Recent College News

Review: Ben Kane

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Classics Society Talk: The Life of a Roman Centurion Ben Kane, best-selling author of the Forgotten Legion trilogy and Spartacus series, gave a fascinating talk to the Shell on Thursday 17th November.His talk was about the life of a Roman legionary, encouraging the audience to examine his... More »

Review: Dr Victoria Blackmore

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Recreating the Big Bang: Accelerators for High Energy Physics - Dr. Victoria Blackmore, Imperial College, LondonIn her talk on Tuesday 8th November, Dr. Blackmore covered a variety of very interesting topics regarding her field of research: accelerator physics. These included a fascinating... More »

Review: David Edwards

Category: Speakers

David Edwards gave a series of four Geography lectures on Thursday 3rd November. The Remove and Hundred enjoyed a talk on exploring the Grand Canyon and a Climate Change update; the Shell were fascinated by their talk on Antarctica, the U6 were challenged by a tectonic Island comparison of Iceland... More »

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 »

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