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Regional Groups

The London City Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at lunchtime in the Cock & Woolpack, a charming little pub in Finch Lane, just behind the Royal Exchange Building and two minutes’ walk from Bank tube station.

The meetings are generally well attended with ODs from every age group coming from far and wide. Among the regulars are Tony Bunting, Gerald Kityakara, Richard Robinson, Richard Upton, Paul Hayes, Chris Cox, Rod Glyn Thomas, Roderick Murrey, Roger McHardy and Arthur Ryser to name but a few.

For more information call John Sinclair on 07984 278476 or email

We meet  for lunch on the last Saturday each month (except December) at 12.30pm in the Brewer’s Fayre Restaurant, Premier Lodge, Marine Parade, Dover.

We normally have ex members of staff: Lionel and Nicole Gay, Peter Kershaw,George and Penny Matthews, Rosemary Rottenbury, Klara Stefan-Nelson, Jean Tuckwell and Pearl White. The Nickalls family (Guy and Kit, Helen and Michael Blackwood) come occasionally.

This year we have also had visits from Gerald Kitiyakara, Tony Bunting, Mike Lightbourne, Andrew Holmwood, Richard Peters – although not necessarily on one of these Saturdays.

We have welcomed Spencer Hogg from Lyme Regis and his son, George. Alan and Brenda Walker have returned to live in Dover and have now joined us.

Contact: Peter Kershaw (Staff ’94) – 01304 213478 –

The Old Dovorian Lodge No. 5647, founded in 1937, meets at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ on the First Tuesdays of February, April, October and December, usually at 4.30 p.m.  Visiting Masons from Lodges under the United Grand Lodge of England and associated disciplines are always welcome.  We dine after meetings at various venues nearby.

The Lodge exists principally, but not exclusively,  for men who are  Old Dovorians, Staff of the College and Parents of existing or former pupils and we welcome enquiries from prospective candidates and joiners, especially from OD’s.

Enquiries to the Lodge Secretary, Christopher West, tel:  01825 723520, e-mail


Over the past five years, because we seem to have gathered a great crowd of ODs in the Surrey/Sussex area, we have been meeting for a most enjoyable dinner at the Punchbowl at Oakwood Hill, near Ewhurst, Surrey. We have entertained nearly 20 people and always look forward to new members jo ining us.

If anyone would like further details, please contact Nigel Nicholson, telephone number 01483 273620, or e-mail


We always welcome new members. If you would like to join us please contact Richard Owen (Captain) on 01276 475950/07917 163244 or at