Recent College News

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 »

Gallery: CCF Biennial Inspection

Category: CCF, General, Events

The latest CCF Biennial Inspection took place at the College on Wednesday 2nd March.The inspecting officer on this occasion was Brigadier McClean, MBE, Head of Army Equipment.Brigadier McClean was very complimentary about the good levels of leadership that he saw at all levels during his time with... More »

Wovoka Gentle

Category: Events, General, Community

The second of two performances by bands from Seb Fagg’s (C1 2004-09) Yucatan record label took place in the Mem Hall on Saturday 5th March. After a sequence of electronic music by Tom Niven (B1 2004-09), Wovoka Gentle (Will Stokes (B1 2003-08), Immie Mason and Ellie Mason) treated us to a... More »

Review: Art Scholars' Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

The Art Scholars’ show, this year titled ‘Never Mind The Sex Pistols Here’s The Art Scholars’, is always a valuable opportunity to view the work of some of our most talented artists. This year, the exhibition was curated by Artist in Residence, Archie Franks and Senior Art Scholar, Jemima Jones (NC... More »

Review: Careers Speed Dating

Category: General, Events

A group of Old Marlburians were invited back to Marlborough on Tuesday 9th February to talk about their current careers and how they got there. As a year group who is currently having to figure out, at least for the near future, what we may want to do with our lives we were given the opportunity to... More »

Poetry Society and Creative Writing

Category: Academic, General, Events

There was a joint meeting of Poetry Society with the Creative Writing group on Thursday 11th February: an Own Verse and Prose evening held in Adderley.  There were readers from the Remove, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth providing an evening of excellent quality original work, introduced and read... More »

Review: Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General, Events

It is always a pleasure to hear the sound of a young orchestra, full of youthful musicianship and integrity, passion and pride of place. Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Simon Over produced a wonderfully balanced programme complemented by sensitive playing, expression, and a great sense of musical... More »

Review: Orchestral and ensembles concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual visit of the Southbank Sinfonia is hugely anticipated by all the students involved. For two days the side-by-side arrangement requires real commitment and concentration by all of the players. As strange as it seems, this does not appear to create exhaustion but rather lift the spirits... More »

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