School’s in for summer!

For an enriching week of learning experiences and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, sign-up for Marlborough College Summer School. From 8 July to 4 August 2018 Marlborough College Summer School will host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you wish to learn a new […]

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Orchestral & Ensembles Gala Concert

With the Saxophone Quartet providing a spirited introduction in the foyer of the Ellis Theatre, a capacity audience gathered for this summer’s Gala Concert, and what a feast of music was enjoyed!  Alongside beautiful playing, other impressive musical skills, including conducting and composing, added to a memorable celebration of style and musicianship from so many […]

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon raises £320,000

The 2018 Flight Centre Schools Triathlon has come to a close following a final event at Marlborough College, raising a total of £320,000 for charity. Marlborough College hosted the final in a series of four Flight Centre Schools Triathlon events at the weekend, with pupils raising more than £110,000 for charity. On Sunday 20th May, […]

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Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires

Ned Finney (CO Sh) looks back on the Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires. Very early on the morning on Sunday 25th March, we left London to go to Les Ménuires in the French Alps. On arrival at the ski resort, we were overwhelmed by the snow conditions, some of the best snow we had […]

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Vocal Masterclass

The annual Vocal Masterclass is always a special occasion. It’s special for lots of reasons: we welcome a distinguished vocalist, in this case Theresa Goble – Professor of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (and by the way, she was terrific from both a technical and an emotional perspective) – the […]

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Blog: Building Blocks of Success

Strength and conditioning (S & C) forms one of the integrating factors associated with Marlborough College’s core mission to produce versatile pupils who can succeed at anything they choose to do. However, S & C is a relatively vague term, causing some people to question why S & C would be beneficial to them. S […]

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Review: T. A. Cotterell

T. A. Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew came to speak at Marlborough on Friday 4th May about ‘Becoming an Author’; this was a fascinating insight into not only the process of writing, but also of the business of editing and marketing, and the reality of the modern publishing world. A far cry from the […]

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May Day Madrigals

A musician’s life is kept fresh by contrast, diversity and breadth of experience. That’s true of young musicians too and it seems particularly apt when considering Chamber Choir members who, in the last couple of weeks, have performed in the cavernous acoustic of St Paul’s Cathedral, an intense Confirmation Service in Chapel and (still fresh […]

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Peter Hall – Wasted Youth

ON Thursday 26th April the Remove attended a presentation by Peter Hall, from Wasted Youth. Peter spoke about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, but from a perspective that instantly caught the attention of the pupils. Firstly, he came from a very similar background to many of them: privately educated, a financially comfortable family, international […]

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International Achievements

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate the 22 Marlburians who have gained places at international universities this year. The buzz around the Norwood Hall the night we heard Virat Talwar (C2 U6) had been accepted into Harvard was palpable – a fabulous achievement. Indeed, there were a number of headline successes across the 2018 […]

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Chamber Orchestra Concert

A 5pm (free) concert on a Friday at the end of a busy week featuring Brandenburg 3, a world première and a guitar concerto by Vivaldi in a beautiful church with a lush acoustic – sounds perfect doesn’t it? Well, to put it simply, it was. Head of Strings, Hector Scott is developing something very […]

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Print REbels Exhibition and book launch

ON the evening of Tuesday 24th April at the Bankside Gallery next to Tate Modern in London, Marlburian Art Scholars and staff were amongst those who attended the opening of a landmark exhibition entitled “Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the Origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers” (known as RE). This exhibition celebrates the […]

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Choral Society Concert

A new era, a new dawn and certainly a bright one. Enter Adam Staines, Marlborough College’s new Choirmaster and therefore ex officio conductor of Choral Society. By watching him and indeed, listening to his direction of the postponed Lent choral concert in Chapel, the future of this long-standing tradition is in very good hands indeed. […]

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Review: Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

I’ve been to St Paul’s Cathedral a few times, in fact I’ve performed there too which gives me an advantage in writing a meaningful review.  I vowed I would never mention myself in a review but in this context it helps to emphasise the enormity of what Choirmaster Adam Staines and his team achieved in […]

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The Master’s Sermon

As mentioned in Assembly on Wednesday, I have just returned from BCS Shimla in the Himalayas, a sister establishment to Marlborough College founded by George Cotton Bishop of Calcutta in 1859. He was the second Master of Marlborough from 1852-1858, and such a great success in getting the College going that he is one of […]

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Battle of the Bands

Now in its fourth year, the ‘Battle of the Bands’ is firmly established as a co-curricular event of note. The standard is high and whilst there is a good atmosphere of healthy competitiveness, there isn’t quite the heady intensity of the House Shout, which is a good thing. By kind permission of The Master, this […]

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Review: Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills, a 470 class sailor with Olympic gold and silver medals, visited Marlborough on Sunday 15th April to speak to members of the College about her career journey so far and her commitment to becoming the most successful female sailor in the world. Hannah’s first Olympic experience took place in London in 2012 where […]

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Chapel Blog

As a College community, we don’t have the opportunity to mark the Christian festivals at the same time as churches throughout the world. However, as we are still in the Easter season, here follow some thoughts on the most important event in Christian (or human) history, the Resurrection of Christ. In a world where fake […]

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Life After Marlborough

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close on Wednesday 11th April with seven OMs coming back to give the Upper Sixth an insight into university life. Some very interesting points were raised, one of which was that there is an opportunity of studying in Ireland for almost a third of the price […]

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Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018

125 miles of kayaking, or canoeing, from Devizes to Westminster Bridge is a formidable challenge for senior and junior teams alike. All junior teams undertake the challenge over the four days of the Easter weekend. From fairly humble beginnings the popularity of this event for the Lower and Upper 6th has grown year on year […]

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Lent Term in the Memorial Library

The Memorial Library Team review a busy Lent Term, which included two major events, 14,721 pupil visits to the library and over 1,500 books loaned out. Harry Potter Book Night – Thursday 1st February Our second-ever Harry Potter Night was a huge success this year, with over 80 Potter-Heads coming along to enjoy our magical […]

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