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Review: Dr Brian Marien

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Mental health is such an important part of everyday life, affecting over one in four of us at some point. The Upper Sixth were lucky enough to have a talk on Mental health by Dr Marien, a qualified doctor and psychologist from Positive Group, and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.It was... More »

History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Reinventing Dutch Still Life PaintingThe College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening. Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical... More »

Poetry Society: Lily Winter

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

On Tuesday night, the Poetry Society hosted the young singer/songwriter Lily Winter who both taught and entertained us.  First she gave a workshop on the similarities and subtle differences between poems and song lyrics - and this was very much a personal view; then, in the Bradleian Theatre,... More »

Lower Sixth Careers Fair

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair on Thursday 16th March was very helpful. With accomplished professionals representing a wide range of fields from Medical Psychology to Investment Banking each pupil got an insight into three possible career paths.The meetings were structured into 35-minute seminars, as... More »

Medawar Lecture: Henry Marsh CBE

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Many of us were very much looking forward to the visit of Henry Marsh, and were keen to see if his personality matched that portrayed in his book, Do No Harm. It's understandably difficult to appeal to an audience with such a variety of interests, as was the case on Tuesday evening. However, Mr... More »

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 »

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