749 Lecture: Public Schools and the Second World War

The 749 Society Lecture was held via Zoom on Tuesday 16th March. The guest speaker was Old Marlburian David Walsh (C1 1960-65). David was, until recently, Second Master at Tonbridge and last year published a book, co-written with Anthony Seldon, entitled ‘Public Schools and the Second World War’. This interesting and informative talk considered the […]

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Physicists enjoy Interactive CERN Show

On Thursday 25th February, the Physics Department were treated to an interactive show from the labs at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The title of the talk was Superconductors take off! We learnt about Superconductivity, the Meissner effect and zero resistance. We watched the speaker conduct experiments with liquid nitrogen to achieve the […]

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Life After Marlborough: University Life

On Wednesday 10th February the Upper Sixth attended a Life After Marlborough event on ‘Life at University’. The panel, comprising Old Marlburians currently at several different UK universities and one abroad in the US, talked on many different facets of university life. They offered very good insights into the social, financial, academic and moral challenges […]

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Review: Tabitha Goldstaub on Future Technologies

We were thrilled to have Tabitha Goldstaub with us for an hour of presentation and questions. Tabitha is the chair of the UK government’s AI council and co-founder of Cognition X – a platform that enables thousands of thought leaders to host their own public or private live video sessions and build interactive meaningful conversations […]

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Review: Dr Mark Vernon

The Philosophy Society is grateful to Mr Roberts for facilitating an excellent session with Dr Mark Vernon on Thursday evening. His talk, ‘Understanding Plato’ was an insightful reflection on the ancient roots of philosophy and the relevance of Plato’s thought today. Dr Vernon’s explanation of how philosophy started – with a shift in consciousness – […]

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PSHEE: A Positive Voice for HIV

Emma Cole is a HIV activist who has chosen to speak publicly about living with the virus for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet Emma face to face in the Memorial Hall for our usual PSHEE talks but nevertheless her story was equally captivating and thought provoking through our computer screens. Her […]

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PSHEE: “A History of Prejudice” by Dr Charlie Easmon

On Thursday 14th January, the Shell year group were given a Zoom lecture on ‘A History of Prejudice’ by Dr Charlie Easmon. The subject matter of prejudice and racism and their hugely damaging effects on societies throughout the world and throughout history was upsetting but important to listen to. Dr Easmon managed to be both […]

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Philosophy Society welcomes Dr Jonathan Powell

We were delighted to welcome Dr Jonathan Powell on Thursday evening to give the inaugural Philosophy Society address for 2020/21. His thought-provoking talk, titled ‘Why Did I Think That? Exploring epistemology and defending theism’ took us on an epistemological journey, from agnosticism to belief as he shared his personal defence of theism. Always focused on […]

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James Shone Inspires Shell Pupils

We were delighted to welcome James Shone to talk to Shell pupils on Thursday 15th October. It was a glorious autumn day, and the colours in Court looked beautiful in the sunshine as James arrived and made his way to the Memorial Hall. Following a routine medical for a new, ‘dream’ job in 2012, James […]

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Masterpieces from the Accademia Carrara

The first History of Art Society talk of the new academic year was given on Wednesday 30th September by Dr McKeown, his subject being “Masterpieces from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo”. The choice of this collection for special focus was determined by the civic fortitude shown by the people of Bergamo earlier in the year when […]

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