Recent College News

Review: Dr Hester Vaizey

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Friday 30th January, the German Department hosted a talk by Dr Hester Vaizey, a Fellow and Lecturer in Modern German History at Clare College, Cambridge. Her topic was “Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow of the Wall”. She published a book of the same title in October 2014. Dr Vaizey spoke to... More »

University challenge

Category: Academic, General, Trips

All 57 of the L6 chemists (A level and IB) spent the morning of Wednesday 28th January at the University of Bristol, working in the undergraduate laboratories. This is part of our extension/outreach programme giving Marlborough pupils the opportunity to extend their practical skills and dip into... More »

Marlborough College Malaysia exchange

Category: Community, General, Academic

This morning the College welcomed the first group of Remove pupils as part of the Marlborough College Malaysia exchange.12 MCM pupils will spend almost two weeks here at the College and take part in a mixed programme including, academic work, sport and trips to the Wiltshire countryside. More »

Friendly fire

Category: Sport

The weekend saw two members of the Marlborough College sports department go head to head – in club colours.Newcomer Georgie Blackwood (Reading HC) and goalkeeper Caitlin Jeffries (Clifton Ladies HC) faced each other in the Investec Women's Hockey Premier Division with Caitlin’s high-flying Bristol... More »

MCCS: Southbank Sinfonia

Category: Music, General, Events

It was a great pleasure to welcome back to Marlborough the Southbank Sinfonia, under the baton of Simon Over. This band, formed of young professionals at the beginning of their careers, reinvents itself every year with a new group of exciting talent and, in fact, they had only been together for one... More »

Review: Dr Daniel Swift

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

On Tuesday 27th January, the Marlborough College Literary Society welcomed Dr Daniel Swift, a senior lecturer at the New College of Humanities to speak about Hamlet. Revenge tragedies are generally defined by their endings, yet Dr Swift began his talk by arguing that with Shakespeare, the ending... More »

Deutsch Club Talk

Category: Events, General, Academic

Hester Vaizey, a lecturer in Modern European History, and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, will be giving a talk in the Garnett Room this evening, Friday 30th January.Her first book Surviving Hitler's War was shortlisted for the Women's History Network Prize and won the prestigious Fraenkel... More »

Adolescent Mental Health Talk

Category: Community, Speakers, General

On Friday 16th January, pupils in the Hundred attended a presentation on Adolescent Mental Health, given by Dick Moore. Not very fresh from the rigours of the mock examination timetable, and less than an hour after the completion of Physics iGCSE mock, the Hundreds did not quite know what to... More »

Climbing High

Category: Trips

The Bristol Schools Climbing Competition took place on Monday 26th January, with 12 pupils from the College taking part.  This is an annual event held at St Werburgh's Climbing Wall at Undercover Rock in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity for our climbers to compete alongside members of... More »

Germany: memories of a nation

Category: Academic, Events, General

After a long bus journey and an early morning, the Marlborough College German Department arrived at the British Museum in London, excited for the day ahead. The exhibition, ‘Memories of a Nation’ about German culture had received excellent reviews, which it certainly lived up to. It was... More »

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