Recent College News

OM Reading Prize

Category: Academic

On 19th April 2015, Oliver Bashall (C1 Sh) won the Old Marlburian Reading Prize for his truthful and powerful reading of his and Sophie Gow's (MM Sh) work inspired by Chatwin's In Patagonia.To enter the competition, Shell pupils create and perform a written piece which has been inspired by poetry... More »

Leadership Academy

Category: Academic

Henry Martin (PR L6) and Molly Macaire (NC L6) have both been successful in their applications to the McKinsey Leadership Academy this summer. The McKinsey programme is extremely competitive and this year pupils from over 130 individual schools applied.As part of the McKinsey Leadership... More »

Science Roadshow

Category: Academic

Nic Allott (former Head of Science) took the Science of Sound and Music Road Show to Horris Hill Prep School on Thursday 7th May.  70 pupils in two sessions watched and assisted with an interactive lecture explaining the physics behind sound and music. There were plenty of volunteers for... More »

Medical and Veterinary Offers

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

Although many courses and universities seem to be more accommodating at present, Medical courses remain subject to strict controls because funding comes in part from the NHS, which forecasts how many trainees the health system needs. Approximately ten applications from top grade pupils are made for... More »

General Election Hustings

Category: Academic, Community, General, Events, Speakers

A panel of Devizes Constituency candidates - with one substitution - faced an audience of around 400 Marlborough pupils on Tuesday 28th April and on a show of hands it was clear that about 150 of them would be able to vote on May 7.Claire Perry (Conservative), Chris Watts (Labour), David Pollitt... More »

Record Year

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

2014/15 has been the most successful year for applications to North America in the College‚Äôs history. So far 37 acceptances for the USA or Canada have been received by the 23 pupils who applied, and we are still waiting for decisions from seven universities. Three pupils received a total of over a... More »

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 »

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