A report from Dulwich College International.
Nearly 20 International Old Alleynians (IOAs) reunited over dinner and drinks in London this January 2018, hosted by Headmaster of Dulwich College Beijing Simon Herbert. IOAs, as alumni of Dulwich College International Schools are known, came from leading universities in the region, such as the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University College of London and the University of Cambridge.
Dulwich College Beijing was well represented, as students took the time to catch up with Mr Herbert and share stories of their favourite teachers. Dulwich International High School Zhuhai IOAs also attended, forging new connections and friendships as part of the growing alumni network.
Capucine, Dulwich College Beijing who graduated in 2015, said “It was with great pleasure that we met with Mr Herbert, Head of Senior School in our time, to talk about our journeys since departing Beijing. For many of us it was an occasion to rekindle friendships and cherish memories that we had shared only three or four years ago. No matter where we end up in the future, it became very clear that evening, that Dulwich as an institution ties all of us back together in fond memories. The diversity of past and current experiences and future aspirations reflects highly on the foundations and opportunities that Dulwich gave us and how diversity within our friends and teachers influenced our journeys and perspectives. Overall, it was a very successful night and we thank Mr Herbert for taking the initiative to reunite all of us.”
International Old Alleynians, alumni of Dulwich College International Schools, draw their name from Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, who founded Dulwich College in 1619.