In 1931, Charles Bathurst 1st Viscount Bledisloe (1867-1958), an Old Shirburnian and then Governor-General of New Zealand, donated a cup for the national Rugby Union teams of Australia and New Zealand to compete for. Over 80 years later, New Zealand’s All Blacks and Australia’s Wallabies still compete for the Bledisloe Cup, which remains […]
A series of charts recording the weather in Sherborne between 1874 and 1886 have been digitised and are now available online.
The daily readings taken from a weather station at Sherborne School reveal the temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, ozone and rainfall during a period known as the Agricultural […]
On 28 June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty that officially ended the First World War, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Although the conference was attended by representatives of nearly thirty nations, the treaty was essentially written by ‘The Big Four’, France, Britain, Italy and the USA.
To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the publication in 1859 of the first issue of The Shirburnian, Sherborne School’s Art Department are appealing for help to restore to working order the Atlas Press that was originally used for proofing the magazine.
The School’s Art Department would love to continue the Atlas Press’s […]
Having first joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, in 1944 Lieutenant Austin transferred to the 12th (Green Howards) Parachute Battalion.
During the Normandy Airborne landings […]
The first issue of The Shirburnian was published 160 years ago 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’, and today remains the School’s main publication […]