Price included in BIMA Top 100

Alex Price (LI 2006-11) has been named as one of the ‘top 100 most influential people in digital’ by the British Interactive Media Association, the youngest person to ever make the list aged 23. BIMA represents Britain’s digital industry – founded in 1985, BIMA is now one of the most widely respected names in the […]

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England glory for Eversfield

HUGE congratulations to Will Eversfield (C3 2007-12) who represented England Rugby on Saturday 9th April. Will played for England Students in their 57-30 win against Ireland Students in Dublin, with the game played at at Trinity College in Dublin. Having just returned from the game, Will’s father, Geoff, commented: “We all went over to Dublin […]

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Suffragan Bishop of Dorking: Jo Wells

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury’s chaplain, the Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells (B3 1981-83), will be the fifth bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford. Wells, 50, studied at the University of Minnesota and from 2005 to 2013 was the director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School in […]

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Latif excited by ‘massive potential’ on Porsche Carrera Cup GB bow

Alessandro Latif (B1 2009-14) left Brands Hatch in optimistic mood following the opening round of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB, after impressing with his pace and prowess on his sportscar racing comeback, writes Russell Atkins. Having plied his trade in single-seaters throughout 2015 in North America’s Pro Mazda Championship, Latif has returned to home […]

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High Sheriff of Somerset

EDWARD Bayntun-Coward (PR 1979-84) was sworn in as High Sheriff of Somerset at Wells Cathedral on Sunday 13th March. Edward is the great-grandson of George Bayntun and son of Hylton. He read Modern History at Oxford University and then worked for five years at Maggs Bros. in London. He now runs George Bayntun, a venerable […]

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Lam to lead Svalbard expedition

THIS summer James Lam (CO 2007-2012) will be leading an Oxford University Expedition to Svalbard in the High Arctic. They will attempt a 184-mile crossing of East Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, just 700 miles from the North Pole. They will retrace an Oxford expedition that explored this region of the Arctic in 1923, one […]

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South-West France Lunch

THE 2016 South-West France lunch will take place in Le Castéra this Saturday 2nd April. Now a regular fixture in the Marlburian Club calendar, the event will be hosted by John Wilkinson (CR 1967-93), Secretary in SW France. This year it is hoped that the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and his wife, Emma, will attend alongside […]

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High Sheriff of Dorset

SIR Philip Williams (LI 1963-68) has been ‘pricked’ at a 1,000 year tradition to appoint a High Sheriff of Dorset. The names of nominees are pricked on vellum so they could not avoid the position which was an unpopular and dangerous role – the first incumbent fell foul of irate Vikings in Weymouth while collecting […]

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Robbins riding the dream

TRISTAN Robbins (CO 2009-14) claims Mark Cavendish’s decision to help coach riders on his Madison Genesis team could help him achieve his dream of riding the Tour de France. Cavendish, the Tour’s green jersey winner in 2011, has agreed a deal to support the 19-year-old who rides for the British Madison-Genesis team from 2016 in […]

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Obituary: Janet Tanner

Janet was appointed to teach Spanish at Marlborough College in 1968, at the same time as the first intake of Sixth form girls. From the outset two of Janet’s finest qualities were evident. It required courage to join what had hitherto been an all-male, and predominantly bachelor, collegiate community of teachers. Janet had courage in […]

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GRACE Jackson (LI 2007-09) has been awarded an OBE for her work with the Ebola response team in Sierra Leone. She is the youngest person from the Department for International Development to be appointed OBE, at 24 years of age.

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Constantin Atnas (SU 1993-96)

CONGRATULATIONS to Constantin Atnas (SU 1993-96) who has been elected to the Foreign Trade Council of the Austrian Federal Economic Chambers. This is a 20-member panel representing Austria’s exporting industries and companies. Congratulations are also due to his sister, Catherine ‘Kiki’ Atnas (SU 1996-98), who has recently completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the […]

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Former Master presented with Legion d’honneur

FORMER Master John Dancy was among 21 Second World War veterans from across Cornwall presented the Legion d’honneur by Alain Sibril the French Honorary Counsel at a ceremony in Truro on Thursday 3rd March. The French Government has been awarding the Légion d’honneur to D-Day veterans to honour and thank those who fought and risked […]

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Old Marlburians in Marbella

MILES Bolus, Marlburian Club Secretary for Southern Spain met with Andrew Linn and Nicholas Grose-Hodge at a monthly luncheon of Marbella Business International. Pictured above (l-r) are Andrew J Linn (B2 1955-59) (Marbella-based for the last 40 years); Nicolas Grose-Hodge (LI 1956-61) (previously Malaga-based, now resident in Winchester but a regular visitor to Spain) and […]

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Katyuli’s Work Recognised

CONGRATULATIONS to Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998–2003) who has just completed her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also been short-listed for the Victoria and Albert Museum illustration prize in the Student Category for her illustrations for Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Flush’. Katyuli’s work can be seen at the Graduation […]

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Richard Constable (C2 1945-50)

MY friend and colleague Richard Constable, who has died aged 83, was the great-great-grandson of the landscape painter John Constable, and was himself an artist who did a great deal to further his ancestor’s reputation and legacy. Born in Lewes, East Sussex, to John, a military officer, and Eileen (nee Saltmarsh), Richard was brought up […]

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Pennington’s Performance Recognised

CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Pennington (PR 1957-61) who has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the 2016 Olivier Awards for his performance as Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale. The ceremony is at the Royal Opera House on the Sunday 3rd April. Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Gatiss for Three […]

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Award Winning AHMM

JONATHAN Hall’s (C1 1974-1979) firm Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) recently won the RIBA Stirling prize for architecture for 2015 for Burntwood School. Jonathan has also been involved in the recently completed award winning schemes; Sunshine House, a Children’s Development Centre in Southwark, and housing developments at Church Street and Crown Street Buildings. Jonathan has […]

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OM speaks to Literary Society

Claire Lowdon (MO 1998-2003) returned to Marlborough on Tuesday 23rd February to speak to the Literary Society. She spoke in Adderley to an appreciative Literary Society audience about the writing of her first novel, ‘Left of the Bang‘, which one reviewer has called ‘the definitive novel of a generation of Londoners.’ Her talk about the […]

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Obituary: Brigadier Tony Taggart MC (C3 1932-37)

Brigadier Tony Taggart, who has died aged 97, was awarded an Immediate MC in Italy in 1944. On July 13 1944, Taggart was in command of a company of 2nd Battalion 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles (2/3 GR). He was ordered to capture a strategic strongpoint near Città di Castello, north of Perugia, before […]

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Patel recognised with National Honour

MAYOOR Patel (PR 1973-77) whose passion for education has directly helped more than 2,000 children has been recognised with a national honour by the British Citizen Award (BCA) Committee for his services to international achievement. Mayoor was one of 33 medallists who were honoured at a prestigious ceremony on January 28th, at the Palace of […]

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