Speakers

Review: Dr Brian Marien

Mental health is such an important part of everyday life, affecting over one in four of us at some point. The Upper Sixth were lucky enough to have a talk on Mental health by Dr Marien, a qualified doctor and psychologist from Positive Group, and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. It was particularly interesting to […]

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History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Reinventing Dutch Still Life Painting The College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening.  Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical acclaim in New York, London, and […]

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Poetry Society: Lily Winter

On Tuesday night, the Poetry Society hosted the young singer/songwriter Lily Winter who both taught and entertained us.   First she gave a workshop on the similarities and subtle differences between poems and song lyrics – and this was very much a personal view; then, in the Bradleian Theatre, she performed a set of her own […]

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Lower Sixth Careers Fair

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair on Thursday 16th March was very helpful. With accomplished professionals representing a wide range of fields from Medical Psychology to Investment Banking each pupil got an insight into three possible career paths. The meetings were structured into 35-minute seminars, as the visiting agent from each of these different professions gave […]

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Medawar Lecture: Henry Marsh CBE

Many of us were very much looking forward to the visit of Henry Marsh, and were keen to see if his personality matched that portrayed in his book, Do No Harm. It’s understandably difficult to appeal to an audience with such a variety of interests, as was the case on Tuesday evening. However, Mr Marsh included […]

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Review: Amir Darwish

Amir Darwish gave a reading to the Poetry Society on Tuesday 7th February.  He had come for the UK as a refugee from Aleppo during the second Gulf War, and this experience had informed much of his writing.  He gave a writing workshop to the Creative Writing students; then, to a huge audience packed into […]

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Review: Ralph Beckett

The talk by leading racehorse trainer, Ralph Beckett (C2 1985-89) drew an audience from devotees of the newly formed Racing Society as well as members of the Natural History and Biology Society.  Mr Beckett glossed over his less than stellar academic career at Marlborough, focusing instead on time spent riding out for Barry Hills at Manton, betting […]

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Review: Tim Harrison

Tim Harrison from the University of Bristol (School of Chemistry) visited Marlborough on Thursday 2nd February and lectured to members of our Shell on the Chemistry of Fragrances. We also welcomed pupils from St Michael’s, Aldbourne, Preshute, Ramsbury, and Great Bedwyn Primary Schools, Pinewood Prep School and Swindon Academy. Tim took us on a journey […]

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Review: Jane Austen At Home

Tuesday 24th January 2017, Adderley  Devised by Stephen Siddall and acted by Emerald O’Hanrahan This presentation of Jane Austen and her work was very interesting and original on many levels.  Many extracts of the author’s books, letters and stories were read and acted out by a single actress who portrayed the emotions of Austen very […]

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Review: Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron, film maker, writer and adventurer, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 24th January where he spoke to over 400 Marlburian Geographers about two of his recent journeys. The first was a 1,000 mile walk over five months in 2016 from Jerusalem to Mt Sinai, through the West Bank, Jordan and Sinai. He took us beyond […]

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