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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 »

Review: Dr Ben Pilgrim

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Dr Ben Pilgrim, Fellow of Corpus Christi, Cambridge 'The Chemistry of Water' Dr Pilgrim commenced with a history and the significance of water – why is it so important? He found answers in the abundance, and chemical quirks, of this most fundamental of molecules, and in particular the curious... More »

Pupils' work published

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

Nine pupils have had their creative writing published in local magazine, Tower and Town. Pupils were allocated one of Marlborough’s nine blue plaques as inspiration for a piece of writing. The town’s plaques commemorate the link between notable figures of the past and the buildings in which they... More »

French exchange arrives

Category: Trips, General, Academic

Voilà! Students from the Lycée Jules Verne in Limours are on exchange with our Lower Sixth this week. Following lessons and an afternoon of netball, visits to the Blackett Observatory and the Merchant's House await - plus excursions to Bath and Oxford. Vive l'échange! Tom KiggellFrench... More »

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