Benedict Cumberbatch may have gone to Harrow, but his father, the actor Timothy Carlton, came to Sherborne!
During his time at Sherborne, Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch (g 1953-1958) rubbed shoulders with the nephews of Alan Turing’s school friend, Christopher Morcom, and decided that he wanted to become a professional actor.
Between 1864 and 1922, the firm of Clayton and Bell designed eleven stained glass windows for Sherborne School, ten for the School chapel (although two were destroyed during the bombing of Sherborne in 1940) and one for the Upper Library.
Set into the windows of the Old School Room are the crests of eleven former Headmasters […]
An article published in the Old Shirburnian Society Annual Report in October 1898 reveals the large number of Old Shirburnians then working in India.
Photographs of Old Shirburnians commemorated in Sherborne School’s First World War Books of Remembrance have been used by artist Helen Marshall to create a digital mosaic of a British Army private killed during World War One.
The digital mosaic, which was commissioned by the BBC and can be seen outside Broadcasting House in London from 7-14 […]
Material from Sherborne School’s 1905 Sherborne Pageant archive is featured on ‘The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain’ website.
The project, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is examining historical pageants in twentieth-century Britain. Dr Tom Hulme of King’s College London has researched 60 […]
Edmund Mansel-Pleydell’s (f 1903-1905) name will be read out at the Tower of London this evening (30 September 2014) at sunset. His name will be included amongst the names of 180 war dead read out by Dame Helen Mirren. Drummer McKenna will play […]
In tribute to Lord Attenborough who died on 24 August 2014, aged 90, we remember the early days of his film career when he came to Sherborne School in 1948 with the Boulting Brothers to film The Guinea Pig.