OMs take on DC-BC Cycle

Old Marlburian duo Ali Macleod (SU 2009-14) and Alex Andrews (BH 2009-14) are setting off on a self-supported cycle ride from Washington D.C. to Vancouver in Canada. “There will be two of us on this adventure, as I am joined by life-long best friend Alex Andrews,” said Macleod. “Together we will attempt to cycle self-supported […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001–06) and his father, Michael, featured on this week’s Who do you Think You Are?   A few surprises emerged. The programme can be viewed on BBC iPlayer here. About: In a first for the series, father-and-son comedy double-act Jack and Michael Whitehall join forces to investigate their family tree. They discover […]

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OM Focus: Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94)

Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94), international wine director at Christie’s, recently hosted a wine tasting lunch event – exclusively for OMs – at Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. After what was an insightful occasion for those OMs in attendance, Tim discussed his career to date, his role, liaison with The Marlburian Club and a […]

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Allez Les Bleus

Congratulations to the Blues, fresh from retaining the CMJ Trophy at Radley a week earlier, who beat Old Amplefordians by 100 runs on Saturday. Star performers were Will Hooker (LI 2004-09) with 102*, Fraser Clarke (TU 2004-09) scored 96 and Charlie Pascoe (C2 2008-13) took 3-28. Elsewhere on the day, two former XI captains continued […]

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OM Cycling Club Cotswold Ride Out

The OM Cycling Club met on Saturday 27th July and enjoyed changeable conditions for a 45-mile ride around the Cotswolds followed by a refuelling barbeque, cooked expertly by the last Master, Jonathan Leigh and his wife Emma. Interestingly timed to coincide with the last day of the Tour de France, the 27 strong peleton pedalled […]

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Coconuts Organic

The Club office received a welcome gift of two tubs of Coconut Organic ice cream (Choc Orange and Double Caramel) on Monday from Cecily Mills (MO 1996-2001). Delicious! Cecily founded the vegan ice cream brand four years ago and it has been a busy few months for her and her small team of four, including […]

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Mike Bush Cycles London to Surrey

This Sunday 4th August, Mike Bush (TU 1993-98) is entering the RideLondon-Surrey100 2019 to raise money for Bliss, a charity that helps ensure that babies born premature or sick in the UK have the best chance of survival and quality of life. Bliss does this by supporting parents to care for their babies, campaigning for […]

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OMs cycle Brighton to Greece

This summer, Francesca Mortell (LI 2010-12) and Georgie Frew (MM 2005-10), OMs whose time at the College did not coincide but they then met during their medical foundation training in Brighton in 2017, are cycling 2300 miles from Brighton to Greece to raise money for Mind & Medicin Sans Frontiers (MSF). Their fundraising page can […]

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Thomas Houston (LI 1943-47)

Thomas Houston (LI 1943-47) recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He has five children, a step-daughter, 10 grandchildren, and they were almost all there along with several old family friends and wider clan members to celebrate with him. Many happy returns from the Marlburian Club!

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Event Review: New York Drinks

Over 40 OMs gathered at the home of Mark Pinney (C3 1963-72) and his wife Laura for the annual OM gathering in New York. It was great to see a spread of ages from Schuyler Neuhauser (B1 2011-16) to the eldest Robert Ball (C1 1954-58) – we hope Robert doesn’t mind us saying that! Guest […]

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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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