Event Review – Robin Janvrin (B1 1960-64): “Three Careers and An Afterlife”

Marlburian Monday’s have delivered some fascinating talks and we were truly privileged on Monday 24th May to listen to The Right Honourable The Lord (Robin) Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO PC talk about ‘Three careers and an afterlife’; the ‘afterlife’ referring to a quip when, on joining the House of Lords, Malcolm Rifkind offered that they […]

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Obituary – William Cain CBE QC TH (C1 1949 -53)

His Honour T W Cain CBE QC TH (C1 1949 -53) Constitutionalist and Conservationist. William Cain was the First Deemster (Chief Judge) and Deputy Lieutenant Governor on the Isle of Man from 1998 to 2003 during which time he greatly enhanced the judicial reputation of the Island. The son of a former Second Deemster James […]

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Jack Whitehall at The Brits

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06) hosted the Brit Awards last night in front of a crowd of 4,000. 2,500 of which were key workers invited to attend. The awards were the first large-scale indoor event to be held as part of a government-led research programme into how crowds can return safely to events. The winners were […]

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U.Me The Musical with Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77)

Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) has had a busy time recently as three programmes produced by him have their releases this week. The first, U.Me The Musical a new musical romance podcast series set in a locked-down time of pandemic. The first three episodes were released on Monday 10th May, then one episode per day is […]

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Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84)

Last Saturday’s Radio 4’s Ramblings, a series in which Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside, saw Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84) take Clare for a nostalgic walk near Chichester in West Sussex. “As well as writing the whoppingly successful ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series, Cressida created ‘The Wizards […]

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Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild – An Exhibition

The William Morris (Aa 1848-51) Gallery is hosting an exhibition, Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild.The exhibition will explore the Century Guild’s key figures, who include OM designer, Selwyn Image (C1 1864-68).”It is the first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, […]

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Crop Circle Photography Exhibition

The Smithy, run by Guy Shepherd (BH 1986-91), is currently exhibiting a traditional Wiltshire theme this summer; Crop Circle photography. Related art and woodwork, plus GUY&MAX Fine Jewellery, will be on display until August 31st 2021. The exhibition is by appointment only. Contact Guy Shepherd by email or on 07710948977.

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2021 Arrow Trophy J80 Regatta

On a bright and sunny Sunday morning a formidable OM team of Mike Orange (PR 1986-91), Andrew Knatchbull (B1 1983-88), Ed Gregg (C2 1988-93) and Phil French (SU 1989-94) arrived at Queen Mary Reservoir to do battle in the ATYRA fleet racing. Superbly organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, there were a total of […]

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Rosie Pembroke Plays at Lord’s

Congratulations to Rosie Pembroke (EL 2015-20) who played for MCC Red as part of Marylebone Cricket Club’s Women’s Day at Lord’s on Thursday 29th April. The two MCC teams played the 100-ball format for the first time on the main ground at Lord’s, with MCC Yellow emerging victorious on the day. On the opposing team […]

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Obituary – Michael Cooper (C1 1951-53)

Michael joined C1 in 1951 where he developed a lifelong love of learning and independent thinking. He especially relished being encouraged to bike around the county on birdwatching expeditions, and indeed spent his final months happily rediscovering this part of Wiltshire. Mike always regretted that he had not been able to spend longer at Marlborough, […]

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Jolly Reid (C1 2011-16)

Well done to Jolly Reid (C1 2011-16) who has recently finished the Regular Commissioning Course at Sandhurst and passed out on the 9th of April. He has been commissioned into the Coldstream Guards. A fantastic achievement.

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Oscar winner!

Fantastic news as Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003) wins the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay! You can see her full acceptance speech, in which she thanks her first son for waiting until the filming was complete to be born (and Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell!) here. We could not be prouder! Well done Emerald!

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Obituary – Peter Dunn (C2 1942-47)

Peter Dunn (C2 1942-47), a pioneer of perinatal medicine died on 2nd February 2021. A remarkable man who introduced many innovations and developments that made immense improvements to the care of newborns, his impact and influence cannot be understated. He introduced the term perinatal medicine in 1957 and developed the specialty in the UK and […]

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Event review – Lower Sixth Careers Fair

More pick-n-mix buffet than the regular timetabled Fair, this year’s event offered pupils the chance to cook up their very own feast from a most sophisticated carte of Zoom offerings. Virtually released from any constraints of physical rooms, everyone was free to sample any four of the 16 different professions the group had voted to […]

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Freddie Elmberg (BH 2013-18)

Congratulations to Freddie Elmberg (BH 2013-18) who has recently signed to singer-songwriter Jamie Hartman, Milk&HoneyLA and White Rabbit Records LA. His single, Feel Again, was released in November 2020. You can hear it here.

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Obituary – Douglas Garrad (B1 1939-44)

“When, in his late forties, he was asked how he felt about spending all his time with children as a headmaster, my grandfather Douglas Garrad, said: ‘I don’t see children, I just see people.’ For his former pupils at Hawford Lodge which he founded in 1955 and ran for 30 years, his family and for […]

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