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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 »

Review: Life After Marlborough

Category: General, Academic, Speakers

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close this Wednesday with seven OMs coming back to give the Upper Sixth an insight into university life.  Some very interesting points were raised, one of which was that there is an opportunity of studying in Ireland for almost a third of... More »

Memorial Library: Lent Term Review

Category: Community, General, Academic

The Memorial Library Team review a busy Lent Term, which included two major events, 14,721 pupil visits to the library and over 1,500 books loaned out. Harry Potter Book Night – Thursday 1st February  Our second-ever Harry Potter Night was a huge success this year, with over 80... More »

Review: Art & Photography Trip to Venice

Category: Community, General, Art, Trips

For full five days at the beginning of the Easter holidays saw 16 Art and Photography pupils exploring aspects of the incomparable city of Venice. The treasures in Galleria d'Academia, Ca'd Oro, the Scuda San Rocco, Ca le'Rezzonico and the Peggie Guggenheim Museum were eagerly sought out and... More »

Chapel Blog: Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Category: Community, General

As a College community, we don’t have the opportunity to mark the Christian festivals at the same time as churches throughout the world. However, as we are still in the Easter season, here follow some thoughts on the most important event in Christian (or human) history, the Resurrection of... More »

Review: Art Scholars' Exhibition

Category: Art

The theme of this year’s annual Art Scholars’ Exhibition was “175/50”; a reflection on the 175th anniversary of the opening of the College, as well as 50 years since girls first joined. The 21 members of the scholars’ group were asked to interpret the theme as they wish, with many focusing on... More »

Review: Jazz Evening

Category: Music, General, Events

One of the more informal occasions of the musical year is the highly popular Jazz Evening.After a whirlwind (quite literally with our friend 'the beast from the east') Lent Term of musical events, this is a chance for parents, staff and pupils to enjoy a convivial evening and relax, to the tune of... More »

UK Chemistry Olympiad 2018

Category: Pupil Achievements, General, Academic

The Chemistry Olympiad paper is a national competition/written test of chemical knowledge and understanding, designed to be accessible to able Year 13 pupils.The questions are interesting and challenging, based  on real and relevant chemistry, aiming to raise awareness of what the subject is... More »

Review: Deus Dat Incrementum

Category: Drama

The Ellis Theatre was home to a fascinating new project this term – Jane Darby’s production of Deus Dat Incrementum.  This original work was created to celebrate fifty years of girls at Marlborough College and was inspired by the BBC Points West feature that aired in 1968.  The work was a... More »

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