Recent College News

Review: Life After Marlborough

Category: General, Academic, Speakers

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close this Wednesday with seven OMs coming back to give the Upper Sixth an insight into university life.  Some very interesting points were raised, one of which was that there is an opportunity of studying in Ireland for almost a third of... More »

Memorial Library: Lent Term Review

Category: Community, General, Academic

The Memorial Library Team review a busy Lent Term, which included two major events, 14,721 pupil visits to the library and over 1,500 books loaned out. Harry Potter Book Night – Thursday 1st February  Our second-ever Harry Potter Night was a huge success this year, with over 80... More »

UK Chemistry Olympiad 2018

Category: Pupil Achievements, General, Academic

The Chemistry Olympiad paper is a national competition/written test of chemical knowledge and understanding, designed to be accessible to able Year 13 pupils.The questions are interesting and challenging, based  on real and relevant chemistry, aiming to raise awareness of what the subject is... More »

Review: Lower Sixth Careers Fair

Category: Academic

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair, organised on Tuesday 13th March, was incredibly helpful. Each pupil rated five careers they were interested in and then attended talks on three on the day. For some these were all careers that they were already considering, whereas others chose options that would... More »

French Exchange

Category: Academic, General, Trips

It was a pleasure to welcome our partner school in France to Marlborough last week.The pupils of the Lycée Jules Verne donned school uniform for the first time ever, and sampled all aspects of Marlborough life; lessons, chapel, the observatory, Fives, boarding house breakfasts, the play, the Mount... More »

Junior History Medley

Category: Academic, General

The Fifth Medley of Marlborough Historians took place on Wednesday 28th February. Nine speakers from the Shell, Remove and Hundred spoke on a variety of topics ranging from the Arab/Israeli conflict, to the Origins of Writing, to Druids. All speakers delivered fascinating and well-researched... More »

Review: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Category: Trips, Academic, General

Directed by Benedict Andrews, this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ put flesh on the bones of the script the Lower Sixth English A Level pupils had studied so meticulously in lessons. The cast were impeccably chosen, the culmination of their clothing, mannerisms, vocal... More »

Review: Medawar Lecture

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on... More »

Review: Nick Ross

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The History of Art Society was very happy to welcome Nick Ross, Director of Art History Abroad, to the College on Friday 2nd February.A lecturer and guide of over thirty years' experience, not many visitors to Marlborough have had such regular and intimate exposure to Italian artistic culture,... More »

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