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Mike Bush Cycles London to Surrey

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 better neonatal care and enabling life-changing research.

Mike said, “Our daughter Emma was born 6 weeks premature last August. She spent the first 4 weeks of her life in the Special Care Baby Unit at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon and received fantastic care from the team of Doctors and Nurses there. We are grateful that, despite her unexpected early start in life, she is now a healthy and happy baby girl”.

You can donate here.

Alex Younger Awarded Knighthood

Congratulations to Alex Younger (SU 1976-81), Head of MI6, who was awarded a knighthood on this weekend's birthday honours list.

Tom Newton-Dunn Cycles for Help for Heroes

This week Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) is cycling from Normandy to Paris to raise money for Help For Heroes.

His journey started yesterday and finishes on Friday. You can find out more about the ride and donate here.

Jian Sern Loo (B1 1997-98) returns to the College

It was lovely to welcome back Jian Sern Loo (B1 1997-98) who had come all the way over from Malaysia with his family to revisit to the College. We were able to visit his old house, B1, as well as his old chemistry class room which he said hadn't changed a bit!

We do enjoy showing OMs round but do remember to let us know first as we will have to accompany you. Email us at

New York Drinks - 10th July 2019

If you live in or near New York, Caesar Bryan (B2 1968-73) would like to invite you to join him at a drinks reception in New York on Wednesday 10th July, kindly hosted by Mark Pinney (C3 1967-72) at his home.

We are delighted that the Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, will also be attending and saying a few words.

RSVP to Events Manager Fiona Cottrill by email or by telephone on +44 (1672) 892382 by Friday 28th June.

Tom Cowper-Coles (SU 2007-12)

Tom Cowper-Coles (SU 2007-12) has recently started a new role at Ben Line Agencies, a Scottish company that works with ports across 17 countries in Asia. He will be based in Jakarta, and will be required to travel to other offices and ports across Indonesia. On graduating from a modern languages degree at Durham, he became interested in transport and logistics companies, as well as business in Asia and, after a two-month study trip to China, he began a master's degree in International Shipping and Finance at Henley Business School.

If any OMs in Jakarta would like to get in touch with Tom, do let us know by emailing the Club.

1994 reunion - this Saturday

If you left in 1994, don't forget that it's your 25 year reunion this weekend!

There will be drinks, dinner, the chance to look round your old house and, of course, to catch up with all the old faces.

Do check out the 1994 group on MC Global Connect if you want to ease yourself into reconnecting!

If you would like to come - please book your tickets here.

Joseph & Tasker team up for Cycle Challenge

Mark Tasker (C1 1969-73) dropped into Marlborough this week after stopping overnight with Christopher Joseph (CR 1967- 2000) during his epic cycle ride from Redruth to Orkney. His ride takes him through all the places that he has lived in the UK.  

He told us: ‘Since I was born in Redruth, Cornwall and have lived in Orkney, I shall cover Britain from south to north. I also lived at Minsmere in east Suffolk (about as far east as I can get) and Walney Island off the Lake District, so there will be some coverage from west to east too.  My route takes me to all other places that I have lived, and past quite a few friends and family that I hope to visit as well. I’m estimating 2,800 km (1,800 miles) with about 17,000m climbing.  

'I am seeking to raise funds for two charities related to the human condition as I have become interested in the importance of memory and the impact of loss of memory caused by dementia in its many forms – so one charity addresses that: Alzheimer’s Research UK. Nearly every family is affected by dementia in its many forms. The second charity is the Spinal Injuries Association: my sister Jo had an accident before Christmas that badly damaged her neck/upper spine. She is presently in Stoke Mandeville hospital making good progress.’ 

Mark’s blog can be read here.

It was Mark’s first visit back to Marlborough since 1973 and much has changed since then but Mount House, where he spent a lot of time as he was secretary of the Natural History Society, which used to be based there and the Science labs where he used to run a moth trap on the roof, brought back many memories.

The 2019 Rose Bowl Squash Tournament

The 2019 Rose Bowl and OM v School fixture is on Saturday afternoon 7 September.

Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) is (still!) the holder. OMs, pupils and any beaks who would like to play are all most welcome. Harold “Tich” Radford (PR 1922-26) started the tournament and donated the silver Rose Bowl over 50 years ago.

As always, the larger OM turnout the better so please try to make it if you can, if you haven’t played in the Rose Bowl for a few years (or ever) then it would be particularly good to see you. it will be a 2 pm start at the College courts.

Please let the Club know if you can make it by emailing and please forward this on to any OMs you think may be interested.

Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89)

On The Shelves - The Imposter Cure

Jessamy Hibberd (EL 1993-98) has written her 7th book - The Imposter Cure, out on June 13th.

The Imposter Cure explores the psychological impact of imposter syndrome and exposes the secrets fears and insecurities felt by millions of men and women.

It’s the first book she has written on her own having previously co-authored the international best-selling This Book Will... series.

Reunions in June

Throughout June we are hosting a very exciting schedule of reunions....

Saturday 8th June sees the 25 year reunion of the class of 1994, Saturday 15th is the 50th reunion for the leavers of 1967-71 (unfortunately now sold out). These events are at the College. You can find out more and book tickets on our events page.

Please do share this with all your OMs friends who may be interested as we do not always have everyone's most recent contact information. It's now really easy to find and directly contact long-lost school friends by signing up to MC Global Connect. You can use the directory to search for specific year groups or check the Groups tab to see if there is a group for your year, if not do feel free to set one up!

The Marlburian Club Magazine 2019 - Advertise with us!

Your last opportunity to book your advert in this year’s Marlburian Club Magazine – the booking deadline is 31st May.
Reach 10,500 alumni of both Marlborough College and Marlborough College Malaysia plus 900+ parents and guardians of current pupils. We have OMs in 85 countries across the world.
Research indicates the Magazine is read by between two and five AB1 readers per copy and that it is kept & referred to throughout the whole year.
Book a full, half or quarter page or a Classified ad where prices start at £40.
Contact today for more information.

OM Summer Drinks 2019

The OM Summer Drinks took place last night at Lambeth Palace. It was another fabulous evening in an amazing setting. Thank you to all who came and to Paul Orchard-Lisle (SU 1952-56) who enabled us to use this stunning venue. Further photos can be seen on MC Global Connect.

On the Shelves - Keeping the Old Flag Flying

During the 1st World War, thousands of captured Allied combatants were dispatched to neutral countries to await the end of the conflict. Their stories are seldom told. Old Marlburian and Canadian soldier Kenneth Foyster (B1 1894-98) was one of them. He fought at Ypres in 1915, was wounded, captured, imprisoned then found himself interned in the mountains of Switzerland. After the war, he penned an extensive memoir describing in vivid detail all these successive experiences. British author Mike Richardson has taken this account and put it into the context of contemporary world events. The result is a fascinating insight into one man’s military adventures; from the woods of British Columbia, to the intensity of the battlefield, and on to the snowy highlands of the Alps.

Keeping the Old Flag Flying can be ordered as a paperback or digital download via a number of popular bookselling websites, including The Book Depository.

Thomas Archer (C3 2002-07) expands his business

Thomas Archer (C3 2002-07) emailed the Club to share some exciting news about his company, “I am very pleased to announce that today my short term rental management company, The London Residents Club, merged with 3 other European brands to create ALTIDO. The new company manages more than 1,700 distinctive properties across 21 destinations in Europe, with a centralised head office in London, satellite offices in core locations including Lisbon, Milan, Edinburgh and Rome; and a robust strategy to scale globally. We currently employ over 120 people and have formal partnerships with Marriott and Airbnb.

All four companies are fast-growing, privately owned, profitable and have enjoyed organic growth in their core markets. ALTIDO has immediate plans to expand its operations and develop into new markets across key European locations; expecting to double inventory in the next 12 months.

We have never raised funds before but will shortly have a pitch deck available. I would love to hear from anyone who might be interested in investing or anyone who has experience in the broader hospitality space and might have some wise words for us. Please email me at”

Emerald Fennell

Not only has Emerald Fennel (NC 1998-2003) written the new series of Killing Eve, due on British screens later in the year, but she is also due to star in the upcoming Netflix royal saga The Crown in the role of Camilla Parker Bowles.

This Times article shares all her recent successes. Unfortunately you will need to subscribe to The Times to read it in full.

A Marlburian Bunch

The Bunch is a rapidly growing company, founded by OM Elliott Herrod-Taylor (C1 1012-14). Formally Easy Student Living, The Bunch handles all household bills for students’ and young professionals; energy, water, TV and wi-fi bills, saving them all the chore of dealing with messy bank transfers between housemates and all the complicated payment schedules

In fact, three OM's have been heavily involved in the development of the company from the start-up phase! Will Stewart (C1 2009-14), co-founder joined in 2017, and Archie Lynas (LI 2009-14), head of marketing, joined more recently in 2018. Please get in contact if you have any enquiries or know anyone who may be interested.

Check out their brand new website here!

Sustainable Living in Marlborough College Malaysia

A lovely article about the farm run by the pupils in Marlborough College Malaysia was shared on the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC) website.

The completely organic farm was designed by Sixth Formers and is run with involvement by pupils of all ages. They even have a few free range chickens and hope to expand their livestock slowly.

You can read the article here.

Devizes to Westminster Kayak Marathon

Tom Sater (B1 2007-12) and Rob Gibson (C2 2007-12) managed to complete the Devizes to Westminster kayak marathon nonstop challenge this year in 26 hrs and a few seconds. They did it in aid of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS -, a charity that focuses on plastic clear up through educating children in schools and communities, lobbying the government, funding plastic solution research and hosting big clear ups.

Rob emailed saying, “We did the four day event with Marlborough in 2012 but in separate boats and immediately made a bet with a few people that we'd do the 24hr. Russ Tong (CR 2001-present) was not convinced it'd happen. Well last summer Tom found a boat on ebay for £150 (normally they cost about £2000!!) We couldn't resist. Sadly our other bet-ees couldn't be convinced.

Russ kindly leant us some life jackets, maintaining our low cost take on the event. Our boat (Sheela) floated and managed to take us 124.9miles in 25hrs and 50 minutes. just approaching the finish we got hit from behind by a Tourist Ribs wake. When trying to empty the Sheela of water to get back in and go the last five hundred metres the boat snapped right down the middle.... Sheela was done for. Gritting our teeth we promptly began to swim, pushing Sheela and our kit... sadly we were 40 seconds too slow to get under 26hrs but an entertaining way to end.”

They’ve already raised an amazing £5,147 but you can still donate to the cause here.

Sam Appleton (B1 2010-15)

Sam Appleton (B1 2010-15) has taken a second year out of his degree to work with Extinction Rebellion, climate change activists.

Listen to this interview with Sam Appleton to hear him talk passionately about climate change and his fear for the future of the planet.

On the Shelves - Balance of Power


Dr Jo Iddon (SU 1987-89) has published Balance of Power, a novel about the shifting relationships in a growing family.

One review said:

"Every book club in the land should read and discuss the implications of Dr Jo Iddon's "Balance of Power" for improving our understanding of the dynamics of modern relationships and family life.

Lyrically written..., read, discuss and take from it what you will to help you lead a better life."

You can buy the book here.

A football farewell to Clive Maguire, Jon Holloway and Matt Gow.

A wonderful evening at Stamford Bridge last night for OM Football - with Clive Maguire, Jon Holloway, Matt Gow as guests of honour for a memorable night.

Around 40 OMs gathered to say goodbye to Jon Holloway and Clive Maguire, the Swindon Town Football professionals, who are standing down from the College after more than twenty years coaching the Open 1XI and Matt Gow will also finish as Master in Charge after 12 years.

The guests were treated to a fabulous meal, drinks and and an all access tour of the impressive Stamford Bridge. Matt Gow delivered a humorous speech and a fond farewell was bade from all.

Look out for more images on MC Global Connect.

On the Shelves - Midnight at Moonstone by Lara Flecker (CO 1987-89)

"A twelve year-old girl named Kit is none too welcome when she runs away to her grandfather's moribund costume museum and home - where her late mother was brought up.  But can she save the building from a greedy, lying, cheating property developer - the splendidly named Mr Finn Scudder?"

Midnight at Moonstone is the new book by Lara Flecker (CO 1987-89). Having started off as a costume maker for theatre and films and then spending fifteen years as a senior costume display specialist at the V&A, Lara's first children's book is naturally set in a costume museum, a magical one where the costumes come to life at night.

She recently visited the White Horse bookshop in Marlborough and was interviewed by Marlborough News Online. You can read the interview here.

The Marlburian Club Magazine 2019 - Advertise with us!

Last few weeks to book your advert in this year’s Marlburian Club Magazine – the booking deadline is 31st May.
Reach 10,500 alumni of both Marlborough College and Marlborough College Malaysia plus 900+ parents and guardians of current pupils. We have OMs in 85 countries across the world.
Research indicates the Magazine is read by between two and five AB1 readers per copy and that it is kept & referred to throughout the whole year.
Book a full, half or quarter page or a Classified ad where prices start at £40.
Contact today for more information.

Duncan Shoosmith – Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Artist, Duncan Shoosmith (SU 1982-87) has been crowned Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 in the final of the competition which was screened on Tuesday April 16.

As part of the prize he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Tom Jones, shown in the above photo.

You can find out more about the show and painting Tom Jones here and more about Duncan's work here.

Could the Old Gits do it?

On a glorious sunny afternoon the Old Marlburian golfers took on the might of the Marlborough College golfers. The OMs knew this would be a tough fixture – a team of young, fit and athletic Marlburians were not to be taken lightly. The OM match manager was up to the challenge though, having sent an email to the OM team advising that a pre match team talk and limbering up session would be required. The Wellington Arms was the chosen venue – only to find it was closed for refurbishment. Without the aid of a WhatsApp group or follow up email however the team all managed to migrate to The Marlborough.

Assembling at the golf club introductions were made, pairings arranged and the matches got underway.  They were close, they were competitive and they were played in great spirit. The OMs won 31/2 – 11/2. The Old Gits had done it! The college team were a credit to the school, they were fun to play with, they were charming and they were graceful in defeat. We hope to welcome this year’s leavers to OMGs matches and events in the years ahead and see the younger players at next year’s match. They will no doubt be looking for revenge.

Thank you to Joe Lane for arranging the college team and to the team for making it a fun fixture.

Paul Farrant (C2 1969-71)
Captain OMGS
30th April 2019

Jamie Amor (C3 2014-16) completes marathon

Jamie Amor (C3 2014-16) completed the London Marathon in an amazing 4 hours and 42 minutes.

He has so far raised £4,334.20 for Chrohns and Colitis and would like to send a big thank you to all the OMs who donated. You can still donate here if you would like

A huge well done from the Marlburian Club!

OMs return to inspire and advise

On 24th April, Tristan Robbins (CO 2009-14), Chloe Hubbard (IH 2012-17), Steph Evans (MM 2012-17), Hannah Biddle (MM 2012-17), Joe Sykes (CO 2012-17), Alice Springett (MM 2012-17) and Liberty Allen (SU 2015-17) returned to the College to talk to the U6 giving them advice and pearls of wisdom for all areas of post-MC life!

You can read a full review of the event by the students here.

Keen sports people needed - ability not essential!

We are looking for sports people for our various fixtures on Prize Day on 25th May 2019. If you play lacrosse, netball, hockey or tennis, please do get in touch by emailing Alex Martin at All levels of age and ability very welcome! Fun is the name of the game!

OM Football Dinner 2019

You may have heard the news that Jon Holloway and Clive Maguire, the Swindon Town Football professionals, stood down from the College in March after more than twenty years coaching the Open 1XI. Matt Gow will also finish as Master in Charge after 12 years in that role. In recognition of their distinguished service we will be having a Football dinner on Tuesday 7th May in London.  

If you played football during your time at Marlborough, you should have received an email from Matt Gow inviting you to this dinner. If you didn't receive an invite via email and would like to know more, please email Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill.

Booking closes Sunday 28th April.

Growth of The Marlburian Club

The Marlburian Club continues to grow in many areas. A number of year-groups have enjoyed an expanded programme of reunions for five, 25, 30, 40 and 50 years and we look forward to a reunion for Elmhurst in September. OMs have also found MC Global Connect a useful way to keep up the connections after the reunion.

The diversity of the Professional Groups are galvanising many OMs to come along for discussions and to network with other OMs in the sector. We had very positive feedback from OMs who have created successful mentoring partnerships through meeting at an event. The launch of the Healthcare group at the Medical Society of London in February with special guests Hugh Pym (C1 1973-77) and Professor Sir Christopher Edwards (LI 1955-60) was a great success. 

We have enlisted the help of a Common Room representative to increase awareness of the professional groups amongst the Sixth Form, encouraging them to find about career opportunities available in different industries and to talk to those within them.

Finally, if you have an area of expertise that you could share with other OMs, for instance, Wine Tasting, we would be happy to talk to you about creating an event.

Charity Cycle to Normandy

Charlie Bladon (C1 1984-89) and Green Jersey Cycling Tours are organising a cycle ride in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to Normandy from 5-10 August 2019. This is the fourth ride they have done for them and the first three incarnations have raised £280,000 for this very worthwhile charity, which coincidentally was founded in 1944. So far they have ridden to Compiegne, to the Somme and from Verdun but it was appropriate given the 75th anniversary of D Day to turn their attention to WW2. 

The route will follow the whole Battle for Normandy from the D Day landing beaches to the closure of the Falaise pocket in late August 1944, and with an historian on hand to explain the landscape and the history, it will be extremely interesting, especially as many tours and events tend to concentrate solely on 6 June and not the remainder of the 100 day battle. It will be a challenge, but an achievable one with distances of +/- 70 miles a day. The historian has specifically requested details of riders’ relations who may have fought in Normandy, to work into his talks along the way.

Riders pay a registration fee of £250 which Charlie and Green Jersey Cycling Tours are prepared to reduce to £200 for OMs, their friends and families; you need only alert them to your connection. You must then commit to raise £1,250 for the charity in addition to this. Many people who shiver at the thought of raising money take the view that for a week of cycling with the historian and support offered, that they will just pay this themselves and look on it as a holiday. There is no minimum age if OMs or parents wish to bring children; all they ask is that if your child is under 18 you are confident that the child can complete the ride and that you will ride with them. This could therefore be an excellent educational opportunity.

Full details can be found on their website and on The Soldiers’ Charity website, both of which have a link to the registration form.

Tony Heddon (PR 1978-83)

Tony Heddon (PR 1978 -83) Chairman of Children’s Cancer Charity Neuroblastoma UK giving a powerful opening speech at the 5th Neuroblastoma Symposium in Cambridge demonstrating the devastating effect Neurobalstoma has on families.

Jamie Amor (C3 2014-16) is running the London Marathon for Crohn's and Colitis UK

In February 2018 Jamie Amor (C3 2014-16) was taken to hospital to have emergency surgery after suffering with severe abdominal pain. After a three hour operation he awoke to find out his appendix, caecum and part of the small intestine was removed due to Crohn’s disease.  Crohn’s causes inflammation in the gut which affects the body’s ability to digest food and absorb nutrients. It is a chronic condition, however, following surgery and with drug treatment the symptoms can be reduced allowing Jamie to get on with his everyday life. 

To give back for all the help he has received over the last few months, he is running the 2019 London Marathon on the 28th April to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK to hopefully find a cure.

Any donations and support will be greatly appreciated.

You can find out more on his just giving page

Marlborough College seeks new Chair of Council

The College seeks a new Chair, who will succeed Lord Malloch-Brown during an exciting time of change and development. During a period of challenge for the sector, the next Chair will oversee the work of a highly capable Council, a new and ambitious Master (Louise Moelwyn-Hughes) and an outstanding community in the UK and Malaysia. 

Core to the role will be leadership of the Council, ensuring its effective operation, managing its business and providing clear direction. More broadly, the Chair will play a key role in articulating and developing a vision for the future of the College, providing support, advice, and challenge, where necessary, to the College‘s leadership.

The appointee will be an exceptional individual with a clear passion for Marlborough College, as well as the gravitas, experience, and intellect to be credible as Chair. They will bring an understanding of the role of Chair, significant strategic insight, and the ability to analyse, understand, and communicate complicated information in order to influence and engage others. They will possess an international mind-set, a fair and impartial approach to difficult questions, and the highest standards of integrity and honesty. 

The College follows recommended safe recruitment guidelines including enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Marlborough College on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference FAEAQA. Applications should be received by noon on Monday 29th April 2019.

Duncan Shoosmith (SU 1982-87) Portrait Finalist

Good luck to Duncan Shoosmith (SU 1982-87) who has reached the final of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. The final will be screened on Sky Arts on Tuesday 16th April.

Duncan spoke to ahead of the semi-final and you can read more here.

Evensong at St George's Chapel, Windsor

OMs are invited to St George's Chapel, Windsor, where the Chapel Choir will be singing Evensong on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

The service will commence at 5.15pm, and you are requested by the Vergers to queue at the King Henry VIII Gate from 4.45pm (you will be ushered into the Chapel around 15 minutes before the service begins).

There is no parking available at the Castle, but there is plenty to be found in the nearby area. As this is a Royal Household, for security reasons you should bring photographic identification with you.

Coulson for Kenya

FORMER XV captain Dom Coulson (C1 2013-18) has been included in the Kenyan U20 squad for the Rugby Africa U20 Championship.

Coulson is named in the squad for today’s tournament opener against Tunisia in the Barthes Cup.

The match will begin at 3.30pm at the KCB Sports Club Ruaraka.

Fitzroy Somerset (B1 1937-42) Imperial War Museum interview

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay

Fitzroy Somerset (B1 1937-42) left Marlborough College in 1941 and went straight to the D-Day beaches. Some years ago he gave an interview to the Imperial War Museum in which he describes his experiences as a boy at the College and beyond. You can here the interview here.

Thank you very much to Charlie Corbett (C1 1990-95) who sent this in to us.

Harry Keville (TU 2009-14) runs for charity.

Harry Keville (TU 2009-14) and team of officer cadets completed their 52 mile run from Sandhurst to Southampton Hospital and have so far raised nearly £7,500 for Robbie's Rehab, a charity that supports children who have had brain tumours.

You can still donate to the fundraising here.

Marlborough College Malaysia's Annual Careers Fair

On Wednesday, 13th March, the Senior School hosted its annual Careers Fair. Pupils in the Hundred and Lower Sixth were provided with the opportunity to meet with a large number of visiting guests from a range of professions. The event was opened very successfully with an excellent Keynote address given by OM Kristy Castleton (CO 1994-1996). Kristy is an entrepreneur and founder of ‘Rebel and Soul’ a multi-award winning brand experience agency which applies a proprietary neuroscience methodology called ‘Involve’ to produce highly memorable experiences. Her agency is privileged to work with some of the world’s leading brands. As well as providing a real insight into the nature of her business, Kristy gave some excellent advice to our pupils, as they begin to think about their future careers. We are enormously grateful to Kristy and all our guests for giving their time so generously in support of this important annual event.

Marlborough College UK also recently hosted a careers fair for the L6 at which 14 Old Marlburians and parents came to discuss their personal experiences in their careers. Indigo Randolph Gray (LI L6) wrote a review of the evening here.

Opportunity for OM businesses to spread the word

OM’s are invited to advertise their business - large or small - in this year's edition of The Marlburian Club Magazine, due to be published in November.
Those of you who read the magazine will know that The Marlburian Club Magazine is a high quality and engaging publication.
We circulate to over 10,500 alumni of both Marlborough College and Marlborough College Malaysia and to all 900+ parents and guardians of current pupils. We currently have OMs in 85 countries across the world.
Research indicates the magazine is read by between two and five AB1 readers per copy, and that it is referred to throughout the whole year.
The magazine has always attracted very high quality advertisers. Each year we receive positive feedback. We offer a variety of advertising formats; full, half and quarter page as well as the Classified section at the back  of the magazine, where prices start from just £40.
If you’d like to take a look at previous issues, you can do so online.
This year’s advertising rate card can be accessed here or for classifieds advertising rates - click here.
It would be lovely to get you on board as an advertiser in this year’s magazine; if interested, please email

We look forward to hearing from you.

William Wyldbore-Smith (CO 1961-67)

Congratulations to William Wyldbore-Smith (CO 1961-67) who has been made vice lord lieutenant of Wiltshire.

Digital services in the cloud

DON'T forget that tonight sees IBMs Graham Biggart (C1 1972-76), Reality Check's John Van Eeghen (SU 1992-97), David Van Eeghen (SU 1994-99) and group Co-Heads: Microsoft’s Mark Tidmarsh (B3 1983-87) and Fifty’Ten’s James Spender (C2 1987-92) discussing their own experiences of ‘Digital services in the cloud’. The event is completely interactive and OMs are invited to share their own experiences of digital services. The tickets are £15pp. You can find out more and book here.

Are you a golfer? Would you like to find out more about being in the OM Golfing Society?

The Old Marlburian Golfing Society was established in 1925 and has thrived ever since. They have more than 300 members and more than forty fixtures throughout the year.

As David Coe (B1 1949-52), the President of the Society says, "the OMGS is not just for the expert low handicapped player, we cater for all levels of ability and are a very friendly club within a club. I have had over 30 most enjoyable years making good friends from playing in our matches and at our excellent meetings at many different and superb courses.

Too often I have come across OMs of all ages who felt that their golf was not good enough to join this society. This is nonsense. Yes we like to praise our top teams and maybe talk too much about their achievements but this is only part of the whole and there are matches for all levels of ability."

If you enjoy golf and would like to be part of this sociable and inclusive group email David Coe or find out more here.

50th Anniversary Reunion

SATURDAY 15th June sees of the 50th anniversary reunion of the leavers of 1967, 68, 69, 70 and 71 at the College. 

Don't miss the chance to catch up with old friends and reminisce about school days over lunch in the Adderley. There will be an opportunity to look around College and take a tour of your old House.

Find out more and book in on our events page.

Medieval Discovery

IN 2017, a group of Marlburians, led by Tony Roberts of Archeoscan, attempted without success to uncover the footings of the walls of the medieval castle which records show existed in the area now known as ‘The Wilderness’. Undaunted, a new team of pupil archaeological enthusiasts began work under the same expert supervision further south of the Leaf Block in September 2018.

Find out more here.

Meeting with OMs in Singapore

On Thursday, 14th March, Old Marlburians from MCM headed into Singapore to meet up with fellow ex-pupils at the British High Commissioner’s residence, Eden Hall. Here, they were treated to a cocktail reception which had been kindly organised and put on by HY Lau (C2 1970-1975). Many a story was shared between guests and there was also an opportunity to catch up on the progress and future plans of both Colleges through the attendance of the Masters of MCM and MCUK. Louise Moewlyn-Hughes spoke about Marlborough’s vision and informed guests of current projects in place at the UK campus, such as the integration of a new state-of-the-art Science building. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had and thanks must go to HY Lau for his organisation and Abi Gibbon (PR 1994-1996) for her expert photography throughout.
Liam Dempster (B1 2005-2010)

Billy Mead Cricketing Success

BILLY Mead (C1 2012-17) has signed a contract for the MCC Young Cricketers for the 2019 season - congratulations Billy!

Mathematics with Olivia Jeans (MM 1996-2001)

On the evening Thursday 14th March, International Pi Day, Olivia Jeans (MM 1996-2001) delivered a visually stunning mathematics talk to a lecture theatre buzzing with Further Mathematics A level pupils.

Read more about her talk here.

Jack Whitehall takes part in Comic Relief

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06) took part in the Comic Relief 27 hour Radio 1 Lol-a-thon and managed to provide one of the biggest laughs - by getting his lines wrong!

Details on how to donate are here.

The new Master meets OMs and parents in Hong Kong

Mathew Pocock (TU 1995-2000) was able to introduce the new Master Louise Moelwyn-Hughes to his wife at the Hong Kong Drinks Reception this week. He admitted to being a little nervous as Louise taught him Latin, or tried to he said, when she first taught at Marlborough!

Digital Services in the Cloud - A Discussion

We would like to invite you to a discussion on 'Digital Services in the Cloud' at The Antelope on Tuesday 26th March at 6.30pm.

The speakers will include IBM's Graham Biggart (C1 1972-76), Reality Check's John Van Eeghen (SU 1992-97) and David Van Eeghen (SU 1994-99), Group Co-Heads: Microsoft’s Mark Tidmarsh (B3 1983-87) and Fifty’Ten’s James Spender (C2 1987-92). They will share success stories regarding Cloud Enabled Business. In spite of the imminent withdrawal from the European Union we will aim to avoid discussing Brexit except in Q&A about preparations required to avoid impacts to digital services.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to meet, network and socialise with others with an interest in or working within the digital profession. The evening will run from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and the cost of the event will be £15.

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking here to register and pay online.

We very much want this event to be interactive and we would like to give you the opportunity to share your own experiences of digital services in the cloud. If you have something you would like to share, please email us or if you are an OM join the group discussion on MCGlobalConnect. If you cannot make it in person to this event and would be interested in a virtual session later in the summer term please let us know!

For further information please contact Development Assistant Billie Gilfillan by email or on 01672 892383.

Summer Drinks 2019

By kind permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Marlburian Club invites you and your guest to attend the OM Summer Drinks party on Wednesday 22nd May.

Drinks and canapés will be served in the elegant surroundings of Lambeth Palace from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. There will also be an opportunity to attend evensong at 5.30pm.

Join us for a relaxed evening reception and hear all about the latest news and plans for the Club, as well as catching up with old friends and getting to know other Old Marlburians.

The cost of the event is £30 or £20 for OMs under 30. If you would like to attend, please book through the Event page.

Please pass this invitation on to any OMs who you think may be interested, as we do not always have everyone's most recent contact information. You might also like to consider putting together a group of your contemporaries for the occasion. It is now much easier to find and directly contact long-lost school friends by signing up to MC Global Connect.

If you have any questions, please contact Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill by email or on 01672 892382.

Henry Dover (B1 1995-2000) obtains Emirates Airline captainship

Henry Dover (B1 1995-2000) has become a Captain with Emirates Airline.

After Marlborough Henry went on to study aviation in South Africa. He then worked as a First Officer with Royal Air Maroc living in Casablanca. He then went to Air Baltic in Riga for several years before moving to Dubai to fly for Emirates. Henry has just qualified as a Captain on the Boeing 777 with a world wide route structure.

If you’re an OM, and you’re on an Emirates 777 listen for Captain Dover’s name, if it’s Henry, do send him a note so he can pop to the cabin to say hello to a fellow OM.

Schools Cup run comes to an end for XV

Marlborough’s excellent run in the Schools Cup came to an end with a spirited semi-final defeat against an excellent Whitgift side on Saturday 9th March.

Will Cook, Arthur Hardwick and Luke Clarke all scored tries in a 57-15 reverse in front of a large crowd at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens.

The result signalled the end of a stunning run in the competition that saw Marlborough reach the final four in the country on a highly-competitive Schools Cup circuit.

The journey to Allianz Park included a 38-3 win against Downside, a 19-10 win at Dean Close in the last 16 before a 19-10 quarter-final win at Seaford College.

The game was broadcast live on the RFU website, and is available to view here (starts 6hrs in).

Here, Head of Rugby, Terry Gilmour, looks back on a memorable day that saw the XV compete in the Schools Cup semi-finals.

Thanks to the large number of OMs there in support, joining parents, pupils and beaks at Allianz Park.

Drinks at the Hong Kong Club

IF you are in Hong Kong or near-by, don't forget that we are holding informal drinks at the Hong Kong Club on Tuesday 12th March between 6pm and 8pm.

If you'd like to go or want to know any more, email

Lauren Child (B1 1982-84) interviewed for World Book Day

AS part of World Book Day, Children's Laureate Lauren Child (B1 1982-84) tells BBC Newsround how she comes up with her stories.

You can see the interview here.

Morshead helps The Cricketer to National Award

THE work of Sam Morshead (LI 2000-05), Digital Editor at the Cricketer, has helped The Cricketer win the Outstanding Online Coverage of Domestic Cricket award in the ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards.

The prize, which has been claimed by BBC Online and ESPNcricinfo in recent years, reflects both The Cricketer’s commitment to the county game and its substantial digital growth in 2018.

Since launching a new website in February 2018, visitor numbers to have increased by around 300 per cent, with county cricket a major factor.

Morshead, formerly of the Swindon Advertiser and the Daily Mail, was praised for his work following the awards.

Cricket Publishing Ltd chief executive Guy Evans-Tipping said: “The Cricketer Magazine has been publishing the world’s best cricket magazine for 98 years. In the last 12 months, we have turned our attention to producing the same level of excellence in our online offering. This awards is a testament to that hard work led by our excellent digital editor Sam Morshead.”

OMs on Backlisted podcast.

BRUCE Chatwin (B2 1952-58) is now the 3rd OM to be featured on Backlisted, one of the most popular book podcasts, after Louis MacNeice (C3 1921-26) and Adam Thorpe (C2 1970-75).

Listen to the discussion of Chatwin’s final novel, Utz, here.

Advertise your vacancies on MC Global

DON'T forget that if you have vacancies and career opportunities at your business or place of work you can post the details, for free, on MC Global Connect, the networking platform for OMs.

Sign up here.

Vacancy: Graduate Assistant, Sport

IF you have a passion for sport, and are keen to experience life working at a busy co-education boarding school then becoming a Graduate Assistant at Marlborough College could be for you. 

The current vacancy is for someone whose first sport is netball, lacrosse, hockey or rugby.  An ability to also assist with the coaching of other sports is an advantage.  As well as coaching sport in the afternoon and on matchdays, you will be a key member of the Physical Education Department, and will take a leading role in some aspects of lessons.

Click here for more information.

Harry Keville (TU 2009-14) runs ultramaraton

HARRY Keville (TU 2009-14), as part of a team of six officer cadets at Sandhurst, will be running an ultra marathon from Sandhurst to Southampton Hospital to raise money for Robbie's Rehab.

OCdt Harry Keville lost his brother Robbie, aged 10, to a brain tumour in 2016. The brothers - and sister Lara - had already lost their mother, Kate, to cancer 4 years previously.

Robbie’s Rehab is a new and unique service for children with brain tumours. While treatment has come a long way in terms of saving lives, this group of patients are often left with lasting damage to the central nervous system which requires ongoing rehabilitation. Although the NHS provides rehabilitation for the most seriously ill children who qualify for an inpatient stay after neurosurgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, there has been no budget for it to continue once they return home. Robbie’s Rehab now fills that gap and provides a complete specialised rehabilitation service for the children on an at-home and day care service. Accepting children from 12 hospitals in the South, the service is 100% funded by the children’s charity ‘robbiesrally’.

The marathon takes place on the 29th March. For more information, please visit or visit their Instagram page. To donate please visit:

Ed Perkins (TU 1999-2004) Oscar nomination

The documentary, Black Sheep, directed by Ed Perkins (TU 1999-2004) was nominated for an Oscar award in the documentary short subject category.

Though the documentary did not win, we offer our huge congratulations on this incredible achievement and hope to see some photos of him at the ceremony soon. Black Sheep is the story of a young black man’s struggle to come to terms with his race identity. It won Best Short Documentary at the international Sheffield Doc/Fest in June last year.

Support the XV at Saracens - Saturday 9th March

Marlborough College will face Whitgift School in the England Rugby U18 Schools Cup semi-final on Saturday 9th March (5pm) at Allianz Park with all support welcomed on the day.

There is no charge for general ground entry with tickets free and open to the public.

The game will kick-off at 5pm and will be played at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens.

For more information please click here, or to watch a video preview with Head of Rugby at Marlborough, Terry Gilmour, click here.

Summer Reunions Ahead...

THIS summer three Marlburian Club year-group reunions are taking place.

There are reunions in Marlborough and London. Keep an eye on the events page for further information soon, including ticket details and booking information.

Class of 1989, 30-year reunion
Thursday 9th May, London

Class of 1994, 25-year reunion
Saturday 8th June, Marlborough College

Class of 1967, 68, 69, 70 and 71 , 50-year reunion
Saturday 15th June, Marlborough College

If you are in any of these years and have photographs from your time at Marlborough that you’d like to share, please send them to

Events in Hong Kong and Singapore

PARENTS, past parents and OMs are warmly invited to attend events in Hong Kong and Singapore next month.

There will be a Cocktail Reception – hosted by Hock Chua (B1 1978-82) – at The Hong Kong Club on Tuesday 12th March.

The Master will also be in attendance at a Cocktail Reception, hosted by HY Lau (C2 1970-75), at The British High Commissioner’s Residence, Eden Hall in Singapore on Thursday 14th March with OMs welcome.

Director of Development, Jan Perrins, will also be in attendance and if OMs and/or parents would like to attend these events or for further information, please RSVP via email

Guests on top form at Healthcare Event

THANK you to the 49 OMs and Parents who registered for the Healthcare event at the impressive Medical Society of London on Monday 18th February.

Our special guests, Hugh Pym (C1 1973-77) and Sir Christopher Edwards (LI 1955-60) were on top form as they discussed their diverse careers and experiences within the healthcare sector.

Nothing was off the table for discussion, from Am-dram productions of A Midsummer Night’s dream to how we could save the NHS overnight.

More event images are available at

Summer 2019 - Course Information

For an enriching week of learning experiences and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, sign-up for Marlborough College Summer School.

From 14 July to 10 August 2019, Marlborough College Summer School will once again host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you wish to learn a new skill or spend time enhancing an existing one, there’s a course that’s just perfect for you.

Established in 1974, Summer School offers courses in the creative arts, history, science, body and mind, life skills, sport and country pursuits. The eclectic programme is refreshed annually, and this year is no exception, with traditional favourites running alongside a wide range of inspiring new titles encompassing everything from Foraging to Flamenco, Mozart to Mindfulness, Politics to Printing, Railways to Ruskin and Cosmology to Codebreaking. You can even learn about Aztec Healing!

While there are over 370 fascinating courses for adults, the comprehensive programme for young people is a winning formula packed full of inspirational activities. Junior Troopers (3-6 years) and Children’s Activities (6-9 years) adopt the multi-activity approach and feature art and crafts, music, sports and outdoor adventures. Meanwhile, older children and teenagers can choose a morning and afternoon course that they continue all week. Just some of the diverse courses available to young people this summer include Mountain Biking, Yoga, Taiko Drumming, Badminton, Crochet Monsters, West End Dance, Graffiti Art and even a Spy Agency!

For students that wish to make the most of their time at Summer School, booking a stay in one of the College boarding houses comes thoroughly recommended. As a resident, you can not only indulge in the excellent cuisine and leisure facilities, but a wealth of fascinating lectures, recitals and entertainment. The 2019 programme features evenings with Clare Balding and the Reverend Richard Coles, outdoor family theatre from Illyria and music from The Counterfeit Stones, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Magic of Motown and much, much more.

For further information and to request a brochure, call the Summer School team on 01672 892388 or visit

An Evening with Robert Watts (C1 1952-56)

ON Wednesday 13th February, we were delighted to welcome back Robert Watts (C1 1952-56) and to hear all about his life and career in the film industry.

It was a fascinating insight into his experiences on the sets of Star Wars and Indiana Jones amongst many others. A huge thanks also goes to David Whiteley, BBC Journalist, who previously made the documentary The Galaxy Britain Built with Robert Watts. 

You can see a full gallery of images on our Facebook page.

On The Shelves - Flush, Illustrated by Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-2003)

KATYULI Lloyd (MO 1998-2003) returned to College to speak to pupils at both the Hundreds Career Speed dating event on the 31st Jan and last week, as part of Visual Arts week, about her path to becoming an illustrator and how she developed her style of illustration.

You can read a review by Nicole Egorova (EL L6) here.

Her most recent publication, Flush, has been recommended as the read of the month in the February issue of the Oldie. Flush is the biography of Elizabeth Barret Browning’s spaniel and is richly illustrated by Katyuli with 30 full colour and black and white illustrations, which have been shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards. Flush is available in all major bookshops in the UK and more about Katyuli’s work can be found on her website.

Anthony Inglis (C3 1966-69) moves to the London Concert Orchestra

ANTHONY Inglis (C3 1966-69, nee Howard-Williams) who is credited with being one of the most frequent performers at The Royal Albert Hall has, after 25 years, left the National Symphony Orchestra and is now The Music Director of the London Concert Orchestra who continue to give regular performances in all the major London concert halls. He is still the Music Supervisor of Phantom of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in The Haymarket, a show he first conducted 3 months after it opened in 1986, and is also the Music Director for the mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins with whom he tours the world. His website is

OMs Inspire at Careers Speed Dating

MANY thanks to the following OMs who gave up their time to inspire the next generation at the Careers Speed dating event at the College last week:

Ben Cooper (TU 1995-2000) – Investment Strategist, Hugo Bailey (SU 2002-07) – Online business start-ups, Tom Geddes (TU 2004-09) – Doctor, Holly Scott-Donaldson (MO 1989-91) – Digital Marketing, Philip Mostyn (CO 1992-96) – General Management, Oliver Randall (PR 1993-98) – Project Management, Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) – Artist, Tom Durant-Pritchard (TU 2001-06) – Actor, Polly Rathbone-Ward (EL/NC 1989-93) – Human Resources, Quentin Hicks (C2 1995-2000) – International Company Expansion, Rory Shaw (BH 1995-2000) – TV/Film Industry, Catherine Brumwell (NC 1991-96) – Publishing and Caroline Rowland (MO 1992-96) – Business Psychology.

Cameron Heyring (C1 Hu) found the event inspiring,

"I found the ‘Career Speed Dating’ event an eye-opening experience. I think the fact that we were able to compare ourselves to the OM speakers was stimulating, as we are currently undergoing the same trials and tribulations they experienced. The dynamic pace of speed dating meant that any questions we wished to ask were straight to the point, and this meant no information or time was wasted.

We found out what it’s really like post-university, and in ‘the real world’ beyond. The advice we were given about what potential careers await us was both interesting and inspiring, as we discovered the ins and outs of working life. Some of the advice we were given gave us the opportunity to see a subject we could study at school turned into a potential job, and this was captivating and potentially career changing. I have since changed one of my A-level options which I think will benefit me in the long run.

Overall this was a very positive experience, giving me and my peers a new outlook on life and the possible careers in our futures. We were told, ‘Do what you love in life’, and I believe that this was a much-needed reminder that in life if you love what you do then you will do well."

There is a gallery of images on MC Global Connect.

David Watts (PR 1942-46)

WE were delighted to welcome back to Marlborough David Watts (PR 1942-46) on the occasion of his 90th Birthday. 

A short tour of Court, Chapel, the Memorial Hall and Preshute bought many memories flooding back of his time here during the War Years, including sharing the College with the City of London School, walking down from Preshute, JTC parade and the American Soldiers based on the Common being a good source of chewing gum and illicit cigarettes. An enduring memory was keeping the boilers at Preshute stoked – due to a shortage of staff during the war a team of boys was tasked to do this.

Hugh Pym in Conversation with Sir Christopher Edwards

The Marlburian Club is very pleased to invite you to an evening in conversation with Professor Sir Christopher Edwards (LI 1955-60) and Hugh Pym (C1 1973-77) at the Medical Society of London on Monday 18th February 2019.

This event is an excellent opportunity to hear about the lives and careers of two OMs at the top of their professions. Sir Christopher was knighted in 2008 for his services to higher education and medical science and Hugh Pym has enjoyed a successful career in journalism and is the current Health Editor for the BBC.

The evening will run from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and the cost of the event will be £20, or £10 for OMs under 30. If you would like to attend, please click here to register and pay online. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To assist with networking we will be displaying career information on badges for this event. Please ensure that you enter your correct business information when completing your registration form.

For further information please contact Development Assistant Billie Gilfillan by email or on 01672 892383.

OMs take part in Everest in the Alps

In just over a month, two OM’s Alex Lewis (SU 1981-86) and Dominic Del Mar (LI 1986-91) will take part in a significant physical challenge aimed at raising funds and awareness of children living with brain tumours.

They are part of competing teams Team BlackLine and Team Sagarmatha have entered an event called Everest in the Alps. They will be climbing uphill the height of Mount Everest on ski-touring skis (using skins and ice crampons for grip) to reach 8,848 vertical metres (5.5 miles) over 4 days in the Alps with the aim of raising the equivalent of a mountain of cash for The Brain Tumour Charity.

It has taken some effort to train for this event – it is 4 days of solid 11-12 hours climbing per day, staying in mountain huts at altitude along the route. We anticipate burning 10,000 calories per day (the equivalent in calorie burn as running 3 back-to-back marathons per day).

Alex told the Club, “The concept of Everest in the Alps is an inspiring one. We all have an ’Everest to climb’. Why people take on challenges will vary, however, we share one thing in common; we want to make a difference….. Brain tumours are the single biggest cancer killer of children, globally there are 26,000 kids with paediatric brain tumours. There is no cure. Yet just an estimated 2% of cancer research funding goes into this area and very little is known about the causes. We hope to change this. Sponsorship money raised by the teams taking part in ‘Everest in the Alps’ will be specifically used to finance research and new treatments for paediatric brain tumours, accounting for almost 50% of this type of tumour.

“I appreciate there are a huge number of causes to support each year, but if you are able to sponsor me in my lunacy please take a look at the information below and follow the links:

“For our Just Giving page please click here Team BlackLine or Team Sagamatha and here is a link to a short video intro of the event.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this.”

Jedi Master Robert Watts (C1 1952-56) in Conversation

We are very excited to be able to welcome OM and film producer Robert Watts back to Marlborough College on Wednesday 13th February at 7.30pm where he will be in conversation with BBC Journalist David Whiteley about his time at Marlborough and his life in the film industry, in the newly refurbished Memorial Hall.

During the course of his long and distinguished career Robert has played a key role in the making of seven of the top 100 highest-grossing films of all time; Thunderball; the first Star Wars Trilogy and the Indiana Jones films, as well as other films; 2001 A Space Odessey; Papillion, Meetings With Remarkable Men and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  Robert has worked with a variety of distinguished directors including John Schlesinger; Ken Russell, Stanley Kubrick; Peter Book; George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. He is an accomplished public speaker and is in regular demand by British and International TV film companies for interviews and documentaries, as well as making appearances at Star Wars and Indiana Jones conventions. His talk will be accompanied by slides and film clips from the productions he has worked on.

Admission is free for this event but places are limited so please click here to book your place. Guests are most welcome to attend.

If you have any questions please email Development Assistant, Billie Gilfillan or call  +44 (0)1672 892383.

Jamie Gibson (C2 2004-09) wins RPA Personal Development Award

Northampton Saints flanker Jamie Gibson (C2 2004-09) has been named the winner of the first RPA Personal Development Award of the 2018/19 season. The award was created to celebrate the proactivity and off-field achievements of RPA members.

The powerful forward who has made more than 100 appearances for the East Midlands club since moving from Leicester Tigers in 2015/16, has been rewarded for his success off the pitch, launching an online cooking blog and co-founding two separate businesses with his wife, Lizzie.

You can read more about him and the award here.

David Rawlings (Woodwork Teacher CR 1975-98)

Many OMs, one who flew over from Switzerland, came to give thanks for the life of David Rawlings (Woodwork Teacher CR 1975-98). They all expressed very fond memories of ‘the sanctuary’ that was his workshop and for the chats with cups of tea, M&Ms and Jazz playing in the background.

From left to right:
Toby Eyre (C2 1996-2001), Ian Miller (B3 1987-92), Jonny Gee (CO 1985-90), Alice Wales (née Wrangham) (CO 1991-93), David Montgomery (B3 1987-93), Richard Bruges (B1 1977-82), Ed Stancliffe (C1 1988-93), Maria Steven (NC 1991-94), Charles Watkinson (LI 1977-82)

Also attending:
Tom Maurice (TU 1988-93) , Ed Plunkett (SU 1986-88), Jane Green (B3 1982-84), Catherine Brumwell (NC 1991-96) , Martin Evans (CR 1968-2018), Dr Terry Rogers (CR 1964-2014), Colin Fraser (CR 1984-2011), The Revd Douglas Dales (CR 1984-2012), Dr Land (CR 1973-98), Dr Brian Wallace (CR 1969-97)

Charity golf tournament

As part of his EPQ, Charlie Purves (B1 L6) has created his own pop-up golf course and is planning a fundraising tournament. They currently have room for one more group of 4-6 people and we thought we would try to get a round of OMs together. Most of the details are above but please do get in touch if you would like to know more.

If you would like to support Charlie but don't live near enough to make it on the day, the purpose of the day is to raise money for 40tude which is carrying out research on cancer and it would be fabulous if you could make a donation. You can donate here.

Details for David Rawlings funeral

AFTER the funeral for David Rawlings (CR 1975-98) at North Wiltshire Crematorium, there will be drinks at the Marlborough Bowls Club (Recreation Ground, Salisbury Rd, Marlborough,SN8 4BE).

Please do let us know if you plan to go as we would like to let the family have an idea of numbers.

OMs celebrate Oxbridge offers

CONGRATULATIONS to the six Old Marlburians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities; the pupils, listed below, should be truly proud of their achievements.

Scarlett Atkinson (NC 2013-18) 
History of Art - Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Abbey Fawcett (CO 2016-18)
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences - St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Francesca Hamilton (MO 2013-18)
Music - Worcester College, Oxford

Tara Pusinelli (MM 2013-18)
Biomedical Sciences - Magdalen College, Oxford

Luke Smith (CO 2013-18)
Music - New College, Oxford

Emily Symington (MM 2013-18)
History of Art - Queens' College, Cambridge

Nine current Marlborough College pupils who have received offers. Click here for the full story.

Take a trip down memory lane with photos from the 1950s

John Tarrant (B2 1951-56) has sent in an amazing collection of photos from his time at the College.

The full collection of nearly 60 photos is on MC Global Connect. Do pop over and take a look.

Girls’ Hockey XI enjoy National Success

More exciting news from College sport as The Girls’ Hockey XI have made College history by securing a place in the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time.

They were 2-1 winners in an outstanding game of hockey at Malvern College on Thursday afternoon, with two goals from India Shakespeare.

Master in Charge of Hockey, Mark Ramage, was delighted with the result which came against a resolute Malvern side.

“It was a fantastic result and the girls were keen to make their mark and they knew what was at stake going into the game with history to be made.

“Malvern had a number of current internationals in their side and we know they would be strong, but all credit to the girls who stepped up and performed extremely well. Our captain, India Shakespeare, scored twice and there were a number of really positive performances across the board,” said Ramage.

“We now await the draw for the quarter-finals and we will look forward to that fixture when it comes around, as well as the busy fixture programme already in place.”

The result adds to a week of sporting success for Marlborough, with the rugby XV securing their place in the national Schools Cup semi-finals after a 19-10 win at Seaford College on Wednesday.

Dr Felicity Hill (MO 2001-06)

DR Felicity Hill was, until recently, a Research Fellow in Medieval History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and has just moved to St Andrews to start a lectureship there.

Her main focus is excommunication in thirteenth century England. There is a great interview with her in this publication (scroll down to page 52).

On The Shelves - The Child's World (Third Edition)

DR Dendy Platt's (CO 1966-71) co-edited book, The Child's World Third Edition, has now been published.

The book draws on his experience in practice, research and teaching on the assessment of children in need and their families. This new edition was comprehensively re-written, updated and extended, and will be of interest to a wide range of professionals working with vulnerable children, including social workers, health visitors, family support workers, teachers with pastoral care responsibilities etc. For details, please click here.

Rugby XV set for Seaford

CONGRATULATIONS to the Marlborough College Rugby XV who have made it through to the quarter finals of the National Schools cup.

They play Seaford School (away) this afternoon at 2.15pm. Do go and support them if you are in the area.

You can read more about their journey to the last eight here.

Communications Networking Event 2019 - photos

ANOTHER hugely successful business networking event was held last week. Hosted by the Communications Professional Group, Jeremy Cohen (B2 1986-90) spoke about “Finding Growth in a Disrupted World”.

Comments we received after event included:

“Thank you so much for organising a fantastic event yesterday evening. It was brilliant to hear Jeremy's fascinating insight into retail and, as someone working in the industry, I found it particularly relevant. It was also great to meet other OMs and as you say, keep the experience of being a Marlburian for life.”

“Thanks so much for running a great event last night! I look forward to the Healthcare one. … It was good to debate some of the really important issues in our zeitgeist!”

Photos of the evening can be seen here.

David Rawlings (CR 1975-98)

DAVID Rawlings (CR 1975-98), woodwork instructor, died 11 January aged 85 after a short illness.

The funeral is on Tuesday 29 January 11am at North Wiltshire Crematorium.

South Africa Dinner February 2019

We are delighted to invite you to the OM South African Dinner, to be held on Friday 1st February.

The event will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the award winning Jonkershuis Restaurant. Proceedings will start at 6.30pm with a drinks reception in the courtyard overlooking the breathtaking scenery of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Our host and Club President, Paul Orchard-Lisle, has very generously offered to pay for the wines for the evening.

All the details are on our events page.

OMs from 1986 meet up.

Jonathan Cheng (B2 1982-86) recently met up with Doug Wong (C3 1981-86) and Matt Broadbent (B1 1981-86) for a lovely nostalgic dinner.

We do love to hear about OMs meeting up with each other so please do send in any photos. Don’t forget you can always get in touch with your fellow classmates on MC Global Connect.

Communications Networking Event 2019

Tonight sees our first event of the year, a discussion hosted by the Communications Networking group - 'Finding Growth in a Disrupted World' led by Jeremy Cohen, CEO for Retail, Sales and Shopper at Kantar Consulting. He will be looking at the future trends of consumption and shopping and how to find growth in today's disruptive landscape.

This event will be of interest to Marlburians working in business, sales or retail industries, as well as entrepreneurs and finance professionals looking to meet Marlburians working in Sales, Marketing, PR, Recruitment and HR.

The event will start at 7pm sharp and will run until 9pm and the cost of the evening is £15. Doors will open at 6.30pm for guests to arrive.

If you would like to attend, please book here.

The Year Ahead...

Looking ahead to 2019. As always we have a full programme of events 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 trends of consumption and shopping and how to find growth in today's disruptive landscape. Find out more and book here.

South African Dinner
Friday 1st February – Cape Town
All OMs are welcome to attend this dinner, hosted by Marlburian Club President, Paul Orchard-Lisle CBE TD DL FRICS at the Jonkershuis Constantia Eatery in beautiful surroundings of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Find out more and book here.

Healthcare Networking Event
Monday 18th February – British Medical Society
All OMs currently working in healthcare or with an interest in the field are welcome to attend this inaugural networking event. Professor Sir Christopher Edwards (LI 1955-60) has kindly agreed to be our guest speaker for this event. Sir Christopher was knighted in 2008 for his services to higher education and medical science. Find out more and book here.

Hong Kong Cocktail Reception
Tuesday 12th March 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The Hong Kong Club.
With guest of honour, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Master of Marlborough College.

Singapore Drinks Reception
Thursday 14th March 2019, 6.30pm - 9.30pm. The British High Commissioner's Residence, Eden Hall.
With guest of honour, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Master of Marlborough College.

OM Summer Drinks Reception
Wednesday 22nd May, Lambeth Palace
We are delighted that we are able to hold this at Lambeth Palace. There will be an opportunity for those who wish to, to attend evensong prior to the drinks.

Prize Day
Saturday 25th May
We will be running a programme of OM Sports including Lacrosse and Hockey. Please do get the date in your diary and email the club if you are interested in playing

Professional Groups
There will be further professional networking events in 2019 to include Arts and Media, Women’s Network, Entrepreneurs and HM Forces.

If you are interested in attending any of these events, please contact the Club Office.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year from all at the Marlburian Club!

Looking back on 2018!

WHAT an amazing year it 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 England Lacrosse squad for the 2019 Women’s California Challenge Tour. Simon Arnold (B1 1971-76) has recently completed an incredible musical challenge to play every musical instrument at the National Trust’s historic properties within the South West, to raise money to restore some of the most impressive musical instruments in the National Trust’s collection. On 21st July 2018, Jake Meyer (C3 1997-2000) became only the 10th Briton ever to reach the summit of K2! After previous attempts in 2005 and 2016, it was third time lucky for Jake and his team. Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94), International Director of Wine at Christie’s, was made a Master of Wine, one of 380 in the world. Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) was awarded gold in the New York Festivals International Radio Programme Awards. Harry Lloyd (SU 2004-09) has released his single Monkeys in My Head with his band Waiting for Smith.

We held reunions for 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2013 leavers and professional group events for Digital, Property, Law and Business, Banking and Finance. May saw the celebratory Marlburian Club Dinner in the magnificent surroundings of Hampton Court Palace to mark the 175th anniversary of the College and the 50th year of girls at the school. The College celebrated the anniversary by inviting OMs to the Commemoration day, also in May It was a day packed with sporting events and a celebration of the outgoing Master, Jonathon Leigh (Master 2012-18). Club Day followed in November with a special focus on WW1 remembrance. We saw the year out with our wonderful annual Carols service.

Books were published by Peter Martell (LI 1992-97), Simon Henley (CO 1981-85), Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92), Henry Disney (B1 1952-57), Frank Tennant (CO 1949-54), Brian Rice (C3 1966-71), John Kiszely (B2 1962-66), Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91), Doug Ronald (B2 1964-68) and Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84).

We also launched MC Global Connect, the networking platform for OMs. It’s a fantastic platform for reconnecting with OMs and for both looking for and offering career help and guidance. Do sign up and join all relevant professional, sporting, regional and year groups. If there’s not a group for your year already, do set one up and reminisce with all your old photos and memories.

Don't forget to keep us up to date with all that you are doing. We love to hear your stories and achievements!

A very Merry Christmas from all at the Marlburian Club!

Dr Jo Iddon (SU 1987-89)

DR Jo Iddon, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist, with a special interest in brains and minds, brain injury & dementia was recently interviewed on BBC breakfast about keeping your brain active and in peak condition.

You can see the interview here.

The Peter Foston Picture Gallery

TWO years ago Peter Foston (CO 1942-45) was asked by the tutors responsible for the college museum at the Britannia Royal Navy College, Dartmouth, to make paintings of all the ships that had been used for junior officer training. Sixty in total!

He has just learned that they had converted the college’s large IT room into a picture gallery and have named it “The Peter Foston Picture Gallery”.

OM Carols 2018 - Photos

OVER 300 Club Members and friends gathered at Chelsea Old Church for this year’s Marlburian Club Carol Service.

We received this lovely message from Amanda Phillips (SU 1971-73), "I am writing to say how very much I enjoyed the OM Carol service on 12th December, and it was a pleasure to share in the atmosphere generated in the church. A delightful and special service, attended by a good crowd. Well worth my trek, and thank you all for organising the event".

The OM Choir sounded fantastic under the gentle guidance of Mark Williams (C3 1976-80), Julia Daniels (B3 1980-83) and organist Tim Ridley (C3 1980-85). Thanks go to Lis Priday (B2 1972-74) for all her organisation of the Choir and for her assistance with the order of service.

A full gallery of images can be seen on MC Global Connect. Please do add your own if you took any!

Peter Martell (LI 1992-97) - First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace

PETER Martell's (LI 1992-97) book First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace, which we shared earlier in the year, was named earlier in December by both The Economist and The Spectator as one of its 'Books of the Year'.

Peter is a reporter based in East Africa, and the book is based on a decade of reporting in South Sudan - including as the BBC correspondent living there during the run up to independence.

To purchase a copy of the book, click here, and use code MARTE918 at checkout and get 25% off.

Communications Networking Event 2019 - 'Finding Growth in a Disrupted World'

FOLLOWING on from the success of last year's inaugural OM Communications Network Event, we warmly invite you to our next event on Wednesday 9th January. This will be held at Kantar Consulting in Bloomsbury, London.

The topic for discussion will be 'Finding Growth in a Disrupted World'.

Jeremy Cohen, CEO for Retail, Sales and Shopper at Kantar Consulting, will be discussing the future trends of consumption and shopping and how to find growth in today's disruptive landscape.


This event will be of interest to Marlburians working in business, sales or retail industries, as well as entrepreneurs and finance professionals looking to meet Marlburians working in Sales, Marketing, PR, Recruitment and HR.


The event will run from 7-9pm and the cost of the evening will be £15.

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking here to register and pay online. There are only a limited number of tickets so we suggest booking early to avoid any disappointment. 

If you know of any OMs who may be interested in this event, please direct them to this page.

For further information please contact Development Assistant Billie Short by email or on 01672 892383. 

With best wishes,

Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90)

Rob Wakely – Celebration of 40 Years at Marlborough

Having joined Marlborough in September 1978, Robert Wakely completed 40 years as Rackets Professional in 2018. A celebration was held on Sunday 2nd December in recognition of his four decades of distinguished service. Between 70 and 80 Old Marlburians, fellow Rackets Professionals and friends from the wider Rackets community were present to mark the occasion and pay tribute to Rob.

The day started with an Exhibition match involving 2005 World Doubles Champions, Ali Robinson (PR 1983-88) and Guy Barker (B3 1983-88) playing against Richard Spender (C2 1989-94) & Charlie McKelvey(BH 2008-13). The Gallery was packed to overflowing to open the day’s celebrations. In this exciting display of top-class Rackets, Rob’s most successful School Pair, Guy and Ali, won the deciding game with Rob, as ever, officiating from the Marker’s Box with his trademark efficiency and authority. It was fitting that Guy and Ali should be there on court to demonstrate, in the most elegant way possible, by the virtuosity of their play, how much they appreciate all that Rob has done since 1978 to foster the game at Marlborough, and his crucial contribution in bringing on the raw talent that he has honed into classy pairs over the last four decades. ‘Barker and Robinson’ are legendary as the only school pair ever, having won the School’s Doubles, to then go on, in Senior Rackets, to win together as a pair the Amateur Doubles, the Open Doubles and the World Doubles.

At the conclusion of the Match, everyone was invited onto court for a photograph, and then the players and guests retired to the Adderley for reception drinks, prior to a splendid luncheon at which Rob spoke eloquently, with his customary passion, about his time at Marlborough, with a special thank you to his wife, Sally. David Watson (C1 1971-76 & Chairman of the T&RA), Guy Barker (B3 1983-88) and Mike Bush(Master i/c Rackets), each spoke about their gratitude for Rob’s commitment and dedication to the School’s Rackets players over his 40 years. A delightful occasion, enjoyed by everyone.

In a career spanning six different Masters in charge and that includes 18 Queen’s Championship titles, recognition for Rob’s service, dedication and passion for the game was encapsulated wonderfully. For many it was an opportunity to, not only celebrate Rob’s career at Marlborough, but also catch up with old friends from the Marlborough Rackets Community. How can we possibly imagine within the last 40 years, how many Rackets Rob has re-strung? How many balls he has covered? How many times he has said “Play”? But it was agreed that one figure that remained constant in that time was the number of incorrect refereeing decisions that he has made – zero!

South Africa Dinner 2019

If you live in South Africa, we are delighted to invite you to the OM South African Dinner, to be held on Friday 1st February.

The event will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the award winning Jonkershuis Restaurant, Groot Constantia. 

All the details are on our events page.

International Recognition for Antonia Hudson (LI 2010-12)

Antonia Hudson (LI 2010-12), Head of Lacrosse at Marlborough College, has been named in the England squad for the 2019 Women’s California Challenge Tour.

You can read more here.

Marlburian Bursaries Collection Christmas Gifts

New ideas for Christmas presents, from candles and cushions to notelets and necklaces, please browse through the Marlburian Bursaries Collection by clicking here.  

Gifts for all generations, from grandparents to grandchildren, useful and fun. Please place your order on line or call Crosby & Lawrence, on 01672 892498 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Delivery is within 7 days.  Last day for Christmas orders is 20th December.

All profits go to supporting those who would not be able to attend Marlborough College without significant help.

A very Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Louise Wythe, Marlburian Collection.

If you left Marlborough College between 5 – 20 years ago, we need your help to inspire current pupils!

If you left Marlborough between 5 and 20 or so years ago, we would love you to come back and chat to the Hundreds about your career to date at our Careers Speed-dating event.

Even if you are only a year or two into work or on a graduate training scheme, the pupils would love to hear about how you got there.

We can promise a lively evening and we’ll even treat you to a curry supper in Common Room afterwards!

We’d love to hear from you, and any of your willing contemporaries, if you would like to come along – early evening on 31st January 2019.
Travel expenses will be paid.

Please email for more information.

Well done to Henry Martin (PR 2011-16)

Congratulations to Henry Martin (PR 2011-16) whose debut varsity match saw The Dark Blues achieve victory for the first time since 2015.

Pico Players Christmas Carol Concert

ROSIE Wintour (MM 1996-2001) and the Pico Players are hoping you will be able to come to the first ever Pico Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday 11th December at 7:30pm in St Gabriel's, Pimlico.

It will be the debut performance of the Pico Singers and the Pico Voices who will be singing alongside the Pico Players. You will be treated to a musical extravaganza of festive tunes and be invited to sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols accompanied by a full symphony orchestra and choir. They also hope you'll also join them for a glass of wine and a mince pie afterwards.

Tickets are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the Pico Players charity (Registered Charity 1163760) to enable them to do more outreach and educational work with the orchestra and choirs in 2019.

Other OMs involved in the Pico players are
•    Ellen Arkwright (MM 2007-12) – singing Once in Royal solo, singing in the Pico Voices & Pico Singers AND playing the trumpet.
•    Joe Arkwright (SU 2010-15) playing trombone.
•    Tom Hooker (LI 2001-06) playing horn, singing in Pico Voices & Pico Singers and has orchestrated all the carols.
•    Will Hooker (LI 2004-09) - playing cello & conducting the Pico Players in A Christmas Festival.
•    John Linnet (LI 2004-09) - singing in the Pico Voices & the Pico Singers.

An Appreciation of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33)

TODAY marks the birthday of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33).

He went on to become Director of the British School in Rome before devoting his life to painting and art collecting. Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, has written a short article in appreciation. You can read the article here.

The photograph above shows Lower Sixth Marlburian Artists in front of one of his paintings, Snow over Rome (1959), on a recent visit.

Photos from the Christmas Drinks

PHOTOS from the Christmas drinks hosted by the Business, Banking and Finance Professional group can be seen here on the Business, Banking and Finance section on MC Global Connect.

Do tag yourself if you are in any of the pictures.

Douglas Rigby (B2 1905-08) Exhibition

THE Knutsford Heritage Centre is currently exhibiting paintings by and family memorabilia of Douglas Rigby (B2 1905-08).

Richard Elsner, Douglas Rigby’s great great nephew, has written an excellent book and made a DVD about him, which features many of the paintings and letters that Douglas sent home to the family. The book tells the story of Douglas Rigby’s early life to his later death in WW1. It also includes his life at Marlborough College including drawings from his school days (such as Rigby’s Latin Exercise 1908).

The book is available to buy at the Heritage Centre and the DVD is played daily on the Centre’s TV monitor, with readings from Douglas Rigby’s letters and early WW1 songs. The exhibition finishes on December 22nd 2018.

If you would be interested in the book but are unable to make it to the Heritage Centre, please email to be put in touch with the author.

Georgina Bowie needs your votes!

Georgina Bowie (EL 1995-2000) is looking to win an opportunity to take part in the Fjallraven Polar expedition next year.

Fjällräven Polar is a 300km-long journey by dogsled through the Arctic wilderness. More than 20 ordinary people, from all around the world, apply to be part of this adventure of a lifetime. They travel from Signaldalen in Norway to Väkkäräjärvi in Sweden, learning from Fjällräven’s team of experts and geared up with Fjällräven’s best winter clothing and equipment. They drive their own dogsleds, take care of their own dogs, prepare all their own food and set up their own camps. All to show that anyone, with the right preparation and equipment, can undertake a winter adventure.

To be in with a chance to be involved, Georgina needs to gain votes. Please do vote for her here. The voting ends on 13th December.

Photos from the OM Law Dinner - 30th October 2018

We had this lovely email from Charles Kendrick (1998-2003) who attended the OM Law dinner at the Oriental Club on 30th October.

"The OM Law dinner was a wonderful evening. A spectacular location with a lovely group of friendly and engaging OMs across many generations spanning up to 50 years providing insights and good company. The after dinner speech from Sir Christopher Clarke was very interesting indeed. More OM events like this please!"

We have added some photos to the Law Group on MC Global Connect. If you attended the event and have any more photos, please do add them to the album.

Christmas Drinks 2018

THE Business, Banking and Finance group are hosting a Christmas drinks event tomorrow night starting at 6.30pm.

You do not have to be in the Business Banking and Finance sector to go to the drinks so if you are in London and would like the chance to meet up with your fellow OMs, please do come along.

Tickets are £15 to cover include drinks and nibbles. You can find out more details and book your tickets here.

Thank you to Jonathan Hickling (CO 1964-68)

The Marlburian Club would like to acknowledge the generosity of Jonathan Hickling (CO 1964-68) who recently purchased a two week work placement at Streathers in a Charity auction with the express intention of donating the placement to an OM. This has been awarded to Clare Livingstone (NC 2006-11) and we look forward to hearing all about how the placement went.

If anyone else is inspired by this, please do register on MC Global Connect where OMs can connect with each other either socially or professionally, offer careers help, join relevant groups including sports, music and regional or just find out about news and events happening for OMs.

OM Memories - Shiela Elliott

MEMORIES of 50 years of girls at Marlborough and Sheila Elliott, Dame in Cotton House

Many thanks to Caroline Christiansen (PR 1975-77) for sending in her wonderful memories of her and her mother's time in Cotton House. You can read her story here.

Ross Jennings (CO 2003-08) pipes his way around the world

Mark McVeigh (CR 1991-2013) and his wife, Lisa, were delighted to welcome Ross Jennings (CO 2003-08) to Denla British School, Bangkok, where Mark is Principal and Lisa is Well-Being Manager.

Ross, aka ‘The First Piper’ is aiming to play his bagpipes in every country of the world. He gave an inspirational talk to the pupils.

Tyrone Howe (CR 1997-99)

Congratulations to Tyrone Howe (CR 1997-99) who has been appointed as the new Headmaster at Shiplake College. Find out more here.

Business, Banking and Finance Christmas Drinks

THE Business, Banking and Finance Christmas Drinks are on Thursday 29th November starting at 6.30pm.

These informal drinks are not restricted to those in this sector. This event will be held at the Antelope Pub in London. You can book your tickets here.

OM Memories - 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.

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.

Shane Elliot (B3 1984-89)

SHANE Elliot (B3 1984-89) is a furniture designer based in Ibiza.

His latest furniture project with design partner Kaelo, a bar table aimed at high-end luxury yachts or luxury events and hospitality or, as he says, for people who already think that they have everything! The design integrates a chamber inside that chills wine or Champagne without creating any moisture to the perfect temperature.

You can find out more about the table and the rest of the collection here.

Alexandra Dowling (TU 2005-07)

ALEXANDRA Dowling (TU 2005-07) is currently starring in Don Carlos.

The Friedrich Schiler play, directed by Gadi Roll, is on in the Rose Thatre in Kingston, London and runs until this Saturday 17th November.

Find out more and book tickets here.

Robert Mackenzie (B3 1934-37) Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for Robert Mackenzie (B3 1934-37), who died on August 5 2018, will be at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, at 2pm on Monday 26th November 2018.

John Dancy's 98th Birthday

On behalf of The Marlburian Club, many happy returns to John Dancy (Master 1961-72) who turns 98 today.

If you would like to send John a birthday wish please email them to and we will pass them on.

Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) - HIX Art Award Winner

WE are extremely happy to announce that Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) has won first prize in the HIX art awards.

Her work, Die List, is a hand written record of the deaths of 33,305 people who have died trying to access Europe and, as part of the award will now be displayed in the window of Coutts bank on the Strand.  You can read more here.

On The Shelves - The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

The new book by Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84), “The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic”, was published in September.

The book, set in “a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting new fantasy adventure” is the second in the Wizard of Once series.

Pointless Celebrities

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79) was a guest on Pointless Celebrities on Saturday.

You can see how well he did here.

Charles Hamilton Sorley (C1 1908-13)

It is Easy to be Dead
, the play based on the works of Charles Hamilton Sorley (C1 1908-13), is to be staged in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Following a sell out run in the West-end, where it was nominated for an Olivier award, the play will be shown from 6th-7th November in Aberdeen and 11th - 13th November in Glasgow.

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?

RIBA House of the Year 2018 - Alasdair Cumming

ALASDAIR Cumming (B2 1976-81) is Co–Founder of FAMILY Architects.

They are finalists for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) UK House of the Year Award. The house, No.37, has already won a RIBA Regional Design Award 2018 and was a finalist in Architects Journal 's Small Project of the Year Award 2018. The winner will be announced on Grand Design’s RIBA House of the Year which will be broadcast on Channel 4 in November.

Prayer: Is Anybody Listening? A Panel Discussion.

ON Friday 23rd November the College will be hosting a panel discussion about how different faiths approach prayer, meditation, and mindfulness.

The panel will include:
Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam – Bishop of Salisbury, President of Marlborough College, author of The Art of Worship: Paintings, Prayers and Readings for Meditation
Imam Monawar Hussein - Muslim tutor at Eton College, founder of The Oxford Foundation using the arts and interfaith dialogue to inspire young people.
Madeleine Bunting - Writer, broadcaster, and former associate editor of The Guardian. Her 2018 five part Essay for BBC Radio 3 was on paying attention, prayer, and ritual in a digital age.
Dr Tony Stoller – Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. Editor of the Quaker magazine Friends’ Quarterly.

The meeting will be chaired by Elinor Goodman – journalist, writer, broadcaster and former political editor of Channel 4 News.

The event starts at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall. Entry is free.

Christmas Drinks 2018 hosted by Business, Banking & Finance Group

THE Marlburian Club Business, Banking & Finance group would like to invite all OMs for Christmas Drinks on Thursday 29th November, 6:30pm.

This informal gathering, to be held at The Antelope (click here for directions), will be an opportunity to meet up with other OMs to network and socialise. Please also consider inviting other OMs that you have not seen at one of these events – it is not restricted to people in this sector and it would be great to see some new faces.

The evening will run from 6.30pm at a cost of £15 per person, to include something to drink and nibbles. The deadline for registering is Thursday 22nd November. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking here to register and pay online or for further information please contact Development Assistant, Billie Short, by email or on 01672 892383.

Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)
OM Business, Banking & Finance Club Secretary

The Memorial Hall Festival 2018

THE Marlborough College Memorial Hall Festival 2018 includes a spectacular line-up of events, lectures and concerts, celebrating the year in which the hall reopened following its £6.5 million refurbishment.

In addition, the Festival brings to a close the College’s four years of commemorative First World War events.

A number of these dates are open with OMs welcome to join staff, pupils and members of the public for this exciting series of events. Click here for details or to register for tickets.

Marlburian Club Law Dinner - Tuesday 30th October

THE Marlburian Club warmly invites you to attend a dinner on Tuesday 30th October at The Oriental Club in London with guest of honour and speaker The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Clarke (B3 1960-65), Lord Justice of Appeal 2013 - 2017. Sir Christopher will be speaking about 'Marlburians and the Law'.

The cost of the evening is £60, or £40 for OMs under 30, to include a three-course dinner and half a bottle of wine per person. The dress code is jacket and tie and tailored trousers for gentlemen or equivalent smart formal dress for ladies.

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking 'book here' to register and pay online before the closing date of Friday 26th October. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information please contact Development Assistant Billie Short by email or on 01672 892383.

Marcus Monier-Williams (PR 1976-80) - Man in the Middle

MARCUS Monier-Williams (PR 1976-80) will once again be the man in the middle for this year’s Club Day rugby match. 

Marcus returned to Marlborough for last year’s contest, where the Malones took on Old Canfordians, and has kindly agreed to officiate this year’s contest. He has been in the Army since leaving Marlborough, as well as spells in consultancy and the education sector.

He combines combine military service with refereeing at County level as a referee for Dorset & Wiltshire. He is also on the Army Senior Referee panel, and has been lucky enough to officiate at both The Stoop and Twickenham as part of the Inter-Services team of officials.   He now lives in Dorset, where his wife runs a specialist centre for children who have problems with mainstream schooling. 

This year the Malones, who beat Old Bryanstonians under lights at Rosslyn Park in September, will be taking on the Old Radleians as part of Club Day on Saturday 10th November.

Click here to register your attendance and for more details.

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Newton Family visit

IT was a great pleasure to welcome to Marlborough members of the family of W G Newton (C1 1899-1904), Marlborough Architect throughout the 1920s and ‘30s on October 15th 2018. 

Newton had four children, Christopher (B1 1940-44), Joanna, Henry (B1 1946-50) and Rosemary – the youngest and sole-surviving. Visiting with Rosemary were her nephew Jeremy Russell, son of Joanna and CAW Russell (B1 1942-45); and niece Helen, daughter of Christopher Newton; along with Helen’s husband Bob Russell. We took a tour around the College, starting at C1 where Newton was a boarder, and thence around the campus to view some of his ‘grand designs’ here. It was lovely to hear of their memories of Marlborough. The Newtons lived for some time at Manningford near Pewsey, during which time Rosemary was a pupil at Marlborough Grammar School. She remembers that the exterior walls of the Science Block were originally unpainted – or fair-faced – and that its metal window frames were green. They were very impressed by the beautiful refurbishment of the Memorial Hall and its immaculate garden, and so very proud of the significant and lasting imprint that their forebear has left at Marlborough.

W G Newton was a creative, intelligent and thoughtful architect. Following his death in 1949, George Turner wrote in an obituary, ‘I believe that Newton’s work at Marlborough will never be unloved: for so much of himself is in it.  It stands, like its originator, good-humoured and serene; courteous, if reserved, to strangers, but most lovable to close friends.’

Newton’s legacy at Marlborough includes:

Memorial Hall, together with its garden and the Chapel steps
The Rose Garden including its Pergola and Gate House
Science Block
Leaf Block
A House Annex
The Observatory
The Armoury
The remodelling of the old stable buildings to create New Court
Marlborough’s first generating station, providing electricity to College and town from 1922

Gráinne Lenehan
College Archivist
October 2018

Elizabeth Eade (MO 1990-93) - HIX Art Award nomination

ELIZABETH Eade (MO 1990-93), Marlborough College art scholar, is currently exhibiting in the Tramshed in Hoxton.

Her work, Die List, has been shortlisted for the Hix art award.  Die liste is a hand written record of the deaths of 33,305 people who have died trying to access Europe. The peoples choice vote would mean that Die Liste would be displayed in the window of Coutts bank on the Strand - allowing 135,000 people a day to see it. You can see the piece and vote for her here. Voting closes on the 21st at 6pm and the awards will be announced on the 25th October.

There will be a further opportunity to see her work in January when the work moves to Coutts on the Strand for two months.

Alex Tart (CO 1987-92)

ALEX Tart Architect’s Dunollie Road project in Camden has been recently featured by The Times as the front cover photo for their Bricks & Mortar magazine.

The project was selected in relation to the feature article investigating contemporary approaches to open plan living.

You can read more here.

Leonora Bamford (MO 1995-99)

LEONORA Bamford (MO 1995-99) was featured in an interview with her husband George in The Sunday Times.

You can read the article here.

Vacancy for Exam Question Writer at Moxam's

ALISDAIR Wade's (TU 1989-94) company Moxams has a vacancy which they would like to offer to OMs.

The company creates "Intelligent Practice tools and experiences to help those preparing for selective senior school entry assessments at 11+ and 13+ entry" and the role is for Exam Question Writer. Further details can be seen here.

OM Women's Hockey on Club Day - 10th November 2018

THERE will be an OM women's hockey match on Club Day (opposition to be confirmed).

If you would be interested in playing, please do get in touch by emailing

HRH Princess Eugenie of York (MM 2003-08)

CONGRATULATIONS to HRH Princess Eugenie of York (MM 2003-08) on her on her marriage to Jack Brooksbank today.

We send her our very best wishes for a wonderful day.

Property Group Networking Event photos

A gallery of images from the Property Professional Group networking event can be seen here.

A full review of the evening will follow.

Class of 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 a long overdue catch up at the Jam Tree Pub in Chelsea. Some had travelled from far flung corners of the UK, and in other cases even further afield, including Alan Yiu (C3 1993-98) who had made the journey all the way from Hong Kong. Congratulations to Ed Tryon (C1 1993-98), who managed to recruit 9 out of a year group of 13, making C1 the most well-represented house. A fantastic night ensued, with wine flowing, old stories shared and plenty of reminiscing about Marlborough in the nineties. We look forward to 2023 and the 25-year reunion already.

Mike Bush (TU 1993-98)

A gallery of images can be seen here.

Anthony Thistleton (B1 1980-85)

ANOTHER OM, Anthony Thistleton (B1 1980-85), and his firm, Waugh Thistleton Architects, have been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2018.

The building at Bushey Cemetery reflects the “simplicity of the forms and … the symbolism of burial to the Jewish community”. You can read more about the project here.

They have also been involved in the London Design Festival this year with their project, MultiPly, an installation which was on display at the V&A museum and can now be seen at the New London Architecture Building Centre as part of their London Factory-made housing season. The project will be on display until 21st October. Find out more about how to visit the installation here.

Welcome to MCM 2018 leavers

WE are delighted to welcome the next cohort of leavers from Marlborough College Malaysia to the Marlburian Club.

We enjoyed reading about your Prize Day and Leavers Ball. Please don't forget that, as a member of the Marlburian Club, you are eligible to sign up to the Club networking platform, MC Global Connect, where you will find news about events and other OMs along with photos, mentoring opportunities, sports and professional groups. Do join the MCM Group where you can catch up with each other and share your photos from school and news about your post-MCM life.

Please do also keep in touch by sending us any news you have, whether it be a sporting achievement, a new business venture, a career highlight or a career opportunity that you can offer to other OMs.

Good luck on all your ventures!

Emerald Fennell (NC 1998-2003)

EMERALD Fennell (NC 1998-2003) has several exciting new projects in the pipeline.

She has been chosen to be the new head writer on second series of Killing Eve. You can read more here.

Emerald is also working with Andrew Lloyd-Webber on his next project, a new stage version of Cinderella in which Cinderella has been made into a completely modern, feisty girl. Find out more here.

Simon Arnold (B1 1971-76)

SIMON Arnold (B1 1971-76) has recently completed an incredible musical challenge to play every musical instrument at the National Trust’s historic properties within the South West to raise money to restore some of the most impressive musical instruments in the National Trust’s collection.

The instruments he played included the organ at St Michael’s Mount, Agatha Christie’s piano and the organ given to Lady Acland of Killerton House on her wedding day by her parents in 1806. She was also taught to play on this organ by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the organist at Exeter Cathedral.

“I asked the volunteers and staff to pick a piece from a shortlist of 5 and the visitors to select a tune from a list of 5 each list appropriate to the property. I played Pachelbel's Canon in every property and at least two others that reflected the "spirit of place" of the house. I also wore suitable attire. For example, at Coleton Fishacre, a 1920s house, I wore a loud blazer and cravate and played Begin the Beguine and The Charleston as well as Scott Joplin. Whereas in the chapel at Cotehele, an Elizabethan manor house, I played Air on a G string and Pavane from the Capriol suite by Warlock with my cassock on. However, in the Lutyens designed mock medieval castle at Castle Drogo built for an Edwardian gentleman I played Nimrod by Elgar and Land of Hope and Glory dressed in white tie and tails.

My favourite moment was probably playing and singing Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring at Cotehele although, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor on the 18th century 3 manual organ at St Michael's Mount was one of the highlights. Mind you, getting dressed up as a 16th century musician (after Thomas Tallis) at Buckland Abbey - Drake's house - and playing and singing Jerusalem and Hearts of Oak on a fairly wheezy harmonium in a consecrated catholic chapel  is arguably one of the most unusual combinations for me especially as I am a C of E vicar's son and used to be a layclerk in Peterborough Cathedral choir. The most symbolic was undoubtedly playing Choral Song on Lady Acland's organ at Killerton - a piece composed for her by Samuel Sebastian Wesley to be played on that organ.”

He drove just over 1200 miles in 11 days and has raised just under £1500 in total so far (including JustGiving, collection box donations and raffle ticket sales.

Please do contribute to his JustGiving collection here.

Marlborough LitFest

(© Ben Phillips)

PHILLIP Cayford QC (PR 1965-70) and Hugo Tilney (CR 2013-present) made an appearance at Marlborough Litfest, championing their favourite books in a competition to find the favourite Booker Prize winner.

You can see who won here.

OM Professional Groups

We have had some changes to our Professional Group headships. All our group heads are as follows:

Art, Architecture & Design
Alex Tart (CO 1987-92)

Arts & Media
Susannah Tresilian (NC 1992-97)
Alethea Steven (NC 1994-99)
Andrew Shepherd (LI 1993-98)

Business, Banking & Finance
Imran Tayabali (LI 1989-94)

Currently no head. Contact via the Club

Digital Enterprises (including science and technology)
Mark Tidmarsh (B3 1983-87)
Jim Spender (C2 1987-92)

Craig Stewart (B3 1979-84)
Sean Dempster (CR 1994-2017)

James Meredith (B2 1988-93)

Ali Wade (TU 1989-94)

Greg Wang (CO 1985-90)

HM Forces
Jamie Geddes (TU 2002-07)

Claire Evans (B2 1986-88)

Masonic Lodge
Julian Soper (LI 1979-81)

Simon Arnold (B1 1971-76)
For the OM Choir - Mark Williams (C3 1976-80)

Not for Profit
Mayoor Patel (PR 1973-77)

Public Sector
Sue Bishop (C2 1977-79)

James Gillett (C2 1971-75)

PR, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Alex Northcott (B1 1982-87)
Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90)

Women’s Network
Lara Cowan (MO 1992-97)
Susannah Tresilian (NC 1992-97)
Miriam Foster (TU 2001-03)

If you want to find out more about the groups and what they offer, click here.

If you would like to join any of the Professional Groups, be kept informed of its development and be invited to events, please email the Club Office.

You don’t need to be working within a particular industry to come along to the events or join a group. All are welcome.

If you have any ideas for events or would be able to host or sponsor an event then, again please contact the Club Office.

Tim Triptree (TU 1989-94)

TIM Triptree (TU 1989-94), International Director of Wine at Christie’s, has been made a Master of Wine, one of 380 in the world.

Having started his career in banking, he developed an interest in wine and joined Christie's wine department in 2005 after graduating with an MBA distinction in wine business management. Tim has been a wine judge at the International Wine and Spirit Competition since 2011, a panel judge at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017-2018 and at Bacchus Wine 2018 in Madrid.

You can read more here.

Sir Eric Yarrow (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 full obituary will follow but in the meantime you can read more on The Times website (you will have to sign in to read it).

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday 8th October, at 3 p.m., at St Columbas Church, Kilmacolm. This will be followed by a celebration at Kilmacolm Golf Club.

Simon Henley (CO 1981-85) - Architecture Award

CHADWICK Hall, a building designed by Henley Halebrown, the architecture firm of Simon Henley (CO 1981-85) has been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize.

The building has already won the RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018. The winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize will be announced on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

Class of 2013 - 5 Year reunion


LAST Wednesday, the Class of 2013 met up in London to mark their five year reunion.

You can see the full gallery of images on MC Global Connect.

Malones shine under the lights at Rosslyn

ON Friday 21st September the Malones returned to action with a 36-22 win over Old Bryanstonians.

The game was played at Rosslyn Park under floodlights, with several hundred supporters there to witness what proved to be an entertaining encounter.

Under the guidance of Sam Matanle and Charlie Pascoe, the Malones were also sporting a new kit - made by Oddballs - which will be in action again on Club Day for the visit of Old Radleians.

Click here for an extended gallery of images from Friday's game.

Modern Languages after Marlborough

THREE Old Marlburians returned to Marlborough on Friday 14th September, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further, and all of whom have enjoyed memorable experiences and professional opportunities through their language skills. 

The evening of presentations to the current Upper School modern linguists began with an illustration of how useful and employable their post-GCSE language studies are making them, together with some practical tips on making the most of their Sixth Form studies for exam success.

Tom Hobby (C3 2009-14) is reading French at Manchester and has just returned from his year abroad in Le Mans, where amongst other activities and travels he worked as an English language assistant in a vocational secondary school in one of the most underprivileged districts of the city. His presentation on his year abroad and on the structure of the Manchester course underlined the broad range of cultural and linguistic topics which a language course offers, together with the impressive list of other languages that can be started at University. 

Ed Holroyd Pearce (LI 1995-2000) is co-founder of CRCC Asia, a company with some 40 employees in nine locations around the world. He has used his Chinese which he learned at Marlborough and continued at Cambridge to build the company which offers placements for applicants from the UK and the USA. Particular thanks to Ed for recording his presentation when unable to come to Marlborough on Friday in person. 

Finally, Emily Lusty, wife of Patrick (TU 1985-90), guided us along her language filled career path, via teaching, giving us a mouth-watering flavour of the exciting types of language related gap years and other courses and activities abroad which she provides through The Language Gap, the company which she has founded and now runs.

The evening gave all the Marlburian Upper School modern linguists much food for thought, not least on the amazing opportunities that languages can offer from school and well beyond. Our warm thanks to Tom, Ed and Emily for giving us such an inspiring evening.

Review by Andrew Brown (Head of Modern Languages)

Work Experience Opportunity in Kuala Lumpur

MARINA Teahon (nee Steven NC 1991-94) is looking for volunteer social media and news reporters.

They need people to join the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Communications team in Kuala Lumpur from 1st to 4th October to provide instrumental support in delivering the 2018 World Cancer Congress. You can see all the details here.

OM on Dragon's Den

CECILY Mills (MO 1996-2001) appeared on Dragon's Den on Sunday.

She was pitching for investment in her business Coconuts Naturally, which makes award-winning, organic dairy-free ice cream.

You can see the episode and find out if she won the investment here.

Dancy House Opening Ceremony

DANCY House was officially opened on Sunday 16th September, with former Master John Dancy returning to Marlborough as the guest of honour.

You can read all about it and see the photos here.

50 Years of Girls - A Celebration

MORE than 200 people returned to Marlborough for a wonderful celebration of 50 Years of Girls.

OMs from all eras enjoyed a buffet lunch, fizz, heard John Dancy (CR 1961-72) talk about the background to admitting Girls in 1968 and short speeches from President of the Marlburian Club, Elizabeth Clough (LI 1968-70) and Mark Malloch Brown (C1 1967-71), Chair of Council both pupils in 1968. After lunch some toured Dancy House, which had been officially opened by John Dancy earlier, whilst others took the opportunity to catch up. The day concluded with a Celebration in Chapel led by Jo Bailey Wells (B3 1981-83) Bishop of Dorking where Checkie Hamilton (MO 2013-18), Holly Scott-Donaldson (MO 1989-91) and Nick Cutts (B2 1968-69) shared memories of their time at Marlborough and female members of the OM Choir, led by Julia Daniels (B3 1978-80) sang Ave Maria and Palm 23 (Schubert) beautifully.

As part of the 50 years of Girls celebrations, Olivia Timbs (C1 1970-72), Chair of MCCF,  announced the launch of a new bursary for girls. The MCCF has already awarded a one-off 6th form bursary to a girl who has joined the College this term and Olivia is asking for support for a similar bursary to be awarded in 2020. You can find out more here.”

Martin Evans the unsung hero!

MANY congratulations to Martin Evans (CR 1968-2018) who was nominated and won the 2018 Tatler Schools Unsung Hero Award in recognition of his retirement after 50 years at Marlborough.

The award ceremony was held at The Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and was attended by many of the top independent schools in the country.

Fallowfield retains Harold Radford Rose Bowl

THE 2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl squash tournament was held at College on Saturday 8th September, retained by 
Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) with his third consecutive victory.

Five OMs and five current pupils contested the trophy. The round robin format gave all entrants plenty of squash and Fallowfield had won 13 consecutive games when he beat Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) in the final. Our thanks to Jules Beckett for hosting us and congratulations go to Nick on his third win in a row.

OM players from left to right are Peter Child (CO 1962-66), Charlie Horrell (B2 1976-81),  Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85), Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) and Alasdair Campbell (C1 1978-81).

Sweet William - Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare

MICHAEL Pennington (PR 1957-61) will perform in front of a sold-out Ilkley Playhouse on Saturday 29th September, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

The What's On guide to the festival describes "a brilliant one-man show from RSC actor and English Shakespeare Company founder Michael Pennington. Pennington guides you through Shakespeare’s life and plays, mixing performances of well-known and less familiar speeches with intriguing insights into Shakespeare’s life and work. Applauded worldwide for its warmth, humour and deep knowledge of its subject, the evening perfectly combines Pennington’s performance and textual scholarship."

Malones fixtures confirmed

THE Marlborough Malones have confirmed two fixtures for the coming season, starting with a meeting with Old Bryanstonians at Rosslyn Park on Friday 21st September.

Sam Matanle (C2 2008-13) and Charlie Pascoe (C2 2008-13) now head up the Malones rugby scene and are inviting anyone who played rugby at Marlborough to lace up their boots and get involved.

“With the wind in our sails, Charlie and I have decided to up the ante this season, with a goal of playing three matches. Complaints of travelling distance has inspired us to host a game in London, Friday Night Lights style, at Rosslyn Park against the Old Bryanstonians on Friday 21st September before we take on Old Radleians Serpents on Club Day, Saturday 10th November.”

Friday 21 September, 7.30pm
Marlborough Malones v Old Bryanstonians 
Location: Rosslyn Park, Priory Lane, Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 5JH

Saturday 10th November, 2.30pm
Malones v Old Radleians Serpents – The Silk Cup
Location: Marlborough College as part of Club Day

OMs wishing to play in either of the above fixtures, please get in touch with Sam Matanle via email  or email the Marlburian Club office here with any further questions.

The fixtures at Rosslyn Park will also include the chance to have a beer and a hog roast, hopefully amidst a large OM supporting crowd! 

Harriet Baldwin features on the Today Programme

PRIME Minister Theresa May has just begun a three-day, three-nation trip to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, accompanied by Harriet Baldwin MP (LI 1977-79).

Baldwin has been speaking to the Today Programme about the trip and potential economic opportunities there.

Baldwin was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development in January 2018.

Click here to listen to the interview – which features at 1hr 52m.

Welcome to the (Marlburian) Club!

We hope you have had a good summer and your results were all you hoped they would be. 

As you move on to the next stage of your life, be it University, a gap year or other training do take advantage of what the Marlburian Club has to offer.

What can the Marlburian Club do for you?

•MC Global Connect – networking platform and app to connect you to other OMs
•Access to Professional Groups
•Networking opportunities
•A mentoring programme
•Careers advice
•Work experience opportunities
•Social events; Reunions, Club Day, Dinners & Drinks, Sport, Music, Regional & International
•A dedicated website for OMs
•Club publications

You can discover more about The Marlburian Club via this online booklet.

How to be a part of the Club

The best way to access all that the Club has to offer is to join MC Global Connect the networking tool designed for you to connect directly with other OMs.  You could search for OMs attending your university or in the country where you are travelling, a mentor, work opportunities and advice. You can find other OMs in your area, share photos, join sports groups and much, much more.

The other most important way you can make the most of the club is to make sure we have your up-to-date contact details. You can email us at any time at
We also love to hear your news, whether you’re going on a great adventure, starting a new business, have won an award, published a book or anything else that you are proud of, please do let us know and we will share it on news page and various social media pages.

Five-Year Reunion – the drinks are on us!

In 2023, you will be invited to your five-year reunion, held in London. The invitation will go out by email and on MC Global Connect and this is a reminder that, if you ticked the "no contact by email" box or don't sign up to MC Global Connect, you won't receive the invitation to this event (although you will still be able to hear about it on Facebook and the website).

Onwards and Upwards. Please do keep in touch!

Networking opportunity at Bristol University

SOPHIE Payne (MO 2008-13) is offering a networking opportunity for OMs currently studying at Bristol University.

Sophie now works for the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising; a member body, incorporated by Royal Charter, for the advertising industry with over 300 member agencies across the UK. 

They are hosting an event featuring a plethora of members, in Bristol on Wednesday 26th September with student tickets priced at £18. Also attending will be Richard Shotton, behavioural economics specialist, coming to talk about his new book, ‘The Choice Factory’.  

Please click here for ticket details.

Mike Bush OM and Beak becomes a father

CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Bush (TU 1993-98) and his wife Lesley on the birth of their daughter, Emma.

Emma made an early arrival, by some six weeks, on Sunday 19th August.

50 Years of Girls Celebration

We are very pleased to invite you to the 50 Years of Girls Celebration at Marlborough College on Sunday 16th September 2018.

Don't miss the chance to join us and celebrate this important anniversary back at Marlborough! Click here for more information.

HM Forces Dinner

THE Marlburian Club is holding a dinner for all OMs who are currently serving or have previously served in the armed forces on Saturday 15th September at Marlborough.

This event is being held to mark the launch of the HM Forces professional networking group and the re-opening of the Memorial Hall.    

The cost of the evening is £35 or £25 for OMs under 30, to include a Drinks Reception with Canapés, a Two-Course Dinner and half a bottle of wine per person. There will also be an opportunity to tour the newly refurbished Memorial Hall. Click here for further details.

Class of 2013 - Five-year reunion!

CELEBRATE the fifth anniversary of the class of 2013 by joining us for a reunion evening on Wednesday 20th September in London.

The Marlburian Club invite OMs from the class of 2013 to attend this informal Drinks Reception at The Jam Tree in Chelsea from 6.30pm onwards.

Click here for full information and how to register.

Leila Barton - Private View at Clarendon

THE work of Leila Barton (EL 1989-91) will feature at Private View at Clarendon Fine Art on Thursday 20th September. 

Renowned artist Leila Barton has recently completed a portrait of iconic English fashion designer, Dame Zandra Rhodes. Clarendon is delighted to announce that we will be bringing these two extraordinary women together at the unveiling of the portrait with the artist in attendance and with Zandra Rhodes as our guest of honour.

Leila is famous for her lively contemporary explorations of classic themes, and a highly recognisable style which is characterised by muted backgrounds, a distinctive palette and expressive tonal juxtapositions. She is an established portrait artist of high repute and has an ever growing waiting list for commissions. Her work is in private homes here in the UK and abroad in Europe, US, Canada and Australia.

Andrew Studdert-Kennedy (C3 1972-76) moving on

THE Reverend Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy (C3 1972-76), is moving on after 16 years in Marlborough.

He has been Marlborough's Team Rector for many years and Her Majesty the Queen's Honarary Chaplain since 2017 - but will be relinquishing his post for a new Parish and fresh challenge as Team Rector of Uxbridge at the end of September.

Click here to read the full story in Marlborough News Online.

Rebel and Soul - award winners

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristy Castleton (CO 1994-96), the founder and CEO of events agency Rebel and Soul, who has been presented with a CMO Asia award for Women Leadership Excellence. 

Speaking of the award, Kristy said: “A very big thank you to my amazing team of Rebels for putting up with me and for helping me attempt to lead them!”

Discover more about Rebel and Soul here.

New book by Peter Martell (LI 1992-97)

First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace

By Peter Martell (LI 1992-97), Published by Hurst, £19.99

When South Sudan’s war began, the Beatles were playing their first hits and reaching the moon was an astronaut’s dream. Half a century later, with millions massacred in Africa’s longest war, the continent’s biggest country split in two.

It was an extraordinary, unprecedented experiment. Many have fought, but South Sudan did the impossible, and won. This is the story of an epic fight for freedom. It is also the story of a nightmare. First Raise a Flag details one of the most dramatic failures in the history of international state-building. Three years after independence, South Sudan was lowest ranked in the list of failed states. War returned, worse than ever. Peter Martell has spent over a decade reporting from palaces and battlefields, meeting those who made a country like no other: warlords and spies, missionaries and mercenaries, guerrillas and gunrunners, freedom fighters and war crime fugitives, Hollywood stars and ex-slaves. Under his seasoned foreign correspondent’s gaze, he weaves with passion and colour the lively history of the world’s newest country.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

Redefining Brutalism by Simon Henley (CO 1981-85)

ARCHITECT Simon Henley (CO 1981-85) has published Redefining Brutalism. It looks at the architectural movement of brutalism and challenges preconceived views.

"People associate the term Brutalism with concrete and, in the UK, with the Welfare State – just one thin slice of the Brutalist canon. Brutalism is not a style. It reveals enduring architectural ideas and interests that have emerged at different times and in different places, prompted by social and political ideals and technological conditions. Richly illustrated with unique, high-quality photographs, this book explores Brutalism through the lens of twelve distinct, occasionally competing, definitions, as a living and evolving entity. Redefining Brutalism offers insight into how these buildings were designed and constructed, their underlying social contexts, and how Brutalism triggered various other movements such as High-tech and Postmodernism. This book is a lens through which to see the present as much as the past."

Simon Henley is an architect and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a co-founder of award-winning practice Henley Halebrown and was UK Public Building Architect of the Year in 2011. Simon also wrote The Architecture of Parking and writes for Archdaily.

You can buy it here.

Song by Michelle Jana Chan (TU 1990-92)

MICHELLE Jana Chan (TU 1990-92) has published Song.

Song is just a boy when he sets out from Lishui village in China. Brimming with courage and ambition, he leaves behind his impoverished broken family, hoping he’ll make his fortune and return home. Chasing tales of sugarcane, rubber and gold, Song embarks upon a perilous voyage across the oceans to the British colony of Guiana, but once there he discovers riches are not so easy to come by and he is forced into labouring as an indentured plantation worker. This is only the beginning of Song’s remarkable life, but as he finds himself between places and between peoples, and increasingly aware that the circumstances of birth carry more weight than accomplishments or good deeds, Song fears he may live as an outsider forever. This beautifully written and evocative story spans nearly half a century and half the globe, and though it is set in another century, Song’s story of emigration and the quest for an opportunity to improve his life is timeless.

You can buy the book here.

Charlie Bawden (MM 2010-15)

CHARLIE Bawden (MM 2010-15) was back in familiar surroundings recently as she put in a guest appearance for the Mayor’s Cricket XI.

Bawden, also Durham University Women's Cricket Club captain, played for Mayor Lisa Farrell’s XI in a charity match against Marlborough Cricket Club at Savernake.

The match raised £200 for Fatboy's Charity, which raises funds to purchase Christmas presents for children suffering with cancer and leukaemia.

(Photo: Neil Goodwin)

OM Memories - Jack Thomas (C2 1942-47)

THE Marlburian Club would like to wish Jack Thomas (C2 1942-47) a very happy 90th birthday!

He recently sent us a lovely account of his time at Marlborough. You can read it on the OM Memories page.

Claire Perry: The Industrial Strategy and what does it mean for Businesses

ON Thursday 19th July, the Business, Banking and Finance group was opened up to all OMs and Parents, current and past, for an evening with  MP Claire Perry.

Claire spoke about the government's Industrial Strategy and what it means for businesses. The talk was followed by an packed Q&A session as well as drinks, canapes and a chance to network.

A gallery of images can be seen on MC Global Connect.

Summer School Drinks 2018

We have had two lovely weeks of Summer School drinks now, one full of tennis and football excitement and the other packed with reminiscing and reconnecting.

If you are at Summer School over the next two weeks, please do join us from 6pm to 7pm on Wedenesday 25th July or 1st August for wines and nibbles.

You can see a selection of photos from this week here.

Au Revoir to Martin Evans

THE Marlburian Club says farewell to the legendary Martin Evans who has retired from a long and illustrious career at Marlborough.

In his 50-year career at Marlborough he has been President of the Debating Society, an Officer in the CCF and Officer Commanding the Royal Naval Section, Resident House Tutor, Housemaster in A2 and C1, Prep Schools Liaison Officer, Secretary of the Marlburian Club and founding Editor of the outstanding Club Magazine that shows the breathtaking variety of the walks of life that Marlburians have followed, Food Member of Common Room, President of Common Room, Secretary and President of the Marlborough Dining Club and most recently President of the 1843 Society with a vital role within the College Foundation. The Marlburian Club wish Martin all the best and we love these words from Andrew Brown (CR 1981-), Head of Modern Languages.

Billy Mead (C1 2012-17) wins Cricketing Award


BILLY Mead (C1 2012-17) was invited to Lords on Saturday 26th May 2018 to receive his Recognition of Achievement Award for scoring 126* against the MCC last summer for Marlborough College.

The winners were invited in to the Long Room to watch some of the Test Match against Pakistan prior to tea and then, during tea, were invited on to the pitch to receive the Award from the President of the MCC, The Rt Hon Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth. Congratulations to Billy!

OM Memories - Charles Hope (B1 1954-58)

Charles Hope (B1 1954-58) has taken the time to share with us his memories of his time at the College. It's a wonderful read which you can see on the OM Memories page.

Tom Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) Interviews Donald Trump for The Sun

TOM Newton Dunn (C2 1986-91) has been in the news today having interviewed Donald Trump for The Sun newspaper.

You can hear him talking about it on the BBC iPlayer at 49:02.

Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO 2011-16)

MANY congratulations to Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO 2011-16).

He has been awarded Player of the Season in both his first and second seasons (2016/17 & 2017/18), representing the University of Sheffield Squash Club.

Pontine Paus’s (SU 1989-91) lip balm wins award!

Pontine Paus’s (SU 1989-91) company, Dr Lipp, have announced that their multi-award winning hero product, The Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy Bits won BRONZE at the Free From Skincare Awards 2018 Lip Balm category! The Awards were founded to encourage and reward manufacturers of skincare products that are ‘free from’ many of the allergens, chemicals, additives and fragrances associated with skin sensitivities, allergies, and ethical, environmental and health concerns. The product now has 12 awards in its collection!

LEWIS Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) wins prestigious radio award.

LEWIS Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77) has been awarded gold in the New York Festivals International Radio Program (sic) Awards.

His most recent BBC Radio 2 documentary, "Bing Crosby In 'The Road To Rock 'n' Roll' - From Final Solution To Audio Revolution", won gold in both the 'Biography/Profiles' and the 'Best Writing' categories.

You can see the moment he received the award here (at 13m 14secs).

Read more about the show here.

OMs from 1947 meet up


ON Wednesday 6th June 2018, three OMs (all C3 1942-47) met up for a mini-reunion.

From left to right, John Crathorne, Richard Wright and John Case, all approaching their 90th birthdays!


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 6pm to 7pm.

A traditional gathering, the drinks offer a chance to unwind in the company of fellow OMs, current Development Office staff and Beaks.

Wednesday 11th July, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 18th July, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 25th July, 5.30-6.30pm
Wednesday 1st August, 5.30-6.30pm

Please note the drinks are only for OMs directly involved with Summer School.

There is no charge to attend, but we do ask that you register via email here and let us know which date you would like to attend, so we can have an idea on numbers to expect.

Any questions? Please contact us.

For more information regarding Summer School and the courses available please click here.

Event - Claire Perry: The Industrial Strategy and what does it mean for Businesses

THE Marlburian Club is delighted to welcome MP Claire Perry as our speaker for the Business, Banking & Finance Networking event on Thursday 19th July.

Following her graduation from Brasenose College, Oxford and Harvard Business School, Claire worked for Bank of America, McKinsey and Company, and Credit Suisse before starting her own small business offering online financial advice to women. She was elected Conservative MP for Devizes in 2010 and has held a number of positions in government since, including her current role as Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Claire will talk to us about the government's Industrial Strategy and what this means for businesses. There will also be a Q&A session following the talk.

The event is very kindly being hosted once again by Rathbones. Drinks and canapés and a chance to network with fellow OMs will also be part of the evening The evening will run from 6.30pm - 9.30pm and the cost will be £25 per head, but £15 for those OMs under 30. This event is likely to be heavily subscribed so please do book early to avoid disappointment. 

If you would like to attend, please book by clicking here to register and pay online. If you know any OMs who might be interested please do forward them this email.

For further information please contact Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill, by email or on 01672 892382.

Imram Tayabali (LI 1989-94)
Banking & Finance Affiliated Club Secretary


Pontine Paus (SU 1989-91) nominated for a business award

PONTINE Paus (SU 1989-91) founded Dr Lipp in 2004. Dr Lipp's Original Nipple Balm for Dry Skin, Luscious Lips & Glossy Bits has been shortlisted for the 'FREE FROM Skincare Awards 2018’ for the third year running. The winners will be announced tomorrow.

Dr Lipp products can be bought on their website.

Lots of luck from all at the Marlburian Club!

Marlborough College and the Great War in 100 Stories

"MARLBOROUGH College: The Great War in 100 Stories” is a self-published, limited-edition, lavishly-illustrated hardback with entries ranging over the course, context, and aftermath of the war. The project is the culmination of the College’s 5-year Commemoration Programme and coincides happily with the refurbishment of the Memorial Hall, built in 1925 to honour dead pupils and staff of the First World War. The two projects are united by the College’s precious Rolls of Honour containing citations and photographs, which can be accessed digitally via the WW1 archive button on the College website.

A fascinating guide of the nearly-completed building, which marks a step-change in its functionality and brings it into the 21st century, includes new entrances and exits, an entirely new and cutting-edge acoustic system, with the famously uncomfortable seating being transformed with crimson upholstery.  Most importantly the improvements reinstate the memorial frieze of the names of the dead, which line the semi-circular back wall, as the fundamental feature of the hall, emphasised by wash lighting, and no longer burdened with makeshift staging and a motley collection of old chairs largely for the comfort of beaks at old-style whole school occasions.

When the Hall was built directly on the water table of the Kennet Valley, rather daring shuttered concrete supported the whole - today the modern architects, mindful of the listed status of the building, have conserved an opportunity for modern audiences to see  and appreciate the concrete raking among other original features. The proscenium arch has been widened with the additional of two plain but elegant columns. No longer will audience and performers alike struggle to hear and see as there is a new permanent thrust stage, and complex acoustic measures on ceiling and walls, which can be adjusted  for an infinite number of performances and usage. The old ugly AV box has been replaced by a beautiful bowed gallery. The hall is now filled with light and space.
Practicalities include two new access/egress points including proper disabled access, new male/female washrooms, a green room, air conditioning, and new lighting  The complex management of  the project has entailed numerous meetings which might include acoustic, electrical, plumbing, mechanical & structural engineers, carpenters, designers, clients such as Drama and Music, IT experts and architects and the whole is designed to allow recordings to be made to studio requirements. Everything must work together  - and in silence.

Thanks are due to all these people, and to the OM Club and the College’s own Development department, (the former for raising the vital funds), who have enabled a wonderful  opportunity for College, Summer School and local community, which is evidence that the 749 OMs, beaks and staff are not forgotten still.

The formal opening of the hall will take place in November of this year. The book can be obtained through the College’s merchandizing section of the OM Club website. (£40 with p&p at £4.99 – you can also collect from Crosby and Lawrence, Marlborough High Street).

Class of 2018 - Welcome to the Club!

We said good bye to the Class of 2018 at the Leaver’s Ball on Saturday but welcome them as  new members of The Marlburian Club today. We wish them all the best for receiving their A Level results next month and encourage them to connect with us to find a mentor, join a professional group or for social occasions and sport. ‘Once a Marlburian always a Marlburian!’

Jake Meyer (C3 1997-2000) - third time lucky?

JAKE Meyer (C3 1997-2000) has made two previous attempts at climbing K2 and is currently hoping to make it third time lucky.

He is, at the time of writing, 14 days into his trip. You can follow all his progress here.

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79)

"I’M paralysed from the knees downwards, but there’s much more I can do than I thought possible"

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79) is interviewed about his life and inspiration in The Telegraph.

(You will need to subscribe to the Telegraph to be able to see the article)

Interview with Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06)

"IF poshness needs to be bashed a bit, which it probably does, then why don’t I do the bashing?"

Jack Whitehall (B1 2001-06) discusses many things, including school life at Marlborough, in this recent interview.

The Life and Works of John Napier by BRIAN Rice (C3 1966-71)


BRIAN Rice (C3 1966-71) has published The Life and Works of John Napier.

John Napier (1550-1617) is best known for his invention of logarithms. His four mathematical works were originally published in Latin: two in his lifetime, one shortly after he died, and one over 200 years later. Brian Rice is a descendant who believed that the quadcentenary of Napier’s death should not pass unmarked and decided that for the first time all five of John Napier’s works should be brought together in English in a single volume. His four mathematical works were originally published in Latin while his religious polemic was published in English but are now all published in English. With two co-authors (Enrique González-Velasco & Alexander Corrigan), both respected academics in their own fields, they also prepared three introductory chapters, one covering Napier himself, one his mathematical works, and one his religious work. All three authors revisited the primary sources extensively and provide new insights about Napier and his works, whilst revising the many myths and assumptions that surround his life and character.

You can buy the book here.

Nick Wykes (C1 1948-52)

BEAGLERS will be sad to hear that Nick Wykes (C1 1948-52) has passed away.

Nick was one of the co-founders of the Marlborough Beagles in 1952. Our condolences to Kate (B2 1979-81) and Rory (B2 1983-88) on the death of their father.

Nicholas Gaggero (LI 1999-2004) and Jason Dunford (C3 2000-05)

NICHOLAS Gaggero (LI 1999-2004) and Jason Dunford (C3 2000-05) graduated from the Stanford Business School in the class of 2018.

Congratulations from the Marlburian Club!

Blood's Game by Angus Donald (C1 1979-83)

ANGUS Donald (C1 1979-83) published the first book in his Holcroft Blood historical series, Blood's Game, back in October 2017. The second one, Blood's Revolution will be out in hardback in the Autumn.

"The thrilling new series from the bestselling author of the 'Outlaw Chronicles'. Perfect for fans of Bernand Cornwell and Conn Iggulden."

Buy it here.

Class of 1993 - 25 Year Reunion


MORE than 80 OMs who left in 1993 returned to Marlborough for their 25 year reunion.

A gallery of images can be seen on  MC Global Connect.

Class of 1988 30th Anniversary Reunion in London

IF you left Marlborough in 1988, why not celebrate your 30-year reunion on Saturday 23rd June at the Prince Albert Pub in Battersea, London. It would be wonderful if you could join us.

A fabulous opportunity to catch up with old friends and reminisce about school days at this drinks reception. The cost of the evening is £35 and partners are most welcome to attend.

Please click here to book your ticket(s) online.

Bella Imi (EL 2011-16)

BELLA Imi (EL 2011-16) has been awarded the Deirdre Tucker Memorial Prize in French at Keble College, Oxford.

Are you interested in being a Tough Mudder?

KELLY Osborne-Morshead (MO 2003-2007) is the Senior Marketing Manager for Tough Mudder Ltd and would like to offer all OMs 30% off any Tough Mudder event. Anyone who wants to take advantage of the offer can go to, choose the event they want to enter, and simply enter the code 30MARLB18 at the checkout. If anyone has interest in doing something a little bit different for their team building, they are also offering corporate packages. If anyone is interesting in this, please do let us know at and we will put you in touch with Kelly.

Bella Somerset (MM 2004-09)

BELLA Somerset (MM 2004-09) recently got in touch and gave us the following update:

“My time at Marlborough were some of the best years of my life.
"While at school, we were given such a wonderful, supportive structure to grow to the best of our abilities.  However, leaving school, I was not proactive about re-creating what I took for granted.
"However, from the age of 17, during my last year of school, I struggled with my mental health and weight. My journey to balance and happiness has led me to create something of true value and would help students leaving Marlborough.
"After studying via the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2016, I have found balance in my life and am now working to help others find their sense of wellbeing, via leading affordable Wellness Treks in Nepal and Morocco. The teaching, through my Wellness Guide, looks at how to infuse more satisfaction into one’s whole life rather than focus on food.
"The Well-being Treks involve morning meditation and holistic health coaching, and a lot of hiking through the breathtakingly beautiful mountain paths. The coaching follows the concept that, generally, we know what we need to be doing to be healthier and happier, but why are our actions not aligned with our goals? We do group health coaching to create perspective on destructive behaviour habits and form actions to infuse more satisfaction into relationships, career and learn tools to manage stress better. Also, coaching to release perfectionist attitude around healthy eating and body image.”

You can find out more about her well-being treks on her website. They were also recently featured in Porter magazine and online as one of the 8 Best Spirit Lifting Escapes.

OM Cocktail Party in New York

THE Marlburian Club invites you to a Cocktail Party to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Marlborough College and 50 years of girls, kindly hosted by George and Nitzia Logothetis (TU 1999-01) on Thursday 21st June at 7pm.

We are delighted that Tom Kirkwood (TU 1981-86), a member of Council and current parent, will say a few words to mark this unique occasion. 

Please email Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill, if you would like to join this event.

Vacancy: Development Assistant

The Development Office has an opportunity for an experienced administrator to work in this important, interesting and demanding department at the College.

You will be an excellent administrator, with a first class telephone manner, strong understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2016 (including: Excel, mail merge and Outlook diary management) and enjoy working within a team.  You will be a strong communicator and have the ability to build a rapport with all contacts, both within and outside the College.  Confidentiality is essential for this role.

Please read on for more information via this link.

Tom Newton Dunn (C1 1986-91)

Tom Newton Dunn (C1 1986-91) was featured as the studio pundit on Oienaar’s Politics last Sunday. You can listen here.

OMs get together in Jahor

OMs of various vintages and their families enjoyed an evening hosted by Mak Joon Nien in Johor, Malaysia.

From Left to Right - Kevin Chan (EL/B2 1982-87), Jonathan Quie (BH 1985-90), Mak Joon Nien (BH 1986-90), Greg Holden (BH 1986-91), Jeremy Hebblethwaite (B2 1992), Andy Gough (C1 1989-94).

New book published by John Kiszely (B2 1962-66)

JOHN Kiszely
(B2 1962-66) is the author of Anatomy of a Campaign. The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940, published by CUP in 2017. 

The book has just been awarded the Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History and has been reviewed in The Spectator and in the TLS.

About the book

The British campaign in Norway in 1940 was an ignominious and abject failure. It is perhaps best known as the fiasco which directly led to the fall of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his replacement by Winston Churchill. But what were the reasons for failure? Why did the decision makers, including Churchill, make such poor decisions and exercise such bad judgement? What other factors played a part? John Kiszely draws on his own experience of working at all levels in the military to assess the campaign as a whole, its context and evolution from strategic failures, intelligence blunders and German air superiority to the performance of the troops and the serious errors of judgement by those responsible for the higher direction of the war. The result helps us to understand not only the outcome of the Norwegian campaign but also why more recent military campaigns have found success so elusive.

Birthday wishes - John Worlidge (C2 1942-46)

MARLBURIAN Club Past President John Worlidge (C2 1942-46) celebrated his 90th Birthday on Thursday 31st May. 

A party was held at the Royal Yacht Club in Cowes for family and friends. 


McBurney speaks at UNESCO

ON Tuesday 27th March Simon McBurney (LI 1971-75) spoke at UNESCO in Paris as the European Ambassador for World Theatre 2018. 

"At that moment through drama we discover this most profound truth: that what we thought was the most private, intimate division between us, the boundary of our own individual consciousness, is also without frontier. It is something we share. Every night the actors and audience will reassemble and the same drama will be re-enacted. Because, as the writer John Berger says “Deep within the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual return”. Which is why it has always been the art form of the dispossessed, which, because of this dismantling of our world, is what we all are. Wherever there are performers and audiences, stories will be enacted which cannot be told anywhere else, whether in the opera houses and theatres of our great cities, or the camps sheltering migrants and refugees in Northern Libya and all over the world. We will always be bound together, communally, in this reenactment."

Read the full speech here.

Class of 1993 reunion!

The Class of 1993 are invited to the 25-year reunion of the class of 1993 to be held in Court at Marlborough on Saturday 9th June 2018.

Catch up with old friends and reminisce about school days at a Drinks Reception in Court before a Hog Roast in the marquee on the lawn. There will also be an opportunity to take a look around College and tour your old House before drinks.

The cost of the evening is £35, to include Drinks Reception with Canapés, Hog Roast and half a bottle of wine per person. Partners are most welcome to attend. Click here for more details.

Lewis Borg-Cardona (BH 1973-77)

LEWIS Borg-Cardona’s (BH 1973-77) most recent BBC Radio 2 documentary, "Bing Crosby In 'The Road To Rock 'n' Roll' - From Final Solution To Audio Revolution" (written and co-produced by Lewis), has been nominated.

The documentary has been announced as a finalist in the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Program (sic) Awards in two separate categories: 'Biography/Profile' and 'Best Writing'.

Find out more here.

The Cliff House - Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91)

THE new book by Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91) The Cliff House is available now. It is her fourth novel and is a haunting tale of obsession, loss and longing, set against the brooding North Cornish coastline.

The book can be ordered on Amazon.

Birth announcement - Edward Dickson (SU 2005-07)

Edward Dickson (SU 2005-07) and his wife Joanna are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Henry George Dickson, born at 18.26 on Tuesday 24th April 2018, weighing 8lbs 7oz - a little brother for Andrew.

The App for MC Global Connect is here!

We are excited to announce that MC Global Connect, the official networking platform for Old Marlburians, is now available as an App so you can stay connected even when you’re on the go! Android users can download the App here and Apple users here. Apple users need the following code when prompted 1409459.

The launch of MC Global Connect has been extremely successful, with a fantastic take-up from the Old Marlburian community. With around 730 active users we have 500 willing to offer work experience and nearly 450 prepared to give careers advice.

If you haven’t signed up already, MC Global Connect enables you to:

• Search the OM community; contact OMs and keep in touch.
• Advise and guide; offer mentoring to Sixth Form pupils or young OMs.
• Discover and connect; find OMs willing to introduce you to people 'in the know'.
• Find out what's on and where; connect with other OMs via our business, networking, reunion, sporting & Club events.
• Join relevant groups; for professional conversations and to find out about OM sports activities.

If you sign up using your LinkedIn or Facebook account, it takes less than two minutes.

Join now at

Royal Jaguar

The Jaguar used by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day used to belong to Toby Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89), who died last year the age of 46 after a six-year battle with cancer.

Arrow Trophy - request for OM Sailors

Save the date for this year's Arrow Trophy: 13-15 October 2018 (with a possible training day on Friday). We have one boat entered already but we are aiming for 2 boats this year - so we need another skipper and mate volunteer for Boat 2 (so any of you international Olympiad types please raise your hand). Boats are a matched fleet of 25 Beneteau F40's. There are three races on Saturday and three on Sunday.

Please email both Richard White (LI 1987-92) AND Charlie Kendrick (C1 1998-2003) if you would like to take part or know anyone who is interested. 

There will be a dinner at the Squadron on Saturday evening.

Philip French (SU 1989-94) - Peachy Productions

PEACHY Productions is a hugely successful event production company run by Philip French (SU 1989-94) based outside of Guildford. From weddings to conferences to themed celebrations, you can read all about their events here.

Philip is occasionally able to offer work placements to OMs, and recently had Hugo Hentenaar (C2 2012-17) working with them for three months helping to fund his pre-university travels.

If you are keen to make connections with any OMs regarding work experience, placements or advice, please do sign up to our networking platform MC Global Connect

Tom Ball (LI 2008-13)

TOM Ball (LI 2008-13) is a journalist based in London and has written for many publications including The Spectator, The Telegraph and The New York Times.

He shares his articles here on his website.

Commemorative OM Art Exhibition now open

AN exhibition of OM 175/50: Art 'New Contemporaries' is now open in the Mount House Gallery.

Created by eight OM artists who have recently graduated from their degree and post graduate courses, including: Emilie Atkinson (LI 2007-09), Chloe Campbell (MO 2005-10), India Dewar (NC 2002-07), Rose Electra Harris (NC 2005-10), Tyga Helme (MM 2003-08), Laura Jardine  Paterson (LI 2009-11), Jonathon Small (SU 2002-07) and Freya Wood (NC 2001-06).

‘New Contemporaries’ is being held to coincide with our 2018 commemoration for the 

50th year of girls studying at Marlborough College and the 175th year since the College was established.

Opening hours are each Tuesday and Sunday, 2.00pm until 5.00pm or by appointment 01672 892 411.

Marlburian Club Diner at Hampton Court Palace

This celebratory Marlburian Club Dinner was held in the magnificent surroundings of Hampton Court Palace this year to mark the 175th anniversary of the College and the 50th year of girls at the school.

The weather was perfect for drinks on the terrace of the Great Fountain Garden at the East front of the Palace which looked down two radiating avenues of Yew trees. Beautiful standing flower arrangements in dark and light blue reflected the colours of Marlborough and the Marlburian Club. Tours of the Palace were popular amongst guests who were clearly delighted and impressed by the history and architecture.

Dinner was served in Henry VIII’s Great Hall with its decorated hammer-beam roof and splendid tapestries. How fitting for Marlburians to following such a noble tradition of royal entertainment. Tables decorated in gold and blue blended superbly and were fit for the feast of delicious food and wine served throughout the evening. Every detail of both the menu and the surroundings had been so carefully considered and it showed.

Speeches by Elizabeth Clough (LI 1968-70), Chairman of the Marlburian Club, one of the first girls herself, was ideally placed to reflect on 50 years of co-education. Mark Malloch Brown (CI 1967-71), Chairman of Council, touched on our roots and purpose marking 175 years from 1843 onwards. He also congratulated Jonathan Leigh for his outstanding leadership and warmly thanked both Jonathan and Emma for the special chapter of Marlborough life they have been part of. Jonathan Leigh (CR 2012-18) spoke of the recent inspection and the shape of the school he will be handing over to his successor, Mrs Louise Moelwyn-Hughes. He finally wished the College and Old Marlburians everywhere every success for the future.

Groups of Marlburians from every era enjoyed this very special reunion. Clive Roberston (TU 1979-84), Tobenna Okezie (TU 1979-83) and Uba Akpom (B2 1980-84) had flown in from the USA especially for the occasion. The bonhomie, Marlburian humour and spirit shone through this fabulous occasion making it a truly memorable evening.

Please click here to view an extended gallery of images from the evening.

Rose Bowl Tournament

The 2018 Rose Bowl and OM v School fixture is on the afternoon of Saturday 8th September.

Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) is the holder, and there is a tankard for the winner to keep. OMs, pupils and any beaks who would like to play are all most welcome. Harold “Tich” Radford (PR 1922-26) started the tournament and donated the silver Rose Bowl over 50 years ago.

As always, the larger OM turnout the better so please try to make it if you can, if you haven’t played in the Rose Bowl for a few years (or ever) then it would be particularly good to see you.

It starts at 2pm at the College courts.

Please let Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) know by email (,  if you can make it and please forward this on to any OM’s you think may be interested.

Internship Opportunity at Anteater Communications

ANTEATER Communications is a West London-based agency that delivers long-term bespoke public relations and marketing consultancy, powerful digital and social media management, high-profile event production and business development to a diverse selection of upscale hospitality brands. 

Since 2012, Antony Rettie (C3 1993–98) and his team have worked with some of London’s most exciting brands, devising targeted and inspiring campaigns for chefs, restaurants, bars, private clubs and hotels. These include Henry Harris’s The Coach, 10 Greek Street, Bar Douro, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Riding House Café, Marriott Hotels, Farm Girl and Wright Brothers. 

They are inviting applications to participate in our rolling internship and work experience programmes: Ambition and enthusiasm are more important than experience, but excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. 

They’re looking for a candidate who can get involved with communications strategy for our clients (PR, marketing and social media); help create eye-catching press materials; assist pitching news stories and features across all media; track and present press coverage to clients; start making and nurturing media contacts; and attend client and industry events. 

To apply please email your CV to or call 07958 236554.

Bruce Tulloh (CR 1973-94)

BRUCE Tulloh (CR 1973-94), European 5000m champion in 1962, one of Britain’s best and most popular runners of the 1960s, has died.

Tulloh was a trans-America record-breaker, and an ongoing influential figure in British athletics as a coach and writer, passed away at his home in Marlborough of cancer on April 28. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 3rd July at 3pm in Chapel.

A full obituary will follow.

Read more:
Athletics Weekly
Financial Times
The Independent

Calling all OM Hockey players!

IF you are an OM and would like to play in a mixed hockey match as part of Commemoration Day, then read on!

We are looking for players to take part as one of several sports fixtures at Marlborough's 175th anniversary celebrations - Commemoration Day - on Saturday 26th May 2018.

If you would like to return to Marlborough and play sport, please email the Marlburian Club office here.

Over 300 OMs have already signed up to be a part of what is shaping up to be the biggest Marlborough day of the year. See the full schedule, or sign up, here.

Little Alice London

LITTLE Alice London, owned by Alice Avenel (MM 1995-2000), hit the headlines recently after Princess Charlotte was spotted wearing one of their handmade dresses.

The company offer traditional, hand smocked dresses, rompers and nightwear for children – with a number of new lines arriving over the next days and weeks. To take a look, visit their website here.

Shakespeare named in Team of the Season

CONGRATULATIONS to Sophie Shakespeare (EL 2011-16) who has been named in the IWHL West Conference Team of the Season.

Shakespeare has had a stellar season with her club, Reading, and during her time at Marlborough represented England U18s (above).

Mem Hall nominated for IDPE award - vote now!

MARLBOROUGH'S Memorial Hall campaign has been nominated for the IDPE Schools’ Fundraising Campaign of the Year.

Awarded to a school that has raised the fundraising bar by demonstrating creativity and/or innovation within a fundraising campaign.

About the Marlborough College ‘Mem Hall’ campaign
The appeal utilised a sophisticated mix of major donor engagement, the ‘Big Give’ matched giving, a telephone appeal, recognition tiers and appeal-specific newsletters and multimedia to raise £3.5m. It engaged with almost 600 donors and focussed on highlighting the link between the fallen Old Marlburians, and those studying and working there today - through concerts, events and communications.

CLICK HERE to register your vote.

Winners will be announced at the IDPE 2018 Development Awards Dinner on 11/12 June 2018.

Hampton Court Booking Deadline

THE booking deadline for the Marlburian Club Dinner, which will be held at Hampton Court on Thursday 10th May 2018, is 5pm, Friday 27th April.

Exclusively for OMs, tickets include a drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine in the wonderful surroundings of Hampton Court. 

Priced at £135 for Adults and £90 for OMs U30, they are available to purchase online here.

Suzy Harvey, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire

SUZY Harvey (née Hutton, B2 1979-81) has been declared High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

For more information please click here.

Club staff member completes London Marathon

CHRIS Tanner, Website & Social Media Manager at Marlborough College, was amongst the 40,000 or so runners who ran Sunday's London Marathon.

Tanner, whose role includes managing all Marlburian Club website and social content, was running as part of the Movember UK team. His efforts have raised £2,800 for the charity so far - with the JustGiving page found here.

It is believed the A House stairs proved an even tougher challenge on Monday morning.

If you are an OM and ran the London Marathon with a story to tell, then let us know via email.

South-West France Lunch

A fine lunch of six splendid courses was served in the beautiful 15th century house of John Wilkinson (CR 1967-93), our SW France Secretary, on Saturday 24th March.

John also cooked the lunch and provided some delectable wines to accompany the meal. Our Secretary had run a restaurant in Le Castera at no.9 Rue d’Eglise for ten years and with blazing log fires and flickering candles a good atmosphere was sustained throughout the occasion.

OMs came from far and wide and did justice to the occasion and musical entertainment was provided by Anthony Sycamore, a former Music Scholar at the College, who is now living in France and earning his living as a Concert Pianist. Much banter came from Rupert Stewart-Cox and James Tamlyn and there was a good turn out of former Beaks too - Peter and Catharina Tinniswood and Colin and Christine Galloway, Martin Evans, the President of the 1843 Society, represented the Club and Anthony Spender, the College and Martin thanked the Secretary for his generous hospitality and for providing the perfect venue.

150 up for Saint Gibson

JAMIE Gibson (C2 2004-09) played his part in Northampton’s East Midlands derby win as they triumphed 27-21 at his former club Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

Gibson was named man of the match following an enthralling televised encounter. The match also marked Gibson’s 150th Premiership Rugby appearance. Congratulations Jamie.

Tonight: St Paul's Evensong and Reception

OMs are invited to hear the College Choir sing Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral this evening, Tuesday 17th April at 5pm.

You are welcome to attend the service and join us for drinks afterwards at St. Martin-within-Ludgate Church from 6pm (40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE).

No advance booking is required for the service, however, we would kindly ask you to register for the drinks reception, as we have a limit on the number of people we can accommodate. If you would like to attend the drinks reception, please click here to register or email events manager Fiona Cottrill.

Save the date - Property Group

THE next event for the Property Group will be held in London on the evening of Wednesday 10th October 2018.

Keep an eye on the events page for further details soon, or to find out more and register for a host of other OM events.

Rocky Start - Sofar Sounds

ROCKY Start (CO 1995-2000) is the co-founder of Sofar Sounds, an online business that connects audiences with music artists in intimate spaces, such as people’s homes.

The venture, which Start co-founded in 2009, has now spread across the world, with gigs being organised in 370 cities across five continents.

To find out more about Sofar Sounds - click here for a video - or here for their website.

Summer Reunions Ahead...

THIS summer three Marlburian Club year-group reunions are taking place.

There are reunions in Marlborough and London, including celebration dates for the class of 1978, 1988 and 1993. Keep an eye on the events page for further information soon, including ticket details and booking information.

Class of 1993, 25-year reunion
Saturday 9th June, Marlborough

Class of 1988, 30-year reunion
Saturday 23rd June, Prince Albert Pub, London

Class of 1978, 40-year reunion
Date to be confirmed, London

Cricket Fixtures for 2018

OLD Marlburians are always welcome at Marlborough to lend their support to the XI or other teams across the age-groups.

The fixture list for the 2018 Summer Term has now been released with a PDF available here to view.

Jennie Brown - One Fit Mother

JENNIE Brown (née Stone, MM 1991-96) has formally launched her new website for her bespoke personal training service.

She has been training clients since 2009 and specialises in women's health. She focuses particularly on pregnant and post-natal fitness. A mother of three children herself, Jennie has had a lifelong love affair with exercise, running marathons, cycling through mountain ranges around the world, and playing tennis whenever she gets the chance.

However, it was her experience of crippling post-natal depression and the way that exercise helped to alleviate the symptoms that convinced her to change careers and pursue a lifelong commitment to helping women be well, be happy and be strong, both in their minds and their bodies. 

Click here for further information.

Blue Shop Cottage

OCKI Magill (MO 2001-06) bought and renovated a shop in 2016 turning it into a wonderful events space. 

Blue Shop Cottage is a central hub for arts, music and culture in South East London. The space has been a flower shop one week and a coffee shop the next. They have a picture rail and are ready for exhibitions to be hung too.

Visit their website here for more information.

Jonny Gee teams up with Hollywood legend

JONNY Gee (CO 1985-90) is working with Hollywood legend Kathleen Turner in April & May.

Her new cabaret show is touring in Europe, and includes a stint in London at The Other Palace Theatre, plus dates around the UK, ending up in Edinburgh.

Jonny is splitting the tour dates with a friend, so do check the date if you want to go along and see Jonny!

You can find out more about Jonny and his group, The Jazzberries here.

A Day in the Life of Lauren Child (B1 1982-84)

IN an interview with The Sunday Times, Lauren Child (B1 1982-84) takes us through her typical day.

Click here to read the article - subscription required for the full feature.

Improving Service

FRANK Gardner (LI 1974-79) is working hard to ensure that airport policy is improved for all wheelchair users.

On Saturday, Gardner tweeted that he had been on an empty plane for an hour and a half after landing because his wheelchair had been lost. Click here for the full story.

Eight OMs enjoy New Zealand reunion

EIGHT OMs went to a lunch hosted by Mike Andrews (PR 1960-65) at his home in Auckland on Saturday 10th March. 

Those attending were: Seated (left to right) Robert Sweet (C3 1959-62), Helen Blanshard (nee Warnock) (MO 1994-99), Siobhan McCarthy (EL 1990-93), Mike Andrews (PR 1960-65)Standing (left to Right) Peter Cropper (B2 1950-54), John Hunt (C3 1955-59), Richard Davies (C3 1972-77), and Tim MacCaw (LI 1961-65). Tim is a part-time NZ resident.

Ronald Turnbull captures the great outdoors

RONALD Turnbull (C3 1964-68) is an outdoor writer and photographer and he has written many fascinating books about his trips.   

He says: “I'm an all-weather walker, writer and photographer based in Southern Scotland. My special interest is in multi-day backpack trips over rough country, and I have completed 18 different coast-to-coast journeys across various parts of the UK. I like to sleep out without tent on UK hilltops, and have achieved comfortable nights on more than 70 in Scotland, Cumbria, Wales and Northern Ireland."

Click here for further information from his website.

Turnbull is ultimately worth reading, not just because of the clever quirkiness of his thoughts and phrases but because his night yomps and his high bivvies and his off-beat, off-beaten-track jaunts show that he retains that most basic of outdoor-writer essentials: a simple love of being out there, somewhere, on the surface of the planet.” The Angry Corrie, 1999

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