Recent College News

Modern Languages at University Day

Category: Academic

On Monday 21st September the College played host to a Modern Languages at University day. Dr Debbie Pinfold of Bristol University presented university courses in Modern Languages to all our Upper Sixth Linguists. We welcomed ten lecturers from Bristol University's School of Languages.... More »

Review: Marlborough College Concert Series

Category: Music

Marlborough College Concert Series – 20 September 2015Dame Felicity Lott (soprano) with Graham Johnson (piano)There can be few more revered or accomplished musicians alive today than the magnificent soprano Dame Felicity Lott:  a world class singer indeed.  A perfect way, then, to kick... More »

New Art Exhibitions

Category: Art, Community, General

A selection of photographs by Fran Smith is currently being exhibited within Common Room. These strange colourful abstract shapes and forms are not seen from the Hubble telescope but are in fact still life tableaux taken under studio conditions using a variety of common place materials such as... More »

Review: Chris Sperring MBE

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

The first speaker of the year for the Natural History & Biology Society was Chris Sperring MBE who works for the Hawk and Owl Trust.  A well-known naturalist and presenter of wildlife programmes such as the BBC Natural World series, Mr Sperring gave a very interesting talk on “The Status... More »

Review: Dr Sadie Jones

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Wednesday 16th September Dr. Sadie Jones spoke to 100 Marlburians about her work in astrophysics. She told us about the black holes at the centre of every galaxy and the jets that protrude from them. These jets consist of charged particles and are caused by the strong electromagnetic fields... More »

Fives Masterclass

Category: Sport, General

Fives legend James Toop was in Marlborough this weekend, and gave a masterclass to some College players. As the only man to be crowned National Champion at both Rugby and Eton Fives, he was the perfect man to pass on advice to our aspiring champions. Pictured here is Archie Wheeler (BH U6)... More »

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Category: Art

You are warmly invited to the Private View for Archie Franks’ first exhibition at the Mount House gallery on Friday 18th September from 7pm until9 pm.  Archie studied at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2009, where he obtained a 1st Class degree and following this, at the Royal... More »

Start of Term Address

Category: Community, General

Below is a transcript of the Master’s start of term address, given in Chapel on Sunday 13th September at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term.Hope springs eternal in September. A new academic year is the best of all beginnings for most teachers and school people, better than the New Year with its... More »

Shell Steeplechase

Category: Community, General, Sport

The annual Shell Steeplechase is the first house competition for new pupils. It is run on a grass course around the perimeter of the college playing fields. The individual winner of the girls race was Claudia Grainger (IH), and the winning house was Elmhurst.The first boy home was William Ackerley... More »

Grammar Stream Launched

Category: Academic

Swindon Academy and Marlborough College launch 'Grammar Stream' This morning, Swindon Academy and Marlborough College launched a brand new initiative for Swindon; a Grammar Stream which will educate the most academically able students in the area. From September 2016, the new Grammar Stream... More »

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