Recent College News

May Day Madrigals

Category: Music, General, Events, Community

The Chamber Choir this morning sang madrigals on top of the Bradleian Arches to celebrate May Day.Inclement British weather a year ago forced the singers inside the Chapel, but this year normal service resumed as Alex Hodgkinson, Director of Chapel Music, helped the choir deliver the seasonal May... More »

Marlborough remembers Gallipoli

Category: General, Community, Events

On the eve of the centenary of the first landings, Dr Georgina Longley (Classics) & Richard Willmett (Politics) organised a debate on “This House Believes that the Gallipoli Campaign achieved nothing but a waste of life”.  Speakers were for the motion: Mr Dixon (HoD History) George Holland... More »

Women in History Society

Category: General, Community, Events

On Wednesday evening the Marlborough College Women in History society hosted Archivist Clare Russell’s talk on “Girls Education at Marlborough” which looked back on nearly 50 years of College History – the ups and downs of the progress of co-education here.  It was interesting to look at... More »

General Election Hustings

Category: Academic, Community, General, Events

A panel of Devizes Constituency candidates - with one substitution - faced an audience of around 400 Marlborough pupils on Tuesday 28th April and on a show of hands it was clear that about 150 of them would be able to vote on May 7.Claire Perry (Conservative), Chris Watts (Labour), David Pollitt... More »

Review: Chapel Choir at St. Paul’s

Category: Music, General, Events

Sitting on top of Ludgate Hill, St. Paul’s Cathedral was built on the highest point in London.  Its dome is one of the highest of its type in the world, and the internal architecture has seen such occasions as the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Baroness Thatcher and Sir... More »

Battle of the Bands

Category: Events, General, Music

In its inaugural year, Battle of the Bands did not disappoint.  Blessed with some glorious spring weather this outdoor bonanza, which included fundraising for The John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital and The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Bobby Cox, cake stalls, burger bar, bouncy castle, tug... More »

Review: Professor Tiffany Stern

Category: Academic, General, Events

The Literary Society was delighted to welcome Professor Tiffany Stern of University College, Oxford on Thursday 16th April to speak to Upper Sixth Pre-U English sets studying Sheridan's wonderful comedy of manners, The Rivals (1775).Professor Stern is an authority on drama from the sixteenth,... More »

G20 Schools Visit

Category: General, Events, Community

Marlborough were hosts to the G20 group of School Heads on Monday 13th April.The day featured Dr Niall Hamilton showing colleagues from around the world all the major treasures of the College. The group then watched the film of ‘The 749’ and after lunch in the Adderley, they had a guided tour by... More »

Marlborough College Summer School

Category: Community, General, Events

12th July to 8th August 2015 Launched in 1974, this highly anticipated annual event has grown into the largest Summer School of its kind in the UK. This year, we are delighted to announce that Summer School has increased from three to four weeks. With over 500 courses available, never has the... More »

Review: An Ideal Husband

Category: Drama, General, Events

David Kenworthy’s production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband brought a feast of decadence to the Ellis Theatre last week. Spectators were treated to an evening of witty verbal dueling set against a sumptuous visual backdrop of social and political turmoil.The play’s collision of the old world and... More »

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