Recent College News

Marlborough College Summer School

Category: General, Community, Events

Now celebrating its 43rd year, Marlborough College Summer School will run from 9th July to 5th August 2017 and host an amazing array of courses. The popularity of Summer School is undoubtedly underpinned by the phrase “something for everyone”. Catering for students from three years old through to... More »

Prep School Directors of Music Day

Category: Music, General, Events

On Tuesday 2nd May, Marlborough welcomed the directors of music from 23 prep schools alongside 51 Year Six pupils for a full and varied day of musical outreach and networking.Following a registration and greeting from PTD in the Memorial Hall, the delegates were treated to a trip to Norwood ahead... More »

Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

Category: Drama, General, Events

Shakespeare’s delightful topsy-turvy world of Illyria where grief-stricken characters, bereft of siblings and lovers, are presented within a comedic frame was dazzlingly brought to life in David Kenworthy’s production of Twelfth Night.The warming, goodwill essence of Christmas was somewhat... More »

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 »

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