Recent College News

Review: Leon McCarron

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Leon McCarron, adventurer and filmmaker, gave two thoroughly inspiring and thought-provoking Geography Society lectures on Thursday 21st January to nearly 500 pupils on recent Iranian and Chinese journeys. He spoke about his 2014 five-week Iranian journey along the Karun river, from the snowy... More »

Review: The Chemistry of Wine

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Luke Bartlett is Head of Science at Uppingham School. He came to Marlborough on Tuesday to give a talk on The Chemistry of Wine. After briefly introducing himself he posed the question ‘was wine discovered or invented?’ He suggested that it was discovered. Such is the nature of the sugary juice... More »

Review: Natural History and Biology Society talk

Category: Speakers

The Natural History and Biology Society was treated to a superb lecture on Thursday evening by University of Gloucestershire Professor of Science Communication, Adam Hart and wildlife photographer, Mr Ayub Amin.   The talk, entitled "How insects say a lot without making a sound"... More »

Renaissance Art in Venice

Category: Speakers

On Wednesday 9th December, Charlie Hall from John Hall Venice, the long-established art history travel specialists, addressed Marlborough's Art Historians on the subject of Renaissance Art in Venice. He spoke about the transitions in style and handling between Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto... More »

Review: Tim Harrison

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Tim Harrison – University of Bristol, School of Chemistry (A HEFCE Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL))Our friend and colleague Tim Harrison, delivered this year’s Christmas Chemistry Lecture entitled ‘Gases in the Air’ to an excited audience in the Memorial Hall of our own... More »

Polar traveller visits Marlborough

Category: Speakers, General, Trips

Alex Hibbert, the world record-holding polar traveller, visited the College on Tuesday evening.He gave a talk to pupils and beaks in a packed Ellis Theatre, discussing his successful world record unsupported polar journey on skis across Greenland and his 2,000 miles with dog teams on another visit... More »

Blackett Science Lecture

Category: Academic, General, Events, Speakers

Professor Donald Kurtz, Vice-President Royal Astronomical Society and Astrophysics Department at University of Central Lancashire delivered the 11th Blackett Science lecture on 'Planets and Pulsations' on Tuesday 24th November. The concept of Asteroseismology was clearly explained with the basic... More »

Review: Robert Parker

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Pupils and staff from the College and from St John's School enjoyed a fascinating talk on Ancient Greek oracles by Robert Parker, the Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at Oxford. Professor Parker is an expert on Greek religion and in 2011 delivered the prestigious Sather Classical lectures at... More »

Review: Dr Janneke Blokland

Category: Speakers

‘Particles in the Spotlight’ by Dr Janneke Blokland, Thursday 5th November Dr Janneke Blokland completed her first undergraduate Physics degree and PhD in her home country, the Netherlands. She then went on to complete a post-doc of Berlin, whilst at the same time reading Theology.During her early... More »

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