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Cycle to the Somme

Category: Events, General, Community

A team of 64 riders - made up of Old Marlburians, parents and staff - have just cycled 250 miles from Marlborough College to the Somme, raising money for the Marlborough College Bursary Programme.The team set off on Friday 13th October before a 70-mile cycle to Portsmouth. An overnight Ferry marked... More »

Poet-in-Residence: Kayo Chingonyi

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The College hosted a ten-day visit by the acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi at the start of October, beginning with the a superb performance of his work in a packed Ellis Theatre. This was a joint venture between the English department and the town's Literary Festival, with an audience made up of... More »

Modern Languages Quiz

Category: Academic, General, Events

In an exciting afternoon of quizzing, Year 8 students from seven local schools fought it out in the European Day of Languages Quiz on Tuesday 26th September. Sample slides of Russian, Japanese, Hebrew and the like were followed by sample bursts of Turkish, Malay, Welsh and more, delivered by... More »

L6 Photographers’ Creative Trip

Category: Art

Lacock Abbey is currently hosting a fascinating art installation, enabling the public to experience, through virtual reality, an original exhibition first created in 1839 by pioneering photographer and amateur scientist William Henry Fox Talbot. His artefacts and photographic experiments (that now... More »

After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald

Category: Drama, General, Community

The lower school play this term was Macdonald’s clever sequel to Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers.  In this modern, humid Verona the Capulet and Montague feud stews in the Mediterranean heat, as those left behind by the couple’s tragic loss tussle with the consequences. ... More »

Dunford Lecture: The Business of Winning

Category: Speakers, General, Sport

Earlier this term it was a great pleasure to welcome Humphrey Walters to give the annual Dunford Lecture to sports scholars and interested guests.  Humphrey’s lecture was entitled ‘The Business of Winning’, and by the end it certainly felt like he had shared with us many tools to make the most... More »

Review: Joel Penkman - Food Art

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The History of Art Society was thrilled to welcome the artist Joel Penkman to the College on Wednesday 4th October. Joel is an accomplished artist who has for some years specialized in the depiction of food. Her work is highly sought after by major food suppliers and restaurants such as Waitrose,... More »

Review: Prisons – the role arts can play

Category: Speakers

On Sunday 1st October we were pleased to welcome Angela Findlay to speak about the role arts can play in prisons. Angela worked closely with offenders for over twenty years, exploring how art can be used to facilitate and enable change.Angela started her talk by showing us some statistics of the UK... More »

Review: Professor Nick Evans

Category: General, Academic, Speakers

On Friday 29th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Professor Nick Evans from the University of Southampton for a Science Department Talk. He is Professor of Theoretical Physics, with particular research interests in quantum gravity and the strong nuclear force beyond the standard model.... More »

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