Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Bristol for Bobby

Around 30 members of Marlborough College staff will be running this Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon, raising money for Bobby’s Fund. Five-year old Bobby Cox died of a very aggressive Medulloblastoma, a brain tumour, just two weeks after he was diagnosed in 2014. Elmhurst Housemistress Harriet Cox, Bobby’s mother, said: “Once again I am […]

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Dancy House Opening Ceremony

DANCY House was officially opened on Sunday 16th September, with former Master John Dancy returning to Marlborough as the guest of honour. The new £7.5m boarding house is named after John Dancy (Master, 1961-72) and his wife, Angela, who pioneered the introduction of girls to Marlborough in 1968. Eight members of that first cohort of […]

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Modern Languages after Marlborough

Three Old Marlburians returned to Marlborough on Friday 14th September, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further, and all of whom have enjoyed memorable experiences and professional opportunities through their language skills. The evening of presentations to the current Upper School modern linguists began with an illustration of how useful and employable […]

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History of Art Study Day

Upper Sixth History of Art pupils visited the Holburne Museum in Bath on Sunday 16th September to see the last day of the exhibition ‘Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses.’ From Bath, the exhibition moves on to the Dutch Royal Picture Collection at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. It was a great chance […]

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Saturday’s Fixtures

This weekend will see an array of sports fixtures including rugby, girls’ hockey, lacrosse, football and shooting. The games include full fixture programmes for rugby against St Edward’s and Girls’ Hockey vs Clifton College. For a full list of matches please click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many sports at […]

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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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Week One: Sporting Reflections

The Michaelmas Term certainly got off to a superb start with the first round of matches. The atmosphere was buzzing as the boys from the XV warmed up and the U14 Girls A and B hockey whipped up a storm with some dominant wins. The Yearlings Rugby embarked upon a successful triangular and began to […]

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2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl

The 2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl squash tournament was held at Marlborough College on Saturday 8th September, retained by Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) with his third consecutive victory. Current Marlborough pupils Theo Cadier (TU U6), Ben Spink (SU L6), Joshua Tate (LI Re), Jamie Porter (TU Hu) and George Oliver (B1 Hu) were all in action as they […]

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Blog: Southfields’ Sketches

Warmest Greetings to everyone in the Marlborough College community. This marks the first of my weekly reflections about our remarkable school, and my observations as I fulfil the roving remit role of ‘Journalist Chaplain’. I am so excited at the beginning of this new year, and from my visits around Campus I sense an absolute […]

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Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture

Speakers: Jim Leary, Elaine Jamieson The Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture will be held in the Ellis Theatre at Marlborough College at 8.00pm on Monday 10th September 2018. Entry to the lecture, titled ‘The Round Mounds project: From Medieval Mottes to Prehistoric Round Mounds’ is free. Late Neolithic round mounds, such as Silbury Hill near Avebury, are among the […]

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Term Dates

Term dates for the Michaelmas Term can be found below: Start Monday 3 September Some Lower Sixth Pupils, Prefects and Heads of House Tuesday 4 September Shell to return in afternoon All other pupils between 6 pm and 9 pm Exeat 12 noon Friday 21 September – 9 pm Sunday 23 September Half-Term 12 noon […]

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ACT Test Centre

Marlborough College is delighted to announce they will offer the ACT in the new Computer-Based format (CBT). The ACT is a ‘Standardised Test’ which pupils can take in order to gain entry to US Universities. The College will offer testing this Saturday 8th September, Friday 7th December and Friday 8th February. Please note that registration […]

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Academic Excellence

Marlborough’s (I)GCSE candidates have demonstrated the College’s academic strength by achieving the highest average point score as far back as our records extend. Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt reported: “Huge congratulations are due to our outgoing Hundred. 48% of entries were awarded A* (or A* equivalent) with 34% of candidates achieving the impressive milestone of […]

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Record Breaking Results

Marlborough College’s outgoing Upper Sixth are celebrating record breaking results, achieving the strongest A level, Pre-U and EPQ grades seen in recent years. The overwhelming majority of the year group progressed seamlessly to their first choice universities and colleges. Oxbridge and Harvard places were secured and unprecedented numbers of pupils accepted offers in leading international […]

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International call for Griffin

Congratulations to Archie Griffin (C3 L6) who has been included in the Wales squad for Friday’s opening match of the U18 International Series against hosts South Africa Schools. On Wednesday, the squad headed to Cape Town for a training session against Western Province U19s. “We’re trying to make the most of being out here,” head […]

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Tour Report: Lacrosse in the USA

The 2018 USA tour squad set out to the Big Apple with a fantastic itinerary ahead of us. Looking back, we realised that the people involved were what made this such a special trip. The squad came together well, overcoming varying age ranges, searing temperatures and a different style of Lacrosse play. Before the hard […]

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Vaughan Williams Festival 2018

Marlborough College’s Artistic Director Philip Dukes will be performing at the Vaughan Williams Festival over the August Bank Holiday in the Cotswold village of Down Ampney. Dukes, who has been with Marlborough College since 2008, is also Festival Director of what promises to be an enthralling four days of music making.“This year marks the 60th […]

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