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EA Bicentennial

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With the laying of the Foundation stone on 30 June 1823, the Academy entered the beginning of the build, vision and construction phase. Following 15 months of intense lobbying, building, financial support and recruitment The Edinburgh Academy officially welcomed its first pupils on 1st October 1824.

Like all institutions of this age, it’s lived through many turmoils and we are honoured to recognise these, and celebrate the achievement of the bicentennial up until the completion of the 200th class of leavers on 27 June 2025.

We hope you will be able to be part of this journey with us and detail the diary of events below.
 

The Edinburgh Academical Club Burns Supper

Date: Friday 19th January 2024
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/edinburghacademicalclub/1060278

London Business Breakfast

Date: Thursday 8th February 2024
Venue: Location to TBC, WC2
Note: Please contact us to register interest. Booking form coming soon.

Classes of 1972-74 50th Reunion

Date: Friday 22nd March 2024
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy
Note: Please contact us to register interest. Booking form coming soon.

Hockey Legends

Date: Monday 25th March 2024
Venue: New Field Astroturf, Edinburgh
Calling all hockey players to join in a former pupils vs current pupils Hockey Legends match, followed by a buffet. Please contact us to register your interest.

Launch of the 2nd Installment of the Past 50 Years of the Academy

Date: Spring 2024
Authored by Richard McLauchlan (EA 1992-2005)

London Accies Dinner

Date: Thursday 16th May 2024
Venue: Caledonian Club, SW1
Note: Please contact us to register interest. Booking form coming soon.

Classes of 2004-06 20th Reunion

Date: Friday 7th June 2024
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy
Note:  Please register your interest by emailing accies@edinburghacademy.org.uk

Classes of 1994-96 30th Reunion

Date: Friday 21st June 2024
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy
Note:  Please register your interest by emailing accies@edinburghacademy.org.uk

200 Munro Challenge

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August 2024
Teams will bag 200 Munro summits in 24 hours to mark the 150 Munros climbed 50 years ago in 1974.
https://www.edinburghacademy.org.uk/2874/200-munro-climb

EA Historical Archive Exhibition

Date: from 5th to 16th August 2024
Venue: Le Roux Auditorium, The Edinburgh Academy
Historical Archive Exhibition with open house events, staged part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

EA Gala Dinner, Auction and Ceilidh

Date: Friday 17th August 2024
Venue: National Museum of Scotland
A black-tie fundraising dinner in support of the Bicentennial Fund.

200 Munro Dinner & Drinks Celebration

Date: Friday 30th August 2024
Venue: Dining Room, The Edinburgh Academy
A celebration of all those who climbed the peaks.

London Accie Gala Dinner & Auction

Date: Friday 17 August 2024
Venue: The Tower of London
A black-tie fundraising dinner in support of the Bicentennial Fund.

Victorian Christmas

Date: December 2024
Venue: Main Hall, The Edinburgh Academy
A collaboration between EA students and the EA Choral Society to present a celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan musicals and excerpts from plays.

Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral

Date: 10 February 2025
Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral, London
An exceptional opportunity for our Chamber Choir to take part in Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a reception – open to all – in the Crypt.

Hockey Legends

Date: March 2025
Venue: New Field Astroturf, Edinburgh
Calling all hockey players to join in a former pupils vs current pupils Hockey Legends match, followed by a buffet. Please contact us to register your interest.

Usher Hall Concert

Date: Wednesday 26th March 2025
Venue: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Calling all pipers and drum players of the Academy – email accies@edinburghacademy.org.uk to register your interest.

Classes of 1984-86 40th Reunion

Date: Friday 28th March 2025
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy
Note: Please register your interest by emailing accies@edinburghacademy.org.uk

Classes of 1975-77 50th Reunion

Date: Friday 6th June 2025
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy
Note: Please register your interest by emailing accies@edinburghacademy.org.uk

The Edinburgh Academy Musical

Date: June 2025
Save the date for a musical collaboration between our Drama and Music Departments, performed by the students of The Edinburgh Academy.

Art Exhibition

Date: week of 22nd June 2025
Venue: The Edinburgh Academy

Exhibition 2025

Date: Friday 27th June 2025
Our 200th Exhibition and the closing of our bicentennial celebrations, followed by the New Field Garden party.

 

Get in touch and become a part of EA History

 

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