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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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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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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Review: Music Society Recital

The Music Society events are informal internal occasions, which showcase a variety of musical mediums. In our latest offering, we welcomed back our quite brilliant Guitar Consultant, Clive Carroll: virtuoso, teacher and collaborative artist. Brilliant is an often overused adjective, but in this case, truly apt – Clive is just that and his performances are […]

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Review: MCCS – BBC Big Band

This past year has been a significant event in the life of the Memorial Hall and the Concert Series was thrilled to return to its regular home following the hall’s spectacular £6.5m refurbishment. Audiences are now greeted by a fresh, new, sophisticated and state of the art interior, which in the process of its renovation […]

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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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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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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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China Trip Review

15 Lower Sixth and Hundred pupils joined five adults on a breathtaking journey through Sichuan Province between July 1st and 12th. The journey began and ended in Chengdu, a dynamic and fast growing global mega city. Traditional Tang dynasty Du Fu Cottage and Gardens, Kuang-zhai Alley, Han dynasty Jinli town and the mesmerizing Sichuan opera […]

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Gallery: Skill-Up trip to Iceland

12 intrepid Hundred pupils joined three adults for an amazing Skill-Up trip to Iceland between Sunday 17th and Thursday 21st June 2018. The first day was a non-stop action tour which included the Gunnuhver hot steam outlets, the Krysuvik hot mud pools, the famous Strokkur Geysir, the majestic Gullfoss (waterfall) -Europe’s largest- and Thingvellir-site of […]

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Review: Skill-Up week

Skill-Up week takes place in the penultimate week of the Summer Term and is designed to help pupils in the Hundred begin the transition from the Lower School into the Sixth Form. The various options for the week are opportunities for them to make a head start on subjects that they will be studying at A-Level and/or develop […]

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Summer Term Pupil Achievements

A list of pupil achievements from the Summer Term can be found below – or follow the latest news on Twitter @MarlboroughCol here. June Well done to Sophie Hall-Smith (NC) – the winner of the inaugural Welchman Prize. This is a competition undertaken by Lower Sixth Further Mathematics pupils, who are asked to write an article […]

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