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.

What is in the archive?

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).


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.

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:

Tel: 01273 681135
Address: Brighton College Archive, Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0AL


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