Speakers

Review: Dr Catriona Murray

Art in the Service of Power: Representation and Reality in the Tudor and Stuart Courts The History of Art Society was delighted to welcome Dr Catriona Murray, from the Department of Art History at the University of Edinburgh, on Wednesday 24th February. Dr Murray had made the long journey from Scotland specifically to be with […]

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OM visits Literary Society

Claire Lowdon (MO 1998-2003) spoke in Adderley to an appreciative Literary Society audience about the writing of her first novel, Left of the Bang, which one reviewer has called ‘the definitive novel of a generation of Londoners’.   Her talk, on Tuesday evening, about the craft of writing was compelling, generous and candid – a fascinating insight […]

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Review: Dick Moore

In the week that the government renewed its commitment to support early mental health diagnosis and intervention, as well as increased funding and research, Dick Moore once again visited the College to speak to the Hundred.  The subject of his talk: “Dancing, not Drowning, in the Rain”, encouraged pupils to focus on good emotional and […]

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Review: Dr Janneke Blokland

Dr Janneke Blokland gave a talk on ‘Particle Physics in a Nutshell’ on Tuesday 9th February, aimed at the Sixth Form and budding Hundred studying Physics.  Having looked at our course specification, she aimed to solidify and expand upon the material we will cover on very basic quantum physics – she explained the nature of […]

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Review: Eamonn Gearon & Harriet Baldwin MP

The Politics Society has hosted two speakers in the first half of term. The first saw the return of Eamonn Gearon, a leading world expert in Middle Eastern affairs who last visited the College in 2011 to speak on the Arab Spring.  This time he continued the narrative by explaining why the aforementioned revolution had […]

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Review: Emma Cole

Upper School received a talk about HIV from Positive Voice activist Emma Cole on Thursday 4th February.  Emma Cole was diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and she has chosen to speak publicly about living with HIV for over 24 years. She spoke openly and frankly about her diagnosis and the enormous impact it has had on her […]

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Review: Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

There was a full house on Wednesday evening as the History of Art Society welcomed Dr Jacqueline Cockburn to Marlborough.  Dr Cockburn, the former Chief Examiner for the Cambridge Pre-U in Art History, and co-author of the syllabus, has recently retired as Head of History of Art at Westminster School. She now is a freelance […]

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Review: Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron, adventurer and filmmaker, gave two thoroughly inspiring and thought-provoking Geography Society lectures to nearly 500 pupils on Thursday 21st January on recent Iranian and Chinese journeys.  He spoke about his 2014 five-week Iranian journey along the Karun river, from the snowy Zagros mountains down to the coast and included clips from his latest […]

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Review: The Chemistry of Wine

Mr Luke Bartlett is Head of Science at Uppingham School. He came to Marlborough on Tuesday to give a talk on The Chemistry of Wine.  After briefly introducing himself he posed the question ‘Was wine discovered or invented?’ He suggested that it was discovered. Such is the nature of the sugary juice in a grape […]

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Review: Richard Pembroke

The Economics and Business Society welcomed Richard Pembroke (B1 1985-90), a successful entrepreneur, on Thursday 14th January when he gave a talk titled, ‘Exploding the Myths of Entrepreneurship’.  The packed audience was taken on a whistle-stop tour of his career and let into some of the trade secrets along the way, allowing us all to […]

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