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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. If you are new to the idea, you can see more details about how it works here.

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 celebrated its 50th Anniversary 'Golden Jubilee' with a fabulous party in June 2015, at the REAL Dodo Towers; Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, seat of the Verney family for more than 550 years. Click for pictures of the party.

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.

In 2006, the full year Dodo Pad was 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 2016/17 Acad-Pad and the soon to be released 2017 Dodo Pad (available June 2016) will be printed, for the first time, in full colour - bringing a fresh new look to the diary range which we hope you will love.

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:




2016/17 mid-year Acad-Pad range - available in 6 size formats


The 2016 - 2017 mid year Acad-Pad range, which starts in mid August, is available now