Recent College News

Video: Dr. Paul Abell of NASA

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

We were immensely lucky to have an inspiring visit from a senior NASA Scientist on Thursday 23rd April. Dr Paul Abell, Lead Scientist for Planetary Bodies and expert on all things Asteroidal arrived clad in his NASA Recovery suit to give a series of talks. Upper School physicists and GCSE... More »

Review: Professor Tiffany Stern

Category: Academic, General, Events

The Literary Society was delighted to welcome Professor Tiffany Stern of University College, Oxford on Thursday 16th April to speak to Upper Sixth Pre-U English sets studying Sheridan's wonderful comedy of manners, The Rivals (1775).Professor Stern is an authority on drama from the sixteenth,... More »

UK Chemistry Olympiad

Category: Academic

This national competition provides an opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 students studying Chemistry. The competition enables the selection of a team of four students to represent the UK in the International Chemistry Olympiad, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to travel and... More »

British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

The British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge is a tough but exciting opportunity for pupils to stretch their lateral thinking skills and apply fundamental physical principles to novel situations. It is a single, one-hour paper that provides excellent challenge in testing not merely subject knowledge,... More »

British Physics Olympiad

Category: Academic

40 pupils from the top two Hundred Physics sets entered the British Physics Olympiad 2015 Physics Challenge. The is a hard one-hour paper, at GCSE level, designed to sort out top candidates with a real understanding of the concepts involved and perhaps give an idea of future BPhO candidates. Our... More »

Modern Languages Outreach

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Tuesday 10th March, six Lower Sixth Modern Languages students, together with four beaks, spent the morning in Woodborough Primary School giving four classes language taster sessions in French, German, Spanish and Russian. We had been invited there to be part of their ‘Global Week’, and the... More »

Review: Rob Oxley

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Rob Oxley - Why are some Pressure Groups more successful than others? The Politics Society hosted Rob Oxley, formerly the communications director of the Taxpayers Alliance and now working for Business for Britain. His visit to Marlborough on Thursday 5th March saw him explain why some Pressure... More »

Going Dutch

Category: Academic, General, Events

On Thursday the College hosted representatives from five leading NL universities at a 'Go Dutch' further education seminar. A substantial audience of interested Sixth Formers heard persuasive arguments as to why they should entertain the idea of study in Holland. Up to 1,700 MA, MSc, LLM and... More »

Review: L6 Careers Fair

Category: Events, General, Academic

On Tuesday 9th March the Lower Sixth were given the opportunity to attend three different seminars, run by relations of Marlburians, about many different careers. These ranged from retail to banking, and from PR to law, so there was a choice for everyone. It was especially refreshing to hear about... More »

Review: Own Works Readings

Category: Community, General, Academic

Thursday 26th February marked the inauguration of a hopefully long-lived offshoot of the Poetry Society.  Fronted by Tilly Alexander (NC U6), a handful of students, along with Dr Ponsford, stood up in the Adderley to read their own work.  The appreciative audience experienced insightful... More »

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