Old Salopian Events

Please find below details of forthcoming events that are either specifically for (or involving) Old Salopians, or which may be of particular interest to them. 

Other school events of more general interest to Old Salopians will be found on the main Calendar page of the School's website, as well as on the Forthcoming Events pages of particular sections: Arts Events, Sports Fixtures; Academic Lectures & Events etc.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

  • 17:45
    Shrewsbury School Chapel Choir - Choral Evensong at Southwell Minster

    Do come and support the Chapel Choir singing in one of the most beautiful and historic cathedrals in the UK. Choral music to raise the spirits!

    Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

    FREE admission


Friday 3 October 2014

    OSYC - 2014 Arrow trophy

    The Arrow Trophy is an open sailing competition between independent schools, raced as an annual weekend regatta, in one-design yachts crewed by former pupils.

    The 2014 Arrow Trophy will be held on the weekend of 3 -5 October 2013 and OSYC will be entering two crews.  Please email david.richards@trinity.oxon.org for more details or to register interest.  This is always a competitive and enjoyable event, both on and off the water and we hope to equal previous successes.

    More details of the Arrow Trophy can be found at: http://www.arrowtrophy.org.uk/

  • 19:30
    Porthill and Radbrook 30th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

    Drinks:  6-7.00 pm in Quod

    Supper 7.30-10 pm, Kingsland Hall

    Quod open for coffee & drinks 10 pm  -late

    Dress code:  smart casual

    Guest List:  The latest list of attendees (30 September) is available to view here.  Any bookings posted in the last 2-3 days will not appear on the list.  If, however, you are planning to attend, and cannot see your name, please contact Miriam Walton in the Salopian Club Office as soon as possible:  oldsalopian@shrewsbury.org.uk

    The invitation can be found here.

  • 19:30
    Shrewsbury School's Musicians - in Concert at Myddle Parish Church

    Join us for the opportunity to hear some of Shrewsbury School’s talented musicians perform in the beautiful setting of Myddle Parish Church. This concert has become an annual fixture at the kind invitation of Fiona & Richard Wycherley (SH 1954-58)

    Tickets £5 from Richard Wycherley on 01939 290810 or on the door.

     St Peter's Church, Myddle, Baschurch Road, Myddle, Shropshire, SY4 3RX.


Saturday 4 October 2014

    Old Salopian Day - a day for all ages

    Old Salopian Day 2014 will be in a new format and free-of-charge including lunch and drinks.

    Guest List: The current guest list is available to view here.  If you are planning to attend and you do not see your name, please contact the office:  oldsalopian@shrewsbury.org.uk as soon as possible.

    Parking:  There is plenty of parking available but please note that it is not currently possible to drive across the whole site because there are building works in the Oldham's Gap.  Please look at this map to help you with parking on the day.

    The day is planned to appeal particularly to those who left Shrewsbury School between 1985-1995 with their families and a range of activities for all ages are being planned.  

    Masters and Housemasters from that era have all been especially invited and several have already indicated they will attend.

    As ever, all Old Salopians and Honorary Old Salopians from any era will be very welcome.

    Provisional Programme:

    11.00 am                       Coffee/tea

    12.00 noon                     Chapel Service with Choir

    12.30 – 1.15 pm             Drinks   

    1.30 – 3.00 pm               Buffet lunch, speeches and Salopian Club AGM

    3.15 – 4.15 pm               Lecture: Shrewsbury School in the Great War (Dr M M Morrogh)  and (concurrently) children’s activities 

    4.15 – 5.15 pm               Houses, Ancient Library and Art School open        

    4.30 pm                         Sabrina Rowing Club AGM

    5pm                               Tea

    A booking form with more details is being sent out with the summer edition of the 'Salopian' magazine and a copy to download is available here.  (Word file version available by emailing the office).

    For more details, please email oldsalopian@shrewsbury.org.uk or phone Miriam Walton on 01743 280 892.

  • 18:45
    Shrewsbury School Annual Fashion Show

    The Annual Charity Fashion Show, put together by members of the Sixth Form, is now in its sixth year.  

    The evening is sure to be a great collaboration of entertainment, with the Alington Hall transformed into a catwalk and students modelling the 2014 autumnal collections from local boutiques Templeton Jones,Chequers, EA Jones Vintage, Jaeger and jewellery from Boodles.

    We will also have an enticing raffle and interval entertainments, with the best-dressed lady winning a beautiful bouquet!

    All proceeds will be split between Brain Tumor UK and Ethiopiaid, both truly worthy causes to us.

    Tickets £12/£8 concessions or £6 for students and staff from Dawn Dunn on 01743 280500 or at reception@shrewsbury.org.uk

    The evening will begin with a champagne reception at 6.45pm.  The Fashion Show will start at 7.30pm in the Alington Hall.


Sunday 5 October 2014

  • 12:00
    Saracens Cricketer Cup Match at Denham on Sunday 5 October - Old Salopian Weekend

    Tim Lewis and Paul Nichols are looking to raise two foursomes teams (8 players) to represent the Saracens in this Cricketer Cup Golf Competition at Denham on Sunday 5th October from 12noon.

    If you are interested in playing, please contact Tim Lewis.

    Nick Pocock (O 1965-70) has been invited to captain the Saracens and select the two teams. 

    Tim is 'expecting a stampede for places as Denham is an irresistible Club with a challenging course and a superb kitchen.'

    Preference will go to Cricketer Cup Saracens.

     You will see that the entry form refers to WAGS as welcome: at a later date, Tim will be collecting the names of the forbearing and uncomplaining ladies who may wish to accompany those who are selected to play in this prestigious competition.


Wednesday 8 October 2014

  • 13:00
    Shrewsbury School Senior Saxophone Quartet perform in the Leeds International Concert Series

    As part of their prize for being named Chamber Champions in the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Festival in March 2014, the Senior Saxophone Quartet will be performing as part of the Leeds International Concert Series (LICS).

    Further details can be obtained from Maria McKenzie at mlm@shrewsbury.org.uk

    LICS website:  http://www.lcm.ac.uk/What-s-on/Upcoming-events/LICS-(Pro-Corda)


Friday 10 October 2014

  • 20:00
    The Trojan Women by Euripides - directed by Jessica Walker (EDH) at the Ashton Theatre (Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October)

    The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn.

    A modern adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy, directed by Jessica Walker (EDH UVI) as a Theatre Studies Independent Student Project and performed by fellow Upper Sixth students from Shrewsbury School.

    Free admission – please reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

    or Dawn Dunn on 01743 280 500


Saturday 11 October 2014

  • 18:30
    OS Sabrina Presents an Irvine Lecture: 'Everest Needs You, Mr Irvine'

    A lecture in memory of Andrew Irvine (CJB/WHM, left 1921), presented by the Sabrina Rowing Club and given by Irvine's great-niece, the author and broadcaster, Julie Summers, in the Yale Boathouse, Shrewsbury School.

    Julie, who is also the current chairman of the Mountain Heritage Trust, brings a unique insight into Irvine as well as a profound knowledge of the mountain itself. Superbly illustrated with historic pictures taken at the time, her lecture has been much admired by Sir Chris Bonington and many others. 

    A light buffet supper will be served in the Bowring Room in the Pugh Boathouse after the lecture.

    Ticket price: £17.50 (full price), £10 for boys and girls attending Shrewsbury School.

    An invitation to the event can be downloaded here.

    Please book in advance via the Salopian Club Office or phone Miriam Walton on 01743 280 892 to book and/or pay over the 'phone.

    Cheques should be made out to ‘The Sabrina Club’ and sent to Miriam Walton, The Salopian Club, The Schools, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

  • 20:00
    The Trojan Women by Euripides - directed by Jessica Walker (EDH) at the Ashton Theatre

    The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn.

    A modern adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy, directed by Jessica Walker (EDH UVI) as a Theatre Studies Independent Student Project and performed by fellow Upper Sixth students from Shrewsbury School.

    Free admission – please reserve your tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

    or Dawn Dunn on 01743 280 500


Sunday 12 October 2014

  • 18:30
    Concert and Reception: Shrewsbury School musicians in aid of the Shrewsbury Drapers Almshouses

    Shrewsbury Drapers’ Company present a Drinks Reception and Musical Soirée performed by the talented musicians of Shrewsbury School in St Alkmund’s Church.

    This year’s concert is being held in aid of the Shrewsbury Drapers Almshouses.

    Tickets £20 (to include a drink on arrival) from Jan Boyd on 07967 67 2523

    Reception:  6.30pm;  Concert 7.30pm

    St Alkmund's Church, St Alkmunds Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1UH


Wednesday 15 October 2014

  • 19:30
    An Evening with John Ngugi (Ashton Theatre)

    The legendary athlete John Ngugi chats to Peter Middleton, Master in Charge of the Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt, the oldest cross-country running club in the world, about his astonishing life and career.

    Featuring inside stories and anecdotes from the world of athletics and an extraordinary career, including his five consecutive IAAF World Cross-Country Championship titles and an Olympic 5000m gold medal at the 1988 Seoul summer games.
    There will also be a unique opportunity to put your questions to the greatest distance runner of his generation.

    Tickets are FREE, but there will be a retiring collection for the John Ngugi Foundation and Running Across Borders.

    Please reserve tickets at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool

    For further information, please contact pjm@shrewsbury.org.uk


Thursday 20 November 2014

  • 18:00
    Salopian Club City Drinks (The Travellers Club, Pall Mall)

    This popular event returns for a second year to the graceful and elegant surroundings of the Travellers Club in Pall Mall.

    Drinks and canapés will be served from 6pm.  More details will be released shortly.

    The Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP.  Telephone 020 7930 8688



Thursday 27 November 2014

  • 18:00
    Salopian Club Birmingham Drinks

Friday 5 December 2014

  • 18:00
    Salopian Club Shrewsbury Drinks

Saturday 6 December 2014

  • 14:45
    RSSH: Old Salopian Race (Darwin Statue)
  • 19:30
    RSSH: Old Salopian Hunt Dinner