Sam Appleton (B1 2010-15)

Sam Appleton (B1 2010-15) has taken a second year out of his degree to work with Extinction Rebellion, climate change activists. Listen to this interview with Sam Appleton to hear him talk passionately about climate change and his fear for the future of the planet.

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On the Shelves – Balance of Power

Dr Jo Iddon (SU 1987-89) has published Balance of Power, a novel about the shifting relationships in a growing family. One review said: “Every book club in the land should read and discuss the implications of Dr Jo Iddon’s “Balance of Power” for improving our understanding of the dynamics of modern relationships and family life. […]

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A Football Farewell

A wonderful evening at Stamford Bridge last night for OM Football – with Clive Maguire, Jon Holloway, Matt Gow as guests of honour for a memorable night. Around 40 OMs gathered to say goodbye to Jon Holloway and Clive Maguire, the Swindon Town Football professionals, who are standing down from the College after more than […]

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Midnight at Moonstone by Lara Flecker (CO 1987-89)

“A twelve year-old girl named Kit is none too welcome when she runs away to her grandfather’s moribund costume museum and home – where her late mother was brought up.  But can she save the building from a greedy, lying, cheating property developer – the splendidly named Mr Finn Scudder?” Midnight at Moonstone is the […]

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Obituary: Helen Thornton-Mutiso (TU 1982-84)

Helen was born in Devon England to Geoffrey and Fay Thornton. She went to Marlborough College in the Sixth Form and then on to Cheltenham College of Art and Design to study fashion. Naturally creative and highly intelligent (she was a member of MENSA) Helen was frustrated by the teaching methods and left College early. […]

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Duncan Shoosmith – Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Artist, Duncan Shoosmith (SU 1982-87) has been crowned Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 in the final of the competition which was screened on Tuesday April 16. As part of the prize he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Tom Jones, shown in the above photo. You can find out more about […]

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Could the old Gits do it?

On a glorious sunny afternoon the Old Marlburian golfers took on the might of the Marlborough College golfers. The OMs knew this would be a tough fixture – a team of young, fit and athletic Marlburians were not to be taken lightly. The OM match manager was up to the challenge though, having sent an […]

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OMs return to inspire and inform

On 24th April, Tristan Robbins (CO 2009-14), Chloe Hubbard (IH 2012-17), Steph Evans (MM 2012-17), Hannah Biddle (MM 2012-17), Joe Sykes (CO 2012-17), Alice Springett (MM 2012-17) and Liberty Allen (SU 2015-17) returned to the College to talk to the U6 giving them advice and pearls of wisdom for all areas of post-MC life! You […]

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OMs wanted for Prize Day fixtures

We are looking for sports people for our various fixtures on Prize Day on 25th May 2019. If you play lacrosse, netball, hockey or tennis, please do get in touch by emailing Alex Martin at amartin@marlbroughcollege.org. All levels of age and ability very welcome! Fun is the name of the game!

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Obituary: Nicholas Grant (B2 1945-48)

Nicholas Grant (B2 1945-48) died on 4th November 2018 aged 87. Keen fisher, chess supporter, banker to the literary set, advocate of the Buddhist faith and very good friend of Ted Hughes. Full obituaries can be seen on The Times, The Arvon Foundation, and the English Chess Foundation websites.

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Growth of The Marlburian Club

The Marlburian Club continues to grow in many areas. A number of year-groups have enjoyed an expanded programme of reunions for five, 25, 30, 40 and 50 years and we look forward to House reunions for Summerfield and Elmhurst in June and September. OMs have also found MC Global Connect a useful way to keep up the […]

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Charity Cycle to Normandy

Charlie Bladon (C1 1984-89) and Green Jersey Cycling Tours are organising a cycle ride in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to Normandy from 5-10 August 2019. This is the fourth ride they have done for them and the first three incarnations have raised £280,000 for this very worthwhile charity, which coincidentally was founded in […]

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Coulson for Kenya

FORMER XV captain Dom Coulson (C1 2013-18) has been included in the Kenyan U20 squad for the Rugby Africa U20 Championship. Coulson is named in the squad for today’s tournament opener against Tunisia in the Barthes Cup. The match will begin at 3.30pm at the KCB Sports Club Ruaraka.

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Fitzroy Somerset (B1 1937-41) Imperial War Museum interview

Fitzroy Somerset (B1 1937-41) left Marlborough College in 1941 and went straight to the D-Day beaches. Some years ago he gave an interview to the Imperial War Museum in which he describes his experiences as a boy at the College and beyond. You can here the interview here. Thank you very much to Charlie Corbett […]

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Obituary: Dr David Pratt (C3 1938-42)

Dr David Pratt (C3 1938-42), soldier, engineer and adventurer, died on 13th March 2019, aged 94. After leaving the army in 1948 and then completing his engineering degree at Trinity College, David Pratt became an essential member of the successful Trans-Antarctic expedition in 1955. As Transport and Engineering Officer, he worked with 90 different companies […]

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Summerfield House Reunion 2019

If you were in Summerfield, Charlie Harrison, HM, would like to invite you to the Summerfield House Reunion at Marlborough College on Sunday 16th June 2019. The event starts at noon and includes afternoon tea, a barbecue and a cricket match between OMs and current Summerfield pupils. If you would like to play in the […]

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Harry Keville (TU 2009-14) runs for charity

Harry Keville (TU 2009-14) and team of officer cadets completed their 52 mile run from Sandhurst to Southampton Hospital and have so far raised nearly £7,500 for Robbies Rehab, a charity that supports children who have had brain tumours. You can still donate to the fundraising here.  

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Event Review: Digital Services in the Cloud

In their fifth year the Marlburian Club Digital Enterprises Group held their Spring event upstairs in the Antelope pub, Eaton Terrace near Sloane Square. Co-Heads Mark Tidmarsh and James Spender introduced cloud computing and the speakers presenting some exciting OM Digital-in-the-cloud success stories: David van Eeghen described how his company, Reality Check Systems, uses remote […]

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Marlborough College Malaysia’s Annual Careers Fair

On Wednesday, 13th March, the Senior School hosted its annual Careers Fair. Pupils in the Hundred and Lower Sixth were provided with the opportunity to meet with a large number of visiting guests from a range of professions. The event was opened very successfully with an excellent Keynote address given by OM Kristy Castleton (CO […]

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