An exquisite evening of merriment and nostalgia was enjoyed by guests on Saturday at the 40 Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner of Co-Education at Brighton College. We were delighted to welcome back Lucinda Harris (Fe. 1974-75) and Rowena Maynard (Fe. 1973-75); two of the seven very first girls to enter the male preserve of Brighton College in September 1973.
If ever a venue was most likely to draw a big attendance for one of the regular OB London Drinks evenings it was surely the Paramount Sky Bar on the 32nd floor of London’s Centre Point Tower. The attendee list was appropriately over-subscribed – a terrific indicator for the New Year.
For those of you that came in to collect your A-level results yesterday, we hope that you are enjoying the Graduation 2013 Photo Book that we put together for you. If you weren't able to come in don't worry, we will be posting them out to you! The exam office is providing us with a list of who came in, so we will post them out in the next few days.
A warm welcome to our newest members of the Old Brightonians; our leavers of 2013.
"Hello everyone, Most of you don't know who I am, so let me introduce myself. My name is Madeleine and I graduated BC in 2008 after being there for six years, and I am now in my third year studying Archaeology and Anthropology at Hertford College, Oxford.
On Friday 26th October, Georgina Millar (F. 1990-92) and I (with quite a lot of help from a long list of others) organised a reunion and fundraising dinner to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Bali bombing, in which our friend, OB Daniel Braden (R. 1987-92) was killed. It coincided with 20 years since we left Brighton College.
Brighton Drinks at the Pub du Vin was wonderfully attended last week, and a convivial evening was had by all. A large party went on to have curry, which seems to be a developing theme of late! There were so many OBs crowded into the bar, that we didn't quite catch everyone's name, but we did promise to organise another evening soon, so watch this space.
The great risk of turning up early or on-time for these gatherings is that you are inevitably faced with the prospect of some time alone at the bar looking pretty sad… or worse still being stuck with some frightful character whose company quickly becomes tedious.
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.