The Shirburnian was the official magazine of Sherborne School.  First published in March 1859, it was devised as ‘an outlet for its [the School’s] 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 resurrected in May 1864 and was published continuously from that year until 2010.

Find out the history of The Shirburnian.

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1859 : March │ April │ May │ June │ September │ October │ NovemberDecember

1860 :  May │ June

1864 : May │ July │ October │ December

1865 : April │ June │October │ December

1866 : April │ JulyOctober │ December

1867 : JuneJulyOctober │ November

1868 : MarchJuneJulyOctober │ November │ December

1869 : MarchApril │ May │ JuneJuly  │ OctoberNovember │ December

1870 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ OctoberNovember │ December

1871 : MarchMay │ JuneJuly  │ OctoberNovember │ December

1872 : MarchJuneJuly  │ OctoberNovember │ December

1873 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ OctoberNovember

1874 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1875 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ OctoberNovember │ December

1876 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1877 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1878 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1879 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ October │ November

1880 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1881 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1882 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1883 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ October │ November

1884 : February │ April │ JuneJuly  │ October │ November

1885 : February │ April │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1886 : January │ March │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1887 : February │ April │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1888 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1889 : February │ April │ JuneJuly  │ October │ December

1890 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1891 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1892 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1893 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1894 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1895 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1896 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1897 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1898 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1899 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1900 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1901 : MarchJuneJuly  │ November │ December

1902 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1903 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November

1904 : April │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1905 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1906 : MarchApril │ JuneNovember │ December

1907 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1908 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1909 : MarchApril │ July  │ November

1910 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1911 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1912 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1913 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1914 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1915 : MarchApril │ JuneNovember │ December

1916 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1917 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1918 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1919 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1920 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1921 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1922 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1923 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1924 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1925 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1926 : MarchApril │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1927 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1928 : February │ March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1929 : MarchMay │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1930 : MarchMay │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1931 : MarchMay │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1932 : MarchMay │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1933 :  April │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1934 :  March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1935 :  March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1936 :  March │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1937 :  April │ JuneJuly  │ November │ December

1938 :  April │ August │ December

1939 :  March │ August │ December

1940 :  March │ July │ December

1941 :  March │ July │ December

1942 :  March │ July │ December

1943 :  March │ July │ December

1944 :  March │ July │ December

1945 :  March │ July │ December

1946 :  March │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1947 :  Lent │ Summer │ Winter

1948 :  Lent │ Summer │ Winter

1949 :  Spring │ Summer │ Winter

1950 :  Spring │ Summer (Quatercentenary edition) │ Winter

1951 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1952 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1953 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1954 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1955 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1956 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1957 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1958 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1959 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1960 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1961 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1962 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1963 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1964 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1965 :  May │ July │ Michaelmas

1966 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1967 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1968 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1969 :  Easter │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1970 :  Lent/Summer │ Michaelmas

1971 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1972 :  Lent │ Summer │ Michaelmas

1973 :  Lent │ Summer │ Autumn

1974 :  June │  October

1975 :  February June │ October

1976 :  February │ June │ September

1977 :  February │ June │ October

1978 :  March │ July │ December

1979 :  February │ July │ December

1980 :  March │ July │ Michaelmas

1981 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1982 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1983 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1984 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1985 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1986 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1987 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1988 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1989 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1990 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1991 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1992 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1993 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1994 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1995 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

1996 :  Lent │ Trinity │ Michaelmas

From 1997 until 2010 The Shirburnian was produced annually:

1997 │ 1998 │ 1999 │ 2000 │ 2001 │ 2002 │ 2003 │ 2004 │ 2005 │ 2006 │ 2007 │ 2008 │ 2009 │ 2010

 

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