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House Histories

Abbeylands, c.1900Histories of Sherborne School’s current and former boarding houses are now available online.

They include, where available, copies of the house photographs for each year, but there are gaps in our collections that we need your help to fill.  If you have […]

Robert Ambrose (d 77) in memory of Jon Beazley

Dear Friends of Jon Beazley,

I have a place, and all being well I’ll run the 2017 London Marathon in order to raise money and awareness for both Leukaemia Care and the UCL Amyloidosis Research Fund (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/amyloidosis/research) it was of course Amyloidosis which led to Jon’s untimely death. Our fundraising efforts for Amyloidosis have been ongoing since Jon’s death and the link to […]

Celebrating Shirburnians: Peter Twiss OBE

Peter TwissOn 10 March 1956, Old Shirburnian Peter Twiss (1921-2011) became the first man to fly faster than 1,000 mph.

Twiss, who attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) from 1935 to 1938, was a test pilot for Fairey Aviation and broke the World absolute air speed […]

International Women’s Day: an historical perspective

‘Even a Public School might be a little better for having two or three very carefully chosen women on the staff’

For 390 years, Sherborne School was a bastion of maleness with the boys being taught by a teaching staff made up entirely of men.  This all changed in 1941 with the […]

Alex Cree (b 98) Exhibition

Alex is holding an exhibition in March and April in Dorset. See the flyer below for details.

Alex Cree Ad for Exhibition

Celebrating Shirburnians: Professor A.N. Whitehead

The 15th February is the 156th anniversary of the birth of the mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947).

Whitehead attended Sherborne School (School House) from September 1875 to July 1880.  During his time at Sherborne he was Head of the School and a member of the 1st XV and 1st XI.  He […]

James Cochrane-Dyet (b 08) Fundraising for HCF

James Cochrane-Dyet is serving as a Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry and will be running the Hastings Half Marathon in March and the London Marathon in April in uniform, boots and carrying a 37lb pack. James will be running for the Household Cavalry Foundation (HCF). The charity provides charitable and pastoral support to all the […]

Celebrating Shirburnians: Sir Christopher Chataway

Today, 31 January, would have been the 86th birthday of Sir Christopher Chataway (1931-2014).

Chataway is remembered as a fine athlete.  During his lifetime he broke a number of world records, including in 1954 the 5,000 metres world record with a time of 13:51.6, and in 1955 in broke his own […]

Shirburnians: Men of Might & Muscle

If you need inspiration to spend more time at the gym then look no further than John Newman Taylor who served as Gymnastic Instructor at Sherborne School for 26 years from 1886 to 1912.

Find out more about John Newman Taylor & Sherborne School’s first gymnasium.

Visit Sherborne […]

‘You can’t imagine a public school engine leading a train astray, can you?’

Sherborne Schools Class nameplate, Wallace House (given to School in 1963)As many boys prepare to depart Sherborne for the Exeat weekend on board the ‘Sherborne Special’ to Waterloo, we thought it might be fun to remember the ‘Schools’ class of locomotives introduced by Southern Railway in 1930, in particular locomotive […]