Speakers

Politics Society ‘Why the EU is Doomed to fail’

Dan Hannan, Conservative MEP for South East England, was a much anticipated speaker partially due to the overriding unanswered question a majority of students had of ‘how can this man be a Eurosceptic with the word “European” in his job title?’. In a Q&A style format with Mr. Gow, Hannan provided engaging insights into his […]

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The Everest Lecture

The second annual Everest lecture in honour of mountaineer OM Lord John Hunt (C2 1924-28) and other Old Marlburians on the successful expedition of 1953 was given by Adele Eastman, fiancée of OM Tom ap Rhys Pryce (B1 1988-93). Tom was tragically robbed and killed, aged 31, as he walked home from a London Tube […]

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Lord Boateng Lecture

“Lord Boateng gave the 30th Marlborough Brandt Lecture on Thursday 3 May in the Memorial Hall at Marlborough College. Paul Boateng was welcomed by the Master and introduced by Lord Joffe, one-time human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial in South Africa in 1963. The Marlborough Brandt Lecture was first instituted […]

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Economics Conference

Throughout the day, sixth form economists were exposed to the economics that often escapes the syllabus such as development economics and globalisation’s role in the financial crisis and the future of the UK economy. The diversity of the lectures and the novelty of their subjects helped to stimulate interest throughout the day. The first lecture […]

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“Why MPs Matter” A Talk By Claire Perry

On Thursday March 1st, Claire Perry, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Devizes, of which Marlborough town and the College are part of, gave a presentation in the Garnett room on “Why MPs Matter”. This tied in well with the Lower Sixth, AS level politics syllabus which has units on Parliament and democracy. Mrs Perry […]

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“What Makes a Pressure Group Successful?”

Charlotte Hitchmough from Action for the River Kennet, or ARK,  gave an inspiring talk entitled “What Makes a Pressure Group Successful” to the Politics Society. She covered the many different aspects of ARK’s work; a small, outsider, local pressure group working valiantly to protect the beautiful chalk stream that so many of us walk past […]

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Natural History and Biology Society

The first talk of the year was given by Mr Iain Green, a wildlife photographer who has written two books about the tigers of Bandhavgard in India. Mr Green showed superb photographs of a family of tigers which he studied in the forest over a period of several years. Throughout the course of the lecture […]

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‘Making a Living Through Writing’

Andrew Brown (OM) visited the College in late November to discuss ‘Making a Living Through Writing’ . Andrew Brown is an established journalist for The Guardian, sometime writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s programme Analysis, and the author of several books on subjects as diverse as popular science and policing. To an audience of […]

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7th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics at Cardiff University and Chair of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project gave an inspiring lecture on the amazing Antikythera Mechanism to a large audience of pupils and Friends of the Marlborough telescope. The bronze mechanism, discovered over 100 years ago by divers in the Mediterranean, dates back some […]

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