Obituary: Sir Richard Gaskell (B3 1950-54)

Richard Gaskell rose from being an articled clerk to one of Britain’s most respected solicitors who was at the heart of the biggest shake-up of the legal profession in the 20th century. As president of the Law Society, Gaskell was credited with persuading the government to break the monopoly that the Bar held on advocacy […]

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Obituary: Adrian Marston (C2 1941-45)

ADRIAN Marston, christened Jeffery Adrian Priestley Marston, was born in London on 15 December 1927. Educated at Marlborough College (1941-45), Magdalen College, Oxford (1945-48) and St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School (1948-51), he led a distinguished medical career spanning decades. Undertaking his National Service with the Royal Army Medical Corps, Mr Marston went on to work […]

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Obituary: John Hervey (C2 1942-45)

The placid Paisley silk-weavers who were the ancestors of Rear Admiral John Hervey would have blanched at the daring tasks his twentieth-century naval overlords asked him to do. As a commander of nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarines, Hervey was one of a select body of modern British buccaneers who in the 1960s and 1970s stealthily explored the […]

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Obituary: Professor J. Richard Batchelor (SU 1945-49)

PROFESSOR Richard Batchelor, MD, FRCP died on December 21st 2015 at the age of 84. He was one of a group of eminent medical scientists who made pioneering advances in the field of tissue typing and organ transplants in the second half of the last century. He was Honorary Research Professor in the Royal College […]

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Obituary: Janet Tanner

Janet was appointed to teach Spanish at Marlborough College in 1968, at the same time as the first intake of Sixth form girls. From the outset two of Janet’s finest qualities were evident. It required courage to join what had hitherto been an all-male, and predominantly bachelor, collegiate community of teachers. Janet had courage in […]

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Obituary: Brigadier Tony Taggart MC (C3 1932-37)

Brigadier Tony Taggart, who has died aged 97, was awarded an Immediate MC in Italy in 1944. On July 13 1944, Taggart was in command of a company of 2nd Battalion 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles (2/3 GR). He was ordered to capture a strategic strongpoint near Città di Castello, north of Perugia, before […]

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Obituary: Roger Morley (C2 1935-40)

ROGER was born on 3rd October 1921 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire. He was the sixth of seven children born to John Arthur Malcolmson Morley (known as Arthur) and to Ruth, known as Mums, whom he adored. His father was the local Church of England vicar. Shortly after the birth of his younger brother, David, the family […]

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