Recent College News

London Museums Trip

Category: Art, General, Academic

During October, our Upper Sixth Fine Art and Photography pupils attended the now annual research trip to London museums and galleries. Alongside photographing London sights around the galleries, written and drawing analysis tasks within Jerwood Space where undertaken, whilst viewing the 2016... More »

2016 University Outcomes

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

2016 University Outcomes 79% UK applicants achieve first choice universities 75% UK applicants to Russell Group universities 78% UK applicants to Sutton Trust Top 30 Universities55% of all applicants to QS Top 100 Global Universities 2016 University Outcomes 2016 The great majority (79%) of... More »

Galactic Archaeology

Category: Academic, General, Community, Speakers

On Friday 30th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Dr Payel Das from Oxford University for a Science Department Talk.Dr Das began to specialise in astrophysics from her fourth year at Oxford and obtained her PhD through her thesis into orbital structures and dark matter distributions... More »

Review: Martha Holmes

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Thursday, the Natural History and Biology Society was treated to a superb lecture by Martha Holmes, series producer of the BBC’s ground-breaking wildlife documentary Life which took four years to make.  Pupils were given a rare insight into the enormous challenges involved in producing ten... More »

Review: Professor Christopher Andrew

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Wednesday and Thursday the History Department was fortunate enough to be visited by Professor Christopher Andrew, the official Historian of MI5 and an eminent and remarkable scholar based at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. He gave a splendid lecture in the Garnett Room on Wednesday evening,... More »

Live Reptiles & Wildlife Photography

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Ayub Khan, a renowned photographer and wildlife expert came to speak to the Shell this afternoon bringing with him several of his pet reptiles. Ayub addressed the year group with stories about his travels and interest the Natural World, before introducing the students to a number of his lizards... More »

European Day of Languages

Category: Academic

26th September is the European Day of Languages, an event we marked by inviting Year 8 students from several local schools to compete in a Languages Quiz. Which country has the most native speakers of Spanish? What would a Mancunian do with a 'chuddy'? What proportion of the world’s languages are... More »

Professor Tim Whitmarsh

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Tim Whitmarsh, Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and author of Battling the Gods, proposes an alternative view of the performance of the Homeric poems. The traditional approach is based around Odyssey Book 8 where the bard Demodocus is summoned to provide... More »

Introduction to Irish Literature

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Members of the Literary Society crowded into the newly refurbished North Block 5 on Tuesday evening at 5.30pm for an Introduction to Irish Literature. All those studying Pre-U Literature in English in the Lower Sixth attended, accompanied by some interested enthusiasts from the year above. In place... More »

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