Endless Boundaries: New Articles

Tuesday 26th March 2024

This year’s themed publication, spearheaded by the academic scholars, is titled Endless Boundaries: Games, Competition and Play in the Human Experience.

Games, physical and mental, are a vibrant feature of life at Marlborough. This is a fitting topic for us to explore in 2024 as the 150th anniversary of the construction of our iconic Cricket Pavilion falls in this year. The Pavilion, opened in 1874, was designed by the great Victorian architect, Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed the National History Museum.

In this second series of articles, Milly G discusses why we should never underestimate the power of crosswords; Sophia K looks at the scientific framework behind hypnotism; Zara S-J reviews the similarities between games and literature as shown in Game theory; and Henry W considers the rise of professionalism in the modern Olympic Games.

We will be publishing new articles on our website over the rest of the academic year. At the end of the project, a final Endless Boundaries publication will be created to sit alongside our other exceptional pupil publications on the College website and all contributors will receive a printed copy.

You can read the current published articles on our Endless Boundaries webpage.  

More articles will follow shortly and we very much hope that you will enjoy reading them for what they reveal about the presence and power of games, and also for how they reflect the engaged intellectual community here at Marlborough. 

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