Sherborne, Dorset

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 [Whittaker].

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

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. [Bailey]


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