Desert Island Discs castaways

desert-islandSince the first broadcast in 1942 of the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, twelve Old Shirburnians have been castaway and one has been castaway twice!

The castaways’ music selections reveal that J.S. Bach and Mozart are Shirburnians classical composers of choice.  As for their […]

Alec Waugh’s postcard from Mainz

the-doom-of-youth-prisoner-of-mainz-1919-illustrated-by-captain-rt-rousselOn 6 April 1918, nine days after he had been captured by the German army, 2nd Lieutenant Alec Waugh wrote a postcard from Mainz POW Camp to a schoolmaster at Sherborne School.

Follow the link to find out what Alec wrote on his postcard from Mainz.

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We will remember them: 2nd Lt. Robert Vinter MC

Today, 31 October 2016, is the 100th anniversary of the death of Robert Bagster Wilson Vinter who died from the result of injuries received at the Somme.  Robert Vinter attended Sherborne School from 1909 to 1914, during which time he was Head of the School, Head of Abbey House, and had secured a […]

OS Pilgrims – King Henry VIII School Old Boys Trophy

Dear OS

I’m not sure how closely you follow the School’s news but I’m sure you’ll be delighted to hear that the OS Pilgrims have won the annual Alumni Cross Country race for the prestigious King Henry VIII School Old Boys Trophy an unprecedented three years on the trot.

We are aiming this year not only to […]

OSS Property Reception

Some 50+ OS, and parents met for a very successful and enjoyable evening at Forsters LLP in Mayfair for our first Property Reception, on the hottest September evening since 1911. […]

Remembering the First Day of the Battle of the Somme

Sherborne School War MemorialOn 1 July 2016, Sherborne School will commemorate eight of its former pupils who died in the fighting on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

To discover their stories visit The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: We […]

Who Put the Buck into Buck’s Fizz?

Bucks FizzAn Old Shirburnian, of course!

Follow this link to find out Who Put the Buck into Buck’s Fizz?

Visit Sherborne School Archive News for more stories from the archives.

Posted 27 June 2016 by Sherborne School Archives.

Arab Springs & Parallel Bars

Photographs of the School Gym Squad dating from 1920 to 1970 are now available online.

Notable former members of the School Gym Squad include Christopher Chataway (1947 & 1948 Gym Squad) who went on to become a record-breaking athlete and set the pace for Roger Bannister’s sub-four minute mile.  Another member, John Cordingley (1933 […]

OS Day 14 May 2016

Despite the poor forecast we were once again blessed with good weather and over 350 OS and their guests enjoyed a lovely day on The Upper.


School House Dinner, Friday 13 May

217 OS, current 6th form boys, parents past and current and staff gathered on The Upper to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the House having its own Housemaster rather than being run by the Headmaster.  […]