Recent College News

Post GCSE Battlefields Trip

Category: Trips

On 22nd June, as part of the Skill-Up provision for the Hundreds, a group of 12 pupils set off for France for a tour of the Ypres and Somme battlefields. Within the broad scope of an understanding of these huge and terrible killing fields of the Great War, there was the chance to focus on the... More »

Review: OA Week

Category: Trips, General

The post GCSE trip run by the OA department was an amazing experience and a great way for the feeling of your exams being over to sink in. It was excellently led by the OA staff whom I cannot thank enough. The week consisted of a series of activities chosen by the people going on it rather than the... More »

Archaeological Insight

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Tuesday 30th June, Tina Rainer (Modern Languages), Virginia Jhakal (Religious Studies) and Matt Blosson (History) took Lower Sixth pupils Jemima Jones (NC), Willow Cunningham (EL) and Marcus Miller (C3) to visit Dr Jim Leary’s Archaeology Field School at the University of Reading.This offered an... More »

Prefects' Training Weekend

Category: General, Community, Trips

The Prefects' weekend was a brilliant opportunity for us to get together as a team for the first time in an informal environment to enjoy some team bonding prior to the commencing of our duties. The weekend was extremely beneficial; the team bonding aside, the Prefect and leadership theory we were... More »

Football: Budapest Tour

Category: Sport, General, Trips

The football tour to Budapest at the beginning of the Easter holidays featured three fixtures over five days. The squad of 16 consisted largely of the Open 1st XI, led by Jack Nithavrianakis (LI U6), but also some players who had played on the margins of the team such as Finn Campbell (C1 U6), Ali... More »

Blog: DofE in the Brecon Beacons

Category: Trips, General, Community

Outdoor Activities Instructor Duncan Curry provides an update from the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Assessed Expidition to the Brecon Beacons...Saturday 21st MarchThe five pupils taking part in their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Assessment set off in good spirits at 8.30am on Saturday morning. Beautiful... More »

Horace Mann School

Category: Trips, General, Community

Marlborough College enjoyed hosting eight students and four teachers from the Horace Mann School, New York, in the last week of term. The visitors were involved in lessons and activities and found the experience of an English Public School fascinating. The America v the rest of the world football... More »

China Goes Global Conference

Category: Trips

The Chinese Department took 13 pupils ranging in age from the Remove to the Lower Sixth, to participate in the ‘China Goes Global’ conference at Cambridge University on Thursday 12th March.  Pupils were shown around Pembroke College by Hamish Lazell (BH 2005-10), and were fascinated to hear... More »

French exchange arrives

Category: Trips, General, Academic

Voilà! Students from the Lycée Jules Verne in Limours are on exchange with our Lower Sixth this week. Following lessons and an afternoon of netball, visits to the Blackett Observatory and the Merchant's House await - plus excursions to Bath and Oxford. Vive l'échange! Tom KiggellFrench... More »

Global Awareness

Category: General, Academic, Trips, General

Preparing young people for today’s world entails developing cultural and global awareness within and beyond the College. This is a crucial strand of our Strategic Plan and is present in its curricular, co-curricular and pastoral objectives. One of the prime ways of developing these attributes is... More »

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