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Dulwich College: a Cradle of Writers?

It is widely known that P.G. Wodehouse was a proud old boy of Dulwich College. It is a little less well-known that Raymond Chandler, CS Forester and Dennis Wheatley were also alumni. Or that two Booker prize winning writers, Michael Ondaatje and Graham Swift, attended the school in the 1950s and ‘60s respectively. And that Booker nominated Tom McCarthy (‘C’) and Tom Rob Smith (Child 44) followed them in the 1980s and 90s. Please join us for a conversation about the life and works of these writers and to discuss why Dulwich College might have produced a disproportionate number of eminent and popular authors over the last 120 years – and hopes to do so again over the course of the next century, as it progresses towards its 500th anniversary. We are delighted to have Patrick Humphries OA, the author of biographies of Nick Drake, Bruce Springsteen and Richard Thompson, who has been commissioned to write a personal account of the Dulwich writers he remembers reading in his youth, yet another popular Old Alleynian writer Simon …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – August events

August: Family Month Spend your summer holidays at the Gallery. Enjoy drop – in art making sessions, storytelling and Gallery exploring. Art in the Garden, every Wednesday in August, 2 – 4pm Free with Gallery Ticket. Join us for drop-in sessions in our gardens suitable for all ages. A teaching artist will be on hand to inspire. Engage with a wide range of materials and take home your creations. All materials provided.  Family Sundays in August, Sackler Centre and Gallery, 2 – 4pm Free with a Gallery ticket. ArtPlay – Sunday 7 August & Sunday 21 August Storytelling – Sunday 14 August & Sunday 28 August Holiday Workshops 12 – 16yrs, Colour Lab, Tuesday 23 August to Thursday 25 August 10.30am – 12.30pm £45. This class is an opportunity to expand your ideas and play with colour. Explore the wonder of the optic nerve and use your observations to mix exciting colour palettes. Hone your painting and life drawing skills and embrace the unexpected while building your portfolio. With artist Nikki Gardham 6 – 9yrs/9 – 11yrs, Into the Wild, Tuesday 2 August to Thursday 4 August 6 – …

Google Features Dulwich Talent in Online Safety Campaign

Students from The Pauline Quirke Academy Dulwich in London has been selected to feature in a national online safety campaign film, designed to get teenagers working together to keep themselves safer on the web. The film, which features web safety tips from teenagers from across the UK, was screened as part of the Well Versed campaign at a special event at Google HQ this week, attended by YouTube stars, MPs and a host of the young talent themselves. The Well Versed campaign is fronted by YouTube storytelling star KickThePJ, whose teenage audience totals over half a million subscribers. Google and parenting experts at The Parent Zone joined forces to create the campaign together with the youth engagement agency, Livity. Aimed at 13-18 year olds, the programme was designed to encourage young people to take part in the creation of an online safety campaign supported by and targeted towards their peers. The internet is an integral part of teenagers’ lives, with independent research showing nine out of 10 teens sleeping next to their mobile phones and …