Commemoration and Prize Day

Saturday 23rd May saw the College community congregate for our annual Commemoration and Prize Day, but this year through virtual means given the ongoing Lockdown restrictions. It was a new way of coming together to celebrate the achievements of the past academic year and to mark the importance of the exceptional boarding community of which we are all a part.

Although in unusual circumstances, the day was a great success and we are delighted that so many of you joined in during the day. Through special pre-recordings we were able to enjoy the traditional set pieces of Prize Day including the Commemoration Chapel Service, the Chairman’s and Master’s addresses and of course the Awarding of Prizes. The semi-finals and final of the House Challenge were streamed live in the morning and congratulations go to Mill Mead for claiming the Aglen Trophy. Highlights videos for Sport, Music, Art, the Penny Reading Drama performance, the Celebration of the Individual and House Shout ensured that the co-curricular talents of our pupils were suitably showcased on the day. Whilst the Rare Books display, the Medawar lecture and the unveiling of Beethoven in Lockdown showed the quality and vibrancy of intellectual and academic life at the College. Although we look forward to a return to normality, Virtual Commemoration and Prize Day 2020 will go into the College archives as a historic and successful occasion, underlining the resilience and determination of the Marlborough community to remain united whatever the challenge.

Our Prize Day content remains available to view using this link.

Please note that passwords have been put on the recordings of the House Challenge and on the Penny Reading.

We are also delighted to share a gallery of your picnic photos below.


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