Recent College News

Arctic Explorer visits Marlborough

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Alex Hibbert, Arctic Explorer, entertained to supper by eight Sixth Form Geographers on Thursday 7th December. After two very stimulating presentations on ‘Challenge and Survival in the Arctic Wilderness’; he spoke to the Shell on his 2013/14 extended stay with the Greenland Inuit people where he... More »

Arctic Explorer visits Marlborough

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Alex Hibbert, Arctic Explorer, entertained to supper by eight Sixth Form Geographers on Thursday 7th December. After two very stimulating presentations on ‘Challenge and Survival in the Arctic Wilderness’; he spoke to the Shell on his 2013/14 extended stay with the Greenland Inuit people where he... More »

Russian Revolution in the Garnett

Category: General, Academic, Community

On Thursday 30th November the History Department staged a 'Russian Revolution' in the Garnett Room, to celebrate the centenary of the original. Highlights included Lenin/Mr Sandall's arrival in Petrograd, Rasputin/Mr Wright's dance to Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Mr Gistovsky's sneaky spying, Mr Nelson-Piercy's... More »

West Kennet Long Barrow

Category: General, Academic, Trips

Each week the HATA (History And The Arts) Society takes groups of Shell pupils to the mighty West Kennet Long Barrow, one of Britain's oldest buildings (c. 3600 BC).  Pupils enjoy exploring the passages and chambers of the great mysterious temple/tomb, and also have a chance to consider the... More »

Field Day in the Lower Wye Valley

Category: General, Academic, Trips

The Remove OA 'Local Explorers' group, who spend Wednesday afternoons walking around landscapes of particular historical significance, celebrated Field Day with a splendid exploration of the Lower Wye Valley. We visited Chepstow Castle in the morning, Tintern Abbey in the afternoon, and walked... More »

Pupil Achievements: Michaelmas Term

Category: Pupil Achievements, General, Academic

A list of pupil achievements from the Michaelmas Term can be found here. Further news can also be found on Twitter @MarlboroughCol December Ed Robinson (B1 Hu) is the current British Schools’ 50-metre Small-bore Junior Champion. This is in addition to the Long Range, Full-bore Championships at... More »

Review: An Evening for Advent

Category: Music, Academic, General

An expectant audience gathered in the Adderley on Wednesday 29th November for the annual cross-departmental collaboration between Modern Languages and Music. Celebrating the season of Advent and the expectation of Christmas through readings in eight languages, interspersed with musical interludes,... More »

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 »

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