The Passing Bells, BBC1 – Hubert Mainwaring-Burton (g 09)

Hubert Mainwaring-Burton can be seen in the new BBC 1 First World war drama The Passing Bells which began last night, Monday 3 November and is showing in five 30 minute episodes from 7.00pm.

Hubert graduated from RADA this year and acts under the name of Hubert Burton.

Ed Ward (e 04)

Ed Ward recently came 2nd  in the British Inventor Project at The Gadget Show with his own invention, the Commuter X 4, a wearable fibre optic rear light for cyclists. The invention has been promoted in the Mail on Sunday and is also being promoted on Kickstarter:


A Message from our President

It is a very great honour to succeed Bill Hughes as OS Society President. I am glad to welcome you probably as a fellow OS or prospective or current parent to the website and I hope you find out all you need to know here. The OS office is unfailingly helpful and I am grateful […]

Personal Recollections of Christopher Chataway – by James King (a, 48)

I arrived at Sherborne in September 1944 and found myself in Mr M D Thomas’s class.  The classroom was the ground floor of a former house just outside the school gates.

The desk next to mine was reserved for a late arrival, […]

OS Day 2013

OS Day 2013

OS day 2013 was a huge success.

James Pringle – Laugh Louder

James Pringle (a 08) founded Laugh Louder, (http://www.laughlouder.co.uk/), in his second year at University, and it is the only specific live comedy booking app in the UK.  He and his business partner Chris Quaile (m 08) launched the app in July 2012.  “It is a very basic app but fulfils the app’s primary function of allowing users to book comedy tickets. We are now raising finance to deliver the ultimate app for comedy venues, promoters, fans and comedians”, wrote James. […]

Books of Remembrance

For the first time over 480 images relating to former Sherborne School pupils who died in the First and Second World Wars are now available online.

Taken from the School’s Books of Remembrance and other sources in the School archives, this new resource makes available the names, and in the majority of cases photographs, of former pupils who died in the First and Second World Wars.  […]

Matterhorn Challenge for the British Heart Foundation

THREE former Sherborne School classmates are aiming high to raise money for charity – they are climbing the Matterhorn this summer.

Ali Earp from Ansty, Bruno Skinner of Lower Zeals and Cameron Maconie from Burley are determined to reach the summit of the 14,690-feet high Matterhorn in August.



 And they hope to raise a mountainous £15,000 for the British Heart Foundation’s campaign for a new machine at Southampton Hospital. But the gruelling climb is only part of their challenge – all three admit that they don’t like heights! Ali said: “We’ve never done anything like this before which involves the level of training and preparation required.  We are well into our fitness regime, going to the gym several times a week as part of our six months’ build-up.” The training includes a climbing course on Dartmoor and another in Snowdonia as well as long treks in Dorset. […]

An Interview with the Rt. Hon. Sir Christopher Chataway

Christopher Chataway has led an extraordinary life. He will be known to many Old Shirburnians as the world record breaking runner who helped Sir Roger Bannister to break the 4 minute mile barrier in 1954 but he was also a successful broadcaster, politician, businessman and charity leader.

He was Captain of Boxing and in the Fifteen at Sherborne as well as being Head of House for Harper. He went up to Magdalen College, Oxford, after National Service, where he was President of the Oxford University Athletics Club. After leaving Oxford with an upper second in P.P.E he started with Guinness before moving to Broadcasting with the new ITN and then the BBC. He was elected for Parliament in Lewisham North in 1958, having cut his political teeth at the London County Council (later the GLC). He lost his seat in 1966 but was elected to the safe seat of Chichester in 1969 at a by-election. He served as the Minister for Posts and Telecommunications in Edward Heath’s […]