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Review: Chamber Orchestra Concert

Category: Music

Chamber Orchestra Concert – St Mary’s Church, Friday 27 April A 5pm (free) concert on a Friday at the end of a busy week featuring Brandenburg 3, a world première and a guitar concerto by Vivaldi in a beautiful church with a lush acoustic – sounds perfect doesn’t it?  Well, to put it simply,... More »

Review: Print REbels Exhibition

Category: Art

Print REbels Exhibition and book launch, Bankside Gallery, London On the evening of Tuesday 24th April at the Bankside Gallery next to Tate Modern in London, Marlburian Art Scholars and staff were amongst those who attended the opening of a landmark exhibition entitled "Print REbels: Haden,... More »

Review: Vocal Masterclass

Category: Music

The annual Vocal Masterclass is always a special occasion.  It’s special for lots of reasons: we welcome a distinguished vocalist, in this case Theresa Goble – Professor of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (and by the way, she was terrific from both a technical and an... More »

National Champions

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

On Sunday 22nd April, Marlborough College achieved a number of successes at the National Schoolgirls Fives Championships. Held at Marlborough, Ibby (NC U6) & Anna Laakkonen (MO U6) retained their doubles titles, in a very tense final against Rugby (15-12). Congratulations to Ibby who also... More »

Review: Physics Trip to CERN

Category: Academic, General, Trips

From Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th March pupils studying A level Physics embarked on a journey to Geneva, Switzerland to visit the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and other activities. The first day saw the group leaving early from Gatwick airport, arriving in Switzerland in the morning and checking... More »

Review: Choral Society Concert

Category: General

A new era, a new dawn and certainly a bright one.  Enter Adam Staines, Marlborough College’s new Choirmaster and therefore ex officio conductor of Choral Society.  By watching him and indeed, listening to his direction of the postponed Lent choral concert in Chapel, the future of this... More »

Review: Olympian Hannah Mills

Category: Speakers

Hannah Mills, a 470 class sailor with Olympic gold and silver medals, visited Marlborough on Sunday 15th April to speak to members of the College about her career journey so far and her commitment to becoming the most successful female sailor in the world.  Hannah’s first Olympic experience... More »

Review: Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

Category: Music, General, Events

I’ve been to St Paul’s Cathedral a few times, in fact I’ve performed there too which gives me an advantage in writing a meaningful review.  I vowed I would never mention myself in a review but in this context it helps to emphasise the enormity of what Choirmaster Adam Staines and his team... More »

The Master's Sermon

Category: General

As mentioned in Assembly on Wednesday, I have just returned from BCS Shimla in the Himalayas, a sister establishment to Marlborough College founded by George Cotton Bishop of Calcutta in 1859. He was the second Master of Marlborough from 1852-1858, and such a great success in getting the College... More »

Review: Battle of the Bands

Category: Music, General, Community

Now in its fourth year, the ‘Battle of the Bands’ is firmly established as a co-curricular event of note. The standard is high and whilst there is a good atmosphere of healthy competitiveness, there isn’t quite the heady intensity of the House Shout, which is a good thing. By kind permission of... More »

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