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 […]
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 […]