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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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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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Art Donation by an OM

After reading a feature article about Christopher Hughes – the former Head of Art (1920-45) at Marlborough – on this website back in June, Henry Paul Street (B3 1956-61) contacted the Development Office over the summer and very generously sent two fine etchings to the College from Australia by this great and influential Art beak […]

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Gallery: Festival of Sport

The Marlborough College Festival of Sport took place on Saturday 28th September with an array of sporting fixtures taking place at the College. The morning began with an U9 hockey and rugby festival for visiting prep schools Pinewood, Sandroyd and St Hugh’s – with Bath Rugby also present to add their expertise at a coaching […]

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A Golfing Great

Members of Marlborough Golf Team were delighted to meet OM golfing legend Tony Hill (CO 1949-53) this week, past president of the English Golfing Union. Youngsters at the college had dinner with Mr Hill and exchanged golfing stories during the West of England Public Schools golf championship at Burnham and Berrow. The two-day event, which […]

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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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Medical Application Success

Those who apply to Medical School face increasingly ferocious competition; on average in the UK fewer than one in ten applicants gain a place. So we salute the superb achievement of the following in winning one or more places at Medical School in the current year: Maddy Avery (IH 2013-18 – Liverpool University) India Jacklin-Chatha […]

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Student Life After Marlborough

The OMs who kindly made the great effort to come back and share their pearls of wisdom with us on Wednesday 24th April also made efforts to make their pearls relatable and at times funny. They covered many areas in the briefing, starting by giving useful tips about booking flights (on gap years and travelling […]

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Choral Society Concert – Elijah

Mendelssohn’s Elijah remains a musical tour de force – no question. Imagine the impact it must have made on the Birmingham public back in 1846 on its première in the exquisite Town Hall, with the composer himself directing proceedings. One hundred and seventy three years later, it still sounds fresh and uplifting, and in no […]

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Lower Sixth Careers Fair

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair was definitely an insightful opportunity for us to begin considering various career paths, and it gave us the freedom of selecting from a broad range of fields that we may choose to pursue. Fourteen Old Marlburians and parents very kindly came to discuss their personal experiences in their careers. They […]

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