Recent College News

Richard Smith exhibition

Category: Art, Academic, Community, General

U6 History of Art pupils recently attended a private viewing of an exhibition by Richard Shirley Smith, one of Britain’s most celebrated illustrators and painters. Richard is renowned for his skill as an engraver of traditional woodblock prints, and as a muralist, in addition to his works on... More »

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Thursday 5th November, 123 of our Maths pupils, from the Remove to the Upper Sixth, took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge, a nationwide Maths competition. We look forward to celebrating their success when the results come through in a few weeks’ time. Simon... More »

The Bradleian Arches

Category: Community

This photo of the Bradleian Arches, taken by College photographer Ian Leonard, was tweeted on Thursday lunchtime.Here are a few facts and figures about the Bradleian Arches…George Bradley was Master from 1858-72 and built up the reputation of the College from near fatal decline in 1852,... More »

David West Room

Category: Community, General

As part of Club Day on Sunday 11th October, the College Archive Room was renamed The David West Room.David Ramsay Courtenay West (B1) was a ‘Son of Clergy’ and born on 1 March 1921. A Senior Prefect 1938-39 he joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment, serving in WW2 from 1940-46 and was and was severely... More »

Battlefields Trip Reunion

Category: Community, General, Trips

Lower Sixth pupils who took part in the post-GCSE Battlefields Trip were delighted to be reunited with their battlefields guide, Robin Brodhurst (PR 1965-70), on Club Day, Sunday 11th October. Good memories of the tour to France and Belgium were shared over coffee, before moving on to the Club Day... More »

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Category: Sport, General, Community

The College will be hosting the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course at the swimming pool from 15th-20th February 2016.This is a great opportunity to get a fully accredited qualification, using the exclusive facilities at Marlborough. The RLSS NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard... More »

Australian Adventure

Category: Sport, General, Community

There has been an Australian flavour to football at Marlborough this week with the visit of Ignatius Park College from Townsville. The touring team arrived in Marlborough on Tuesday 22nd September and spent a few days training at the College, which included a practice match against Barton Hill on... More »

New Art Exhibitions

Category: Art, Community, General

A selection of photographs by Fran Smith is currently being exhibited within Common Room. These strange colourful abstract shapes and forms are not seen from the Hubble telescope but are in fact still life tableaux taken under studio conditions using a variety of common place materials such as... 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 13th September at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.Hope springs eternal in September. A new academic year is the best of all beginnings for most teachers and school people, better than the New Year with its... More »

Shell Steeplechase

Category: Community, General, Sport

The annual Shell Steeplechase is the first house competition for new pupils. It is run on a grass course around the perimeter of the college playing fields. The individual winner of the girls race was Claudia Grainger (IH), and the winning house was Elmhurst.The first boy home was William Ackerley... More »

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