The Memorial Hall Festival 2018

Thursday 1st November – Sunday 11th November ‘Celebrating and Remembering’ 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. Programme of Events ‘Why commemorating […]

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XV win the Governors’ Cup

Marlborough College regained the Governors’ Cup Trophy on Saturday, thanks to a 30-7 victory over Clifton College. The Governor’s Cup is the oldest schoolboy fixture in England having first been played in 1864. The trophy itself was donated in 1964, and having originally been the prize for a Caribbean Horse Race, it is now the […]

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Blog: The Smoke & Mirrors of Success & Performance

England Rugby’s Osteopath, Keith Gladstone, delivered the annual Dunford Lecture to sport scholars and ESS pupils at the start of the 2018 academic year. Whilst sharing his experiences from a vast array of professional working environments, including World’s Strongest Man and ITV’s Love Island, Keith gave an unrivalled insight into the smoke and mirrors of […]

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Pupils dig for Norman Castle Walls

A group of Marlborough College pupils are continuing excavation work with the aim of uncovering the walls of a Norman Castle. This term, the process began with a reminder of the importance of the work to come by watching the Marlborough Mound Trust video, which highlights the Mound’s history and what it means to the […]

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Review: MCCS Concert – John Lill

Where shall we start?  We could perhaps begin by saying that John Lill has given over 6,000 concerts in a very long and distinguished career, or maybe (and I quote) “I’m 74 now so I’m cutting back a bit these days, and I’m only going to tour Japan, China and Australia in the next few […]

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Visible Poetry – The Complete Etchings by Samuel Palmer & Robin Tanner

Mount House Gallery, Friday 5th October to Sunday 11th November (not including half-term) The Mount House Gallery heaved with visitors to the Opening of Visible Poetry on Friday evening. College pupils and members of staff along with members of the Marlborough local community came to view the intense, iconic images that are icons in the […]

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Gallery: House Harmony

Marlborough College House Harmony is an occasion to celebrate shared talent through team work. This year did not disappoint! Palpable anticipation filled the College as staff and pupils alike descended on the beautifully refurbished Memorial Hall on Thursday 4th October. Such a venue for this annual competition therefore required a similarly impressive adjudicator in the […]

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Southfields’ Sketches – Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

The absolute highlight of this week was the House Harmony finals in the Memorial Hall. Congratulations to the winners C1, who sang ‘Fix You’, by Cold Play. This was a display of stunning talent that held the Hall captive. The finals were masterfully organised by Mr. Will Finlay and Mr. Philip Dukes and both audience […]

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Review: Mount House Gallery Exhibition

This September there was an amazing opportunity to see ‘Marlborough Mound and other Sites’ by artist Ray Ward, within the Mount House. The gallery contained some striking art, created by two completely contrasting techniques. The inspiration for this collection of works was based on the area where the artist lives, and little incidents which happen […]

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Week 4: Sporting Reflections

Week 4 brought about a busy week for football with some inspiring action. An emphatic win on the Thursday led into some stiff competition against Commonweal and with draws across the board for the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Colts A – it was a solid set of results. Robert Milne (C2 L6) once again […]

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Review: Fashion and Media Careers Event

Susie Forbes, Principal of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London, gave a detailed talk to our year groups recently. Gaining extensive editorial experience within the vibrant world of fashion and media for over 25 years led Susie to take up her role as Principle of Condé Nast College in 2011. Pupils […]

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Prep Schools’ Debating Competition

Last weekend saw Marlborough College host three Prep schools (Farleigh School, St Hugh’s School, and Ashfold School) for a debating workshop and inner-school competition. Aided by some of the College’s most distinguished debaters (including two past winners of the competition), pupils were put through their paces during a two-hour debating and public speaking workshop in […]

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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

One of the most exciting but challenging events in the College’s musical calendar is the annual Music Scholars’ gala concert held in London. It’s exciting in that, in the final analysis of performance we witness some truly talented young musicians, excelling in the delivery of the complex art of chamber music; challenging in that in […]

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Pupil Review: The Dunford Lecture

On Tuesday 18th September, Keith Gladstone came to give this year’s Dunford lecture to sports scholars, other pupils and staff on his life’s work as an osteopath. Following on from a drinks reception with the scholars, he began his talk, entitled ‘Athletic Health’, discussing firstly the role he had played in the World’s Strongest Man […]

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Creative Activity Day in Art for Prep Schools

Twenty pupils from seventeen Prep Schools attended a super packed day at Marlborough College on Sunday 30th September, creating extraordinary high quality drawings and paintings. Pupils began in the morning gathering thoughts creating a detailed mind-map on the theme of identity through place. They then moved to the Mount House Gallery to view Ray Ward’s […]

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European Day of Languages Quiz

The Modern Languages Department marked this year’s European Day of Languages on Tuesday 25 September by hosting a languages quiz afternoon for Year 8 pupils from local primary, prep and senior schools. Teams from six local schools were welcomed to the Garnett Room by the Shell hosts, and after refreshments and cake and biscuits the […]

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College Rare Books at the Literature Festival

Visitors to last weekend’s Marlborough Literary Festival were able to take a break from discussing the very latest in fiction and poetry as the College staged a presentation of some holdings from our Rare Books collection. The Keeper of Rare Books, Dr McKeown, gave a talk focusing mainly on first editions of works by Milton, […]

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Primary Schools enjoy Rugby Taster Day

Sixty Primary School pupils attended a rugby taster day at Marlborough College on Friday 28th September. Coaching was provided by Marlborough College staff including Head of Rugby Terry Gilmour, who was joined by former England Under 18s coach Russell Earnshaw and members of the Bath Rugby Academy coaching team. Primary schools in attendance included St […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Dungeons and Dragons! As a Lower Sixth elective? I asked myself that question, indeed incredulously, over the summer. The research indicates that Role Playing Games (RPGs) are in fact fantastic for the imagination, an excellent way to improve communication and problem solving skills and assists with the ability to work with a team. I’m looking […]

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