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National Schools’ Equestrian Association Championships

Category: Sport

We wish our riders the best of luck at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association Championships at Addington Manor on 21st and 22nd October.  Imo Brook (MM L6), Violet Elworthy (MO L6), Nell Hargrove (IH L6) and Daisy Mitford-Slade (MM L6) have qualified for the Open Show Jumping and Jumping... More »

Review: House Shout/Harmony

Category: Music, General, Events

In the final week before half-term, the annual House Song and Harmony competition descended upon the College. With two new venues in place to substitute for the Memorial Hall, the format of the competition had to change, but the Houses produced some music that was no less impressive than in... More »

Review: MCCS Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General

Sunday night saw the Marlborough College Concert Series welcome to the chapel our professional orchestra in partnership, the Southbank Sinfonia, to perform a stunning selection of repertoire which sought to redefine the way one thinks about chamber music.The first half, Grieg’s String Quartet was a... More »

Cycle to the Somme

Category: Events, General, Community

A team of 64 riders - made up of Old Marlburians, parents and staff - have just cycled 250 miles from Marlborough College to the Somme, raising money for the Marlborough College Bursary Programme.The team set off on Friday 13th October before a 70-mile cycle to Portsmouth. An overnight Ferry marked... More »

Poet-in-Residence: Kayo Chingonyi

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The College hosted a ten-day visit by the acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi at the start of October, beginning with the a superb performance of his work in a packed Ellis Theatre. This was a joint venture between the English department and the town's Literary Festival, with an audience made up of... More »

Modern Languages Quiz

Category: Academic, General, Events

In an exciting afternoon of quizzing, Year 8 students from seven local schools fought it out in the European Day of Languages Quiz on Tuesday 26th September. Sample slides of Russian, Japanese, Hebrew and the like were followed by sample bursts of Turkish, Malay, Welsh and more, delivered by... More »

L6 Photographers’ Creative Trip

Category: Art

Lacock Abbey is currently hosting a fascinating art installation, enabling the public to experience, through virtual reality, an original exhibition first created in 1839 by pioneering photographer and amateur scientist William Henry Fox Talbot. His artefacts and photographic experiments (that now... More »

After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald

Category: Drama, General, Community

The lower school play this term was Macdonald’s clever sequel to Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers.  In this modern, humid Verona the Capulet and Montague feud stews in the Mediterranean heat, as those left behind by the couple’s tragic loss tussle with the consequences. ... More »

Dunford Lecture: The Business of Winning

Category: Speakers, General, Sport

Earlier this term it was a great pleasure to welcome Humphrey Walters to give the annual Dunford Lecture to sports scholars and interested guests.  Humphrey’s lecture was entitled ‘The Business of Winning’, and by the end it certainly felt like he had shared with us many tools to make the most... More »

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