Recent College News

Lower Sixth Leadership

Category: Community, General, Academic

Lower Sixth pupils have been taking part in a Leadership Day along with the Year Twelve pupils from Swindon Academy who joined them to share the experience.   The day was run by a team from Future Foundations who lead them through a number of challenges with verve and enthusiasm. ... More »

Poetry Society Reading

Category: Academic, General, Community

The poet Hannah Lowe launched her new collection, 'Chan', in Adderley on Friday evening.  Hannah was last year named as one of the 'New Generation' poets by the Poetry Book Society, and she gave a scintillating performance, being both very funny and very moving.  Afterwards, poetry... More »

A Summer Evening at Highclere Castle

Category: Events, General, Community

Around 200 guests attended a fundraising evening at Highclere Castle on Wednesday 8th June, helping to raise over £36,000 for Bursaries and Capital Projects.The event, hosted by the Earl and Countess of Canarvon, began with a welcome from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, who gave an overview of the... More »

Review: Choral Evensong

Category: Music, General, Community

Sunday 8th May 2016This was an ambitious and original undertaking, in which the ranks of the Chapel Choir were swelled by Old Marlburians and visiting singers from Lambrook School and the Children’s Choir of St. John the Divine, Kennington. Conducting duties were shared between Alex Hodgkinson,... More »

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 »

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