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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Richard Constable (C2 1945-50)

MY friend and colleague Richard Constable, who has died aged 83, was the great-great-grandson of the landscape painter John Constable, and was himself an artist who did a great deal to further his ancestor’s reputation and legacy. Born in Lewes, East Sussex, to John, a military officer, and Eileen (nee Saltmarsh), Richard was brought up […]

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Pennington’s Performance Recognised

CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Pennington (PR 1957-61) who has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the 2016 Olivier Awards for his performance as Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale. The ceremony is at the Royal Opera House on the Sunday 3rd April. Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Gatiss for Three […]

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Award Winning AHMM

JONATHAN Hall’s (C1 1974-1979) firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) recently won the RIBA Stirling prize for architecture for 2015 for Burntwood School. Jonathan has also been involved in the recently completed award winning schemes; Sunshine House, a Children’s Development Centre in Southwark, and housing developments at Church Street and Crown Street Buildings. Jonathan has […]

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OM speaks to Literary Society

Claire Lowdon (MO 1998-2003) returned to Marlborough on Tuesday 23rd February to speak to the Literary Society. She spoke in Adderley to an appreciative Literary Society audience about the writing of her first novel, ‘Left of the Bang‘, which one reviewer has called ‘the definitive novel of a generation of Londoners.’ Her talk about the […]

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Obituary: Brigadier Tony Taggart MC (C3 1932-37)

Brigadier Tony Taggart, who has died aged 97, was awarded an Immediate MC in Italy in 1944. On July 13 1944, Taggart was in command of a company of 2nd Battalion 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles (2/3 GR). He was ordered to capture a strategic strongpoint near Città di Castello, north of Perugia, before […]

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Patel recognised with National Honour

MAYOOR Patel (PR 1973-77) whose passion for education has directly helped more than 2,000 children has been recognised with a national honour by the British Citizen Award (BCA) Committee for his services to international achievement. Mayoor was one of 33 medallists who were honoured at a prestigious ceremony on January 28th, at the Palace of […]

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Obituary: Roger Morley (C2 1935-40)

ROGER was born on 3rd October 1921 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire. He was the sixth of seven children born to John Arthur Malcolmson Morley (known as Arthur) and to Ruth, known as Mums, whom he adored. His father was the local Church of England vicar. Shortly after the birth of his younger brother, David, the family […]

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Monsters met with spectacular reviews

THE spectacular reviews for MONSTERS by Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003) keep rolling in. The novel was named by James Dawson in The Guardian as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2015. The Financial Times writes: “Any lingering echoes of the Famous Five rattling around Cornish coves are banished forever by this dark tale… a […]

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Shepherd appointed executive director of Theatre503

ANDREW Shepherd (LI 1993-98) has been appoint Executive Director of Theatre503, replacing Jeremy Woodhouse. Shepherd is the founder of theatre company ACS Random, which he set up in 2002 and which focuses on developing new writing. He will join the south London theatre when Woodhouse leaves in February to become associate producer for English Touring […]

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War Memoirs and Letters of Harry Fox, 1917-19

WE are delighted to announce publication on the College Archive website of War Memoirs and Letters of Harry Fox (CO 1911-16). Upon leaving school, in common with almost all of his contemporaries, he was called up and, upon completion of Officer and Artillery training, Second Lieutenant Harry Fox, aged 19, was sent to fight in […]

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OMs receive Oxbridge offers

CONGRATULATIONS to the following OMs who have received offers from Cambridge and Oxford this year. There is still, of course, considerable work to be done before they take up their places at these august institutions, but their achievement in having reached this point is one of which they should be justifiably proud. A total of […]

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OMs take the stage

A number of OMs on the Yucatan records label performed in the Mem Hall on Saturday evening. Josh Edwards (BH 2004-09), Josh Jordan (LI 2004-09), Will Stokes (B1 2003-08) and Seb Fagg (C1 2004-09) all performed alongside Blanco White on stage. To find out more about Yucatan Records and George Cosby (C1 2003-08), please click […]

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Lorimer catches the eye

RORY Lorimer (C1 2009-14) has caught the eye of the Scottish Exiles with some impressive performances for Exeter University. Lorimer is on the radar of the Scottish Exiles in the South West, a region that stretches from Wiltshire to Cornwall. During his College days, he played hooker or open side and was a part of […]

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‘Blake’ singing Live In Concert

OLLIE Baines (C1 1996-01) who sings with British vocal group ‘Blake’ has appeared on the Graham Norton show with both his counterparts, and Dame Shirley Bassey, singing their festive single ‘The Christmas Song’. The collaborative act appeared on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, with their single in aid of children’s charity Variety and Noah’s […]

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Springate’s Jazz Tour

DAN Springate (SU 2013-15), who plays bass in seven-piece jazz group The Ben Cipolla Band, has recently been on tour – travelling by National Express coach. Throughout November, Dan joined frontman Ben and five other bandmates on a tour of the south of England with dates in London, Bristol Cheltenham and Cirencester. Remarkably, the tour […]

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