Hugh Sockett (C1 1951 – 55) takes on Dickens with a sequel trilogy

Hugh Sockett calls what he has done since retiring “a bit cheeky.” “Daunting” is another word for it, Sockett, who taught political science and morality in education, has written a sequel to Charles Dickens’ 1861 classic novel, Great Expectations. And not just a sequel, but a trilogy. Yes, three books. And it’s his first attempt […]

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King Louis the First of Britain

Produced by Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77), King Louis the First of Britain, the story of how Britain and the man known as “Satchmo” fell in love with each other, was aired on Radio 4 on 6th July and is now available on iPlayer.  

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The Return of the Pico Players

After a lengthy absence, The Pico Players, Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001) are delighted to be reunited and performing once again. They are recording a series of short concerts with some wonderful soloists which they will be sharing for a limited time on their YouTube Channel. Their first performance is Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Freya Goldmark.

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Michael Elwyn (B3 1956-61) in Under Milk Wood

Michel Elwyn (B3 1956-61) wrote to us to tell us that he is back at the National Theatre in the final week of rehearsal for Under Milk Wood. The performance will be the reopening show in the socially distanced, reduced capacity, Olivier Theatre from June 16th to July 24th. He is playing assorted characters (Mog […]

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Marlborough College in 100 Portraits

If you are near Marlborough during June, do drop in to the Mount House Gallery to see the latest exhibition by artist-in-residence Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-2003). Katyuli conceived of “Marlborough in 100 Portraits” after the first Covid Lockdown. “The idea of portraits and celebrating people, in the context of lockdown and having not been able […]

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Blake – Ollie Baines (C1 1996-2001)

Ollie Baines’ singing trio, Blake, were interviewed by Claire Carter on BBC Radio Somerset this morning, their first interview in 14 months. They will be playing at the Taunton Brewhouse on 24th June 2021. The interview is on the iPlayer. Follow them on Twitter to keep up to date with their news.

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On Form Sculpture Exhibition

Having had to miss the bi-annual exhibition last year due to the pandemic, Rosie Pearson (SU 1974-76)  on form, has returned to Asthall Manor this year, albeit on a smaller scale. on form was born in 2000, when Rosie Pearson commissioned Anthony Turner to make two pumpkin-like finials for the Asthall Manor gateposts. She wanted something with character, […]

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Jack Whitehall at The Brits

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06) hosted the Brit Awards last night in front of a crowd of 4,000. 2,500 of which were key workers invited to attend. The awards were the first large-scale indoor event to be held as part of a government-led research programme into how crowds can return safely to events. The winners were […]

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