Recent College News

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 »

University challenge

Category: Academic, General, Trips

All 57 of the L6 chemists (A level and IB) spent the morning of Wednesday 28th January at the University of Bristol, working in the undergraduate laboratories. This is part of our extension/outreach programme giving Marlborough pupils the opportunity to extend their practical skills and dip into... More »

Climbing High

Category: Trips

The Bristol Schools Climbing Competition took place on Monday 26th January, with 12 pupils from the College taking part.  This is an annual event held at St Werburgh's Climbing Wall at Undercover Rock in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity for our climbers to compete alongside members of... More »

Study Visit to Lindau

Category: Trips, Academic

In December 2014, 12 pupils studying German IGCSE took a trip to Germany and Austria. We were accompanied by Mr Cockett and Frau Rainer, our German teachers and spent most of our time in Lindau, a quaint, scenic town on the Lake Constance in southern Germany. We stayed in pairs in the homes of... More »

Review: French Exchange

Category: Trips

With a wave to the statue of OM John Betjeman at St Pancras, 19 members of the L6 set off excitedly for this year's French exchange. Two hours in a Paris traffic jam wasn't quite the welcome we had in mind, but it wasn't too long before we could meet face à face the French partners who till then we... More »

Review: Italian trip to Florence

Category: Trips, General, Academic

The last day of the first half of the Michaelmas Term marked the first day of the Italian trip to Florence. Fifteen of us from Hundreds joined Mrs Woodford and Dr McKeown and set off from the Parade Ground to Gatwick Airport. A short flight later we were in Pisa.  Our first cultural visit was... More »

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