Since 1927, the Doric Club has been active organising reunions and social events for former Architecture students and staff.
In 1927 a group of young enthusiastic architects in Oxford created the Doric Club to promote architecture with other aspiring architects in the city. Within a few months a room was set aside in Turl Street on the second floor in a timber-framed structure, and the original School of Architecture was born in 1929. In 2012 we celebrated the School’s 85th Birthday with food and drinks at the highly acclaimed new atrium of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Read more about the celebration.
During the meeting attended by more than 200 Dorians, memorabilia of the School and Doric Club were available for members to buy, including a CD of Reggie Cave’s talk on Oxford Buildings and a DVD of Reginald’s famous Teapot lecture. The insignia of the School, designed by Ablett in 1927, was also printed on silk ties and glass, together with a distinctive School scarf (clearly distinguishable from other Oxford Colleges by its longer width) which was made available at Shepherd and Woodward in the High Street.
The next big celebration will be Friday 2nd June 2017 celebrating the Club's 90th birthday. More information to come.