Recent College News

Parents’ Pastoral Conference

Category: General, Community, Events

On Sunday 28th January we welcomed 125 parents from the Shell and Remove to the College to hear presentations, share ideas and experience, and talk with one another and with pastoral staff, in an inaugural Parents’ Pastoral Conference.  In a packed Garnett Room, the Master, Jonathan Leigh,... More »

Review: Visual Arts Week

Category: Art

Our students and visitors were treated to an energetic and highly immersive creative week at Marlborough College, combining workshops, talks and a new exhibition ‘Extraordinary Sketchbooks’ involving invited visiting artists.  To open our inaugural Visual Arts Week, highly regarded... More »

Martin Beek: Painter in Residence

Category: General, Art, Events

Oxford based fine art landscape painter, Martin Beek, joined the Marlborough College community to work on location within prominent areas of our campus, throughout the first week of February. Invited to work ‘plein air’ within the College grounds as part of Visual Arts Week, Martin was particularly... More »

Chinese Pupils visit Marlborough

Category: Trips

On Monday 29th January, we were delighted to host a party of six Chinese exchange pupils and accompanying staff for a ten day visit. The pupils were from Fudan Academy, an associate schools of WLSA (World Leading School Association). They were accompanied by Marlburians from the Remove and Hundred... More »

Review: Spanish Exchange

Category: Trips

Galicia welcomed Marlborough’s two linguistic pilgrims with its usual hospitality and, with two days of unseasonal weather, revealed a side to itself that earlier Marlburians had seldom glimpsed in these first months of the year: warmth and sunshine. For Max Olivier (SU U6) and Tom Sykes (C1 U6)... More »

Chemists visit the University of Bristol

Category: Trips

Lower Sixth Chemists visited the Chemistry department at the University of Bristol on Wednesday 7th February, having a bespoke introduction to the life of an undergraduate scientist at one of the UK’s leading universities.  A popular choice for OMs, the University of Bristol has strong... More »

Review: Extraordinary Sketchbooks exhibition

Category: Art

To coincide with Visual Arts Week, printmaker Jane Stobart officially opened an outstanding new show within the Mount House Gallery. The detailed exhibition presents a fascinating art collection by fourteen artists, ranging from large scale expressive paintings and ink brush works, to intricately... More »

Review: Medawar Lecture

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on... More »

Review: MCCS - Ksenija Sidorova

Category: Music, General, Events

It’s not every day one has the opportunity to hear the classical accordion in concert – even less frequent is the opportunity to listen to a virtuoso solo exponent of the same instrument.  In Ksenija Sidorova we have just that and it’s a refreshing, fascinating and, at times, breath-taking... More »

Review: Nick Ross

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The History of Art Society was very happy to welcome Nick Ross, Director of Art History Abroad, to the College on Friday 2nd February.A lecturer and guide of over thirty years' experience, not many visitors to Marlborough have had such regular and intimate exposure to Italian artistic culture,... More »

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