Shrewsbury School

school in Shropshire, UK

Shrewsbury School is an English independent boarding school for pupils aged 13 to 18 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, founded by Edward VI in 1552 by Royal Charter. The present campus, to which the school moved in 1882, is on the banks of the River Severn.Shrewsbury School is one of the original seven public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868, and one of the 'great' nine identified by the Clarendon Commission of 1861. It was originally a boarding school for boys; girls have been admitted into the Sixth Form since 2008 and there are approximately 130 day pupils. Since 2014 the school has been fully co-educational. Pupils are admitted at the age of 13 by selective examination, and for approximately ten per cent of the pupils, English is a second or additional language. The fees at Shrewsbury are up to £12,980 a term for UK students and up to £13,500 a term for international students, with three terms per academic year in 2019. The school's old boys – or "Old Salopians" – include naturalists, poets, academics, politicians, authors, sportsmen, actors, and military figures.
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Charles Darwin

British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection"

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On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection ( 1858 )

paper resulting from the joint presentation of 2 scientific papers to the Linnean Society on 1 July 1858 by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin

author: Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace

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Michael Palin

English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter

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Himalaya

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

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Pole to Pole

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

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Brazil

2012 book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

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Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

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Willie Rushton

English comedian, cartoonist, satirist

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Charles Henry Hartshorne

English cleric and antiquarian

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Philip Ward-Jackson

English art historian

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