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.


Alleyn's International Concert Series: Florian Mitrea, Pianist

Tuesday 18 June, 7.30pm

A rare opportunity to catch the superb young international prizewinning pianist Florian Mitrea in a dazzling programme that will include Liszt’s mighty Sonata in B minor alongside Viennese classics by Haydn and Beethoven, and a dash of some less well-known but exciting Romanian pieces.

Programme to include:
Haydn: Sonata in Eb Hob XVI/52 
Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major 'Waldstein'
Liszt: Sonata in B minor

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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: 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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Meet the QCs: Tom Grant and William Clegg

Wednesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with two leading barristers who will be discussing their books and their work.

Court Number One by Tom Grant details some of the trials of the most famous and  infamous defendants of the twentieth century including Madame Fahmy, Ruth Ellis, Jeremy Thorpe and Ian Huntley. Grant will be talking about some of the cases from the book and also discussing the decline of a society built on deference and discretion, the tensions brought by a more permissive society and the rise of trial by mass media.

William Clegg QC’s book Under the Wig is a memoir by the QC who has fought some of the biggest murder trials in Britain. Clegg will be talking about his most intriguing trials, from the acquittal of Colin Stagg to the shooting of Jill Dando, to the man given life because of an ear print. All the while he lays bare the secrets of his profession, from the rivalry among barristers to the nervous moments before a verdict comes back, and how our right to a fair trial is now at risk.

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All@Alleyn's Series: Design and Technology

Wednesday 26 June, 2.15pm

The Letterpress Workshop with the Design and Technology Department

Come and discover the history and changing technology of letterpress with our Design and Technology Department, and carve and print with your own wooden letterpress letter.

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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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. 

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All@Alleyn's Series: Art History

Monday 17 June, 7pm

Camille Pissarro at work in Dulwich by Miss Alex Smith

What drew one of the most enigmatic Impressionist painters to our corner of South London? Explore how the atmosphere and landmarks (past and present) of Dulwich and its surroundings were captured by this French master and see some familiar sights in a new light.

Tickets are free but must be booked online.

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