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).
The Joanna Seldon Creative Writing Speech Day Prize has been launched this year in memory of Dr Joanna Seldon, wife of Anthony Seldon ex-Headmaster (1997-2006) of Brighton College.
Having both experienced the transition from Brighton College to university, OB sisters Kate (Se. 2011-14) and Emma (Se. 2012-16) Appleby contacted Alex Patton, Head of Sixth Form, as they both felt that it would be beneficial to speak to our current U6th pupils in chapel about the importance of well-being, especially before leaving school and entering the world of university and work.
It was fantastic to see our OB of the Month of April, Jason Sugarman QC (Ry. 1982-87) on Good Morning Britain last Thursday 27/04/2017 discussing tax investigation into West Ham and Newcastle football clubs. Jason specialises in white-collar fraud and business crime.
It was lovely to welcome back 7 of our recent leavers, now Old Brightonians, to the College for Field Day 2017. Our careers department organise a series of events throughout the year for our pupils, to assist them in making decisions about what they plan to do when they leave the College.
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.