Obituary: Professor J. Richard Batchelor (SU 1945-49)

PROFESSOR Richard Batchelor, MD, FRCP died on December 21st 2015 at the age of 84. He was one of a group of eminent medical scientists who made pioneering advances in the field of tissue typing and organ transplants in the second half of the last century. He was Honorary Research Professor in the Royal College […]

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Watch Your Head Theatre Company

WATCH Your Head is a theatre company set up by Sasha McMurray (LI 2005-07) and Sara Langridge (MO 2005-07). Following the success of their open air immersive A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park in 2015 they will return with an immersive As You Like It in 2016. Watch Your Head […]

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Passion Pods

Having ignored advice “not to pursue the career path she wanted to because it was too competitive”, Emily Chiswell (SU 2000–02) has become a successful continuity announcer on BBC 1 and 2 and voiceover artist. As a result she has set up www.passionpods.co.uk with the aim of inspiring and encouraging young people to seek out […]

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Robbins selected for ‘Le Tour de Yorkshire’

TRISTAN Robbins (CO 2009-14) has been selected by the Madison Genesis Team for his biggest and highest profile race: Le Tour de Yorkshire. He has been riding professionally for two years and will compete in the Category 1 race on the pro circuit organised by the Tour de France ASO organisation. It is hugely prestigious […]

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Royal honour for O’Donovan

TIM O’Donovan was honoured to receive the Royal Maundy from Her Majesty The Queen in St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Thursday 24th March 2016. 84-year old O’Donovan has authored the annual survey of Royal Family engagements published in The Times since 1979. He is also a retired lay steward for St George’s Chapel, and said […]

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Arthur Scott Fund Travel Scholarship

AWARDED a Travel Scholarship from the Arthur Scott Fund in 2015, Charlie Bawden (MM 2010-15) has recently spent time volunteering at Springvale House in Zimbabwe, which serves as the preparatory school within the Peterhouse Group of Schools. She writes: Having spent the first five years of my life on the campus of the Boys’ School, […]

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Price included in BIMA Top 100

Alex Price (LI 2006-11) has been named as one of the ‘top 100 most influential people in digital’ by the British Interactive Media Association, the youngest person to ever make the list aged 23. BIMA represents Britain’s digital industry – founded in 1985, BIMA is now one of the most widely respected names in the […]

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England glory for Eversfield

HUGE congratulations to Will Eversfield (C3 2007-12) who represented England Rugby on Saturday 9th April. Will played for England Students in their 57-30 win against Ireland Students in Dublin, with the game played at at Trinity College in Dublin. Having just returned from the game, Will’s father, Geoff, commented: “We all went over to Dublin […]

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Suffragan Bishop of Dorking: Jo Wells

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury’s chaplain, the Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells (B3 1981-83), will be the fifth bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford. Wells, 50, studied at the University of Minnesota and from 2005 to 2013 was the director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School in […]

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Latif excited by ‘massive potential’ on Porsche Carrera Cup GB bow

Alessandro Latif (B1 2009-14) left Brands Hatch in optimistic mood following the opening round of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB, after impressing with his pace and prowess on his sportscar racing comeback, writes Russell Atkins. Having plied his trade in single-seaters throughout 2015 in North America’s Pro Mazda Championship, Latif has returned to home […]

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High Sheriff of Somerset

EDWARD Bayntun-Coward (PR 1979-84) was sworn in as High Sheriff of Somerset at Wells Cathedral on Sunday 13th March. Edward is the great-grandson of George Bayntun and son of Hylton. He read Modern History at Oxford University and then worked for five years at Maggs Bros. in London. He now runs George Bayntun, a venerable […]

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Lam to lead Svalbard expedition

THIS summer James Lam (CO 2007-2012) will be leading an Oxford University Expedition to Svalbard in the High Arctic. They will attempt a 184-mile crossing of East Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, just 700 miles from the North Pole. They will retrace an Oxford expedition that explored this region of the Arctic in 1923, one […]

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South-West France Lunch

THE 2016 South-West France lunch will take place in Le Castéra this Saturday 2nd April. Now a regular fixture in the Marlburian Club calendar, the event will be hosted by John Wilkinson (CR 1967-93), Secretary in SW France. This year it is hoped that the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and his wife, Emma, will attend alongside […]

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High Sheriff of Dorset

SIR Philip Williams (LI 1963-68) has been ‘pricked’ at a 1,000 year tradition to appoint a High Sheriff of Dorset. The names of nominees are pricked on vellum so they could not avoid the position which was an unpopular and dangerous role – the first incumbent fell foul of irate Vikings in Weymouth while collecting […]

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Robbins riding the dream

TRISTAN Robbins (CO 2009-14) claims Mark Cavendish’s decision to help coach riders on his Madison Genesis team could help him achieve his dream of riding the Tour de France. Cavendish, the Tour’s green jersey winner in 2011, has agreed a deal to support the 19-year-old who rides for the British Madison-Genesis team from 2016 in […]

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Obituary: Janet Tanner

Janet was appointed to teach Spanish at Marlborough College in 1968, at the same time as the first intake of Sixth form girls. From the outset two of Janet’s finest qualities were evident. It required courage to join what had hitherto been an all-male, and predominantly bachelor, collegiate community of teachers. Janet had courage in […]

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GRACE Jackson (LI 2007-09) has been awarded an OBE for her work with the Ebola response team in Sierra Leone. She is the youngest person from the Department for International Development to be appointed OBE, at 24 years of age.

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Constantin Atnas (SU 1993-96)

CONGRATULATIONS to Constantin Atnas (SU 1993-96) who has been elected to the Foreign Trade Council of the Austrian Federal Economic Chambers. This is a 20-member panel representing Austria’s exporting industries and companies. Congratulations are also due to his sister, Catherine ‘Kiki’ Atnas (SU 1996-98), who has recently completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the […]

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Former Master presented with Legion d’honneur

FORMER Master John Dancy was among 21 Second World War veterans from across Cornwall presented the Legion d’honneur by Alain Sibril the French Honorary Counsel at a ceremony in Truro on Thursday 3rd March. The French Government has been awarding the Légion d’honneur to D-Day veterans to honour and thank those who fought and risked […]

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Old Marlburians in Marbella

MILES Bolus, Marlburian Club Secretary for Southern Spain met with Andrew Linn and Nicholas Grose-Hodge at a monthly luncheon of Marbella Business International. Pictured above (l-r) are Andrew J Linn (B2 1955-59) (Marbella-based for the last 40 years); Nicolas Grose-Hodge (LI 1956-61) (previously Malaga-based, now resident in Winchester but a regular visitor to Spain) and […]

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Katyuli’s Work Recognised

CONGRATULATIONS to Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998–2003) who has just completed her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also been short-listed for the Victoria and Albert Museum illustration prize in the Student Category for her illustrations for Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Flush’. Katyuli’s work can be seen at the Graduation […]

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