Posts by: Robert McAlpin

A View of The Close – 8th January 2021

A View of The Close – 8th January 2021

From The Headmasters Desk So many of us spent much of last year looking ahead to 2021 with great hope. Whilst the new year has presented us with some additional challenges, we can see brighter times ahead. Charles Mackesy’s beautiful illustration and words (below) are a lovely reminder of that for us all. I remain ...

A Teachers Memoirs of Dover College

A Teachers Memoirs of Dover College

Professor John Hearn who was on the teaching staff of Dover College from 1971 to 1974, before he left to take up a teaching post at South East Essex 6th Form College before he turned to University teaching, has very kindly shared some of his memories during his time at Dover College, during his time ...

Old Dovorian Lodge Charity Update Dec 2020

Old Dovorian Lodge Charity Update Dec 2020

The Old Dovorian Lodge Charity News In November due to the Covid pandemic, The Worshipful Master was unable to present a cheque to Mr Simon Fisher BA the headmaster of Dover College. W. Bro Rupert Hill the Lodges Junior Warden, who as a member of the College staff was able to present a cheque for ...

The Dovorian News – Winter 2020

The Dovorian News – Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 Edition of The "Dovorian News" Dear Old Dovorian May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year, particularly in these challenging times.  I hope this edition of the Dovorian News finds you and your family well. Since last summer's edition and my letter ...

Science Lesson at Dover College 1899

Science Lesson at Dover College 1899

Unusual Science Lesson at the College 1899 A lovely report of the balloon flight - fun times for the adventurous and scientifically curious!   DOVER AND GRAVELINES FROM A BALLOON, by Percival Spencer. On September. 14 this year  the Rev. J. M. Bacon's interesting acoustic experiments in mid-air were to have been resumed at Dover ...

A View of The Close – 27th November 2020

A View of The Close – 27th November 2020

This week’s edition of “A View of The Close” by the Headmaster Mr Simon Fisher. FROM THE HEADMASTER’S DESK The week began with a thought provoking assembly on memories, given by Miss Armstrong. As well as pointing out the incredible capacity of the human brain (estimated to be the equivalent of 2500 TB), she reflected ...

The Old Dovorian Club

The Dover College Alumni, "The Old Dovorian Club, is your global Alumni network and lifelong connection to Dover College".