Launch of the Digital School Magazine 1892-2015
Today a brand new section on this website has been launched: a full, digital set of School magazines from 1892-2015, which will be available to view online.
The School’s Archive Department holds a complete set of the Decanian magazines which are used extensively for family history enquiries and research on the School. Until today, these have only ever been available to look at within the Archive Department.
This new, fabulous, fully searchable, digital resource will not only greatly improve access for both researchers and the Dean Close community, it will also help safeguard the long term preservation of the original documents. The School has a fascinating past and an eclectic mix of alumni, many of whom feature within the pages of the magazines. School Archivist Grace Pritchard-Woods said; “This is a very exciting project which will make the history of the School much more accessible to the Dean Close Community”.
The digital magazine will allow everyone to read archived memorabilia such as a letter from East Africa in 1929 and transport themselves back to the archaeological excavations of Old Decanian Theo Culwick. Experience the run up to the Olympics when Denys Carnill arrived in Helsinki in 1952 as Captain of the British Hockey Team or read accounts sent home by Old Decanians fighting abroad during the First World War.