25th Wills Writing Awards Competition

Congratulations to Beth Ransome (IH Re), who won the U15 class in the 25th Wills Writing Awards competition.  As well as receiving a £250 prize for her short story, a trophy for herself and a trophy for the College, Beth enjoyed a tour of one of the largest yards in Newmarket and a day at […]

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Gallery: Geography Fieldwork

Pupils have just returned from the Lower Sixth Geography fieldwork trip to Swanage.  There were studies of Studland Sand Dunes, Swanage Coastal Management and Urban Deprivation in Boscombe, Bournemouth. Click here for a gallery of images from the three-day trip.

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May Day Madrigals

To complement a rather damp, chilly but still morning, a reflective start in the key of G minor seemed entirely appropriate for the annual May Day Madrigals on the Bradleian arches.   The Choir is in excellent voice this year (even at 8am in the morning) and as the sunlight dawned during Jim Bartlett’s schmoozy arrangement […]

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Choral Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

Members of the Chapel Choir were privileged to return to St Paul’s on Tuesday 25th April to sing Evensong, our third visit in as many years.  The awe-inspiring building provides both rewards and challenges to singers: there’s nothing quite like hearing a perfectly tuned ‘Amen’ sail around the cavernous church for 7 or 8 seconds; […]

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Review: Life after Marlborough

On Wednesday 19th April five OM’s returned to the College to talk to the Upper Sixth about what life is like after Marlborough.  They gave a lot of really good advice and I thought it was very useful to hear from people who three or four years ago were sitting where we sat, having had […]

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Medical and Veterinary Science Offers

The demands upon those hoping to win an offer to read Medicine or Veterinary Science are extremely daunting: years of holiday work experience, early application, starry A level predictions, an impressive performance in the extra examinations, and the demonstration of a range of exceptional abilities and qualities during the intensive interview process.    Six Marlburians […]

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Fives Champions

Marlborough has new National Champions! On their home courts this Sunday, Ibby Lee (NC L6) and Anna Laakkonen (MO L6) defeated all comers to win the National U18 Championships.  They saw off competition from Malvern, Rugby, Alleyn’s, Eastbourne and finally Christ’s Hospital to cap a great season with the biggest trophy going. Their standard of […]

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Ron Jones: 60 Years of Service

The Master and members of staff gathered in Norwood Hall to congratulate Ron Jones, our Norwood Hall Supervisor, who will have given 60 years of service to Marlborough College this week. Ron joined the Estate Department on 23rd April 1957 as an apprentice carpenter and joiner aged 15. Having learnt his trade he spent many […]

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The Chapel Webcasts

Over the course of this academic year, several recordings have been made of our Sunday Chapel services. We are proud to present some of the choir’s contributions, as part of the College’s ongoing mission and outreach, for the benefit and enjoyment of parents, OMs, friends of the College, and any other interested parties.  These recordings […]

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Winning start for the XI

The XI got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start with victory over Free Foresters on Monday afternoon. 245/4 off 48.3 overs thanks to Billy Mead 82, Jack Thistlethwayte 63 and Elijah Samuel 40 – the XI went on to win by six wickets with three balls to spare. Congratulations to Harry Brooks (TU Hu) & Freddie Hazlitt (C1 Hu) who made their XI […]

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Pupil Achievements: Lent Term

A selection of pupil achievements from the Lent Term… April Stasi Knight (CO U6) captained Wales U18s hockey team in their 2-1 win against Ireland and she will continue as captain for the next test against Switzerland and Scotland over the Easter weekend. March Congratulations to Molly Gibbins (CO L6), who came 29th out of a field of […]

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Art Degree and Foundation Course Achievements

At the close of an exceptionally busy term within the Art School, this year we are able to celebrate the commendable successes by eight of our students, who have achieved highly regarded offers to study for an Art degree or Foundation course. Applying for Art based, Further Education courses is an increasingly challenging, detailed and […]

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Review: Jazz Evening

Candlelit tables, low lighting and the welcoming smile of Dennis at the bar set the scene for the last hurrah of the musical term.   With strains of The Messiah still ringing in the ears of many Marlborough musicians (who, barely 48 hours previously, had taken part in a magnificent rendition of this fine choral piece), […]

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Library News Round-Up

Librarian James Burton looks back on a busy term in the Memorial Library… World Book Day 2017 Thursday 2nd March This year, in partnership with the Modern Languages department, the Library hosted an internationally themed book buffet to celebrate World Book Day. Pupils and staff had the chance to sample finger foods from around the […]

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Review: Art Exhibitions

In the second half of Lent Term the Mount House Gallery hosted ‘Regrowth’, an exhibition by Jane Corbett, a mixed media artist who studied Fine Art at Newcastle University then trained with the Queen Mother’s milliner, Rose Cory. If you read magazines or watch television you will have seen Jane’s remarkable hats on the heads […]

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Choral Society Concert: Handel’s Messiah

The Choral Society concert remains a glorious annual tradition: a celebration, a collaboration, participation from all corners (quite literally in this production which saw an interesting use of the Chapel in an ‘in the round performance’) and the result is something really marvellous.  This year we were treated to Handel’s evergreen Messiah, in some ways a […]

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West of England Public School Golf Championships

Marlborough College Golf Team put in a strong performance to finish runners up on the school’s return to the West of England Public School Golf Championships at Burnham & Berrow. In the College’s first appearance in the event in seven years first team players rose to the occasion, winning matches versus Sherborne and Cheltenham College […]

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Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

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 subverted as Santa became the drunken bully Sir Toby Belch, blusteringly played by Max Foulds (SU L6) and […]

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Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

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 subverted as Santa became the drunken bully Sir Toby Belch, blusteringly played by Max Foulds […]

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History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Reinventing Dutch Still Life Painting The College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening.  Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical acclaim in New York, London, and […]

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Marlborough win international tournament

Marlborough College were winners of the Plate competition the the prestigious International Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament. Played on the fields where the game was born, schools from Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took part as part of Rugby School’s 450th Anniversary celebrations. […]

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