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Brighton College Archive


Since its foundation in 1845, Brighton College has built a significant historical collection, which is now held in the purpose-built archive on Eastern Road. This collection is not only important to the history and culture of the College, but also the historical Kemptown area and Brighton itself.

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We are so lucky to have such a strong and well-maintained collection of objects and documents in our archives, which tell the fascinating story of Brighton College.”

— James Harrison (Archivist)

Pupil projects


The Brighton College Archive is not only used by professional researchers, it is also used every day by our budding young historians and pupil-led Oral History Society. 

Oral History Society


Our Oral History Society works alongside our archivist to collect spoken accounts of Old Brightonians' experiences during their time at Brighton College. Interviews are taking place all over the country with pupils collecting first-hand accounts.