Speakers

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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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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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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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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Review: Lesley Garrett & Anna Tilbrook

Marlborough College Concert Series – Sunday 15 September 2019 Lesley Garrett & Anna Tilbrook The 78th season of world-class musicians in Marlborough opened with a performance from the renowned soprano, Lesley Garrett, accompanied by the excellent Anna Tilbrook on piano. The concert was more “An Evening with … “ rather than a conventional song recital, but […]

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Fusion Power on the Grid: In our lifetime?

Physics Department Engineering Talk: Fusion Power on the Grid: In our lifetime? David Godden gave a very interactive talk on the prospects of utilising fusion energy as a main energy resource. He outlined how the primary energy sources, oil, coal, are unsustainable in the long run. Cracking fusion energy potentially could result in another technological […]

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The Everest Lecture

To our great pleasure, Karen Darke visited the College on Thursday 4th July to give a fascinating and inspirational talk as this year’s Everest Lecturer. Karen is an adventurer, Paralympian and currently a full-time athlete. After an accident in her early twenties, Karen was paralysed, breaking her neck, back, arms, skull – and the list […]

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