Introducing All@Alleyn's

We are delighted to introduce the All@Alleyn’s series of free-to-attend lectures and workshops for 2019, delivered by subject specialists, and to invite friends and neighbours from the local community to take part. There will be something for everyone, so please do come and participate – simply book your free place via this website.

All@Alleyn’s forms part of Alleyn’s School’s programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Edward Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift, alongside formal commemorative events and the launch of an ambitious bursary fundraising campaign.

Learn more about Alleyn’s 400 here.


Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Omid Djalili

Saturday 27 July, 8pm

Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.

OMID DJALILI – as seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ and multiple Hollywood movies – headlines July’s show.

Plus Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee TOM BALLARD, ‘Live at the Apollo’ star JEN BRISTER and Comedy Central regular EVELYN MOK

Tickets: £17

Age restriction: 18+

For more information and booking you will be redirected to the Plosive Comedy website


The Super Tutor by Joe Norman

Wednesday 18 September, 7.30pm

Whether you are still a student or long finished with formal education, The Super Tutor offers a first-class schooling for anyone who wants to learn – the kind of learning that will stay with you a lifetime.

Drawing on his experience of tutoring, Joe Norman will share his top seven essential and imaginative lessons, including: how to write, how to read, common mistakes and, most importantly, how to think.  

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Alleyn's International Concert Series: Onyx Brass


Monday 7 October, 7.30pm

Onyx Brass is one of the rare breed of chamber ensembles whose musical and technical virtuosity is matched by the accessibility and vitality of their presentation. The richness and warmth of their sound is remarked upon by all who hear them.

BBC Music Magazine described the group as “easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”, and Gramophone hailed “some of the most thrilling chamber brass playing of its kind”.

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All@Alleyn's Series: History

Thursday 7 November, 7pm

Who are the Germans? by Dr Gary Savage (Headmaster)

As the UK redefines its relationship with the EU, it has perhaps never been more important to try to understand our close neighbours, sometimes friends and erstwhile enemies. This Lecture will do so via a whistle-stop analysis of some of the pivotal moments and personalities in German history, from the (Holy) Roman Empire and the Reformation to Bismarck and the Berlin Wall, right up until the present day – Merkel, the refugee crisis and the future.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Archive Workshop

Tuesday 16 July, 1.30pm

A Beginner’s Guide to Family History with Miss Nicola Waddington (School Archivist)

This session focuses on the main sources for researching family history and demonstrates how to access sources via Ancestry. It takes the participants on a chronological journey, starting with the present, and works backwards looking at which archive sources can be used for which periods of history. 

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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Plosive Comedy in Dulwich with Bridget Christie

Friday 6 September, 8pm 

Plosive’s flagship stand-up night, bringing the best in alternative comedy to south east London.

BRIDGET CHRISTIE – Netflix, Radio 4 and ‘Have I Got News For Your’ star and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner – headlines September’s show.

Plus ‘Mock the Week’ regular RHYS JAMES, ‘Live at the Apollo’ star DARREN HARRIOTT and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee OLGA KOCH

Tickets: £17

Age restriction: 18+

For more information and booking you will be redirected to the Plosive Comedy website


Tracy Chevalier: A Single Thread

Thursday 26 September, 7.30pm

Tracy Chevalier is the author of ten novels, including At the Edge of the Orchard, Remarkable Creatures and Girl with a Pearl Earring, an international bestseller that has sold over five million copies.

Tracy will be talking about her new novel A Single Thread which is her first novel set in the UK since Remarkable Creatures.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Sport

Tuesday 8 October, 7pm

Holistic Development through Sport by Mr Dan Bearfoot-Fallon and Mr Gavin English

Director of Sport, Gavin English, and Dan Bearfoot-Fallon, our Sports First Aid Officer and functional movement specialist, talk about developing character through sport and ways to offer physiological support to young people, and help them to prevent and recover from injury.

Tickets are free but must be booked online. 

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Cruickshank's London: A portrait of a City in 20 Walks

Monday 11 November, 7.30pm

Cruickshank’s London is not just a walking guide: it is a love letter to a city whose history immerses and inspires anyone who passes through.

Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with one of Britain’s best loved historians: Dan Cruickshank. Dan will be talking about his new book Cruickshank’s London where he vividly describes some of the historic walks that span North, East, South and West London.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Archive Workshop

Tuesday 23 July, 1.30pm

Family History Drop-in Surgery with Miss Nicola Waddington (School Archivist)

Are you stuck at a point with your family history? This is a surgery session for people who would like to work on their family history overseen by a qualified archivist. Course participants will need a current subscription to the on-line family history sources that they wish to access in the session. Computers will be provided. You will work live on your project while having someone experienced with archive sources on hand to help with questions.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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All@Alleyn's Series: English

Tuesday 17 September, 5pm

Edith Wharton, the short story and the magazines, with Dr Sarah Whitehead (English)

Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald famously called it 'going whoring', but Edith Wharton made selling her stories to the magazines a lucrative means of further exercising her developed taste for irony. Find out how she beat the editors and advertisers at their own game and became the bestselling American writer of her age.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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Wok on with Ching-He Huang: Deliciously Balanced Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Photo credit: Tamin Jones

Tuesday 1 October, 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of chat and food demonstration with chef and bestselling author Ching-He Huang. Ching will be demonstrating recipes from her new book Wok On: Deliciously Balanced Meals in 30 Minutes or Less.

A stunning and accessible guide, Wok On includes recipes that range from Thai Green Sweet Potato Curry, to Saucy Mushroom and Ginger Tofu, Japanese Rice Omelette, Vegan Pho, Taiwanese Seafood Pancake and Golden Macanese Cod. It will inspire both stir-fry lovers and the novice alike.    

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An Evening with Simon Jenkins: A Short History of London

Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm

From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames Valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London's history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. He masterfully explains the battles behind the way London was conceived and built - and especially the perennial conflict between money and power.

Fascinating for locals and visitors alike, this is narrative history at its finest, from the most ardent protector of our heritage.

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All@Alleyn's Series: History

Thursday 28 November, 7pm

Why Does 'The Lord of the Rings' Matter? An Evaluation of Tolkien's Key Text by Revd Anthony Buckley (former Chaplain of Alleyn's, currently City Rector of Oxford)

It was originally panned by critics but increasingly loved by readers. Why has The Lord of the Rings achieved such enduring popularity?

Tickets are free but must be booked online. 

For more information & booking

The MCT at Alleyn's, Alleyn's School, Townley Road, East Dulwich SE22 8SU.   Box Office: 0208 557 1541.