Recent College News

Review: Amir Darwish

Category: Academic, Speakers, General

Amir Darwish gave a reading to the Poetry Society on Tuesday 7th February.   He had come for the UK as a refugee from Aleppo during the second Gulf War, and this experience had informed much of his writing.  He gave a writing workshop to the Creative Writing students; then, to a huge... More »

Review: Ralph Beckett

Category: Speakers, General, Community

The talk by leading racehorse trainer, Ralph Beckett (C2 1985-89) drew an audience from devotees of the newly formed Racing Society as well as members of the Natural History and Biology Society.  Mr Beckett glossed over his less than stellar academic career at Marlborough, focusing instead on... More »

Review: Tim Harrison

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Tim Harrison from the University of Bristol (School of Chemistry) visited Marlborough on Thursday 2nd February and lectured to members of our Shell on the Chemistry of Fragrances.We also welcomed pupils from St Michael’s, Aldbourne, Preshute, Ramsbury, and Great Bedwyn Primary Schools, Pinewood... More »

Review: Jane Austen At Home

Category: Speakers

Tuesday 24th January 2017, Adderley Devised by Stephen Siddall and acted by Emerald O’HanrahanThis presentation of Jane Austen and her work was very interesting and original on many levels. Many extracts of the author’s books, letters and stories were read and acted out by a single actress who... More »

Review: Leon McCarron

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Leon McCarron, film maker, writer and adventurer, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 24th January where he spoke to over 400 Marlburian Geographers about two of his recent journeys. The first was a 1,000 mile walk over five months in 2016 from Jerusalem to Mt Sinai, through the West Bank, Jordan and... More »

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 »

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