Speakers

The Everest Lecture

Marlborough College has a long association with the world’s highest mountain. The 1953 conquest of Everest was led by an OM, Colonel John (later Lord) Hunt (C2 1924-28) and there were two other Old Marlburians in the team: M.P.Ward (B2 1939-43) – the Expedition doctor – and C.G.Wylie (B3 1933-37).  Following their success they petitioned […]

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Visit from The British Ambassador to Germany

The Modern Languages Department was privileged to receive a visit from Mr Simon McDonald, British Ambassador to Germany, on the 15th May. There was strong interest from modern linguists of all ages, and also invited to the talk were German departments from St Mary’s Calne, St John’s Marlborough and Dauntseys. All enjoyed an insightful and […]

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Professor Christopher Andrew: The British Security System

On 26 April, the Upper School History and Politics Societies were treated to an informative and highly engaging talk on the history and current operations of the British Security Service (MI5). Professor Christopher Andrew kept a large audience gripped with accounts of the foundation of the service, its work in periods of conflict (including the […]

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Professor Angie Hobbs Lecture

An Evening of Philosophy The Philosophy society had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Angie Hobbs for an evening lecture on the 19th of April. Giving us a small insight into her area of expertise; the focus was upon ‘Plato and the meaning of Courage’. The first moments were spent in silence as the audience was told to […]

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Visit by Lord Adonis

On Tuesday 16 April the Master welcomed Lord Adonis, President of the Independent Academies Association and former Minister for Schools and Secretary of State for Transport, to the College as part of the Common Room training day at the start of the Summer Term. We were joined by Sir Hayden Phillips and Lord Malloch-Brown, Chairman […]

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John Julius Norwich

The History Department was delighted to welcome John Julius Norwich to its Upper School History Society in February. Viscount Norwich spoke on the papacy, the subject of his recent book, The Popes: A History. He focussed particularly on the early, medieval and early modern Church, bringing the papacy in its first thousand years to life through […]

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Dambisa Moyo Lecture

Dambisa Moyo was warmly welcomed this year to provide the annual Marlborough Brandt Group Lecture. It is no surprise that she was recently nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 most influential women in the world; not only is she glamorous, witty and extremely clear in presenting her arguments but, as bestselling […]

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Politics Society: General Lorimer (OM)

The Politics Society was privileged to welcome John Lorimer (C1 1976-1981) to speak in the Adderley about his experiences in the British Army. General Lorimer is presently commanding the 3rd UK Mechanical Division but has also served previously in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and was flying to Afghanistan on the night of his talk. Having read Arabic […]

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Solving Global Poverty

The Politics Society was delighted to welcome Patricia Juby, an ambassador for the Global Poverty Group, who gave an eye-opening presentation on extreme poverty. She gave a fascinating presentation which provided some startling statistics, particularly on food, education and gender equality. One of the most shocking facts was that women are employed for two thirds […]

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Economics Forum

The second Marlborough College Economics Forum, which focused on the economics of the environment, was held in the Ellis Theatre on Tuesday 5th February.  After introductions by the Master, three leading environmental economists each spoke about a fascinating part of the field. Evan Williams, the Technical Director at AMEC Environment and Infrastructure UK and a former […]

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