Prep School Heads’ of Art Creative Day

Category: Art

Marlborough College welcomed Heads of Art from sixteen prep schools for our inaugural event for creative discussion and the sharing of new initiatives, on Thursday 9th November.  Our visitors were firstly provided with informative talks and slide presentations within the Adderley,... More »

Review: Bobby’s 24 hour Music Marathon

Category: Music

In spectacular style and with an extraordinary team effort the College presented a 24-hour music marathon in memory of Bobby Cox and in support of Bobby's Fund, which in turn supports The Brain Tumour Charity and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  Some 300 performers took part, presenting... More »

Review: Advent Carol Services

Category: Music

As the end of the long Michaelmas term rolls into view, the Marlborough College community has been treated to four packed Christmas Carol Services under the expert direction of new Choirmaster, Mr Adam Staines.  The service followed the format of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols as... 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 »

Review: Michaelmas Illumination

Category: Events

The Michaelmas Illumination took place in the Marlburian, a change of venue from the Memorial Hall, which is currently being restored. Run by Martha Doyne (MO U6) and Millie McKelvey (EL U6), the evening promised to be a very entertaining one, showcasing the plethora of talent from the pupil body... 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 »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music

An exquisite Service heralded the advent of two important things: firstly the conventional message, in which begins one of the most beautiful seasons in the Christian year (which was perfectly captured in this annual Advent Carol Service in Chapel), and the second which was the dawn of a new era... 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 »

Review: Physics Trip to CERN

Category: Trips, Academic

Day 1 We woke up at 4.00am, excited to see CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research which specializes in fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works.  After ariving in Geneva we quickly found our way to the hostel, dropped our luggage off and... More »

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