Event staged at the West Sussex Golf Club on Sunday 10th June.

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