Blake – Ollie Baines (C1 1996-2001)

Ollie Baines’ singing trio, Blake, were interviewed by Claire Carter on BBC Radio Somerset this morning, their first interview in 14 months. They will be playing at the Taunton Brewhouse on 24th June 2021. The interview is on the iPlayer. Follow them on Twitter to keep up to date with their news.

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Obituary – Walter Chisholm Batten (C2 1937-42)

Walter was one of the last surviving OMs to have attended the College during World War II. He had vivid memories of travelling by train from the family home in Taunton to the old Marlborough High Level Station via Savernake and of sharing the College facilities with the City of London School, whose pupils had […]

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On the Shelves – Cooking with Alcohol

Cooking with Alcohol by Susannah Rickard (née Swinn, PR 2007-09) contains over one hundred recipes will teach you to use one of the most popular ingredients in history in ways you’ve never imagined. Learn why alcohol deserves a firm place in your kitchen as well as your glass, and explore the ways that alcohol can […]

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Event Review – The Royal Flying Doctor Service Dr Nick Denny (SU 1965-69)

Last Monday’s talk on the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) was a fascinating tour de force by Dr Nick Denny (SU 1965-69). Many experts speaking about their early professional lives fall into the twin traps of talking too much about themselves, or going into excessive technical detail which their lay audience finds tedious. […]

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On Form Sculpture Exhibition

Having had to miss the bi-annual exhibition last year due to the pandemic, Rosie Pearson (SU 1974-76)  on form, has returned to Asthall Manor this year, albeit on a smaller scale. on form was born in 2000, when Rosie Pearson commissioned Anthony Turner to make two pumpkin-like finials for the Asthall Manor gateposts. She wanted something with character, […]

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School golf team welcomes back OMs

Golfers at the school were delighted to tee it up against a team of OMs in our annual fixture at Marlborough Golf Club. Led by Captain of Golf Tom Stephenson-Green (B1 L6), the school team of 10 triumphed in the Greensome pairs format, coming out on top 3.5/1.5. Some battling golf was played, with scratch […]

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Event Review – Robin Janvrin (B1 1960-64): “Three Careers and An Afterlife”

Marlburian Monday’s have delivered some fascinating talks and we were truly privileged on Monday 24th May to listen to The Right Honourable The Lord (Robin) Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO PC talk about ‘Three careers and an afterlife’; the ‘afterlife’ referring to a quip when, on joining the House of Lords, Malcolm Rifkind offered that they […]

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Obituary – William Cain CBE QC TH (C1 1949 -53)

His Honour T W Cain CBE QC TH (C1 1949 -53) Constitutionalist and Conservationist. William Cain was the First Deemster (Chief Judge) and Deputy Lieutenant Governor on the Isle of Man from 1998 to 2003 during which time he greatly enhanced the judicial reputation of the Island. The son of a former Second Deemster James […]

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Jack Whitehall at The Brits

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06) hosted the Brit Awards last night in front of a crowd of 4,000. 2,500 of which were key workers invited to attend. The awards were the first large-scale indoor event to be held as part of a government-led research programme into how crowds can return safely to events. The winners were […]

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U.Me The Musical with Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77)

Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) has had a busy time recently as three programmes produced by him have their releases this week. The first, U.Me The Musical a new musical romance podcast series set in a locked-down time of pandemic. The first three episodes were released on Monday 10th May, then one episode per day is […]

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Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84)

Last Saturday’s Radio 4’s Ramblings, a series in which Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside, saw Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84) take Clare for a nostalgic walk near Chichester in West Sussex. “As well as writing the whoppingly successful ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series, Cressida created ‘The Wizards […]

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Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild – An Exhibition

The William Morris (Aa 1848-51) Gallery is hosting an exhibition, Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild.The exhibition will explore the Century Guild’s key figures, who include OM designer, Selwyn Image (C1 1864-68).”It is the first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, […]

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Crop Circle Photography Exhibition

The Smithy, run by Guy Shepherd (BH 1986-91), is currently exhibiting a traditional Wiltshire theme this summer; Crop Circle photography. Related art and woodwork, plus GUY&MAX Fine Jewellery, will be on display until August 31st 2021. The exhibition is by appointment only. Contact Guy Shepherd by email or on 07710948977.

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2021 Arrow Trophy J80 Regatta

On a bright and sunny Sunday morning a formidable OM team of Mike Orange (PR 1986-91), Andrew Knatchbull (B1 1983-88), Ed Gregg (C2 1988-93) and Phil French (SU 1989-94) arrived at Queen Mary Reservoir to do battle in the ATYRA fleet racing. Superbly organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, there were a total of […]

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Rosie Pembroke Plays at Lord’s

Congratulations to Rosie Pembroke (EL 2015-20) who played for MCC Red as part of Marylebone Cricket Club’s Women’s Day at Lord’s on Thursday 29th April. The two MCC teams played the 100-ball format for the first time on the main ground at Lord’s, with MCC Yellow emerging victorious on the day. On the opposing team […]

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