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 
AV8 Magic Society 
Aviation  Mahjong Society 
Biology Society  Make
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
Dilettantes Opera Society 
Diplomacy Society  Philosophy Circle 
Draw  Poker Society 
Drones  Politics Society 
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  Russian Society
Geography Society  Socialist Society 
Graphic Novels Society  Stock Trading Society 
Hans Woyda Training  The Christian Union 
Hispanic Society  Word of Mouth Book Club 
History Society  Wordsmiths 
Human Rights Society 100km Running Club 

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Miss Chloe Wang

Union President


Slide from Eva Peron talk

On Thursday 11 February, Will Lord delivered a fascinating talk on the life and impact of Eva Perón – the latest instalment of what has been a busy half term for MFL Society.

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