Anne Macfarlane

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University Visits 2019

The second week in February is the traditional week for the OSS to undertake a vigorous tour of universities up and down the breadth of the country. We started the week with a journey up to Manchester where, in conjunction with Sherborne Girls, we hosted a bar evening in the Cosy Club. A quick drive […]

Cumberlege, Marcus Crossley (d 56)

My lifelong friend Marcus Cumberlege, who has died aged 80, was a prolific poet. He lived in Bruges, Belgium, for 46 years. Earlier he had had several poetry collections published in the UK. Another 20 collections were to follow in Bruges by the time his Selected Poems (1963-2009) was launched at the city hall in 2010.

Born […]

Mr Five Per Cent, The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man by Jonathan Conlin (b 94)

When Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955 at the age of 86, he was the richest man in the world, known as ‘Mr Five Per […]

Sherborne Market

We know that Shirburnians are a creative and entrepreneurial lot and we thought it was about time you had somewhere to advertise and share your products, services and ideas. Sherborne Connect is the ideal place and we have created a group especially for you called, Sherborne Market . Please feel free to promote your businesses […]

New Boarding House at Sherborne

It’s an exciting time for Sherborne School as today we announce the addition of a ninth boarding House to our boarding provision. In response to very high levels of demand for places, Westcott House will provide places for 65 new boarders. The additional boarding places will enable […]

Evita

UK politics appears in a state of  turmoil at present but its current machinations pale in comparison with the Machiavellian manoeuvres in 1940’s and 50’s  Argentina as told in the Joint Schools’ production of Evita. The School kindly gave us carte blanche to invite local […]

City Carol Service

St Olave’s Hart Street is one of those City of London churches so admired by John Betjeman and it provides an atmospheric setting for our annual carol service. Whilst in no way deflecting from the traditional format of lessons and carols, our service was enhanced with anthems sung beautifully by the St Olave Choral Scholars […]

Media Lunch

Autumn gales on the eve of the 2018 Media Lunch threw the rail network into complete chaos. Would this result in our guests being unable to make it to the lunch? Not a bit of it!  Turnout was 100% and the party atmosphere was in full swing by the time Anne and I emerged from […]

Wallace House Dinner

40 years ago Elmdene, for so long a waiting house for third formers, was transformed into Sherborne’s ninth all-age boarding house. It was therefore very appropriate that so many of the entry from the early years of Wallace House were present at a dinner held at Dirty Bones in Kensington in November. […]

Pub Night for the Classes of 1993 and 2003

The best way of engaging OS in their thirties and forties who are leading frantically busy leads to much head-scratching in the OS Office. It was therefore a pleasure to see leavers from 1993 and 2003 for a drink after work in The Happenstance Bar in the City. As ever with year-group events, they were […]