Review: Jane Austen At Home

Tuesday 24th January 2017, Adderley  Devised by Stephen Siddall and acted by Emerald O’Hanrahan This presentation of Jane Austen and her work was very interesting and original on many levels.  Many extracts of the author’s books, letters and stories were read and acted out by a single actress who portrayed the emotions of Austen very […]

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Review: Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron, film maker, writer and adventurer, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 24th January where he spoke to over 400 Marlburian Geographers about two of his recent journeys. The first was a 1,000 mile walk over five months in 2016 from Jerusalem to Mt Sinai, through the West Bank, Jordan and Sinai. He took us beyond […]

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Review: Ben Kane

Classics Society Talk: The Life of a Roman Centurion Ben Kane, best-selling author of the Forgotten Legion trilogy and Spartacus series, gave a fascinating talk to the Shell on Thursday 17th November. His talk was about the life of a Roman legionary, encouraging the audience to examine his collection of beautifully crafted military equipment, from […]

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Review: Dr Victoria Blackmore

Recreating the Big Bang: Accelerators for High Energy Physics – Dr Victoria Blackmore, Imperial College, London In her talk on Tuesday 8th November, Dr Blackmore covered a variety of very interesting topics regarding her field of research: accelerator physics. These included a fascinating introduction to sub-atomic particles like photons, muons and neutrinos and their properties […]

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Review: David Edwards

David Edwards gave a series of four Geography lectures on Thursday 3rd November.  The Remove and Hundred enjoyed a talk on exploring the Grand Canyon and a Climate Change update; the Shell were fascinated by their talk on Antarctica, the U6 were challenged by a tectonic Island comparison of Iceland and Montserrat and the L6 […]

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Dunford Lecture: Clare Balding

It was a great privilege to welcome Clare Balding to give the Dunford Lecture on Tuesday 4th October 2016.   Clare is currently one of the most high-profile sports journalists and presenters; as she spent the summer in Rio as the main anchor-woman of the Olympic and Paralympic games, we were particularly looking forward to asking […]

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Galactic Archaeology

On Friday 30th September Marlborough was delighted to welcome Dr Payel Das from Oxford University for a Science Department Talk. Dr Das began to specialise in astrophysics from her fourth year at Oxford and obtained her PhD through her thesis into orbital structures and dark matter distributions within the outer regions of elliptical galaxies. She […]

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Review: Martha Holmes

On Thursday, the Natural History and Biology Society was treated to a superb lecture by Martha Holmes, series producer of the BBC’s ground-breaking wildlife documentary Life which took four years to make.  Pupils were given a rare insight into the enormous challenges involved in producing ten hours of footage of the behaviour of animals from all corners […]

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Review: Professor Christopher Andrew

On Wednesday and Thursday the History Department was fortunate enough to be visited by Professor Christopher Andrew, the official Historian of MI5 and an eminent and remarkable scholar based at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge.  He gave a splendid lecture in the Garnett Room on Wednesday evening, which was attended by nigh on 200 pupils […]

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Live Reptiles & Wildlife Photography

Mr Ayub Khan, a renowned photographer and wildlife expert came to speak to the Shell this afternoon bringing with him several of his pet reptiles.  Ayub addressed the year group with stories about his travels and interest the Natural World, before introducing the students to a number of his lizards (including a Chinese Water Dragon) […]

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