The Douai Society
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The Douai Society is the Society of the Old boys (and girls) of Douai
school which was run by English Benedictine monks at Woolhampton in
Berkshire from 1903 until its closure in 1999. At the Society's annual
dinners in the school refectory before closure one of the toasts was
"The Abbey and the School". The link between the two was what gave the
school some of its special characteristics. It is therefore appropriate
that this web site should include a link to the Monastery pages and to
the history of the Benedictine community from its foundation in France
during penal times.
The website consists of three parts; The Douai Society,
information about the School as it was and some historical information
about the Abbey and the foundations of the Monastic Community.
Additional contributions to these pages from past pupils will be
especially welcome. Use our contact page.
|The New Pavilion opened on July 9th 2017 in Memory of
Douai Old Boys who died in WW1 (Research courtesy of Richard Sims
Read more on the Pavilion News Page
What was it like to be at Douai in the early 1960s? Writer Tim Albert
(56/60/65) has recently published a memoir, 'Mostly we had it good: a
baby boomer’s journey', in which he recalls his time at the school.
An account of his arrival at the school in September 1960 is available on his website. Read More.