Recent College News

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 »

Visit from Bishop Cotton School

Category: Community, General, Events

Mr BC Robinson, Headmaster of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla visited the College on Friday 1st July.George Cotton was Master of Marlborough College from 1852-58 and was subsequently appointed Bishop of Calcutta. Cotton House is named after him, and Bishop Cotton went on to found schools in Bangalore,... More »

Review: Summer Term Art Exhibitions

Category: Art, General, Community

'Strange But Somehow Beautiful' is the title of an essay by writer Mike Yates, about his stunning collection of Adan art from Ghana. The corresponding show, which opened in April at the Mount House Gallery, included over 200 wooden figures, two large beautiful woven fabrics and metal ceremonial... More »

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 »

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