Our pioneering Wellbeing Programme underpins school life, from DUCKS to the Upper School, and this publication showcases wellbeing in action.
The College’s annual report to its supporters covers academic, co-curricular and development activities, as well as details of forthcoming projects and the many ways in which philanthropic support continues to play a key role in the life of the College.
The annual College magazine first came out in 1873 and has been a printed record of College life ever since. Largely designed and edited by a team of boys, it contains all the latest news and views.
Old Alleynians wishing to purchase back copies of the Alleynian should contact the Keeper of the Archives, Mrs Calista Lucy on 020 82999201 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflecting a year in the life of boys in Years 3-6, the fourth edition of the Junior Alleynianprovides a glimpse of life at Dulwich College Junior School, capturing the depth of academic enrichment as well as the enormous range of co-curricular activities available.
The Little Alleynian
The first issue of the magazine, shows snippets of a year in the life of the youngest, and possibly most active, members of the College. It captures the spirit of DUCKS; the enthusiasm and love of learning, the friendship and camaraderie, the joy and happiness seen every day.
Now in its eighth year, this journal celebrates remarkable writing by Year 12 boys; its artwork also serves the College by offering a photographic record of its architectural history. The title is representative: 17 short stories written by 17-year old pupils; it is also a unique name for a periodical in the British Library.
Devoted to new material of the highest intellectual calibre, both teachers and students contribute to Semantron which covers a wide range of subjects and interests – from JG Ballard, evolution, Obama's presidency, tower blocks and Greek Tragedy to extra-terrestrial intelligence, Philip Roth, Max Weber, Mill and freedom, consciousness, irrationality, the First World War, Bach, and the metaphysics of time.
Founded in 1997, The Political Economy Review is characterised by an open editorial policy and a focus on topical and controversial issues from across the social sciences. Each year the PER publishes work which reflects the diverse views of Alleynians in the final two years of their College career.
The College Mathematics magazine was first published in 1999 and includes articles from Lower, Middle and Upper School boys, with topics ranging from Cavalieri’s principle, elegant solutions to Olympiad problems and an interview with John McKay OA, co-discoverer of Monstrous Moonshine in the 1970s.
The Dulwich Despatch
This newspaper for boys in the Lower School is still going strong 15 years after its first edition, with articles that include short stories, cartoons, reports from Lower School drama, trips, author visits and sports events along with reviews of new music releases, films and games.
Reflecting a range of historical interests far beyond the classroom, The Historian relies on the scholarly enthusiasm of budding historians in the History Society. Volunteers need little encouragement when independently researching and writing articles on any area they wish, in keeping with a given theme.
To celebrate its quatercentenary, the College is publishing a series of books concerned with, and inspired by, Alleynians. The first in the series is now available and another four books will be published between now and 2019.
Little Brown Box
Little Brown Box is an occasional publication bringing together art and writing produced by Dulwich boys.
The first volume of Little Brown Box is available for purchase from the College shop, the Commissariat.
'Wodehouse's School Days' by Jan Piggott FSA
Wodehouse was at Dulwich College from 1894 to 1900. Between 1902 and 1911, by youthful alchemy, he transformed the primary material of his late Victorian experience at a great new public school into a fascinating body of fiction, now almost neglected in the shade of his more popular books.
In the first half of Wodehouse’s SCHOOL DAYS, [Jan Piggott] provides a narrative of the author’s life at Dulwich. Part Two is a fascinating deconstruction of Wodehouse’s school stories and demonstrates his close observances of his fellow pupils, masters and customs.Brian Green
The book includes copious material from the Dulwich College Archives, as well as over twenty original illustrations from the school novels and tales.
The author, Dr Jan Piggott, FSA, was formerly Head of English and Keeper of the Archives at Dulwich College.
Infinite Riches, Dulwich College poets 1950s to the present day
Infinite Riches is intended to give an overview of the enormous importance attached to the teaching of poetry at Dulwich College. Two major figures of the second half of the last century, both published as Penguin Modern Poets, attended the College. In contrast many of those poets who were to become significant figures in the New British Poetry world which flourished in journals and presses outside the mainstream found their initial interest stimulated within the cultural world that the College had to offer.
The author, Ian Brinton MA, was formerly Head of English and Head of Upper School at Dulwich College. Further details about The Dulwich College Quatercentenary Series or order online www.shop.dulwich.org.uk/store
Benjamin Britten and Russia by Dr Cameron Pyke, Deputy Master External
This book explores Benjamin Britten’s creative relationship with Russia throughout his life by examining his engagement with Russian composers, musicians and writers in the context of twentieth-century politics.