Speakers

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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Dunford Lecture

This year, the Dunford Lecture, was given by Sir Steve Redgrave; five time Olympic gold medallist and Britain’s Greatest Olympian.  The talk had been much anticipated by the whole school and certainly lived up to expectations. It was not only inspiring but also hugely stimulating and interesting to everyone, athlete or not. After watching a […]

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‘Illicit’ the Dark side of Globalisation

This week the Politics Department was delighted to host award winning documentary maker Helen Fitzwilliam. She addressed a packed Ellis Theatre about the dark side of globalisation before showing her film ‘Illicit’. The documentary outlined in vivid detail how globalisation has allowed gangs and traffickers to become far more connected, leading to the development of […]

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Martin Sixsmith Talks to the History and Russian Societies

Martin Sixsmith visited the College on Thursday 20 September and lectured in the Ellis Theatre to 100 pupils from the History and Russian Departments. Martin is known to many as the former BBC correspondent in Moscow at the end of the Cold War. Years of experience of living in Moscow and researching Russia has given […]

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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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