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Dulwich Olympiad 2019

A 400 Archive page published in 2019

The Dulwich Olympiad 2019 will see a unique celebration of Sport, Drama, Music and Art with 900 students from the family of 11 Dulwich College schools; from 23 to 29 March Alleynians and International Alleynians will participate in workshops and events and showcase their talents in competitions and performances.

The Opening Ceremony on Monday 25 March will see our Olympic torch passed from Beijing, hosts of the first Olympiad in 2015, to London. Art activities, including Masterclasses for Art Scholars, will run throughout the week at the College as part of this year’s integrated Dulwich Creative. Highlights for Music and Drama will be performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with a Music concert on the evening of Wednesday 27 March and the Drama performance the following night. Sport will see a number of competitions in a variety of top venues including Athletics on Tuesday 26 March at the Olympic Park Community Track along with Basketball and Swimming on Thursday 28 March at the Copper Box and Olympic Pool respectively. The week will draw to a close on the afternoon of Friday 29 March with an Olympian group photograph and Closing Ceremony. 

A welcome to the Olympians 

Dr Joe SpenceIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Dulwich Olympiad 2019, one of the major celebratory events at the heart of our 400th anniversary year.

Edward Alleyn founded his College of God’s Gift in 1619 and, four centuries later, we are blessed to have the gift of a global community of Alleynians. This week of sporting and cultural activities will kindle friendships and relationships which will, in some cases, last a lifetime. We are proud to have this opportunity to build bridges across the world. We look forward to learning from each other and inspiring each other towards excellence in all our fields of endeavour.

May I wish you a memorable week here at Dulwich College and at the Olympic Park and in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's famous South Bank, where Edward Alleyn's story began. Thank you for the part you personally will play in celebrating our unity and our diversity.

Dr Joe Spence
Master of Dulwich College

Fraser WhiteWelcome to London and to the Founding College. This is a unique and historical week for our international students from all 11 schools to join together with Dulwich College. We are delighted to be here and to be celebrating the 400th anniversary with the 2019 Dulwich Olympiad. 

This will be a week of memories being made, history being written and friendships being built. I encourage everyone to meet new people, try new things and be part of building this historic bridge to the world. We thank our hosts, every teacher and student of Dulwich College and the Master, Dr Joe Spence, for the incredibly warm hospitality and welcome we have received. 

Enjoy the week and make the most of all that is here for you – in the spirit of us all being Alleynians. 

Fraser White
Chairman of Dulwich College International 

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