Recent College News

World Christmas Jumper Day

Category: Community

On Friday 12th December, pupils took part in World Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. Pupils and staff were invited to wear a Christmas Jumper and make a donation to Save the Children.Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day saw its third year this year and, thanks to fantastic... More »

Foodbank collection

Category: Community, General, Events

Following the amazing success of last year’s collection for the Devizes and Swindon Foodbank, we set our pupils the challenge of helping even more local people in crisis this Christmas. Foodbanks are excellent, rapidly growing and local charities that we can support in a more rewarding way than by... More »

Review: Michaelmas Illumination 2014

Category: Drama

The Michaelmas Term 2014 Illumination was shrouded in controversy; it was on a Saturday Night. Would the hordes of Sixth Form sacrifice their pub trips and Malburian shenanigans to come and watch? Those who did were not disappointed. The crowd were anxious to see the new heads of Illumination in... More »

Review: Christmas Carol Services

Category: Music, Community, Events, General

It takes some strength to sing a carol service or two, but four in three days is just about the limit, so congratulations then to the Choir, PAJH and IGC et al for triumphing in this marathon performance weekend.The Choir have come a long way under Mr Hodgkinson: the stalls are full, there’s a feel... More »

Review: The Roaring Girl

Category: Drama, General, Events

Jane Darby’s production of The Roaring Girl was a hilarious romp through Jacobean gender politics reset in the underground cauldron of blurred lines; The False Tails bar in central London, 2014. Leila Tinne (LI U6) in the title role was a genuine enigma; leather clad, hair in dreadlocks and... More »

Review: Michael Morpurgo

Category: Speakers

“I am a war baby.” Michael Morpurgo, born 1943, grew up in post-war Britain. From the physical manifestations of shattered buildings, through to the silent, unspoken grief of his mother, and a lone photograph of Uncle Peter on his mantelpiece (shot down in the RAF aged 21), he described his... More »

NSPCC Number Day

Category: Community

On Tuesday 2nd December the entire Lower School took part in a competitive mathematical fundraising event for the NSPCC in Norwood Hall.  The Shell started the day off competing in House teams on a series of challenges and puzzles.  It was an impressive sight watching whole year groups... More »

Online Art Auction Bursary Success

Category: Art, General, Community

Marlborough College and the Young Marlburian Foundation (YMF) partnered with Paddle8, to auction donated paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and printmaking. Original works of art, created by many successful OM artists and present Marlborough College students, were sold in December, to... More »

Wind Department Concert

Category: Music, Events, General

A final hurrah to an action packed term saw the Wind Department produce an excellent, varied and superbly prepared performance in the Memorial Hall on Monday 8th December.  The date had to be changed due to an unusual number of leading Music Scholars away on Oxbridge interviews, but in no way... More »

First World War Centenary Commemoration

Category: Community

This term's First World War Centenary Commemoration programme came to an end with a showing of the film "Joyeux Noël" about the 1914 Christmas Truce, and a recreation of the famous football match that took place in no-man's land that Christmas 100 years ago by our Remove and Hundred... More »

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