Recent College News

Compline for the Eve of St. Michael and All Angels

Category: Music, General, Community

Last Wednesday the recently formed Compline Choir, made up of the six most accomplished choral singers in College, sang Compline for the Eve of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (to whom Chapel is dedicated). Alongside the traditional plainsong, the candlelit congregation enjoyed Palestrina’s... More »

Mid-Autumn Festival

Category: Community, General, Events

Last Thursday night the Chinese Department celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival. Alice Wright (L6) introduced the festival as well as the ancient festival's mythology before pupils in the Hundred and above sampled Chinese Moon Cakes and loose leaf tea that are traditionally served at the festival.... More »

Oxford Choral Scholarships

Category: Music

The College community was delighted to receive news that Sarah Mattinson (U6 MM) and Jonathan Venn (U6 C3) have been awarded choral scholarships at the University of Oxford. Sarah and Jonathan, both of whom are members of the Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, and Compline Choir in addition to their... More »

1871 Challenge Cup

Category: Sport, General, Community

The 1871 Challenge Cup rugby match, played between a Marlborough College Common Room XV and Marlborough RFC Vets, took place on Sunday.  The fixture is so named because Marlborough RFC was a founding member of the Rugby Football Union in 1871 and at the time the Club was entirely made up of... More »

Starfish Film Preview

Category: Events, General, Community

On Friday 30th September, the film Starfish, written and directed by Bill Clark, who introduced this special preview for Marlborough College, was shown for pupils and members of the public in the Memorial Hall. Based on a true story, the film is about a family who undergo the terrible trauma of... More »

Review: Martha Holmes

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Thursday, the Natural History and Biology Society was treated to a superb lecture by Martha Holmes, series producer of the BBC’s ground-breaking wildlife documentary Life which took four years to make.  Pupils were given a rare insight into the enormous challenges involved in producing ten... More »

Review: Professor Christopher Andrew

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Wednesday and Thursday the History Department was fortunate enough to be visited by Professor Christopher Andrew, the official Historian of MI5 and an eminent and remarkable scholar based at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. He gave a splendid lecture in the Garnett Room on Wednesday evening,... More »

Live Reptiles & Wildlife Photography

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Ayub Khan, a renowned photographer and wildlife expert came to speak to the Shell this afternoon bringing with him several of his pet reptiles. Ayub addressed the year group with stories about his travels and interest the Natural World, before introducing the students to a number of his lizards... More »

Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: General, Music, Events

The first major recital of the term was an Evening Pupils’ Recital, which ostensibly served as a ‘dry run’ for forthcoming major public performances for Music Scholars.  A concert of predominantly ambitious chamber music so early in the school year (just three weeks in) is a potentially... More »

European Day of Languages

Category: Academic

26th September is the European Day of Languages, an event we marked by inviting Year 8 students from several local schools to compete in a Languages Quiz. Which country has the most native speakers of Spanish? What would a Mancunian do with a 'chuddy'? What proportion of the world’s languages are... More »

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