On the Shelves – The Art Museum in Modern Times

Charles Saumarez Smith (C1 1967-71) has written a book The Art Museum in Modern Times looking at how art museums changed in the past century and where they are heading in the future due to be published in March 2021. “A compelling examination of the art museum, this sweeping book explores how the architecture, vision, […]

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Richard Willmett (CR 2014-) Raising Funds for Local School

Richard Willmett (CR 2014-), scorer for many a Blues Cricket match, has set up a Go Fund Me Page to help provide full and continuing educational provision for all pupils, regardless of their economic status, throughout the pandemic and beyond. He recently discovered that Pewsey Vale School is in need of a further 17 laptops […]

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Marlborough in a Hundred Objects continues

In the College’s latest edition of Marlborough in a Hundred Objects, they focus on the Mound, its buildings and its impact on cultural life within our campus and beyond. They have also recently covered Lady Hertford’s Grotto and Garden, the Castle Foundations and The Wedgwood Stones. You can see the latest installment here.

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Simon Mordant (B1 1973-77) new appointment

Congratulations to Simon Mordant (B1 1973-77) who has been appointed as the new (Honorary) Enterprise Professor at the Center of Visual Arts at the University of Melbourne. “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Mordant as our new Enterprise Professor,” said Professor Su Baker, Director of the Centre of Visual Art and Pro-Vice […]

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Obituary – Patrick Wright (C3 1945-50)

Lord Wright of Richmond GCMG (C3 1945-50) died, aged 88, in March 2020. Father to Angus (B2 1978-82), Edward (C3 1973-76) and Olivia (PR 1978-80), Patrick Wright was head of the Diplomatic Service from 1986-1991. During a long career as a diplomat he served as the UK’s Ambassador to Luxembourg, to Syria, and to Saudi […]

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OM providing free books for children

After a few years teaching and travelling Mike O’Regan (B2 1961-65) went on to co-found Research Machines, which supplies IT equipment, software and services to schools. When RM – as it was later known – went public he involved himself in several new start-up companies but also started two charities, Hamilton Trust and Peeple (then […]

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Rachel Feibusch (SU 2012-14)

Founded by Rachel Feibusch (SU 2012-2014) Bij Fior is a new digital portal to a unique collection of fine jewellery, housing almost all one of a kind or exclusive to Bij Fior jewellery pieces from established fine jewellery designers, including Percossi Papi and John Lloyd Morgan. Rachel has hand-selected each piece for its beauty, character […]

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Thames Hare and Hounds Alumni Race 2020

The Thames Hare and Hound Alumni Race 2020 will take place, albeit in a different way to normal, on 12th December 2020. This year the event will be virtual, enabling those who find it tricky to get to Wimbledon to participate, and will take place between 0001 and 2359 GMT on Saturday Dec 12th. To […]

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A Live Streamed Pico Christmas!!

For any OMs who are missing the opportunity to sing in a carol service this year, Rosie Wintour (MM 1996-2001), founder of the Pico Players & the Pico Singers would love to invite you to join forces and be a part of the Pico Live-Streamed Christmas Concert. She writes, “We will be holding rehearsals for […]

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Obituary – Helen Frances McKim

Helen died on 19th October 2020 aged 85 after a short illness. She was the well-loved wife of Frank McKim (CR 1957 – 92) and provided Sunday roasts, chats and support to the boys and girls of Barton Hill while he was housemaster there. Her role as “housemaster’s wife”, she felt, was one of emotional […]

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Obituary – Charles Backhouse (B2 1948-52)

My father, Charles Ivan Backhouse (B2 1948-52), was born in Penzance in 1934 and later educated at Marlborough College where he developed an interest in science and going into medicine, encouraged by both his grandfathers, Dr E Edwards and Dr CF Backhouse. He obviously laid down some lasting memories as when my brother Roger went […]

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Event Review – Bootstrap or Raise

Over 70 Marlburian Entrepreneurs gathered virtually at 8pm GMT (convenient for both sides of the Atlantic) Wednesday 18th November to debate the merits of bootstrapping your enterprise or raising funds from Private Equity / Venture Capitalists. The Zoom event was booted up by OMtrepreneur Professional Group Co-Head Tom Archer (C3 2002-07). We heard how Tom […]

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Max Read (TU 2012-17) running for Sporting Minds UK

Max Read (TU 2012-17) is, alongside three friends, running 569.1km between the four of them to raise awareness of mental health issues. The 569.1 is to signify the 5691 people who took their own lives in 2019. They are running in aid of Sporting Minds UK, a remarkable charity offering 1 to 1 mental health […]

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Event Review – Covid-19; Lessons Learned So Far

On Monday 9th November, more than 300 OMs gathered on Zoom to hear Hugh Pym (C1 1973-77) & Chris Hopson (B1 1976-81) discuss “Covid-19; Lessons Learned So Far”. Both the speakers are seen more or less nightly on TV, as their respective roles are so important in the current health crisis and it was fascinating […]

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Marlborough in a Hundred Objects

Niall Hamilton CR 1985 –, HM (B1 1999-2008), is curating this wonderful project, Marlborough in One Hundred Objects. He explains, “Objects and memorials associated with Marlborough can be found far and wide, and at the College itself there are many artefacts which speak of important episodes in its history. However, in the busy life of […]

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Obituary – Ernest Sandford (C2 1937-42)

Known as Sandy, Ernest Sandford (C2 1937-42) died in August 2020, aged 97. After leaving Marlborough College in 1942, Sandy was due to go to Cambridge to study Classics but instead signed up to the Marines where he served mainly in Italy before traveling to India for training in preparation to fight in Japan, a […]

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