Endless Boundaries: New Articles

Wednesday 15th May 2024

We are delighted to share some new articles from this year’s themed publication, Endless Boundaries: Games, Competition and Play in the Human Experience. The publication is led by our academic scholars and features impressive contributions from across the year groups and from the Common Room.

Games, physical and mental, are a vibrant feature of life at Marlborough and we are exploring this topic in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the construction of our iconic Cricket Pavilion. The Pavilion, opened in 1874, was designed by the great Victorian architect, Alfred Waterhouse, who also designed the National History Museum.

In this new series of articles, Ben A explains the maths behind winning at Monopoly, whilst Archie D examines the science behind ball movements in the air; Mathilde C-A considers the impact of protest in sport; Lottie J looks at the evolution of the sport of fencing; and Mr Kiggell writes on the significance of the VIII Olympiad of 1924 which was the last time Paris was the host city.

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

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. 

We will be publishing more articles over the rest of this term and 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, with all contributors receiving a printed copy.

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