Anne Macfarlane

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The White House, Holyhead, RM Cartmel (a 69)

The White House, Holyhead is the eighth title in the highly- acclaimed Novella Nostalgia series of modern stories inspired by iconic films.

Available to purchase on Amazon from 15 October 2019, The White House, Holyhead is based on the 1942 classic Casablanca, one of the world’s best-loved movies. […]

Wilsey, John Finlay Willasey (g 57)

John Wilsey (g 57)
Sherborne School Governor 1994-2001
Old Shirburnian Society President 1998

Nicknamed “Gregory Peck” for his dark good looks and commanding presence on Colonel John Blashford-Snell’s Blue Nile (Great Abbai) expedition of 1968, John Wilsey encountered more than his fair share of tense moments in a career during which he distinguished himself […]

Uren, John Michael Leal (h 40)

Sir Michael Uren, who has died aged 95, made a fortune in the gritty industrial fields of sea-dredged aggregates and blast-furnace slag recycling – and gave more than £90 million of it to chosen good causes.

Uren was an engineer-entrepreneur whose irrepressible energy and curiosity were directed towards […]

20, 25 and 30 Year Reunion Drinks for the Classes of 1999, 1994 and 1989

The Clarence in Dover Street, with its private bar space upstairs, is proving a good central location in London for our round of OS Pub Nights and it was ‘on duty’ again last night to host an informal get-together of OS who left the School 30, 25 and 20 years ago (1989, 1994 and 1999 […]

IT, AI and All Things Digital Careers Event

We had a great evening on Wednesday 11 September at our IT, AI and Digital Technology Careers Event.

A big thank you to Sherborne Old Girl Emma Taylor and Nimbus Ninety for hosting us, and to our superb panel Juliette Arbis, Mel Exon (A 89), Simon Giles (a […]

35 Year Reunion for the Class of 1984

Rico Tice and his merry band of helpers organised a hugely successful reunion for the Class of 1984 on Thursday 12 September at All Souls Langham Place.

Hubert Burton (g 09) stars in Enigma Drama at Salisbury Playhouse

Former Sherborne pupil Hubert Burton (The Last Post, BBC; The Inheritance, West End) is to star in a production of the Alan Turing drama Breaking the Code at Salisbury Playhouse in October.

Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code is the story of the brilliant maths genius […]

HMS Barrabbas, The Further Adventures of Jim Hawkins by Ben Jeapes (h 83)

Jim Hawkins witnessed murder and betrayal on Treasure Island, and vowed he would never return. Four years later, Jim is old enough to make his own way in the world, and determined to put his wealth to good use. But fate and the press gang have other ideas, and his reputation goes before him, thanks […]

Pope, Maurice Wilden Montague (a 1939-44)

Maurice Pope  died on 1 August 2019 in Normandy, France. Despite a valiant battle against a variety of ailments, he could not escape the wear and tear of his 93 well-lived years. His wife Johanna, daughter and five sons were at his side when he passed away. Three of his sons are old Shirburnians too […]

Studies on Ottoman Nicosia: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Early British Period, coedited by Stephen Boys Smith (a 64)

Preface Contributors Vera CostantInI, An Old Location’s New Life: Early-Ottoman Lefkoşa Recep Dündar, Nicosia according to the Population and Taxation Survey of 1572 Mehmet Akİf Erdoğru, The New Status Quo of the Monasteries of Cyprus after the Ottoman Conquest Mehmet Demİryürek, The Price of the Faith: Mukataa-i Patrikiyye-i Cezire-i Kıbrıs and Mukataa-i Şemʻhâne (1572-1612) Styliani N. LepIda, NicosiaThe Capital City of an Ottoman Province […]