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.

Saturday 23 June 2018

    All day
    Marlow Regatta at Dorney

    The Sabrina crew will be trying to repeat the win it had at this regatta in 2016.  Come to support them if you can.

Friday 29 June 2018

    All day
    Rowers of Henley who died during World War 1

    The Henley on Thames WW1 Remembrance Association have researched the Men of Henley and the Thames who competed in the Henley Regatta and subsequently died during WW1.  There are 473 rowers who died, 15 of whom are from Shrewsbury School. They are remembered as part of an exhibition which will be staged at the Old Fire Station Gallery immediately behind the Town Hall in Henley over Henley Week.  Entry is free, and open from 10.00am until a couple of hours after the rowing each day. Every rower has a page in a series of Memorial Volumes, with, where possible, a picture of them or their grave/memorial. There will also be a memorial board on which each man will have a four line entry. Please support this commendable initiative if you are visiting Henley for the Regatta.

    For further information, please click here.

Tuesday 3 July 2018

    All day
    Pre-Henley Regatta Golf Meeting

    Located nearly 700 feet above sea level at one of the highest points in the Chilterns, Huntercombe golf course is one of the finest inland courses in England. Established in 1901 the course sits within carefully managed mature woodland with some stunning views from the second hole in particular. Immaculate fairways and subtle contouring on unique greens make the course a delight to play. 

    Being fairly flat, apart from the 2nd and 3rd holes, it offers a comfortable round for players of all ages and ability. Sabrina members of any standard who can successfully navigate their way around a golf course and the OSGS are very fortunate to have the opportunity to play this magnificent course on the eve of Henley Royal Regatta in a very relaxed informal environment. 

    This is followed by an excellent first class supper and the opportunity to catch up with friends and fellow Sabrina members in the evening before encountering the delights of Henley Royal Regatta the following day. Non golfers are very welcome to just attend the supper. Please try to support this event if you can to ensure the tradition continues. An excellent day in a very convivial environment is guaranteed, even if a high score on the day is not! Full details of the event and a reply form are available here.

    Huntercombe Meeting

    This is the OS Golf Society's special pre-Henley day and will be the last one before their Secretary, Tim Lewis, retires after many years of great service. Those who are interested in attending, either to play a round of golf or just to come for the excellent supper, should email Rod Spiby – Thirty people came last year; it would be lovely if we could get more this time.

Saturday 7 July 2018

    Sabrina Club Henley Lunch

    Please join us for drinks and lunch at Henley on Saturday, the 7th July. What could be better than sipping fizz with Salopian friends at the Henley Cricket Ground on the final Saturday of the Regatta?  Please join us in the marquee with the Sabrina cross from 12.30pm.  Last year there were almost 200 there.  Can we make it more?

Monday 6 August 2018

    All day
    The Legendary Saracens Tour to Devon

    Some thought it wouldn't happen again.  Many thought it shouldn't.  But the now legendary Saracens Tour to Devon is currently taking shape.  It all kicks off on Monday 6th August, and lasts as long as the players, or until Thursday 9th August, whichever comes the soonest.  

    Last year was a stellar year of victory.  Can the boys repeat their triumph?  Will you be there to support them (and will they need more than moral support at the end of the evening)?  Only time will tell.

    Please contact Rob Hillman at if you would like to join in the antics.

Thursday 23 August 2018

    Raising a Glass to the Edinburgh Fringe

    To celebrate the launch of the new Shrewsbury School Musical, 'Rebecca The Drowned Bride' at the Edinbugh Fringe, the Club is toasting the School's success at Greyfriar's Bobby's Bar, 30-34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE at 12.00 noon on Thursday 23rd August.  Come along and meet all those who have made this production possible - and we hope you will also enjoy the show itself in the afternoon.

Friday 7 September 2018

    Young Old Salopians Party

    Can you be a Young Old Salopian?  Oh yes!  

    Save this date for a gathering of all that is youthful in London.  Further details to follow.

Saturday 29 September 2018

    Celebrating 10 Years of the Girls

    Here come the Girls!

    The Salopian Club is beginning the process of organising a party to celebrate our Fabulous Female Old Salopians for the School's 10 year anniversary of co-education.

    The idea is get all the ladies together on the school site on Saturday 29th September 2018.  During the day, there will be a series of sports events for all Old Salopians (of both sexes) against the School.

    In the evening, we will be holding a drinks party to allow girls, past and present, to mingle together, followed by a dinner party with female OSs, their partners, house mistresses and others.  Dress will be suits and cocktail dresses.

    If you are a female OS, please spread the word!  If you are able to attend, please contact Kate Hodge at the Salopian Club Office on: to register your interest in the event, and we will keep you informed as things develop.  Please try to be there if you can: it can't possibly happen without you!

Saturday 6 October 2018

    Old Salopian Day

    We would be delighted to welcome all Old Salopians to the 2018 Old Salopian Day.  This year, we have filled the day with activities to suit all tastes, but particular highlights include: the new Salopian Drivers' Club Rally; an Old Salopian Art Exhibition and a lecture by Peter Caddick-Adams (Ch 1974-78) to remember WW1 one hundred years on.  All are welcome to join us, and you may book your activities by completing the attached form here, and returning it to us.  

    Please note there is a special celebratory black tie dinner in the evening, which is reserved for the 'Great 8s' - that is, those leaving either prior to 1958, or the years ending in 8 from 1958 to 1998.  For any further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Salopian Club at

    We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to the School.

Saturday 13 October 2018

    All day
    The Arrow Trophy: Sailing

    The OSYC will be participating in the Arrow Trophy competition once more this year in Cowes.  This is a magnificent event - and both crew and supporters are always welcome.  Do try to join us if you can.

Sunday 4 November 2018

    30 Years of the Grove

    Are you one of the special few who remember the opening of the Grove back in 1988?  Are you a proud Grovite, hoping to celebrate 30 years of glory?  If so, please come and join us for a special celebration lunch at the Grove on Sunday 4th November.  Not only will you have opportunity to catch up with your former housemates, but housemasters will be invited back too.  Peter Fanning, the Salopian Club's current Chair of Arts and Activities, and, of course, the first housemaster of the Grove, is eager to welcome you back in his own inimitable way!  For further information please contact

Tuesday 27 November 2018

    Salopian Club AGM and City Drinks
    In a change to the usual pattern, please note that the Salopian Club City Drinks will take this year on Tuesday 27 November from 6.00pm at the RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7PY. 

    We would be delighted to see you there, but please note the RAF dress code - jacket and tie, no jeans or trainers - thank you!

    Those wishing to attend the Salopian Club AGM at 5.00pm just before the drinks will also be most welcome.

Thursday 6 December 2018

    Birmingham Drinks

    Our annual festive saunter to Birmingham takes place at All Bar One, 43 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3NY on Thursday 6th December this year.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday 9 December 2018

    Salopian Club and Foundation Christmas Drinks

    Christmas is ushered-in in Shrewsbury this year on 9th December, with a drinks party for invitated guests at the Alington Hall.

Wednesday 9 January 2019

    Salopian Club Epiphany Service

    Our ever-popular post-Christmas Epiphany service will take place once more in 2019, at St Mary-le-Bow, London EC2V 6AU.  Please come along, whether you are an enthusiastic chorist or just love the sounds of beautiful choral music.

Sunday 10 March 2019

    All day
    School and Old Salopian Orchestral Concert

    Save the date for a very special concert at Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X 9DQ.

Thursday 21 March 2019

    Birmingham Dinner

    St Paul's Club, Birmingham B3 1QZ will provide the backdrop to our annual Birmingham Dinner.  Be sure to save the date.

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