The Dy’vorian Magazine (TOD)

The Dy’vorian magazine, initially entitled ‘The Old Dy’vorian’ and affectionately known by many as ‘TOD’, was launched back in September 2002. Since that time, a new edition has been sent to ODA members throughout the world twice-a-year by post. Now, however, the journal of the former pupils of Dynevor School, Swansea, is available online as well as in print.

The publication of all back copies of the magazine on our website is seen as an important step in building an archive of material related to Dynevor School. It follows upon the successful creation of the School Magazine Archive, which now comprises a complete set of issues from 1910 -1970, an additional number of editions from the 1970s and the Special 75th and 100th Anniversary Editions; these can all be found at

All past issues of The Dy’vorian magazine have been uploaded to the website and can be read by anyone who visits … whether they are ODA members or not … as it is now open access.

Search (top right) finds text on any page and in the pdf’s of The Dy’vorian Magazine, School Magazine and other documents on the web site. Text on pages will be found, though the success of a pdf search depends on the quality of the scanned original. We are working to improve this so if your search is unsuccessful and you are sure there is something in the pdf’s come back in a few weeks.

The current edition of The Dy’vorian will continue to be available in the password-protected Members’ Area of the website for an agreed time prior to being transferred to open access. This means that ODA members will still receive new issues in the post immediately upon publication as well as priority access to the current edition online in the Members’ Area.

So, if you’re a former Dynevor pupil, but haven’t yet joined the ODA – and, of course, if you enjoy reading past issues of ‘TOD’ – now is the time to sign up as a member of the Association for just £10 a year. Contact our Treasurer, Steve Way, on 07720251639; by email at; or alternatively, write to him at 9 Croftfield Crescent, Newton, Swansea, SA3 4UL.  

We still have back copies of certain issues of the magazine available so, if there is a particular copy or copies of ‘The Old Dy’vorian’ which you would like to purchase for your personal records, then please check with our Secretary, Phill Davies, by telephone on 01792 883978; by email at; or alternatively, write to him at Foxhill, 44 Llanedi Road, Forest, Pontarddulais, SA4 0YP. Copies cost £1-50 each including P&P to UK addresses.

We are committed to ensuring that The Dy’vorian magazine is interesting, informative, entertaining and relevant to all who have an interest in Dynevor School, Swansea – a publication that all Dy’vorians really look forward to receiving twice a year. So, please let us have your ideas on what you would like to read in the magazine. There really is a Dynevor story in each and every one of us – and, if it’s got a touch of humour or is a bit quirky, so much the better!

If you have any thoughts about articles, any photographs you think might jog a few memories or, indeed, if you have any comments at all about the publication – please just get in touch with the Editor, Tudor Price, at Articles for publication should not exceed 800 words in length and images should be in jpeg. format. 

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Commemorative Issue

During the lifetime of our bi-annual publication “The Old Dy’vorian” (usually abbreviated to TOD) there have been several articles by Emeritus Professor John L. Davies (Class of 1952) which have now been gathered together on the website for the enjoyment of Old Dy’vorians regardless of their Year of Entry.

They can be accessed from the following links:-

Fifties Reminiscences: A 2C Literary Initiative in 1954 (TOD 5)

Fifties Reminiscences: A Celebration of the Hobbies Exhibitions and Bennett the Indefatigable (TOD 15)

Fifties Reminiscences: Dynevor Geography Trips (TPD 17)

Fifties Reminiscences: An Undistinguished Career in Dynevor Rugby (TOD 18)

Fifties Reminiscences: Music at Dynevor (TOD 20)

Fifties Reminiscenses: Reflections on English Masters at Dynevor in the 1950s (TOD30)

Copies of all five TODs are still available from Dave Tovey or telephone 01792 873334.