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. We host two special lunches for our OB Pioneers annually, one in London and one in Brighton, for our alumni over 60 who are linked through their memories of the College. These lunches really are fantastic events, and bring together Old Brightonians from around the world, and we grow in attendance with each year. If you would like to find out more about Pioneers activities, or host a Pioneers event outside of the two annual lunches, please get in touch with the OB Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please also join the OB Pioneers Group on Brighton College Connect to link up with old friends, share photographs and memories, and offer mentorship to those interested in your field of work.

12 May 2018

OB Pioneers Brighton Lunch, 12th May 2018

Our 2018 Pioneers Brighton lunch took place on Saturday 12th of May and saw our alumni who are over 60 and linked through their memories of the College.

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29 November 2017

REPORT: OB Pioneers London Lunch 2017

This year’s OB Pioneers London Luncheon was held in the newly restored Ballroom at the historical Savile Club in Mayfair, hosted by Gavin Henderson CBE (Le. 1960-65).

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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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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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06 June 2016

PHOTO: Four "old codgers" reunite 60 years on!

Four old friends met recently to lunch in Oxford and spend time reminiscing about the College. All too many of our contemporaries seem to have preceded us to wherever!

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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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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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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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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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15 May 2014

REPORT: Pioneers Club visit to Brighton College, Thursday 15th May 2014

What wonderful weather and what wonderful company we all enjoyed at the Pioneers Club on Thursday 15th May.

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08 May 2014

Lt. Col. USAF (Ret'd) Charles R Alexander (L. 1943-45) - OB of the Month, May 2014

Charles is flying over from the USA to attend our Pioneers Club next week at the College, and we are very much looking forward to catching up with his news. As a Lt Col. retired anaesthetist in the US Air Force we are sure he will have a few good yarns to tell us over lunch.

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21 February 2012

Pioneers Visit to RMA Sandhurst, Feb 2012

There are certain places that are heavy with the memory of those that have gone before. Half echoes of the past, like voices heard down a corridor, far off but still present.

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08 December 2011

Pioneers Club London Luncheon, December 2011

Le Café Anglais proved a spectacular setting for the Pioneers Club London Luncheon where Old Brightonians gathered together on Thursday 8th December. Friends were reunited for our gathering, and many a peel of laughter was to be heard over the wonderful array of photographs brought in.

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05 May 2011

REPORT: The Pioneers Club, May 2011

Well what a wonderful time our Pioneers had in the Chapel Music Room, or Room D, or as it is now known it the Hordern Room after OB Michael Hordern (C. 1925-30).

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