Penny Reading – The Crucible

Reviewed by Tilly Woodhouse (LI L6): We filled the Ellis Theatre, keen to see the Penny Reading of The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Anticipation and expectation rose in the audience when confronted by the set which consisted of a simple stage of wood panelling and was dominated by a colossal cross suspended from the ceiling. […]

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Royal Friday

Written by Ed Fry and Ella Atterton: Weather warnings for Westminster and Wiltshire were misplaced and although the sun did not quite beam down, the day was set fair for the royal and collegiate festivities. Having watched events in the capital and enjoyed a special ‘Royal Lunch’ in Norwood Hall, pupils were then welcomed into […]

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Royal Wedding Press Release

The day, entitled ‘Royal Friday’, is building upon the remarkable success of last year’s ‘Super Sunday’ which raised over £5000for charities through pupil-led initiatives and activities staged within the College. Super Sunday, which was held in April 2010, was inspired by the memory of teacher Rupert Rosedale who was killed in an avalanche on Ben […]

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Short Film Competition

Written by Jon Parnham (Head of Art) Nine short-listed film-makers all interpreted inventively the theme ‘Journey’. Entrants submitted works that explored experimental two and three-dimensional animation, historical documentary footage manipulation, contrasting film and editing techniques and observational Fine Art. In total, eleven films were presented to an appreciative audience. Mr Gordon and our Artist in Residence, […]

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John le Carré Short Story Competition Winner

Lottie has won a set of ten Penguin paperbacks and a signed copy of ‘Our Kind of Traitor’, le Carré’s most recent novel. She has also won a complete set of the Penguin Decades collection for the school library. Lottie’s story was printed in the Daily Telegraph on Monday 16th May.  You can read the […]

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Music Technology Concert

Reviewed by Philip Dukes (Artistic Director): In the comfort of that Voodoo Lounge vibe (beanbags, candles, discreet lighting et al) we are treated to samples (pre-recorded) of the A level coursework the pupils have been producing since October.  The results are very good indeed:  each pupil relying not only on their own skills of production, but enhancing their […]

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Orchestra and Ensembles Concert

Reviewed by Christian Stuart (PR U6) The Wind Orchestra opened the concert with five movements selected from Stephen McNeff’s Ghosts. A combination of spoken word, delivered by Caitlin Scott (MM U6) and Benjamin Hall (CO U6), and music helped to inspire within the audience a wide range of emotions. Variety was perhaps the key strength of […]

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Pupil Recital

Reviewed by Pupil Dukes: Featuring predominantly top Music Scholars in addition to two Saxophone Quartets the programme was varied and highly sophisticated and the repertoire allowed the performers to flourish accordingly in front of an enthusiastic audience.  There were genuinely so many fine performances that it would be very difficult to single out certain individuals without […]

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The Trial

Reviewed by Ella Atterton: The production centred largely on ensemble work, though the cast was perfectly led by Charles Carnegie, as the protagonist Josef K. From the opening image of the entire cast lying asleep across the stage, it was clear that something was out of the ordinary in the world of the play. As […]

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TiltShift Conference 2011

By Catriona Grew: A few weeks ago in Raffles Institute, Singapore, the Global Alliance of Leading-Edge Schools (GALES) successfully pioneered one of its most exciting new initiatives. The TiltShift conference of the 12th-18th June 2011 brought together students from twenty schools across five continents, to discuss some of the most pressing global problems facing this generation, and […]

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‘Sanatorium’ Exhibition

The end of year show Sanatorium by Beatrice Haines brings together a selection of her most recent art work, completed during her residency here at Marlborough College. Her final work explores issues intrinsically linked to the College and its Medical Centre. On entering the gallery, there is a ghostly and sterile atmosphere, which recognizes both […]

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Vondo’s Rugby Team, Swaziland

22Written by Archie Moberly Last year members of the Upper Sixth and the Charity Think Tank organised a Whole School Charity Day. This day raised money for Tom’s Trust and the Theo Dreyfus Bolivian Memorial Fund (charities set up in the memory of two Old Marlburians). As part of the day, the boys’ hockey XI team […]

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Visiting Artist Albert Irvin

By Jon Parnham, Head of Art During the Lent Term the esteemed British painter and printmaker Albert Irvin came to speak of his distinguished career as an artist, view our Art Scholars’ exhibition and tour the Art Studios. Albert approached the entrance to the Art School with a warm smile and immediately became engaged and […]

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Organ Recital

The small series of organ recitals returned for a second year in the latter half of the Lent Term. The Director of Chapel Music, Simon Taranczuk and the College Organist, Ian Crabbe were able to show off the magnificent Chapel organ with a wide variety of music. Ian Crabbe’s recital featured some large-scale works by […]

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Women Beware Women

Reviewed by Tassy Humphreys – October 2010 Expectations were high – I have never seen such a good turnout for a school play; people were crammed onto the steps or hanging over the gallery. There was a lot to appreciate. Firstly the set, a Florentine palace in the middle of the Ellis Theatre was impressive, and I […]

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