Speakers

Review: Blackett Science Lecture

Elizabeth Tan (CO U6) looks back on the recent Blackett Science Lecture, given on Thursday 26th November by Dr. Payel Das, a postdoctoral researcher at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford. Dr. Payel Das gave a fascinating talk on the Gaia mission and the methods that scientists use to investigate the […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Dick Moore continued his long association with Marlborough College by delivering a series of Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops to pupils and staff on Thursday 28th November. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people. Moore […]

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Review: Talk by Don McCullin

We were honoured that highly acclaimed international photographer Sir Don McCullin kindly agreed to give an illustrated talk at Marlborough College recently. As an iconic war photographer, Don McCullin has witnessed many worldwide human tragedies. When entering zones of conflict or deprivation such as Vietnam, Syria, Berlin, London’s post war East End and the industrial […]

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Review: Professor Dame Julia Higgins, FRS

We were delighted to welcome Professor Dame Julia Higgins, FRS who visited the College to deliver her lecture ‘Seeing is Believing – Polymer Structure and Dynamics from Neutron Scattering’ to Sixth Form scientists and visitors from the town. Dame Julia has spent her professional life at the intersection of physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science […]

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Preview: Don McCullin Talk at Marlborough

Don McCullin is the Picasso of photography and has redefined photojournalist photography across the last half century. Earlier this year, Tate Britain held a major retrospective exhibition of this photographer’s work, displaying over 250 compositions, a rare accolade for any living artist or photographer. This exhibition will be shown in Tate Liverpool next year. This […]

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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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Pupils meet Squash Legend

It was a great privilege and inspiration for the pupils of Marlborough College and St John’s Academy to meet squash great Nick Matthews on Thursday 19th September. Pupils were given the opportunity to ask questions relating to his career, gain advice on improving their own game and, of course, to meet one of their sporting […]

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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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Art Foundation & Degree Applications

Following on from the Art Department’s success with eight Upper Sixth pupils gaining first choice places at leading Art College’s and Architectural Schools in the preceding school year, a talk equipped with helpful information packs was held by Mr Twohig and Mr Parnham on the evening of Thursday 19th September aimed specifically to prepare those […]

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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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