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Brighton College Society

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Welcome to the Brighton College Society and our exciting programme of events for the Brighton College parent community in 2020-21.

Throughout the year, we host a hand-picked selection of unique opportunities for parents to get together, have fun and try something new. Members of the Common Room attend many of our events too, either as guests or as experts and guides in their specialist areas of interest.

Please see below for a snapshot of just some of our exciting events for the coming academic year. Invitations will be sent to you via email when booking opens for each event.

We do hope that you enjoy everything the Brighton College Society has to offer. Should you have any enquiries please contact enquiries@brightoncollegesociety.co.uk.

Highlights of 2020-21

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The Society Family Quiz Night

Join the Brighton College Society as Ms Hamblett and Mr Lewis host our inaugural family quiz night, launching another year of exciting events.

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Strictly Behind the Seams: A Studio Tour

A visit to the south London studio where the stunning creations for Strictly Come Dancing  are put together, from first design to final rhinestone. (Photo credit: DSI)

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Drawing from the Drawing Room: A Lecture

With reference to the recent inescapability of our great indoors, this lecture, by Head of English, Ms Alisse, explores The Age of Innocence’s depiction of interior settings to present Wharton’s characters and their social circumstance. (Photo credit: The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Lenox, MA.)

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Leonardo - The Works: Screening and Q&A

View this acclaimed EXHIBITION ON SCREEN documentary, showcasing the works of one of the world's favourite artists. Afterwards enjoy an exclusive Q&A with Director and Executive Producer Phil Grabsky. (Photo credit: Exhibition on Screen)

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Our Human Story lessons

Brighton College teacher Mr Skeaping will deliver this 6-week course of Our Human Story lessons (also studied by our own Sixth Form pupils). The course is based on the key themes of Britishness, Identity, Immigration, Secularisation and blends with critical thinking. (Photo credit: Skitterphoto)

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House London Drinks

An opportunity to spend an evening mingling with other parents and tutors from your children’s House.

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Upstairs, Downstairs: A Guided Tour

Join tour guide Rachel Kolsky on this fascinating walk around Belgravia, and gain an insight into the lives of the  domestic servants who lived at the top of the grand houses but worked at the bottom.

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Brighton College Past & Present: A Walk & Talk Event

Brighton College Archivist James Harrison and Project Director Steve Patten offer a fascinating insight into the bricks and mortar of Brighton College, looking at their architecture and the role buildings have played in our school’s fascinating history.

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A Spellbinding Night at the Opera

A tour of the London Coliseum followed by an incredible operatic performance.

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A Vineyard Experience at the Wiston Estate

A private tour and wine-tasting event at West Sussex’s beautiful Wiston Estate. (Photo credit: Matthew J. Thomas)

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Guided by Nature: An Exclusive Educational Walk

A Sussex Downs ramble, guided by bestselling author and natural navigator Tristan Gooley (www.naturalnavigator.com).

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A Visit to Knepp Wildland Safaris

A West Sussex wildlife-watching  opportunity. (Photo copyright: Knepp Wildland)