The lunch hosted by Gp Captain Derek North DL (56-63) the seventeenth that he had organised since 2001. By contrast it was the first regional lunch attended by newly elected President Professor Andrew Tomkins OBE. Held as it has been since Derek took over the organisation at Cooden Beach near Bexhill on the south coast. The guests were treated to entertaining speeches from both Andrew and Damian King who in his role of Director of Academic spoke of the challenges of staying true to the essence of a Dulwich education while managing the considerable changes that face education in the 21st century. The final act of the meal was a presentation by Andrew thanking Derek, who is stepping down, for the many years he has organised the lunch.
Sussex Lunch 11 November 2017