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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Category: Art

Towards the close of the first half of term, our Fine Art students were taken to visit the latest exhibition at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Entitled, ‘From Where I’m Standing’, the show provided a commendable juxtaposition between contemporary ceramics and works of art from the museum’s highly... More »

Art Scholars Visit Rabley

Category: Art

Following on from our London excursion, the Art Scholars were provided with the valuable opportunity to view the current exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre, situated in Mildenhall, Marlborough. Works by Sally Taylor and Stephen Snoddy both complemented the gallery space and drew intriguing... More »

London Museums Trip

Category: Art, General, Academic

During October, our Upper Sixth Fine Art and Photography pupils attended the now annual research trip to London museums and galleries. Alongside photographing London sights around the galleries, written and drawing analysis tasks within Jerwood Space where undertaken, whilst viewing the 2016... More »

Review: House Singing Competition

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual House Singing competition is traditionally a high-energy, high-stakes, and high-standard event, and this year’s offering was no exception.We were treated to some fantastically energetic renditions of a number of classic tunes, as well as, notably, some unique conducting. It was a real... More »

Dunford Lecture: Clare Balding

Category: Sport, General, Speakers

It was a great privilege to welcome Clare Balding to give the Dunford Lecture on Tuesday 4th October 2016.  Clare is currently one of the most high-profile sports journalists and presenters; as she spent the summer in Rio as the main anchor-woman of the Olympic and Paralympic games, we were... More »

Sporting Clay Shield

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

The Marlborough A team retained the Sporting Clay Shield on Tuesday 11th October, for the sixth year in a row, beating 18 other teams from ten schools.  This was the biggest competition that we have hosted at Barbury Shooting School who managed the event with customary efficiency and good... More »

Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Category: Music, General, Pupil Achievements

A little earlier in the calendar than in previous years, the annual London Music Scholars’ Gala Concert took place at its established venue, namely the beautiful Princess Alexandra Hall at the Royal Over-Seas League.  The concert was a celebration not only of established talent from our Upper... More »

Resident Tourist by Timothy Betjeman

Category: Art, Community, General

Timothy Betjeman started the new term in the Mount House as Artist in Residence with a versatile and accomplished exhibition. The diversity of Betjeman’s work is immediately impressive. He might be working directly from the landscape, kitchen sink studies in his studio or building montages on glass... More »

Art in Common Room

Category: Art

This term, exhibitions in Common Room and The Heywood Block show the work of two young Wiltshire artists.  Both work in monochrome and interestingly, neither of them went to art school. David Robinson, intrigued and frustrated by his daily commute from Swindon to Oxford, took to drawing his... More »

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