Saturday, 05 October 2019

It was wonderful to see so many Old Brightonians back at the College for our 30-year reunion dinner on Saturday 5th October. 

It happened to be held on the same afternoon as a 1st XI rugby home match, so a number of the group cheered the boys home to a victory, before heading to the Smith Café to catch up with former teachers Oliver Smyth, Tony Whitestone and John Prideaux over teas and coffees.   

The guests were then given a tour of the College (some seeing it for the first time again in 30 years!) from prefects Michelle and Hattie, before being treated to a piano recital by Jeffrey, a member of the 4th form.

We then headed to the dining hall for a delicious 3-course dinner, and speeches from JP Carpenter – who was instrumental in organising the day, Second Master Steve Marshall-Taylor and Tony Whitestone. It was lovely to see everyone catching up after so long, and there was much talk of doing it all again next year!

Thank you so much to JP, for all his help in bringing the group together, and for everyone for coming along. It was great to see you all!

More images of the event can be found on Brighton College Connect

In attendance:

Kristy Adams (Fenwick 1986–88)

JP Carpenter (Hampden 1984-89)

John Chittenden (Ryle 1984-89)

Natasha Davis (Fenwick 1988-89)

Michael Duggan (Ryle 1979-88)

Rachel Edmeads (Fenwick 1988-90)

Mat Ellis (Durnford 1984-89)

Melanie Barratt (Fenwick 1988-90)

Cameron Heath (Chichester 1984-89)

Robert Holt (School 1984-89)

Mark Howard-Harwood (Chichester 1985-1990)

Jay Littlewood (Ryle 1980-89)

Daniel Mottram (Aldrich 1982-90)

Ralph Parfect (Hampden 1984-89)

Nicola Shefras (Fenwick 1988-1990)

Rachel Smith (Fenwick 1988-90)

Johnny Walker (Chichester 1984-89)

Tony Whitestone (Common Room 1971-2006)

Oliver Smyth (Common Room 1971–2013)

John Prideaux (Common Room 1971-2009)

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