Recent College News

Meurtre sur le Nil

Category: Academic, General, Events

On Monday 6th February the French department hosted a murder mystery dinner for some of the top linguists in the Hundred and Lower Sixth, with the help of some guests from Luxembourg as well.  Accusations were flying left right and centre as three tables of eight tried to solve the mystery a... More »

Review: Wind Department Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The annual Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department Christmas Concert was simply thrilling, propelled along by the passion of the pupils under the enthusiastic and expert direction of Alex Arkwright and supported notably by Hayley Lambert and Sacha Johnson.The Big Band swung into action with... More »

Review: Carol Services

Category: Music, General, Events

A time for celebration, a time for reflection, a time of anticipation. Just a few thoughts which perhaps cross our minds as we approach the end of a long term. There can surely be no better way to pause and consider these sensations than in attending one of the four Christmas carol services, held... More »

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 »

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