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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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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Review: MCCS Concert – John Lill

Where shall we start?  We could perhaps begin by saying that John Lill has given over 6,000 concerts in a very long and distinguished career, or maybe (and I quote) “I’m 74 now so I’m cutting back a bit these days, and I’m only going to tour Japan, China and Australia in the next few […]

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Visible Poetry – The Complete Etchings by Samuel Palmer & Robin Tanner

Mount House Gallery, Friday 5th October to Sunday 11th November (not including half-term) The Mount House Gallery heaved with visitors to the Opening of Visible Poetry on Friday evening. College pupils and members of staff along with members of the Marlborough local community came to view the intense, iconic images that are icons in the […]

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Gallery: House Harmony

Marlborough College House Harmony is an occasion to celebrate shared talent through team work. This year did not disappoint! Palpable anticipation filled the College as staff and pupils alike descended on the beautifully refurbished Memorial Hall on Thursday 4th October. Such a venue for this annual competition therefore required a similarly impressive adjudicator in the […]

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Review: Mount House Gallery Exhibition

This September there was an amazing opportunity to see ‘Marlborough Mound and other Sites’ by artist Ray Ward, within the Mount House. The gallery contained some striking art, created by two completely contrasting techniques. The inspiration for this collection of works was based on the area where the artist lives, and little incidents which happen […]

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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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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

One of the most exciting but challenging events in the College’s musical calendar is the annual Music Scholars’ gala concert held in London. It’s exciting in that, in the final analysis of performance we witness some truly talented young musicians, excelling in the delivery of the complex art of chamber music; challenging in that in […]

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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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Primary Schools enjoy Rugby Taster Day

Sixty Primary School pupils attended a rugby taster day at Marlborough College on Friday 28th September. Coaching was provided by Marlborough College staff including Head of Rugby Terry Gilmour, who was joined by former England Under 18s coach Russell Earnshaw and members of the Bath Rugby Academy coaching team. Primary schools in attendance included St […]

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‘PrintREbels’ Exhibition Tour

Director of Art Edward Twohig opened his touring ‘PrintREbels’ exhibition to a packed and fascinated audience at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford over the Exeat weekend. Click here for further information regarding the opening, or to find out more about Marlborough College’s Head of Art – please click here.  

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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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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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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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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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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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Networking opportunity for parents

The Industrial Strategy: What does it mean for businesses? The Marlburian Club extends an invitation to College parents to join them at a networking event on Thursday 19th July. Claire Perry, Minister of State or Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will talk about The Industrial Strategy and what it […]

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