The Salopian Club
The Salopian Club
The Club currently comprises about 8,000 past pupils and members of staff, many of whom have become national names in fields as varied as astronomy and satire. However, rather less well known but equally important is the tremendous sense of community that our Old Salopians have with one another and with the School. Despite a diverse range of ages, occupations, and interests, the shared experience of years at Kingsland creates a great bond between them.
The Salopian Club exists to enable that sense of community to flourish – helping members get or keep in touch, and to continue to support the School in many diverse ways. Social and sporting events take place throughout the year, many of them at Shrewsbury, but some are national and even international events.
The Salopian Magazine
Our twice yearly magazine 'The Salopian' helps to keep Old Salopians in contact with and informed about their contemporaries, as well as keeping them in touch with progress and development at the School, and email news updates are sent out bi-monthly by the Director.
PDF COPY: The Salopian magazine is available in electronic (pdf) format. If you would prefer to receive your copy electronically, please email email@example.com.
All those who have been educated at Shrewsbury School are eligible to be members of the Club - and become Life Members through subscription as part of the School fees.
Academic staff are invited to become Honorary Members after two years service at the School. Other staff and Governors and those connected to the School can also be invited to become members.
Objects of the Club
To promote links and fellowship between Salopians of all ages.
To organise activities (sporting, cultural, social, business) in support of the above.
Together with the Governors, School and Foundation, to promote Old Salopians’ knowledge of and involvement in the success and prosperity of the School.
To help Salopians make the transition into their working lives and support the development of their careers.
The management of the Club is the responsibility of a Management Committee which, together with the Headmaster, appoints a Director to carry out the executive duties.
The Management Committee is supported by the Club Committee which meets biannually and is made up of the Management Committee, the Chairs for each aspect of the Club's activities and representatives of the School and the Foundation.
Pictured right, the Club Committee in session in January 2015. Clockwise from far left: Hugh Ramsbotham - Past President; Richard Boys-Stones (SH 1968-73) - Hon. Treasurer; John Rolfe - Director, Shrewsbury School Foundation; Peter Stewart (Ch 1958-63) - Chairman; Nick Jenkins - Director; Janet Scholes - Administrator; Sir Eldryd Parry - President; Elle Gurden - OS Ladies Joint Chair; Peter Fanning - Arts and Activities Chairman; Tony Barker (DB 1968-73) - Committee Member; Peter Birch (DB 1966-71 - Sports Chairman; Mark Turner - Shrewsbury School Headmaster; Kate Daubney - Careers Fellow. Photo taken by Adam Randles - Assistant Administrator.
|Chairman||Peter Stewart (Ch 1958-63)|
|Vice-Chairman||Position currently vacant|
|Hon Treasurer||Richard Boys-Stones (SH 1968-73)|
|President||Sir Eldryd Parry KCMG, OBE (SH 1944-48)|
Strategy and Plans
A revised Strategic Plan (2014-19) has been drawn up. The Plan describes what the Club will do, by when, and the resources and funding needed (including the level of subscriptions). It is available to download here. The draft 5-year Financial Plan can be downloaded here. These plans were approved at the AGM on 4 October 1914.
2014 - 15 Annual Plan and Budget
The 2014-15 annual plan and budget (August 2014 - July 2015) is available to download here.
The 2014 AGM was held during lunch on Old Salopian Day (4 October, 2014).
President - Sir Eldryd Parry KCMG, OBE (SH 1944-48)
After leaving Shrewsbury, Sir Eldryd Parry (pictured, right, with Lady Parry on Old Salopian Day, 2014) went on to study medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the Welsh National College of Medicine at Cardiff. In 1960 he was seconded for three years to University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and this proved to be a Damascene experience. In January 1966 he returned to Africa, where he held successive academic posts until 1985. In this way he has dedicated much of his working life to the improvement of medicine in Africa – particularly, the establishment of good health and good medical practice in that part of the world.
In 1988, he founded the Tropical Health and Education Trust, THET, which helps African medical schools and hospitals to improve staff skill levels. He chaired the Trust until 2007.
He received the OBE in 1982 and was appointed KCMG in 2011 for services to healthcare development in Africa.
He is married to the academic Helen Parry; they have four children and four grandchildren, and divide their time between London, Cambridge and the west coast of Wales. In his year of office it is hoped to hold special functions in Cambridge and Wales and he aims to represent the Club as widely as possible at Club and School events. (A fuller version of this report can be found in the Summer 2014 Salopian Magazine).
Chairman - Peter Stewart (Ch 1958-63)
Peter (pictured at OS Day 2014, in the centre of the photo with his predecessor as Chairman, David Thomas (Rt 1971-75) on his right and the new Sports Chairman, Peter Birch (DB 1966-71) on his left) was born in Montgomery and was educated at The Old Hall School, Shrewsbury School and Queens’ College Cambridge where he read Law. He retired in 2010 as Senior Partner with the firm of Wace Morgan, Solicitors in Shrewsbury.
Peter has served on a number of Committees, most recently the Severn Hospice and the Shropshire Welfare Trust. He has maintained a keen interest in sport as a player and spectator.
For the last seven years Peter has undertaken the role of Under Sheriff of Shropshire and was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County in 2011.
Peter is married to Carolyn and they have two daughters, Imogen and Eloise.
Director - Lt Col Nick Jenkins, OBE
Educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge, Nick was commissioned into The Royal Green Jackets in 1970 where he saw service in Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Falkland Islands and UK (including Northern Ireland and the MOD). From 1989-1992 he was the Commanding Officer 5th (Shropshire and Herefordshire) Battalion The Light Infantry and was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday 1992 Honours List.
In 1992, Nick (pictured above, in the centre, with his sons William (SH 1999-04) and David (R 2003-08) joined the staff at Shrewsbury School, teaching Classics. From 1995-2009, he was Housemaster of Oldham’s Hall. He took up his post as Director in February, 2014.