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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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Mural Restoration at Preshute Primary

Five of our Lower Sixth Artists are giving their time this term to restoring a mural at Preshute Primary school back to its former glory as part of the Outreach programme. A replica of Georges Seurat’s painting ‘Bathers at Asnières’ was adorning the playground at the primary school but had become weathered and worn by […]

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House Shout 2019

The House Shout Competition on Thursday 10th October 2019 celebrated College-wide talent, and fantastic community spirit. With brand new production in lighting and sound, it made for a very special and memorable occasion as we approach half-term. Welcoming Rebecca Cavill (Director of Music, St Mary’s Calne) to adjudicate the competition, she had the unenviable task […]

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Video: Lunchtime Concerts

Philip Dukes – Artistic Director – discusses the weekly lunchtime concerts that are held in the Goodison Hall, showcasing the range of musical talent at Marlborough College.

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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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Blog: Southfields’ Sketches

The Chapel schedule continues to thrive and pulse as the spiritual life of the College is nurtured with hope in this time of political change and sometimes despair. I continue to discover, create and enable many new initiatives as will be detailed below. Thanks, in advance, for your interest! At every mid-week Chapel service, the […]

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Prep School Art Experience Day

On Sunday 6th October, 19 pupils from 15 prep schools experienced a day in the Art School painting, cutting and making, in a way and with materials not used by these pupils before. This was the second such Sunday this school year when prep school pupils created work in the Art Department. Mr Parham’s group […]

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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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