Recent College News

Review: Verdi’s Requiem

Category: Music

There are many new and exciting cultural events taking place at the College these days, with much to admire and cherish, but sometimes it’s the oldest traditions that shine the brightest.  Choral Society is one such tradition and in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem in Chapel we were reminded... More »

Modern Languages Outreach

Category: Academic, General, Community

On Tuesday 10th March, six Lower Sixth Modern Languages students, together with four beaks, spent the morning in Woodborough Primary School giving four classes language taster sessions in French, German, Spanish and Russian. We had been invited there to be part of their ‘Global Week’, and the... More »

Review: Rob Oxley

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Rob Oxley - Why are some Pressure Groups more successful than others? The Politics Society hosted Rob Oxley, formerly the communications director of the Taxpayers Alliance and now working for Business for Britain. His visit to Marlborough on Thursday 5th March saw him explain why some Pressure... More »

63rd Beagling Season

Category: General, Community, Events

On Tuesday 10th March, the annual Lawn Meet was held in Court, attended by several Old Marlburians including founder member Tom Sneyd (C1 1948-52). After sausages and port in Court, we headed to Temple Farm where, despite dry, sunny conditions, hounds stayed on the trail for the whole... More »

Review: Melanie Gow

Category: Speakers

Melanie Gow, the most impressive photo-journalist and published author, very kindly came to the College to address the audience gathered for the final Sunday Evening Talk of the academic year on Sunday 15th March. Her theme was literally a well-trodden one for her, but one which she nonetheless... More »

Going Dutch

Category: Academic, General, Events

On Thursday the College hosted representatives from five leading NL universities at a 'Go Dutch' further education seminar. A substantial audience of interested Sixth Formers heard persuasive arguments as to why they should entertain the idea of study in Holland. Up to 1,700 MA, MSc, LLM and... More »

Review: Professor Sir Hew Strachan

Category: Speakers

The History Society was honoured to welcome Professor Sir Hew Strachan, a fellow at All Souls College, Oxford on Thursday 12th March. He gave a talk about the origins of the First World War and in particular how what could have been a local war escalated into a worldwide conflict. He divided the... More »

The Final Countdown

Category: Sport

After qualifying for the National Finals the U14As have been working very hard at training this week in preparation for a tough event ahead. The girls will travel up to Liverpool this Friday afternoon ahead of the competition on Saturday. The girls will face the following teams in the group stages:... More »

Review: L6 Careers Fair

Category: Events, General, Academic

On Tuesday 9th March the Lower Sixth were given the opportunity to attend three different seminars, run by relations of Marlburians, about many different careers. These ranged from retail to banking, and from PR to law, so there was a choice for everyone. It was especially refreshing to hear about... More »

Review: Own Works Readings

Category: Community, General, Academic

Thursday 26th February marked the inauguration of a hopefully long-lived offshoot of the Poetry Society.  Fronted by Tilly Alexander (NC U6), a handful of students, along with Dr Ponsford, stood up in the Adderley to read their own work.  The appreciative audience experienced insightful... More »

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