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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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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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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Memorial Library – Summer Term Review

Library Termly Newsletter Update – Lent 2018 The Memorial Library Team review a packed Summer Term, which saw over 15,000 visits to the library and over 1,800 loans, plus a range of events and activities, including: Everest Reading Challenge Now entering its third year, we’re once again challenging pupils to read 10 books over the […]

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French Final for Yearlings Rugby

Yearlings Rugby players have just returned from an enjoyable three-day trip to France, where they finished runners up in an international rugby tournament hosted by Stade Français. Based in Paris, the tour party watched Castres win an entertaining Top 14 final against Montpellier on Saturday afternoon before their own chance to shine the following day. […]

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Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires

Ned Finney (CO Sh) looks back on the Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires. Very early on the morning on Sunday 25th March, we left London to go to Les Ménuires in the French Alps. On arrival at the ski resort, we were overwhelmed by the snow conditions, some of the best snow we had […]

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Review: Art & Photography Trip to Venice

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 explored. Amongst churches; S.Zaccaria containing a Giovanni […]

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Barbados Netball Tour Review

On Wednesday 7th February 2018 the Netball touring squad flew out of Gatwick and began their ten-day tour of Barbados. The island immediately captured the hearts of the Marlborough team who enjoyed their immersion into Caribbean culture. With the nearby netball court within walking distance of the hotel, the girls had much opportunity to train […]

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Review: CCF in San Diego

Over the first week of half-term, the Marlborough College CCF headed out to San Diego for a visit to some of the US Navy and Marine installations there. The trip was a huge success on all fronts: fun, informative and incredibly cool! Eight members of the U6 contingent as well as Mr. Moore, Mr. Bate, […]

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Slovenia

Slovenia is a small alpine country nestled between Austria to the north, Italy to the West, Croatia to the South and Hungary to the East. With a population of around only 2 million and a cultural interest in the outdoors, pre-trip research suggested that the Triglav National Park, one of the largest national reserves in […]

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Sports Performance Tour to California

A group of pupils recently travelled to California for a sports performance tour. The tour took in the sights as well as offering pupils access to elite training facilities. James Davies, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, looks back on the trip with a diary of what was a busy schedule of learning and leisure time. […]

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Shell OA Week

The 2017 Shell Outdoor Activities week has just come to close after another action packed series of adventures. Most Houses headed to wild Wales and the Brecon Beacons; while C3 and Turner went south to the Gower Peninsula; Preshute slightly north to Snowdonia National Park; and Summerfield took to the waters of the English Channel, […]

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Chinese Trip to V&A and Chinatown

On Thursday 25th May, Remove Chinese pupils enjoyed a Chinese themed excursion to the V&A museum and Chinatown.  The day began with a visit to the ‘China Room’ at the V&A. This is one of the most comprehensive and important collections of Chinese art outside East Asia, with pieces dating from 3000 BC to the […]

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Review: U6 Spanish Exchange

Spain is a hugely varied country, at times seeming like a loose alliance of mini-states. Linguistically, culturally and climatologically, the north-western region of Galicia – where nine Marlburians enjoyed a week-long exchange straddling January and February – has more in common with Brittany or Cornwall than Andalucia or the Balearic Islands.  Were our pupils surprised […]

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Chinese Exchange

On Monday 30th January, the College was delighted to welcome a party of six Chinese exchange pupils and accompanying staff for a 10-day visit.  The pupils were from Hohhot No.2 School and Fudan Academy. Both are associate schools of WLSA (World Leading School Association). They were accompanied by Marlburians from the Lower School to classes […]

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Art Historians at Buscot Park

A small group of Marlborough’s History of Art pupils were invited to a private tour of Buscot Park on Wednesday 1st February. They were treated to a two-hour introduction to some of the highlights of the superb collections by Buscot’s curator, Roger Vlitos. Among the treasures that they saw were works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, […]

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B1 Trip to Ypres

A party of 26 B1 pupils, parents and staff spent two days in Ypres, led by former Head of History David Du Croz – Chairman of the World War One Committee – and John Carroll (HM, B1).  Fifteen graves of OMs from B1, B2 and B3 were visited in different sites. At each resting place […]

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Video: Chapel Choir in Kraków

Members of the College Chapel Choir have just returned from an enjoyable and successful five-day tour to Kraków and the surrounding areas. The choir gave five performances, singing at Masses and concerts at some remarkable and contrasting churches, including Arka Pana, and St Katherine’s in Kraków. One of our cultural excursions included a visit to […]

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Review: China Exchange

During half-term, a group of ten Upper School pupils embarked on an exciting two-week exchange visit to China, setting off on Sunday 23rd October.  Our itinerary encompassed one week in Beijing, five days in rural towns and villages in Guangxi province and 2 days in Guangzhou, one of China’s major financial centres. With this being […]

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