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So, what is a Dodo Pad?

Necessity, as we know, is the mother of invention - although in this case it was Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney) the father, who came up with this brilliant weekly planner grid solution to life’s dates and deadlines. It was created to aid organisation in the form of a spiral bound, lie flat, almost impossible to lose (due to the nature of its annually altering, brightly coloured cover) desk diary.
Back in the deep recesses of the last century around 1966, the Dodo Pad diary (a week-to-view combined memo-doodle-engagement-planner-diary-organiser-message-ment book) was a new-fangled invention, instantly accepted by grateful users as utterly indodispensable. 50 years on, largely unchanged and still as indodispensable, despite deep digital incursions, the Dodo Pad celebrates its 50th Anniversary 'Golden Jubilee' with a fabulous party to be held at the REAL Dodo Towers; Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, seat of the Verney family for more than 550 years. Click here for ticket information.

Today, Lord Dodo has bowed to the pressures of modern times and developed a wide range of alternative formats (pocket, wall, looseleaf, large, small etc. (including Filofax compatible refills in a variety of sizes), to suit the individual and ever widening needs of his esteemed customers.

More recently, the full year Dodo Pad has been joined by its younger offspring; the equally acclaimed mid year (August-August) Acad-Pad (perfect for students, scholars, teachers and professors) and even more recently, a large month-to-view, full colour, annual Dodo Family Planner Calendar has been hatched. The uninitiated may require more fundamental information: So, exactly what is a Dodo Pad?

Click below to compare sizes, peek inside to see the design and style of these iconic diary-planner-organisers or go straight to these formats for more details and to purchase from our cyber shop:

2015 range of Dodo Pad diaries and calendars - available in various formats from June 2014

The 2015 Dodo Pad Calendar year range is still available (the 2016 Golden Jubilee edition arrives in June)

The 2015 - 2016 mid year Acad-Pad range, which starts mid August, is available now
The 2014 - 2015 Acad-Pad range is still available here on half price sale!