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No Picnic by Julian Thompson

No Picnic by Julian Thompson3 Commando Brigade in the Falklands: No Picnic

Written by one of the senior commanders of the Falklands campaign. Drawing on British and Argentinean sources. Already a classic account of the conflict, this will appeal to all those interested in […]

Portrait of the Artist – 25 Bridport Painters & Sculptors

Kit Glaisyer

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This book focuses on twenty-five painters and sculptors associated with the contemporary Bridport art scene. The project was orchestrated by artist Kit Glaisyer and is a collaboration with writer Lu Orza and photographer George Wright. They each […]

James Pringle – Laugh Louder

James Pringle (a 08) founded Laugh Louder, (http://www.laughlouder.co.uk/), in his second year at University, and it is the only specific live comedy booking app in the UK.  He and his business partner Chris Quaile (m 08) launched the app in July 2012.  “It is a very basic app but fulfils the app’s primary function of allowing users to book comedy tickets. We are now raising finance to deliver the ultimate app for comedy venues, promoters, fans and comedians”, wrote James. […]

Books of Remembrance

For the first time over 480 images relating to former Sherborne School pupils who died in the First and Second World Wars are now available online.

Taken from the School’s Books of Remembrance and other sources in the School archives, this new resource makes available the names, and in the majority of cases photographs, of former pupils who died in the First and Second World Wars.  […]

Bowen, Myles (h 42-46)

Myles Bowen was renowned for his uncanny ability to find large oil and gas deposits, a talent which led to a huge expansion of North Sea drilling and transformed the energy sector in Britain.

The successful hunt for an oilfield requires academic geological expertise allied to a capacity to analyse data from seismic profiling of rock […]

Matterhorn Challenge for the British Heart Foundation

THREE former Sherborne School classmates are aiming high to raise money for charity – they are climbing the Matterhorn this summer.

Ali Earp from Ansty, Bruno Skinner of Lower Zeals and Cameron Maconie from Burley are determined to reach the summit of the 14,690-feet high Matterhorn in August.

 

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 And they hope to raise a mountainous £15,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s campaign for a new machine at Southampton Hospital. But the gruelling climb is only part of their challenge – all three admit that they don’t like heights! Ali said: “We’ve never done anything like this before which involves the level of training and preparation required.  We are well into our fitness regime, going to the gym several times a week as part of our six months’ build-up.” The training includes a climbing course on Dartmoor and another in Snowdonia as well as long treks in Dorset. […]

Pringle, Sir Steuart (f 42-46)

Lieutenant-General Sir Steuart Pringle, 10th Bt, who has died aged 84, was appointed Commandant General Royal Marines in 1981, and shortly afterwards was fortunate to escape death in an IRA car bomb attack.

When Pringle took over as Commandant General he immediately faced a crisis: following a defence review, the Secretary of State for Defence, John […]

Wadeson, Lionel (d 39-44)

Dr Brian Hanson writes:

Lionel Wadeson, who died on 13th November, aged 86, spent 26 years in the service of the Church as an Assistant Secretary, first in the Church Assembly, and then in the General Synod.

He was born in 1925, and educated at Sherborne School and St John’s College, Oxford. Unusually, he qualified as a […]

Shadowborne – Roger Norman

Roger20Norman20SHADOWBORNEIn the library of Sherborne School is a 16th century manuscript, The Book Of Shadowborne, giving a history of Sherborne which suggests an alternative origin for the town’s name, a different reason for Aldhelm’s appointment as bishop and a new explanation for the siting […]

Phoenicia’s Worlds – Ben Jeapes

Phoenicias_Worlds_-_Ben_JeapesLa Nueva Temporada is Earth’s only extrasolar colony – an Earth-type planet caught in the grip of a very Earth-type Ice Age. Alex Mateo wants nothing more than to stay and contribute to the terraforming of his homeworld. But tragedy strikes the colony, and […]