2019 Events Preview

Looking ahead to 2019, there is a full events programme coming up including… PR & Communications Networking Event Wednesday 9th January – London The topic of discussion for this evening will be ‘Finding Consumer Growth in the 21st Century’ with guest speaker Jeremy Cohen, CEO of Kantar Retail, who will be looking at the future […]

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2018 in review

What an amazing year 2018 has been for our OMs! Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) won first prize in the HIX art awards for, Die List, a hand written record of the deaths of 33,305 people who died trying to access Europe. Antonia Hudson (LI 2010-12), Head of Lacrosse at Marlborough College, was named in the […]

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On the Shelves – The Life of John Andre

THE new book by Doug Ronald (B2 1964-68) is due to be published in February 2019. The Life of John Andre is a new biography of John André, head of British secret services in the Revolutionary War, who was captured in 1780 and hanged as a spy. You can pre-order it here.  

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Review: 1998 20 year reunion

On the evening of Thursday 27th September 2018, several representatives of the class of 1998 enjoyed a much anticipated 20-year reunion in London. Brilliantly organised by Tom Cannon (C2 1993-98) and James Chapman-Andrews (B1 1993-98), with the help of WhatsApp, Facebook and the efficient team at the OM Club, approximately 60-70 Old Marlburians met for […]

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Coal Mines and Currant Buns

by Tony Kenber (B2 1961-65) John Dancy was headmaster throughout my time at MC and I remember him as a pioneering liberal educationalist who made a big contribution to the College’s development. He was instrumental in starting the moves towards co-education and was a key member of the Public Schools Commission which I seem to […]

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Obituary: Sir Eric Yarrow Bt MBE (CO 1934-39)

SIR Eric Yarrow Bt MBE (CO 1934-39), Past President of the Marlburian Club, father of Norman (CO 1973-78), Peter (CO 1973-78) and David (CO 1979-83) and the late Richard (CO 1966-71), died on the 22nd September aged 98. He was a valued and respected member of the Marlburian community and will be hugely missed. A […]

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Obituary: Richard Lee (B1 1943-48)

RICHARD C Lee (Major retd) (B1 1943-48) was born in June 1930, at his parents home in Tackley, Oxon where his father was Rector. He was the third child of 4 children: Christopher, Pat and his younger sister Elizabeth. From the age of 7 he successively attended a Dame’s School, the Dragon Preparatory School, Oxford […]

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Obituary: Marilyn Evans (Bo)

Marilyn – known to many as Bo, was born in Trowbridge, about two miles from where we are now, on the 11th June 1939 – one of a twin and the youngest of six girls. She lived in the White Lion in Corsham in her teens and was a 400m runner for the county and […]

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50 Years of Girls Celebrations – A Recent Reminiscence

by Checkie Hamilton (MO 2013-18) It seems odd being asked to reminisce about my time at Marlborough having only left the College a mere few months ago. It seems perfectly natural to be back at the beginning of September and I have even been mistaken for a student giving a house tour this morning! Arriving […]

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Obituary: John Earp (C2 1932-38)

John was born in Clarksburg, Ontario, in 1919. By 1926, his father had moved to Versailles, France as chaplain to the British community. John lived in France for two years till he was 9 and at that point spoke French better than English. In 1928, his father took a parish at Escot in East Devon […]

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Obituary: John Dunlop (B3 1953-56)

John Dunlop (B3 1953-56) died on 7th July 2018 following a long illness. With almost 3,600 winners as a racehorse trainer over nearly half a century, John Dunlop was an institution in the world of racing. You could fill an entire page with a list of his big-race successes. Among the best he sent out […]

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Obituary: Bruce Tulloh (CR 1973-94)

BRUCE Tulloh (CR 1973-94) Born 29th September, 1935; died of cancer 28th April, 2018, aged 82. When Bruce Tulloh arrived at Marlborough in 1973 he was already a legend. He was the man who, running bare-foot, had won the European Championship 5000 metres in Belgrade in 1962 and who, in 1969, had broken the record […]

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Obituary: Larry Hickey (SU 1978-83)

Larry Hickey (SU 1978-83) died on Tuesday 5th June aged 54. A true excentric, Larry spent his entire life travelling and having a good time. Never short of having a laugh, making others laugh and posing the question “just because something is popular – it doesn’t mean that it is right?”. He liked to argue. […]

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Brasser in the 60s and 70s

After we shared Sue Canney’s (LI 1970-72) photo of the Brasser on 2nd November, Tom Stevenson (LI 1966-71) sent us in several more which we also love. If you want to see the full images, we have shared them on MC Global Connect in the newly created Brasser Group.

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Obituary: Hugh Playfair (CR 1960-68)

HUGH Playfair (CR 1960-68) was born in St Andrews, Fife, on 5 December 1935, and educated at Oundle, where his lifelong interest and career in history was first kindled, along with a fascination for church architecture. From Oundle he passed into King’s College, Cambridge, to read history, followed by National Service with the Somaliland Scouts […]

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Obituary: Edmund Romilly (PR/CO 1965-69)

Edmund Romilly may have been a barrister in the Rumpole mould, but he preferred to see himself as a novelist for whom appearing in the crown court was just the day job. Nevertheless, he was a highly respected advocate who tenaciously defended all manner of alleged criminals, ranging from petty offenders to jewellery thieves. Only […]

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Obituary: Hinson Ng (B1 1979-83)

HINSON NG (B1 1979-83), born 28th November 1965 in Penang, Malaysia, died in London 19th November 2017. A British citizen, resident in Monaco, husband of Serena, brother of Wilson and the late Anson, and son of Pat. After attending St Faiths prep school in Cambridge he arrived at Marlborough in January 1979. He and I […]

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Brasser Group 1971

We love this photo of the Brasser group sent in by Sue Canney Davison (LI 1970-72). We believe it was taken in 1971. If anyone can identify any of the players, we’d love to know.

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