Recent College News

Goethe-Zertifikat Exams

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Friday 26th February a group of ten German students travelled to London with Frau Rainer and Mr Cockett to take their B1 and B2 Goethe-Zertifikat exams.We left very early in the morning and arrived excitedly at the Goethe-Institut where we were greeted warmly by the staff and examiners.... More »

Review: Russia Trip

Category: Trips, General, Academic

The biennial Russian trip in February 2016 to St Petersburg and Moscow was both fascinating and enlightening for the 21 Remove to U6 pupils who took part and a real eye opener as to what Russia is really like away from western press and propaganda.We slept in a student hostel and on four mornings... More »

Review: Spanish Exchange

Category: Trips, General, Academic

“Pulpo”, “Mejillones” and “Percebes” these are just some of the new words now familiar to a group of intrepid Upper Sixth pupils who swapped Marlborough for north-west Spain as part of an exciting exchange programme.The Pre-U Spanish pupils spent a week improving their language skills by staying... More »

China-Britain Business Council

Category: Trips, General, Academic

A number of Sixth Form Chinese pupils visited the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) on Monday 18th January. CBBC advises British businesses on how to expand their work to China. These businesses range from small, local enterprises to large, international conglomerates. CBBC is a leading player... More »

University visit for L6 Chemists

Category: Trips

Lower Sixth Chemists visited the University of Bristol Chemistry department on Monday 11th January, working in the undergraduate labs on the dehydration of a cyclohexanol to create a cyclohexene. Continuing Marlborough’s link with the University of Bristol, the Lower Sixth were able to complete a... More »

Chinese Festival of Light

Category: Trips

Pupils from the Upper School learning Pre-U Mandarin Chinese embarked on an afternoon to a Chinese Festival of Light. The festival took place at Longleat grounds and featured over 23,000 individual lanterns as well as a Porcelain Pagoda made from 80,000 China teacups, bowls and plates.We were... More »

History and the Arts Trip

Category: Trips, Academic, General

The inaugural HATA (History and the Arts) Trip took place on Monday 7th December with a trip to Littlecote House.Head of History, Mr Moule, led a small group of pupils from the Hundred, Lower Sixth & Upper Sixth around Littlecote House as part of this exciting new society. More »

Polar traveller visits Marlborough

Category: Speakers, General, Trips

Alex Hibbert, the world record-holding polar traveller, visited the College on Tuesday evening.He gave a talk to pupils and beaks in a packed Ellis Theatre, discussing his successful world record unsupported polar journey on skis across Greenland and his 2,000 miles with dog teams on another visit... More »

Santiago Exchange

Category: Academic, General, Trips

From Monday 2nd to Wednesday 11th November, 12 Spanish exchange students from the city of Santiago in Galicia visited Marlborough College. The pupils experienced typical Marlburian life courtesy of their English partners, attending lessons, playing fives and rackets, learning to march with the CCF... More »

Review: Turkey SwimTrek

Category: Trips, General, Sport

October Half-Term 2015 - SwimTrek Who would want to meet at Gatwick at 5.30 in the morning to catch a flight? Who would want to go swimming three times a week as training for a school trip? Eleven Marlburian open water pioneers of course, who went on a long distance sea SwimTrek in... More »

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