Recent College News

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-docs Berlin, whilst at the same time reading Theology.During her early... More »

Review: Dr Marc Morris

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

'King John and the Road to Magna Carta' On Tuesday 13th October the History Society was lucky enough to receive a visit from Dr Marc Morris, a renowned medievalist responsible for excellent biographies of King Edward I and King John, as well as a very popular television series about castles. Dr... More »

Review: Professor Henrietta Harrison

Category: Speakers, General, Events, Academic

On Thursday 1st October, the Chinese Society was privileged to welcome British Academy Fellow, Professor Henrietta Harrison from Pembroke College, Oxford to deliver a talk titled, 'Interpreting China to Britain: The story of a Chinese boy in 18th Century Europe’.Pupils found the professor very... More »

Review: Chris Sperring MBE

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The first speaker of the year for the Natural History & Biology Society was Chris Sperring MBE who works for the Hawk and Owl Trust.  A well-known naturalist and presenter of wildlife programmes such as the BBC Natural World series, Mr Sperring gave a very interesting talk on “The Status... More »

Review: Dr Sadie Jones

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Wednesday 16th September Dr. Sadie Jones spoke to 100 Marlburians about her work in astrophysics. She told us about the black holes at the centre of every galaxy and the jets that protrude from them. These jets consist of charged particles and are caused by the strong electromagnetic fields... More »

Review: Canon Andrew White

Category: Speakers

Canon Andrew White (aka The Vicar of Baghdad) treated the Shell and Remove and a few lucky members of the Sixth Form to a truly unique lecture on ‘Faith under Fire’ on Monday 18th May.  The remarkable heart and motivation of a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer who goes to work with a bullet proof... More »

Drugs Briefing for Parents

Category: Speakers

The occasion of the termly beaks-parents meetings offers a chance for the College to engage parents with current and shared issues. Such issues may be national or local; pastoral or academic. In previous terms this year parents have been offered the chance to hear about Digital Safety and Social... More »

MOSA Meeting

Category: Speakers

On Saturday 9th May the summer meeting of the Medical Officers of Schools Association was hosted by Marlborough College. Around 60 Medical Officers and school nursing staff attended for a day of presentations, workshops and discussion groups based on the theme of health education, in its broadest... More »

Review: Matt Clarke

Category: Speakers

On Tuesday 5th May, Old Radleian Matt Clarke visited Marlborough to address the Shell about Wildlife Conservation. As well as being a photographer and conservationist, he is also a multi-award winning music writer, and his passion for all of these fields was very much in evidence during his time... More »

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