Jean Burrow (CR 1971-89)

A former member of the music department, Jean died on 17th January 2022 aged 82. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Jean was an accomplished and influential musician. She sang with and contributed to many significant and special choirs, such as the Bach Choir in London; and left a personal legacy of choral […]

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Grant de Jersey Lee (C3 1935-39)

Grant de Jersey Lee was born in 1921 in Ceylon, then Sri Lanka, on a remote tea estate near Adam’s Peak which was managed by his father. He had younger twin sisters. When he was four he had appendicitis and his father took him for treatment to Colombo about 100 miles away. On returning they […]

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John Wilkinson (CR 1967 – 93)

John Wilkinson (CR 1967 – 93) died at his home in Le Castéra on Friday evening, 19th November. John was a member of the Modern Languages Department for 25 years, teaching French and German. He ran the Toulouse French Exchange between Marlborough and Le Caousou, and organised language trips abroad as well as the Chapel […]

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Irfan Halim (LI 1992 – 94)

Irfan Halim (LI 1992 – 94) died on the 14th November following a nine-week battle with coronavirus, which he contracted whilst working on the COVID intensive care unit at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.   There have been some wonderful tributes to him, including those in The Guardian, Times and Independent. He leaves a wife […]

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Obituary – Sir Nicholas Goodison (C3 1947-52)

Sir Nicholas Goodison (C3 1947-52) will be remembered for a distinguished career in the City, notably for undertaking the reforms to the London Stock Exchange, known as ‘Big Bang’ and as a passionate supporter of the arts. After securing the future of the stock exchange, Goodison became chair of TSB Group, the sixth largest high […]

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Obituary, Richard Hobday (B2 1944 – 48)

Richard Oswald Hobday (B2 1944-48) ‘Dick’ came to the West Indies, having spent his teenage years in England during WW2. An outstanding pioneer and leader of the accounting profession in the Caribbean, he was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and head of Pannell Kerr Foster for the Caribbean. Dick loved cricket […]

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Obituary – John Worlidge (C1 1942–46)

One of the joys of being the Secretary of the Marlburian Club was meeting so many outstanding OMs over the years, one of whom was John Worlidge. He was always an extremely modest man, but proved a natural at school before joining the Royal Engineers for National Service, where he won the award as the […]

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Obituary – Simon Ward (B3 1965 – 1970)

Simon Andrew Buxton Ward (B3 1965-70)  11 June 1952 – 20 April 2021 Simon had an idyllic childhood in Windsor Great Park, where his father was Chaplain to HM the Queen and after Prep School at Scaitcliffe, went to MC at the age of thirteen. His were happy days at Marlborough, where cricket and escapes […]

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