Obituary: Sir Michael Latham (B2 1956-60)

Sir Michael Latham (B2 1956-60), has died aged 74, He was the Conservative MP for Melton (which later expanded to include Rutland) for 18 years. After leaving Marlborough College in 1960, he went to King’s College, Cambridge, where he gained a First in History in 1964. He then earned a Certificate in Education at Oxford. […]

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Obituary: Lord Langford OBE (C2 1925-30)

Lord Langford OBE (C2 1925-30) died on November 13 2017, aged 105. Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy was the son of Major Geoffrey Seymour Rowley-Conwy (1877 – 10 August 1915), who was killed in action at Gallipoli in 1915, and Bertha Gabrielle Cochran (1880–1984) to whose genes, on his 100th Birthday, he credited his longevity. He was […]

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Obituary: Peter Banyard (LI 1960-64)

My friend Peter Banyard, who has died aged 70, lived for 50 years as a tetraplegic following an accident suffered as an officer cadet in the Royal Green Jackets. Although he had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life, he succeeded in carving out a career as a journalist, historian and director […]

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Obituary: Vee King Shaw (CO 1958-62)

Mr Vee King Shaw, (CO 1958-1963), passed away peacefully in Singapore aged 73 on 13 July 2017. The eldest son of Tan Sri Dr. Runme Shaw and his wife Peggy, Shaw is notable for leading massive changes to his family’s film exhibition and real estate business in Singapore by redeveloping and upgrading Shaw Brothers’ single […]

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Obituary: Martin Harrison (CR 1958 – 94)

I first met Martin at Berkhamsted School in 1958, where he had taken a one-year appointment, as physics teacher and games coach, on leaving the RAF. I was there in the Lent Term on ‘teaching practice’.  We quickly became good friends – and have remained so for 59 years. The Headmaster was Basil Garnons-Williams, a […]

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Obituary: Laurence Edward Ellis (CR 1955-77)

Laurence Ellis (CR 1955-77) arrived at Marlborough College in 1955 to teach Mathematics after doing National Service with the Green Jackets and reading Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge. Before that he had won a Scholarship to Winchester College where he excelled in Mathematics, Classics and Cross-Country Running and Rowing amongst other sports. It was at […]

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Obituary: Angus Stewart (C2 1935-39)

Born in the Argentine, 16th April 1921, Angus was the youngest child of Angus and Vera Stewart. When Angus was 6 the family moved back to Scotland and finally settled at Ardpatrick in Argyll, which he adored. Angus went to prep school in Peebles and then to Marlborough College in Wiltshire. His description of his […]

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Obituary: Diana Reynell – Grotto Designer

Diana Reynell, grotto designer, died on August 1st 2017, at the age of 83. Diana first came to Marlborough College with her husband, Antony Reynell, as a master and head of classics. Diana taught jewellery design at the college, and put together costumes for school plays. It was here where she started her career as […]

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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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