OM Carol Service 2021

The President of The Marlburian Club Nick Cooke-Priest (LI 1983-85) and the Marlburian Club Committee are pleased to invite you and your guest to the annual OM Carol Service at Chelsea Old Church on Wednesday 15th December at 7pm. We are delighted to be able to hold this popular annual event once again. The OM […]

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Gallery: Club Day 2021

This year’s Club Day took place on Saturday 9th October alongside Marlborough College’s Festival of Sport. We were delighted to welcome Old Marlburians back to the College for the first full event since February 2020. The day began with the Annual General Meeting where we we said goodbye to the outgoing President Catherine Stewart (LI […]

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Club Day 2021

This year’s Club Day is taking place on Saturday 9th October alongside Marlborough College’s Festival of Sport. We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the College for the first full event since February 2020. The day offers an opportunity for all OMs to return to Marlborough and enjoy the variety of […]

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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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Event Review – The Royal Flying Doctor Service Dr Nick Denny (SU 1965-69)

Last Monday’s talk on the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) was a fascinating tour de force by Dr Nick Denny (SU 1965-69). Many experts speaking about their early professional lives fall into the twin traps of talking too much about themselves, or going into excessive technical detail which their lay audience finds tedious. […]

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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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Event Review – “The Fight Against Modern Slavery”

More than 80 guests joined the Marlburian Monday on 8th March to hear Julia de Boinville (TU 2006-08) talk about ‘The Fight Against Modern Slavery’. Julia, the co-founder, along with HRH Princess Eugenie, of The Anti-Slavery Collective (TASC), gave a superb and informative presentation explaining how the Collective is endeavouring to raise awareness, convene changemakers, […]

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Event Review – Mental Health & Optimising Well Being

During our virtual ‘Question Time’ on the topic of Mental Health the panel of experts explored the challenges that modern living poses to our mental health as well as strategies for optimising our well-being. Club Chair, Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90), moderated the evening, guiding the conversation between panellists and posing questions from the audience. The […]

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Event Review – Simon Mordant AO (B1 1973-77) ‘Building a Bank & a Museum for Contemporary Art; My Journey to Philanthropy’

“Mordant Major won’t go far in life because he does not play cricket”. So read the prep school report of Simon Mordant AO (B1 1973-77) who gave the Marlburian Monday talk in February. This report, which remains framed on his desk, drove Simon and his talk went onto demonstrate just how wrong it had been. […]

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Event Review – Women’s Network Event – ‘Life in Politics and politics in life’

On Tuesday 26 January, OM Women gathered to hear from Harriet Baldwin MP (LI 1975-77) and Charlotte Carew Pole (PR 1992-94), director of Women2Women, and to discuss the role of women in politics. It was a fascinating evening. Harriet spoke to those assembled about her route to becoming an MP after an impressive career in […]

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Event Review – Jonny Oates in conversation with Tom Newton-Dunn

In the first Marlborough Monday of 2021 140 people gathered to watch Jonny Oates (PR 1982-87), currently the Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change, in conversation with Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91), Presenter and Chief Political Commentator for Times Radio. The evening was hosted by the Club President Catherine Stewart (LI 1974-76). […]

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Marlburian Monday – Simon Mordant AO (B1 1973-77) ‘Building a Bank & a Museum for Contemporary Art; My Journey to Philanthropy’

Please join us for the second Marlburian Monday talk of the year, entitled ‘Building a Bank & a Museum for Contemporary Art: How the Marlborough College Art Department & a Gap Year in Oz defined my life’. It will be given by the prominent OM philanthropist Professor Cav. Simon Mordant AO (B1 1973-77) at 8pm […]

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Marlburian Mondays – Jonny Oates (PR 1982-87) and Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) in Conversation

We are pleased to announce that Marlburian Mondays are back for 2021! The new series will begin on Monday 11th January at 8pm. Jonny Oates (PR 1982-87), currently the Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change and author of the recently published memoir, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden will be in […]

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Event Review – Bootstrap or Raise

Over 70 Marlburian Entrepreneurs gathered virtually at 8pm GMT (convenient for both sides of the Atlantic) Wednesday 18th November to debate the merits of bootstrapping your enterprise or raising funds from Private Equity / Venture Capitalists. The Zoom event was booted up by OMtrepreneur Professional Group Co-Head Tom Archer (C3 2002-07). We heard how Tom […]

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Event Review – Covid-19; Lessons Learned So Far

On Monday 9th November, more than 300 OMs gathered on Zoom to hear Hugh Pym (C1 1973-77) & Chris Hopson (B1 1976-81) discuss “Covid-19; Lessons Learned So Far”. Both the speakers are seen more or less nightly on TV, as their respective roles are so important in the current health crisis and it was fascinating […]

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Third Sector Professional Networking Event

The OM Not For Profit Professional Network warmly invites all present and past Marlburians with an interest in this sector to an evening of virtual networking hosted by Mayoor Patel BCAo (PR 1973-77) on the 5th November at 8pm. The event will begin with a presentation from Mayoor followed by a Q&A and audience discussion. […]

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Event Review – Charlie Cannon (C2 1990-95) “Building Resilience in Uncertain Times”

“I was thrilled to be asked to review Charlie’s session, firstly because I thought it was a great session with huge relevance to our ‘Covid’ world. Secondly, having spent 30 years with large companies both in the UK and internationally working with many consultants, it’s refreshing to come across someone as obviously enthusiastic and wanting […]

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