Shrewsbury School

school in Shropshire, UK

Shrewsbury School is an English independent boarding school for pupils aged 13–18 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Founded in 1552 by Edward VI by Royal Charter, it 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 1861 Clarendon Commission.It was originally a boarding school for boys; girls have been admitted into the Sixth Form since 2008 and the school has been co-educational since 2015. There are approximately 130 day pupils. The present site, to which the school moved in 1882, is on the south bank of the River Severn.The school's alumni – known as Old Salopians – include naturalists, poets, academics, politicians, authors, journalists, 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" (1809-1882)

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On the Origin of Species

1859 book by Charles Darwin

author: Charles Darwin

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The Voyage of the Beagle

book by Charles Darwin

author: Charles Darwin

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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

book published by Charles Darwin in 1872

author: Charles Darwin

1872

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J. L. Austin

English philosopher

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How to Do Things with Words

book by John Langshaw Austin

author: J. L. Austin

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Quand dire, c'est faire.

author: J. L. Austin

Zur Theorie der Sprechakte

author: J. L. Austin

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Paul Foot

British investigative journalist, political campaigner, and author (1937-2004)

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Christopher Booker

English journalist and author

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Samuel Butler

English novelist (1835-1902)

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