Posts by: Robert McAlpin

School House Annual Lunch (1951 – 1960) at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge,

School House Annual Lunch (1951 – 1960) at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge,

On Friday 21st October a number of Old Dovorians from around the world had their annual lunch, at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge. The following Old Dovorians from 1951 to 1960 were in attendance, Patrick Kirwan, Peter Christensen, Patrick King, Tony Bunting, Clive de B Hovell, Roger Kagan, Mike Lightbourn, Ray Dias, Roger ...

Dover College 150th Anniversary Dinner

Dover College 150th Anniversary Dinner

On the 15th October 2022 a splendid dinner held in the Dover College 12th Centenary Refectory, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Dover College, which had been delayed from last year due to the recent pandemic. The diner was very well attended by all area’s of the Dover College, including a diverse range ...

Dover College 150th Anniversary Dinner

To celebrate the 150th year since the founding of Dover College on the 12th September 1871, where the College roll totalled the sum of twenty-one boys by the end of its first year. Now that we are finished with Covid restrictions, the college is finally able to host the banquet to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. ...

Dr Amanda Hopkins Ph.D. (B76 – 78)

Dr Amanda Hopkins Ph.D. (B76 – 78)

In Memoriam Dr Amanda ‘Kit’ Hopkins, Ph.D.  Belmont House 76 - 78 8th May 1962 - 19th July 2022 Amanda or 'Kit' as she preferred to be called, joined the girls at Dover College in the fifth form. Many of us were from an international background and thought of ourselves as rather cosmopolitan, but Amanda ...

Dover College Senior Prize Day 2022

Dover College Senior Prize Day 2022

The Chairman (Robert McAlpin) and President (Margo Mayhew) of the Old Dovorian Club were delighted to attend Prize Day 2022 at Dover College today. Everyone enjoyed a superb day at the College, where we were warmly welcomed by the Chairman of Governors (Michael Goodridge MBE), followed by the Headmaster, Simon Fisher’s speech, which included a ...

A View of The Close – 24th June 2022

A View of The Close – 24th June 2022

From The Headmasters Desk Despite the end of term drawing nearer, this week at the College has felt busier than ever. Assessments for all non-examination years are now complete, and the public examinations take place today. A great deal of time and effort has been put in to prepare for the Sports Days (this afternoon ...

Stuart Diekmeyer (St Martins 78-83)

Stuart Diekmeyer (St Martins 78-83)

Stuart Diekmeyer (St Martins 78-83) I was a boarder at Dover College from 1978 through 1983 and was initially housed in what was then called, much to the amusement and ridicule of the other boarding house’s inhabitants, the Waiting House. It did not help that our house tie was striped pink and black. The building ...

The Old Dovorian Club

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