Interested in Joining our Committee?

Now with the festivities becoming a memory, we are focussing on the year ahead and particularly how we can develop the society further for the benefits of our members.  
We have for sometime been mindfull that we need new and young blood on our committee to help drive the society forward so that it truly represents all its members and not just the old guard.
So, we are looking for new members to join us on the committee this year. If you are an Old Derbeian, which includes those who attended Derby Grammar School either as a student or member of staff, then you are eligible to be elected. 
Interested? – then contact our secretary, Alan Draper via the contact form on this site who will provide further details.

Great Feedback about our New Website……..

For some time now we have been promising a new fresh look for our website and social networks. Well even getting into social networking is a great leap forward for the society so we are really excited to be moving ahead with the changes.
Having canvassed members to guage what they wanted to see, we have put together the new site which has been receiving great reviews and praise form our members.
So what’s new?
  • Add Your Comments Feature – Here you  can comment on other members’ posts. A great feature which we hope you will use to good effect. Just head over to the Latest News Page and see the articles being posted. You can comment on these articles and have your voice heard on the site.
  • A more regular newsletter feature – Instead of the one a year newsletter, we are now sending out a monthly mailshot to all members with relevant and up to date news and information. Again this falls in line with members wishes for more up to date information.

  • We are working hard on the photo galleries, which were a little neglected on the old site, so please bear with us on this. You will also have the opportunity to upload photos you may have to the site either on the blog or to be sent to our archivist for inclusion in a gallery. More on this later.
  • Our committee principals now have their personalised ODs email address connected to the site which allows them to keep their personal email address separate. This is a great feature for them and allows you to have your mail directed to the individual committee member able to deal with your request. Just use our main contact form and you will see the drop down list of points of contact.
  • Our Online Shop is now open where you can purchase ODs merchandise and gifts.
We hope you like the new format which we will update regularly and hopefully attract more members as visitors to the site. We also want to encourage younger school leavers to interact with the site so we are in talks with the Grammar School to make this happen.
If you have any comments on the new site or wish to contact us then please use the contact form and a member of the committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

Memories of Old school

As a society of Old Derbeians, we have an archive of photographs of our time at school. We try to display these on our site in various places to evoke memories for our visitors to the site. See our Gallery page for more…..

Annual Events

We arrange events throughout the year to keep members in touch with each other and also arrange and sponsor sporting fixtures with DGS…..

Regular Reunions

Regular reunions are held with boys who attended the school together, These are a great source of comradeship and you are encouraged to join in with a reunion or indeed, start one of your own…..


Supporting Derby Grammar School

Our links with Derby Grammar School continue to thrive and we feel that 2019 will see another milestone in our work to include all present, and former pupils and also staff within the society…..

Number of Members now Registered

Flamsteed House

Following a request by the construction company building Kings Crescent for a historic name to be applied to part of the new building, the committee chose John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal, as the name to be put forward. John was an Old Derbeian, having left...

Event Dates Now Posted

Please keep an eye out on our Events Page as we are updating the events with the times and dates, now that we know the details.

The Derbeian Magazine – Winter Edition

Our thanks to Chris Varty - Editor of The Derbeian for allowing us to be included in the publication and being able to share this on our website. Just click on the image to read the article written by our archivist, Barrie Sheard.

Our Site is Responding Well

We have just been looking at our website stats for 2018 and, as you can see, the site is performing well with visitors actively & regularly looking at its content.

In Memoriam – John Reader Blackton MBE

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on 27 December 2018 of John Reader  Blackton MBE, principal founder of Derby Grammar School. It was owing to his experience and expertise in education as a Fellow of the Woodard Corporation that he was the driving...

We Need you to Join Us

We are looking for members to join the committee in 2019Your committee is looking for new blood to join its ranks in 2019! If you have some time to spare to help the society grow then we could really use your help. As a committee we look after society accounts, meet...

Another Piece of New News

Early December 2018 saw your three OD archivists enjoying a meal and a pint during their Christmas lunch get together. Usually meeting informally approximately three times a year future strategy is discussed and planned for the following year, so that each particular...

Are There Any Sleuths Out There?

Recently found within our ever-expanding electronic archives are a pair of most interesting coloured photographs taken in September 2017 just prior to the School Chapel being demolished. We were wondering if out there are any sleuths or OD's who like...

Percy Heylyn Currey – Architect of Derby School

A fascinating article, written by OD Andrew Polkey giving a summarised biography of Percy Currey. Full Article is here or click the book image.

Our New Online Shop is Open for business

We have for some time been toying with the idea of selling our merchandise online. Well, we have now decided that we will try this out and offer our members the opportunity of buying through the website. This feature is now live and you can start buying right away. We accept bank transfers and Paypal payments

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