Review: Lord Malloch-Brown Lecture

“How Economics and Politics will shape your country”  The Marlborough College Lower Sixth cohort was lucky enough to receive a truly impressive lecture by Lord Malloch-Brown OM (C1 1967-71), which took place on Wednesday 11th June. A former UK government minister, Lord Malloch-Brown had previously worked for The Economist and wrote his first book in […]

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Pupil Review: Everest Lecture

The fourth annual Everest lecture was given by David Walsh (C1 1960-65), co-author of Public Schools and The Great War, and was given in The Memorial Hall on Thursday 26th June, writes Rosie Shaw (MO L6). Walsh began by explaining how the outbreak of war in 1914 changed life in the College community forever. Although lessons […]

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Review: Dr Simon Singh

On Tuesday 29th April we were fortunate enough to receive a talk from Dr Simon Singh. His talk was entitled “From Fermat’s last theorem to the Mathematics of the Simpsons”.   The Memorial Hall was brimming with young and enthusiastic mathematicians eager to learn how maths was related to everyday life, including a popular TV series. […]

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Review: Frank Gardner talk

Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79), BBC Security Correspondent and author, spoke to a packed Mem Hall on Tuesday 6th May.  After being introduced fondly by Martin Evans (who took credit for having had a seminal influence on Frank’s acclaimed career success!), Mr Gardner began his presentation by outlining some of his recent reportage on gun crime […]

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Big Politics Quiz

On the evening of Thursday 20th March, Mr Gow and Dr Burns hosted the ‘Big Politics Quiz’ for sixth-form Politics students, many of whom had already spent a tiring but successful afternoon playing football away at Worcester and Sherborne.  Stalwarts such as Will Stewart (C1 U6), Tom Rivett-Carnac (PR U6), Joe Mellor (C1 U6) and Alex Rhodes (TU U6) (all pictured) led a […]

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Anthropology Society Debate

The second event for the fledgling Anthropology Society took place in the Garnett Room on Thursday 6th March. The motion of the debate, designed to provoke an intense reaction, was ‘This House believes that single-sex schools are good for education’. The teams consisted of both Beaks and students, including the debating powerhouses of Mr Gow […]

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Review: The Monarch of Wit

Stephen Siddall’s lecture on John Donne was both contextually fascinating and thought-provoking.  He transformed the poems that we had read into live aural pieces whilst highlighting the spontaneity of Donne’s word choices, enabling us to imagine how they might have been written and received instead of seeing them as words on a page. Siddall drew […]

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Pietro da Cortona and the Barberini Ceiling

Dr Thomas Frangenberg, Reader in History of Art at the University of Leicester and one of Britain’s leading experts on Baroque Rome, addressed a packed meeting of the College History of Art Society on Wednesday 5th March on the subject of ‘Pietro da Cortona and the Barberini Ceiling’.  He gave a remarkably polished, authoritative and useful account […]

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Politics and International Society

The Politics Society has hosted three speakers in the first half of this term all of whom have addressed important areas of the syllabus. Dr Yvan Guichaoua, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of East Anglia, gave a thought provoking presentation on why some countries are democratic and others not. He focused on […]

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Eva Clarke – A Holocaust Survivor

It is becoming an increasingly rare opportunity to witness a talk by a survivor of the “most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world” – the holocaust, as was said by Sir Winston Churchill. On Thursday 30th January, Mrs Eva Clarke gave the Junior History Society a recount of her and […]

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