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Artist in Residence: A Painter's Progress

Category: Art, General, Community

Throughout the Michaelmas and first half of the Lent Term, Timothy Betjeman, our present Artist in Residence, can often be found deep in concentration, painting and drawing within the College Chapel.As a highly accomplished plein-air artist, Tim has been inspired to capture the subtly changing... More »

Chinese Exchange

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Monday 30th January, the College was delighted to welcome a party of six Chinese exchange pupils and accompanying staff for a 10-day visit. The pupils were from Hohhot No.2 School and Fudan Academy. Both are associate schools of WLSA (World Leading School Association). They were accompanied by... More »

Review: Careers Speed Dating

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Tuesday 7th February, the Hundred were given a series of enlightening talks about careers and the future by Old Marlburians. Each OM represented a different career, ranging from banking and engineering to drama and the creatives. The format was set up like speed-dating, meaning we sat in small... More »

EPQ at the Mount House Gallery

Category: Art, General, Pupil Achievements, Academic

A thought-provoking and impressive exhibition at the Mount House Gallery by three EPQ students took us into Lent half-term. ‘Previous Representations of Diogenes in Art’ by Ellie Allan (LI L6) is an essay following the life and beliefs of the Cynic philosopher culminating in a mixed media art work.... More »

Review: Amir Darwish

Category: Academic, Speakers, General

Amir Darwish gave a reading to the Poetry Society on Tuesday 7th February.   He had come for the UK as a refugee from Aleppo during the second Gulf War, and this experience had informed much of his writing.  He gave a writing workshop to the Creative Writing students; then, to a huge... More »

Cricket tour to Barbados

Category: Cricket

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the 2017 touring party set off for Barbados.Captained by Billy Mead (C1 U6), the team will play six games in 12 days before returning to the UK on Sunday 19th February.Staff on the tour include Master in Charge of Cricket Mike Bush, Cricket professional Mark... More »

Meurtre sur le Nil

Category: Academic, General, Events

On Monday 6th February the French department hosted a murder mystery dinner for some of the top linguists in the Hundred and Lower Sixth, with the help of some guests from Luxembourg as well.  Accusations were flying left right and centre as three tables of eight tried to solve the mystery a... More »

Review: Ralph Beckett

Category: Speakers, General, Community

The talk by leading racehorse trainer, Ralph Beckett (C2 1985-89) drew an audience from devotees of the newly formed Racing Society as well as members of the Natural History and Biology Society.  Mr Beckett glossed over his less than stellar academic career at Marlborough, focusing instead on... More »

Alfred St George Hamersley

Category: Rugby, General

With the Six Nations getting under way this weekend, this is an opportune moment to highlight the influence of Alfred St George Hamersley (C3 1862– 66).Hamersley was a former Marlborough pupil and England international of the 1870s who was a pioneer of rugby in New Zealand after he emigrated to... More »

Review: Tim Harrison

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Tim Harrison from the University of Bristol (School of Chemistry) visited Marlborough on Thursday 2nd February and lectured to members of our Shell on the Chemistry of Fragrances.We also welcomed pupils from St Michael’s, Aldbourne, Preshute, Ramsbury, and Great Bedwyn Primary Schools, Pinewood... More »

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