Recent College News

Boarding House Plans

Category: General, Community

Over 90 local people viewed and gave feedback on the College’s revised plans for a new boarding house. Members of the College were on hand to answer questions from the public assisted by their project team, which included Allies & Morrison, Mace and PPS Group.The event was the first of a... More »

Galactic Archaeology

Category: Academic, General, Community, Speakers

On Friday 30th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Dr Payel Das from Oxford University for a Science Department Talk.Dr Das began to specialise in astrophysics from her fourth year at Oxford and obtained her PhD through her thesis into orbital structures and dark matter distributions... More »

Compline for the Eve of St. Michael and All Angels

Category: Music, General, Community

Last Wednesday the recently formed Compline Choir, made up of the six most accomplished choral singers in College, sang Compline for the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (to whom Chapel is dedicated). Alongside the traditional plainsong, the candlelit congregation enjoyed Palestrina’s... More »

Mid-Autumn Festival

Category: Community, General, Events

Last Thursday night the Chinese Department celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival. Alice Wright (L6) introduced the festival as well as the ancient festival's mythology before pupils in the Hundred and above sampled Chinese Moon Cakes and loose leaf tea that are traditionally served at the festival.... More »

1871 Challenge Cup

Category: Sport, General, Community

The 1871 Challenge Cup rugby match, played between a Marlborough College Common Room XV and Marlborough RFC Vets, took place on Sunday.  The fixture is so named because Marlborough RFC was a founding member of the Rugby Football Union in 1871 and at the time the Club was entirely made up of... More »

Starfish Film Preview

Category: Events, General, Community

On Friday 30th September, the film Starfish, written and directed by Bill Clark, who introduced this special preview for Marlborough College, was shown for pupils and members of the public in the Memorial Hall. Based on a true story, the film is about a family who undergo the terrible trauma of... More »

Review: Wolf Hall Live!

Category: Music, General, Community

This year’s concert series got off to a flying start on Sunday evening as Marlborough was treated to a visit by one of the UK’s finest and most renowned composers. Classic FM Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman MBE boasts over 200 film and television soundtracks to her name including Stephen Fry’s... More »

Mill Mead Charity Challenge

Category: Pupil Achievements, Community, General

On Sunday 18th September, 73 Mill Mead girls completed the 'Pretty Muddy' Race for Life at Bath Racecourse in aid of Cancer Research UK. They were joined by five House Tutors, the Dame along with Housemistress Danielle Lilley who also took part. The whole team successfully navigated the... More »

Start of Term Address

Category: Community, General

Below is a transcript of the Master’s start of term address, given in Chapel on Sunday 11th September at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.Extract from a Prize Day Speech at Ridley College, Ontario, 1924 given by Sir Arthur Currie Keep your hearts young; and do not fall into the modern habit of... More »

Co-Curricular Programme Recognised

Category: General, Community

Marlborough College has been named ‘Co-Curricular School of the Week’ by The Week.The article states: “Boarding life for pupils at Marlborough College is full on, both in the classroom and on the sports field, but somehow they find time to devote to a huge range of other interests, from chess,... More »

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