Pupil Publications


Inspire is our academic scholars publication. It contains written contributions from scholars across the school and is edited and produced by successive year groups of Lower Sixth academic scholars. Started in 2017, it contains a wide range of accessible, non-curriculum based academic articles.

In Time of Lockdown: Reflections on Locks, Lockdown, Isolation

A tremendous medley of reflections around the concepts of ‘Locks, Lockdown and Isolation’ inspired by the experience of the pandemic in 2021. Sixty-seven pupils from all year groups, beaks and members of staff contributed with each interpreting the topic in ways that inspired them personally, making this collection of essays particularly intriguing. The final result is an ambitious and grand undertaking. There are several inspiring illustrations created especially for the publication by pupils and a series of paintings by our Head of Art, Edward Twohig.

Beethoven in Lockdown

A special pupil publication devoted to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth was conceived during the first summer lockdown in 2020. Arguably there was no one more appropriate to celebrate as Beethoven was famously in a forced isolation for much of his life. Pupils from all year groups and beaks from many departments were involved in the writing, editing and illustrations for this project.


Piccalilli magazine was set up in 2002 by a group of Sixth Form creative writing enthusiasts who wanted to showcase the best of Marlborough pupils’ poetry and prose. Since 2006, when it was first professionally printed, the magazine has been published twice each year, in a winter and summer edition. As well as poetry and prose fiction, Piccalilli now includes artwork, prose non-fiction, interviews and reviews.