‘In Time of Lockdown: Reflections on Locks, Lockdown, Isolation’

The College is proud to present the publication: ‘In Time of Lockdown: Reflections on Locks, Lockdown, Isolation’. The Academic Scholars and HATA (the History And The Arts Society) have created a book that reflected on and provided a permanent reminder of the previous year and a half. Pupils and staff were invited to consider wider […]

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Obituary – John Worlidge (C1 1942–46)

One of the joys of being the Secretary of the Marlburian Club was meeting so many outstanding OMs over the years, one of whom was John Worlidge. He was always an extremely modest man, but proved a natural at school before joining the Royal Engineers for National Service, where he won the award as the […]

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OM Blues V Repton Pilgrims – Cricketer Cup First Round

On Sunday 11th June, the Blues progressed through to the 2nd Round of the Cricketer Cup with an impressive victory against the Repton Pilgrims in front of a sizeable (but socially distanced!) crowd up at the XI, including several Old Marlburians and the 1980 cup winning team enjoying their postponed 40 year reunion. Captain Ed […]

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Obituary – Simon Ward (B3 1965 – 1970)

Simon Andrew Buxton Ward (B3 1965-70)  11 June 1952 – 20 April 2021 Simon had an idyllic childhood in Windsor Great Park, where his father was Chaplain to HM the Queen and after Prep School at Scaitcliffe, went to MC at the age of thirteen. His were happy days at Marlborough, where cricket and escapes […]

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Innovation Centre – “A Cutting-Edge Teaching Facility”

As we announced in April, the College’s new world class Innovation Centre opened at the beginning of the Summer term. The FE News website features an article on the Centre including an interview with the construction company, Brymor Construction Ltd. Described as “A cutting-edge teaching facility”, read on to find out more about the specifics […]

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The Silver Tassie 2021

On Monday 7 June 2021, the Old Marlburian Golfing Society (OMGS) put forward a team in The Silver Tassie, a ladies golf competition for alumnae of independent schools. See the OMGS page for the full report.

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The Return of the Pico Players

After a lengthy absence, The Pico Players, Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001) are delighted to be reunited and performing once again. They are recording a series of short concerts with some wonderful soloists which they will be sharing for a limited time on their YouTube Channel. Their first performance is Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Freya Goldmark.

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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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Michael Elwyn (B3 1956-61) in Under Milk Wood

Michel Elwyn (B3 1956-61) wrote to us to tell us that he is back at the National Theatre in the final week of rehearsal for Under Milk Wood. The performance will be the reopening show in the socially distanced, reduced capacity, Olivier Theatre from June 16th to July 24th. He is playing assorted characters (Mog […]

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Marlborough College in 100 Portraits

If you are near Marlborough during June, do drop in to the Mount House Gallery to see the latest exhibition by artist-in-residence Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-2003). Katyuli conceived of “Marlborough in 100 Portraits” after the first Covid Lockdown. “The idea of portraits and celebrating people, in the context of lockdown and having not been able […]

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Marlburian Monday – Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92) ‘Hitchhiking, Galaxies, and why travel is not bad for the planet’

The final Marlburian Monday talk of this academic year, entitled ‘Hitchhiking, Galaxies, and why travel is not bad for the planet’ will be given by Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92) at 8pm on Monday 14th June. Travel Editor of Vanity Fair and award-winning writer Michelle will discuss some of her poignant travel experiences on journeys around […]

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no emotions by Jemima May (NC 2013-18) and Sophie Wheeler (EL 2013-18)

no emotions, a clothing collection by Jemima May (NC 2013-18) and Sophie Wheeler (EL 2013-18), is growing in leaps and bounds. Described as “a young British brand who design high quality clothes, to be worn day and night”. Their “designs are beautifully made and very versatile, from a lazy pyjama day to a hectic day […]

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Obituary – Lt Col Neil Lockhart (B1 1939-43)

Lt Col Neil Lockhart, son of General Sir Rob Lockhart KCB CIE MC, was born in Edinburgh on 1st June 1925 and died in Gillingham, Dorset on 1st May 2020. He was educated at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh and Marlborough College, where he represented the school at rugby and cricket. On leaving school in 1943, Neil […]

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Alastair Budge (C2 2000-05) Podcast Success

English Learning for Curious Minds, set up in September 2019, is the brainchild of Alastair Budge (C2 2000-05), the founder and CEO of Leonardo English. Keeping it fun and engaging, the podcast (which is available on all streaming platforms) aims to help intermediate and advanced English language learners improve their skills through entertaining short stories […]

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Izzy Cope (MO 1999-2004) – SoundEscapes

A year ago, during quarantine, Izzy Cope starting putting together SoundEscapes, which she created to help people during this Corona crisis but is still 100% relevant now. It is a collection of calming videos designed to alleviate stress and anxiety. “Relaxation, relax, sleeping, sleep, peaceful, birds, forest, insomnia, relaxing, tinnitus, study, ambience, nature, natural sounds, […]

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Psychopaths in Business – A Summer School Lecture

On Tuesday 1st June at 7pm Marlborough College Summer School will be a hosting a lecture with Steve Gaskill on Psychopaths in Business. Often when we mention psychopaths, Hannibal Lector comes to mind. However, this is not always the case. This online experience will give a real insight into the murky world of psychopaths. Do […]

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David Williamson, College Bursar, 1994-2009

We are very sorry to share the sad news that David Williamson, Bursar of the College from 1994-2009, passed away on Saturday 22nd May after a long period of illness. David was an exceptional individual and colleague who kept in close contact with the College community post his retirement. We offer our sincere condolences to […]

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