Anne Macfarlane

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Electric Trucks: A History of Delivery Vehicles, Semis, Forklifts and Others by Kevin Desmond (g 68)

Welcomed at end of the 19th century as the solution to the severe problem of horse manure in city streets, electric trucks soon became the norm for short-haul commercial deliveries. Though reliable, they were gradually replaced by gasoline-powered trucks for long-haul deliveries-although a fleet of electric milk trucks survived in Great Britain into the 1960s.

Industrial […]

Martyn, Philip Vivian (h 1951-56)

Flamboyant gambler and professional backgammon player who established himself as the best in the world during the Seventies.

Phillip Martyn prided himself on being “the world’s first self-professed professional backgammon player”. He even had an agent — Mark McCormack of IMG, who was better known for representing golfers […]

Long, Jonathan Arthur Deverell (d 1961-65)

Jonathan left Sherborne with the Brackenbury scholarship to Balliol College Oxford, reading history.  After graduating, he attended La Sorbonne and St Anthony’s College Oxford and attained D.Phil (Oxon).

His subsequent career was in investment banking in London, Switzerland and Nigeria.  He helped to set up FCMB, the first Nigerian owned investment bank, eventually being appointed Chairman.  […]

Chasing Balloons by Mark Floyer (h 73)

“Child of India, Oxford scholar, schoolmaster, published poet and father of four, Mark has lived a full life – but somehow his story always returns to cricket.

Chasing Balloons, his delightfully honest memoir, encapsulates beautifully the extraordinary grip this strange game has on so many of us.”

Stephen Chalke, cricket writer

Pulisher: Charlcombe Books[…]

A Busy Weekend for OS

The weekend of 10th and 11th of May was a busy one for OS.  It started with the Abbey House Dinner on Friday evening when we welcomed back 60 OS, their guests and current and former staff.  The evening started with drinks on The Upper, which looked glorious in the evening sunshine.  Although a tad […]

The New Sherborne Connect

Our upgraded Sherborne Connect network will be released at the end of the month. We are really looking forward to showing you our new platform giving you access to a whole range of new opportunities.

Sherborne Business Breakfast

7.45am in the morning of the 28th February saw the fourth Sherborne Business Breakfast kindly hosted by Lisa Marks at Stephenson Harwood in Finsbury Circus. We were very fortunate to be able to hear the latest thoughts on Brexit and the political world from Charles Lewington OBE […]

New and Improved Sherborne Connect

We are really excited to announce that we are upgrading our Sherborne Connect network.

Not only have we added a personalised news feed, but the new platform is completely tailored to your needs, giving you exclusive access to our large network of alumni and parents.

Stay tuned for updates!

 

University Visits 2019

The second week in February is the traditional week for the OSS to undertake a vigorous tour of universities up and down the breadth of the country. We started the week with a journey up to Manchester where, in conjunction with Sherborne Girls, we hosted a bar evening in the Cosy Club. A quick drive […]

Cumberlege, Marcus Crossley (d 56)

My lifelong friend Marcus Cumberlege, who has died aged 80, was a prolific poet. He lived in Bruges, Belgium, for 46 years. Earlier he had had several poetry collections published in the UK. Another 20 collections were to follow in Bruges by the time his Selected Poems (1963-2009) was launched at the city hall in 2010.

Born […]