Mr G R Playfair | Housemaster C2

Housemasters and Housemistresses

Gareth Playfair became Housemaster of C2 in August 2012. Gareth attended Methodist College, Belfast before reading Theology and Religious Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge, where he gained three Blues for hockey and was a Choral Scholar. He enjoys running, choral music and the poetry of TS Eliot and is passionate about American sports. He joined Marlborough College in 1998 as a teacher of Religious Studies. He was Resident House Tutor in Preshute House for five years, Master in Charge of boys’ hockey for two years, coached athletics and sang in the Choir. During the summer holidays he was also in charge of Children’s Activities at Marlborough College Summer School for seven years. He moved to St Edward’s, Oxford in 2007 as Head of Religious Studies and Resident House Tutor of a boys’ boarding house. He returned to Marlborough in 2010 as Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Gareth is married to Emma, herself a triple Hockey Blue from Cambridge University and a registered Physiotherapist. They have two young children, Oliver and Georgia.