Edward Alleyn Club Gap Year awards
The Edward Alleyn Club offers financial support to current Year 13 pupils of Alleyn's who wish to undertake voluntary service projects after they leave school, either during the summer vacation or in their year off before starting work or university. Please follow this link to find out how to apply.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 April.
AOB Football Club (1888-2013) 125th Anniversary Dinner
To celebrate 125 years of football the AOBFC is holding a celebratory dinner at the end of this season – the details of which are as follows:
Date: Saturday 26 April 2014
Venue: Dulwich & Sydenham Golf Club
Tickets are likely to be limited and so, please book your ticket at your earliest opportunity. For further details, please email Keith Rodwell (Tn 1956-64).
Save the date for the Summer Reunion!
If you were in the classes of (or taught) the classes of 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, this summer there will be a combined reunion at Alleyn's School on Saturday 14 June from 11am-3.30pm.
Save the date emails have gone out to all those alumni for whom we have contact details. The reunion is for those alumni who were in the classes of 1947-54, 1957-64, 1967-74, 1977-84, 1987-94, regardless of when they joined (e.g. 13+) or when they left (e.g. at aged 16). To see if you belong to any of these classes - or know someone who might, follow the above links.
Our records are, alas, by no means complete so please help in spreading the word about the reunion - for no-one likes to miss out on a party!
New Year's Honours list
Congratulations to John Pullinger (Bn 1970-76, pictured above) on becoming a Companion of the Order of the Bath for his services to Parliament, following a long career in official statistics and his role as Librarian of the House of Commons. His voluntary service to the community was also commended.
Sixty years of friendship!
Nine AOBs, who all met at the school gates in Townley Road in the 1950s, joined forces to celebrate their 75th birthdays at the EAC Clubhouse. It was a delightful occasion and they were joined by no fewer than 34 fellow AOBs of the 1950s’ era, not to mention a further scattering of younger AOB friends who didn’t want to miss out on the party.
The birthday boys were: Keith Bantick, Chris Briere-Edney, Andre Cutress, Ray Devonshire, Peter Jackson, Peter Koolhaas-Revers, Robert Shedden, Ray Stiles and Alan Williams.
‘Nobody loves life like an old man’ – Sophocles
Club's Annual Dinner
Friendliness abounded at the School for the Club's 117th Annual Dinner held on Saturday 16 November. President and former Headmaster Dr Colin Diggory passed on the presidential medal to governor Dr Frances Bowen (S 1977-84).
To see photographs from the night, please follow this link.
Autumn issue of Edward Alleyn Club Magazine out
Highlights from this issue include:
• House Music
• What alumni miss most about Alleyn’s
• Summer reunion
• Alleyn’s in the 1950s
• Alumni news
Alleyn's in the 1950s
The third report in our oral history series, ‘Alleyn’s in the 1950s’ is now available.
At 276 pages long – including photographs and images from the time – it opens a window onto some of the events and personalities which characterised the School some sixty years ago.
Follow this link to download a copy; if you prefer a hard copy, you can purchase one online for £10 (£18 for non-UK addresses); alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to ‘Alleyn’s School’ and send it to the Development and Alumni Office, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, London SE22 8SU.
Latest Alleyn's alumni ebulletin ready for viewing
The Trinity term issue of the Alleyn's alumni ebulletin is now available for viewing.
Highlights include rekindled friendships, blasts from the past, a request for degree news and details of up-coming events.
In the 'Nostalgia Alleyn's' section, you can view a 1987 ITV News item featuring the late Derek Fenner, the School's Headmaster (1976-92), dressed in cricket whites, answering questions about the government's Assisted Places Scheme.