In the 60s Mr Roly was replaced by Mr Ellis who cleaned the shoes on a bench by the window near the shoe pigeonholes. Source: Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight beside the pond. John’s father who had himself been a schoolmaster, also lived with them and had his own room on the top floor of the Georgian part of the house. In his spare time he was interested in clocks and would spend hours taking them apart and putting them back together in perfect working order. Source: Cheryl Spray, View from a rear window showing the garden and Frank Dixon Close. At this time, increasingly large numbers of children were returning to London, so Mr Leakey decided to re-open the school in Dulwich in January 1940. Source: Cheryl Spray, Housemaster David Knight's children: Cheryl at the door with Domino, Roger on the roof. Bill Tapper had the idea of giving half the boys the job of digging a hole for an ornamental pond on the south side of the house, they could then take turns watching the small TV and letting off steam digging in the garden. Alice worked with Russell Vernon, the Estate architect, and made some changes to the house including the removal of the asbestos partition on the top floor which divided the housemaster’s bedrooms from the rest of the house. In 1949 a bathroom was added to the first floor of the lodge and it became accommodation for College grounds staff. Dulwich College was founded in 1619 by an associate of Shakespeare and the splendid buildings at the heart of its campus date back to 1868. At the time the chief College groundsman, Jim Dixon, lived in the Lodge and would grow prize chrysanthemums alongside David’s vegetables. These were replaced at lunchtime when they were already black with soot. And then the treat of Mr Tapper’s film show on Sunday evening. The Dulwich College International family of co-educational, academically selective schools has been in Asia since 2003, building bridges between Eastern and Western communities. When they were ready two members of staff would take the boys up to school for their breakfast. At Christmas the great and the good of Dulwich were invited to join the boarders for their last meal of term. Gardening was the responsibility of the house master and Bill Tapper in particular was a keen gardener and kept the kitchen garden immaculate. It was Alice who chose the yellow stairs and landing carpet which was still in use until 2018. At the weekend there were lessons on Saturday morning, sport in the afternoon and more prep at night. He remembers watching ‘The Young Ones’ in the TV room, just off the common room (what is now the chair store). Design & Technology teacher Tony Salter took over as housemaster in 1977, moving in with his wife Judith and daughters Emma and Joanna. Source: Cheryl Spray, View of the pond dug for the Queen's coronation in 1953. In this section you will find contact details for Dulwich College academic staff, including those who work in the Junior School and DUCKS. Dulwich College International counts eight International Schools and two International High School Programmes in Asia. Source Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight with Domino. Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is delighted to host the first researchEd in Asia. Roger went on to teach at Dulwich College, was captain of Surrey cricket and president of the MCC. Dulwich College Suzhou is an international school in Suzhou, China. Some boys had to be reminded that sterling was the only acceptable currency for the chapel collection, lest they were tempted to keep the penny and offload a coin from another country. Applying to Dulwich College Seoul. Following in their wake came Domino, the Knights’ blue-roan spaniel, ‘gathering up as many slippers in his mouth as he could’. That the Knights succeeded in creating a home-from-home for the pupils is illustrated by the eleven-year-old who, in the Sanatorium for a minor illness, decided he preferred to be at home in Bell House so left at 12.45 am, in just his pyjamas with nothing on his feet. The original 1767 rooms on the second and third floors served as the housemaster’s family home with a living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor and four bedrooms above them on the top floor. In 1942, after Cambridge, he returned to teach at Dulwich, his plan to join the army having been scuppered when it was discovered he was diabetic, a condition not so easily treatable in those days. No sir, the boy said, I can’t tie my tie. In the morning David Knight did not like the boys waking to the bell; he preferred to go round each dorm and wake them up himself. Dorms held anything from four to twelve beds. Patricia would help them with their ties and their stiff detachable collars. Our network of schools has partnerships with leading universities and organisations. Most of the garden was lawn, with a wilder part at the end (where Frank Dixon Close is now). Welcome Conference Details Venue Visa Arrival in Shanghai. Source: Cheryl Spray, Boys playing snooker. The College purchased Old Blew House in 2004 and converted it into student and staff accommodation. On 5 November they would all go to see the fireworks at Crystal Palace. Dulwich College is a 2–19 independent, day and boarding school for boys in Dulwich, London, England.It began as the College of God's Gift, founded in 1619 by Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, with the original purpose of educating 12 poor scholars.It began to grow into a large school from 1857, and took its current form in 1870 when it moved into its current premises. On Coronation Day 1953 the whole house wanted to watch the ceremony but there was not enough room to accommodate them all at the same time in front of the small television screen. Matron had a bedsit on the ground floor with a kitchen next door where she would prepare the boys snacks, hot drinks and treats like pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. He remembers his room fondly with its bright sunny aspect looking out over the trees and shrubs covering the ha-ha. Source: Cheryl Spray, Bell House monitors in the kitchen garden, 1958. Knight once had a visitor who told of her childhood at Bell House in the 1870s. Admissions are open. Housemaster David Verdon Knight in his study. Source: Cheryl Spray, Patricia Knight mowing the lawn. When Matron made her dormitory round late at night the boy would take the glass eye out and, shining a torch through it, slowly move it round above his bed. Prefects had use of ‘the library’ (now the Wissmann Room), to relax; they would also polish their army boots there. Dulwich is a CIS and FOBISIA Member school. These meals were a particularly stressful time for Ian and his staff. There were lots of extra-curricular activities at Bell House. He arranged for masters like John Heath, who taught Classics and Music, and Alan Morgan, head of music, to perform for the boys; the musicians on the first-floor landing where there was a piano while down in the hall below sat the guests on chairs and the boys on the floor. The housemaster’s study was on the ground floor off the hall and the rest of the house was given over to the boys. His tutors included FJ Loveder, BG Thompson, JR Jennings, DA Crehan and B Cumberland. His matrons: M Brown, J Grimwood, H Hobkirk, M Simmonds and Janice Camp, were an integral part of his team and he took a great deal of care over their appointment, knowing that they, more than anyone else, were acting in loco parentis. The button appeared within a few days, to the relief of Matron and of Knight who had not relished telephoning the boy’s parents in Venezuela to explain the incident. One dormitory (for the nine youngest boys and one older boy) was on the ground floor and known as the garden dorm, with another four dorms on the first floor: the captain’s (sleeping seven), the large front and the small front dorms. Knight liked the boys to be fit for the annual rugby matches against the other houses so would take them on pre-breakfast runs in Dulwich Park though after the first one or two he realised the boys were much fitter than him so took his bicycle after that. Our traditions form part of our culture and are firmly embedded in all that we do. Old Blew is one of the most historic houses in Dulwich and is set within stunning grounds. During the Asian flu epidemic of 1957 one of the dormitories in Bell House had to be turned into a sick bay, as the school sanatorium was full. Judith remembers there was lots to do: the boys would play with the Salter family’s two Great Danes, Tasha and Lara; there was a snooker table in the hall and the boys would be taken on trips to Brighton at the weekend. They would walk between the College and Bell House unsupervised and would move around London or even travel home alone at the end of term. The doctor would solemnly progress through the dorm, followed by Matron and Patricia Knight. Staff Vacancies at Dulwich College. Dulwich College Yangon, Pun Hlaing campus Golf Estate Avenue, Hlaing Tharyar Township, 11401, Yangon. Domino was expelled when he nearly tripped the doctor up. Dulwich College International counts eight International Schools and two International High School Programmes in Asia. Dulwich College Science Building. Guide Book for New Staff 2020-2021 Download. They were exhausted from the term just finished, the boys were exuberant at the thought of the holidays to come and the masters had a hard time keeping the boys well-behaved in front of the Dulwich dignitaries. Meet those who teach the students in our International School in Suzhou. That no one was hurt was a miracle. Christmas carols were always sung around the Christmas tree in the hall with one of the boys precariously carrying a candle lantern on the end of a pole. At the end of the day they could come back on their own but at 6pm they were gathered together again to walk up to school for their supper before being shepherded back to Bell House again to do their homework and get their bags ready for the next day. 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