In Summer term 1958 an article about fagging written by the 14 year-old Tim Heald (Lyon House 1957-1962) appeared in The Shirburnian. Tim later recalled that he had been commissioned by Stanley Johnson (then editor of The Shirburnian) to write an attack on fagging for […]
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 […]
In his autobiography, My Life and Other Games (1990), Ian Messiter describes how an incident during a history lesson at Sherborne School became the inspiration for the Just a Minute radio panel-game:
‘On one occasion a master known as Mr Parry-Jones, or P-J for short, was telling the form about Edward V, […]
On 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.
Henry Robinson King, a Classics teacher at Sherborne School, described the 1 July 1916 in his diary as ‘Cold and objectionable till 4, then […]
The Buck’s Fizz cocktail, consisting of two parts Champagne to one part orange juice, was invented in 1921 by the bartender of Buck’s Club in London, apparently as an excuse for patrons to begin drinking earlier in the day! Buck’s Club had been opened […]
Daily readings (barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, ozone, rainfall) taken at the Sherborne School Weather Station, 1874-1886.
Select a date below to access a pdf of the weather chart.
Copies of the Sherborne School Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers held in the School Archives.
1952 Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers:
1953 Entrance Scholarship Examination Papers:
He was born into the Renton family on 13th March 1926, the son of a Gunnery army officer (M J Renton (b) 1912-1918). His surname was not changed to include ‘Sandys’ until 1946, following his father Mervyn’s death – hence Sandys-Renton.
As an only child for a decade […]
The Shirburnian was the official magazine of Sherborne School. First published in March 1859, it was devised as ‘an outlet for its wit, and also an easy means of printing all its News, both as regards those of us who are here and those who have left.’ The initial run was short-lived, but it was […]