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.

If you would like to register your attendance at Old Salopian Day 2017 on 30th Seprtember, please do so here.

Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • 18:00
    A Magical Experience: Chapel Choir sings Evensong at Keble College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the splendour of the chapel of Keble College, Oxford.

    The School's Chapel Choir is in very fine form under its Director, Mr Alex Mason, and numbers in the choir have blossomed since the introduction of full co-education.  It is both a delight and honour to sing in Keble college. Founded in memory of John Keble and designed by Butterfield, the chapel has a splendid accoustic for choral music and will, undoubtedly, provide a magical and memorable experience.

    After the service, the Headmaster, Director of Music, Mr John Moore and senior members of staff will be hosting a reception at the nearby Pitt Rivers Museum on South Parks Road (postcode OX1 3PP) for all members of the congregation.  All OS are very welcome to join us.

    We will be running a free Supporters' Coach from Shrewsbury to Oxford, departing from the Alington Hall at 2pm and leaving Oxford after the reception at about 9pm.

    Please contact Nikki Bevan (nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk) to confirm your attendance at Evensong or to book a place on the coach.

    Please be sure not to miss out on what will be a wonderful experience.

    For those travelling to Oxford by car, information on parking near Keble College is published on their website:  http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/conferences/parking.


Saturday 30 September 2017

    OS Day 2017 Last Opportunity to Book!

    One of the highlights of the OS Calendar, OS Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 30th September.

    As usual there will be activities throughout the day, which are open to all Old Salopians, as well as their spouses and partners. The timetable runs as follows:

    12.30 - Reception, drinks and light buffet in Quod

    1.45 - Opening of the refurbished Moser Library

    2.15 - OS football and hockey vs The School

    2.15 - Displays in various locations.

    4.00 - Tea in Quod

    4.30 - 5.30 - Houses open for visits

    6.30 - Pre-dinner drinks for invited anniversary year groups

    7.30 - Anniversary black tie dinner for invited groups

    The anniversary black tie dinner in the evening will be open to Old Salopians who left the School in 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987 and 1997, as well as anyone who left prior to 1957. Spouses and partners are also welcome.

    Last year we welcomed a number of people back to the School for the first time since they had left, as well as a number of familiar faces, and the feedback was very positive, so please do consider coming along and bringing your contemporaries with you.

    Booking forms have been distributed with the latest copy of the Salopian Magazine, but please don't hesitate to contact us at oldsalopian@shrewsbury.org.uk if you need a copy.  All bookings need to be made by Wednesday 13th September, please!

    For a list of those attending so far, please see here; for a copy of the booking form, please click here.


Sunday 1 October 2017

  • 14:00
    Football: Alex Wilson Memorial Match

Monday 2 October 2017

  • 19:30
    "From Judge Dredd to The Walking Dead - 25 years in comic books": Charlie Adlard (OS)

    Charlie Adlard (Rb 1979-84) has been working in the comic industry for over 20 years. He has spent the majority of his time since 2004 working on The Walking Dead, for which he has received many industry awards.

    In his time as a cartoonist he has worked on many other projects as far-reaching as Mars Attacks, The X-Files, Judge Dredd, Savage, Batman, X-Men, Superman and creator-owned projects closer to his heart like Astornauts In trouble, Codeflesh, Rock Bottom and White Death.

    Charlie will be giving an illustrated account of his successful career in the comic industry.

    This talk is part of the Art Society Lecture Series and takes place in the Art School Lecture Theatre. There is no charge for admission.


Thursday 19 October 2017

    National Theatre 'St George & The Dragon' featuring Richard Goulding

    Richard Goulding (I 1992-97) is a regular performer in London and the West End and most recently he has appeared as Prince Harry in the award winning television play 'Charles III'.  His performance in the National Theatre's 'St George and the Dragon' by Rory Mullarky will be followed by OS drinks at the National Theatre with Richard in attendance.  

    Tickets (£15.00-£45.00) can be purchased online: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk, or via the box office on 020 7452 3000 - but please apply quickly as tickets are selling well!  In addition, if you are planning to attend the drinks event, please contact Kate Hodge on khodge@shrewsbury.org.uk.


Wednesday 1 November 2017

  • 16:00
    A Guided Tour of the British Museum's Parthenon (Elgin) Sculptures

    Find out more about the Elgin Marbles with Nicholas Barber (SH 1954-58) a former British Museum Trustee

    If you have ever wanted to know the inside story of the controversy behind the so-called ‘Elgin Marbles’, or simply have never had the opportunity to see them in all their splendour, then please take advantage of Nicholas Barber’s expertise and join us for his special tour of the marbles at the British Museum on 1st November at 4.00pm. Nicholas will place the marbles in their historical context, explain their significance and symbolism (especially the famous frieze) and describe their fascinating story. He will also comment on their controversial acquisition by Lord Elgin, as well as more generally describe the method of their display and their split location between London and Athens.

    The tour commences at 4.00pm, so please meet promptly by the Information desk in the British Museum’s Great Court. Following the talk there will be a drinks reception to begin at about 5.15pm at The Plough (1st floor), 27 Museum Street, WC1A 1LH.

    Cost: £15.00/ticket – tour, 'whisper'-sound system and drinks/nibbles included. Please book tickets at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/401208, or contact khodge@shrewsbury.org.uk to secure places.  We are limited to a maximum of 50 places, and so are restricting tickets to two per booking. Tickets must be purchased by Friday 20th October and no refunds will be made after this date, unless there is particularly high demand and the Club is able fill the outstanding place (s).

    Location:  The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG.

    Further Background Information:

    The Parthenon in Athens was built nearly 2,500 years ago as a temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena. The building was altered and the sculptures much damaged over the course of the centuries. Used as a gunpowder store in 1687, a huge explosion blew the roof off and destroyed a large portion of the remaining sculptures and the building has been a ruin ever since.

    By 1800 only about half of the original sculptural decoration remained. Lord Elgin, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, acting with the full knowledge and permission of the British and Greek authorities, removed about half of the remaining sculptures from the fallen ruins; the other half remaining in Athens. Lord Elgin was passionate about ancient Greek art and transported the sculptures to Britain. Their arrival in London was to make a profound impression upon western ideas of art and taste. 

    Despite a programme of restoration of the Acropolis monuments, the Greek authorities have now removed all the architectural sculptures from the Parthenon. Archaeologists worldwide are agreed that the surviving sculptures could never be re-attached to the existing structure.

    The sculptures in London, sometimes known as the ‘Elgin Marbles’, have been on permanent public display in the British Museum since 1817. Here, this unparalleled collection is seen by a world audience and actively researched by international scholars. Since the early 1980s, Greek governments have argued for the permanent removal back to Athens of all the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum; it has also disputed the British Museum Trustees’ legal title to the sculptures and the debate continues. 


Thursday 16 November 2017

  • 18:00
    Calling OS in Edinburgh

    Working with Alex Thomason (G 2004-09), who has been in Edinburgh for some years now, the Salopian Club are planning drinks and nibbles at Wighams Wine Bar, 13 Hope Street, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9JR on 16th November 2017 at 6.00pm.

    Please hold the date if you are in the area at the time: OS students at the University are very welcome too!


Thursday 23 November 2017

  • 17:00
    Salopian Club AGM, RAF Club, Piccadilly
  • 18:00
    Salopian Club City Drinks, RAF Club, Piccadilly

Thursday 30 November 2017

  • 18:00
    Salopian Club Birmingham Drinks, All Bar One, Newhall Street
  • 18:00
    Salopian Club Birmingham Drinks

    Drinks and Canapes from 6pm, All Bar One, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3NY.


Saturday 2 December 2017

    OSH Run and Dinner

Sunday 3 December 2017

  • 18:30
    Salopian Club and Foundation Christmas Drinks

    Drinks and Canapes from 6.30pm, Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School.


Monday 11 December 2017

  • 18:30
    New York Dinner

    All OS in the New York area are cordially invited to join the Salopian Club and Shrewsbury School Foundation for dinner at the New York Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue, NY 10022.  Drinks from 6.30pm in the Ante Room; dinner from 7.15pm.  Please contact oldsalopian@shrewsbury.org.uk for further information.


Wednesday 10 January 2018

  • 19:00
    Salopian Club Epiphany Service

    Celebrate the New Year in style by joining the OS Choir for the special Salopian Club Epiphany Service on January 10th 2018 at St Mary-le-Bow, London EC2V 6AU.  Please contact oldsalopian@shrewsbury.org.uk if you would like to sing, or just to soak up the atmosphere.