Durham School and The Chorister School announce plans to merge
The Governors of Durham School and the Chapter of Durham Cathedral have announced that Durham School and The Chorister School are planning to merge an...
OD Chris wins Sir John Gielgud Award
Chris Coleman (C, 2010-17) has recently won a Sir John Gielgud Award.
Chris, a drama student at ArtsEd, one of London's top drama schools, is ...
Creeping Behind the Iron Curtain
A new book by Francis Chadwick OD (S, 1944-49) about his experiences travelling by car across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1973-2003.

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From the Archives: Old Football Codes
Durham School can boast the fourth oldest rugby club in the world. Its name Durham School Football Club hints at the fact that its formation was well...
Total Swimming Launch Durham School Programme
You may be aware of our new partnership with Total Swimming Academies! As part of their School Facility Investment Programme, they will be renovating ...
ODs vs Durham School Cricket
In perhaps the latest ever start to the school cricket season, at the start of September the XI played an OD XI on The Playground.
Further fixtures...
New Durham School Advertising Campaign
The Development Team have been repurposing their time over lockdown to assist with marketing and recruitment. ODs in Durham may have noticed the new ...
COVID Does Not Stop Century-Old Tradition
At the end of the first week of term, our senior pupils took part in a ceremony that has taken place every year for over a century - The Signing of th...
Congratulations to Our GCSE Pupils
Congratulations to our pupils that are gearing up for the next stage in their education after receiving their GCSE results following a COVID-disrupted...
A Level Success
Our Year 13 pupils are discovering the world is their oyster after receiving their grades following the most difficult conclusion in the history of A-...
Not Staying in Touch is a "Biggest Regret"
A recent study has shown that one of the top five regrets in life is not staying in touch with our friends. Help us to help you by making sure we have...
OD Publishes Online Novel
Seymour Maddison (S, 1980-85) has published his first novel which can be read by ODs for free here...
Open Morning Goes Virtual
Sadly, increased COVID restrictions in the North East have meant that we will be running our 10th October Open Morning online. This will include a vi...
Young OD Selected for England Cricket Camp
OD Jonathan Bushnell (P, 2013-18) has been selected in England Young Lions cricket training camp. Best of luck Jonny!

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Geoff Parling (P, 2000-02) Bags First International Coaching Role
Wallabies boss Dave Rennie has appointed former England lock Geoff Parling as his forwards coach for his first season in charge, Rugby Australia said ...
Why Have This Summer’s A Level Exam Grades Caused So Much Trouble?
Reader in Economics Education, Dr Stephen Proud (L, 1991-98) explores what happened to this year's examinations in this article. https://bit.ly/2Z2ksp8...
New Term, New Rules
Every autumn for over 600 years, Durham School has opened its doors to a new cohort of pupils. This year we have brought in several rule changes to be...
Advertise in the 2020 Dunelmian
We are preparing the 2020 Dunelmian for publication before Christmas.

As in previous years, we are working with publishers Remember Media.

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Durham School Open Heritage Day Online
Durham School is a long time supporter of the national heritage open days programme that opens up historic building that are usually closed to the pub...
Old Dunelmian September Dinner Cancelled
It is with sadness the OD Society Committee and Durham School have jointly agreed to cancel this September’s planned OD Annual Dinner. All non-...
OD London Dinner 2021 - Save the date
The OD London Dinner is planned for Friday 12 February 2021, at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London.
Save the date – Booking fro...
Announcements
Please remember that we regularly post announcements about ODs and staff via the OD Website www.olddunelmians.org.uk...
Missing OD Project
We are looking for volunteers to help us to trace some of the hundreds of missing ODs on our database. If you have a hour to spare to look through o...
Rod helps School to Assess Risk
OD Society Registrar, Rod Hepple Wilson, gave his professional expertise to support the School as it reopend in June. Rod, a partner at Partner at J & H-W Partners LLP...
OD Interview: Dick Elsy on leading the Ventilator Challenge UK consortium
The Ventilator Challenge UK consortium has exemplified the engineering response to the Covid-19 crisis. Jon Excell spoke to the group’s leader &...
OD Society Committee Meet on Zoom
The OD Society has continued to be active during lockdown and have hosted two online meetings via Zoom. The OD Society are working with the Developme...
ODs Deliver 6th Form Lecture Series
Thank you to all the ODs who have given live or recorded lectures as part of our eight week 6th Form Lecture Series. They have provided interesting i...
Virtual Speech Day
At 7pm on Friday 31 July Durham School will host its first ever Online Speech Day via its Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/DurhamSchool1414/...
OD Office Closed for the Summer
Durham School will be working on a reduced team in August, with many staff taking a well-earned break. We will be checking voicemail, email and post,...
OD Performing "at the Met" this Weekend!
Rob Ainsley OD is playing for American opera star Renée Fleming in a streaming gala gig on 1 August for the Met.

You can buy tickets for...
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