Obituary: John Bateson (CR 1973-98)

John Bateson (CR 1973-98) died suddenly on Tuesday 16th May. He was a long-time modern languages teacher at the College, from 1973 to 1998 and thereafter a familiar figure in the town and supporter of many activities. At the College he was an inspiring teacher of German and the first Head of the subject. One […]

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Obituary: Toby Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89)

TOBY Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89) has died, aged 46, on 11th April 2017. He was the co-founder and member of Jamiroquai and later became a hugely well respected music producer and manager of the band The Hoosiers. He also owned Angelic Recording Studios. You can read his full obituary in The Times (you will need to […]

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Obituary: Charles Truman (PR 1962-66)

CHARLES Truman (PR 1962-66), a leading historian in the decorative arts, has died aged 67. After leaving Marlborough College, he began a law degree at Kent University but left to join the Victoria and Albert Museum as an intern in 1969, which set him on his path as an expert in the field. For the […]

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Obituary: James Sabben-Clare, (CR 1964-68)

JAMES Sabben-Clare, (CR 1964-68) of Corfe Castle, Dorset, died peacefully at home on 8th March 2017. Dearly loved husband of Mary, father of Rebecca and Matthew, and grandfather of Edward, Hattie, Tom, Matilda and Leonora, James was a much respected Beak at Marlborough College from 1964-68 and went on to become the Head of Winchester […]

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Obituary: Simon Smallwood (B2 1950-55)

Simon was born in Sydney on March 11th 1937. His father, Commander H D Smallwood was serving with the British fleet at the time. His mother Eleanor Nancy Smallwood, née Harvey, had joined him in Australia. Simon was christened in the ship’s bell of HMS Canberra. Hıs godfather was First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Caspar […]

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Obituary: Patrick Guy Houghton (C3 1960-64)

Guy Houghton was the third generation of his family to serve the south Birmingham suburb of Hall Green as a General Practitioner. He combined an interest in GP training with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine and audit. He published articles in journals and chapters in edited volumes on medical subjects, was the first chair of […]

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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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