For the Parents of OLs
Formed in 1995, the Lancing Association gives parents of former pupils of the College the opportunity to:
- Maintain links with the College and its staff
- Meet up with old friends
- Have seats reserved at principal concerts and plays
- Enjoy a convivial meal in the Megarry Room before these events
- Receive information about all forthcoming events
- Receive a copy of The Quad magazine and the Music Calendar every term.
List of our recent contributions to the facilities of the College (PDF)
Annual Dinner 2017
This was the Lancing Association’s 17th Inaugural dinner and as the guest speaker Jeremy Tomlinson pointed out, ‘Inaugural’ has become a tradition for the Association as the Lancing Caterers headed the second year’s dinner as the ‘Second Inaugural Dinner’. Hence it has continued. It was wonderful to see a great number of familiar faces and some first timers on this special occasion, a testament to the affection both former parents and staff hold for Lancing.
Jeremy reminded the audience that The Lancing Association was founded in 1996 by Alan Evans–Jones (former Housemaster of Second’s and Deputy Head, 1964–2001) specifically for Lancing parents to repay them for ‘their loyalty and sacrifice’. Although not a fundraising organisation, it has given £44,500 to the College in the last 18 years, which is a fantastic achievement.
In his speech Jeremy described both his arrival at Lancing and his time as Housemaster and Registrar. He revealed that he was originally appointed on a temporary basis while the school searched for a suitable full-time candidate, which they obviously had found in him as he remained at the College for the next 41 years! Jeremy, as Head of Drama, was very involved in the conversion of the old swimming pool to a theatre (courtesy of a sprung floor and purpose-built stage given to Lancing by Dulwich College) which 33 years later is still giving good service.
The Lancing Association is one of the six associations that make up The Lancing Society. The College is extremely grateful to all these associations who put so much time and effort into supporting the school and its pupils.
Read Jeremy Tomlinson's Speech from the 2017 Annual Dinner (PDF)
Contact the Lancing Association
If you are a parent of a former pupil and would like to join the Lancing Association, or if you have any other queries, please contact the Administrator (see below).
Chairman: Ian Gough
Vice Chairman: Simon Kenning
Treasurer: Peter Lewis
Minutes Secretary: Jeremy Tomlinson
Administrator: Claire Welling, Foundation Office. Tel: 01273 465709 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Chairman's Letter - Lent 2017 (PDF)
Download the Lancing College Music Calendar for the current Term (PDF)