Recent College News

Blackett Science Lecture

Category: Academic, General, Events

Professor Donald Kurtz, Vice-President Royal Astronomical Society and astrophysics Department at University of Central Lancashire delivered the 11th Blackett Science lecture on 'Planets and Pulsations' on Tuesday 24th November. The concept of Asteroseismology was clearly explained with the basic... More »

The Agincourt Pageant

Category: Events, General, Academic

Wednesday 18th November, Memorial Hall This was a new type of event: a semi-dramatized series of little lectures – it would be a bit strong to claim that it represented an actual attempt to go back in time, but everyone had a lot of fun in any case.The days before the History Society’s... More »

Mathematical Olympiad

Category: Academic, Pupil Achievements, General

Sarah Mattinson achieved success in this year’s Mathematical Olympiad for Girls. Over 1,500 girls nationwide participated with the top 25% achieving a Distinction. This means that Sarah is one of the top 25% of the top 1,500 girls in the country with regard to Mathematics.The Mathematical Olympiad... More »

Dr Daniel O’Hara

Category: Academic

Dr Daniel O’Hara, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of English at New College of the Humanities, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 10th November to address the Literary Society. Dr O’Hara gave a challenging and stimulating overview of American Literature from 1800 to the present day, with special focus... More »

UK University Outcomes

Category: Academic

The great majority (83%) of Marlburians were rewarded for their hard work by gaining their first choice course this year. They won places at some of the most competitive UK universities such as Edinburgh (26) Bristol (24), Exeter (16) and Durham (12). Measuring the cohort by different yardsticks... More »

Santiago Exchange

Category: Academic, General, Trips

From Monday 2nd to Wednesday 11th November, 12 Spanish exchange students from the city of Santiago in Galicia visited Marlborough College. The pupils experienced typical Marlburian life courtesy of their English partners, attending lessons, playing fives and rackets, learning to march with the CCF... More »

Richard Smith exhibition

Category: Art, Academic, Community, General

U6 History of Art pupils recently attended a private viewing of an exhibition by Richard Shirley Smith, one of Britain’s most celebrated illustrators and painters. Richard is renowned for his skill as an engraver of traditional woodblock prints, and as a muralist, in addition to his works on... More »

Review: Robert Parker

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Pupils and staff from the College and from St. John's School enjoyed a fascinating talk on Ancient Greek oracles by Robert Parker, the Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at Oxford. Professor Parker is an expert on Greek religion and in 2011 delivered the prestigious Sather Classical lectures at... More »

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Thursday 5th November, 123 of our Maths pupils, from the Remove to the Upper Sixth, took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge, a nationwide Maths competition. We look forward to celebrating their success when the results come through in a few weeks’ time. Simon... More »

Remove Poetry Festival

Category: Academic, General, Events

The Remove Poetry Festival on Saturday 10th October closed ten days of celebrating poetry at Marlborough. As poet-in-residence for the week leading to the Festival, Isabel Palmer had been running writing workshops in English lessons for all Remove. After such an intense and creative week, Remove... More »

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