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POSH Production

Susannah Tresilian (NC 1992-97) is currently directing the first revival of Laura Wade’s play POSH, a co-production with the Nottingham Playhouse and Salisbury Playhouse.

The play is currently showing through until Saturday 4th April 2015.

She is also a freelance BBC radio producer, having worked for the last ten years on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and arts programmes on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service.  She speaks four languages and frequently gives workshops around Europe on acting, directing and European Theatre. She now lives in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Hamish helps out

Hamish Lazell (BH 2005-10) took time out recently to show 13 pupils from the Chinese department around Pembroke College, Cambridge.

The pupils were attending the ‘China Goes Global’ conference on Thursday 12th March, with the lecture given by Robbie Gifford of the Economist, on the subject of ‘What does China want?’

The day was organised by Tom Kirkwood (TU 1981-86, Council Member) and Ed Holyroyd-Pierce (LI 1995-2000, CRCCAsia).

Gallery: Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner 2015The Marlburian Club Annual Dinner took place on Thursday 12th March 2015 with around 260 guests enjoying the evening.

A gallery of images from the evening can be found here.

If you have pictures from the event that you would like to share, then please email them here.

Another promotion for OMFC

Joel Hughes wheels away after scoring against OC IIsOMFC has secured an impressive fourth promotion in as many years, with a 2-2 draw at the weekend enough to seal their place in the top flight.

The squad went into the game against Old Malvernians knowing a point would be enough for promotion and took a point thanks to a second half strike from Cameron Gordon (PR 2009-14).

Daniel Black (C3 1999-2004) commented: “Barring a rogue change of the rules we will be playing in the Arthurian League Premiership next season alongside the elite footballing old boys outfits.

“Quite frankly it’s a phenomenal result considering where the club has come from only six or seven years ago. Well done to all concerned.”

Click here for a full report from the encounter.

Marlburian Collection: Shop Online

The online shop for the Marlburian Collection is now live, offering high quality mementoes of Marlborough College to all members of the Marlborough community, past and present.

We hope you will find something you like, whether you are looking for yourself or for birthday, Christmas or other anniversary gifts. All profits from the Collection will go towards increasing bursaries and scholarships.

Click here to browse The Marlburian Collection or to start shopping.

Annual Dinner this Thursday

Annual Dinner 2013A reminder that The Marlburian Club Annual Dinner at Marylebone Cricket Club is a complete sell-out.

Thank you to all who have booked in for the event, which will take place this Thursday 12th March 2015.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Remember to follow @OldMarlburians on Twitter

1990s Leavers’ Reunion

Richard Pembroke (B1 1985-90) is organising a 1990s Leavers’ Reunion at the College on Saturday 13th June. 

Invitations will be sent out soon but if you are a 1990s leaver and interested in finding out more contact Kate O’Connor.

Tangled Thread Theatre Ltd

Pip BrignallWe've recently heard from Pip Brignall (L1 2002-07) about his new Theatre Project, Tangled Thread Theatre Ltd, which aims to create paid opportunity for young actors and creatives. 

“Having recently graduated from Drama Studio London, I have been amazed and saddened to see so many of my peers give up at the early stages of their careers because of the unsurmountable financial pressures involved with working in the theatre. I have therefore recently set up a not-for-profit theatre company, Tangled Thread Theatre Ltd., with the aim of creating paid opportunities for young actors and creatives, within three years of graduating from Drama School or Higher Education.

“We promise that every project we do will have a company consisting of at least 60% new graduates, providing them with crucial jobs and the opportunity to work alongside established actors and learn from their experience.”

Click here to find out more about the company or email Pip if you are able to offer any support to this project.

Dates for your Diary

Mumm Winery, CAA number of new events have been announced as the events calendar continues to take shape for 2015.

There will be an Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday 21st April which will be followed by drinks, with no charge for OMs.

On Friday 13th May the next Business, Banking and Finance event will take place, held at Rathbones on Curzon Street, London. Details for both events can be found on the individual pages.

Two events based in the USA have also been confirmed, with a West Coast Reception at the Mumm Winery in Napa Valley on Sunday 26th April before the East Coast Reception on Tuesday 2nd June.

Contact the club for all enquiries or take a look at the forthcoming events page.

SE Asia Marlburian Club Dinner

Richard FleckMembers of the Marlburian Club and their spouses met at the Singapore Island Golf and Country Club at the invitation of the Singapore Marlburian Club Secretary, HY Lau, and the President of the Club, Richard Fleck on Saturday 28th February.

There is an event review of the evening available here or for a gallery of images please click here.

Gaer's tribute to Medawar

Peter MedawarOn the 100th anniversary of his birth, the ground-breaking work of Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32) has been remembered by two pioneering Old Marlburians.

Jullien Gaer (BH 1974-1978), a cardiac surgeon working at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, recently visited Hyderabad to give a lecture to the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.  

There he met Dr Kumud Dhital (B2 1974-79) who now runs the cardiac transplantation programme at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, and whose work has recently been noted worldwide with ‘dead’ hearts transplanted into living patients successfully for the very first time.

Gaer, who was joined on the trip by his daughter India (NC 2013-), commented: “The interesting twist in the tail is that no transplantation, of the heart or any other organ, would be possible were it not for the work of Peter Medawar. 

“Medawar’s life’s work, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960, laid the foundations for our understanding of the process of rejection.  Without him all this would still be in the realm of science fiction.”

Click here to read more about the work of Dr Kumud Dhital.

Thank you OMs!

OMs return to College, February 2015The Hundred recently attended the Careers Speed-Dating, an event where OMs from all sectors of employment came to talk to us about their particular professions.

The College would like to thank the following OMs who gave up their time to return to Marlborough and discuss their respective careers:

Alix Young (MO, 2001-2003)
Manager at The Pear Tree at Purton

Ben Hawkins (PR 2000-2005)
Part II Architectural Assistant at Granit Chartered Architects

Bertie Hubbard (C1 2003-2008)
Co-founder of online tuition business MyTutorWeb

Chris Bishop
(PR 2000-05)
Equity Sales at Aviate Global

Charlotte Gibson (EL 1998-2003)
Government Relations Advisor at Shell

Henry Price (CO, 2007-2011)
Higher Engineering Apprentice at GE Aviation

James Lydiate (SU 2002-2007)
Contract and commercial management at Accenture

Joe Hare (1999-2004)
Asset Manager at Canada Life

Kelly Osborne-Morshead (MO 2002-2007)
Campaign manager at Expedia

Lewis Dawnay
(LI 2000-2005)
Research Engineer – Advanced at Dyson

Tim Fosh (C1, 1998-2003)
Associate solicitor at Slaughter and May

Tom Geddes (TU 2004-09)
Practicing medicine in the Army

C3 Racing Partnership

An opportunity has arisen for C3 alumni to own a share in the promising two-year old colt ‘Pack It In’.

Purchased at Doncaster Premier Yearling sale, the horse is already showing great promise gearing up for the 2015 flat racing season. 

Trained by Brian Meehan at Manton, situated on top of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, this is an opportunity to become involved in racehorse ownership exclusive to anyone associated with C3 House. Click here for further information.

History awaits OMFC

OMFCWith only one point required from their remaining three games, OMFC are on the verge of a historic fourth consecutive promotion.

The side were 11-0 winners over Old Haileyburians on Saturday.

Click here for a report.

Oxbridge Networking Group

Ravi Mittal (SU 1986-91) is looking to establish an Oxbridge networking group. He plans to hold the inaugural event, a drinks reception, at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in late spring.

If you are interested in coming along or hearing more, please email Kate O’Connor, Alumni Relations Manager, by email here.

David Jervois (C1 1942-47)

A cricket club administrator who spent 50 years in the same voluntary job has died after a short illness.

David Jervois (C1 1942-47), who was 86, died in Torbay Hospital where he was being cared for after suffering a stroke.

Click here to read the full obituary.


Latif commits to Pro Mazda Championship with WSM

Alessandro LatifRising young British star Alessandro Latif (B1 2009-14) will switch his burgeoning career stateside in 2015, after putting pen to paper to contest the fiercely-disputed Pro Mazda Championship with World Speed Motorsports (WSM).

A former front-running karter, Latif has since gone on to enjoy remarkable success in sportscar circles, competing in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, Rolex 24 at Daytona and Petit Le Mans in addition to becoming the youngest-ever outright winner of a VdeV sports prototype race.

Indeed, for a driver at such a formative stage of his career, the 18-year-old Londoner’s endurance racing credentials are outstanding, with a brace of class victories in the Gulf 12 Hours and the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Pro-Am Championship crown already to his name.

Click here to read the full article. Good luck Alessandro!

Pico Players announce second concert date

Following the success of their inaugural concert in October 2014 which raised over £8,000 for Parkinson's UK and Live Music Now, the Pico Players are delighted to invite you to their second concert on Friday March 27th 2015 at St John the Divine, Kennington. 

Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001) - founding member of the group. Music will include Schubert's overture to Zauberharfe & 8th Symphony as well as Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin. It promises to be another exciting evening! All funds raised will be split between their chosen charities.

Early Bird tickets at £12 are available until the end of February. Click here for tickets.

CCF Cadets meet OM

Twenty-one Sixth Form Cadets enjoyed an enlightening tour of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Tuesday.

There was a busy morning for the Cadets before lunch in New College where there was time for further discussion with Senior Term Cadets, including William Bird (CO 2004-09).

Click here to read the full review of the visit.

'Mesmeric' portrait of Sir Winston Churchill restored

A portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, said to be his daughter’s personal favourite, has now been fully restored by India Dewar (NC 2002-07).

India’s father, Hamish Dewar, who led the one-week project, said the painting is now in "perfect" condition.

Click here to read the full story online courtesy of The Telegraph.

Former Dame to be Marlborough's next Mayor

Councillor Margaret RoseMarlborough's town councillors have chosen Councillor Margaret Rose as the town's next Mayor. 

She will succeed Mayor Marian Hannaford-Dobson for the 2015-2016 term of office.  She is currently the Town's Deputy Mayor and for 27 years Councillor Rose was a 'Dame' at Marlborough College.

Click here to read the full story in Marlborough News Online.

OM returns to discuss Morehead-Cain Scholarship

Alastair Monty (PR 2001-06) came to talk to pupils at the College about the Morehead-Cain Scholarship and his experiences as a student in the US. 

Alastair is currently a law student, taking the GDL at BPP University and has worked as a private biographer, an intern as an Investment Banker Analyst at JP Morgan and a teacher at a school in Namibia.

Click here to read the full review.

Professional Squash Tournament Results

The Marlborough College Open took place over the weekend of 23rd-25th January 2015, staged by the Professional Squash Association.

Players in the top 100 (world ranking) took part and it was a competitive day of squash, with Tom Ford eventually named the winner. Full results from the day can be viewed here.

With thanks to OM Shakeeb Alireza (PR 1988-93).

Seven up for OMs

OMFCOMFC ran out 7-2 winners against Old Reptonians on Saturday afternoon.

It was an impressive victory which keeps the Old Marlburians a point clear at the top of the Arthurian League.

Report to follow.

Cockroaches - continues Tuesday!

Freddy SybornFreddy Syborn (B1 2000-05) is the writer of ITV2’s new comedy Cockroaches, which continues on Tuesday evening.

Click here to read more about the show, which will start at 10pm.

Read an interview with the pair here, which appeared in The Observer on Sunday 18th January.

Top of the league...

OMFCOMFC have made a fine start to 2015 with two wins from two, including a big win at the weekend.

The side are currently top of the Arthurian League Division One and on Saturday ran out 6-0 winners at home to Old Wykehamists I.

This result followed a 7-3 thumping of Old Aldenhamians I the week before, bringing the goals for tally to an impressive 13 goals in just two games.

View the latest league table, results and fixtures here.

Careers’ Speed Dating Event

Careers NetworkingIf you left Marlborough between seven and 12 years ago, we would love you to come back and chat to the Hundreds about your career sector.

We can promise a lively evening and we’ll even treat you to a curry supper in Common Room afterwards!

We’d love to hear from you soonest if you would be prepared to come along on Tuesday 10th February.

Also from anyone in a different line of work – all welcome. We are looking for people to chat about:

Biomedical Research
HR or PR
Chartered Surveying
Pharmaceutical industry

Please click here and email us for more information.

Annual Dinner is a sell-out

Following tremendous interest, this year’s Marlburian Club Annual Dinner is now sold-out with around 260 guests booked up.

The black-tie event will take place in The Long Room at Marylebone Cricket Club on Thursday 12th March.

Club President, Richard Fleck CBE (B3 1962-67), will be in attendance alongside a particularly distinguished line up of guests which will include the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and his wife Emma; along with past Masters John Dancy, Roger Ellis, David Cope, Edward Gould and Nicholas Sampson.

A very special evening is anticipated in front of a sell-out gathering. A reserve list is still in operation – please call Kate O’Connor on 01672 892384.

Martha Rose Bishop

Congratulations to Steven Bishop (PR 1969-73), Marlburian Club Chairman, who became a grandfather to Martha Rose on Wednesday 17th December.

Congratulations also to Martha’s parents Oliver Bishop (PR 2000-2005) and his wife, Charlotte-Lise.

Jane Hardstaff

The sequel...Debut author Jane Hardstaff’s (LI 1982-84) Executioner’s Daughter was chosen as Children's Book of the Week by The Sunday Times and The Times in 2014. 

The sequel, River Daughter has just been published by Egmont and is the children’s book of the month.

Follow her on Twitter here.

Festive greeting well received...

The Marlburian Club has received a number of heartfelt responses to the Christmas e-card.

Featuring a verse from the carol ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, it was emailed out to Old Marlburians shortly before Christmas Day and has now been played over 1,500 times.

Whilst the focus of the festive season is now over, we thought we would share just some of your testimonials…

“Very many thanks for the lovely Christmas Greetings card, a great surprise and very much appreciated.”
N. D. Anderson (CO 1957-62)

“As the proprietor of a dotcom business, and a chorister whilst at Marlborough, your Xmas card meets with my approval – best use of modern technology!”
Mark Lee (B1 1974-79)

“Wow!  That was superb!  I’m choked up!  I was at Marlborough 1981-1982 (middle 6th) as an English-Speaking Union exchange student, and I sang (bass) in the church choir all year!  What a great year it was, and what a beautiful reminder of Marlborough at Christmas!”
Jeffrey Jamieson (B2 1981-82)

“Loved the card! Thank you. Merry Christmas from San Francisco.”
Zaza (Horne) Berven (CO 1973-75)

“Ever so many thanks.  A great choir, a great setting and atmosphere - and a great message for Christmas.”
Richard Bewes OBE (B2 1948-53)

“Just to say how delighted I was to receive your greetings along with the clip of the College choir. As a former choir member and one who is still very actively involved in music making it was very much appreciated.”
Stephen Brain (LI 1965-67)

Harold 'Tich' Radford Rosebowl

Mark Wright, Louis Gaillard (Tu, L6), Aubrey Waddy, Roger Preston, Marius Baldrey (CR), Peter Bryan (CR), Alex WildmanThe Marlborough Courtiers will be holding the Harold “Tich” Radford Rosebowl Tournament on Saturday 10th January at the College.

The squash tournament is open to all OMs, pupils and there should be several Common Room entrants as well.

The tournament will take place in the College courts with a 2.15 pm start. Please contact Marlborough Courtiers Club Secretary, Alex Wildman (C2, 1984-89), if you are interested in taking part.

Follow us on Twitter

If you are an OM and on Twitter, then please follow us!

The Marlburian Club has a dedicated account for OM news, events and information.

Click here to follow the OM Twitter account.

Careers’ Speed Dating Event

Careers NetworkingIf you left Marlborough between seven and 12 years ago, we would love you to come back and chat to the Hundreds about your career sector.

We can promise a lively evening and we’ll even treat you to a curry supper in Common Room afterwards!

We’d love to hear from you soonest if you would be prepared to come along on Tuesday 10th February.

Also from anyone in a different line of work – all welcome. We are looking for people to chat about:

  •     PR
  •     Marketing
  •     Law
  •     Accountancy
  •     Medicine
  •     Chartered Surveying
  •     Science related careers
  •     Journalism

Please click here and email us for more information.

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