Anne Macfarlane

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Chasing Balloons by Mark Floyer (h 73)

“Child of India, Oxford scholar, schoolmaster, published poet and father of four, Mark has lived a full life – but somehow his story always returns to cricket.

Chasing Balloons, his delightfully honest memoir, encapsulates beautifully the extraordinary grip this strange game has on so many of us.”

Stephen Chalke, cricket writer

Pulisher: Charlcombe Books[…]

A Busy Weekend for OS

The weekend of 10th and 11th of May was a busy one for OS.  It started with the Abbey House Dinner on the Friday evening when we welcomed back 60 OS, their guests and current and former staff.  The evening started with drinks on The Upper, which looked glorious in the evening sunshine.  Although a […]

The New Sherborne Connect

Our upgraded Sherborne Connect network will be released at the end of the month. We are really looking forward to showing you our new platform giving you access to a whole range of new opportunities.

Sherborne Business Breakfast

7.45am in the morning of the 28th February saw the fourth Sherborne Business Breakfast kindly hosted by Lisa Marks at Stephenson Harwood in Finsbury Circus. We were very fortunate to be able to hear the latest thoughts on Brexit and the political world from Charles Lewington OBE […]

New and Improved Sherborne Connect

We are really excited to announce that we are upgrading our Sherborne Connect network.

Not only have we added a personalised news feed, but the new platform is completely tailored to your needs, giving you exclusive access to our large network of alumni and parents.

Stay tuned for updates!

 

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 […]