Recent College News

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 »

Review: Mound Trust Lecture

Category: Community, General, Events

‘The Mound, the Castle and the Palace: Royal Residences in Marlborough and other Castles in the 13th Century’ was the title of this year’s Mound Trust Lecture, by Dr Jeremy Ashbee. He has had an interest in the Marlborough Mound and Castle since his university days, after which he embarked on his... More »

Annual Mound Trust Lecture

Category: Community, Events, General

The Mound Trust Annual Lecture takes place at 8pm tonight in the Ellis Theatre.The speaker, Dr Jeremy Ashbee FSA, will address the title "The Mound, the Castle and the Palace: Royal Residences in Marlborough and other Castles in the 13th Century". This lecture is the first of the... More »

Music education is vital in today's pressured world

Category: Music, General, Community

Much has been written about the need for powerful musical programmes, not least by the supreme role model of Nicola Benedetti. Never has music's influence been more vital than in today's pressured world. The secret lies in its immediate and durable impact, as a tour of the Marlborough College Choir... More »

OA Week

Category: Community

OA Week took place from Sunday 7th through to Friday 12th June, with the whole Shell year group heading to the Brecon Beacons, The Gower or North Wales to participate in a week of Outdoor Activities.  Pupils were accommodated in house groups in bunkhouse accommodation, and activities included... More »

Prefects' Training Weekend

Category: General, Community, Trips

The Prefects' weekend was a brilliant opportunity for us to get together as a team for the first time in an informal environment to enjoy some team bonding prior to the commencing of our duties. The weekend was extremely beneficial; the team bonding aside, the Prefect and leadership theory we were... More »

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