Recent College News

History Bee and Bowl of Britain

Category: Academic

On the sun-drenched morning of Saturday 22nd March, Dr Burns and Mr Finn gathered together some of Marlborough’s most intrepid quizzers, put them in a minibus and ferried them (via a coffee and breakfast roll break at Reading services) to St Mary Magdalene Academy in London. There, our team of five... More »

Work Experience Update

Category: Academic, General

Thank you everyone who has been able to offer work experience to Hundred pupils this summer.  We still have a number of keen individuals looking for Engineering placements.  If anyone is able to help, please contact Guidance Secretary, Elizabeth Headlam, on email via... More »

Pupil Review: Careers Speed-Dating

Category: Academic

On Tuesday 25th February, the Hundred were split into groups of around ten for a glimpse of the potential futures ahead of us. The Hundred Career Speed-Dating was a chance to listen to many young professionals talking about a grand variety of jobs. The format was simple: after each individual had... More »

Outstanding Achievement

Category: Academic, Pupil Achievements

We would like to congratulate the 22 Marlburians who have received offers or firm acceptances from Oxford and Cambridge this year. It is a quite outstanding achievement for each of them and it is great testament to their individual talent, their scholarly approach and their sheer hard work. I am... More »

Video: Joutes Oratoires

Category: Academic

The College recently hosted the Western qualifying heat of the Joutes Oratoires (the National Independent Schools French Debating Competition). On the day, impressive performances from Fraser Anderson (U6 Tu) and Claudia Matthews (U6 LI) secured a place in the regional final against... More »

Professor Peter Atkins - The Nature of Energy

Category: Academic

Retired Oxford chemistry professor Peter Atkins has published over 70 chemistry textbooks. His Physical Chemistry and Elements of Physical Chemistry are set texts for chemistry undergraduates around the world. His talk for the Marlborough College Chemical Society was ambitiously entitled The Nature... More »

Review: Chemistry Conference

Category: Academic

Over 1,000 pupils from Marlborough College and other local schools were invited by Dr Garry Doyle, Head of Chemistry, to take part in the Marlborough College Chemistry Conference on Tuesday 19th November 2013. The speakers, John Emsley, Science Writer in Residence for the Department of Chemistry at... More »

UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge

Category: Academic

Marlborough Mathematicians, from Remove upwards, achieved outstanding results in the recent UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge, with several students advancing to the follow on rounds. An impressive 97 students achieved a medal this year which saw an increase to 84% of students competing achieving... More »

Video: Lower Sixth Challenge Day

Category: Academic

Click here to view a video review of the day The Lower Sixth Challenges Day, held on Tuesday 5th November was a productive, constructive and enjoyable day.  The success of the day stemmed from the good attitude and behaviour of the Lower Sixth pupils, the influence and hard work of the... More »

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