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Alfred St George Hamersley

Category: Rugby, General

With the Six Nations getting under way this weekend, this is an opportune moment to highlight the influence of Alfred St George Hamersley (C3 1862– 66).Hamersley was a former Marlborough pupil and England international of the 1870s who was a pioneer of rugby in New Zealand after he emigrated to... More »

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 »

Exercise Road Traffic Collision

Category: CCF

Upper Sixth CCF Cadets were put through their paces on Exercise Road Traffic Collision 3 on Wednesday 1st February.The course was delivered by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue for what is an important part of the CCF programme.Cadets were challenged to carry out a Dynamic Risk Assessment and... 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: Jane Austen At Home

Category: Speakers

Tuesday 24th January 2017, Adderley Devised by Stephen Siddall and acted by Emerald O’HanrahanThis presentation of Jane Austen and her work was very interesting and original on many levels. Many extracts of the author’s books, letters and stories were read and acted out by a single actress who... More »

England Squash National Schools Competition

Category: Squash, General, Sport, Pupil Achievements

A 4-1 win against KES Birmingham saw the U15 boys progress to the final 16 in the England Squash National Schools competition. After an uneventful jaunt up the M5, the boys arrived well rested and ready to perform. Ben Spink (SU Re), at number one string, went on first. Following a slow start -... More »

B1 Trip to Ypres

Category: Community, General, Trips

A party of 26 B1 pupils, parents and staff spent two days in Ypres, led by former Head of History David Du Croz – Chairman of the World War One Committee – and John Carroll (HM, B1). Fifteen graves of OMs from B1, B2 and B3 were visited in different sites. At each resting place or memorial, a cross... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

In a truly remarkable evening which embraced chamber music, solo performers, inter-departmental cross-collaboration, concertos (trumpets and strings), scholars, non-scholars, Shell pupils, future Marlburians and culminating in a vibrant performance of Vivaldi’s glorious A minor Double Cello... More »

Review: Liederabend

Category: Music, General, Community

“Music and poetry have a common domain, from which they draw inspiration and in which they operate: the landscape of the soul.  Together, they have the power to lend intellectual form to what is sensed and felt, to transmute both into a language that no other art can express.  The magic... More »

Hockey Girls Make History

Category: Hockey, General, Pupil Achievements

The U14 girls’ hockey team qualified for the National Finals yesterday and become the first girls’ hockey team to do so in the history of the College.As a result of finishing runners-up in the West regional tournament back in November, the girls travelled to play Bedford Girls School in a play-off... More »

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