Speakers

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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Medawar Scholars’ Annual Lecture

On the 29th of January we were very privileged to invite Giles Richardson to Marlborough to give the annual Medawar Lecture as well as the Scholars’ Workshop. Giles was in B1 house from 1997 until 2002; once he left Marlborough he went to Durham University to read Archaeology and Ancient History. After a master’s degree […]

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Gavin Knight: Hood Rat

This week the Literary and Journalism Society welcomed Gavin Knight, journalist and author of “Hood Rat” to speak in the Adderley about his documentation of inner city gang cultures in Manchester, London and Glasgow. Knight provided a fascinating insight into what it takes to be an investigative journalist. With stories of 10-year-old drug dealers being […]

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Protecting coral reefs & enriching local communities

Biology and Geography Society talk by Tristan Brown, Head of Operations, Coral Cay Conservation Nearly 50 pupils listened to Tristan Brown talking about the value and the threats to coral reefs around the world. Reefs support over 25% of all marine species; less than 20% of these species have so far been described by science. […]

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Ian Adam: The Changing Nature of Conflict

On November 27th the Politics Society hosted Ian Adam (father of Libby NC L6) for the second year running to give his presentation on the changing nature of conflict and weapons of mass destruction. As one of the authors of the highly acclaimed MOD publication ‘Global Strategic Trends’, Ian has unique military expertise. With a state […]

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8th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Mike Kendall, Professor of Seismology and Head of the School of Earth Sciences at Bristol University and President of the British Geophysical Association gave an excellent lecture on Tectonic rifting and similarities and differences between Earth and Mars to a good audience of pupils and Friends of the Marlborough telescope. The talk took us […]

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Jacob Polley Guest Poet Video

The Poetry Society was delighted to host the launch of Jacob Polley’s latest book The Havocs. Jacob ran a workshop for members of the Poetry Society, as well as giving a reading of some of his poems in Adderley in the evening. It was a fantastic day enjoyed by all those attended, and offered a […]

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Natural History and Biology Society

The first talk of the year was given by Dr. Ruth Tingay who spoke on the subject of “Eagle Research and Conservation around the World”. Dr Tingay opened by describing the characteristic features of eagles and she explained how the International Union for Conservation of Nature categorises species according to the degree to which they […]

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