Hubert Mainwaring-Burton (g 09) at the Noël Coward Theatre

Hubert Mainwaring-Burton (g 09) is currently performing at the Noël Coward Theatre in The Inheritance, inspired by the novel Howards End by E M Forster. The play runs from the 21 September to January 2019 and stars Vanessa Redgrave.

For more information visit the Noël Coward Theatre’s website.

OSS and Sherborne Old Girls University Visits

This February, John Harden and Anne Macfarlane were joined by the Secretary of Sherborne Old Girls, Fiona James, when they visited students in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Oxford.

It was, as always, a pleasure meeting up with our young, and in some cases, not so young OS, catching up on all their news and buying them some […]

Charles Eglington (1938 – 2018)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Charles Eglington (g 56).

Our thoughts at this time are with his brothers, Walter and Michael and their families.

Charles was a fantastic supporter of everything Sherborne – the School, the Pilgrims, the OSS, the OSGS, the Sherborne Foundation – […]

Tragic Death of Ian Williams (f 09)

Sherborne is extremely sad to share news of the death of Ian Williams (f 09). Ian collapsed at training with Doncaster Knights at Castle Park on Tuesday 20 February and, despite the best efforts of the emergency response team, could not be resuscitated.

During his time at the School, Ian boarded in […]

Edinburgh Lunch

We were delighted to see 15 OS and Sherborne Old Girls for lunch at Café St Honoré in Edinburgh on Monday 12 Feb. It was a very convivial gathering in a super restaurant and we are already looking forward to our next trip north of the border.


The Sherborne Connect App Has Arrived

The Sherborne Connect App Has Arrived.

Sherborne Connect is our exclusive OS networking site (, and already has over 1,200 members.

The Sherborne Connect app allows you to:

Post jobs, events, updates and photos from your smartphone in seconds
Browse the directory of OS for careers advice
Find and catch up with fellow OS worldwide
Travelling? Use the “near me” feature […]

John Harden Eats his Hat

At the FOSS (Friends of Sherborne School) Lunch, the day after the launch of, John very rashly said he would eat his hat if we ever got 1,000 members.

That figure was reached on Thursday 4 January,just one month and three days after the launch and today John duly ate his hat!

Membership now stands […]

Lloyd Collier (d 90) Writes about his Experience of Becoming an IRONMAN

It is difficult to do justice to the enormity of the IRONMAN experience for those who haven’t witnessed it, but here’s a brief attempt.

Imagine the atmosphere at the London Marathon when the sun’s shining and the crowd are there to cheer on their loved ones as they achieve something super-human. Feel your spine tingle at […]

Congratulations to Robert Key (a 63) Awarded Freedom of the City of Salisbury

On Wednesday 6 December Salisbury City Council awarded the Freedom of the City to Robert  at a special Full Council meeting held at The Guildhall.

Born in Plymouth in 1945, Robert Key served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Salisbury from 1983 until 2010. During his time in Parliament, Key was the Minister for Local […]

OSS and Friends of Sherborne (FOSS) City Carol Service

The OSS autumn events calendar concluded with the annual City Carol Service at St Olave in the City on Tuesday 5 December.

Over 100 OS and parents, past and current, gathered at Oliver Ross’s (a 76) lovely church, St Olave’s in Hart Street for a rousing carol service.  Our thanks to Oliver and Rico Tice (h […]