Recent College News

History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Reinventing Dutch Still Life PaintingThe College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening. Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical... More »

Poetry Society: Lily Winter

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

On Tuesday night, the Poetry Society hosted the young singer/songwriter Lily Winter who both taught and entertained us.  First she gave a workshop on the similarities and subtle differences between poems and song lyrics - and this was very much a personal view; then, in the Bradleian Theatre,... More »

Lower Sixth Careers Fair

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair on Thursday 16th March was very helpful. With accomplished professionals representing a wide range of fields from Medical Psychology to Investment Banking each pupil got an insight into three possible career paths.The meetings were structured into 35-minute seminars, as... More »

Medawar Lecture: Henry Marsh CBE

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Many of us were very much looking forward to the visit of Henry Marsh, and were keen to see if his personality matched that portrayed in his book, Do No Harm. It's understandably difficult to appeal to an audience with such a variety of interests, as was the case on Tuesday evening. However, Mr... More »

Review: Joutes Oratoires

Category: Academic

The 2017 version of the Joutes Oratoires took place last week, and a very fine display of French debating it was. Jonny Venn (C3 U6) and Brice Luthi (BH U6)represented the College in this heat of the national competition. Having written and rehearsed their speeches in the weeks leading up to the... More »

Languages Study Day

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Friday 3rd February, 10 of our Lower Sixth Modern Linguists attended the Why study languages? day hosted by St Mary's Calne. Lecturers from Pembroke College, Cambridge led the day, starting with an introduction to studying Modern Languages at University, followed by sessions in two new... More »

Chinese Exchange

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Monday 30th January, the College was delighted to welcome a party of six Chinese exchange pupils and accompanying staff for a 10-day visit. The pupils were from Hohhot No.2 School and Fudan Academy. Both are associate schools of WLSA (World Leading School Association). They were accompanied by... More »

Review: Careers Speed Dating

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Tuesday 7th February, the Hundred were given a series of enlightening talks about careers and the future by Old Marlburians. Each OM represented a different career, ranging from banking and engineering to drama and the creatives. The format was set up like speed-dating, meaning we sat in small... More »

EPQ at the Mount House Gallery

Category: Art, General, Pupil Achievements, Academic

A thought-provoking and impressive exhibition at the Mount House Gallery by three EPQ students took us into Lent half-term. ‘Previous Representations of Diogenes in Art’ by Ellie Allan (LI L6) is an essay following the life and beliefs of the Cynic philosopher culminating in a mixed media art work.... More »

Review: Amir Darwish

Category: Academic, Speakers, General

Amir Darwish gave a reading to the Poetry Society on Tuesday 7th February.   He had come for the UK as a refugee from Aleppo during the second Gulf War, and this experience had informed much of his writing.  He gave a writing workshop to the Creative Writing students; then, to a huge... More »

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