As the College marks Refugee Week, the Economics Department would like to highlight and congratulate OA economist Alex Teytelboym, who just last week was Highly Commended in the University of Oxford’s 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards.
Union of Societies
The Union is an umbrella organisation that co-ordinates over 50 active clubs and societies within the College. These clubs represent much of what is best about Dulwich - enthusiasm, diversity, innovation - and provide a forum for boys of all ages to come together to share their interests and ideas.
The clubs range from Spanish film to magic; from poker to Japanese animation; from archery to politics; from poultry to debating. Although members of staff are actively involved, many of the societies are run by the boys for the boys; they remain the driving force.
Societies usually meet at lunchtimes or after school and often attract visiting speakers, eminent in their field, including politicians, historians, poets and musicians. We are much indebted to the Friends of Dulwich College who regularly provide grants for the clubs. The Archery Society, for example, recently purchased bosses and target stands while the Programming Society has acquired new software.
Many of the societies have become an integral part of College life, with boys playing a role far beyond the confines of a weekly meeting. Chess comes into this category as does Debating. College teams regularly take part in national and international competitions.
Full Union meetings take place twice every term. These meetings are chaired by the President of the Union and the Secretary, a senior prefect. A new Union Secretary is elected annually from candidates in Year 12.
Early in the Michaelmas term we hold the annual Union Fair in the South Cloisters. This gives an opportunity for boys new to the College to visit the stands and talk to representatives of the Union’s many societies.
|Active Clubs and Societies|
|Acapella Society||Islamic Society|
|American Football||Journalism Club|
|Animation Society||Korean Society|
|Art and Architecture||Law Society|
|Australian Football Society||Literary Society|
|Cakespeare||Mathematics Society (Lower School)|
|Classics Society||Mathematics Society (Middle School)|
|Click, Make, Draw (Photography)||Mathematics Society (Year 12)|
|Creative Writing Workshop (with Charter School)||Medical and Dental Society|
|Chemistry Society||MFL Languages and Cultures Society|
|Chess Club||Middle School History Society|
|Computer Programming||Model United Nations Society|
|D&D Society||Mountaineering Society|
|DCTV (Film & Music Making Society)||New Views Playwrighting (Year 10)|
|Debating Society||Norse and Germanics Society|
|Diplomacy Society||Philosophy Circle|
|Economics Society||Physics Society|
|Engineering Society (Years 8 – 10)||Psychology Society|
|Equality Society||Public Speaking Society|
|European Culture Society||ROAR|
|Faith Society||Rocketry Society|
|Film Society (Upper School)||Robotics - First Lego League for Year 9|
|Fives||R S Gym|
|General Knowledge Society|
|Geography Society||Socialist Society|
|Graphic Novels Society||Stock Trading Society|
|Hans Woyda Training||The Christian Union|
|Hispanic Society||Word of Mouth Book Club|
|Human Rights Society||100km Running Club|
Miss Chloe Wang
On 12 June the Arts and Culture Society were ‘In Conversation’ with the artist Gabriel Hartley as part of our webinar series.
The Economics Society’s remote provision continued with a visit from Dr Alex Teytelboym OA, Lecturer of Economics from the University of Oxford.
DC took part in the first Interschool Online Chess Tournament on Wednesday.
Teaching Fellow in Finance and Accounting and Lecturer in Economics at the University of Oxford, Dr Arhat Virdi OA, joined the Economics Society’s virtual meeting to discuss his area of expertise – Game Theory.
The host of the Money Maze podcast and CEO of Vantage Investment Advisory, Simon Brewer, joined the Economics Society on Thursday to deliver a fascinating talk on the topic of bear markets.
Yesterday, 50 economists met on Teams to hear an innovative and controversial solution to the climate crisis, posed by American expert, Ted Halstead.
This week sees the launch of the Dulwich College Interschools Debating Lockdown League.
The Dulwich College Economics Society met online once again for the second of the new series of remote events aimed at bringing together students and staff with a shared passion for Economics.
Dulwich College Economics Society made the most of a challenging situation by organising the first of a series of virtual meetings at the usual time of 1.45pm on Thursday afternoon.