Recent College News

Recent successes

Category: Pupil Achievements, Academic, Sport, Community

It's a busy first half of the Michaelmas Term with a number of recent academic, co-curricular and sporting successes -  a selection of those pupil achievements are listed below.Richard Simon (LI 2009-14) finished tenth at the international Chemistry Olympiad in Vietnam, from 291 students... More »

Review: Dr Miriam Manook

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The first speaker of the year for the Biology Society was Dr. Miriam Manook (EL 2007-09) whose subject was "Transplantation – the final medical frontier".  Dr Manook works at Guy’s Hospital in London where she is actively involved in both kidney and pancreas transplants.  To... More »

History of Art Society: Professor Shearer West

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The History of Art Society was greatly honoured to be addressed by Professor Shearer West on Monday 6th October. Professor West is the Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford University, a Fellow of Magdalen College, and a former professor in the History of Art at the University of Birmingham.... More »

US University Fair

Category: Community, Academic, General

On Tuesday 23rd September Marlborough College welcomed representatives from a variety of Universities from the USA. The schools included: Emory, Middlebury, NYU, Northeastern, Denison, NYU Abu Dhabi, UVA, Syracuse and Rutgers. Sporting Elite, a sports recruiting agency also attended the event. The... More »

Modern Languages: After Marlborough

Category: Academic

On Friday 19th September three ML linguists, Alec Kingham (LI 2002-07), Fred Puckle Hobbs (LI 2004-09) and Floris ten Nijenhuis (LI 2006-11) visited the College.They returned to talk to all the Upper school linguists about their ML degrees, gap years and years abroad, and also how languages have... More »

Eight Marlburians Begin Training for Medical Careers

Category: Academic

The statement from UCAS that 1,780 applicants with grades AAA or better failed to win medical places this year underlines just how fierce the competition for places for Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry is. Those who are interested will often begin chalking up invaluable work experience... More »

Arabic Drumming in Court

Category: Academic

An exciting, high energy drumming activity was held in court on Tuesday 16th September. Mr Abbas, the Arabic teacher, brought his collection of some 40 drums and invited pupils to join with him in creating exciting rhythms. Pupils from across the different year groups joined in, and great fun was... More »

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge – Gold Awards

Category: Pupil Achievements, Academic

Sixth Form Chemists entered the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge once again this year. Seventeen pupils were awarded certificates following the challenging paper which was entered by some 7,000 Sixth Formers throughout the UK.We were delighted that Wey Jin Chan (C2), Montgomery Eayrs (C3), Lucy Parker... More »

(I)GCSE 2014

Category: Academic, General

Many congratulations to our (I)GCSE pupils who have collectively secured another outstanding set of grades. One is wary of sounding like every other school in proclaiming “best ever results”, especially after years of reported grade inflation, but we are hugely proud of our pupils’ GCSE points... More »

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