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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jessica Darch (B83-87)

Jessica Darch (B83-87)

Jessica Darch (Belmont House 83-87) Jessica Darch studied architecture at Kingston University (BA Hons 1991) and is a self-taught artist. She started her painting career in the decorative art world, creating murals and special effects. She continues to paint large scale murals on both private and public walls. Simultaneously over the past 15 years, she ...

Julia Triston (DCJS 78 – 79  & B79-84)

Julia Triston (DCJS 78 – 79 & B79-84)

Julia Triston (Belmont House 1979-1984) Julia is a professional textile artist and educator. She exhibits and teaches her bespoke workshops and masterclasses throughout the world (in person and online), is the co-author of two popular books on Textile Art, and a selected member of the prestigious Textile Study Group. Julia has a deep-rooted passion for ...

Nausikaa Vassiliou (PoW 83 – 87)

Nausikaa Vassiliou (PoW 83 – 87)

Nausikaa Vassiliou, Prince of Wales House, 1983-1987 Nausikaa's journey in ceramics began in 1990. Self-taught, her idea was to bring colour and design to everyday objects. Nausikaa was deeply moved by ancient designs, such as from the Mayan, Minoan and Asian cultures, which she has incorporated into her art. After a twenty year break to ...

Conor Wilson (S86-91, DCJS 81-86)

Conor Wilson (S86-91, DCJS 81-86)

Conor Wilson (S86-91, DCJS 81-86) A Renowned Artist of The Early 21st Century Conor was born on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, two degrees south of the equator. He lived there until he was three, in a house on stilts that would rock with the earthquakes. The beaches were volcanic black sand, and when his ...

Old Dovorian Helping Ukraine Armed Forces

Old Dovorian Helping Ukraine Armed Forces

Old Dovorian Making A Difference OD Steve Wisbey (S80-83) has taken our school motto "non recuso laborem" to another level.   His company makes bomb disposal equipment and ships it all over the world, to some of the most inhospitable places you can imagine. They're gifting these sets of their Hook and Line kits to the ...

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