Recent College News

Review: William Dalrymple

Category: Speakers

“Imagine yourself…” he began, instantly putting us into the shoes of a British merchant in Afghanistan in the early nineteenth century... We were drawn into the story, narrated through the moments before this man would obtain a single piece of information that would, in Mr Dalrymple’s words, change... More »

History of Art Society: Professor Shearer West

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The History of Art Society was greatly honoured to be addressed by Professor Shearer West on Monday 6th October. Professor West is the Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford University, a Fellow of Magdalen College, and a former professor in the History of Art at the University of Birmingham.... More »

Reflections on the First World War

Category: Events, Community, General

A selection of readings were given by Marlburians in St Peter’s Church on Sunday 5th October.Marlborough’s Rector, the Reverend Andrew Studdert- Kennedy (C3 1972-76) first put together a series of reflections on the First World War some years ago, linking the poetry, letters and diary extracts into... More »

Marlborough Together

Category: General

The latest issue of the Marlborough Together newsletter, aimed at the wider Marlborough community, is now available for download.Click the link below to view the latest issue. More »

Speaker: Professor Vernon Bogdanor

Category: Speakers, General, Events

On Thursday evening the Politics Society was greatly honoured to host Professor Vernon Bogdanor, former Vice-Principal at Brasenose College, Oxford and eminent constitutional expert (as well as former tutor to the Prime Minister). Commissioned to share his views on whether single party governments... More »

Speaker: Dr Usama Hasan

Category: Speakers, General, Events

A packed Garnett Room sat enraptured by Dr Usama Hasan, as he told of his conversion from Islamic fanatic to his present role as senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, a counter extremism think tank. Radicalised as a young student in the 1980s when the former USSR invaded Afghanistan, Dr... More »

Music Scholars perform at Kensington Palace

Category: Music

This year’s Music Scholars' Gala Concert in London took place on 30th September in the splendid King’s Gallery of Kensington Palace.  An appropriately Hanoverian start was provided by Handel’s Where e’re you walk from Semele, with the usual tones of the soprano being replaced by Joe... More »

Keep in touch via Twitter

Category: General

Since launching the main school account in January 2014, the College has been using Twitter as an additional way to communicate about school news and events.As well as the official Marlborough College account - which has over 1,000 followers - many departments and individual sports now have their... More »

Artist in Residence nominated for New Sensations 2014

Category: General, Art

Many congratulations to Grace Thompson, the College’s Artist in Residence, who has just been selected for New Sensations 2014. Twenty five of this year’s graduating BA and MA artists from the UK and the Republic of Ireland have been nominated by Saatchi Art Curators for this prestigious prize and... More »

Marlborough Literary Festival: Zena Edwards

Category: Community, General, Events

The College hosted the opening event of the Marlborough Literary Festival on Thursday 25th September, a performance by the internationally-acclaimed spoken word artist, Zena Edwards.   This was a return visit to Marlborough for Zena, and her reputation as a dynamic performer and singer... More »

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