Blues’ Cricket at Battersea Park

Alex Armstrong (C1 1996 -2001) is running the Twenty20 game in Battersea Park next Wednesday evening, 28th July vs RAC club. 6pm start and looking for more players. He says: ‘It’s traditionally a fun fixture against a good bunch with some beers at the Prince Albert afterwards and a great intro for those who haven’t […]

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Jeremy Woodhouse (CR 1966 – 94)

We were very sad to hear that Jeremy Woodhouse (CR 1966 – 94), father of Edmund (LI 1980 – 81), Rebecca (B1 1985 – 87) and Rowan (C2 1988 – 93), died on 20th July 2021 following a long illness. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 3rd August at 1.00pm at North Willts Cremetorium, […]

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Obituary, Richard Hobday (B2 1944 – 48)

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

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On the Shelves – Buildings of England: Wiltshire

The first edition of the Buildings of England: Wiltshire by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was published in 1963, as part of the 46 volume series covering all of the English counties. Pevsner wrote or co-authored almost all of the books published between 1951 and 1974, visiting two counties a year in his holidays from teaching at […]

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Charity Event in Memory of Hugo Yaxley (SU 2014-17)

OM golfers reunited this week to play in a charity golf event in memory of Hugo Yaxley (SU 2014-17). Following the tragic death of former golf team stalwart Hugo, OMs from his era came together for a golf charity fundraiser in his memory. More than 30 players teed it up at Marlborough Golf Club for the inaugural Yaxley Cup with silverware kindly donated […]

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King Louis the First of Britain

Produced by Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77), King Louis the First of Britain, the story of how Britain and the man known as “Satchmo” fell in love with each other, was aired on Radio 4 on 6th July and is now available on iPlayer.  

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Golden Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to John (C3 1957-63) and Sue Walters who recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They married on 29th May 1971 at St John the Baptist Church, Fladbury, Worcestershire.

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Harriet Cox (CR 2002-) – Race to the Stones

Next weekend Harriet Cox, HM of Elmhurst, is taking on the challenge of Race to the Stones The run is an astounding 100km non-stop and Harriet is aiming to run (most of it!). She is running to raise money for The Brain Tumor Charity in memory of her son Bobby.  

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Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92) on Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf in southeastern Turkey is one of humanity’s oldest urban settlements – inhabited for at least twelve thousand years. Or at least old Hasankeyf was – until it was flooded by the waters built up behind the controversial Ilisu Dam. Some original monuments – its bathhouse and remnants of a 14th-century mosque, as well as […]

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‘In Time of Lockdown: Reflections on Locks, Lockdown, Isolation’

The College is proud to present the publication: ‘In Time of Lockdown: Reflections on Locks, Lockdown, Isolation’. The Academic Scholars and HATA (the History And The Arts Society) have created a book that reflected on and provided a permanent reminder of the previous year and a half. Pupils and staff were invited to consider wider […]

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Obituary – John Worlidge (C1 1942–46)

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

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OM Blues V Repton Pilgrims – Cricketer Cup First Round

On Sunday 11th June, the Blues progressed through to the 2nd Round of the Cricketer Cup with an impressive victory against the Repton Pilgrims in front of a sizeable (but socially distanced!) crowd up at the XI, including several Old Marlburians and the 1980 cup winning team enjoying their postponed 40 year reunion. Captain Ed […]

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Obituary – Simon Ward (B3 1965 – 1970)

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

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Innovation Centre – “A Cutting-Edge Teaching Facility”

As we announced in April, the College’s new world class Innovation Centre opened at the beginning of the Summer term. The FE News website features an article on the Centre including an interview with the construction company, Brymor Construction Ltd. Described as “A cutting-edge teaching facility”, read on to find out more about the specifics […]

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The Silver Tassie 2021

On Monday 7 June 2021, the Old Marlburian Golfing Society (OMGS) put forward a team in The Silver Tassie, a ladies golf competition for alumnae of independent schools. See the OMGS page for the full report.

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The Return of the Pico Players

After a lengthy absence, The Pico Players, Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001) are delighted to be reunited and performing once again. They are recording a series of short concerts with some wonderful soloists which they will be sharing for a limited time on their YouTube Channel. Their first performance is Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Freya Goldmark.

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Event Review – SW France dinner

We met chez John Wilkinson in Le Castéra on Saturday 23 May. Having had to miss out on last year’s lunch – the Year of the Plague – we were determined to make a show this year even if it meant keeping numbers down to six and below. Quality rather than quantity! With Rupert (C3 […]

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Michael Elwyn (B3 1956-61) in Under Milk Wood

Michel Elwyn (B3 1956-61) wrote to us to tell us that he is back at the National Theatre in the final week of rehearsal for Under Milk Wood. The performance will be the reopening show in the socially distanced, reduced capacity, Olivier Theatre from June 16th to July 24th. He is playing assorted characters (Mog […]

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