Recent College News

Transit of Mercury

Category: Community, General, Events

The Blackett Observatory will be open for the Transit of Mercury on Monday 9th May. The planet Mercury transits across the face of the Sun roughly 12 times a century, whilst not as rare as a Venus transit, it is not always well placed for observation.  Last time it was well viewed from... More »

Review: May Day Madrigals

Category: Music, General, Community

It doesn't come much better than this: a glorious Spring morning (at last), a fine selection of May ditties from the excellent Chamber Choir and an appreciative and large crowd, all gathered in Court to celebrate May Day weekend.I've been fortunate enough to witness nine occasions such as this over... More »

Review: Super Sunday

Category: Community

Under glorious sunshine hundreds of members of the Marlborough College community converged on Court for the school's very own ‘Super Sunday’ - a jamboree of music, stalls and family fun.House rock groups went head-to-head in the 'Battle of the Bands', a chance for some of the school's musicians to... More »

Review: Battle of the Bands

Category: Music, General, Community

On Sunday 17th April I was lucky enough to be asked to judge the second annual Battle of the Bands inter-house competition.  I say lucky, because this really was a very well organised, well attended and slickly run affair, augmented by some early summer sunshine and an enthusiastic and... More »

Review: The Lent Event

Category: Community, Speakers, General

Daf Meirion-Jones (PR 1983-88) was a student at Marlborough in the 1980s.  After leaving school, he captained the England schoolboys’ rugby team, studied Geography at Cambridge University, taught at Wellington College and was then ordained as a priest in the Church of England.  At the end... More »

Charity Dance

Category: Community, General, Pupil Achievements

On Saturday 12th March a Lower Sixth, led by Maddie Kirkwood (EL L6), hosted a dance in the Bradleian for members of the Remove and Hundred to raise money for the Charity Operation Smile. This was an independent charitable initiative, planning for which began last term. It is wonderful to commend... More »

64th Beagling Season

Category: Community

The 64th season of Beagling at Marlborough ended with a Lawn Meet in Court which was attended by a large number of adults and our usual team of 25 pupils, including Captain of Beagling, Will Heard (LI U6) and whips, Laura Southern (IH U6) and Miles Brandi (C3 L6).Among the followers was Brigadier... More »

Wovoka Gentle

Category: Events, General, Community

The second of two performances by bands from Seb Fagg’s (C1 2004-09) Yucatan record label took place in the Mem Hall on Saturday 5th March. After a sequence of electronic music by Tom Niven (B1 2004-09), Wovoka Gentle (Will Stokes (B1 2003-08), Immie Mason and Ellie Mason) treated us to a... More »

Olympic Decathlete Visits

Category: Sport, General, Community

Olympic Decathlete Dean Macey visited the College on Thursday 25th February for a coaching inset day.Macey worked with a group of Marlborough staff as well as visiting sports coaches to develop their coaching knowledge in what proved to be an informative and enjoyable day.Head of Athletics, Marcus... More »

Summer School net Tourism Award

Category: Community

Marlborough College Summer School has won Silver in the Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience category after entering the annual South West Tourism Awards for the first time.On Thursday 4th February 2016 in the stunning location of the Nave of Exeter Cathedral, 95 different awards were... More »

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