Recent College News

Review: Choral Society Concert

Category: General

A new era, a new dawn and certainly a bright one.  Enter Adam Staines, Marlborough College’s new Choirmaster and therefore ex officio conductor of Choral Society.  By watching him and indeed, listening to his direction of the postponed Lent choral concert in Chapel, the future of this... More »

Review: Olympian Hannah Mills

Category: Speakers

Hannah Mills, a 470 class sailor with Olympic gold and silver medals, visited Marlborough on Sunday 15th April to speak to members of the College about her career journey so far and her commitment to becoming the most successful female sailor in the world.  Hannah’s first Olympic experience... More »

Review: Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral

Category: Music, General, Events

I’ve been to St Paul’s Cathedral a few times, in fact I’ve performed there too which gives me an advantage in writing a meaningful review.  I vowed I would never mention myself in a review but in this context it helps to emphasise the enormity of what Choirmaster Adam Staines and his team... More »

The Master's Sermon

Category: General

As mentioned in Assembly on Wednesday, I have just returned from BCS Shimla in the Himalayas, a sister establishment to Marlborough College founded by George Cotton Bishop of Calcutta in 1859. He was the second Master of Marlborough from 1852-1858, and such a great success in getting the College... More »

Review: Battle of the Bands

Category: Music, General, Community

Now in its fourth year, the ‘Battle of the Bands’ is firmly established as a co-curricular event of note. The standard is high and whilst there is a good atmosphere of healthy competitiveness, there isn’t quite the heady intensity of the House Shout, which is a good thing. By kind permission of... More »

Review: Life After Marlborough

Category: General, Academic, Speakers

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close this Wednesday with seven OMs coming back to give the Upper Sixth an insight into university life.  Some very interesting points were raised, one of which was that there is an opportunity of studying in Ireland for almost a third of... More »

Memorial Library: Lent Term Review

Category: Community, General, Academic

The Memorial Library Team review a busy Lent Term, which included two major events, 14,721 pupil visits to the library and over 1,500 books loaned out. Harry Potter Book Night – Thursday 1st February  Our second-ever Harry Potter Night was a huge success this year, with over 80... More »

Review: Art & Photography Trip to Venice

Category: Community, General, Art, Trips

For full five days at the beginning of the Easter holidays saw 16 Art and Photography pupils exploring aspects of the incomparable city of Venice. The treasures in Galleria d'Academia, Ca'd Oro, the Scuda San Rocco, Ca le'Rezzonico and the Peggie Guggenheim Museum were eagerly sought out and... More »

Chapel Blog: Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Category: Community, General

As a College community, we don’t have the opportunity to mark the Christian festivals at the same time as churches throughout the world. However, as we are still in the Easter season, here follow some thoughts on the most important event in Christian (or human) history, the Resurrection of... More »

Review: Art Scholars' Exhibition

Category: Art

The theme of this year’s annual Art Scholars’ Exhibition was “175/50”; a reflection on the 175th anniversary of the opening of the College, as well as 50 years since girls first joined. The 21 members of the scholars’ group were asked to interpret the theme as they wish, with many focusing on... More »

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