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The Salopian Club

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Welcome to The Salopian Club

A Shrewsbury education is for life and the Salopian Club is here to forge life-long links between former pupils with each other and the School.

We are a community of more than eight thousand people across the world who all have the shared experience of being a part of Shrewsbury School.

The Club is funded through subscriptions which are charged through school bills. Once a student leaves they are a member for life with access to all the many and varied benefits of the Club.

We organise a lively programme of events and activities, oversee a range of thriving sports clubs and offer opportunities to give and receive careers-related support.

Central to this is Salopian Connect, an online platform for Old Salopians to keep in touch with each other, help current pupils by offering mentoring and work placements and build their own professional networks.

Please click on the links below for further information or contact us on [email protected]

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OS Sport

OS News

Forthcoming OS Events

The Salopian Magazine

Young Old Salopians

OS Art and Activities

Salopian Drivers' Club

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Management of The Salopian Club



All those who have been educated at Shrewsbury School are eligible to be members of the Club and become Life Members through a subscription which is added to the school bill each term. 

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 Salopian Club

Objects of The Salopian 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.
Management of The Salopian Club

Management of The Salopian Club

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 Development Office.

The Salopian Club Committee

The Salopian Club Committee

Ben Duncan (SH 1965-70) - PresidentOliver O'Callaghan-Brown (R 1981-86) - Co-opted Member
Miles Preston (DB 1963-68) - Chairman Becky Home (MSH 2011-13) - Young OS Chair
Tony Barker (DB 1968-73) - Hon Treasurer Elle Gurden (MSH 2008-10) - Ladies’ Sports Chair
Leo Winkley - Headmaster Neil Daly (G 1984-89) - Co-opted Member
Hugh Ramsbotham (Staff 1975-99) - Vice Chairman Adam Morris (RB 2005-12) - Co-opted Member
Oliver Jackson-Hutt - Director of Development Martin Sandford (SH 1963-68) - Co-opted Member
Holly Fitzgerald – Director Charlotte Finley (MSH 2008-10) - Co-opted Member
John Moore and Henry Southern - Joint Arts Chairs Peter Birch (DB 1966-71)  - Sports Chairman
Chris Wain - Head of Futures  Richard Hudson (M 1967-72) - Co-opted Member

DIRECTOR - Holly Fitzgerald

Holly was appointed Director of the Salopian Club in November 2022 and took up the post in February 2023. She was educated at Clifton High School in Bristol and studied History at Oxford University. She went on to enjoy a successful first career in broadcast journalism working as a presenter and reporter in ITV and BBC newsrooms across the country. More recently Holly has worked as an executive search consultant in the education sector specialising in recruiting headteachers for independent schools. She is a governor at Prestfelde School where she chairs the Education Committee.

Holly has lived on site at Shrewsbury School with her husband Paul who is Head of Classics and two sons since 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys attempting to get fit and being a member of a book club. She is also an unlikely but passionate supporter of Shrewsbury Town FC.

CHAIRMAN - Miles Preston (DB 1963-68)

Miles Preston, the Salopian Club Chairman, was born in Shrewsbury in 1950 and attended Shrewsbury School as a day boy from 1963 to 1968, where he was Head of House and School Captain of Boats. He rowed in the School’s First Eight in the Princess Elizabeth at Henley for two years before going on to represent Great Britain in the FISA World Youth Regatta in Amsterdam in 1968, where his crew came third. He then rowed for Leander for three years, in the process winning the Thames Cup at Henley twice and competing in the Grand and Prince Philip. He was a member of the twenty-five strong National Rowing Squad in 1971/72.

After qualifying as a solicitor with Radcliffes & Co and setting up their family department, he became a founding member of the Solicitors Family Law Association (now called Resolution), serving on the main committee and chairing a sub-committee from 1982 to 1986. In 1986, he was also a founding member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, serving as President of the European Chapter for three years from the time he founded it in 1989 and President of the whole Academy from 1994 to 1996. In 1994 he left Radcliffes & Co to set up his own firm, Miles Preston & Co, which has become one of the most notable family law firms in the country. Miles stood down as senior partner in 2016.

From 1990 to 2015, Miles was Chairman of the Osteopathic Educational Foundation. He has been on the Benenden School Trust Committee for 12 years and is also Chairman of the Residents’ Association for Physic Place, where he lives.

He was Chairman of the Salopian Club from 1992 to 1994 and completed a three year term as President of Sabrina Club in October 2018. At the same time, he founded the Salopian Drivers Club, whose Inaugural Meeting took place on the same day.Miles has been married to his wife, Jane, since 1974; they have two daughters, Caroline and Georgina.

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