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So, what is a Dodo Pad?

Necessity, as we know, 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. 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, if you are new to the idea, you can see more details about how it works here.

And, why the Dodo?

Back in the deep recesses of the 20th 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. 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 extinction too!

Largely unchanged and still as indodispensable, despite deep digital incursions, the Dodo Pad recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and in its second half century is now printed in full colour, with a fresh new cover for 2018 bringing a contemporary look to the diary and calendar range.

1966 Dodo Pad with 2018 Dodo Pad and a historic fan of some of our past editions

In addition ot the original desk diary, we produce a wide range of alternative formats (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-August) Acad-Pad (perfect for students, scholars, teachers and professors) which also comes in a wide range of size formats.

If you prefer monthly organisiation chose our large month-to-view, full colour, annual Dodo Family Planner Calendar.

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:



The 2018 Dodo Pad diary and Calendar range


2017/18 mid-year Acad-Pad range - available in 6 size formats


The 2017 - 2018 mid year Acad-Pad range, which starts in mid August, is available now