Carver Road, SE24

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Canon Alfred James Carver (March 22, 1826 – July 25, 1909) was a noted educationalist who as Master of Dulwich College between 1858 to 1883 almost single-handedly transformed it into one of the country’s leading schools. Under him it moved, in 1871, from the old College in Dulwich Village to the present buildings in College Road, and the present school colours and school magazine were established in the 1860s and 1870s, as were school societies such as Debating and Natural Science. By the time he retired as Master in 1882 Dulwich College was said to have expanded more rapidly in the previous 25 years than any other establishment and to be holding its own at universities. The street was named in 1912, and its houses are late Edwardian.

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