The Dunstonian Association
The Dunstonian Association has existed since 1897 to support and facilitate ongoing relationships across the Dunstonian community, past and present.
All pupils, parents and members of staff automatically become ‘Dunstonians’ when leaving the school and, over the years, the Association has enjoyed the company of a wide range of Dunstonians, near and far, including Lords, Knights, Members of Parliament, Nobel Prize winners,
writers, newscasters, and other influential members of society. The Association sports clubs have maintained the spirit of excitement and competition that accompanies all sporting endeavour, in the beautiful grounds at the Club House of Park Langley.
The Association operates from the College via the Dunstonian Office: it has over 4000 members worldwide and all communications go through a special Alumni platform called SDConnect which keeps Dunstonians connected thanks to a monthly newsletter, regular events, careers advice and job opportunities, a biannual alumni magazine called The Notes, Digital Archives and a range of branded merchandise (to be launched in Winter 2021)
The Association Honours Board
More than 70 Dunstonians have served as President of the Association since it was founded in 1897. A further 17 have served as Secretary and 15 as Treasurer. OD Notes were until recent years incorporated into the St Dunstan's College Chronicle and have had just four Editors since 1924. The magazine has been renamed The Notes and is published twice annually by the Association.
The Association has over 4000 members worldwide and whilst many members live in the United Kingdom, Dunstonians can be found all around the world.
The Objectives of the Association
The objectives are threefold namely (i) to facilitate and promote communications between members of the Association throughout the world and the College; (ii) to advance the interests of the College and, in particular, to facilitate and enhance its relations with its former pupils and its local community, and (iii) to promote and support the provision and availability of social, sports and other facilities for members of the Association, their families and friends.
Committee Members' Details
Every November, the Dunstonian community is given the opportunity to vote for a committee to represent them as the Dunstonian Association. All members of the Dunstonian community are welcome to run for the committee. The 2020-21 Association committee members are:
Chairman: David Edwards (’83)
Dunstonian Members: Peter Brown (’67) Julian Platford, Tom Coling (’01), Malachi Connolly (’11), Jemima Davenport (’14),
Dunstonian Officer: Iain Macdowall ('81)
SDC Members: Isabelle Blake-James, Robin Austin, Alex Brewer, Nicola Rich and Rebecca Watkins
If you want to contact one of the committee members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDConnect, the alumni software for The Dunstonian Association
SDConnect is the alumni digital platform for the Dunstonian Association and has many hundreds of live members. Amongst other things, it allows all past students, parents and members of staff to connect and reunite online. All Dunstonians are strongly encouraged to sign up to this platform in order to be kept up to date with all that is going on across the organisation and College.
You can join the growing Dunstonian community by clicking on the link below:
The Notes - The Official Journal of the Dunstonian Association (ex OD Notes)