Recent College News

Live Reptiles & Wildlife Photography

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Mr Ayub Khan, a renowned photographer and wildlife expert came to speak to the Shell this afternoon bringing with him several of his pet reptiles. Ayub addressed the year group with stories about his travels and interest the Natural World, before introducing the students to a number of his lizards... More »

Evening Pupils’ Recital

Category: General, Music, Events

The first major recital of the term was an Evening Pupils’ Recital, which ostensibly served as a ‘dry run’ for forthcoming major public performances for Music Scholars.  A concert of predominantly ambitious chamber music so early in the school year (just three weeks in) is a potentially... More »

European Day of Languages

Category: Academic

26th September is the European Day of Languages, an event we marked by inviting Year 8 students from several local schools to compete in a Languages Quiz. Which country has the most native speakers of Spanish? What would a Mancunian do with a 'chuddy'? What proportion of the world’s languages are... More »

Professor Tim Whitmarsh

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Tim Whitmarsh, Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge and author of Battling the Gods, proposes an alternative view of the performance of the Homeric poems. The traditional approach is based around Odyssey Book 8 where the bard Demodocus is summoned to provide... More »

Introduction to Irish Literature

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Members of the Literary Society crowded into the newly refurbished North Block 5 on Tuesday evening at 5.30pm for an Introduction to Irish Literature. All those studying Pre-U Literature in English in the Lower Sixth attended, accompanied by some interested enthusiasts from the year above. In place... More »

SKRUM Charity Visit

Category: Sport, General, Rugby

Michael and Linda Collinson, the Founders of SKRUM (Swazi Kids Rugby Mission), visited the College last night to discuss potential GAP year opportunities with our senior pupils.  SKRUM educates young Swazis about HIV/AIDS and Gender Violence through the core values of Rugby; teamwork, respect,... More »

Modern Languages after Marlborough

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Last Friday we were delighted to welcome back to the College three recent OMs, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further since leaving Marlborough, and all of whom are now gaining success through their language skills. The evening of presentations to the current Upper School... More »

Review: Wolf Hall Live!

Category: Music, General, Community

This year’s concert series got off to a flying start on Sunday evening as Marlborough was treated to a visit by one of the UK’s finest and most renowned composers. Classic FM Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman MBE boasts over 200 film and television soundtracks to her name including Stephen Fry’s... More »

Review: Tim Oakley

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Mr Tim Oakley, father of Claire (LI 1999-01) and Sophie Oakley (LI 2001-03), gave a talk for Geographers in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 22nd September. The talk, for pupils in the Remove and Hundred, was on his Royal Geographical Society-sponsored 2016 heroic replication of Roald Amundsen’s epic... More »

Review: Gerard Evenden

Category: Speakers, Academic, General

The History of Art Society at Marlborough College was honoured to be addressed by expert architect Gerard Evenden in a talk entitled "Designing Canary Wharf Underground Station."Mr Evenden, senior executive partner of Foster & Partners Architects, masterminded construction of the... More »

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