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||Middle School History Society|
|Chess Club||Model United Nations Society|
|Computer Programming||Mountaineering Society|
|D&D Society||New Views Playwrighting (Year 10)|
|DCTV (Film & Music Making Society)||Norse and Germanics Society|
|Debating Society||Opera Society|
|Diplomacy Society||Poker Society|
|Economics Society||Psychology Society|
|Engineering Society (Years 8 – 10)||Public Speaking Society|
|European Culture Society||Rocketry Society|
|Faith Society||Robotics - First Lego League for Year 9|
|Film Society (Upper School)||R S Gym|
|General Knowledge Society||Socialist Society|
|Geography Society||Stock Trading Society|
|Graphic Novels Society||The Christian Union|
|Hans Woyda Training||Word of Mouth Book Club|
|History Society||100km Running Club|
|Human Rights Society|