John Warmington, MA, Dip Lib, ALA, died suddenly in December 2019.
John was appointed Librarian at Sherborne School in 1985 and held the post for eleven years until 1996. Previously, John was Deputy Librarian at Westminster College, Oxford, and held qualifications from the Universities of Southampton and Sheffield.
As a boy, John attended Edgarley Hall prep school […]
The last time a general election was held in December was in 1923 when the Conservative Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin called a general election for Thursday, 6 December 1923.
At Sherborne School, the 1923 election debate was followed keenly by masters and pupils alike and in the School Archives can be found the reactions of a […]
‘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 […]