Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

Christison (42-44) nephew of the famed McC Christison, his wife Thelma, son George and Reverend Karl Przywala, Rector of St Barnabas Church Dulwich Village in the 1990s.

discussions was the great debt owed to the College. Thank you to Marc Ansell (59-66) for providing us with a photograph of the memorable occasion. New York Drinks Reception The annual New York Cocktail Reception at the Cornell Club hosted by The Master, Dr Joseph Spence, addressed the gathering welcoming them to the reception and inviting all to return to the College for the 400th Anniversary celebrations in 2019. He went on to talk about the plans for the “New Dulwich Experiment” increasing the bursary provisions. The Master closed by presenting Neal Xu (07-09) with his 2019 Society tie and welcomed John Corcoran (73-80) to The 2019 Society as a new member. Peter Lyon added his welcome to the group and reflected on his North America tour so far. New York Dinner The New York Dinner took place at its traditional location, Keens Steakhouse with the infamous “Mutton Chop”. This annual convening of OAs in New York is one of the longest running of OA events after the main Alleyn Club Dinner. Mike Lynfield (69-74) gave an excellent address welcoming all our guests, OAs and their partners. The Master also let the gathering know that the next time he will be in New York will be in April 2017 for the Music Tour by the school choir and big band that will be performing in Washington DC at the National Cathedral, West Chester and New York. We are hoping the choir will be performing at Grace Church in Manhattan and are working with George Davison (68-70) OA who is the Head of Grace Church School, on 11th and 4th Avenue, to bring the choirs of

our schools together to perform on the evening of Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017.

Asia 2016 The Master Dr Spence and his wife Angela visited Asia at the end of October. They started their two week trip with a visit to Thailand with an OA reception at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok. This was the Masters first trip to Thailand and he was delighted to meet such a close knit, warm and welcoming group of OAs. Singapore was the next on the agenda where again we had an amazingly warm reception with OAs living and working in Singapore joining staff from Dulwich College Singapore. The visit culminated in joining the Junior School Assembly at DCI Singapore and a tour of their brand new Performing Arts Centre. Hong Kong was the final stop on the trip where we held two receptions, one for current and former parents of the College at the Hong Kong Bankers Club and a further reception for all our OAs in Hong Kong at the China Club. It was a pleasure to meet so many OAs working and studying in so many different fields in Hong Kong.

Toronto Dinner The annual Toronto Dinner took place in the gardens of a golf club to the north of the city. A rendering of Pueri Alleynienses was led by maestro Chris Sexton, and Peter Lyon gave a delightful talk regarding the College. In particular he mentioned the Gilkes’ experiment and the hope that an increasing number of boys could be supported through their College years with bursaries.

He described the new Laboratory and other College news and accomplishments, which were very well received by OAs. Our kind host, Patrick Hewlett (52-59) shared with us a photograph of the 1959 school prefects including, of course, Peter Lyon and provided many memories and prompted much story-telling. Patrick tells us that a constant theme throughout the evening’s


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