A Tribute to Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) by Edward Twohig

The tribute to artist Derek Hill (LI 1930-33) delivered by presenter/producer John Bowman on RTE Radio 1 on Bowman: Sunday broadcast on 19th July at 8.30am propelled me to write the below and share with you. This radio programme was fortified by reading ‘Derek Hill, An Appreciation’ by the Earl of Gowrie, autographed by Derek Hill and inscribed ‘for […]

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Rosemary Groves (CR 1992-2005)

Rosemary Groves (CR 1992 – 2005) died in June 2020 following a long illness. Rosemary was Deputy Head and Senior Admissions Tutor during her time at Marlborough. She also held the post of Acting Master from October to December 1999 and remained a valued supporter of the College. You can read a full obituary in […]

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OM Business – Pass It On

Harry Heneage (SU 2014 – 19) and Jude Fry (PR 2014 – 19) have set up Pass It On – a peer-to-peer market place for second hand school kit. ‘With Pass It On, we think we’ve put our fingers on two important facts: parents are paying a lot for their school kit and students leaving […]

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Obituary – David Briggs (B1 1931 – 36)

John Davidson –  David –  Briggs (B1 1931-36) died on the 16th March 2020 aged 102. He was headmaster of King’s College School from 1959 to 1977 and had an amazing choral history, he was the last surviving chorister who sang in the historic first BBC broadcast of the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols […]

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Patchings post-Marlborough

Since leaving Marlborough College in 2006 after 17 and 26 years in Elmhurst Boarding House, the Patchings – Ann (CR 1990-2006) & Mitch (CR 1980-2006) – moved to Samoens in the French Alps to renovate La vieille Ferme then to create LvF Alps. They wrote in to tell us how they’re getting on. “Son Dan […]

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Obituary – Sir Desmond Rice (LI 1938-43)

Major-General Sir Desmond Rice, KCVO, CBE (LI 1938-43) died on 14th July 2020, aged 95. The following is taken from Wikipedia. “Major-General Sir Desmond Hind Garrett Rice, KCVO, CBE was a British Army officer and courtier. He was Director of Manning (Army) between 1977 and 1978 and Vice-Adjutant-General between 1978 and 1979; he was then […]

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Win for the Blues

The Blues retained the CMJ trophy on Sunday, beating a Radley Rangers side by 98 runs. Game was brilliantly set up by a patient 74 from Alex Combe (PR 2010-15) and some powerful hitting from Chris Freeman (SU 2010-15) and Will Davies (C3 2012-17) to finish. Will then went on to take 5-30 as the […]

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Obituary – Stuart Gordon Lorimer (C3 1947-51)

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Stuart Gordon Lorimer Gordon Lorimer was born in Edinburgh in 1934 and educated at Marlborough College and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. In 1954, he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, serving with the 1st Battalion in Berlin (platoon commander), Bury St Edmunds (2IC A Company) and Cyprus (Intelligence Officer). […]

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Piers Tabor (B1 2014-19) takes on trek fundraiser

On Friday 26th June, Piers Tabor (B1 2014-19) and his friend Harry Vyvyan-Robinson started a trek from their homes in Gloucestershire all the way to Scotland. The trek is in memory of Simon Kverndal, father of Finn (C1 2014-19) and Thor (C1 2001-16), who died on 14th June 2020. Harry’s mother, Lizzie, wrote to us […]

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On the Shelves – The Storm

Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91) has published her latest novel, The Storm. “To the outside world Hannah married the perfect man. Behind the closed doors of their imposing home it’s a very different story. Nathan controls everything Hannah does. He chooses her clothes, checks her receipts, and keeps her passport locked away. But why does she […]

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OM Focus – Caroline Wigin (B2 1977-79)

On 7th May 2019, Caroline Wigin (B2 1977-79) was sworn in as a Circuit Judge. We wrote to her to ask her to tell us a bit more about how she got there and her time at the College. “Looking back at my time at Marlborough the most helpful training for my career in the […]

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Blues Cricket returns!

The Marlborough Blues OM Cricket match against the Hampshire Hogs at Warnford is going ahead this Saturday! Dom Brown (C1 2007-12) captains a youthful Blues side and his counterpart Tiger Foot will be skippering the Hampshire Hogs. There are rumours that BBC South might be in attendance as the 11am start means that this match […]

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Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) to return as Artist-in-Residence

“…Katyuli Lloyd’s work had hints of Matisse and [is] beautifully executed…” Rafi Romaya, Art Director at Canongate Books Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) is returning to the College as Artist-in-Residence from September. Here, Edward Twohig, Head of Art, elucidates as to why Katyuli’s creativity is enduring and why it will add a compelling chapter to the […]

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Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91)

Congratulations to Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) who has started a new role as Presenter and Chief Political Commentator at the Times Radio. He will present weekly shows in the schedule as well as presenting special political shows during major events, such as election nights and the Budget. Find out more here.

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On the Shelves – Murder in St Pauls

Richard Dale (SU 1957-61) has published Murder in St Pauls. A murder mystery set in turbulent pre-Reformation London, Richard Dale’s book has excellent reviews and is available now. Find out more here but don’t forget to try your local bookshop!

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Event Review – Sustainability Forum

On Thursday 25th June Jo-Jo Hubbard (NC 2000-05) gave a fascinating talk in partnership with the Sustainability Forum at the College and OM Business Sustainability group about her company’s exciting direction in the energy market. Her company, Electron, is a London-based energy technology company, combining blockchain and energy expertise to design and build digital infrastructure […]

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Simon Northcott (B1 1979-84)

Congratulations to Simon Northcott (B1 1979-84) who has been appointed head of Stafford International School in Sri Lanka. If there are any other OMs in the area, do get in touch via marlburianclub@marlboroughcollege.org.

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Cuthbert Lucas (LI 1892-96) – Letters from Captivity

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Cuthbert Lucas (LI 1892-96) being taken into captivity by the IRA. His granddaughter, Ruth Wheeler, emailed us to tell about his time in captivity and to share the letters he wrote to his wife. “My grandfather, Cuthbert Henry Tindall Lucas was educated at Marlborough from 1892 to 1896. He […]

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