Thomas Houston (LI 1943-47)

Thomas Houston (LI 1943-47) recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He has five children, a step-daughter, 10 grandchildren, and they were almost all there along with several old family friends and wider clan members to celebrate with him. Many happy returns from the Marlburian Club!

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Event Review: New York Drinks

Over 40 OMs gathered at the home of Mark Pinney (C3 1963-72) and his wife Laura for the annual OM gathering in New York. It was great to see a spread of ages from Schuyler Neuhauser (B1 2011-16) to the eldest Robert Ball (C1 1954-58) – we hope Robert doesn’t mind us saying that! Guest […]

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Franz Reichsman (LI 1966-67)

It was a pleasure to welcome Franz Reichsman (LI 1966-67) back to the College with his family, over from the USA, to have a look round. We took in his old house, Littlefield, the Mem Hall and Chapel and even had a chance to look at some of the classrooms. Do get in touch with […]

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Obituary: Dennis Silk C.B.E. (CR 1955-68)

Dennis Silk ran the Marlborough College Colts XV and, playing away, his team was denied a victory by the opposition master who refereed the game. The Captain of the Marlborough team vented his anger at the referee in no uncertain terms. That evening I was with Dennis in his study when he sent for his […]

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Event Review: 50 year reunion

Just over 70 OMs and their partners recently attended a “sold out” 50th reunion at school. It was a significant celebration for those who had left the school in the 1967-1971 era, which coincided with 50 years of girls, and 175 years of MC. As the weather was slightly inclement, a planned reception in the […]

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Cressida Cowell “takes on TV”

Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84) has been named the new Children’s Laureate. She was interviewed by the BBC about her quest to do battle with TV and get children reading again. You can see the interview here.

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Ping Kern Ng (B2 1983-84)

Ping Kern Ng (B2 1983-84) has recently been interviewed in Vice and The Telegraph about his roof top herb garden and supplying herbs to local restaurants. In his words: “I’ve lived here since arriving in Marlborough in1983 & been in my current home where the garden is for 22 years. I’ve always been interested in […]

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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 5.45pm to 6.45pm. A traditional gathering, the drinks offer a chance to unwind in the company of fellow OMs, current Development Office staff and Beaks. […]

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Class of 2019 – Welcome to the Club!

We said good bye to the Class of 2019 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 […]

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Obituary: Reverend Richard Bewes (B2 1948-53)

The Reverend Richard Bewes died on 10th May 2019. A Long career in the church, a great friend of Billy Graham and the writer of more than 20 hymns, his influence within the church was great. Bewes married Elisabeth Jaques, a member of his church youth group, in 1964. They had three children; Timothy is […]

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Obituary: Tim Whitworth (C2 1946-50)

Timothy Whitworth (C2 1946-50), who attended Marlborough College on a “Son of Clergy” bursary, died on 17th April 2019. Having spent his working life as a teacher at King’s College Taunton he was able to turn his love of chess in to a post-retirement career, composing and writing about endgame studies. He became a columnist […]

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Hugh Warwick (C2 1979-84)

Hugh Warwick (C2 1979-84) and his daughter, Matilda, were recently interviewed by the iNews website about Matilda taking part in the School Strike for the Climate protests. You can read the full interview here. Hugh is a writer and ecologist and has written many books, particularly on the topic of hedgehogs. You can read more […]

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Review: Wine Tasting with Tim Triptree

On Friday 28th June, Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94), International Wine Director at Christie’s Auction House, hosted a wine tasting evening for OMs. The event was hugely popular and sold out very quickly. Tim looked back on the event saying, “The Marlburian Club got in contact with me to see if I’d be willing to arrange […]

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

Mount House Gallery, Friday 13th September 6.30 to 8.30pm “A Retrospective of Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Richard Shirley Smith” will be our first exhibition in the new school year. It promises to be a not to be missed show. Richard Shirley Smith (CR 1966-70) was Head of Art at the College between 1966 and […]

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Hattie Briggs interview

As we reported last week, Hattie Briggs (MM 2006-11) and her band, the Hattie Briggs Trio, were interviewed by Richard Madeley on the Michael Ball show on Radio 2 this Sunday. You can hear the interview on the BBC Sounds site here.

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OM Cycling Summer Sportive

We are planning a ride in the fabulous Cotswolds on Saturday 27th July and would like to invite you to join us. On the very reasonable assumption that it will be beautiful weather, there really is no finer place to ride a bike. This is the plan; Friday 26th July – Option to arrive in […]

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Join us for England v Australia at Marlborough

Marlborough College is delighted to be hosting a three-day women’s cricket match between England Academy and Australia from Thursday 11th July to Saturday 13th July. The game will be played on the XI and Old Marlburians are very much welcome to join the occasion. There is no entry charge so come along and show your […]

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OMs From 25, 30 and 50 Years Ago Reunite

We’ve had a series of fabulous reunions recently. The 25th and 50 year reunions were held at the College with a chance to tour houses, meet beaks and enjoy a meal and drinks. The 30th was held at the bbar in London. Full reviews will follow but in the meantime you can see photos from […]

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Hattie Briggs to be interviewed on Radio 2

Hattie Briggs (MM 2006-11) and her band will be performing live on Radio 2 this weekend, Sunday June 30th. They will be interviewed by Richard Madeley as part of the Michael Ball show. They will play their first song at around 11:50am and second song around 12:10 They will also be playing at a series […]

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