Speakers

Review: Art and Literature Festival Talk

To launch the Art and Literature Festival Mr Parnham’s talk entitled ‘The Call of the Wild Landscape’ introduced us to eminent and contemporary artists, many of whose captivating works were available to view at the accompanying Mount House Gallery exhibition ‘Interpreting the Landscape.’ The illustrated presentation began by discussing the esteemed British twentieth century painter […]

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Local History Talk: Bronze Age Barrow

On Tuesday 3rd March, Marlborough was delighted to welcome Bruce Fox, Chairman of Ogbourne St. Andrew History Group and a former analytical chemist, together with his colleagues Roger Harris and John Samways. Bruce started by outlining the details of the project to investigate the barrow. Roger then spoke about the relevant local history of the […]

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Development of Atomic Structure

We were delighted to welcome local resident Professor Randal Richards, OBE, to the College recently to lecture to Sixth Formers and interested Hundred pupils on the subject of the development of atomic structure. Prof. Richards is no stranger to the College. A committee member of the University of the Third Age in Kennet (a UK-wide […]

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Paul Chapman – Politics Society

The Politics Society was delighted to welcome back Paul Chapman, art historian and National Gallery guide, to speak on the role of political art in the public space. A packed audience in the Garnett Room listened to Paul explain how art has been used in public spaces to express political grievances and injustices starting with […]

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Hannibal versus Rome

Ben Kane, whose books include the ‘Eagles of Rome’ series, ‘Spartacus’ and ‘The Forgotten Legion’ trilogy, visited Marlborough last week to talk to the Shell about Hannibal’s daring invasion of Italy in 218 B.C. which culminated two years later in one of the bloodiest battles in history at Cannae. Mr Kane doesn’t just talk the […]

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Life After Marlborough Talk

Andrew Stansbury (LI 2003-08) returned to Marlborough College on Wednesday 22nd January to pass on his experiences as part of the Upper Sixth Life After Marlborough programme. Andrew – a former Senior Prefect – now works for Urban Pursuit which is a Bristol-based non-profit organisation that aims to support children who are at risk of […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

The College’s third annual Parents’ Pastoral Conference took place on Sunday 19th January 2020, as 125 Lower School parents, plus staff from local prep schools and from the College, attended a day of presentations and discussion. The theme was a shared commitment to supporting teenagers as they grow through adolescence into resilient and confident young […]

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Mapping Architectural History

It was a great honour for the College to welcome Professor Anthony Gerbino to address the History of Art Society on Wednesday 15th January. Professor Gerbino is the Chair of the History of Art Department at the University of Manchester, an institution with long associations with Marlborough’s art historians. Professor Gerbino is renowned as a […]

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Film Society begins with ‘Illusion of Life’ Talk

The new Film Study Society was launched by Mr Parnham with his exhilarating talk, ‘Illusion of Life’ on Thursday 5th December. It could not have been opened in a better way, already on its first event it attracted a full audience who were thoroughly intrigued. Starting his talk in Altamira, Spain with prehistoric cave paintings, […]

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