Hugh Sockett (C1 1951 – 55) takes on Dickens with a sequel trilogy

Hugh Sockett calls what he has done since retiring “a bit cheeky.” “Daunting” is another word for it, Sockett, who taught political science and morality in education, has written a sequel to Charles Dickens’ 1861 classic novel, Great Expectations. And not just a sequel, but a trilogy. Yes, three books. And it’s his first attempt […]

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Laura Jardine Paterson (LI 2009 – 11) founds web development agency

We caught up with Laura Jardine Paterson (LI 2009 – 11) after the anniversary of the explosion in Beirut to find out how the work she did in the aftermath went.   ‘The appeal was amazing, in the end we nearly £41,000! We helped rebuild in over 150 houses and 50 businesses which was fantastic, who […]

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Obituary – Sir Nicholas Goodison (C3 1947-52)

Sir Nicholas Goodison (C3 1947-52) will be remembered for a distinguished career in the City, notably for undertaking the reforms to the London Stock Exchange, known as ‘Big Bang’ and as a passionate supporter of the arts. After securing the future of the stock exchange, Goodison became chair of TSB Group, the sixth largest high […]

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Club Day 2021

This year’s Club Day is taking place on Saturday 9th October alongside Marlborough College’s Festival of Sport. We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the College for the first full event since February 2020. The day offers an opportunity for all OMs to return to Marlborough and enjoy the variety of […]

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Marlborough Mound Trust Lecture

8.00pm on Monday 13th September 2021, Ellis Theatre (free entry) Marlborough as a Royal Castle Introducing a new history of Marlborough Mound and Marlborough Castle Dr Richard Barber In 2022, a new history of Marlborough Mound and Marlborough Castle will be published, with contributions by experts who have given previous mound lectures. Writing about the […]

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Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel by Rory ffoulkes (LI 1994 – 99)

I & G Press has published Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel, a brand new illustrated children’s picture book conceived and written by Rory ffoulkes (LI 1994-99). Beautifully illustrated by Irene Silvino, Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel is ostensibly an outrageously fun bedtime story book for primary school-aged children about a greedy squirrel who learns important lessons about […]

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Dash for the Splash Sunday 15th August – OM Runners sought

OMs runners have been invited to enter a very special running of Thames Hare and Hounds famous www.dashforthesplash.com 10k on 15 August.   It’s part of a big weekend of sport being organised by the Wimbledon and Putney Commons to celebrate 150 years since their formation and promises to be a really great weekend for all. ‘Entries […]

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OM features on talkRADIO

Lettice Bromovsky (MM 2011-16) joined Patrick Christys on talkRADIO recently to discuss freedom of the press. Lettice graduated with a 1st in History & German from The University of Manchester last year and is branching out as a Political Commentator with Young Voices UK, a non-profit talent agency working with a new generation of political […]

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Blues’ Cricket at Battersea Park

Alex Armstrong (C1 1996 -2001) is running the Twenty20 game in Battersea Park next Wednesday evening, 28th July vs RAC club. 6pm start and looking for more players. He says: ‘It’s traditionally a fun fixture against a good bunch with some beers at the Prince Albert afterwards and a great intro for those who haven’t […]

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Jeremy Woodhouse (CR 1966 – 94)

We were very sad to hear that Jeremy Woodhouse (CR 1966 – 94), father of Edmund (LI 1980 – 81), Rebecca (B1 1985 – 87) and Rowan (C2 1988 – 93), died on 20th July 2021 following a long illness. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 3rd August at 1.00pm at North Willts Cremetorium, […]

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Obituary, Richard Hobday (B2 1944 – 48)

Richard Oswald Hobday (B2 1944-48) ‘Dick’ came to the West Indies, having spent his teenage years in England during WW2. An outstanding pioneer and leader of the accounting profession in the Caribbean, he was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago and head of Pannell Kerr Foster for the Caribbean. Dick loved cricket […]

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On the Shelves – Buildings of England: Wiltshire

The first edition of the Buildings of England: Wiltshire by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was published in 1963, as part of the 46 volume series covering all of the English counties. Pevsner wrote or co-authored almost all of the books published between 1951 and 1974, visiting two counties a year in his holidays from teaching at […]

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Charity Event in Memory of Hugo Yaxley (SU 2014-17)

OM golfers reunited this week to play in a charity golf event in memory of Hugo Yaxley (SU 2014-17). Following the tragic death of former golf team stalwart Hugo, OMs from his era came together for a golf charity fundraiser in his memory. More than 30 players teed it up at Marlborough Golf Club for the inaugural Yaxley Cup with silverware kindly donated […]

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King Louis the First of Britain

Produced by Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77), King Louis the First of Britain, the story of how Britain and the man known as “Satchmo” fell in love with each other, was aired on Radio 4 on 6th July and is now available on iPlayer.  

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Golden Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to John (C3 1957-63) and Sue Walters who recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They married on 29th May 1971 at St John the Baptist Church, Fladbury, Worcestershire.

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Harriet Cox (CR 2002-) – Race to the Stones

Next weekend Harriet Cox, HM of Elmhurst, is taking on the challenge of Race to the Stones The run is an astounding 100km non-stop and Harriet is aiming to run (most of it!). She is running to raise money for The Brain Tumor Charity in memory of her son Bobby.  

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Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92) on Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf in southeastern Turkey is one of humanity’s oldest urban settlements – inhabited for at least twelve thousand years. Or at least old Hasankeyf was – until it was flooded by the waters built up behind the controversial Ilisu Dam. Some original monuments – its bathhouse and remnants of a 14th-century mosque, as well as […]

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