Recent College News

Poetry Society and Creative Writing

Category: Academic, General, Events

There was a joint meeting of Poetry Society with the Creative Writing group on Thursday 11th February: an Own Verse and Prose evening held in Adderley.  There were readers from the Remove, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth providing an evening of excellent quality original work, introduced and read... More »

Review: Dr Janneke Blokland

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Dr Janneke Blokland gave a talk on 'Particle Physics in a Nutshell' on Tuesday 9th February, aimed at the Sixth Form and budding Hundreds studying Physics. Having looked at our course specification, she aimed to solidify and expand upon the material we will cover on very basic quantum physics – she... More »

Review: Spanish Exchange

Category: Trips, General, Academic

“Pulpo”, “Mejillones” and “Percebes”… these are just some of the new words now familiar to a group of intrepid Upper Sixth pupils who swapped Marlborough for north-west Spain as part of an exciting exchange programme.The Pre-U Spanish pupils spent a week improving their language skills by staying... More »

Public Speaking Competition

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

H Barton (MM), A Hall (MM) and E Debs (IH) represented the College in the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition regional heats this Thursday, acquiring admirable praise from the judges. The girls, competing against speakers two years older than them, were tasked with speaking on topics... More »

Review: In The Marlborough Night Garden

Category: Events, General, Academic

It is a rare occurrence that one has the opportunity to see what is out there. Not so by travelling to the far corners of the earth, or looking up and seeing the moon; but seeing objects that are up to 23 million light years from our very own galaxy. The prize-winning astrophotographer Gavin James,... More »

Brooke Society visit

Category: Community, General, Academic

Nine members of the Brooke Society (our Upper School Debating group) went to St Peter's Primary School down the road in Marlborough today. They gave 40 Year 5 pupils an hour-long introduction into the basics, and tricks, of debating, finishing with a full debate on whether school uniform should be... More »

Going Dutch

Category: Academic

Marlborough's Upper Sixth art historians travelled to London on Thursday 28th January for some close encounters with paintings they study on their Pre-U course. In addition to seeing masterpieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern eras at the National Gallery, they visited the Queen's... More »

Review: Leon McCarron

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Leon McCarron, adventurer and filmmaker, gave two thoroughly inspiring and thought-provoking Geography Society lectures on Thursday 21st January to nearly 500 pupils on recent Iranian and Chinese journeys. He spoke about his 2014 five-week Iranian journey along the Karun river, from the snowy... More »

Review: The Chemistry of Wine

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Luke Bartlett is Head of Science at Uppingham School. He came to Marlborough on Tuesday to give a talk on The Chemistry of Wine. After briefly introducing himself he posed the question ‘was wine discovered or invented?’ He suggested that it was discovered. Such is the nature of the sugary juice... More »

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