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.
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|
Miss Chloe Wang
In a special collaborative effort between the Law Society and the African & Caribbean Society, Ammanuel Desta, David Duroshola and Frankie Hornby (all Year 12) reflected on historical bias in the Law and explored the range of enabling responses to this historical bias.
Congratulations to Joe Atkinson (Year 13) and Luke Jensen-Jones (Year 12) who made it to the Finals of the Cambridge Schools Debating Tournament on Saturday 7 March.
On Tuesday 3 March, Dulwich hosted the London South and East England Regional Round of the Oxford Schools Debating competition on behalf of the Oxford Union.
The Economics Society teamed up with DC IAM to invite Rohit Sagar OA to deliver a fascinating lecture on his excellent work at Deloitte.
Last week Leo Tidmarsh (Year 13) and Tommaso Quaglia (Year 13) got through to the semi-finals of the National Schools French Debating Competition London heat, where they beat Eton in a classic showdown.
On the 27 January, Ted Craig OA gave an exciting and engaging talk about alternative careers in law;
On Monday 13 January, Ian Powell and Nana Umoh of Tuckers Solicitors - the UK’s leading criminal law firm - visited the College’s Law Society.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Benny Dembitzer, visited the Dulwich College Economics Society on Thursday to deliver an outstanding talk on International Development to 100 students interested in Economics.
This Thursday afternoon, Professor Ian Marsh from CASS Business School visited the College to meet the Economics Society and discuss his area of research – Carry Trading.