‘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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Adam Crick, who died on 2 March 2016, taught English at Sherborne School for two terms in 2002, having previously taught at Tonbridge School and Winchester College.
Since 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 […]