Recent College News

Review: Orchestral Concert

Category: Music, General, Events, Pupil Achievements

The promise for this concert was a glitzy occasion, littered with beautiful tunes and the Michaelmas Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic concert lived up to the expectation.  A capacity Ellis Theatre audience was treated to music by Sibelius, Percy Fletcher, the evergreen and familiar music to... More »

Gallery: Battle of Culloden Pageant

Category: General, Academic, Events

The History Department - with the doughty assistance of a large numbers of pupils and other beaks - presented a re-enactment of the 1745 Jacobite uprising on Monday 28th November. The performance was complete with pipes, Gaelic songs, bayonets (hockey sticks), dirks (school cutlery), tartan galore... More »

Blackett Science Lecture

Category: General, Academic, Events

The 12th annual Blackett Science lecture was given on Tuesday 29th November in the Ellis by the College's Charlie Barclay (Director of the Blackett observatory).The talk was titled 'Tunguska's legacy - The threat of asteroid impact'. Attended by Friends of the Marlborough telescope outreach group,... More »

Review: Illumination

Category: Events, General, Pupil Achievements

Illumination was a great success again this term. An audience comprising teachers and pupils in the Hundred and Sixth Form all enjoyed the spectacular event on Thursday 17th November. At 9pm, a packed Mem Hall with an excited, responsive audience eagerly awaited the first performance. Ned... More »

Happy Birthday George!

Category: General, Events, Community

The Marlborough College community wishes George Johnson a very Happy 90th Birthday.Born on 17th November 1926, George joined Marlborough in 1953 as a painter and decorator.He then became General Foreman of Estates – a role he carried out until the age of 65. After that he joined the catering team... More »

Armistice Day

Category: Community, General, Events

On Armistice Day, the College community was able to stop to reflect on the human sacrifices of wars both near and long ago.There was a two-minute silence which was held in the Norwood Hall. The silence was impeccably observed as the thoughts of all 937 pupils and many staff from every department... More »

Review: Calne Music Festival Recital

Category: Music, General, Events

After a whirlwind start to the term which saw four public concert performances from Music Scholars in one week alone, the run of outings was completed with the annual pilgrimage for a recital at the Calne Festival on a beautiful, crisp autumn day.  There was nothing autumnal about the... More »

Review: House Singing Competition

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual House Singing competition is traditionally a high-energy, high-stakes, and high-standard event, and this year’s offering was no exception.We were treated to some fantastically energetic renditions of a number of classic tunes, as well as, notably, some unique conducting. It was a real... 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 »

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 »

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