The 749 Society
We wanted the Memorial Hall to serve its original purpose, to be a fitting tribute to the patriotism, courage and sacrifice of the 749 who gave their lives in the Great War. The Hall was in desperate need of restoration. Investment in excess of £6.4 million was required to restore it as a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives, and to re-equip it as a 21st century performing arts centre for future generations. We needed the help of OMs, parents and friends and with your support, we have successfully transformed the Memorial Hall in to a first-class auditorium.
The names of our major donors are recognised on an Honours Wall made from Portland stone in a newly landscaped area outside the Hall.
Donors who wish to make a gift to fund a pupil’s education through his or her life at the College, either directly through income or via endowment income in perpetuity, are offered the opportunity to name their Bursary. Donors might choose to name the Bursary after themselves or a close family member or friend.
Other Naming Opportunities
If you walk around the College, you will see a long history of philanthropy at work at Marlborough College. Donors can make gifts to areas that are important to them and have their name, or the name of loved ones, put in a designated space.
Reggie Wills (B1 1935 - 39)
Reggie Wills lived a full and exciting life and never forgot Marlborough College, keeping in contact throughout his life. Sadly Reggie died in 2009 but left a substantial legacy which the College has used to open Ivy House to give more girls the opportunity to attend the school.Leave a Legacy
Andrew Crompton (C3 1977 - 81)
Andrew Crompton is remembered as a brilliant scholar and was on course to achieve a First Class Honours degree at Oxford University. Whilst climbing in the Eiger aged only 21 Andrew tragically fell to his death, just a few months before completing his degree. Andrew's mother, Mrs Daphne Crompton very generously supported the construction of the Heywood building where a classroom is named after him. She also funded the refurbishment of the climbing wall in the Kempston Centre.Leave a Legacy
Henry Hony (B1 1897-1902)
The Henry Hony Centre, which includes the Ellis Theatre, is named after an OM benefactor and offers a first-rate set of facilities for the promotion of the performing arts.Take a Tour