Recent College News

Fourth Medley of Marlborough Historians

Category: Academic

The History Department recently hosted a magnificent 'Fourth Medley of Marlborough Historians', in which nine Sixth Formers gave short presentations on non-curricular History which interested them.  The topics ranged from 12th century troubadours to Tang Dynasty culture, from American gun... More »

Outdoor Learning

Category: Academic, General, Community

The recent superb late Autumn days have enabled some classes to be held in magical settings seemingly far from school.  One Lower Sixth history class visited the College troutpond to study the legend of the Death of King Arthur: the pond, with the morning mist rising, were reminiscent of... More »

13th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Category: Academic

Professor Katherine Blundell FRAS OBE, Professor of Astrophysics and Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford gave the 13th annual Blackett Science lecture on Tuesday 28th November (coincidently the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Pulsars by Jocelyn Bell Burnell who gave the 1st Blackett... More »

Bristol: City of the Future

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Ten outstanding Hundred Geographers and Mr Richards entertain our distinguished visiting speaker, James Durie, CEO Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, invited to speak to 240 GCSE Geographers on 'Bristol: City of the Future’. Our pupils were fascinated by his vision for the future of this... More »

Poet-in-Residence: Kayo Chingonyi

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The College hosted a ten-day visit by the acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi at the start of October, beginning with the a superb performance of his work in a packed Ellis Theatre. This was a joint venture between the English department and the town's Literary Festival, with an audience made up of... More »

Modern Languages Quiz

Category: Academic, General, Events

In an exciting afternoon of quizzing, Year 8 students from seven local schools fought it out in the European Day of Languages Quiz on Tuesday 26th September. Sample slides of Russian, Japanese, Hebrew and the like were followed by sample bursts of Turkish, Malay, Welsh and more, delivered by... More »

Review: Joel Penkman - Food Art

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The History of Art Society was thrilled to welcome the artist Joel Penkman to the College on Wednesday 4th October. Joel is an accomplished artist who has for some years specialized in the depiction of food. Her work is highly sought after by major food suppliers and restaurants such as Waitrose,... More »

Review: Professor Nick Evans

Category: General, Academic, Speakers

On Friday 29th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Professor Nick Evans from the University of Southampton for a Science Department Talk. He is Professor of Theoretical Physics, with particular research interests in quantum gravity and the strong nuclear force beyond the standard model.... More »

Prep School Debating Competition

Category: General, Community, Academic

This weekend saw the College play host to five Prep schools (Windlesham House, Farleigh School, St Hugh’s School, The Pilgrims' School, and Ashfold School) for a debating workshop and inner-school competition. Aided by some of the College's most distinguished debaters, pupils were put through their... More »

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