The Brighton College Archive

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The records held by Brighton College Archive reflect our school's unique history. In an atmosphere that focuses on individual achievements, academic excellence and innovation, material is collected that will support our pupils' love of learning. The archive also offers a rich resource for Old Brightonians, researchers and genealogists.

The Brighton College Archive comprises:

  • Records of the College; This includes records relating to staff, governors and trustees; deeds and legal papers; financial records; plans; school magazines; records relating to pupils, including registers, photographs and work.
  • Personal papers; Belonging to Old Brightonians (pupils and staff).
  • Artwork; A selection of prints and paintings of the College, as well artwork produced by past pupils and staff.
  • Heritage Collections; Alongside this archival material, we also hold a small heritage collection, which includes rare books and artefacts.
  • The Brightonian; The Brightonian magazine has been digitised and is available here.

Research and enquiries:
Archive material can be accessed in the reading room at the College, by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment, or have an enquiry, please get in touch with the school's archivist, James Harrison.

If you think you have material that could be added to our collections, we always welcome donations. For further information, please see refer to our Donation Pack.

21 June 2024

On the 22nd of June we will welcome pupils, parents, teachers, and special guests to the splendour of the Brighton Dome for our annual Speech Day. Throughout the day the talent and achievements of our pupils will be showcased through a variety of dance and musical performances and celebrated in the awarding of prizes. This continues a longstanding event that has taken place at the school for over a century.

04 June 2024

80 years ago this month, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place. On 6th June 1944, the Allied invasion of Western Europe began, with the airborne and amphibious landings of thousands of British, American, and Canadian soldiers in Normandy.

02 June 2024

As we approach the 80-year anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back to the night of the 5th June 1944, when boys at the College witnessed at first hand the start of the Allied invasion of Normandy.

26 June 2023

Over several articles, the archivist will draw attention to some of the wonderful donations that the College Archive has received in recent years.

12 May 2023

We are delighted to announce the digitisation of all Brightonian Magazines from 1966 to 1978. In total, twenty additional issues of the Brightonian are now accessible on the digital archive.

14 April 2023

Over several articles, the archivist will draw attention to some of the wonderful donations that the College Archive has received in recent years. The first of these is a fantastic donation of materials relating to the London Branch of the Old Brightonians, kindly provided to the archive by a former member of the Branch’s Committee.

Contact Us

Brighton College

Eastern Road

Brighton, BN2 0AL

+44 (0) 1273 704 250

Registered charity number: 307061