Sedbergh School Archive

Sedbergh School is fortunate to have a substantial and widely varying archive collection. Material has been gathered over the past five centuries both from within school and from the community of Old Sedberghians and friends. As well as paper records documenting the history of the school and its pupils the archive cares for a collection of oil and watercolour paintings and the artefact collection, highlights of which include a WW1 ceremonial sword and a rugby ball that went into space on the NASA Discovery shuttle.

In 2010 a programme began to digitise key elements of the archive collection. To date around 80 percent of the Brown Books, Sedberghians and House Magazines have been digitised thanks to generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Sedbergh School Foundation and many Old Sedberghians and friends through the ‘Sponsor a Year’ programme. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring the project please contact the archivist Katy de la Rivière.

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