Recent College News

Royal Artillery Visit

Category: CCF

This week Lower Sixth cadets visited the Royal Artillery at Larkhill.Commonly known as the 'Gunners', the Royal Artillery provides firepower to the British Army. The day was spent visiting the Gun line where the cadets had the chance to fire a 105 mm Light Gun they witnessed 3 105 mm Light Gun... More »

Galactic Archaeology

Category: Academic, General, Community, Speakers

On Friday 30th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Dr Payel Das from Oxford University for a Science Department Talk.Dr Das began to specialise in astrophysics from her fourth year at Oxford and obtained her PhD through her thesis into orbital structures and dark matter distributions... More »

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 »

Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Concert

Category: Music

To mark the tenth anniversary of the tragic death of Tom ap Rhys Pryce (B1 1988-93) a collaborative concert featuring Marlborough College Music Scholars, Old Marlburians and special guests was drawn together which proved a fitting occasion for a very special person.The first half of the concert... 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 »

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