Alleyn’s School

Edward Alleyn Club


Welcome to the website of the Edward Alleyn Club, the society for all former pupils of Alleyn's School, Dulwich. Please browse through our pages to learn what's going on at the Club, read about reunions and events, and keep in contact with the Club, the School and your fellow AOBs and AOGs.


AOG at All Souls

The Warden and Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford have elected AOG Claire Hall (History, Christ Church) to a Fellowship by Examination at the College. We congratulate Claire (Cribb's, Year Of 2011) and wish her the best of luck in her new position. 


The Cornflower Club

The annual meeting of the Conflower Club was held on the 27th November. A drinks reception in the Headmaster's Study was followed by a delicious three course meal, and a tour of the new swimming pool and a nostalgic trip to the Great Hall. 

Harry Metcalfe Wins!

Harry Metcalfe (Tulley's, 1993-200) has won BBC Radio 5 Live's Ones to Watch program for his work helping the public sector organisations improve their digital services. Congratulations! 

2015 Annual Dinner

Edward Alleyn Club, 119th Annual Dinner
On Saturday, 14th November we held our 119th Annual Dinner at the School.

More than 100 people spanning all generations of alumni attended the 119th Annual Dinner in the candlelit dining hall and spent a convivial evening catching up with old friends over a delicious three course dinner. The proceedings saw the changing of the guard from Roger Parkinson to Chris Grant who became the new EAC President and raised over £700 for the Alleyn Benevolent Fund.  

Memorial Cricket

There shall be a cricket match, where we'll be remembering Ray Devonshire and Peter 'Pedro' Watts, on Sunday 26th June at 2pm. The Alleyn's True Bloods will take on Beckenham CC! It is taking place at Beckenham Cricket Club, Foxgrove Rd, Kent, BR3 5AS. Spectators are very welcome and further details can be obtained from Phil Venier at

Recent Death of Ray Devonshire (Tulley's, 1949-1956)

We sadly must announce that Ray Devonshire, a stalwart and hugely respected member of the Edward Alleyn Club, passed away on Saturday 23rd April. He will be missed by many at Burbage Road and further afield, and we would like to send our thoughts and condolences to his friends and family.

Chemical Brothers Making Headlines

The Chemical Brothers have recieved critical acclaim for their new project Born In The Echoes, which has earnt two Grammy award nominations. In particular, their expertely choreographed video to Wide Open is very much worth a watch. One half of the duo is Ed Simons, Dutton's 1986-88. 


Will Handley Elected Research Fellow

Will Handley (Brown's, 2001-2008), has been elected as a Research Fellow at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He was one of four elected to the four year post, chosen from a large field of 431. He is currently working on a PhD in theoretical cosmology, studying the earliest moments of the universe. 

Recent Death of Roger Pendleton, 1939-2016 (Dutton's, 1950-56)

With much regret the Club announces the death of Roger Pendleton (Dutton’s, 1950–56). Roger, who played in the AOBFC as a goal keeper, starting in 1956, will be greatly missed by all friends and family.

Recent Death of Jeffrey Orchard (Roper's, 1942-1950)

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Friends of Alleyn's Reception

On 10th December 2015 we held our 3rd Friends of Alleyn's reception. These provide a lovely way for those without an everyday connection to the school to come back, complete with performances from current students and a glass of prosecco afterwards. 

Stephen and Julia Frost said that 'the evening was a lovely reminder of times past', and that 'we not only thought the entertainments were superbly performed but were also just the right length so that we could have enough time to meet old friends and acquaintances afterwards'


Alleyn's Journalism in South America

Old Boy Jack Aldwinckle (Tyson's, 1997-2004) is a freelance journalist working in Latin America. He recently wrote a piece in the Economist Magazine about gang violence in El Salvador.


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