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!
Alleyn's On Stage
Tom Godwin (Roper's, 1987-1994) and his father Chris (Roper's, 1954-1961) are both currently performing in The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre in London.
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.
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 Jeffrey Orchard (Roper's, 1942-1950)
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Recent Death of John Snell (B, 1945-1948)
Coming back to London after the Second World War, John joined Lower VI’s under Mr S.Incledon. He proved to be a popular recruit to the School, scholarly and infectiously friendly and humorous. He became House Captain and School Prefect, won the Smith’s prize for Physics, was secretary of the School’s Scientific Society and represented us at chess. Under the tutelage of Mr P W Norris and Mr FM Goldner, both Cambridge mathematicians, he won a state scholarship in 1948 to King’s College, London. A short service commission with the Royal Air Force followed, working on radar development. He then joined Handley Page as an aerodynamicist and later worked for Blackburn Aircraft near Hull. He began lecturing in mathematics at Hull Technical College then moved to Luton Technical College in 1963 and finally taught mathematics and computer studies at the City University until retiring in 1995. He had a long career as both a badminton and a bridge player and enjoyed a wide ranging social life. He died suddenly on May 13th 2015 after nearly 60 years of happy marriage to Joyce and is survived by their daughter Jane and three granddaughters. The funeral service was conducted by Canon Michael Swindlehurst AOB and attended by classmates Peter Bunn (Cribb’s 1941-’48) and Alan Woods (Tulley’s 1941-48).
John Snell 1934-2015
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.