The Douai Society
Douai Magazine Archive Link
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 - in Memory of the
Douai Old Boys who died in WW1 (Research courtesy of Richard Sims
- Link to Roll
- Link to WW1
- Link to the Original Appeal
- Update - John Wills, 30th November 2016. Thanks to
the generosity of over 200 former pupils of the school, we have reached
80% of our £100,000 target. A further £20k remains to be raised by June
2017. Please consider this Appeal.
There is an updated link for donations, which is https://thegoodexchange.com
(Type in Douai )
- The Opening - The formal Douai Park Recreation
Association opening will be on 04 June 2017
The Douai Room will be opened on Sunday 9th July 2017 by Cardinal
Murphy O'Connor, and the Society is planning a marquee lunch and
cricket tournament (against the Downside Wanderers and Old Worthians).
Tickets will go on sale in the New Year. In the meantime, anyone
interesting in playing in the match should contact Richard Sims on
Read more about the programme for the day. Lunch tickets can be reserved using the
proforma on the Events Page.
Link to the Wollhampton Cricket Club site
Since 23rd April 2014 =