Shrewsbury School

Grand Re-Opening of the newly refurbished Moser Library

Saturday 30 September 2017

After months of excited anticipation following the temporary closing of the Moser Library doors at the end of last term for major refurbishment, crowds gathered last Saturday (Old Salopian Day) as the doors were formally re-opened by the Headmaster and the main donors, the Cassidy Family and Kenneth Ng.

Once inside the library and after the gasps of delight at its transformation had subsided a little, glasses of champagne were raised in congratulation to everyone involved in the project and the Headmaster paid tribute to them all. Mrs Cassidy spoke warmly and with passion about the crucial importance of libraries and the central role the re-invigorated Moser Library will play within the School in the years to come.

After the formal opening of the newly re-dedicated 'Churchill's Room' by Mr Ng, the guests were treated to the boys of Churchill’s Hall singing ‘Floreat Salopia’.

The original structure of the library remains intact, but the stunning interior has been fitted with a vast array of modern learning tools with internet connectivity and ebooks. 

Shelving and furniture have been redesigned and a first floor room added for lectures, making excellent use of the previously unused space.  Old artefacts are now on show within the library behind glass cases to combine a sense of the old with the new.

The Architect for the project was Adrian James, an Old Salopian. Morris Properties led the build. 

Shrewsbury School Foundation would like to thank all Old Salopians and parents who contributed to the project.

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