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Our History

DLD College London has a long, rich and vibrant history
DLD College London History

Davies Laing and Dick, commonly known as DLD, was founded in 1931 to provide tutoring for Oxbridge and Colonial Service entrance exams.

After the Second World War the college specialised in A and O Level teaching. The public perception of DLD and other crammers, as they were known, was not always complimentary: dingy classrooms in badly lit attics, not much equipment, little music and less drama.

In the early seventies former student Martin Amis, in his first novel ‘The Rachel Papers’ described the tutors barely half a mile from Campden Hill Square where the aim of the tour of the school was nothing more ambitious …than to show me it wasn’t a workhouse or a blacking factory.

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