Recent College News

Review: Tim Harrison

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Tim Harrison from the University of Bristol (School of Chemistry) visited Marlborough on Thursday 2nd February and lectured to members of our Shell on the Chemistry of Fragrances.We also welcomed pupils from St Michael’s, Aldbourne, Preshute, Ramsbury, and Great Bedwyn Primary Schools, Pinewood... More »

Art Historians at Buscot Park

Category: Academic, General, Trips

A small group of Marlborough's History of Art pupils were invited to a private tour of Buscot Park on Wednesday 1st February. They were treated to a two-hour introduction to some of the highlights of the superb collections by Buscot's curator, Roger Vlitos. Among the treasures that they saw were... More »

Review: Leon McCarron

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Leon McCarron, film maker, writer and adventurer, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 24th January where he spoke to over 400 Marlburian Geographers about two of his recent journeys. The first was a 1,000 mile walk over five months in 2016 from Jerusalem to Mt Sinai, through the West Bank, Jordan and... More »

Oxbridge Offers

Category: Academic

We warmly congratulate those Marlburians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge this year. At a time when competition for entry to these elite institutions is higher than ever, it is testament to their abilities and attitudes that these candidates have been selected, for a wide... More »

Swindon Academy News

Category: General, General, Academic

This term a new enrichment programme for Swindon Academy Primary School pupils was initiated.  The aim of this programme is to inspire pupils with academic challenges and to expand their cultural experience.  One hundred Year 5 pupils from both Academy primary schools have now visited our... More »

Gallery: Battle of Culloden Pageant

Category: General, Academic, Events

The History Department - with the doughty assistance of a large numbers of pupils and other beaks - presented a re-enactment of the 1745 Jacobite uprising on Monday 28th November. The performance was complete with pipes, Gaelic songs, bayonets (hockey sticks), dirks (school cutlery), tartan galore... More »

Blackett Science Lecture

Category: General, Academic, Events

The 12th annual Blackett Science lecture was given on Tuesday 29th November in the Ellis by the College's Charlie Barclay (Director of the Blackett observatory).The talk was titled 'Tunguska's legacy - The threat of asteroid impact'. Attended by Friends of the Marlborough telescope outreach group,... More »

Review: Ben Kane

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Classics Society Talk: The Life of a Roman Centurion Ben Kane, best-selling author of the Forgotten Legion trilogy and Spartacus series, gave a fascinating talk to the Shell on Thursday 17th November.His talk was about the life of a Roman legionary, encouraging the audience to examine his... More »

Review: China Exchange

Category: Trips, General, Academic

During half-term, a group of ten Upper School pupils embarked on an exciting two-week exchange visit to China, setting off on Sunday 23rd October. Our itinerary encompassed one week in Beijing, five days in rural towns and villages in Guangxi province and 2 days in Guangzhou, one of China’s major... More »

Review: Dr Victoria Blackmore

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Recreating the Big Bang: Accelerators for High Energy Physics - Dr Victoria Blackmore, Imperial College, LondonIn her talk on Tuesday 8th November, Dr Blackmore covered a variety of very interesting topics regarding her field of research: accelerator physics. These included a fascinating... More »

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