‘Lector si monumentum requiris circumspice’.
The epitaph on the tomb in St Paul’s Cathedral of the architect Sir Christopher Wren – ‘Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you’ – can also apply to the architects of Sherborne – School and town. Built using Sherborne Inferior Oolite and Ham Hill stone, the buildings of Sherborne blend together […]
Mrs Daphne Holmes (1928-2019) died at Sherborne on 23 September 2019.
In 1952, Daphne Woosnam was married to Hughie Holmes (1910-1993) in Builth Wells, with Mickey Walford as Hughie’s best man.
Hughie Holmes had joined the teaching staff at Sherborne School in September 1932 and was Housemaster of Lyon House from 1946 to 1961. He went on […]
David Sydney Smart MA (1944-2019) died at the Yeatman Hospital on 14 September 2019.
David was appointed mathematics master at Sherborne School in 1967 and was Head of Mathematics from 1972 to 1987. He was Director of Studies from 1985 until his retirement in 2004.
A service of thanksgiving for David’s life will be held in Sherborne Abbey […]
It was with great sadness that the School community heard that Petronella Macnaghten had died on 28 August 2019. Petronella arrived at Sherborne in 1974, when her husband Robin Macnaghten was appointed Headmaster. On Robin’s retirement as Headmaster in 1988, Robert Glen wrote the following tribute to […]