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So, what is a Dodo Pad?

This uniquely practical and humorous diary, put quite simply, aids organisation. It started life in the form of a week-to-view spiral bound, lie flat, almost impossible to lose (due to the nature of its annually altering, brightly coloured cover) desk diary. If you are new to the idea, you can see more details about how it works here. Necessity is the mother of invention - but it was a father, Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney), who came up with this brilliant weekly planner grid solution to life’s dates and deadlines.

In the Dodo Pad calendar year range, in addition to the original desk diary, we now produce a wide range of alternative WEEK-TO-VIEW formats (A5 spiral bound, pocket, wall & looseleaf in various sizes, including Filofax compatible refills in Personal, A5 and A4), to suit everyone's individual needs.

If you prefer to organise around the academic year, chose the mid-year (August-September) Acad-Pad (perfect for students, scholars, teachers and professors) which this year, due to COVID-19 and our inability to get them printed in time, comes in 4 downloadable formats.

If you prefer MONTHLY organisiation chose our large month-to-view, wall-hanging annual Dodo Family Planner Calendar.


Why use a Dodo Pad?


And, why the Dodo?

Back in 1966, the Dodo Pad diary (a combined memo-doodle-engagement-planner-diary-organiser-message-ment book) was a new-fangled invention, instantly accepted by grateful users as utterly indodispensable. The 'headline' on the front of the Dodo Pad diary read (and still reads): 'If you too are nearly extinct with the daily pressures of modern life, then try the Dodo Pad' and on the back cover: 'After using your Dodo Pad for a year you may find you're not as extinct as all that!' with an illustration of a mother and baby dodo. The pressures of modern life are just as relevant today (maybe more so) and the Dodo Pad will help keep you from feeling extinct too!

Largely unchanged and still as 'indodispensable', despite deep digital incursions, the Dodo Pad celebrated its 50th anniversary with a big party in 2015.

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...