Recent College News

Review: Chris Lucas

Category: Speakers

On Wednesday 15th October we were lucky enough to welcome Chris Lucas, a postgraduate student from Bristol University to the College.  He talked to us about his work at the Large Hadron Collider and the experiment that he is working on there.  Chris took us through some of the theory of... More »

Review: Dr Miriam Manook

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The first speaker of the year for the Biology Society was Dr. Miriam Manook (EL 2007-09) whose subject was "Transplantation – the final medical frontier".  Dr Manook works at Guy’s Hospital in London where she is actively involved in both kidney and pancreas transplants.  To... More »

Review: William Dalrymple

Category: Speakers

“Imagine yourself…” he began, instantly putting us into the shoes of a British merchant in Afghanistan in the early nineteenth century... We were drawn into the story, narrated through the moments before this man would obtain a single piece of information that would, in Mr Dalrymple’s words, change... More »

History of Art Society: Professor Shearer West

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The History of Art Society was greatly honoured to be addressed by Professor Shearer West on Monday 6th October. Professor West is the Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford University, a Fellow of Magdalen College, and a former professor in the History of Art at the University of Birmingham.... More »

Speaker: Professor Vernon Bogdanor

Category: Speakers, General, Events

On Thursday evening the Politics Society was greatly honoured to host Professor Vernon Bogdanor, former Vice-Principal at Brasenose College, Oxford and eminent constitutional expert (as well as former tutor to the Prime Minister). Commissioned to share his views on whether single party governments... More »

Speaker: Dr Usama Hasan

Category: Speakers, General, Events

A packed Garnett Room sat enraptured by Dr Usama Hasan, as he told of his conversion from Islamic fanatic to his present role as senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, a counter extremism think tank. Radicalised as a young student in the 1980s when the former USSR invaded Afghanistan, Dr... More »

History Society Talk: The English Civil War

Category: Speakers, General

On Tuesday 17th September, Dr Jo Paul from the New College of the Humanities in London came to the Senior History Society to give a very insightful talk about the clash of political ideas in the English Civil War.At the society she showed how ideas hugely influenced the outbreak of war, which was... More »

Pupil Review: Everest Lecture

Category: Speakers, Events, Community

The fourth annual Everest lecture was given by David Walsh (C1 1960-65), co-author of Public Schools and The Great War, and was given in The Memorial Hall on Thursday 26th June, writes Rosie Shaw (MO L6).Walsh began by explaining how the outbreak of war in 1914 changed life in the College community... More »

Review: Lord Malloch-Brown Lecture

Category: Speakers, Academic

“How Economics and Politics will shape your country” The Marlborough College Lower Sixth cohort was lucky enough to receive a truly impressive lecture by Lord Malloch-Brown OM (C1 1967-71), which took place on Wednesday 11th June.A former UK government minister, Lord Malloch-Brown had previously... More »

Review: Dr Simon Singh

Category: Events, Speakers

On Tuesday 29th April we were fortunate enough to receive a talk from Dr Simon Singh. His talk was entitled “From Fermat’s last theorem to the Mathematics of the Simpsons”.  The Memorial Hall was brimming with young and enthusiastic mathematicians eager to learn how maths was related to... More »

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