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), Marlburian Club President from 1992-93 died on 14th July 2020, aged 95. He was a British Army officer and courtier, appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1970 for his management of the Ministry of Defence’s decision to reduce some of the Territorial […]

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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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OMs invited to join Virtual House Journey competition

OMs are invited to join current pupils and their parents by competing in the Virtual House Journey, running from Monday 29th June (9am) to Friday 3rd July (12pm). The challenge is to walk, swim, run or cycle as many miles as possible across the week – with OMs competing for their affiliated House. Ivy House […]

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David Yarrow – podcast

David Yarrow (CO 1979-83) has recorded a podcast for Money Maze Podcasts. In it he talks about his youth, growing up in Glasgow, and his passion for photography that led him to take the iconic shot of Maradona in the Azteca Stadium, trophy aloft, at the 1986 Mexico World Cup. He talks about his reasons […]

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Oldest cricket photos?

Thank you to Jordan Butler (SU 2011-13) who sent in what we think might be the oldest photos of cricket being played at Marlborough. We think they are from 1865. Head over to MC Global Connect to see the rest. Photo credit – https://twitter.com/PictureSporting

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National Boarding Week

This week is National Boarding Week. Now in its fifth year, the idea of having a week in the year to celebrate the benefits of boarding school life was revived by the Boarding Schools’ Association and is now supported by many boarding schools nationwide. This year the focus is on celebrating the importance of health […]

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