Recent College News

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 »

Review: Art Trip to London

Category: Trips, Art

Lower Sixth Fine Artists took an early coach to London on Tuesday 4th November to view compelling artworks from three galleries: Mario Merz at Pace Gallery, Anslem Kiefer at the Royal Academy and finally Egon Schiele ‘The Radical Nude’ within the Courtauld Institute. Arriving at the heart of... More »

Review: Politics trip to Brussels, Luxembourg and the Hague

Category: Trips

During the first week of the Michaelmas half-term, the Politics Department took 20 of its pupils on a continental road trip to explore a range of European political institutions.  En route to our first venue - Brussels - we stopped at Waterloo to tour the battlefield and to get some historical... More »

Review: Duke of Edinburgh

Category: Trips

We started the expedition in good spirits, despite the very stereotypical Welsh weather, knowing that after (many) practise expeditions we were finally underway to achieving our Gold DofE. By the end of the first day we had all found a niche to contribute to the trip and our subsequently acquired... More »

First World War Film Trip

Category: Trips

Seven pupils, including three from a group who have been creating a database of the OM dead in WWI, set out to follow in the footsteps of Old Marlburians who fought on the western front. The purpose of the trip was to film the experiences and writings of OMs for a documentary to be shown as part... More »

Review: CCF Annual Camp 2014

Category: Trips, CCF

This year the Hundred cadets headed to Beckingham Camp in Lincolnshire for their Annual CCF Camp. Hosted by 49 Brigade the cadets enjoyed a varied programme of military training and personal development activities. The personal development programme, situated at Rutland Water, offered a range of... More »

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