Marlburian Monday – Simon Mordant AO (B1 1973-77) ‘Building a Bank & a Museum for Contemporary Art; My Journey to Philanthropy’

Please join us for the second Marlburian Monday talk of the year, entitled ‘Building a Bank & a Museum for Contemporary Art: How the Marlborough College Art Department & a Gap Year in Oz defined my life’. It will be given by the prominent OM philanthropist Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO (B1 1973-77) at 8pm on Monday 8th February.

Simon is a passionate collector of contemporary art with a long history of benefaction to the Arts. He will talk about how his time at Marlborough and a gap year started him on the path to become one of Autralia’s most prolific art collectors and philanthropists. He will talk about how his successful career in banking led him to his philosophy of ‘giving it all away’ and his motivation for supporting the arts, as well as human rights, refugees and medical research.

Hosted by Club President Catherine Stewart (LI 1974-76), the talk will last for approximately one hour and be followed by a Q&A.

To join us for this talk, you will need to make sure you have signed up to Zoom and then, on the night, follow the link in the email we sent you. If you have not received the link, please email us here to request it.

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