Speakers

Everest Lecture 2020

We were delighted to welcome Professor Dominic Hodgson to give the annual Everest Lecture 2020, the concluding lecture of the school year. He spoke to a rapt audience of pupils and staff on Thursday 2nd July via Zoom. Professor Hodgson is a Science Team Leader at the British Antarctic Survey and Visiting Professor at Durham […]

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Inspiring talk on the work of the Ace Africa charity

The talk given to us recently by the founder of the Ace Africa charity, Joanna Waddington, was an insight into the spectacular efforts being made towards enabling less developed African communities to become more responsible for their “own health, wellbeing and development”. It also brought to light the extent of the issues in these regions […]

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CERN and Learn

Following the cancellation of the trip to CERN in Geneva due to the current global pandemic, Lower Sixth physicists recently Zoomed in to a talk with Dr. Mick Storr. Storr is a long-serving member of the CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) team and the Marlborough College Physics Department have held a number of […]

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History Department in Lockdown

The History Department has continued to provide an interesting and eclectic range of speakers to inspire us though the virtual medium of Zoom and virtual HATA trips have taken historians to fascinating parts of the world. Read more here.   Claire Perry O’Neill On Climate (History Society) Claire Perry O’Neill, MC parent, former Devizes MP, […]

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Hebrew Scribing: The work of a Sofer

A group of some 30 pupils, beaks and friends of the College gathered on Zoom on Monday 18th May for the first of the Modern Languages Department’s enrichment sessions in Hebrew, extending the language and culture to the wider College community. On this occasion we had invited the eminent Hebrew scribe (or Sofer) Mordechai Pinchas […]

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Marlburian Mondays

At the start of April the Marlburian Club launched Marlburian Mondays, a new series of Zoom talks by members of the Marlborough Community held at 8pm on alternate Monday evenings. The aim was to find a way of bringing the community together during this time of separation as well as offering an interesting and entertaining […]

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Politics – Power and the Prime Minister

On Wednesday 6th May, all 50 Lower Sixth Politics pupils – and a number of other interested parties from across the College – were given an engrossing Zoom talk on the power of the Prime Minister from Max Stafford, Lecturer in British Politics at De Montfort University. It was especially good to hear Max’s views […]

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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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