The Modern Languages Department was priveleged to receive a visit from Mr Simon McDonald, British Ambassador to Germany, on the 15th May. There was strong interest from modern linguists of all ages, and also invited to the talk were German departments from St Mary's Calne, St John's Marlborough... More »
On 26 April, the Upper School History and Politics Societies were treated to an informative and highly engaging talk on the history and current operations of the British Security Service (MI5). Professor Christopher Andrew kept a large audience gripped with accounts of the foundation of the... More »
An Evening of Philosophy
The Philosophy society had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Angie Hobbs for an evening lecture on the 19th of April. Giving us a small insight into her area of expertise; the focus was upon 'Plato and the meaning of Courage'. The first moments were spent in silence as... More »
On Tuesday 16 April the Master welcomed Lord Adonis, President of the Independent Academies Association and former Minister for Schools and Secretary of State for Transport, to the College as part of the Common Room training day at the start of the Summer Term. We were joined by Sir Hayden... More »
The History Department was delighted to welcome John Julius Norwich to its Upper School History Society in February. Viscount Norwich spoke on the papacy, the subject of his recent book, The Popes: A History.
He focussed particularly on the early, medieval and early modern Church, bringing... More »
Dambisa Moyo was warmly welcomed this year to provide the annual Marlborough Brandt Group Lecture. It is no surprise that she was recently nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 most influential women in the world; not only is she glamorous, witty and extremely clear in presenting her... More »
The Politics Society was privileged to welcome John Lorimer (C1 1976-1981) to speak in the Adderley about his experiences in the British Army. General Lorimer is presently commanding the 3rd UK Mechanical Division but has also served previously in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and was flying to... More »
The Politics Society was delighted to welcome Patricia Juby, an ambassador for the Global Poverty Group, who gave an eye-opening presentation on extreme poverty. She gave a fascinating presentation which provided some startling statistics, particularly on food, education and gender equality.
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The second Marlborough College Economics Forum, which focused on the economics of the environment, was held in the Ellis Theatre on Tuesday 5th February. After introductions by the Master, three leading environmental economists each spoke about a fascinating part of the field.
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On Wednesday 6th February the History of Art Society welcomed as guest speaker Professor Clare Robertson, Head of History of Art at the University of Reading. Her theme was the important but often overlooked Bolognese artist Annibale Carracci, a contemporary of Caravaggio in the Rome of the early... More »