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College Publications

Thinking Matters 2018

Thinking Matters

This biennial review highlights the range of cross-curricular opportunities available at the College that help equip boys to be skilled learners in the broadest sense.

Wellbeing Matters

Wellbeing Matters

Our pioneering Wellbeing Programme underpins school life, from DUCKS to the Upper School, and this publication showcases wellbeing in action.

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Donors’ Report

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.

Magazines and Books

The Alleynian


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.

You can purchase the Alleynian online here.

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

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Junior Alleynian

Reflecting a year in the life of boys in Years 3-6, the fourth edition of the Junior Alleynian provides 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.

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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.

South Circular

South Circular

A new publication from the DC English department that contains some of the best writing produced in lessons at the College this year.



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.

PER 2017


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.

DC Mathematica 2018

DC Mathematica

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.

Dulwich Despatch

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.

The Historian

The Historian

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 Book

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.

Infinite Riches

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

Wodehouse's School Days

'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.

The book includes copious material from the Dulwich College Archives, as well as over twenty original illustrations from the school novels and tales.

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 author, Dr Jan Piggott, FSA, was formerly Head of English and Keeper of the Archives at Dulwich College.

Further details about The Dulwich College Quatercentenary Series or order online

Benjamin Britten and Russia

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.

Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde by Francis Hutton-Williams book cover

Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant-Garde by Francis Hutton-Williams  

This book examines Thomas MacGreevy’s central role in the development of Irish culture from the arrival of national independence in 1922 to the moment of programmatic modernisation during the early 1960s. MacGreevy was a poet, First world War combatant, Irish nationalist, art critic and curator, sponsor of abstract art and Director of the National Gallery.

Thomas MacGreevy and the Rise of the Irish Avant‐Garde will benefit scholars and students of Irish Studies, international modernism and postcolonial literature. It will also find an audience among Irish art historians and students of twentieth‐century art.

Francis Hutton‐Williams is a Teacher of English at Dulwich College.

Copies of the book are available to order. For a 20% discount off the list price please use promotional code: Thomas (offer expires November 30 2019).

Old Alleynians

Alleyn Club Yearbook - Edition 117


Alleyn Club Yearbook

The annual publication for Old Alleynians, containing news of OAs and the College, and details of events both recent and forthcoming.

The Alleyn Club Yearbook is now an electronic publication- if you would like to request a paper copy of the yearbook, please do so by completing the form here

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