‘The most wonderful cricketer that ever held a bat’ is how Lillywhite’s Cricketer’s Companion described one of England’s greatest cricketers, W.G. Grace, who died one hundred years ago on 23 October 1915.
W.G. Grace (1848-1915) may never have played on the Upper at Sherborne, but on 17 […]
Six hundred and fourteen back issues of The Shirburnian dating from 1859 to 2010 are now available online at: http://oldshirburnian.org.uk/the-shirburnian/
The Shirburnian replaced the first school magazine, King Edward’s Casket, which had been published irregularly during the Headmastership of the Rev. Ralph Lyon (1823-1845). Described […]
On 30 September 1940, OS Spitfire pilot Squadron Leader Peter Devitt was in command of 152 Squadron based at RAF Warmwell when they were scrambled to intercept some 150 German bombers over Sherborne. Devitt later recalled his horror at seeing their bombs falling on the old […]
A new book about Alan Turing is due to be published by The History Press in September 2015. Written by Alan Turing’s nephew and fellow Old Shirburnian, Sir John Dermot Turing (Westcott House 1974-78), and using material from the School archives, Prof – Alan Turing Decoded takes a fresh look at the influences on Alan’s […]