Edward Alleyn Club

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The Edward Alleyn Club Magazine

This biannual publication is distributed to over 6000 alumni across the UK and abroad and comes out every Spring and Autumn. 

The Autumn 2021 edition is below:

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EAC President 2021/22

We welcome Mr Peter Yetzes (Tulley’s 1967) as the Edward Alleyn Club President of 2021/22
The official handover took place at the 124th Annual Dinner where outgoing President, Mrs Lizzy Frost (Dutton’s 2006) presented Peter with the presidential medal. 

Read Lizzy's outgoing address in the Autumn 2021 EAC magazine 

The 124th Edward Alleyn Club Annual Dinner

We were delighted to host the 124th Annual Dinner of the Edward Alleyn Club at the School on Saturday 13 November. It was a pleasure to welcome alumni back to the School after a year’s hiatus. Many thanks to our host, outgoing President, Mrs Lizzy Frost (Dutton’s 2006) and guest speaker, Ted Rosner (Spurgeon’s 2006). 

Read more and view the photos here

Annual General Meeting of the Edward Alleyn Club 2021

The Annual General Meeting was held in the Old Pavilion Meeting Room Space at Alleyn’s School  on Tuesday, 16 November 2021:

Agenda of 2021 AGM

Treasurer's Reports

Full report 2021

The EAC Management Board Annual General Meeting 2020

Minutes of 2020 AGM

Agenda of 2020 AGM

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Did you know?

The official foundation meeting of the Edward Alleyn Club was held on 18 April 1884. However the Club's origins date back to 1882 when a small number of old boys from the Lower College of God's Gift formed a social club.

This took shape as a geological club which visited the South Kensington Science Museum and held discussions about rocks, volcanoes and ‘the nature and composition of the earth's interior'. The suggestion to make this group more formal, with member's subscriptions and an Annual Dinner is attributed to the Revd JH Smith. On 17 January 1906 the title of the Club was changed to the Alleyn Old Boys' Club which was used until November 1977 when the Club gained some ‘old girls'. At this point the Club reverted to its former name and has been known as the Edward Alleyn Club ever since.

All former pupils of the School will be familiar with the present clubhouse in Burbage Road (or the Old Boys' as it is still affectionately known). This building is a replacement for the one that was destroyed by fire many years ago, but this was not completed fully until 1989 when sufficient funds had been raised via an appeal organised by Sir Lindsay Alexander (President 1986-87) and Peter Reeve (the then Club Secretary). Old girls have been part of the Club's council since 1983 and the first lady officer of the Club was Kate Liffen (née Hollingshead) who became editor of the magazine in 1986 and first lady President in November 1992. Membership of the Edward Alleyn Club is automatically granted to all former pupils of the School and thanks to a scheme established by Derek Fenner, former headmaster, membership has grown rapidly since the 1980s. Derek Fenner's scheme introduced the inclusion of the life subscription to the Club in the last year's school fees, bringing both income and new members to the Club every year.

The Club now provides a contact point for many former pupils as well as acting as a base for many different sports clubs. It also provides the Sidney Incledon and Derek Fenner Scholarships, which enable pupils of limited means to remain in the sixth form and sponsors some leavers to pursue voluntary service overseas in their gap year.