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War Memoirs & Letters of Harry Fox (CO 1911-16)

Category: Community

Harry Fox was at Marlborough from 1911 to 1916. Upon leaving school, in common with almost all of his contemporaries, he was called up and, upon completion of Officer and Artillery training, Second Lieutenant Harry Fox, aged 19, was sent to fight in France in July 1917.Letters were extremely... More »

Review: Band of the Grenadier Guards

Category: Music

Variety is the spice of life (or so they say) and one of the key objectives for the Marlborough College Concert Series is to provide just that, both within the series as a whole and within the individual concerts themselves. The concert given by The Band of the Grenadier Guards on Friday 4th... More »

Review: King Lear

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Tuesday 3rd November, 120 Lower Sixth and Remove pupils made their way to Marlborough's Town Hall to watch a live broadcast from Stratford of the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of King Lear, with Antony Sher in the title role.  Claudie Grainger of Ivy House Remove wrote... More »

Half-Term French Exchange

Category: Trips, General, Academic

Six pupils in the Hundred spent 10 days staying with French families in the Val-d'Oise département to the north-west of Paris. The students had met their partners when the French contingent came to Marlborough at the end of the summer term, so there were great reunions at the train station... More »

Review: David Edwards

Category: Speakers

David Edwards gave a series of four Geography lectures on Thursday 3rd November. The Remove and Hundred enjoyed a talk on exploring the Grand Canyon and a Climate Change update; the Shell were fascinated by their talk on Antarctica, the U6 were challenged by a tectonic Island comparison of Iceland... More »

Half-Term Spanish Trip

Category: Trips

Twenty pupils from Hundred went on a Spanish language trip to Cuenca for one week during the October half-term break. They had all of their meals with their host families and attended four hours of language lessons each morning. In the afternoon they took part in a number of cultural activities... More »

History of Art Study Trip

Category: Academic, Trips, General

Over half-term, Marlborough's art historians travelled for a week of study to Rome and Naples with their sights firmly focused on the Renaissance and Baroque. They had a wonderful time and fully embraced the opportunity of seeing key curricular works up close and within their original contexts. The... More »

Review: Calne Music Festival Recital

Category: Music, General, Events

After a whirlwind start to the term which saw four public concert performances from Music Scholars in one week alone, the run of outings was completed with the annual pilgrimage for a recital at the Calne Festival on a beautiful, crisp autumn day.  There was nothing autumnal about the... More »

Swindon Academy Partnership

Category: Community

Swindon Academy pupils have been visiting Marlborough each Monday during the first half of term as part of a larger academic programme designed to enrich and inspire.As part of the two-year course, Year 7 Grammar Stream pupils have been taught Latin by Mrs Dennis each Monday afternoon.  In... More »

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Category: Art

Towards the close of the first half of term, our Fine Art students were taken to visit the latest exhibition at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. Entitled, ‘From Where I’m Standing’, the show provided a commendable juxtaposition between contemporary ceramics and works of art from the museum’s highly... More »

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