Recent College News

Leadership Day

Category: Academic, General, Events

The Lower Sixth leadership day took place on Thursday 16th June with 25 Swindon Academy pupils visiting Marlborough.This visit was an important opportunity for both sixth forms to collaborate and exchange ideas during what was a varied programme of leadership challenges.Swindon Academy pupils have... More »

Guidance Department HE & GAP Fair

Category: Academic, General, Events

Forty representatives from universities, gap year companies and schemes (listed below) visited the College to meet the Lower Sixth pupils on Monday 13th June.Those listed below were all at the College for the annual Guidance Department Higher Education and GAP Fair.  UK Universities - Bath,... 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 »

Mount House Exhibition

Category: Art, Events, General

A preview evening will take place in the Mount House Gallery this Friday featuring an exhibition curated by Artist in Residence Archie Franks.This year Archie has put together a show not just featuring his own work, but also that of the pupils he has worked with. The preview evening takes place on... More »

Video: Commemoration and Prize Day

Category: Events

A video round-up of Commemoration and Prize Day, held on Saturday 28th May, is now available to view.Jaideep Barot (Deputy Head, Academic) reviews the day that included a range of events including a Commemoration Service in Chapel, 1st XI Cricket, Upper Sixth Prize Giving, an array of Music and... More »

Review: Orchestral & Ensembles Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

This is always the most moving concert of the year as we say goodbye to the leavers who have put in years of hard work and dedication. Sporting their traditional red rose and standing for their individual ovation, they sum up what it is to be a Marlburian! The evening began with the Master cutting... More »

1843 Society Luncheon

Category: Events, General, Music

The 1843 Society Luncheon was held in The Adderley on Sunday 22nd May with 50 guests in attendance.Those present enjoyed an excellent lunch before hearing from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and the President of the 1843 Society, Martin Evans. Music scholars Finn Kverndal (C1 Re) and Darcey Goble (MM... 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 »

Mount House Exhibition Open

Category: General, Art, Events

The next Mount House exhibition, "Strange but somehow beautiful" is of sculptures and textiles from the Adan people of South East Ghana which belong to journalist and enthusiast Mike Yates. His interest goes back to the 1970s and is part of decades of collecting, recording and writing... More »

Review: Choral Society Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The Dream of Gerontius - Sunday 13th March 2016 A European wisecrack once remarked that “there were no great English composers”.  An interesting remark.  Assuming we forgive him for forgetting the early masters such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and Henry Purcell, and more recently... More »

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