Building    From 1619 

Dulwich College

Categories: Education, Social Welfare

Founded by Edward Alleyn as a school and almshouses. A chapel, a schoolhouse and twelve almshouses were built on Dulwich Green (see picture), and, extended and re-modelled, these buildings remain and are known as 'Old College'. The almshouses are still used for their original purpose.

In 1870 the majority of the school, Dulwich College, moved to its current site on College Road, Dulwich Common, into a building designed by Charles Barry Jr, son of Sir Charles Barry. The lower school, known as Alleyn's School, remained in the old buildings until 1887 when it moved to its current site in East Dulwich. Old boys of Dulwich College are called 'Old Alleynians'.

Famous old boys include: P. G. Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler.

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Dulwich College

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Dulwich College

The original buildings of Dulwich College, founded in 1619 by Edward Alleyn a...

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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Founded by the four Fabians: Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw.

Group, Education

3 memorials
Tobias Matthay

Tobias Matthay

Teacher and pianist.  Born Clapham.  1903 he published "The Act of Touch" a book on piano playing technique and learning.  This and other books and his Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School in Oxford St...

Person, Education, Music / songs

1 memorial
London School Board

London School Board

Created out of the Elementary Education Act 1870.  The LSB covered the same Inner London area as that of the Metropolitan Board of Works.  The members of the LSB were directly elected.  The LSB ens...

Group, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Jesus College Cambridge

Jesus College Cambridge

Founded on the site of a Benedictine nunnery, by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely. Its full name is, 'The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radeg...

Place, Education

1 memorial
Bushra Nasir

Bushra Nasir

Studied at Queen Mary University and in 1997 became the first Muslim headteacher of a state school, Plashet School for Girls in East Ham.

Person, Education

1 memorial