Recent College News

Review: Medawar Lecture

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on... More »

Review: Nick Ross

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The History of Art Society was very happy to welcome Nick Ross, Director of Art History Abroad, to the College on Friday 2nd February.A lecturer and guide of over thirty years' experience, not many visitors to Marlborough have had such regular and intimate exposure to Italian artistic culture,... More »

Review: Jo Bertram

Category: Speakers

Jo Bertram, the erstwhile General Manager for Uber in Northern Europe, joined us in late January to talk to pupils about her career, her time at Uber and what it takes to build a tech start-up.  Covering her early days - when there were just three in the London office - to the end of her... More »

Review: Ed Moore - Rocket Science

Category: Speakers, Academic, General

On Thursday 1st February Marlborough was delighted to welcome Ed Moore from Airborne Engineering for a Physics Department talk. Ed Moore currently works at Airborne Engineering. His research is based in Westcott Venture Park, which was formerly the Rocket Propulsion Establishment and is now home... More »

Review: David Edwards

Category: Speakers

David Edwards gave a trio of stimulating Geography lectures on Thursday 25th January. The Shell year group enjoyed a fascinating lecture on Antarctica which was followed by an A level presentation to the U6 on Hawaiian volcanics and threats to Antarctica, including the melting of the West Antarctic... More »

Arctic Explorer visits Marlborough

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Alex Hibbert, Arctic Explorer, entertained to supper by eight Sixth Form Geographers on Thursday 7th December. After two very stimulating presentations on ‘Challenge and Survival in the Arctic Wilderness’; he spoke to the Shell on his 2013/14 extended stay with the Greenland Inuit people where he... More »

Bristol: City of the Future

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Ten outstanding Hundred Geographers and Mr Richards entertain our distinguished visiting speaker, James Durie, CEO Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, invited to speak to 240 GCSE Geographers on 'Bristol: City of the Future’. Our pupils were fascinated by his vision for the future of this... More »

Poet-in-Residence: Kayo Chingonyi

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The College hosted a ten-day visit by the acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi at the start of October, beginning with the a superb performance of his work in a packed Ellis Theatre. This was a joint venture between the English department and the town's Literary Festival, with an audience made up of... More »

Dunford Lecture: The Business of Winning

Category: Speakers, General, Sport

Earlier this term it was a great pleasure to welcome Humphrey Walters to give the annual Dunford Lecture to sports scholars and interested guests.  Humphrey’s lecture was entitled ‘The Business of Winning’, and by the end it certainly felt like he had shared with us many tools to make the most... More »

Review: Joel Penkman - Food Art

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

The History of Art Society was thrilled to welcome the artist Joel Penkman to the College on Wednesday 4th October. Joel is an accomplished artist who has for some years specialized in the depiction of food. Her work is highly sought after by major food suppliers and restaurants such as Waitrose,... More »

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