Recent College News

Pupil Achievements

Category: Pupil Achievements

Selected pupil achievements from the Lent Term can be found below: January Henry Martin (PR U6) makes two appearances for the Bath Rugby's United side, facing Bristol at The Rec in late December before a second outing, against Saracens at Allianz Park.Archie Wheeler (BH U6) and James Barrows (B1... More »

British Shooting Competition

Category: Sport, General, Pupil Achievements

In glorious Spring sunshine on Thursday 17th March, 12 Marlborough shooters travelled to Cheltenham College to compete alongside the hosts, Dean Close, and Wycliffe, at the first ever schools Target Sprint competition organised by British Shooting. The competitors had to complete a 400m run, then... More »

History Department Events

Category: Speakers, Academic, General

Any impartial, unbiased, and balanced historical view of the History Department’s events this term would find it necessary to acknowledge that we were extremely fortunate to be visited by two most impressive and interesting speakers, Professor Robert Tombs (from Cambridge) and Jonathan Parish (from... More »

UK Chemistry Olympiad 2016

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

The Chemistry Olympiad paper is a national competition/written test of chemical knowledge and understanding, designed to be accessible to able Year 13 students. The questions are usually interesting and challenging on real and relevant chemistry, raising awareness of what the subject is all about.... More »

Rugby: Rosslyn Park Sevens

Category: Rugby, General, Sport

Master in Charge of Rugby, Budge Pountney, reviews this week's Rosslyn Park Sevens Tournament that saw the Colts and Open teams representing the College. Colts Led very well by Mason Hunt, the side performed incredibly well during the group games and topped their group at the end of Day 1 group... More »

64th Beagling Season

Category: Community

The 64th season of Beagling at Marlborough ended with a Lawn Meet in Court which was attended by a large number of adults and our usual team of 25 pupils, including Captain of Beagling, Will Heard (LI U6) and whips, Laura Southern (IH U6) and Miles Brandi (C3 L6).Among the followers was Brigadier... More »

Review: Choral Society Concert

Category: Music, General, Events

The Dream of Gerontius - Sunday 13th March 2016 A European wisecrack once remarked that “there were no great English composers”.  An interesting remark.  Assuming we forgive him for forgetting the early masters such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and Henry Purcell, and more recently... More »

Speaker: Professor Robert Winston

Category: Speakers

Professor Robert Winston delivered the inaugural Medawar Lecture on Tuesday 1st March, marking the 101st year since Nobel Laureate, Peter Medawar’s (B2 1928-32) birth. Winston was a fitting choice, given the biological foundations both of his own and Medawar’s work. Winston referred to Medawar... More »

Emergency Siren Testing

Category: General

Marlborough College is installing a siren as part of its emergency planning.  The siren will be tested this week and thereafter a practice drill will take place two or three times per year.  In the event of a real emergency, the police and relevant local authorities will be informed. More »

Tables Turned for Academic Scholars

Category: Academic, General

Over the past fortnight the Academic Scholars from the Hundred have taken a break from GCSE preparation to see what it's like to be on the other side of the desk.  Having started independent research projects last term on topics ranging from the philosophical, such as the nature of Time, to... More »

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