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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Review: Fashion and Media Careers Event

Susie Forbes, Principal of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London, gave a detailed talk to our year groups recently. Gaining extensive editorial experience within the vibrant world of fashion and media for over 25 years led Susie to take up her role as Principle of Condé Nast College in 2011. Pupils […]

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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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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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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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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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Review: Bob Tait

At the end of Shell OA week, the pupils were given a presentation by Bob Tait on drugs, covering many aspects from the consumption of ‘socially acceptable drugs’, such as alcohol, to recent Law changes. The key points were: There is no such thing as a ‘safe drug’, despite many being socially acceptable. Actions have repercussions. […]

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Sermon: ‘Where are you staying?’

A sermon preached by the Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells at Marlborough College on the 175th Commemoration of its Foundation and on the 50th year since admitting women… 35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is […]

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Review: T. A. Cotterell

T. A. Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew came to speak at Marlborough on Friday 4th May about ‘Becoming an Author’; this was a fascinating insight into not only the process of writing, but also of the business of editing and marketing, and the reality of the modern publishing world. A far cry from the […]

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Peter Hall – Wasted Youth

ON Thursday 26th April the Remove attended a presentation by Peter Hall, from Wasted Youth. Peter spoke about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, but from a perspective that instantly caught the attention of the pupils. Firstly, he came from a very similar background to many of them: privately educated, a financially comfortable family, international […]

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The Master’s Sermon

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 going that he is one of […]

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Review: Hannah Mills

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 took place in London in 2012 where […]

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Life After Marlborough

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close on Wednesday 11th April 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 the price […]

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Medawar Lecture Review

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on soft matter physics, and also her work in raising awareness […]

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Bristol: City of the Future

Ten outstanding Hundred Geographers and Mr Richards entertain our distinguished visiting speaker, James Durie, CEO Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, invited to speak to 240 GCSE Geographers on ‘Bristol: City of the Future’. Our pupils were fascinated by his vision for the future of this amazing city. The £31 billion economy is the best […]

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Review: Mound Trust Lecture

“The History of William Marshall,” was this year’s annual Mound Trust lecture, given by Mr Bryant, an ex-drama teacher at Marlborough College who is now a translator of Medieval literature, such as Chretian de Troyes, late Arthurian Romances and The History of William Marshall: the oldest surviving biography of a Medieval knight.   “Welcome to […]

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Tonight: Mound Trust Annual Lecture

The Master of Marlborough College and the Trustees of The Marlborough Mound Trust invite you to the Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture. Held in the Ellis Theatre on Monday 11th September 2017 (8pm), this year’s lecture will be Marlborough Castle and William Marshal – ‘the greatest knight who ever lived’ with the speaker Nigel Bryant. […]

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Video: Ralph Salmins

The College was very pleased to receive world-renowned percussionist and kit player, Ralph Salmins for a day of workshops, classes and one-to-one teaching.   Ralph is recognised as being one of the leading exponents in his field and his clear enthusiasm and love for his music was very evident to see as he put College pupils […]

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Review: Levon Biss

On Thursday 4th May, photographer Levon Biss gave a talk entitled ‘Microsculpture: the insect portraits of Levon Biss’.  Appealing to a mixture of biology and photography students, he talked about how he ended up taking astonishingly high resolution insect pictures. One of his images, as seen on the microsculpture website, can easily be printed at over […]

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Review: Professor Robert Bickers

On Friday 28th April, we were lucky enough to have Professor Robert Bickers from the University of Bristol give a talk on China’s 20th Century History and the Role of the West.  Not only is Professor Bickers a member of the Department of History and Historical Studies at the University of Bristol, but he is […]

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