Recent College News

Review: An Ideal Husband

Category: Drama, General, Events

David Kenworthy’s production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband brought a feast of decadence to the Ellis Theatre last week. Spectators were treated to an evening of witty verbal dueling set against a sumptuous visual backdrop of social and political turmoil.The play’s collision of the old world and... More »

Solar Eclipse

Category: General

This Friday, 20th March 2015, the whole College will go up to Hamersley (our 1st XV pitch) to view the solar eclipse. It promises, weather permitting, to be a memorable event (with the next such eclipse not happening for another 11 years). Click here to see a video on how to view the sun and the... More »

China Goes Global Conference

Category: Trips

The Chinese Department took 13 pupils ranging in age from the Remove to the Lower Sixth, to participate in the ‘China Goes Global’ conference at Cambridge University on Thursday 12th March.  Pupils were shown around Pembroke College by Hamish Lazell (BH 2005-10), and were fascinated to hear... More »

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 »

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