Recent College News

Art Scholars' Exhibition

Category: Art, General, Events

Every year art scholars put on a show that is unexpected and original, work never seen before and not made for examination merely for the joy and satisfaction of making. Under the direction of artist in residence Archie Franks, it is a chance for students to experiment in a very personal and... More »

Going Dutch

Category: Academic

Marlborough's Upper Sixth art historians travelled to London on Thursday 28th January for some close encounters with paintings they study on their Pre-U course. In addition to seeing masterpieces from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern eras at the National Gallery, they visited the Queen's... More »

Review: Leon McCarron

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Leon McCarron, adventurer and filmmaker, gave two thoroughly inspiring and thought-provoking Geography Society lectures on Thursday 21st January to nearly 500 pupils on recent Iranian and Chinese journeys. He spoke about his 2014 five-week Iranian journey along the Karun river, from the snowy... More »

Bristol Schools' Climbing Competition

Category: General

The results are in – and the College Climbing team have returned with a best ever performance.Both the senior and junior teams finished in second place in their respective categories. Last year we managed third place and in previous years have hovered around the fourth and fifth spot. There were 12... More »

Review: Evensong at Keble College

Category: Music

There is much lively debate concerning the architectural design of Keble College, Oxford.  To some, it is a red brick monstrosity, to others hallowed turf full of precious memories.  What is beyond conjecture, however, is the Chapel: Butterfield’s 1876 splendid design provides an opulent... More »

Fixture Cancellation

Category: Sport

Unfortunately today's U14 Lacrosse fixture against St Mary's Calne has been cancelled.Heavy rain this week has left the pitches unplayable.For the latest Lacrosse news from Marlborough, please follow @MCol_Lacrosse on Twitter. More »

Sport Relief Swimathon

Category: Sport, Community, General

On Saturday 19th March, Marlborough College Swimming Pool will open its doors to partake in the nationwide Swimathon event. The search is now on for swimmers in the Marlborough area to take on the Swimathon challenge to raise funds for Sport Relief, whilst also perhaps achieving one of those New... More »

OM donates Rugby Caps

Category: Rugby, General, Community

Joseph Donald Collier (C2 1916-20) was a member of the XV in 1919 who went to Wye Agricultural College and then worked in Sudan for many years. His son, John (C2 1954-58), is also an Old Marlburian and kindly donated these caps a few weeks ago to the College Archives.Their remarkable state of... More »

Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: Music

A shorter (but not short on quality) recital rounded off the first quarter of this even shorter term to excellent effect.  Virtually all performers on display were Music Scholars (and the few who weren’t might as well be) and as a consequence, this was a classy display of music making both in... More »

Review: The Chemistry of Wine

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Luke Bartlett is Head of Science at Uppingham School. He came to Marlborough on Tuesday to give a talk on The Chemistry of Wine. After briefly introducing himself he posed the question ‘was wine discovered or invented?’ He suggested that it was discovered. Such is the nature of the sugary juice... More »

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