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If you left Marlborough College between 5 – 20 years ago, we need your help to inspire current pupils!

If you left Marlborough 20 or so years ago, we would love you to come back and chat to the Hundreds about your career to date at our Careers Speed-dating event. Even if you are only a year or two into work or on a graduate training scheme, the pupils would love to hear about how you got there.

We can promise a lively evening and we’ll even treat you to a curry supper in Common Room afterwards!

We’d love to hear from you, and any of your willing contemporaries, if you would like to come along – early evening on 31st January 2019.
Travel expenses will be paid.

Please click here and email for more information.

Well done to Henry Martin (PR 2011-16)

Congratulations to Henry Martin (PR 2011-16) whose debut varsity match saw The Dark Blues achieve victory for the first time since 2015.

Pico Players Christmas Carol Concert

ROSIE Wintour (MM 1996-2001) and the Pico Players are hoping you will be able to come to the first ever Pico Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday 11th December at 7:30pm in St Gabriel's, Pimlico.

It will be the debut performance of the Pico Singers and the Pico Voices who will be singing alongside the Pico Players. You will be treated to a musical extravaganza of festive tunes and be invited to sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols accompanied by a full symphony orchestra and choir. They also hope you'll also join them for a glass of wine and a mince pie afterwards.

Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Pico Players charity (Registered Charity 1163760) to enable them to do more outreach and educational work with the orchestra and choirs in 2019.

Other OMs involved in the Pico players are
•    Ellen Arkwright (MM 2007-12) – singing Once in Royal solo, singing in the Pico Voices & Pico Singers AND playing the trumpet.
•    Joe Arkwright (SU 2010-15) playing trombone.
•    Tom Hooker (LI 2001-06) playing horn, singing in Pico Voices & Pico Singers and has orchestrated all the carols.
•    Will Hooker (LI 2004-09) - playing cello & conducting the Pico Players in A Christmas Festival.
•    John Linnet (LI 2004-09) - singing in the Pico Voices & the Pico Singers.

An Appreciation of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33)

TODAY marks the birthday of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33).

He went on to become Director of the British School in Rome before devoting his life to painting and art collecting. Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, has written a short article in appreciation. You can read the article here.

The photograph above shows Lower Sixth Marlburian Artists in front of one of his paintings, Snow over Rome (1959), on a recent visit.

Photos from the Christmas Drinks

PHOTOS from the Christmas drinks hosted by the Business, Banking and Finance Professional group can be seen here on the Business, Banking and Finance section on MC Global Connect.

Do tag yourself if you are in any of the pictures.

Douglas Rigby (B2 1905-08) Exhibition

THE Knutsford Heritage Centre is currently exhibiting paintings by and family memorabilia of Douglas Rigby (B2 1905-08).

Richard Elsner, Douglas Rigby’s great great nephew, has written an excellent book and made a DVD about him, which features many of the paintings and letters that Douglas sent home to the family. The book tells the story of Douglas Rigby’s early life to his later death in WW1. It also includes his life at Marlborough College including drawings from his school days (such as Rigby’s Latin Exercise 1908).

The book is available to buy at the Heritage Centre and the DVD is played daily on the Centre’s TV monitor, with readings from Douglas Rigby’s letters and early WW1 songs. The exhibition finishes on December 22nd 2018.

If you would be interested in the book but are unable to make it to the Heritage Centre, please email to be put in touch with the author.

Georgina Bowie needs your votes!

Georgina Bowie (EL 1995-2000) is looking to win an opportunity to take part in the Fjallraven Polar expedition next year.

Fjällräven Polar is a 300km-long journey by dogsled through the Arctic wilderness. More than 20 ordinary people, from all around the world, apply to be part of this adventure of a lifetime. They travel from Signaldalen in Norway to Väkkäräjärvi in Sweden, learning from Fjällräven’s team of experts and geared up with Fjällräven’s best winter clothing and equipment. They drive their own dogsleds, take care of their own dogs, prepare all their own food and set up their own camps. All to show that anyone, with the right preparation and equipment, can undertake a winter adventure.

To be in with a chance to be involved, Georgina needs to gain votes. Please do vote for her here. The voting ends on 13th December.

Photos from the OM Law Dinner - 30th October 2018

We had this lovely email from Charles Kendrick (1998-2003) who attended the OM Law dinner at the Oriental Club on 30th October.

"The OM Law dinner was a wonderful evening. A spectacular location with a lovely group of friendly and engaging OMs across many generations spanning up to 50 years providing insights and good company. The after dinner speech from Sir Christopher Clarke was very interesting indeed. More OM events like this please!"

We have added some photos to the Law Group on MC Global Connect. If you attended the event and have any more photos, please do add them to the album.

Christmas Drinks 2018

THE Business, Banking and Finance group are hosting a Christmas drinks event tomorrow night starting at 6.30pm.

You do not have to be in the Business Banking and Finance sector to go to the drinks so if you are in London and would like the chance to meet up with your fellow OMs, please do come along.

Tickets are £15 to cover include drinks and nibbles. You can find out more details and book your tickets here.

Thank you to Jonathan Hickling (CO 1964-68)

The Marlburian Club would like to acknowledge the generosity of Jonathan Hickling (CO 1964-68) who recently purchased a two week work placement at Streathers in a Charity auction with the express intention of donating the placement to an OM. This has been awarded to Clare Livingstone (NC 2006-11) and we look forward to hearing all about how the placement went.

If anyone else is inspired by this, please do register on MC Global Connect where OMs can connect with each other either socially or professionally, offer careers help, join relevant groups including sports, music and regional or just find out about news and events happening for OMs.

OM Memories - Shiela Elliott

MEMORIES of 50 years of girls at Marlborough and Sheila Elliott, Dame in Cotton House

Many thanks to Caroline Christiansen (PR 1975-77) for sending in her wonderful memories of her and her mother's time in Cotton House. You can read her story here.

Ross Jennings (CO 2003-08) pipes his way around the world

Mark McVeigh (CR 1991-2013) and his wife, Lisa, were delighted to welcome Ross Jennings (CO 2003-08) to Denla British School, Bangkok, where Mark is Principal and Lisa is Well-Being Manager.

Ross, aka ‘The First Piper’ is aiming to play his bagpipes in every country of the world. He gave an inspirational talk to the pupils.

Tyrone Howe (CR 1997-99)

Congratulations to Tyrone Howe (CR 1997-99) who has been appointed as the new Headmaster at Shiplake College. Find out more here.

Business, Banking and Finance Christmas Drinks

THE Business, Banking and Finance Christmas Drinks are on Thursday 29th November starting at 6.30pm.

These informal drinks are not restricted to those in this sector. This event will be held at the Antelope Pub in London. You can book your tickets here.

OM Memories - Brasser in the 60s and 70s

AFTER we shared Sue Canney's (LI 1970-72) photo of the Brasser on 2nd November, Tom Stevenson (LI 1966-71) sent us in several more which we also love.

If you want to see the full images, we have shared them on MC Global Connect in the newly created Brasser Group.

On the Shelves - The Life of John Andre

THE new book by Doug Ronald (B2 1964-68) is due to be published in February 2019.

The Life of John Andre is a new biography of John André, head of British secret services in the Revolutionary War, who was captured in 1780 and hanged as a spy. You can pre-order it here.

Shane Elliot (B3 1984-89)

SHANE Elliot (B3 1984-89) is a furniture designer based in Ibiza.

His latest furniture project with design partner Kaelo, a bar table aimed at high-end luxury yachts or luxury events and hospitality or, as he says, for people who already think that they have everything! The design integrates a chamber inside that chills wine or Champagne without creating any moisture to the perfect temperature.

You can find out more about the table and the rest of the collection here.

Alexandra Dowling (TU 2005-07)

ALEXANDRA Dowling (TU 2005-07) is currently starring in Don Carlos.

The Friedrich Schiler play, directed by Gadi Roll, is on in the Rose Thatre in Kingston, London and runs until this Saturday 17th November.

Find out more and book tickets here.

Robert Mackenzie (B3 1934-37) Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for Robert Mackenzie (B3 1934-37), who died on August 5 2018, will be at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, at 2pm on Monday 26th November 2018.

John Dancy's 98th Birthday

On behalf of The Marlburian Club, many happy returns to John Dancy (Master 1961-72) who turns 98 today.

If you would like to send John a birthday wish please email them to and we will pass them on.

Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) - HIX Art Award Winner

WE are extremely happy to announce that Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) has won first prize in the HIX art awards.

Her work, Die List, is a hand written record of the deaths of 33,305 people who have died trying to access Europe and, as part of the award will now be displayed in the window of Coutts bank on the Strand.  You can read more here.

On The Shelves - The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

The new book by Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84), “The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic”, was published in September.

The book, set in “a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting new fantasy adventure” is the second in the Wizard of Once series.

Pointless Celebrities

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79) was a guest on Pointless Celebrities on Saturday.

You can see how well he did here.

Charles Hamilton Sorley (C1 1908-13)

It is Easy to be Dead
, the play based on the works of Charles Hamilton Sorley (C1 1908-13), is to be staged in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Following a sell out run in the West-end, where it was nominated for an Olivier award, the play will be shown from 6th-7th November in Aberdeen and 11th - 13th November in Glasgow.

Brasser Group 1971

We love this photo of the Brasser group sent in by Sue Canney Davison (LI 1970-72).

We believe it was taken in 1971. If anyone can identify any of the players, we'd love to know?

RIBA House of the Year 2018 - Alasdair Cumming

ALASDAIR Cumming (B2 1976-81) is Co–Founder of FAMILY Architects.

They are finalists for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) UK House of the Year Award. The house, No.37, has already won a RIBA Regional Design Award 2018 and was a finalist in Architects Journal 's Small Project of the Year Award 2018. The winner will be announced on Grand Design’s RIBA House of the Year which will be broadcast on Channel 4 in November.

Prayer: Is Anybody Listening? A Panel Discussion.

ON Friday 23rd November the College will be hosting a panel discussion about how different faiths approach prayer, meditation, and mindfulness.

The panel will include:
Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam – Bishop of Salisbury, President of Marlborough College, author of The Art of Worship: Paintings, Prayers and Readings for Meditation
Imam Monawar Hussein - Muslim tutor at Eton College, founder of The Oxford Foundation using the arts and interfaith dialogue to inspire young people.
Madeleine Bunting - Writer, broadcaster, and former associate editor of The Guardian. Her 2018 five part Essay for BBC Radio 3 was on paying attention, prayer, and ritual in a digital age.
Dr Tony Stoller – Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. Editor of the Quaker magazine Friends’ Quarterly.

The meeting will be chaired by Elinor Goodman – journalist, writer, broadcaster and former political editor of Channel 4 News.

The event starts at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall. Entry is free.

Christmas Drinks 2018 hosted by Business, Banking & Finance Group

THE Marlburian Club Business, Banking & Finance group would like to invite all OMs for Christmas Drinks on Thursday 29th November, 6:30pm.

This informal gathering, to be held at The Antelope (click here for directions), will be an opportunity to meet up with other OMs to network and socialise. Please also consider inviting other OMs that you have not seen at one of these events – it is not restricted to people in this sector and it would be great to see some new faces.

The evening will run from 6.30pm at a cost of £15 per person, to include something to drink and nibbles. The deadline for registering is Thursday 22nd November. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking here to register and pay online or for further information please contact Development Assistant, Billie Short, by email or on 01672 892383.

Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)
OM Business, Banking & Finance Club Secretary

The Memorial Hall Festival 2018

THE Marlborough College Memorial Hall Festival 2018 includes a spectacular line-up of events, lectures and concerts, celebrating the year in which the hall reopened following its £6.5 million refurbishment.

In addition, the Festival brings to a close the College’s four years of commemorative First World War events.

A number of these dates are open with OMs welcome to join staff, pupils and members of the public for this exciting series of events. Click here for details or to register for tickets.

Marlburian Club Law Dinner - Tuesday 30th October

THE Marlburian Club warmly invites you to attend a dinner on Tuesday 30th October at The Oriental Club in London with guest of honour and speaker The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Clarke (B3 1960-65), Lord Justice of Appeal 2013 - 2017. Sir Christopher will be speaking about 'Marlburians and the Law'.

The cost of the evening is £60, or £40 for OMs under 30, to include a three-course dinner and half a bottle of wine per person. The dress code is jacket and tie and tailored trousers for gentlemen or equivalent smart formal dress for ladies.

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking 'book here' to register and pay online before the closing date of Friday 26th October. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information please contact Development Assistant Billie Short by email or on 01672 892383.

Marcus Monier-Williams (PR 1976-80) - Man in the Middle

MARCUS Monier-Williams (PR 1976-80) will once again be the man in the middle for this year’s Club Day rugby match. 

Marcus returned to Marlborough for last year’s contest, where the Malones took on Old Canfordians, and has kindly agreed to officiate this year’s contest. He has been in the Army since leaving Marlborough, as well as spells in consultancy and the education sector.

He combines combine military service with refereeing at County level as a referee for Dorset & Wiltshire. He is also on the Army Senior Referee panel, and has been lucky enough to officiate at both The Stoop and Twickenham as part of the Inter-Services team of officials.   He now lives in Dorset, where his wife runs a specialist centre for children who have problems with mainstream schooling. 

This year the Malones, who beat Old Bryanstonians under lights at Rosslyn Park in September, will be taking on the Old Radleians as part of Club Day on Saturday 10th November.

Click here to register your attendance and for more details.

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Newton Family visit

IT was a great pleasure to welcome to Marlborough members of the family of W G Newton (C1 1899-1904), Marlborough Architect throughout the 1920s and ‘30s on October 15th 2018. 

Newton had four children, Christopher (B1 1940-44), Joanna, Henry (B1 1946-50) and Rosemary – the youngest and sole-surviving. Visiting with Rosemary were her nephew Jeremy Russell, son of Joanna and CAW Russell (B1 1942-45); and niece Helen, daughter of Christopher Newton; along with Helen’s husband Bob Russell. We took a tour around the College, starting at C1 where Newton was a boarder, and thence around the campus to view some of his ‘grand designs’ here. It was lovely to hear of their memories of Marlborough. The Newtons lived for some time at Manningford near Pewsey, during which time Rosemary was a pupil at Marlborough Grammar School. She remembers that the exterior walls of the Science Block were originally unpainted – or fair-faced – and that its metal window frames were green. They were very impressed by the beautiful refurbishment of the Memorial Hall and its immaculate garden, and so very proud of the significant and lasting imprint that their forebear has left at Marlborough.

W G Newton was a creative, intelligent and thoughtful architect. Following his death in 1949, George Turner wrote in an obituary, ‘I believe that Newton’s work at Marlborough will never be unloved: for so much of himself is in it.  It stands, like its originator, good-humoured and serene; courteous, if reserved, to strangers, but most lovable to close friends.’

Newton’s legacy at Marlborough includes:

Memorial Hall, together with its garden and the Chapel steps
The Rose Garden including its Pergola and Gate House
Science Block
Leaf Block
A House Annex
The Observatory
The Armoury
The remodelling of the old stable buildings to create New Court
Marlborough’s first generating station, providing electricity to College and town from 1922

Gráinne Lenehan
College Archivist
October 2018

Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) - HIX Art Award nomination

ELIZABETH Eade (MO 1990-93), Marlborough College art scholar, is currently exhibiting in the Tramshed in Hoxton.

Her work, Die List, has been shortlisted for the Hix art award.  Die liste is a hand written record of the deaths of 33,305 people who have died trying to access Europe. The peoples choice vote would mean that Die Liste would be displayed in the window of Coutts bank on the Strand - allowing 135,000 people a day to see it. You can see the piece and vote for her here. Voting closes on the 21st at 6pm and the awards will be announced on the 25th October.

There will be a further opportunity to see her work in January when the work moves to Coutts on the Strand for two months.

Alex Tart (CO 1987-92)

ALEX Tart Architect’s Dunollie Road project in Camden has been recently featured by The Times as the front cover photo for their Bricks & Mortar magazine.

The project was selected in relation to the feature article investigating contemporary approaches to open plan living.

You can read more here.

Leonora Bamford (MO 1995-99)

LEONORA Bamford (MO 1995-99) was featured in an interview with her husband George in The Sunday Times.

You can read the article here.

Vacancy for Exam Question Writer at Moxam's

ALISDAIR Wade's (TU 1989-94) company Moxams has a vacancy which they would like to offer to OMs.

The company creates "Intelligent Practice tools and experiences to help those preparing for selective senior school entry assessments at 11+ and 13+ entry" and the role is for Exam Question Writer. Further details can be seen here.

OM Women's Hockey on Club Day - 10th November 2018

THERE will be an OM women's hockey match on Club Day (opposition to be confirmed).

If you would be interested in playing, please do get in touch by emailing

HRH Princess Eugenie of York (MM 2003-08)

CONGRATULATIONS to HRH Princess Eugenie of York (MM 2003-08) on her on her marriage to Jack Brooksbank today.

We send her our very best wishes for a wonderful day.

Property Group Networking Event photos

A gallery of images from the Property Professional Group networking event can be seen here.

A full review of the evening will follow.

Class of 1998 - 20 Year Reunion

ON the evening of Thursday 27th September 2018, several representatives of the class of 1998 enjoyed a much anticipated 20-year reunion in London.

Brilliantly organised by Tom Cannon (C2 1993-98) and James Chapman-Andrews (B1 1993-98), with the help of WhatsApp, Facebook and the efficient team at the OM Club, approximately 60-70 Old Marlburians met for a long overdue catch up at the Jam Tree Pub in Chelsea. Some had travelled from far flung corners of the UK, and in other cases even further afield, including Alan Yiu (C3 1993-98) who had made the journey all the way from Hong Kong. Congratulations to Ed Tryon (C1 1993-98), who managed to recruit 9 out of a year group of 13, making C1 the most well-represented house. A fantastic night ensued, with wine flowing, old stories shared and plenty of reminiscing about Marlborough in the nineties. We look forward to 2023 and the 25-year reunion already.

Mike Bush (TU 1993-98)

A gallery of images can be seen here.

Anthony Thistleton (B1 1980-85)

ANOTHER OM, Anthony Thistleton (B1 1980-85), and his firm, Waugh Thistleton Architects, have been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2018.

The building at Bushey Cemetery reflects the “simplicity of the forms and … the symbolism of burial to the Jewish community”. You can read more about the project here.

They have also been involved in the London Design Festival this year with their project, MultiPly, an installation which was on display at the V&A museum and can now be seen at the New London Architecture Building Centre as part of their London Factory-made housing season. The project will be on display until 21st October. Find out more about how to visit the installation here.

Welcome to MCM 2018 leavers

WE are delighted to welcome the next cohort of leavers from Marlborough College Malaysia to the Marlburian Club.

We enjoyed reading about your Prize Day and Leavers Ball. Please don't forget that, as a member of the Marlburian Club, you are eligible to sign up to the Club networking platform, MC Global Connect, where you will find news about events and other OMs along with photos, mentoring opportunities, sports and professional groups. Do join the MCM Group where you can catch up with each other and share your photos from school and news about your post-MCM life.

Please do also keep in touch by sending us any news you have, whether it be a sporting achievement, a new business venture, a career highlight or a career opportunity that you can offer to other OMs.

Good luck on all your ventures!

Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003)

EMERALD Fennell (NC 1998-2003) has several exciting new projects in the pipeline.

She has been chosen to be the new head writer on second series of Killing Eve. You can read more here.

Emerald is also working with Andrew Lloyd-Webber on his next project, a new stage version of Cinderella in which Cinderella has been made into a completely modern, feisty girl. Find out more here.

Simon Arnold (B1 1971-76)

SIMON Arnold (B1 1971-76) has recently completed an incredible musical challenge to play every musical instrument at the National Trust’s historic properties within the South West to raise money to restore some of the most impressive musical instruments in the National Trust’s collection.

The instruments he played included the organ at St Michael’s Mount, Agatha Christie’s piano and the organ given to Lady Acland of Killerton House on her wedding day by her parents in 1806. She was also taught to play on this organ by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the organist at Exeter Cathedral.

“I asked the volunteers and staff to pick a piece from a shortlist of 5 and the visitors to select a tune from a list of 5 each list appropriate to the property. I played Pachelbel's Canon in every property and at least two others that reflected the "spirit of place" of the house. I also wore suitable attire. For example, at Coleton Fishacre, a 1920s house, I wore a loud blazer and cravate and played Begin the Beguine and The Charleston as well as Scott Joplin. Whereas in the chapel at Cotehele, an Elizabethan manor house, I played Air on a G string and Pavane from the Capriol suite by Warlock with my cassock on. However, in the Lutyens designed mock medieval castle at Castle Drogo built for an Edwardian gentleman I played Nimrod by Elgar and Land of Hope and Glory dressed in white tie and tails.

My favourite moment was probably playing and singing Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring at Cotehele although, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the 18th century 3 manual organ at St Michael's Mount was one of the highlights. Mind you, getting dressed up as a 16th century musician (after Thomas Tallis) at Buckland Abbey - Drake's house - and playing and singing Jerusalem and Hearts of Oak on a fairly wheezy harmonium in a consecrated catholic chapel  is arguably one of the most unusual combinations for me especially as I am a C of E vicar's son and used to be a layclerk in Peterborough Cathedral choir. The most symbolic was undoubtedly playing Choral Song on Lady Acland's organ at Killerton - a piece composed for her by Samuel Sebastian Wesley to be played on that organ.”

He drove just over 1200 miles in 11 days and has raised just under £1500 in total so far (including JustGiving, collection box donations and raffle ticket sales.

Please do contribute to his JustGiving collection here.

Marlborough LitFest

(© Ben Phillips)

PHILLIP Cayford QC (PR 1965-70) and Hugo Tilney (CR 2013-present) made an appearance at Marlborough Litfest, championing their favourite books in a competition to find the favourite Booker Prize winner.

You can see who won here.

OM Professional Groups

We have had some changes to our Professional Group headships. All our group heads are as follows:

Art, Architecture & Design
Alex Tart (CO 1987-92)

Arts & Media
Susannah Tresilian (NC 1992-97)
Alethea Steven (NC 1994-99)
Andrew Shepherd (LI 1993-98)

Business, Banking & Finance
Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)

Currently no head. Contact via the Club

Digital Enterprises (including science and technology)
Mark Tidmarsh (B3 1983-87)
Jim Spender (C2 1987-92)

Craig Stewart (B3 1979-84)
Sean Dempster (CR 1994-2017)

James Meredith (B2 1988-93)

Ali Wade (TU 1989-94)

Greg Wang (CO 1985-90)

HM Forces
Jamie Geddes (TU 2002-07)

Claire Evans (B2 1986-88)

Masonic Lodge
Julian Soper (LI 1979-81)

Simon Arnold (B1 1971-76)
For the OM Choir - Mark Williams (C3 1976-80)

Not for Profit
Mayoor Patel (PR 1973-77)

Public Sector
Sue Bishop (C2 1977-79)

James Gillett (C2 1971-75)

PR, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Alex Northcott (B1 1982-87)
Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90)

Women’s Network
Lara Cowan (MO 1992-97)
Susannah Tresilian (NC 1992-97)
Miriam Foster (TU 2001-03)

If you want to find out more about the groups and what they offer, click here.

If you would like to join any of the Professional Groups, be kept informed of its development and be invited to events, please email the Club Office.

You don’t need to be working within a particular industry to come along to the events or join a group. All are welcome.

If you have any ideas for events or would be able to host or sponsor an event then, again please contact the Club Office.

Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94)

TIM Triptree (TU 1989-94), International Director of Wine at Christie’s, has been made a Master of Wine, one of 380 in the world.

Having started his career in banking, he developed an interest in wine and joined Christie's wine department in 2005 after graduating with an MBA distinction in wine business management. Tim has been a wine judge at the International Wine and Spirit Competition since 2011, a panel judge at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017-2018 and at Bacchus Wine 2018 in Madrid.

You can read more here.

Sir Eric Yarrow (CO 1934-39)

SIR Eric Yarrow Bt MBE (CO 1934-39), Past President of the Marlburian Club, father of Norman (CO 1973-78), Peter (CO 1973-78) and David (CO 1979-83) and the late Richard (CO 1966-71), died on the 22nd September aged 98.

He was a valued and respected member of the Marlburian community and will be hugely missed. A full obituary will follow but in the meantime you can read more on The Times website (you will have to sign in to read it).

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday 8th October, at 3 p.m., at St Columbas Church, Kilmacolm. This will be followed by a celebration at Kilmacolm Golf Club.

Simon Henley (CO 1981-85) - Architecture Award

CHADWICK Hall, a building designed by Henley Halebrown, the architecture firm of Simon Henley (CO 1981-85) has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize.

The building has already won the RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018. The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

Class of 2013 - 5 Year reunion


LAST Wednesday, the Class of 2013 met up in London to mark their five year reunion.

You can see the full gallery of images on MC Global Connect.

Malones shine under the lights at Rosslyn

ON Friday 21st September the Malones returned to action with a 36-22 win over Old Bryanstonians.

The game was played at Rosslyn Park under floodlights, with several hundred supporters there to witness what proved to be an entertaining encounter.

Under the guidance of Sam Matanle and Charlie Pascoe, the Malones were also sporting a new kit - made by Oddballs - which will be in action again on Club Day for the visit of Old Radleians.

Click here for an extended gallery of images from Friday's game.

Modern Languages after Marlborough

THREE Old Marlburians returned to Marlborough on Friday 14th September, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further, and all of whom have enjoyed memorable experiences and professional opportunities through their language skills. 

The evening of presentations to the current Upper School modern linguists began with an illustration of how useful and employable their post-GCSE language studies are making them, together with some practical tips on making the most of their Sixth Form studies for exam success.

Tom Hobby (C3 2009-14) is reading French at Manchester and has just returned from his year abroad in Le Mans, where amongst other activities and travels he worked as an English language assistant in a vocational secondary school in one of the most underprivileged districts of the city. His presentation on his year abroad and on the structure of the Manchester course underlined the broad range of cultural and linguistic topics which a language course offers, together with the impressive list of other languages that can be started at University. 

Ed Holroyd Pearce (LI 1995-2000) is co-founder of CRCC Asia, a company with some 40 employees in nine locations around the world. He has used his Chinese which he learned at Marlborough and continued at Cambridge to build the company which offers placements for applicants from the UK and the USA. Particular thanks to Ed for recording his presentation when unable to come to Marlborough on Friday in person. 

Finally, Emily Lusty, wife of Patrick (TU 1985-90), guided us along her language filled career path, via teaching, giving us a mouth-watering flavour of the exciting types of language related gap years and other courses and activities abroad which she provides through The Language Gap, the company which she has founded and now runs.

The evening gave all the Marlburian Upper School modern linguists much food for thought, not least on the amazing opportunities that languages can offer from school and well beyond. Our warm thanks to Tom, Ed and Emily for giving us such an inspiring evening.

Review by Andrew Brown (Head of Modern Languages)

Work Experience Opportunity in Kuala Lumpur

MARINA Teahon (nee Steven NC 1991-94) is looking for volunteer social media and news reporters.

They need people to join the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Communications team in Kuala Lumpur from 1st to 4th October to provide instrumental support in delivering the 2018 World Cancer Congress. You can see all the details here.

OM on Dragon's Den

CECILY Mills (MO 1996-2001) appeared on Dragon's Den on Sunday.

She was pitching for investment in her business Coconuts Naturally, which makes award-winning, organic dairy-free ice cream.

You can see the episode and find out if she won the investment here.

Dancy House Opening Ceremony

DANCY House was officially opened on Sunday 16th September, with former Master John Dancy returning to Marlborough as the guest of honour.

You can read all about it and see the photos here.

50 Years of Girls - A Celebration

MORE than 200 people returned to Marlborough for a wonderful celebration of 50 Years of Girls.

OMs from all eras enjoyed a buffet lunch, fizz, heard John Dancy (CR 1961-72) talk about the background to admitting Girls in 1968 and short speeches from President of the Marlburian Club, Elizabeth Clough (LI 1968-70) and Mark Malloch Brown (C1 1967-71), Chair of Council both pupils in 1968. After lunch some toured Dancy House, which had been officially opened by John Dancy earlier, whilst others took the opportunity to catch up. The day concluded with a Celebration in Chapel led by Jo Bailey Wells (B3 1981-83) Bishop of Dorking where Checkie Hamilton (MO 2013-18), Holly Scott-Donaldson (MO 1989-91) and Nick Cutts (B2 1968-69) shared memories of their time at Marlborough and female members of the OM Choir, led by Julia Daniels (B3 1978-80) sang Ave Maria and Palm 23 (Schubert) beautifully.

As part of the 50 years of Girls celebrations, Olivia Timbs (C1 1970-72), Chair of MCCF,  announced the launch of a new bursary for girls. The MCCF has already awarded a one-off 6th form bursary to a girl who has joined the College this term and Olivia is asking for support for a similar bursary to be awarded in 2020. You can find out more here.”

Martin Evans the unsung hero!

MANY congratulations to Martin Evans (CR 1968-2018) who was nominated and won the 2018 Tatler Schools Unsung Hero Award in recognition of his retirement after 50 years at Marlborough.

The award ceremony was held at The Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and was attended by many of the top independent schools in the country.

Fallowfield retains Harold Radford Rose Bowl

THE 2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl squash tournament was held at College on Saturday 8th September, retained by 
Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) with his third consecutive victory.

Five OMs and five current pupils contested the trophy. The round robin format gave all entrants plenty of squash and Fallowfield had won 13 consecutive games when he beat Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) in the final. Our thanks to Jules Beckett for hosting us and congratulations go to Nick on his third win in a row.

OM players from left to right are Peter Child (CO 1962-66), Charlie Horrell (B2 1976-81),  Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85), Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) and Alasdair Campbell (C1 1978-81).

Sweet William - Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare

MICHAEL Pennington (PR 1957-61) will perform in front of a sold-out Ilkley Playhouse on Saturday 29th September, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

The What's On guide to the festival describes "a brilliant one-man show from RSC actor and English Shakespeare Company founder Michael Pennington. Pennington guides you through Shakespeare’s life and plays, mixing performances of well-known and less familiar speeches with intriguing insights into Shakespeare’s life and work. Applauded worldwide for its warmth, humour and deep knowledge of its subject, the evening perfectly combines Pennington’s performance and textual scholarship."

Malones fixtures confirmed

THE Marlborough Malones have confirmed two fixtures for the coming season, starting with a meeting with Old Bryanstonians at Rosslyn Park on Friday 21st September.

Sam Matanle (C2 2008-13) and Charlie Pascoe (C2 2008-13) now head up the Malones rugby scene and are inviting anyone who played rugby at Marlborough to lace up their boots and get involved.

“With the wind in our sails, Charlie and I have decided to up the ante this season, with a goal of playing three matches. Complaints of travelling distance has inspired us to host a game in London, Friday Night Lights style, at Rosslyn Park against the Old Bryanstonians on Friday 21st September before we take on Old Radleians Serpents on Club Day, Saturday 10th November.”

Friday 21 September, 7.30pm
Marlborough Malones v Old Bryanstonians 
Location: Rosslyn Park, Priory Lane, Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 5JH

Saturday 10th November, 2.30pm
Malones v Old Radleians Serpents – The Silk Cup
Location: Marlborough College as part of Club Day

OMs wishing to play in either of the above fixtures, please get in touch with Sam Matanle via email  or email the Marlburian Club office here with any further questions.

The fixtures at Rosslyn Park will also include the chance to have a beer and a hog roast, hopefully amidst a large OM supporting crowd! 

Harriet Baldwin features on the Today Programme

PRIME Minister Theresa May has just begun a three-day, three-nation trip to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, accompanied by Harriet Baldwin MP (LI 1977-79).

Baldwin has been speaking to the Today Programme about the trip and potential economic opportunities there.

Baldwin was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development in January 2018.

Click here to listen to the interview – which features at 1hr 52m.

Welcome to the (Marlburian) Club!

We hope you have had a good summer and your results were all you hoped they would be. 

As you move on to the next stage of your life, be it University, a gap year or other training do take advantage of what the Marlburian Club has to offer.

What can the Marlburian Club do for you?

•MC Global Connect – networking platform and app to connect you to other OMs
•Access to Professional Groups
•Networking opportunities
•A mentoring programme
•Careers advice
•Work experience opportunities
•Social events; Reunions, Club Day, Dinners & Drinks, Sport, Music, Regional & International
•A dedicated website for OMs
•Club publications

You can discover more about The Marlburian Club via this online booklet.

How to be a part of the Club

The best way to access all that the Club has to offer is to join MC Global Connect the networking tool designed for you to connect directly with other OMs.  You could search for OMs attending your university or in the country where you are travelling, a mentor, work opportunities and advice. You can find other OMs in your area, share photos, join sports groups and much, much more.

The other most important way you can make the most of the club is to make sure we have your up-to-date contact details. You can email us at any time at
We also love to hear your news, whether you’re going on a great adventure, starting a new business, have won an award, published a book or anything else that you are proud of, please do let us know and we will share it on news page and various social media pages.

Five-Year Reunion – the drinks are on us!

In 2023, you will be invited to your five-year reunion, held in London. The invitation will go out by email and on MC Global Connect and this is a reminder that, if you ticked the "no contact by email" box or don't sign up to MC Global Connect, you won't receive the invitation to this event (although you will still be able to hear about it on Facebook and the website).

Onwards and Upwards. Please do keep in touch!

Networking opportunity at Bristol University

SOPHIE Payne (MO 2008-13) is offering a networking opportunity for OMs currently studying at Bristol University.

Sophie now works for the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising; a member body, incorporated by Royal Charter, for the advertising industry with over 300 member agencies across the UK. 

They are hosting an event featuring a plethora of members, in Bristol on Wednesday 26th September with student tickets priced at £18. Also attending will be Richard Shotton, behavioural economics specialist, coming to talk about his new book, ‘The Choice Factory’.  

Please click here for ticket details.

Mike Bush OM and Beak becomes a father

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Bush (TU 1993-98) and his wife Lesley on the birth of their daughter, Emma.

Emma made an early arrival, by some six weeks, on Sunday 19th August.

50 Years of Girls Celebration

We are very pleased to invite you to the 50 Years of Girls Celebration at Marlborough College on Sunday 16th September 2018.

Don't miss the chance to join us and celebrate this important anniversary back at Marlborough! Click here for more information.

HM Forces Dinner

THE Marlburian Club is holding a dinner for all OMs who are currently serving or have previously served in the armed forces on Saturday 15th September at Marlborough.

This event is being held to mark the launch of the HM Forces professional networking group and the re-opening of the Memorial Hall.    

The cost of the evening is £35 or £25 for OMs under 30, to include a Drinks Reception with Canapés, a Two-Course Dinner and half a bottle of wine per person. There will also be an opportunity to tour the newly refurbished Memorial Hall. Click here for further details.

Class of 2013 - Five-year reunion!

CELEBRATE the fifth anniversary of the class of 2013 by joining us for a reunion evening on Wednesday 20th September in London.

The Marlburian Club invite OMs from the class of 2013 to attend this informal Drinks Reception at The Jam Tree in Chelsea from 6.30pm onwards.

Click here for full information and how to register.

Leila Barton - Private View at Clarendon

THE work of Leila Barton (EL 1989-91) will feature at Private View at Clarendon Fine Art on Thursday 20th September. 

Renowned artist Leila Barton has recently completed a portrait of iconic English fashion designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes. Clarendon is delighted to announce that we will be bringing these two extraordinary women together at the unveiling of the portrait with the artist in attendance and with Zandra Rhodes as our guest of honour.

Leila is famous for her lively contemporary explorations of classic themes, and a highly recognisable style which is characterised by muted backgrounds, a distinctive palette and expressive tonal juxtapositions. She is an established portrait artist of high repute and has an ever growing waiting list for commissions. Her work is in private homes here in the UK and abroad in Europe, US, Canada and Australia.

Andrew Studdert-Kennedy (C3 1972-76) moving on

THE Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy (C3 1972-76), is moving on after 16 years in Marlborough.

He has been Marlborough's Team Rector for many years and Her Majesty the Queen's Honarary Chaplain since 2017 - but will be relinquishing his post for a new Parish and fresh challenge as Team Rector of Uxbridge at the end of September.

Click here to read the full story in Marlborough News Online.

Rebel and Soul - award winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristy Castleton (CO 1994-96), the founder and CEO of events agency Rebel and Soul, who has been presented with a CMO Asia award for Women Leadership Excellence. 

Speaking of the award, Kristy said: “A very big thank you to my amazing team of Rebels for putting up with me and for helping me attempt to lead them!”

Discover more about Rebel and Soul here.

New book by Peter Martell (LI 1992-97)

First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace

By Peter Martell (LI 1992-97), Published by Hurst, £19.99

When South Sudan’s war began, the Beatles were playing their first hits and reaching the moon was an astronaut’s dream. Half a century later, with millions massacred in Africa’s longest war, the continent’s biggest country split in two.

It was an extraordinary, unprecedented experiment. Many have fought, but South Sudan did the impossible, and won. This is the story of an epic fight for freedom. It is also the story of a nightmare. First Raise a Flag details one of the most dramatic failures in the history of international state-building. Three years after independence, South Sudan was lowest ranked in the list of failed states. War returned, worse than ever. Peter Martell has spent over a decade reporting from palaces and battlefields, meeting those who made a country like no other: warlords and spies, missionaries and mercenaries, guerrillas and gunrunners, freedom fighters and war crime fugitives, Hollywood stars and ex-slaves. Under his seasoned foreign correspondent’s gaze, he weaves with passion and colour the lively history of the world’s newest country.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

Redefining Brutalism by Simon Henley (CO 1981-85)

ARCHITECT Simon Henley (CO 1981-85) has published Redefining Brutalism. It looks at the architectural movement of brutalism and challenges preconceived views.

"People associate the term Brutalism with concrete and, in the UK, with the Welfare State – just one thin slice of the Brutalist canon. Brutalism is not a style. It reveals enduring architectural ideas and interests that have emerged at different times and in different places, prompted by social and political ideals and technological conditions. Richly illustrated with unique, high-quality photographs, this book explores Brutalism through the lens of twelve distinct, occasionally competing, definitions, as a living and evolving entity. Redefining Brutalism offers insight into how these buildings were designed and constructed, their underlying social contexts, and how Brutalism triggered various other movements such as High-tech and Postmodernism. This book is a lens through which to see the present as much as the past."

Simon Henley is an architect and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a co-founder of award-winning practice Henley Halebrown and was UK Public Building Architect of the Year in 2011. Simon also wrote The Architecture of Parking and writes for Archdaily.

You can buy it here.

Song by Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92)

MICHELLE Jana Chan (TU 1990-92) has published Song.

Song is just a boy when he sets out from Lishui village in China. Brimming with courage and ambition, he leaves behind his impoverished broken family, hoping he’ll make his fortune and return home. Chasing tales of sugarcane, rubber and gold, Song embarks upon a perilous voyage across the oceans to the British colony of Guiana, but once there he discovers riches are not so easy to come by and he is forced into labouring as an indentured plantation worker. This is only the beginning of Song’s remarkable life, but as he finds himself between places and between peoples, and increasingly aware that the circumstances of birth carry more weight than accomplishments or good deeds, Song fears he may live as an outsider forever. This beautifully written and evocative story spans nearly half a century and half the globe, and though it is set in another century, Song’s story of emigration and the quest for an opportunity to improve his life is timeless.

You can buy the book here.

Charlie Bawden (MM 2010-15)

CHARLIE Bawden (MM 2010-15) was back in familiar surroundings recently as she put in a guest appearance for the Mayor’s Cricket XI.

Bawden, also Durham University Women's Cricket Club captain, played for Mayor Lisa Farrell’s XI in a charity match against Marlborough Cricket Club at Savernake.

The match raised £200 for Fatboy's Charity, which raises funds to purchase Christmas presents for children suffering with cancer and leukaemia.

(Photo: Neil Goodwin)

OM Memories - Jack Thomas (C2 1942-47)

THE Marlburian Club would like to wish Jack Thomas (C2 1942-47) a very happy 90th birthday!

He recently sent us a lovely account of his time at Marlborough. You can read it on the OM Memories page.

Claire Perry: The Industrial Strategy and what does it mean for Businesses

ON Thursday 19th July, the Business, Banking and Finance group was opened up to all OMs and Parents, current and past, for an evening with  MP Claire Perry.

Claire spoke about the government's Industrial Strategy and what it means for businesses. The talk was followed by an packed Q&A session as well as drinks, canapes and a chance to network.

A gallery of images can be seen on MC Global Connect.

Summer School Drinks 2018

We have had two lovely weeks of Summer School drinks now, one full of tennis and football excitement and the other packed with reminiscing and reconnecting.

If you are at Summer School over the next two weeks, please do join us from 6pm to 7pm on Wedenesday 25th July or 1st August for wines and nibbles.

You can see a selection of photos from this week here.

Au Revoir to Martin Evans

THE Marlburian Club says farewell to the legendary Martin Evans who has retired from a long and illustrious career at Marlborough.

In his 50-year career at Marlborough he has been President of the Debating Society, an Officer in the CCF and Officer Commanding the Royal Naval Section, Resident House Tutor, Housemaster in A2 and C1, Prep Schools Liaison Officer, Secretary of the Marlburian Club and founding Editor of the outstanding Club Magazine that shows the breathtaking variety of the walks of life that Marlburians have followed, Food Member of Common Room, President of Common Room, Secretary and President of the Marlborough Dining Club and most recently President of the 1843 Society with a vital role within the College Foundation. The Marlburian Club wish Martin all the best and we love these words from Andrew Brown (CR 1981-), Head of Modern Languages.

Billy Mead (C1 2012-17) wins Cricketing Award


BILLY Mead (C1 2012-17) was invited to Lords on Saturday 26th May 2018 to receive his Recognition of Achievement Award for scoring 126* against the MCC last summer for Marlborough College.

The winners were invited in to the Long Room to watch some of the Test Match against Pakistan prior to tea and then, during tea, were invited on to the pitch to receive the Award from the President of the MCC, The Rt Hon Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth. Congratulations to Billy!

OM Memories - Charles Hope (B1 1954-58)

Charles Hope (B1 1954-58) has taken the time to share with us his memories of his time at the College. It's a wonderful read which you can see on the OM Memories page.

Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) Interviews Donald Trump for The Sun

TOM Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) has been in the news today having interviewed Donald Trump for The Sun newspaper.

You can hear him talking about it on the BBC iPlayer at 49:02.

Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO 2011-16)

MANY congratulations to Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO 2011-16).

He has been awarded Player of the Season in both his first and second seasons (2016/17 & 2017/18), representing the University of Sheffield Squash Club.

Pontine Paus’s (SU 1989-91) lip balm wins award!

Pontine Paus’s (SU 1989-91) company, Dr Lipp, have announced that their multi-award winning hero product, The Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy Bits won BRONZE at the Free From Skincare Awards 2018 Lip Balm category! The Awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, chemicals, additives and fragrances associated with skin sensitivities, allergies, and ethical, environmental and health concerns. The product now has 12 awards in its collection!

LEWIS Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) wins prestigious radio award.

LEWIS Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) has been awarded gold in the New York Festivals International Radio Program (sic) Awards.

His most recent BBC Radio 2 documentary, "Bing Crosby In 'The Road To Rock 'n' Roll' - From Final Solution To Audio Revolution", won gold in both the 'Biography/Profiles' and the 'Best Writing' categories.

You can see the moment he received the award here (at 13m 14secs).

Read more about the show here.

OMs from 1947 meet up


ON Wednesday 6th June 2018, three OMs (all C3 1942-47) met up for a mini-reunion.

From left to right, John Crathorne, Richard Wright and John Case, all approaching their 90th birthdays!


Summer School Drinks - every Wednesday

Are you an OM and attending this year’s Summer School?

Then why not join The Marlburian Club for drinks in Court, each Wednesday throughout the four-week Summer School programme from 6pm to 7pm.

A traditional gathering, the drinks offer a chance to unwind in the company of fellow OMs, current Development Office staff and Beaks.

Wednesday 11th July, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 18th July, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 25th July, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 1st August, 5.30-6.30pm

Please note the drinks are only for OMs directly involved with Summer School.

There is no charge to attend, but we do ask that you register via email here and let us know which date you would like to attend, so we can have an idea on numbers to expect.

Any questions? Please contact us.

For more information regarding Summer School and the courses available please click here.

Event - Claire Perry: The Industrial Strategy and what does it mean for Businesses

THE Marlburian Club is delighted to welcome MP Claire Perry as our speaker for the Business, Banking & Finance Networking event on Thursday 19th July.

Following her graduation from Brasenose College, Oxford and Harvard Business School, Claire worked for Bank of America, McKinsey and Company, and Credit Suisse before starting her own small business offering online financial advice to women. She was elected Conservative MP for Devizes in 2010 and has held a number of positions in government since, including her current role as Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Claire will talk to us about the government's Industrial Strategy and what this means for businesses. There will also be a Q&A session following the talk.

The event is very kindly being hosted once again by Rathbones. Drinks and canapés and a chance to network with fellow OMs will also be part of the evening The evening will run from 6.30pm - 9.30pm and the cost will be £25 per head, but £15 for those OMs under 30. This event is likely to be heavily subscribed so please do book early to avoid disappointment. 

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking here to register and pay online. If you know any OMs who might be interested please do forward them this email.

For further information please contact Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill, by email or on 01672 892382.

Imram Tayabali (LI 1989-94)
Banking & Finance Affiliated Club Secretary


Pontine Paus (SU 1989-91) nominated for a business award

PONTINE Paus (SU 1989-91) founded Dr Lipp in 2004. Dr Lipp's Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy Bits has been shortlisted for the 'FREE FROM Skincare Awards 2018’ for the third year running. The winners will be announced tomorrow.

Dr Lipp products can be bought on their website.

Lots of luck from all at the Marlburian Club!

Marlborough College and the Great War in 100 Stories

"MARLBOROUGH College: The Great War in 100 Stories” is a self-published, limited-edition, lavishly-illustrated hardback with entries ranging over the course, context, and aftermath of the war. The project is the culmination of the College’s 5-year Commemoration Programme and coincides happily with the refurbishment of the Memorial Hall, built in 1925 to honour dead pupils and staff of the First World War. The two projects are united by the College’s precious Rolls of Honour containing citations and photographs, which can be accessed digitally via the WW1 archive button on the College website.

A fascinating guide of the nearly-completed building, which marks a step-change in its functionality and brings it into the 21st century, includes new entrances and exits, an entirely new and cutting-edge acoustic system, with the famously uncomfortable seating being transformed with crimson upholstery.  Most importantly the improvements reinstate the memorial frieze of the names of the dead, which line the semi-circular back wall, as the fundamental feature of the hall, emphasised by wash lighting, and no longer burdened with makeshift staging and a motley collection of old chairs largely for the comfort of beaks at old-style whole school occasions.

When the Hall was built directly on the water table of the Kennet Valley, rather daring shuttered concrete supported the whole - today the modern architects, mindful of the listed status of the building, have conserved an opportunity for modern audiences to see  and appreciate the concrete raking among other original features. The proscenium arch has been widened with the additional of two plain but elegant columns. No longer will audience and performers alike struggle to hear and see as there is a new permanent thrust stage, and complex acoustic measures on ceiling and walls, which can be adjusted  for an infinite number of performances and usage. The old ugly AV box has been replaced by a beautiful bowed gallery. The hall is now filled with light and space.
Practicalities include two new access/egress points including proper disabled access, new male/female washrooms, a green room, air conditioning, and new lighting  The complex management of  the project has entailed numerous meetings which might include acoustic, electrical, plumbing, mechanical & structural engineers, carpenters, designers, clients such as Drama and Music, IT experts and architects and the whole is designed to allow recordings to be made to studio requirements. Everything must work together  - and in silence.

Thanks are due to all these people, and to the OM Club and the College’s own Development department, (the former for raising the vital funds), who have enabled a wonderful  opportunity for College, Summer School and local community, which is evidence that the 749 OMs, beaks and staff are not forgotten still.

The formal opening of the hall will take place in November of this year. The book can be obtained through the College’s merchandizing section of the OM Club website. (£40 with p&p at £4.99 – you can also collect from Crosby and Lawrence, Marlborough High Street).

Class of 2018 - Welcome to the Club!

We said good bye to the Class of 2018 at the Leaver’s Ball on Saturday but welcome them as  new members of The Marlburian Club today. We wish them all the best for receiving their A Level results next month and encourage them to connect with us to find a mentor, join a professional group or for social occasions and sport. ‘Once a Marlburian always a Marlburian!’

Jake Meyer (C3 1997-2000) - third time lucky?

JAKE Meyer (C3 1997-2000) has made two previous attempts at climbing K2 and is currently hoping to make it third time lucky.

He is, at the time of writing, 14 days into his trip. You can follow all his progress here.

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79)

"I’M paralysed from the knees downwards, but there’s much more I can do than I thought possible"

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79) is interviewed about his life and inspiration in The Telegraph.

(You will need to subscribe to the Telegraph to be able to see the article)

Interview with Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06)

"IF poshness needs to be bashed a bit, which it probably does, then why don’t I do the bashing?"

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06) discusses many things, including school life at Marlborough, in this recent interview.

The Life and Works of John Napier by BRIAN Rice (C3 1966-71)


BRIAN Rice (C3 1966-71) has published The Life and Works of John Napier.

John Napier (1550-1617) is best known for his invention of logarithms. His four mathematical works were originally published in Latin: two in his lifetime, one shortly after he died, and one over 200 years later. Brian Rice is a descendant who believed that the quadcentenary of Napier’s death should not pass unmarked and decided that for the first time all five of John Napier’s works should be brought together in English in a single volume. His four mathematical works were originally published in Latin while his religious polemic was published in English but are now all published in English. With two co-authors (Enrique González-Velasco & Alexander Corrigan), both respected academics in their own fields, they also prepared three introductory chapters, one covering Napier himself, one his mathematical works, and one his religious work. All three authors revisited the primary sources extensively and provide new insights about Napier and his works, whilst revising the many myths and assumptions that surround his life and character.

You can buy the book here.

Nick Wykes (C1 1948-52)

BEAGLERS will be sad to hear that Nick Wykes (C1 1948-52) has passed away.

Nick was one of the co-founders of the Marlborough Beagles in 1952. Our condolences to Kate (B2 1979-81) and Rory (B2 1983-88) on the death of their father.

Nicholas Gaggero (LI 1999-2004) and Jason Dunford (C3 2000-05)

NICHOLAS Gaggero (LI 1999-2004) and Jason Dunford (C3 2000-05) graduated from the Stanford Business School in the class of 2018.

Congratulations from the Marlburian Club!

Blood's Game by Angus Donald (C1 1979-83)

ANGUS Donald (C1 1979-83) published the first book in his Holcroft Blood historical series, Blood's Game, back in October 2017. The second one, Blood's Revolution will be out in hardback in the Autumn.

"The thrilling new series from the bestselling author of the 'Outlaw Chronicles'. Perfect for fans of Bernand Cornwell and Conn Iggulden."

Buy it here.

Class of 1993 - 25 Year Reunion


MORE than 80 OMs who left in 1993 returned to Marlborough for their 25 year reunion.

A gallery of images can be seen on  MC Global Connect.

Class of 1988 30th Anniversary Reunion in London

IF you left Marlborough in 1988, why not celebrate your 30-year reunion on Saturday 23rd June at the Prince Albert Pub in Battersea, London. It would be wonderful if you could join us.

A fabulous opportunity to catch up with old friends and reminisce about school days at this drinks reception. The cost of the evening is £35 and partners are most welcome to attend.

Please click here to book your ticket(s) online.

Bella Imi (EL 2011-16)

BELLA Imi (EL 2011-16) has been awarded the Deirdre Tucker Memorial Prize in French at Keble College, Oxford.

Are you interested in being a Tough Mudder?

KELLY Osborne-Morshead (MO 2003-2007) is the Senior Marketing Manager for Tough Mudder Ltd and would like to offer all OMs 30% off any Tough Mudder event. Anyone who wants to take advantage of the offer can go to, choose the event they want to enter, and simply enter the code 30MARLB18 at the checkout. If anyone has interest in doing something a little bit different for their team building, they are also offering corporate packages. If anyone is interesting in this, please do let us know at and we will put you in touch with Kelly.

Bella Somerset (MM 2004-09)

BELLA Somerset (MM 2004-09) recently got in touch and gave us the following update:

“My time at Marlborough were some of the best years of my life.
"While at school, we were given such a wonderful, supportive structure to grow to the best of our abilities.  However, leaving school, I was not proactive about re-creating what I took for granted.
"However, from the age of 17, during my last year of school, I struggled with my mental health and weight. My journey to balance and happiness has led me to create something of true value and would help students leaving Marlborough.
"After studying via the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2016, I have found balance in my life and am now working to help others find their sense of wellbeing, via leading affordable Wellness Treks in Nepal and Morocco. The teaching, through my Wellness Guide, looks at how to infuse more satisfaction into one’s whole life rather than focus on food.
"The Well-being Treks involve morning meditation and holistic health coaching, and a lot of hiking through the breathtakingly beautiful mountain paths. The coaching follows the concept that, generally, we know what we need to be doing to be healthier and happier, but why are our actions not aligned with our goals? We do group health coaching to create perspective on destructive behaviour habits and form actions to infuse more satisfaction into relationships, career and learn tools to manage stress better. Also, coaching to release perfectionist attitude around healthy eating and body image.”

You can find out more about her well-being treks on her website. They were also recently featured in Porter magazine and online as one of the 8 Best Spirit Lifting Escapes.

OM Cocktail Party in New York

THE Marlburian Club invites you to a Cocktail Party to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Marlborough College and 50 years of girls, kindly hosted by George and Nitzia Logothetis (TU 1999-01) on Thursday 21st June at 7pm.

We are delighted that Tom Kirkwood (TU 1981-86), a member of Council and current parent, will say a few words to mark this unique occasion. 

Please email Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill, if you would like to join this event.

Vacancy: Development Assistant

The Development Office has an opportunity for an experienced administrator to work in this important, interesting and demanding department at the College.

You will be an excellent administrator, with a first class telephone manner, strong understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 (including: Excel, mail merge and Outlook diary management) and enjoy working within a team.  You will be a strong communicator and have the ability to build a rapport with all contacts, both within and outside the College.  Confidentiality is essential for this role.

Please read on for more information via this link.

Tom Newton Dunn (C1 1986-91)

Tom Newton Dunn (C1 1986-91) was featured as the studio pundit on Oienaar’s Politics last Sunday. You can listen here.

OMs get together in Jahor

OMs of various vintages and their families enjoyed an evening hosted by Mak Joon Nien in Johor, Malaysia.

From Left to Right - Kevin Chan (EL/B2 1982-87), Jonathan Quie (BH 1985-90), Mak Joon Nien (BH 1986-90), Greg Holden (BH 1986-91), Jeremy Hebblethwaite (B2 1992), Andy Gough (C1 1989-94).

New book published by John Kiszely (B2 1962-66)

JOHN Kiszely
(B2 1962-66) is the author of Anatomy of a Campaign. The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940, published by CUP in 2017. 

The book has just been awarded the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History and has been reviewed in The Spectator and in the TLS.

About the book

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill. But what were the reasons for failure? Why did the decision makers, including Churchill, make such poor decisions and exercise such bad judgement? What other factors played a part? John Kiszely draws on his own experience of working at all levels in the military to assess the campaign as a whole, its context and evolution from strategic failures, intelligence blunders and German air superiority to the performance of the troops and the serious errors of judgement by those responsible for the higher direction of the war. The result helps us to understand not only the outcome of the Norwegian campaign but also why more recent military campaigns have found success so elusive.


Birthday wishes - John Worlidge (C2 1942-46)

MARLBURIAN Club Past President John Worlidge (C2 1942-46) celebrated his 90th Birthday on Thursday 31st May. 

A party was held at the Royal Yacht Club in Cowes for family and friends. 


McBurney speaks at UNESCO

ON Tuesday 27th March Simon McBurney (LI 1971-75) spoke at UNESCO in Paris as the European Ambassador for World Theatre 2018. 

"At that moment through drama we discover this most profound truth: that what we thought was the most private, intimate division between us, the boundary of our own individual consciousness, is also without frontier. It is something we share. Every night the actors and audience will reassemble and the same drama will be re-enacted. Because, as the writer John Berger says “Deep within the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual return”. Which is why it has always been the art form of the dispossessed, which, because of this dismantling of our world, is what we all are. Wherever there are performers and audiences, stories will be enacted which cannot be told anywhere else, whether in the opera houses and theatres of our great cities, or the camps sheltering migrants and refugees in Northern Libya and all over the world. We will always be bound together, communally, in this reenactment."

Read the full speech here.

Class of 1993 reunion!

The Class of 1993 are invited to the 25-year reunion of the class of 1993 to be held in Court at Marlborough on Saturday 9th June 2018.

Catch up with old friends and reminisce about school days at a Drinks Reception in Court before a Hog Roast in the marquee on the lawn. There will also be an opportunity to take a look around College and tour your old House before drinks.

The cost of the evening is £35, to include Drinks Reception with Canapés, Hog Roast and half a bottle of wine per person. Partners are most welcome to attend. Click here for more details.

Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77)

LEWIS Borg-Cardona’s (BH 1973-77) most recent BBC Radio 2 documentary, "Bing Crosby In 'The Road To Rock 'n' Roll' - From Final Solution To Audio Revolution" (written and co-produced by Lewis), has been nominated.

The documentary has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Program (sic) Awards in two separate categories: 'Biography/Profile' and 'Best Writing'.

Find out more here.

The Cliff House - Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91)

THE new book by Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91) The Cliff House is available now. It is her fourth novel and is a haunting tale of obsession, loss and longing, set against the brooding North Cornish coastline.

The book can be ordered on Amazon.

Birth announcement - Edward Dickson (SU 2005-07)

Edward Dickson (SU 2005-07) and his wife Joanna are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Henry George Dickson, born at 18.26 on Tuesday 24th April 2018, weighing 8lbs 7oz - a little brother for Andrew.

The App for MC Global Connect is here!

We are excited to announce that MC Global Connect, the official networking platform for Old Marlburians, is now available as an App so you can stay connected even when you’re on the go! Android users can download the App here and Apple users here. Apple users need the following code when prompted 1409459.

The launch of MC Global Connect has been extremely successful, with a fantastic take-up from the Old Marlburian community. With around 730 active users we have 500 willing to offer work experience and nearly 450 prepared to give careers advice.

If you haven’t signed up already, MC Global Connect enables you to:

• Search the OM community; contact OMs and keep in touch.
• Advise and guide; offer mentoring to Sixth Form pupils or young OMs.
• Discover and connect; find OMs willing to introduce you to people 'in the know'.
• Find out what's on and where; connect with other OMs via our business, networking, reunion, sporting & Club events.
• Join relevant groups; for professional conversations and to find out about OM sports activities.

If you sign up using your LinkedIn or Facebook account, it takes less than two minutes.

Join now at

Royal Jaguar

The Jaguar used by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day used to belong to Toby Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89), who died last year the age of 46 after a six-year battle with cancer.

Arrow Trophy - request for OM Sailors

Save the date for this year's Arrow Trophy: 13-15 October 2018 (with a possible training day on Friday). We have one boat entered already but we are aiming for 2 boats this year - so we need another skipper and mate volunteer for Boat 2 (so any of you international Olympiad types please raise your hand). Boats are a matched fleet of 25 Beneteau F40's. There are three races on Saturday and three on Sunday.

Please email both Richard White (LI 1987-92) AND Charlie Kendrick (C1 1998-2003) if you would like to take part or know anyone who is interested. 

There will be a dinner at the Squadron on Saturday evening.

Philip French (SU 1989-94) - Peachy Productions

PEACHY Productions is a hugely successful event production company run by Philip French (SU 1989-94) based outside of Guildford. From weddings to conferences to themed celebrations, you can read all about their events here.

Philip is occasionally able to offer work placements to OMs, and recently had Hugo Hentenaar (C2 2012-17) working with them for three months helping to fund his pre-university travels.

If you are keen to make connections with any OMs regarding work experience, placements or advice, please do sign up to our networking platform MC Global Connect

Tom Ball (LI 2008-13)

TOM Ball (LI 2008-13) is a journalist based in London and has written for many publications including The Spectator, The Telegraph and The New York Times.

He shares his articles here on his website.

Commemorative OM Art Exhibition now open

AN exhibition of OM 175/50: Art 'New Contemporaries' is now open in the Mount House Gallery.

Created by eight OM artists who have recently graduated from their degree and post graduate courses, including: Emilie Atkinson (LI 2007-09), Chloe Campbell (MO 2005-10), India Dewar (NC 2002-07), Rose Electra Harris (NC 2005-10), Tyga Helme (MM 2003-08), Laura Jardine  Paterson (LI 2009-11), Jonathon Small (SU 2002-07) and Freya Wood (NC 2001-06).

‘New Contemporaries’ is being held to coincide with our 2018 commemoration for the 

50th year of girls studying at Marlborough College and the 175th year since the College was established.

Opening hours are each Tuesday and Sunday, 2.00pm until 5.00pm or by appointment 01672 892 411.

Marlburian Club Diner at Hampton Court Palace

This celebratory Marlburian Club Dinner was held in the magnificent surroundings of Hampton Court Palace this year to mark the 175th anniversary of the College and the 50th year of girls at the school.

The weather was perfect for drinks on the terrace of the Great Fountain Garden at the East front of the Palace which looked down two radiating avenues of Yew trees. Beautiful standing flower arrangements in dark and light blue reflected the colours of Marlborough and the Marlburian Club. Tours of the Palace were popular amongst guests who were clearly delighted and impressed by the history and architecture.

Dinner was served in Henry VIII’s Great Hall with its decorated hammer-beam roof and splendid tapestries. How fitting for Marlburians to following such a noble tradition of royal entertainment. Tables decorated in gold and blue blended superbly and were fit for the feast of delicious food and wine served throughout the evening. Every detail of both the menu and the surroundings had been so carefully considered and it showed.

Speeches by Elizabeth Clough (LI 1968-70), Chairman of the Marlburian Club, one of the first girls herself, was ideally placed to reflect on 50 years of co-education. Mark Malloch Brown (CI 1967-71), Chairman of Council, touched on our roots and purpose marking 175 years from 1843 onwards. He also congratulated Jonathan Leigh for his outstanding leadership and warmly thanked both Jonathan and Emma for the special chapter of Marlborough life they have been part of. Jonathan Leigh (CR 2012-18) spoke of the recent inspection and the shape of the school he will be handing over to his successor, Mrs Louise Moelwyn-Hughes. He finally wished the College and Old Marlburians everywhere every success for the future.

Groups of Marlburians from every era enjoyed this very special reunion. Clive Roberston (TU 1979-84), Tobenna Okezie (TU 1979-83) and Uba Akpom (B2 1980-84) had flown in from the USA especially for the occasion. The bonhomie, Marlburian humour and spirit shone through this fabulous occasion making it a truly memorable evening.

Please click here to view an extended gallery of images from the evening.

Rose Bowl Tournament

The 2018 Rose Bowl and OM v School fixture is on the afternoon of Saturday 8th September.

Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) is the holder, and there is a tankard for the winner to keep. OMs, pupils and any beaks who would like to play are all most welcome. Harold “Tich” Radford (PR 1922-26) started the tournament and donated the silver Rose Bowl over 50 years ago.

As always, the larger OM turnout the better so please try to make it if you can, if you haven’t played in the Rose Bowl for a few years (or ever) then it would be particularly good to see you.

It starts at 2pm at the College courts.

Please let Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) know by email (,  if you can make it and please forward this on to any OM’s you think may be interested.

Internship Opportunity at Anteater Communications

ANTEATER Communications is a West London-based agency that delivers long-term bespoke public relations and marketing consultancy, powerful digital and social media management, high-profile event production and business development to a diverse selection of upscale hospitality brands. 

Since 2012, Antony Rettie (C3 1993–98) and his team have worked with some of London’s most exciting brands, devising targeted and inspiring campaigns for chefs, restaurants, bars, private clubs and hotels. These include Henry Harris’s The Coach, 10 Greek Street, Bar Douro, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Riding House Café, Marriott Hotels, Farm Girl and Wright Brothers. 

They are inviting applications to participate in our rolling internship and work experience programmes: Ambition and enthusiasm are more important than experience, but excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. 

They’re looking for a candidate who can get involved with communications strategy for our clients (PR, marketing and social media); help create eye-catching press materials; assist pitching news stories and features across all media; track and present press coverage to clients; start making and nurturing media contacts; and attend client and industry events. 

To apply please email your CV to or call 07958 236554.

Bruce Tulloh (CR 1973-94)

BRUCE Tulloh (CR 1973-94), European 5000m champion in 1962, one of Britain’s best and most popular runners of the 1960s, has died.

Tulloh was a trans-America record-breaker, and an ongoing influential figure in British athletics as a coach and writer, passed away at his home in Marlborough of cancer on April 28. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 3rd July at 3pm in Chapel.

A full obituary will follow.

Read more:
Athletics Weekly
Financial Times
The Independent

Calling all OM Hockey players!

IF you are an OM and would like to play in a mixed hockey match as part of Commemoration Day, then read on!

We are looking for players to take part as one of several sports fixtures at Marlborough's 175th anniversary celebrations - Commemoration Day - on Saturday 26th May 2018.

If you would like to return to Marlborough and play sport, please email the Marlburian Club office here.

Over 300 OMs have already signed up to be a part of what is shaping up to be the biggest Marlborough day of the year. See the full schedule, or sign up, here.

Little Alice London

LITTLE Alice London, owned by Alice Avenel (MM 1995-2000), hit the headlines recently after Princess Charlotte was spotted wearing one of their handmade dresses.

The company offer traditional, hand smocked dresses, rompers and nightwear for children – with a number of new lines arriving over the next days and weeks. To take a look, visit their website here.

Shakespeare named in Team of the Season

CONGRATULATIONS to Sophie Shakespeare (EL 2011-16) who has been named in the IWHL West Conference Team of the Season.

Shakespeare has had a stellar season with her club, Reading, and during her time at Marlborough represented England U18s (above).

Mem Hall nominated for IDPE award - vote now!

MARLBOROUGH'S Memorial Hall campaign has been nominated for the IDPE Schools’ Fundraising Campaign of the Year.

Awarded to a school that has raised the fundraising bar by demonstrating creativity and/or innovation within a fundraising campaign.

About the Marlborough College ‘Mem Hall’ campaign
The appeal utilised a sophisticated mix of major donor engagement, the ‘Big Give’ matched giving, a telephone appeal, recognition tiers and appeal-specific newsletters and multimedia to raise £3.5m. It engaged with almost 600 donors and focussed on highlighting the link between the fallen Old Marlburians, and those studying and working there today - through concerts, events and communications.

CLICK HERE to register your vote.

Winners will be announced at the IDPE 2018 Development Awards Dinner on 11/12 June 2018.

Hampton Court Booking Deadline

THE booking deadline for the Marlburian Club Dinner, which will be held at Hampton Court on Thursday 10th May 2018, is 5pm, Friday 27th April.

Exclusively for OMs, tickets include a drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine in the wonderful surroundings of Hampton Court. 

Priced at £135 for Adults and £90 for OMs U30, they are available to purchase online here.

Suzy Harvey, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire

SUZY Harvey (née Hutton, B2 1979-81) has been declared High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

For more information please click here.

Club staff member completes London Marathon

CHRIS Tanner, Website & Social Media Manager at Marlborough College, was amongst the 40,000 or so runners who ran Sunday's London Marathon.

Tanner, whose role includes managing all Marlburian Club website and social content, was running as part of the Movember UK team. His efforts have raised £2,800 for the charity so far - with the JustGiving page found here.

It is believed the A House stairs proved an even tougher challenge on Monday morning.

If you are an OM and ran the London Marathon with a story to tell, then let us know via email.

South-West France Lunch

A fine lunch of six splendid courses was served in the beautiful 15th century house of John Wilkinson (CR 1967-93), our SW France Secretary, on Saturday 24th March.

John also cooked the lunch and provided some delectable wines to accompany the meal. Our Secretary had run a restaurant in Le Castera at no.9 Rue d’Eglise for ten years and with blazing log fires and flickering candles a good atmosphere was sustained throughout the occasion.

OMs came from far and wide and did justice to the occasion and musical entertainment was provided by Anthony Sycamore, a former Music Scholar at the College, who is now living in France and earning his living as a Concert Pianist. Much banter came from Rupert Stewart-Cox and James Tamlyn and there was a good turn out of former Beaks too - Peter and Catharina Tinniswood and Colin and Christine Galloway, Martin Evans, the President of the 1843 Society, represented the Club and Anthony Spender, the College and Martin thanked the Secretary for his generous hospitality and for providing the perfect venue.

150 up for Saint Gibson

JAMIE Gibson (C2 2004-09) played his part in Northampton’s East Midlands derby win as they triumphed 27-21 at his former club Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

Gibson was named man of the match following an enthralling televised encounter. The match also marked Gibson’s 150th Premiership Rugby appearance. Congratulations Jamie.

Tonight: St Paul's Evensong and Reception

OMs are invited to hear the College Choir sing Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral this evening, Tuesday 17th April at 5pm.

You are welcome to attend the service and join us for drinks afterwards at St. Martin-within-Ludgate Church from 6pm (40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE).

No advance booking is required for the service, however, we would kindly ask you to register for the drinks reception, as we have a limit on the number of people we can accommodate. If you would like to attend the drinks reception, please click here to register or email events manager Fiona Cottrill.

Save the date - Property Group

THE next event for the Property Group will be held in London on the evening of Wednesday 10th October 2018.

Keep an eye on the events page for further details soon, or to find out more and register for a host of other OM events.

Rocky Start - Sofar Sounds

ROCKY Start (CO 1995-2000) is the co-founder of Sofar Sounds, an online business that connects audiences with music artists in intimate spaces, such as people’s homes.

The venture, which Start co-founded in 2009, has now spread across the world, with gigs being organised in 370 cities across five continents.

To find out more about Sofar Sounds - click here for a video - or here for their website.

Summer Reunions Ahead...

THIS summer three Marlburian Club year-group reunions are taking place.

There are reunions in Marlborough and London, including celebration dates for the class of 1978, 1988 and 1993. Keep an eye on the events page for further information soon, including ticket details and booking information.

Class of 1993, 25-year reunion
Saturday 9th June, Marlborough

Class of 1988, 30-year reunion
Saturday 23rd June, Prince Albert Pub, London

Class of 1978, 40-year reunion
Date to be confirmed, London

Cricket Fixtures for 2018

OLD Marlburians are always welcome at Marlborough to lend their support to the XI or other teams across the age-groups.

The fixture list for the 2018 Summer Term has now been released with a PDF available here to view.

Jennie Brown - One Fit Mother

JENNIE Brown (née Stone, MM 1991-96) has formally launched her new website for her bespoke personal training service.

She has been training clients since 2009 and specialises in women's health. She focuses particularly on pregnant and post-natal fitness. A mother of three children herself, Jennie has had a lifelong love affair with exercise, running marathons, cycling through mountain ranges around the world, and playing tennis whenever she gets the chance.

However, it was her experience of crippling post-natal depression and the way that exercise helped to alleviate the symptoms that convinced her to change careers and pursue a lifelong commitment to helping women be well, be happy and be strong, both in their minds and their bodies. 

Click here for further information.

Blue Shop Cottage

OCKI Magill (MO 2001-06) bought and renovated a shop in 2016 turning it into a wonderful events space. 

Blue Shop Cottage is a central hub for arts, music and culture in South East London. The space has been a flower shop one week and a coffee shop the next. They have a picture rail and are ready for exhibitions to be hung too.

Visit their website here for more information.

Jonny Gee teams up with Hollywood legend

JONNY Gee (CO 1985-90) is working with Hollywood legend Kathleen Turner in April & May.

Her new cabaret show is touring in Europe, and includes a stint in London at The Other Palace Theatre, plus dates around the UK, ending up in Edinburgh.

Jonny is splitting the tour dates with a friend, so do check the date if you want to go along and see Jonny!

You can find out more about Jonny and his group, The Jazzberries here.

A Day in the Life of Lauren Child (B1 1982-84)

IN an interview with The Sunday Times, Lauren Child (B1 1982-84) takes us through her typical day.

Click here to read the article - subscription required for the full feature.

Improving Service

FRANK Gardner (LI 1974-79) is working hard to ensure that airport policy is improved for all wheelchair users.

On Saturday, Gardner tweeted that he had been on an empty plane for an hour and a half after landing because his wheelchair had been lost. Click here for the full story.

Eight OMs enjoy New Zealand reunion

EIGHT OMs went to a lunch hosted by Mike Andrews (PR 1960-65) at his home in Auckland on Saturday 10th March. 

Those attending were: Seated (left to right) Robert Sweet (C3 1959-62), Helen Blanshard (nee Warnock) (MO 1994-99), Siobhan McCarthy (EL 1990-93), Mike Andrews (PR 1960-65)Standing (left to Right) Peter Cropper (B2 1950-54), John Hunt (C3 1955-59), Richard Davies (C3 1972-77), and Tim MacCaw (LI 1961-65). Tim is a part-time NZ resident.

Ronald Turnbull captures the great outdoors

RONALD Turnbull (C3 1964-68) is an outdoor writer and photographer and he has written many fascinating books about his trips.   

He says: “I'm an all-weather walker, writer and photographer based in Southern Scotland. My special interest is in multi-day backpack trips over rough country, and I have completed 18 different coast-to-coast journeys across various parts of the UK. I like to sleep out without tent on UK hilltops, and have achieved comfortable nights on more than 70 in Scotland, Cumbria, Wales and Northern Ireland."

Click here for further information from his website.

Turnbull is ultimately worth reading, not just because of the clever quirkiness of his thoughts and phrases but because his night yomps and his high bivvies and his off-beat, off-beaten-track jaunts show that he retains that most basic of outdoor-writer essentials: a simple love of being out there, somewhere, on the surface of the planet.” The Angry Corrie, 1999

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