Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017


A selection of memories recalled by OAs at the 2016 Annual Dinner

Debating in the old library and feeling I could achieve anything in life as I left. Walking around the truly stunning campus Two unbeaten rugby seasons, being called a “pleb” at Harrow. David Wicks giving a great life lesson before an u/16 rugby, “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!”

Swim training – Swimming the length of the pool, climbing out and diving in, again, again, and again – but

Teachers who took me seriously for my

Representing my country as part of the Great Britain junior rowing team, having been introduced to the sport at the College

knowledge and ability to think have been the key to enjoying my life

then we won every competition medal

“You think you know what life is all about. I would say there is only one rule in life, which is to keep breathing! If you don’t breathe, you don’t live – so get your knees up and keep running!” I’ll never forget this quote from S.J. McClure, P.E Master Weaving in & out of players to score a try vs St. Pauls & watching my mate get a bucket of cold water poured down his front for…relief! Playing for the College and representing the school on the sports field, coming off and saying I did my friends and institution proud

I remember the feeling of running to the South Cloister and looking at what sporting team you were in for the forthcoming weekend and the buzz you felt if you had achieved the ever elusive A team!

Singing to Him be the Glory in my final Easter Chapel. Realising then how much I love Dulwich College

1979 – At morning and lunch time break times, going to Phil Keith-Roach’s economics room (top of Centre Block) to run through the finer points and to practice hooking techniques for my new role as 1st XV hooker. As a scrum-half, I had no practical experience and had to pack down against a desk whilst

Back in the Christison Hall after 35 years. One of the last times I was here I witnessed the headmaster – Mr Emms – serve a distinguished Japanese delegation chicken pie + custard. He thought it was apple or at least that is what he said

The team spirit of playing rugby and the life- long friendships engendered by such a wonderful institution

Going to Israel with the Dulwich physics team (Team UK) to compete in the international physics tournament

Phil used a board rubber for a ball!


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