Obituary – John Dancy

JOHN DANCY MASTER OF MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE 1961 – 1972. John Dancy was not just an exceptional Master, which he was, but he was also an exceptional man. Immensely gifted intellectually, he revelled in the challenge of guiding forward what he described as the powerhouse of Marlborough, making it the leading public school of its time. […]

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John Dancy Obituary

The Club will publish an obituary for John Dancy shortly but in the meantime one can be seen in The Telegraph today. Read the obituary here. (You do need to sign in to be able to see the full obituary)

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Obituary: Dennis Silk C.B.E. (CR 1955-68)

Dennis Silk ran the Marlborough College Colts XV and, playing away, his team was denied a victory by the opposition master who refereed the game. The Captain of the Marlborough team vented his anger at the referee in no uncertain terms. That evening I was with Dennis in his study when he sent for his […]

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Obituary: Prebendary Richard Bewes OBE (B2 1948-53)

A Model of Servant Leadership Prebendary Richard Bewes OBE died, aged 84, on 10th May 2019 at his home in Virginia Water after a period of illness and surrounded by his family. He was one of the outstanding parish ministers of his generation, and although his first love remained Africa and Africans, he had a […]

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Obituary: Tim Whitworth (C2 1946-50)

Timothy Whitworth (C2 1946-50), who attended Marlborough College on a “Son of Clergy” bursary, died on 17th April 2019. Having spent his working life as a teacher at King’s College Taunton he was able to turn his love of chess in to a post-retirement career, composing and writing about endgame studies. He became a columnist […]

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Obituary: Paul Killick (B2 1978-82)

Paul Richard Killick (B2 1978-82), 18 August 1964 – 11 October 2018. Paul was born and bred in Hertfordshire apart from spending most of his first four years in Nigeria, before going to Marlborough (B2) from 1978 to 1982. He soon showed a lively mind and sense of humour, sometimes subversive, a capacity for friendship […]

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Obituary: Helen Thornton-Mutiso (TU 1982-84)

Helen was born in Devon England to Geoffrey and Fay Thornton. She went to Marlborough College in the Sixth Form and then on to Cheltenham College of Art and Design to study fashion. Naturally creative and highly intelligent (she was a member of MENSA) Helen was frustrated by the teaching methods and left College early. […]

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Obituary: Nicholas Grant (B2 1945-48)

Nicholas Grant (B2 1945-48) died on 4th November 2018 aged 87. Keen fisher, chess supporter, banker to the literary set, advocate of the Buddhist faith and very good friend of Ted Hughes. Full obituaries can be seen on The Times, The Arvon Foundation, and the English Chess Foundation websites.

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Obituary: Dr David Pratt (C3 1938-42)

Dr David Pratt (C3 1938-42), soldier, engineer and adventurer, died on 13th March 2019, aged 94. After leaving the army in 1948 and then completing his engineering degree at Trinity College, David Pratt became an essential member of the successful Trans-Antarctic expedition in 1955. As Transport and Engineering Officer, he worked with 90 different companies […]

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Obituary: Tony Williamson (B2 1947-55)

Tony Williamson (B2 1947-55), a former Lord Mayor of Oxford and prominent ‘worker priest’ has died aged 85. Tony was the youngest of three children of Joe Williamson, an Anglican minister, who campaigned in the 1950s in east London to clear slums and open refuges for prostitutes. Tony followed in his father’s footsteps and continued […]

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