Recent College News

Dunford Lecture: Clare Balding

Category: Sport, General, Speakers

It was a great privilege to welcome Clare Balding to give the Dunford Lecture on Tuesday 4th October 2016.  Clare is currently one of the most high-profile sports journalists and presenters; as she spent the summer in Rio as the main anchor-woman of the Olympic and Paralympic games, we were... More »

Galactic Archaeology

Category: Academic, General, Community, Speakers

On Friday 30th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Dr Payel Das from Oxford University for a Science Department Talk.Dr Das began to specialise in astrophysics from her fourth year at Oxford and obtained her PhD through her thesis into orbital structures and dark matter distributions... More »

Review: Martha Holmes

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Thursday, the Natural History and Biology Society was treated to a superb lecture by Martha Holmes, series producer of the BBC’s ground-breaking wildlife documentary Life which took four years to make.  Pupils were given a rare insight into the enormous challenges involved in producing ten... More »

Review: Professor Christopher Andrew

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Wednesday and Thursday the History Department was fortunate enough to be visited by Professor Christopher Andrew, the official Historian of MI5 and an eminent and remarkable scholar based at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. He gave a splendid lecture in the Garnett Room on Wednesday evening,... More »

Live Reptiles & Wildlife Photography

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Ayub Khan, a renowned photographer and wildlife expert came to speak to the Shell this afternoon bringing with him several of his pet reptiles. Ayub addressed the year group with stories about his travels and interest the Natural World, before introducing the students to a number of his lizards... More »

Professor Tim Whitmarsh

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Tim Whitmarsh, Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and author of Battling the Gods, proposes an alternative view of the performance of the Homeric poems. The traditional approach is based around Odyssey Book 8 where the bard Demodocus is summoned to provide... More »

Introduction to Irish Literature

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Members of the Literary Society crowded into the newly refurbished North Block 5 on Tuesday evening at 5.30pm for an Introduction to Irish Literature. All those studying Pre-U Literature in English in the Lower Sixth attended, accompanied by some interested enthusiasts from the year above. In place... More »

Modern Languages after Marlborough

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Last Friday we were delighted to welcome back to the College three recent OMs, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further since leaving Marlborough, and all of whom are now gaining success through their language skills. The evening of presentations to the current Upper School... More »

Review: Tim Oakley

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Mr Tim Oakley, father of Claire (LI 1999-01) and Sophie Oakley (LI 2001-03), gave a talk for Geographers in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 22nd September. The talk, for pupils in the Remove and Hundred, was on his Royal Geographical Society-sponsored 2016 heroic replication of Roald Amundsen’s epic... More »

Review: Gerard Evenden

Category: Speakers, Academic, General

The History of Art Society at Marlborough College was honoured to be addressed by expert architect Gerard Evenden in a talk entitled "Designing Canary Wharf Underground Station."Mr Evenden, senior executive partner of Foster & Partners Architects, masterminded construction of the... More »

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