Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

Alleyn Club YEARBOOK “Keep plugging away at the things you enjoy. The doors only open to those who stay the course” Advice to your 16 year old self

Class of 2016

Contents The President From The Master College News Co-Curricular Clubs & Societies Queen’s Honours Simon – 27 Years OA News

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Welcome to the 112th issue of the Alleyn Club Yearbook. You will have noticed that we have made a few changes to this issue giving it a more contemporary feel throughout, including the addition of the new faces of the Alleyn Club with the photographs on

the inside covers showing every boy who left the College in July of 2016. The name too has changed to reflect the fact that we are an annual publication. The content will be very familiar to our regular readers, although alongside news of Old Alleynians and boys currently still at the College we have included some of the best articles that have appeared in the recent Alleynian magazine. A short article too from Past President Alan Warren reflecting on the changes he has made to the Warren Grace in light of the departure of the avenue of chestnut trees. Simon Northcote-Green retired from the College at the end of the Michaelmas term 2016 and we mark his remarkable contribution to the school with an interview that reflects on his 27 years at the College. It is always a pleasure to report the success of our sporting clubs and this year we have done particularly well. Our sailors won the Arrow Trophy in the most difficult conditions the Solent could come up with at the beginning of October, while our cricketers made it past both Eton and Shrewsbury in the Cricketer Cup before falling to Malvern the eventual winners in the third round. The Association Football Club may only be three years old but is going from strength to strength. Currently playing two sides in the Arthurian League they are looking to enter a third next year. Last year they made the semi-final of the Arthur Dunn Cup, entered exclusively by Independent schools and the second oldest football tournament after the FA cup. Finally my thanks to all the members of the Development team but beyond them particularly to Jim Bush who writes the obituaries section and it is much credit to his most methodical research that it is the first section of the publication that almost every OA turns to when the Yearbook arrives. If you have any suggestions for next year or have any news you would like to share, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Dulwich College and the Great War Remembering our Victoria Crosses

#We are here

Alan Warren Grace Lime Tree Walk Campus Works College Finances External Relations

The Alleynian

Dates for your diary Share a memory


Henslowe’s Rose

16 year old self advice

International OA Community

OA Publications

2019 Society Obituaries


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Staff and Honorary Members of the Alleyn Club and OA Governors Presidents of the Alleyn Club

Minutes of the 2016 AGM

Alleyn Club Accounts

Notice of the 2017 AGM

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Trevor Llewelyn (72-79) Secretary and Editor JoanneWhaley Alumni and Parent RelationsManager WilliamWhite Deputy Editor YasminRajah Graphic Designer

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THE PRESIDENT: The Rt Hon Sir Colin Rimer MA LLB (54-62)

delivered by Professor C.J. Hamson, who arranged for him to spend the following year in Paris as a research assistant at the Institut de Droit Comparé. It was 1967/68, the year of the May 1968 événements. Colin was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1968. Following a year’s pupillage, he became a tenant at a set of chancery chambers at 13 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn, which after his time there merged with another set to form Maitland Chambers. He practised at the Chancery Bar for 25 years, dealing mainly with property, company, commercial and insolvency cases, and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1988. In 1994, he was appointed a High Court Judge, assigned to the Chancery Division, when he also became a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. In 2002, he was appointed a judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and, in 2007, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall in 2009. He retired from the Court of Appeal in 2014, although still sits there on an occasional basis when asked and available. In 2015, he was appointed a Justice of Appeal for Gibraltar, where he also sits on an occasional basis. Colin has been married to Penny for 47 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. His daughter, Catherine, a solicitor, went to JAGS. His younger son, Michael, a barrister, is an OA (82-92).

After four years at Shortlands House School, in Beckenham (now Bishop Challoner School), Colin Rimer came to Dulwich in September 1954 as a 10 year old. His arrival coincided with that of Ronald Groves as Master and of Terry Walsh, now the College’s Senior Fellow, who was Colin’s form master in his second year. In his first year, his form master was the former Olympic athlete, Ralph Starr, who in 1955 became Head of the Lower School. Colin was in Spenser. His sporting love was cricket, although the limit of his ability was such that the height of his achievement at school level was a place in the under-13 team: failing to make the Junior Colts the following year marked an unforgettably low

point for him. On the work side, he favoured arts subjects and in the Upper School was on the Modern Side, where he was memorably taught by R.P. Dray, Desmond Fitch, John Gwilliam, Ernest Heard, Eric Parsley and Philip Vellacott. After leaving the College in December 1962, Colin went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read law. His original intention was to become a solicitor, but in 1966 he became a member of Lincoln’s Inn with a view to practising as a barrister. He graduated in the same year but stayed on at Cambridge for a further year in order to read for the LLB degree. One subject he studied that year was English and French comparative law, with lectures


FROM THE MASTER: Dr Joseph Spence

The building has exceeded our expectations, which since the opening of Phase 1 in April 2015 and Phase 2 in September 2016 has already been the site of hundreds of lessons and a variety of events. Donations and pledges towards The Laboratory have reached over £5.3 million, representing a community of some 1,500 donors to the project, from our 800 or more pupil members of the 2019 Society to the named- space benefactors. We are deeply grateful to all our supporters and community in embarking on this great adventure. Thank you. 2016 has been an important year for the College for another reason - we have marked the 400th anniversary of Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift College and the 450th birthday of Edward Alleyn. For the first time in our history the three Dulwich Foundation Schools (Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS) came together to perform Verdi’s Requiem at London’s South Bank involving a chorus of over 400 singers and orchestra of 110 players. Also in May, Year 9 pupils from Dulwich and JAGS followed in footsteps of their spiritual South London Elizabethan ancestors with their performance of Jessica Swale’s acclaimed ‘The Playhouse Apprentice’ at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, part of the Shakespeare’s Globe.

A level and GCSE. An impressive 90% of all grades awarded at A level this Summer were at A*AB (86% in 2015) and equally encouraging at GCSE, with 85% of Year 11 achieving A* or A grades and 55% of those A*s (54% in 2015). In the lead up to our 400th anniversary, this is a particularly important time for the Dulwich College community. We continue to serve Old Alleynians throughout the world, and build on our burgeoning events calendar, including our professional networking gatherings. We also have ambitious development plans for the campus to transform the teaching and learning environment for future generations and for the Bursary Appeal Fund to deliver a ‘New Dulwich Experiment’. Together with your support we can go on offering the best education to our pupils and securing the College’s reputation as one of the leading boys’ schools in the world. I look forward to seeing many of you at forthcoming Alleyn Club events during the course of the next year, and working with many of you as we shape our plans for our 400th anniversary in 2019.

2016 marks a major milestone in the history of Dulwich with the completion of The Laboratory, the College’s most significant project to be built on the campus since the Barry Buildings in the 1860s. From initial concept to full design and construction, this project has been a story of altruism, creativity and collaboration inspired by cross-disciplinary thinking, and a commitment to the highest standards in teaching and learning. The result is an inspirational learning environment which will benefit not only future generations of Alleynians but the wider community through our many and varied local and international educational partnerships.

Thank you for your continuing support and commitment to our mission.

As ever,

I am delighted to report our continuing academic success at both

Dr Joseph Spence



Destination of Sixth Form Leavers (2016) 25 boys were made offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge. 16 of the places were for Science or Mathematics courses, with six boys accepted for Engineering and two for Medicine. Two candidates in each of Classics, Law and English were successful, with other offers made in Philosophy, Economics, and Modern and Medieval Literature. Theo Macklin, Chris Ho and Jack Stevenson were each awarded the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship, which promotes engineering opportunities for young people. The process included an extensive application process and gruelling exam to get to the final interview stage. Alfie Miller and Jaimin Patel were both awarded very substantial scholarships to study at top Liberal Arts Colleges in the USA. Both boys did extremely well in their SATs and this, coupled with their 1st XI ‘soccer’ pedigree, helped them to stand out from the international competition. Alfie is now studying at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, whilst Jaimin is attending Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Upper School Symposium Highlights included music from top jazz trumpeter Mark Armstrong, and talks by journalist Miranda Sawyer. Odunayo Oladuji gave a seminar that

Lt Col Rutter joined the College in 1983 and was a CCF Officer for over 30 years. Dulwich Linguistic Week Dulwich Linguistic was a week long initiative transforming all parts of the College into a veritable melting pot of events and activities crossing the imaginary divides between languages, science, music, mathematics, academia, business and sport. It was designed to challenge linguistic limits and our perceptions of how we see ourselves in a rapidly shrinking world while at the same time heightening our appreciation of communication in all its forms. The week was made up of three strands: Celebration, Communication and Challenge. Foundation Schools, 100th Anniversary

discussed the question: ‘Can the voices of the masses ever truly be heard?’ and Sam Warren-Miell, gave a talk which explored the concept of the ‘object voice’ in an analytic theory. Lt Col Geoff Rutter

Lt Col Geoff Rutter was invited to attend a presentation at Yeomanry House in London where he was presented with the 2015 CCF Contingent Commander of the Year Award. He has recently retired from Dulwich College and his role as Contingent Commander of the CCF, a position which he held for 15 years making him the longest serving CCF Officer in the history of the College.

60 musicians from the Joint Foundation Schools gave the 100th Wednesday Lunchtime Concert in Christ’s Chapel. A large audience heard music by J.S. Bach, Holst,


Tchaikovsky and Herbert Howells, to mark this milestone occasion. Winter Concert Some 300 boys took part in the

The music was led by the Chapel Choir which sang carols by Philip Ledger, Harold Darke, Bob Chilcott, Peter Warlock, William Mathias, Eric Whitacre and An Hevenly Songe by Cecilia McDowall, the College’s Visiting Composer. An Hevenly Songe was especially written for the College’s Chapel Choir in 2010. Together with the Brass Consort the Choir led the large congregation in the singing of seasonal hymns. The Organist for the occasion was Dr John Carnelley and the music was conducted by the Director of Music, Richard Mayo. Guest Speakers Tim Ramsey, founder of the charity

students feel safe and supported at school regardless of how they wish to define their sexual orientation. The Economics and Politics Departments were joined by the Rt Hon Sir Simon Hughes for a talk to the Upper School as part of the Economics and Politics Societies’

weekly speaker programme. Having spent some 24 years

College’s annual Winter Concert at St John’s Smith Square in November. The Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra, Madrigal Choir and Concert Choir performed a programme of music including works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Jonathan Dove and Guy Woolfenden. Ben Miller (Viola), Alex Richards (Clarinet) and Derek Law (Piano) performed two of the Romantic Pieces by Max Bruch and the concert concluded with Zimbe! by Alexander L’Estrange. The Madrigal and Concert Choirs were conducted and directed by Mrs Caitlin Kelly, the College’s new Head of Music for Years 3 to 8. Southwark Carol Service The College’s annual Carol Service in Southwark Cathedral was an enjoyable and truly festive experience.

Just Like Us, spoke to boys in Year 9 and 10 about his experiences of growing up gay and not being able to tell anyone, and of the impact this had on him at school and at university. Tim’s charity has been recently set up and sends recent LGBTQ+ school-leavers into schools to give talks and run workshops so pupils can hear personal accounts from people their own age about what it can be like growing up LGBTQ+ pupils. Tim delivered a powerful message and gave lots of practical advice about how all students can contribute to an environment in which

as Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and four years as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats during the coalition government, he had significant experience on which to draw when discussing the future of politics in the UK and the rest of the western world. A veteran of the House of Commons, he fielded some probing questions from the floor on the topics of the decline of his party and the rise of nationalism.


Dr William McVicker who is an organist for the Royal Festival Hall and knows a thing or two about choral performance in his capacity as Director of Music for St Barnabas with Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich said of the 450 performers “Surely this must have been one of the largest choirs ever to have sung at London’s Royal Festival Hall — the singers spilled out from the choir stalls beneath the majestic pipework of the concert organ on to the auditorium’s terraces, enveloping the orchestral sound with a lush and rich choral texture.” Hundreds of adult and child performers working together, led by three accomplished Directors of Music put on a vivid display of the musical talent of the three schools. Edward Alleyn would be proud of his legacy. GE Moore Lecture Series 2014 saw the inaugural lecture of the College’s 400th anniversary series named after OA GE Moore (1873 – 1958); one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. This series is now in its third year and 2016 saw three lectures take place. Writer and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank explored the world of the Barry and Scott architectural dynasties in the 150th year of Charles Barry Jnr’s ‘New College at Dulwich’. Central to his theme was Barry’s use of ‘fusion’ architecture at time when authenticity and gothicism were the dominant influences of the age. The lecture took place in the Great Hall, and the Boardroom and Masters’ Library were also open for viewing. In May Professor Grace Ioppolo spoke about the importance of Henslowe and Alleyn’s writings and

Partnership who were interested in politics and current affairs were in attendance. Discussions on the potential ramifications of the Brexit vote, the implications of the Italian referendum, what Donald Trump’s election meant for global politics and even questioning a potential change in the British Ambassador to Washington were deliberated. Helen Hayes MP joined the Junior School assembly and talked about how humbled and proud she was when she was elected but how she would not like to be prime minister – she just wanted to be the best MP she could be for her constituency. The boys asked many testing questions including several about Brexit and Donald Trump. Edward Alleyn’s Gift: Foundation Schools’ Concert

The College welcomed the former Archbishop of Canterbury and current master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, Dr Rowan Williams to address a gathering of students from the College and other Southwark Schools, as well as visiting parents. The College was lucky enough to have Lily Owsley visit the school. Lily has recently returned from the Olympic Games in Rio with a gold medal as part of the GB Women’s Hockey Team.

The Politics Society invited Michael Portillo, a former politician in the governments of both Margaret Thatcher and later John Major to talk to the group. Students from Dulwich College, JAGS and members of the Southwark Schools Learning

In March the three Heads of the Foundation Schools hosted ‘Edward Alleyn’s Gift’, a joint concert in the Royal Festival Hall celebrating the 400th anniversary of the consecration of Christ’s Chapel.


letters, and the global significance of the archive in understanding the history of Elizabethan theatre. Visitors enjoyed an informal talk in the Masters’ Library by costumier Caroline Akselson who put costume into context by dressing a live ‘Edward Alleyn’ with a doublet, ruff, cloak and hat while explaining the relevance and significance of each item.

Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean Emeritus of Chichester and Chaplain of the Skinners’ Company, gave an address. David’s son, John, read the lesson, and David’s six granddaughters read an extract from Churchyards by Sir John Betjeman. Richard Cross OA (81-86) paid tribute to his Master, commemorating David’s community-minded spirit, good humour, athleticism, worldliness, and long partnership with his wife, Pam. School Captain, Kenza Wilks, concluded the service with a reading of The Founder’s Prayer. A reception was held in the Great Hall following the service. David is survived by his wife Pamela, his son Richard and wife Sue, son Jon and partner Tracey-Anne, and grand- daughters Jade, Marina, Stephanie, Holly, Sophie and Charlotte. In honour of David’s lasting legacy to providing access to a Dulwich education to those who could not afford the fees, the Emms family asked that donations in his memory be directed to the “David Emms Bursary Fund”.

David Emms Service of Thanksgiving On Friday, 29 April 2016, hundreds of Old Alleynians gathered with friends, family and former colleagues of the late David Emms to celebrate his life and service to education. David died on 21 December 2015, aged 90. He served as Master of Dulwich College from 1975-1986. In Christ’s Chapel of God’s Gift, The Master, Dr Joseph Spence, welcomed the congregation, College Chaplain Rev Justin White officiated and the The GE Moore Lecture Series Dulwich: A College, a Gallery and a Nation’s appreciation of Art Gabriele Finaldi OA (Director of the National Gallery) and Xavier Bray (former Director of DPG, now Wallace Collection) in conversation. Thursday 8 June, 2017 More information from lectureseries @

The Wodehouse Library housed an exhibition on what life was like during the Black Death. The final lecture of 2016 and sixth so far in the series welcomed Professor Alec Ryrie OA (82 – 89) to the College. ‘Belief, Doubt and Atheism in the Age of Alleyn, Marlowe and Shakespeare’ proved one of the most popular in the series so far with well over 200 guests. Prior to Professor Ryrie’s lecture in the George Farha Auditorium, visitors enjoyed a practical demonstration by Karen Howell, Curator and Herb Archivist of The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret at St Thomas’s Hospital. The recipe for Snailwater as well as Philip Henslowe’s own spell and remedies were demonstrated.



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13 boys and three members of staff took part in the Arctic Expedition that aimed to challenge the boys in the unfamiliar environment of Raftlaven, Sweden. The week included cross- country skiing and husky dog sledding, ice fishing, and sleeping in snow- holes.

away overall winners finishing with 354 points, 50 ahead of 2nd placed Wellington. Dulwich were also overall winners at the Southwark Borough Championships, organised by Dulwich staff. Dulwich athletes from Year 9 to Year 13 competed at Tonbridge in a match that welcomed teams from Worth School. Kings Canterbury and the strong Judd team. A tough day of competition saw Dulwich finish in 2nd place overall.

As Deputy Master Co-curricular I am responsible for overseeing the delivery of co-curricular activities at the College (DUCKS to Year 13) to ensure we maintain a genuine breadth and depth of opportunity for pupil involvement across a full range of activities. These activities include the service areas of the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Scouts; our partnership with the local community through Community Action and raising funds for charitable causes. We pride ourselves in providing a huge variety of clubs and societies for our pupils. Our students participate in as well as lead co-curricular Sport, Music, Drama, Art and DT; the Day-House System; as well as the Outings and Expeditions we run that take place both during term time and the school holidays. A flavour of all that the boys have done follows below: Athletics In the first inter-school meet of the year, Dulwich overcame stiff competition from Wellington, Charterhouse and Brighton and came

Dulwich CCF won Drill, First Aid, Recce and Shooting, with second in Knowledge and Command Task, and unprecedented domination of the field in the Air Squadron Trophy National Finals. Dulwich CCF (RAF) were once again crowned the best ground training team in the country.


Basketball Teams enjoyed a particularly strong start to the season with all teams unbeaten in September. Between the under 15, under 16 and under 18 teams, Dulwich enjoyed a 10 match run without a single defeat.


Danny Piers and Ashley Austin cycled around Normandy busking to raise money for the Mark Evison


Foundation. On their journey they visited Pegasus Bridge, Omaha Beach and the American War Cemetery.

schools’ competition, which was held at Uppingham on 6-7 July for the first time in a decade. The team came a very creditable 11th place.

Jake Scarisbrick ended his debut season at First XI level with a maiden Century (128) vs Ampleforth. This led Jake to break the 500 run mark (509). Harry Millet ended the season on a high for the bowlers, taking a five wicket haul in the annual end of season First XI festival, taking his tally to 33 wickets for the season. Debating Team England, led by 2016-17’s School Captain, Kenza Wilks, were announced winners of the 2016 World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC), an outstanding triumph.


120 of Dulwich’s Year 8 boys took part once again in what was a sensational day of football all in aid of charity. This year, money raised will be halved between Tackle Africa and The Huracan Foundation. A huge cake sale was held to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday raising £155 for The Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s’ charity. Alex Whitwell in Year 7 had success with his charity venture. With a number of his friends, he demonstrated and sold magic tricks during Founder’s Day, raising just over £209 for Mind.

Dulwich’s batsmen stole the headlines in an action packed finish to the Summer Term. The First XI followed a nail biting win against Eltham College with wins against Taunton School and Ampleforth whilst there were 2 wins for the U15A side in the English Cricket Board cup.

In November the assembly saw three year groups packed into the Great Hall for the final of Middle School House Debating. The controversial motion of ‘This house would abolish private schools’ saw the Year 9 to 11 audience enthralled by the arguments from the eight speakers on the stage. With style, a great deal of substance and humour from all speakers, it was a tough call, but Sidney were crowned winners, Spenser 2nd, Raleigh 3rd and Howard 4th. Drama Last year’s A level Theatre Studies students presented their own devised adaptations of Graham Greene’s


The Dulwich College Chess team qualified for the National Finals of the English Chess Federation’s premier


Football The Junior School played a total of 74 fixtures and four entered eight different teams into four separate tournaments across all four year groups. Most pleasing is the fact that every single boy in the Junior School has had the opportunity to represent Dulwich College in an inter-school fixture on at least two occasions. One of the highlights of the term was the Dulwich College Under 10 tournament. A total of 25 teams participated, including 3 of our own, from a wide variety of schools. Hockey 44 boys and six members of staff were part of the first Year 8 joint football and hockey trip to Amsterdam. The first few days were filled with both hockey and football training. The highlights being training sessions run by Ajax academy football coaches and a former Dutch hockey international. Inter-House News The winning house in the overall Upper School House Competition this year was Raleigh. The last remaining contests of 2015-16 took place in cycling, athletics, tennis, chess, cricket and croquet. February saw the eight Houses square up on the hallowed turf of Eller Bank and the Tank Fields for the football competition After an afternoon of high intensity group stages, neither Drake nor Sidney could find the net and so the final was decided by the dreaded penalty shootout, edging Sidney into top spot.

classic satire of espionage, betrayal and ignorance in ‘Our Man in Havana’ and a daring interpretation of the story of Philippe Petit’s death-defying walk between New York’s Twin Towers in ‘Man on Wire’. Both pieces were entirely devised by the performers and were certainly slick in their realisation, and ambitious in their scope.

something of a musical gem. Nine boys gave performances of movements from the instrumental Concertos and Suites by J.S. Bach. Prize winners included Alasdair Howell pictured. 96 boys, ranging from years 4 to 12, performed in the Great Hall Concert. Every group played with style, flair and accomplishment. Dulwich Linguistic Week started with an uplifting rendition of Vivaldi’s Spring by the Alan Morgan Chamber Orchestra at the Lower School assembly and a commentary in both Italian and English. The annual Thwaites Bach Competition, was held in the Old Library and has developed into something of a musical gem. Nine boys gave performances of movements from the instrumental Concertos and Suites by J.S. Bach. In November the College Chapel Choir sang Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. A very large congregation heard the Choir sing music by Dyson, Fauré and Howells. Rowing Dulwich began making a mark in rowing during the October half term in the J16 Doubles culls and J18 Coxless Pairs categories at the first race of the year, the Pairs Head. Joe Nwume-Proctor

The year saw one of the most impressive nights of Upper School House Drama take place in November. The standard was formidable and boys should be applauded for their skill, attention to detail and generous ensemble. Sidney House’s moving extract of Frank McGuiness’ play ‘Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’ scooped the top spot.

In December, for the first time since the Autumn of 2001, Dulwich and JAGS collaborated on a production of Grease. The producers were inundated at auditions with more than 200 vying to be in the company. Such was the strength and depth of their talent, new characters and cameos were conjured with the ensemble; to reveal glimpses of the world of Rydell High beyond the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies.

Music The annual Thwaites Bach

Competition, was held in the Old Library and has developed into


Swimming Sandor Apponyi became the regional champion with an incredible time of 33.65 seconds in his main event, the 50m Breaststroke. This made him the fastest 13 year old boy in England and the 2nd fastest in Great Britain.

and Alex McGowan came 4th behind Eton. In the J16’s Lennard Wolff and Ryan Hughes came out on top of the pack just in front of WilliamHolmes and Will Robinson. Alfie Brown and Patrick Craig raced in a pair together at the Great Britain Long Distance Trials in Boston in November. The boys came 3rd in their category, securing a place at the Great Britain Potential camp in Spain which took place in December.

In the Champions Trophy, the 1st XV played in a tense, exciting and ultimately frustrating 17-17 draw versus Eton, who progressed as the side that had scored the most tries. Currently we have 15 boys regularly training and playing with professional rugby academies or their respective counties.

Sailing Hakan Digby was selected to

represent Great Britain as a member of the U15 squad at the Irish National Championships.

29 boys from Years 8 to 10 enjoyed a week of sailing in excellent conditions on Lake Garda. With all gaining an RYA sailing qualification, ranging from Level 1 to 4.

Rugby The senior rugby squad returned from a hugely enjoyable and successful rugby tour to South Africa in July. The schedule saw them play five tests, three of which they won.

The annual triangular swimming gala against Whitgift and Trinity took place on 6 October. A Dulwich squad close to full strength saw a 60 point victory over Whitgift who finished only 2 points ahead of Trinity. Water Polo Ethan Staunton was selected to play Water Polo for England. The team travelled to Vienna in Austria to compete against 12 countries in the EU Nations Cup competition.


OA NEWS OAs 1940s

OAs 1950s Peter Franklin (46-50) planted a variegated tulip tree near The Laboratory. Peter is a keen gardener, and in addition to a successful career in the City, served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in 1997/98.

Trevor Owen (53-61) who has been Scout Leader and Commissioner in South London and Hampshire for over 45 years, was presented with the Scout Association’s highest award, The Silver Wolf. This is awarded for dedicated service of the most exceptional nature.

Colin Everard’s (43-48) career details, as an international civil servant with the East Africa High Commission working with developing countries such as Ethiopia and Eritrea, have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious United Nations data bank. The information held there is for the use of scholars and researchers of the work of the United Nations system. John Chapman’s (42-48) estate included the donation to the College of two violins and a cello. Both instruments were featured in a lunchtime strings concert as part of the Scholars’ Programme. Brian Davies (42-49) donated a sum of money to allow the Dulwich College Astronomy Society to purchase a new telescope. This allowed members to watch Mercury’s transit across the face of the sun on 9 May. The telescope fitted with digital cameras captured some amazing images of this event which last happened in 2006.

Colonel Keith A Galbraith FRCS RAMC (61-69) visited to gift a series of prints of Dulwich College and the Chapel. Colonel Galbraith met Senior Fellow Terry Walsh, along with Keeper of the Archives Calista Lucy and Archivist Soraya Cerio. All were delighted to receive the prints, some of which they had never seen before. Colonel Galbraith, who was deployed in Afghanistan working in the field of major trauma has recently retired as the Army’s senior consultant surgeon.

Emeritus Professor Ewan Anderson (49-56) has been awarded Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by Oxford University for research and publications in the field of Geopolitics. OAs 1960s Peter Thompson (57-65) was appointed Hunterian Professor of Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is Con- sultant Urological Surgeon at Kings College Hospital, Honorary Profes- sor of Urology at Beijing University Hospital and a Governor of Dulwich College. Nigel Hinton’s (53-60) play ‘Beaver Towers’ was given its world premiere performance by the Junior school in the Edward Alleyn Theatre in June. Described by the audience as ‘scary, atmospheric and beautifully acted’ they put on a spectacular end of year show - telling a story of good versus evil.

OAs 1970s Old Alleynians from the classes of 1975 and 1976 came together at the College with a number of their school masters for a reunion in


January. Among those were James Thornton (67-75), a member of the Alleyn Club committee, and Malcolm Hunter (69-76), School Captain in 1976.

Nikolas Talonpoika (81-89) was appointed Chief Executive Officer of fashion label Christopher Kane. Nikolas has been tasked with accelerating the brand’s international expansion.

Sports Rugby Sam Twomey (08-10) and Nick Easter (91-96), played for Harlequins against Montpellier in the European Challenge Cup Final. After 15 seasons, 54 international appearances and 281 appearances for Harlequins, Nick announced his retirement. He is now a Defence Coach at Harlequins. Will Fraser (06-08) played for Saracens when they beat Racing Metro on their way to becoming European Champions. Beno Obano (11-13) made his professional debut for Bath Rugby. Beno won two consecutive Daily Mail Cups whilst attending Dulwich as well as being part of the team that went undefeated in 2013. Cricket Eoin Morgan who attended the College in 1999 on a scholarship as a teenager from Dublin for a term, played for England in the final of the T20 Cricket World Cup. The team missed out on the trophy after a blaze of West Indian willow in the last over. Richard Evans (87-95) played for England in the Lawyer’s Cricket World Cup in Brisbane.

OAs 1990s Rodney Clark (89-96) and his group Vox Fortura were one of the 45 acts to get through to the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Rodney was recently a soloist at the

Foundation Schools Royal Festival Hall concert, where he joined Alleyn’s School, Dulwich College and James Allen’s Girls’ School for a special performance of Verdi’s Requiem.

A selection of photographs can be found on our Flickr Pages.

Stephen Browett (69-77), the Chairman of Crystal Palace Football Club provided the tickets for the 1st XI Football team to visit Selhurst Park to watch Crystal Palace play Aston Villa in the Premier League. A game which Villa narrowly won 1-0. Graeme Jenkins (68-77), who made his first conducting appearance with the Dallas Opera in 1992 conducted Vienna. He followed this later in the year by conducting Peter Grimes at the Vienna State Opera. OAs 1980s Jonathan Bartley (80-89) became co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales with Caroline Lucas. Tom Scholar (79-86) was appointed the new Permanent Secretary of the UK Treasury. ‘Lohengrin’, an opera about a medieval German romance, in


Lt Cdr Thomas McPhail (89-97) embarked on the two-year Military Staff Course with the German Armed Forces in Hamburg prior to continuing his naval career in the diplomatic arena. Chiwetel Ejiofor (90-95), BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee for ‘12 Years a Slave’, was awarded the CBE for his services to drama in the Queen’s birthday honours. His recent work has included the title role in a recent adaptation of ‘Everyman’ at The Olivier Theatre in London and he currently stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the Marvel film adaptation of Doctor Strange. Chiwetel performed in many College productions during his time as a pupil, often directed by Peter Jolly (72-80); Director of Drama and starring alongside fellow Alleynians and girls from JAGS, including Sally Hawkins (sister of Finbar Hawkins (82-89)) who also received Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Sumit Rai (93-98) visited the boys studying Design and Technology and talked about his career in the field of electronics, computer science and design. The boys heard how Sumit used his College- learned skills to devise ingenious and innovative products. These products and ideas resulted in his small London based business being ranked above many multi-national corporate competitors. Electronics, computer science and design. He very kindly donated two 3D printers to the Design and Technology department. Dulwich College Beijing, Dulwich College Shanghai, Dulwich College Suzhou, and Suzhou High School. He became an international best- seller with his Child 44 trilogy, which won numerous awards and was adapted to film. OAs 2000s Alex Seaman (93-00) a Visual Effects Supervisor at Double Negative (whose works include Casino Royale and The Danish Girl) visited The Laboratory as part of the Careers Department’s Digital Networking event. Alex also brought with him the Oscar that the company won for their work on Interstellar. In September, Christopher Stark (99-06) made his debut performance in the BBC Proms as conductor of the Multi Story Orchestra. Not though in the traditional venue of the Royal Albert Hall but in a car park in Peckham, South East London. Tom Rob Smith (87-97) visited the Shanghai and Beijing Literary Festivals meeting students at

The grid like concrete structure of Peckham’s Multi Storey Car Park became the setting for a celebration of the American Minimalist composer Steve Reich in his 80th birthday year with Chris and the orchestra he co- founded in 2011 with Kate Whitely, taking centre stage.

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Degree Programmes and to celebrate the National Apprenticeship Week, the Careers department welcomed back Richard Apthorp (08-13) who is currently on the PwC Flying Start Degree Programme. Richard spoke to a group of Year 11 and 12 boys about what it is like being employed by PwC, one of the ‘big four’ firms. He is currently studying at Newcastle University for a BA (Hons) in Business Accounting and Finance and working towards becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. There was a strong presence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from OAs. The Young Pleasance’s staging of Alice Unhinged which received outstanding reviews involved Jerome Reid (04-15) as stage manager and


Light Board operator, and Oscar Maguire (08-15) as sound designer. Other OAs involved were Tom Downie (11-16) as a member of the technical crew, Alex Holley (11-16), Patrick Hughes (11-16), Hamish Lloyd Barnes (09-16) as sound designers and Huw Roberts (09-16). OAs also took part in the timely reinvention of Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front which featured Dan Whitlam (08-13), George John (08-13), Alex Maxwell (08-13) and Angus Doughty (06- 13) and Charlie MacVicar (06-13). Ollie Norton-Smith (04-15) was the Assistant Director. The productions garnered a string of 5* and 4* transfering to the Soho Playhouse Off-Broadway in New York. Henry Fraser (08-11) has created a calendar featuring 12 of his best works of British sport heroes such as Bobby Moore and Andy Murray. The calendar is available to buy through the Matt Hampson foundation website. Henry was included in the Top 10 list of the most influential people with a disability.

set by Cambridge University and used as part of their university offers. Around 800 of the best Mathematics students from the UK and around the world sit STEP III each year. Leslie’s top score has secured him a place to study Mathematics at Downing College. Gidon Gautel (04-15) gave an inspirational talk to Remove boys about his eye-opening experience studying in China in 2015. Gidon, who started his Chinese studies at Dulwich, was awarded a prestigious Confucius Institute Scholarship to study in Tsinghua University and successfully completed a Chinese language programme at advanced level at Qinghua University in Beijing.

Sebastian Gorgoń (14-15), was awarded a scholarship for the prestigious Amgen Summer Research Programme at the University of Kyoto. This follows a placement at the Weizmann’s ISSI Science Camp and his first year as an undergraduate studying Chemistry at UCL. Friends, family and teachers gathered to unveil a bench in memory of Christopher Chai (08-13). Christopher enjoyed a distinguished five years at the College and we were deeply saddened to learn of his death during his first term at university. He was a talented scientist, and it is therefore fitting that the memorial bench has been placed on the grass adjacent to the Laboratory. Alisdair Gurling (12-14) emigrated to Australia in 2014 where he continued his enjoyment of public speaking and debating at Scotch College and after success at the Australian Individual Public Speaking Competition he has made it into the Australian team to compete in the International Worlds School Debating Championships. The College hosted two OA weddings this year. Tasneem Kabir (95-00) and Amy Zhou celebrated their wedding. Nadim Dathi (85-87) and Anisah Dathi celebrated their Walima at the College.

Nick Galitzine (06-13) is making the news in modelling, music and films. He was on the red carpet in Cannes at the showing of his latest film High Strung, an American drama film starring Jane Seymour. Lucas Morel (08-15) received the highest accolade by being awarded Rector’s Prize from Dr Paul Thompson, the Rector of the Royal College of Art during the annual Young Art Exhibition.

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Leslie Leung (10-15) scored an impressive 118 out of 120 on the STEP III exam, one of the top scores in the country. The STEP papers (Sixth Term Entrance Papers) are


CLUBS & SOCIETIES Alleynian Sailing Society Commodore: Graham Nicholls Hon. Secretary: Anthony Frankford (62-69) Email: anthonytfrankford @ three years. It was the first time in the crew’s collective memory that Alistair Capon (73-80), now Secretary of the Arrow Trophy Yacht

Wellington, the other school to qualify for the final and having led the fleet racing overall on Saturday, were sure to provide tough competition. On Sunday, Dulwich benefited from the starboard entry to the start line sailing away fromWellington to complete a comfortable victory. Wellington had the starboard advantage for the second race which was then postponed mid- way through the pre-start following a 30 degree wind shift. When Match 2 did get underway, Wellington got the better of the pre-start and levelled the score. In the final match, Dulwich changed their approach and attacked Wellington with greater boat speed. This enabled us to come out on the right side of the umpire’s decision, with Wellington being penalised. Even with this advantage, Dulwich out- sailed Wellington around the short windward-leeward course, ultimately crossing the line a few minutes ahead to regain the Arrow Trophy last won in 2014 and further boosted the College’s reputation as one of the best sailing schools in the UK. Congratulations to the whole crew, and it was great to have John Tudor back in the team after a c.20 year absence, and to welcome Ben

Racing Association, was not on board to give his usual team talk ahead of racing on the Saturday morning. The forecast was for modest winds, gusting 18 knots, with the occasional shower. The Dulwich team set off into the ‘Central Solent’ ahead of four planned fleet races, with the team aiming for a top four finish that would ensure they progressed to the Sunday’s match racing. We made a solid start with a 3rd place in race one. Despite the building wind, the race committee which had enforced a single reef in the first race allowed a full sail plan for race two. Dulwich got a good start, gusting now 35k we rounded the first mark near the front of the fleet. Winchester (defending Arrow Trophy winners from 2015) were dismasted, enabling us to sail past and take 3rd. We finished first in the next race in what was the third and final race due to worsening conditions, which meant we finished 2nd overall.

I have been involved with the ASS since its conception. I sailed with Archie Shaw on the first boys week, and have been on most since. I helmed our first two entries in the Arrow trophy. Becoming Commodore has been a great honour and a pleasure. During my tenure we have strived to develop a wider base for our membership and encouraged a number of youngsters to get involved. We now regularly have 50 or so at our annual dinner and the Arrow trophy is a very popular event in our calendar. The boys’ week, which was once threatened with extinction, is now re-established as a very important part of our activities. It is a particular pleasure to see young OAs assisting; these are young men who sailed with us as College school boys and now are continuing as adults. Arrow Trophy Report 2016 The Arrow Trophy saw 25 schools compete over the course of a weekend in October with Dulwich taking over responsibility for running the regatta for the next A note from our Commodore, Graham Nicholls, who is standing down at the Society’s AGM, February 2017


Boys Sail Training Week 2016 (July 10th – 15th) Unfavourable weather in the Solent meant the simple voyage to Cowes became a nightmare for many; high winds, big seas and rain. Monday morning was no better, so the sail to Yarmouth, against wind and tide, was postponed. Instead we set sail for the sun drenched beaches of Gosport. All mustered by 1300 hrs and off on the ferry to the Portsmouth Naval Museum. Really, this is the most amazing museum with HMS Victory resplendent in its new (original) colours and all five decks open to the public. On Tuesday we set sail to Yarmouth although unfortunately the weather was still not good. Aboard Carte Blanche we got in a bit of a twist with our main halyard and in a gallant effort to sort this out Harry Tinker,

now known as Halyard Harry pulled the main halyard from the mast. We arrived back in Gosport after advice from the charter company and managed to re-thread it. All was not lost as we departed for Yarmouth at 1200 noon we battled against wind, tide and huge seas and managed to get into Yarmouth at 1800 hrs. Wednesday was bright and breezy. We had a good sail to the Needles lighthouse, turned back and set sail to Buckler’s Hard. A great day of sailing, the boys taking turns at the helm and thoroughly enjoying the day.Thursday was race day, and Damian King, Deputy Master Academic, made sure that his team was ready to win from the crack of dawn. Great news too that Hakan Digby had been selected to join the GB sailing team. We headed back to Cowes for the last night supper at the Island Sailing Club.

Taffs (09-16) for the first time. It was especially pleasing to win in Dulwich’s first year of organising the regatta – for which our thanks go to Alistair Capon and Richard Sainsbury (63-72) who ran a very well organised event (though were both missed on the Dulwich boat!). As always, the crew is very grateful for the continued support of the ASS members, and it was wonderful to have two supporter’s boats out on the water on the Sunday to share the win. Many thanks also to the Light family for their hospitality and support on the water. This year’s crew: Mark Richmond (95-00) – Skipper & Helmsman Jason Proctor (00-07) - Tactician Charlie Lowe (94-01) - Navigation Anthony Lindley (92-00) – Main Trim Bobby Proctor (05-10) - Trim Ollie Light (03-08) - Trim Jemima Lofts (Current Staff) - Trim

Tom Tidbury (93-00) – Pit Ben Taffs (09-16)– Mast Ben Tomkins (81-86) – Bow John Tudor (67-74)- Bow

Alastair Capon


We were delighted to be joined for drinks on board and supper by so many charming supporters; thank you to Brigadier Johnny Walker (51-59) and his wife Sue; Trevor Llewelyn (72-79) and Louise; Martin Godfrey (42-48) and Bernie; Nigel Barnwell (52-61) and Isobel; Alastair Capon (73-80) joined by Michelle; Tim Soare (01-08) and Rosie. Amusing speeches, many awards for gallantry before the mast, good food, Friday morning was a gentle motor back to the Hamble. Thanks to all skippers and crew for giving up their time and expertise so willingly, especially Jemima Lofts, Music Teacher and Damian King for their organisational skills and good humour. GrahamNicholls, Commodore Round the Island Race 2016 The Round the Island Race is the most famous challenge in the UK yachting calendar. Peter Leggett was joined by Alastair Capon (73-80) who ran the ASS team for the Arrow Trophy, Ollie Light, Samantha Flint, and Mike Donnely. Saturday 2nd July the day of the race was forecast with challenging conditions. We had one close encounter with another boat when she missed the team’s yacht by less than a foot.

Finally we crossed the line. 8 hours and 21 minutes of hard sailing made easy by the expert guidance of Olly and Sam and the excellent team work from the crew. The ISC handicap system corrected our time to 7 hours 48 minutes and that put us very firmly in 1st place for our division. We were all elated. Secretary’s Notes In late January we held our AGM and winter lunch at the school. Fifty four members and wrens made it a record number, our Admiral (the Master) presented the David Emms Plate to Alex Langley (98-03) for his outstanding contribution to the Society over the past twenty years. Alex started sailing with the Society whilst at the school and started crewing in 2000. The Archie Shaw Cup was awarded to Mark Richmond for his helming the Arrow Trophy yacht to three successes and The Tony Pendry Cup was awarded to Haken Digby on the last night of the Boys Sail Training Week, as the boy showing the most aptitude during the week. Our Commodore of the past three years, Graham Nicholls, will be standing down at our next AGM and Peter Leggett will be taking command for Here’s to next year. Peter Leggett

the following three. Graham who has been involved with the Society for the past thirty odd years and has taken part in all but two or three BSTW and his input over the past few years has been most invaluable. The BSTW will take place from Sunday 9 July to 14 July 2017, with 13 July being the last night supper at the Island Sailing Club, again all are welcome. Notification of all the above will be sent out in due course, for further information on other events and sailing ventures please go the ASS Facebook page and the website. My thanks to the Committee for their continued support, to Graham Nicholls for his countenance and advice throughout his term in office, the Brigadier, Johnny Walker for being on hand at the BSTW and for support throughout the year. The help of the Alleyn Club and Friends of Dulwich is invaluable. Without their input none of the above would be achievable. Final thanks to our Admiral who allows us to continue to take boys out on the water to participate in an activity that can be challenging and difficult whilst fun and rewarding.

Anthony Frankford


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