International call for Griffin

Congratulations to Archie Griffin (C3 L6) who has been included in the Wales squad for Friday’s opening match of the U18 International Series against hosts South Africa Schools. On Wednesday, the squad headed to Cape Town for a training session against Western Province U19s. “We’re trying to make the most of being out here,” head […]

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Tour Report: Lacrosse in the USA

The 2018 USA tour squad set out to the Big Apple with a fantastic itinerary ahead of us. Looking back, we realised that the people involved were what made this such a special trip. The squad came together well, overcoming varying age ranges, searing temperatures and a different style of Lacrosse play. Before the hard […]

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Vaughan Williams Festival 2018

Marlborough College’s Artistic Director Philip Dukes will be performing at the Vaughan Williams Festival over the August Bank Holiday in the Cotswold village of Down Ampney. Dukes, who has been with Marlborough College since 2008, is also Festival Director of what promises to be an enthralling four days of music making.“This year marks the 60th […]

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China Trip Review

15 Lower Sixth and Hundred pupils joined five adults on a breathtaking journey through Sichuan Province between July 1st and 12th. The journey began and ended in Chengdu, a dynamic and fast growing global mega city. Traditional Tang dynasty Du Fu Cottage and Gardens, Kuang-zhai Alley, Han dynasty Jinli town and the mesmerizing Sichuan opera […]

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Gallery: Skill-Up trip to Iceland

12 intrepid Hundred pupils joined three adults for an amazing Skill-Up trip to Iceland between Sunday 17th and Thursday 21st June 2018. The first day was a non-stop action tour which included the Gunnuhver hot steam outlets, the Krysuvik hot mud pools, the famous Strokkur Geysir, the majestic Gullfoss (waterfall) -Europe’s largest- and Thingvellir-site of […]

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Networking opportunity for parents

The Industrial Strategy: What does it mean for businesses? The Marlburian Club extends an invitation to College parents to join them at a networking event on Thursday 19th July. Claire Perry, Minister of State or Energy and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will talk about The Industrial Strategy and what it […]

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Gallery: House Athletics Finals

The House Athletics Finals took place on Friday 29th June with several records broken on a memorable morning of sport. The programme for the day, including historical records of the day, can be read here.  

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Review: Skill-Up week

Skill-Up week takes place in the penultimate week of the Summer Term and is designed to help pupils in the Hundred begin the transition from the Lower School into the Sixth Form. The various options for the week are opportunities for them to make a head start on subjects that they will be studying at A-Level and/or develop […]

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Summer Term Pupil Achievements

A list of pupil achievements from the Summer Term can be found below – or follow the latest news on Twitter @MarlboroughCol here. June Well done to Sophie Hall-Smith (NC) – the winner of the inaugural Welchman Prize. This is a competition undertaken by Lower Sixth Further Mathematics pupils, who are asked to write an article […]

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Remove Eurovision Song Contest

On Tuesday evening, the whole Remove gathered in the Ellis Theatre for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, organised by the Modern Languages Department. Each of the 16 language sets in the Remove prepares a song in the language they are studying and performs it to an audience of pupils and beaks. In addition, the visiting […]

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Exam Facts and Figures

The examination season has now come to an end, and there are some fascinating facts and figures that surround the past eight weeks. This year, some 400 Marlborough pupils sat a written exam.  5,600 exam papers were handed out (and collected in again!), 19 different venues were used, and in addition to the excellent team […]

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Memorial Library – Summer Term Review

Library Termly Newsletter Update – Lent 2018 The Memorial Library Team review a packed Summer Term, which saw over 15,000 visits to the library and over 1,800 loans, plus a range of events and activities, including: Everest Reading Challenge Now entering its third year, we’re once again challenging pupils to read 10 books over the […]

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Fellowship awarded to Head of Art 

The Royal Academy equivalent and world’s premier Society in the realm of original printmaking is the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), in London. Since it’s foundation in 1880 eighty Fellows are admitted at any one time, each deemed outstanding, internationally, in the field of creating original prints. The process in selecting is rigorous and in […]

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Review: End of Term Showcase Concert

At the end of a long Summer Term, in the glorious summer heat, the youngest two years at the College gave a concert of an incredibly diverse and eclectic programme. Set in the newly refurbished Memorial Hall – this was a prime opportunity for a dry-run concert before the official opening in order to try […]

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Chinese Culture Day

On Thursday 14th June we welcomed a group of twenty Year 3 to Year 8 pupils from Horris Hill School, Ramsbury School and St Mary’s CE School to join us for a day of Chinese Culture which offered a range of activities. In the taster session pupils learned how to perform greetings in Mandarin after […]

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Prefects’ Training Weekend

Prefects and Heads of Houses gathered on the penultimate Sunday afternoon of term, in glorious sunshine, at Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre. The purpose was to look at issues to do with leadership, as well as the role that senior pupils play in safeguarding and creating a safe and compassionate culture at Marlborough. The Prefects had […]

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Modern Languages Drama Festival

On a fabulously warm summer’s evening, an expectant crowd gathered in the open air theatre of the Language Centre courtyard for this year’s Modern Languages Lower Sixth Drama Festival. 11 sets were to perform a wide range of drama scenes in a total of eight languages, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish… and English […]

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Drawing is the Bones of Art

This Summer Term has seen all Remove GCSE artists prepare, plan and create a composition from a first-hand source that is both meaningful and the result of planning; all in preparation for the experience of the actual examination next year. The titles were based on last year’s GCSE examination titles. Each pupil created a carefully […]

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Review: ‘Full Circle Half Knowledge’

Review by Emily Symington (MM U6), Art Scholar In this exhibition, currently on display at the Mount House Gallery, cool porcelain is infused with an extraordinary energy and life to map one artist’s experience of Marlborough College. When walking around Julia Schuster’s ethereal collection of vessels, I could not help but reach out to touch the […]

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Review: Bob Tait

At the end of Shell OA week, the pupils were given a presentation by Bob Tait on drugs, covering many aspects from the consumption of ‘socially acceptable drugs’, such as alcohol, to recent Law changes. The key points were: There is no such thing as a ‘safe drug’, despite many being socially acceptable. Actions have repercussions. […]

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