OM Summer Drinks 2019

The OM Summer Drinks took place last night at Lambeth Palace. It was another fabulous evening in an amazing setting. Thank you to all who came and to Paul Orchard-Lisle (SU 1952-56) who enabled us to use this stunning venue. Further photos can be seen on MC Global Connect.

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On the Shelves – Keeping the Old Flag Flying

During the 1st World War, thousands of captured Allied combatants were dispatched to neutral countries to await the end of the conflict. Their stories are seldom told. Old Marlburian and Canadian soldier Kenneth Foyster (B1 1894-98) was one of them. He fought at Ypres in 1915, was wounded, captured, imprisoned then found himself interned in […]

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Thomas Archer expands his business

Thomas Archer (C3 2002-07) emailed the Club to share some exciting news about his company, “I am very pleased to announce that today my short term rental management company, The London Residents Club, merged with 3 other European brands to create ALTIDO. The new company manages more than 1,700 distinctive properties across 21 destinations in […]

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Emerald Fennel (NC 1998-2003)

Not only has Emerald Fennel (NC 1998-2003) written the new series of Killing Eve, due on British screens later in the year, but she is also due to star in the upcoming Netflix royal saga The Crown in the role of Camilla Parker Bowles. This Times article shares all her recent successes. Unfortunately, you will […]

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Young OMs in Student Bill-Management Business

The Bunch is a rapidly growing company, founded by OM Elliott Herrod-Taylor (C1 1012-14). Formally Easy Student Living, The Bunch handles all household bills for students’ and young professionals; energy, water, TV and wi-fi bills, saving them all the chore of dealing with messy bank transfers between housemates and all the complicated payment schedules In fact, […]

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Sustainable Living in Marlborough College Malaysia

A lovely article about the farm run by the pupils in Marlborough College Malaysia was shared on the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) website. The completely organic farm was designed by sixth formers and is run with involvement by pupils of all ages. They even have a few free range chickens and hope to […]

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OMs Complete Devizes to Westminster Kayak Marathon

Tom Sater (B1 2007-12) and Rob Gibson (C2 2007-12) managed to complete the Devizes to Westminster kayak marathon nonstop challenge this year in 26 hrs and a few seconds. They did it in aid of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS – https://www.sas.org.uk/), a charity that focuses on plastic clear up through educating children in schools and […]

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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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