Shrewsbury School

OS 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 28 February 2018

    Evensong at Temple Church, Temple, London EC4Y 7BB

    On Wednesday 28th February the Salopian Club Arts programme (in this case, kindly organised by Richard Eteson OS (G 89-93)) will hold Evensong at the Temple Church, London, EC4Y 7BB.

    (Nearest underground stations are Temple and Blackfriars)

    The programme will be as follows:
    5.15 pm Doors Open; 5.30 pm Evensong; 6.30 pm–7.30pm Wine reception in the Church, including a talk on the church by the Rev Robin Griffith-Jones, Master of the Temple.
    The Temple Church was built in the 12th Century by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters and is renowned for its history, acoustics, choir and magnificent organ.  Scenes from the film The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks were shot within the ‘Round’ part of the church and it has provided the backdrop to a number of television shows, including ITV's Downton Abbey.

    The church is hosting 2 temporary exhibitions at the moment (which may be inspected after evensong): 'Winter of The World’ explores The Temple in World War 1 and 'The Magna Carta Exhibition' charts the role of William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke (whose effigy lies within the ‘Round’) in brokering the terms of Magna Carta between the Barons and King John in 1215.

    Do join us, if you can, for what should be a memorable evening of music and history. All costs of the event will be borne by the Salopian Club.

    If you would like to be included, please let us know at

    Chapel Choir sing Evensong at Hereford Cathedral

    The Chapel Choir makes a welcome return to the splendour of Hereford Cathedral to sing Choral Evensong.

    The service will include gems of the Tudor period by Byrd, Tallis and Parsons.

    Following the service, we will be holding a Drinks Reception for all members of the congregation at the nearby Hereford Left Bank Village, in the Garden Room.

    Please email if you would like to attend.

Saturday 3 March 2018

    An Evening of Chamber Performances by School Musicians in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford

    Shrewsbury School musicians make their second appearance at one of the country's most inspiring chamber concert venues, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford. This is one of the most inspiring chamber music venues in the country and the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Europe.

    Our concert will feature some of Shrewsbury's top musicians in a programme of cello and chamber music.

    Admission is FREE but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

    We will also be holding a drinks reception in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from 6.00pm.

    Please email if you would like to attend.

Tuesday 6 March 2018

    Old Salopian Masonic Lodge Meeting

    To be held at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, off Whitehall, London SW1A 2HJ, commencing at 5.00 pm.

    Booking in advance essential.

    For any further information, please contact the Lodge Secretary, Chris Williams (R 1978-83) on 07956 964937 or on

Thursday 8 March 2018

    Birmingham Dinner

    Once again the Birmingham Committee, under the Chairmanship of Richard Woodgate, has organised the ever popular OS Birmingham Dinner in the St Paul’s Club, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1QZ on the evening of Thursday 8th March.  Tickets, including pre-dinner drinks, a three course dinner with the legendary Rice Pudding with Walsall Sauce, cheese, coffee, wine and port, are priced at £45 (or £20 for those under 25) and may be booked by clicking on the following link  Dress is Black Tie.

    This is always a memorable evening and, owing to the limited space available, can cater only for Old Salopians/Honorary Old Salopians and sadly not for spouses/partners. Timings for the dinner are 7.00pm for 7.30pm and for those travelling from Shrewsbury a minibus (no charge) will be leaving the Alington Hall at 5.30pm.

    This will be the last Birmingham Dinner for the current Headmaster, Mark Turner, and the first for Nicholas Barber in his capacity as President of the Salopian Club, both of whom will be speaking after dinner.  Regular attenders will be relieved to hear that they are unlikely to have to endure another offering from the Director, who was summoned off the bench last year in the number 12 shirt.  With a speaking line-up restored to the 1st XI, together with after dinner entertainment from John Moore and singers from the School, we very much hope you will make every effort to attend.

Friday 9 March 2018

    Manchester Drinks

    Calling all OS Mancunians - students, residents or just visiting - please join us for drinks on Friday 9th March at 8pm at the Town Hall Tavern. A friendly face and free drinks await!

    Please let us know at if you are planning to attend. Thank you!

Monday 12 March 2018

    Schools' Heads of River Race

    The Blue Anchor, 13 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9DJ

Thursday 15 March 2018

    Saracens AGM


    This year’s AGM will be held on 15th March at 6:30pm at the offices of Gowling WLG, 4 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AU. Please let Rob Hillman know at if you intend to come, so we have an idea of numbers. The AGM will be followed by drinks around the corner.  Hope to see you there!


Friday 16 March 2018

    The Annual Salopian Dubai Supper

Sunday 18 March 2018

    Shrewsbury School Orchestras and Choral Society present a Gala Concert in Birmingham Town Hall

    A gala concert featuring the combined forces of Shrewsbury School Community Choir, Chapel Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra as well as invited prep school choristers and guest players.

    The programme will include Mozart's wonderful Requiem in D Minor and works for Symphony and Wind Orchestras.

    Birmingham Town Hall is one of the greatest of all concert venues in the UK, with excellent accoustics and facilities. Do join us for what promises to be a very specail occasion as we return to one of our favourite venues for this special concert.

    Tickets: £10.00 from the Birmingham Town Hall Box Office, or 0121 780 3333.

    If you would also like to attend the Drinks Reception in the Birmingham Art Gallery nextdoor to the Town Hall, which starts at 6.15pm, please email

Friday 13 April 2018

    The Salopian Club President's Dinner


    The President of the Salopian Club, Nicholas Barber CBE (SH 1954-58), is hosting a Presidential Dinner on 13th April 2018 at Wadham College, Oxford, with special guest speaker, Lord Heseltine CH PC (M 1947-51).  

    Spouses, partners and guests are very welcome.  Dress is Black Tie.  Timing 6.15pm for 7.15pm.  The cost is £75.00 per person with a reduction for those under 25 to £20.00.

    The programme for the occasion includes two optional events, both at 4.00pm.  One is a tour of the Ashmolean Museum with Nicholas Barber, who was Chairman of the Museum during its acclaimed rejuvenation project from 2003-10.  His tour will take in the best galleries and look at the most striking objects, especially those with interesting stories attached.  Alternatively, and running simultaneously, there will be a talk given by Richard Moxon FRS (SH 1955-59) at Jesus College about his remarkable career as a medical researcher when he led a team which developed a vaccine to prevent Meningitis B.  He will also offer some views on the more controversial aspects of biomedical research, including the MMR scandal.   Places on both these events are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    To reserve tickets, please do so at, but we would be grateful if you could also contact to confirm your reservation, identify which events you wish to attend, and let us know of any dietary requirements you may have.  This will also give us the opportunity to keep you up to date with any developments over the coming weeks. 

    We do hope you will be able to join us for what we believe will be a truly memorable Salopian occasion.

Sunday 20 May 2018

    A Celebration of John Moore Musicals

    Taking Place at Westminster School. 

    An evening for everyone to enjoy a performance by OS who have sung in John Moore’s musicals from Jekyll (1994) to Great Expectations (2016). Further details and recruitment to follow in the New Year, but in the meantime, save the date!

Saturday 26 May 2018

    Old Salopian Masons Visit to the Schools

    Lodge Meeting in the Clubroom of the School Boathouse, commencing at 11.15 am, followed by drinks at 12.30 pm and a Family buffet lunch, open to all, including children.

    Booking in advance essential. Dress code - Jacket & tie/smart casuals.

    For any further information, please contact the Lodge Secretary, Chris Williams (R 1978-83) on 07956 964937 or on

Friday 15 June 2018

    Henry Kennedy (I 2009-14) brings his Conducting Magic to a Charity Concert: please support!

    Henry writes: I will be conducting on Friday 15th June 2018 at 7:30pm at St John’s Smith Square, London. The Tonerl Symphony Orchestra is an upcoming orchestra made up of all the top musicians from the London music colleges. The programme is to include Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto (Andrei Iliushkin- piano) and Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony. While the Concerto is very much part of the standard repertoire, the Symphony (sometimes known as the Wagner Symphony) is only now emerging from years of neglect. This emergence will see the often misunderstood and neglected Bruckner finally taking his rightful eminence amongst composers.

    We will be performing entirely in aid of Parkinson’s UK. All the musicians and solo artists will be wavering their fee in respect of the charity. With this in mind, we would be very appreciative of any support you could give to our concert. 

    To book tickets and for any more information please visit the website of St John’s Smith Square at

Saturday 7 July 2018

    Sabrina Club Henley Lunch

    Save the date!

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