Sherborne, Dorset

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

Sherborne School, was founded in 705 and must be one of the oldest educational institutions in the world. It was refounded by Edward VI in 1550.

Whitehead was a student to 1880 [1].

Alan Turing was a student there in 1926-1931, and D. B. Eperson was his mathematics teacher [2].

The castle and manor were granted to Raleigh in 1597 (or 1590). The castle was decayed and Raleigh built a new mansion, part of which survives. After imprisonment in the Tower in 1592 for having gotten married, Raleigh and his wife came here. [3]

References (show)

  1. Whittaker, Edmund T. Laplace. Math. Gaz. 33 (No. 303) (1949) 1-12. (2)
  2. Hodges, Andrew. Alan Turing - The Enigma of Intelligence. (Burnett Books, 1983); Unwin Paperbacks, 1985. pp.20 & 58
  3. Bailey, Bernadine. American Shrines in England. A. S. Barnes, South Brunswick and New York & Thomas Yoseloff, London, 1977. B. p.19.

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