2018 in review

What an amazing year 2018 has been for our OMs!

Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) won first prize in the HIX art awards for, Die List, a hand written record of the deaths of 33,305 people who died trying to access Europe. Antonia Hudson (LI 2010-12), Head of Lacrosse at Marlborough College, was named in the England Lacrosse squad for the 2019 Women’s California Challenge Tour. Simon Arnold (B1 1971-76) has recently completed an incredible musical challenge to play every musical instrument at the National Trust’s historic properties within the South West, to raise money to restore some of the most impressive musical instruments in the National Trust’s collection. On 21st July 2018, Jake Meyer (C3 1997-2000) became only the tenth Briton ever to reach the summit of K2! After previous attempts in 2005 and 2016, it was third time lucky for Jake and his team. Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94), International Director of Wine at Christie’s, was made a Master of Wine, one of 380 in the world. Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) was awarded gold in the New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards. Harry Lloyd (SU 2004-09) has released his single Monkeys in My Head with his band Waiting for Smith.

We held reunions for 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2013 leavers and professional group events for Digital, Property, Law and Business, Banking and Finance. May saw the celebratory Marlburian Club Dinner in the magnificent surroundings of Hampton Court Palace to mark the 175th anniversary of the College and the 50th year of girls at the school. The College celebrated the anniversary by inviting OMs to the Commemoration day, also in May It was a day packed with sporting events and a celebration of the outgoing Master, Jonathon Leigh (Master 2012-18). Club Day followed in November with a special focus on WW1 remembrance. We saw the year out with our wonderful annual Carols service.

Books were published by Peter Martell (LI 1992-97), Simon Henley (CO 1981-85), Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92), Henry Disney (B1 1952-57), Frank Tennant (CO 1949-54), Brian Rice (C3 1966-71), John Kiszely (B2 1962-66), Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91), Doug Ronald (B2 1964-68) and Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84).

We also launched MC Global Connect, the networking platform for OMs. It’s a fantastic platform for reconnecting with OMs and for both looking for and offering career help and guidance. Do sign up and join all relevant professional, sporting, regional and year groups. If there’s not a group for your year already, do set one up and reminisce with all your old photos and memories.

Don’t forget to keep us up to date with all that you are doing. We love to hear your stories and achievements!

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