Academic

Essay Prizes – within College, and beyond

This term saw the introduction of three prestigious College essay prizes: the Spink Medal Department Essay Competition, the Hundred Research Prize, and the Sassoon Essay Prize. Presented by the London-based auction house, the Spink Medal Department Essay Competition is open to all those in the Sixth Form studying History of Art, and requires them to […]

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University Summary – UK and beyond

This year’s leavers will be proud of achieving numerous and diverse offers from many of the world’s top universities. 81% of the cohort (up from 77% last year) accepted an offer from one of the 24 Russell Group universities, and a large proportion of those who didn’t, chose to study at prestigious universities in North […]

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Gallery: Shell Form Trips

Despite the climate change demonstrations in central London which caused a number of last-minute cancellations and changes of plan, all 16 Forms enjoyed very successful days out at a wide number of destinations across southern England. In the single trip to London that was able to run, pupils visiting the Jewish Museum learned about the […]

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New Directions for Art

Each new school year brings fresh ideas, ambitions and approaches within pupil’s work. As I write our A level U6 artists and photographers have already made their creative stamp inside the Art Department studios and many GCSE artists are beginning to create work mirroring their ideas powerfully and fluently. What is wonderful to see is […]

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Poet in Residence – Sara Hirsch

Sara Hirsch, the acclaimed spoken word artist and champion slam poet, was our poet-in-residence once again for the first week in October. This was a packed, intense residency: Sara’s workshops for every Remove form, all Lower Sixth English sets and the Creative Writing AFA students were hugely enjoyable, liberating and productive: she also gave a […]

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Art Historian rewarded with a medal

The world’s oldest auction house, Spink & Sons of Southampton Row, London, opened up a competition for Marlborough’s pupils of History of Art at the end of the Lent term. As a specialist auction house dealing principally with militaria, numismatics, and medals, Spink’s asked pupils to write entries for a sales catalogue concerning medals awarded […]

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Physicists visit the Beecroft Building

On Thursday 26th September, nine members of the Upper Sixth along with an OM were invited to look around the new ‘Beecroft Building’ at the University of Oxford. Completed in 2018, this incredible building is part of one of the largest Physics departments in the world and was purpose built for theoretical and experimental research […]

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Review: An Evening with Kevin Ashman

On Tuesday 17th September, pupils and teachers in the Garnett Room were privileged to be in the company of six times World Quiz Champion and Egghead, Kevin Ashman. With an unusual interview style format, we were exposed to interesting details of Mr Ashman’s education and professional quizzing career. We were all fascinated by the broad […]

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Making the most of the Sixth Form

Lower Sixth pupils and their parents were given a comprehensive look at the opportunities available as part of Sixth Form life with an insightful talk on Friday 20th September. The Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, opened the morning’s event before a keynote speech from Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG PG. The hour-long presentation included a range of topics on […]

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Dr David Gilks on Art and Loot

It was a great delight to welcome Dr David Gilks (LI 1993-98) of the University of East Anglia on his return to Marlborough. Dr Gilks, one-time pupil in Littlefield, had been invited to speak to the History of Art Society on the theme of Art and Loot. As Dr Gilks made clear, the theft of […]

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