Recent College News

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 »

Battlefields Trip Reunion

Category: Community, General, Trips

Lower Sixth pupils who took part in the post-GCSE Battlefields Trip were delighted to be reunited with their battlefields guide, Robin Brodhurst (PR 1965-70), on Club Day, Sunday 11th October. Good memories of the tour to France and Belgium were shared over coffee, before moving on to the Club Day... More »

University of Bristol Visit

Category: Academic, General, Trips

As part of the Chemistry Department extension programme, the U6 Chemists visited the undergraduate teaching labs at the University of Bristol on Wednesday 7th October. Working under the watchful eyes of a team of postgraduates and their own beaks, they worked in pairs on the Synthesis and analysis... More »

U6 London Galleries Trip

Category: Trips, General, Art

Ai Weiwei and William Kentridge are both politically active, international artists from the East and West, so it was fortunate that we were able to visit their highly regarded exhibitions in London, during the Upper Sixth trip in September.The Royal Academy’s galleries elegantly supported Ai... More »

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 »

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