Franz Reichsman (LI 1966-67)

It was a pleasure to welcome Franz Reichsman (LI 1966-67) back to the College with his family, over from the USA, to have a look round. We took in his old house, Littlefield, the Mem Hall and Chapel and even had a chance to look at some of the classrooms. Do get in touch with […]

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Obituary: Dennis Silk C.B.E. (CR 1955-68)

Dennis Silk ran the Marlborough College Colts XV and, playing away, his team was denied a victory by the opposition master who refereed the game. The Captain of the Marlborough team vented his anger at the referee in no uncertain terms. That evening I was with Dennis in his study when he sent for his […]

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Event Review: 50 year reunion

Just over 70 OMs and their partners recently attended a “sold out” 50th reunion at school. It was a significant celebration for those who had left the school in the 1967-1971 era, which coincided with 50 years of girls, and 175 years of MC. As the weather was slightly inclement, a planned reception in the […]

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Cressida Cowell “takes on TV”

Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84) has been named the new Children’s Laureate. She was interviewed by the BBC about her quest to do battle with TV and get children reading again. You can see the interview here.

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Ping Kern Ng (B2 1983-84)

Ping Kern Ng (B2 1983-84) has recently been interviewed in Vice and The Telegraph about his roof top herb garden and supplying herbs to local restaurants. In his words: “I’ve lived here since arriving in Marlborough in1983 & been in my current home where the garden is for 22 years. I’ve always been interested in […]

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Summer School Drinks – every Wednesday

Are you an OM and attending this year’s Summer School? Then why not join The Marlburian Club for drinks in Court, each Wednesday throughout the four-week Summer School programme from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. A traditional gathering, the drinks offer a chance to unwind in the company of fellow OMs, current Development Office staff and Beaks. […]

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Obituary: Prebendary Richard Bewes OBE (B2 1948-53)

A Model of Servant Leadership Prebendary Richard Bewes OBE died, aged 84, on 10th May 2019 at his home in Virginia Water after a period of illness and surrounded by his family. He was one of the outstanding parish ministers of his generation, and although his first love remained Africa and Africans, he had a […]

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Obituary: Tim Whitworth (C2 1946-50)

Timothy Whitworth (C2 1946-50), who attended Marlborough College on a “Son of Clergy” bursary, died on 17th April 2019. Having spent his working life as a teacher at King’s College Taunton he was able to turn his love of chess in to a post-retirement career, composing and writing about endgame studies. He became a columnist […]

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Hugh Warwick (C2 1979-84)

Hugh Warwick (C2 1979-84) and his daughter, Matilda, were recently interviewed by the iNews website about Matilda taking part in the School Strike for the Climate protests. You can read the full interview here. Hugh is a writer and ecologist and has written many books, particularly on the topic of hedgehogs. You can read more […]

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Review: Wine Tasting with Tim Triptree

On Friday 28th June, Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94), International Wine Director at Christie’s Auction House, hosted a wine tasting evening for OMs. The event was hugely popular and sold out very quickly. Tim looked back on the event saying, “The Marlburian Club got in contact with me to see if I’d be willing to arrange […]

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

Mount House Gallery, Friday 13th September 6.30 to 8.30pm “A Retrospective of Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Richard Shirley Smith” will be our first exhibition in the new school year. It promises to be a not to be missed show. Richard Shirley Smith (CR 1966-70) was Head of Art at the College between 1966 and […]

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Hattie Briggs interview

As we reported last week, Hattie Briggs (MM 2006-11) and her band, the Hattie Briggs Trio, were interviewed by Richard Madeley on the Michael Ball show on Radio 2 this Sunday. You can hear the interview on the BBC Sounds site here.

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Robbie Returns

There was a familiar face at the Cricket Pavilion on Wednesday 26th June, as Robbie Williams (BH 2000-05) made a return to the College. Robbie was an impressive cricketer throughout his time at Marlborough and went on to spend seven years as a pro with Middlesex, before a spell with Leicestershire. He joined Cothill School […]

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OM Cycling Summer Sportive

We are planning a ride in the fabulous Cotswolds on Saturday 27th July and would like to invite you to join us. On the very reasonable assumption that it will be beautiful weather, there really is no finer place to ride a bike. This is the plan; Friday 26th July – Option to arrive in […]

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Join us for England v Australia at Marlborough

Marlborough College is delighted to be hosting a three-day women’s cricket match between England Academy and Australia from Thursday 11th July to Saturday 13th July. The game will be played on the XI and Old Marlburians are very much welcome to join the occasion. There is no entry charge so come along and show your […]

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OMs From 25, 30 and 50 Years Ago Reunite

We’ve had a series of fabulous reunions recently. The 25th and 50 year reunions were held at the College with a chance to tour houses, meet beaks and enjoy a meal and drinks. The 30th was held at the bbar in London. Full reviews will follow but in the meantime you can see photos from […]

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Hattie Briggs to be interviewed on Radio 2

Hattie Briggs (MM 2006-11) and her band will be performing live on Radio 2 this weekend, Sunday June 30th. They will be interviewed by Richard Madeley as part of the Michael Ball show. They will play their first song at around 11:50am and second song around 12:10 They will also be playing at a series […]

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Lewis Borg-Cardona radio award finals

Lewis Borg-Cardona’s (BH 1973-77) debut podcast series “Unwrapping ‘A Christmas Gift For You’ – The Story Of The Phil Spector Christmas Album” has just been announced as a finalist in this year’s New York Festivals Radio Awards. The podcast was conceived by Steve Levine and Richard Allinson and written and produced by Lewis. Featured guests […]

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Dennis Silk C.B.E. (CR 1955-68)

It was with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Dennis Silk C.B.E. (CR 1955-68). In the 2017 edition of the Marlburian Club Magazine David Walsh (C1 1960-65) wrote: ‘At Marlborough Dennis Silk enriched the lives of many generations of school boys as teacher, housemaster, games coach and mentor giving them […]

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Etchings by Christopher Hughes

There are two etchings of C House and A House with Chapel on display on the Art School walls that are dignified, low-key, technically accomplished and compellingly beautiful the more one takes the time to view both. Their author is Christopher Wyndham Hughes (CR 1920-46) who taught and lead art at Marlborough when the department […]

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