Debating: The Joutes Oratoires

On Tuesday afternoon, our French debating team performed with distinction in the qualifying round of the 2019 Joutes Oratoires. With a place in the National Final at stake, they took to the lectern to win over the judges on the subject of the morality of meat-eating, the regrettable global dominance of the English language and […]

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History of Art Study Day

Over forty of the Lower-Sixth art historians enjoyed a study day in London on Wednesday 13th February under the bright early spring skies. An early departure maximised the opportunities of the day, and we were among the first visitors to the National Gallery when its doors opened. After a plenary session in front of Holbein’s […]

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EPQ Charity Golf Day

Charlie Purves (B1 L6) managed to organise a superb Charity Golf Day on Friday 8th February, as his Performance submission for the Extended Project Qualification. Despite soakingly wet conditions, some 32 invited golfers (including a Common Room four-ball) turned out to play 10 holes, which Charlie had constructed on his farm in Marden. The day was […]

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Physics trip to Culham

On Tuesday 5th February, the Physics department had a rare opportunity to tour around and learn about the research undertaken at The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. The day began with a talk from one of the employees at Culham, where we learned about the past, present and future of Fusion technology. Fusion is the […]

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Review: Katyuli Lloyd

Marlburians received the opportunity to join a very informative talk given by illustrator Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) during Visual Arts Week, on illustrating Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Flush’ and Katyuli’s other recent and successful projects. Katyuli told us that when studying at Cambridge for an Illustration M.A., students were encouraged to ‘work on finding your style […]

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Review: ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ Exhibition

The Mount House Gallery welcomed visitors to the new ‘Artists Sketchbooks’ show on Friday 1st February, to open the second annual Visual Arts Week at Marlborough College. Diverse and captivating works by eight contemporary artists are currently being showcased. Their sketchbooks, being presented alongside the artists’ final works, give us a deeper personal understanding of […]

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Gallery: Harry Potter Night

On the evening of Thursday 7th February, the Memorial Library joined hundreds of other schools, libraries and bookshops across the country in celebrating Harry Potter Book Night; and plenty of Marlborough College Potter fans turned up to help us out. The Hogwarts Express steamed in to Platform 9¾, laden with goodies including Ferrero Rocher golden […]

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Review: Professor Anita Taylor

For the second event within Visual Arts Week at Marlborough College, we were privileged to have leading artist Professor Anita Taylor visit and give us a captivating talk titled ‘Creative Practice and the Importance of Drawing’. Anita is the Executive Dean of Fine Art at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University and […]

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TED Talks – Finalists Confirmed

Well, after three heats and ten illuminating talks, we have our four TED Talks finalists. Harmony Allen (NC L6), Lena Barton (MM L6), Theo Dixon (BH L6) and Jess Reeve (NC L6) will speak again on Tuesday 12th February in The Garnett Room to a packed house. Each engaged, challenged and intrigued in their opening […]

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Gallery: Girls’ Hockey Play-Off

Despite the falling temperatures and looming snow, The U14 girls’ hockey team were able to play their play-off match last Thursday afternoon thanks to the remarkable effort of the groundsmen to get Maples fit for action. In cold conditions, the girls faced up to Kingston Grammar School, the runner-up of the South Region, for a […]

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Scotland call for Hill

Congratulations to Sam Hill (SU L6) who has been named in the Scotland U18 national hockey squad. A regular for the 1st XI this term, he has impressed in recent fixtures against Millfield, Dean Close and Cheltenham College. Sam is also a member of Reading HC performance squad, where he trains outside of College commitments. […]

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Gallery: Careers Speed Dating

I found the ‘Career Speed Dating’ event an eye-opening experience. I think the fact that we were able to compare ourselves to the OM speakers was stimulating, as we are currently undergoing the same trials and tribulations they experienced. The dynamic pace of speed dating meant that any questions we wished to ask were straight […]

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Review: Pupils’ Evening Recital

This event, hosted by the Music Department, gives pupils the vehicle in which to perform pieces they are currently working on in a more formal environment, set in the wonderful acoustic of the Memorial Hall. Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the evening with a bright and lively performance of Flor Peeters’ Sonata for trumpet, 1st […]

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NSPCC Number Day

Despite adverse weather conditions, we had nearly 600 pupils involved in the national NSPCC Number Day on Friday 1st February.  We haven’t taken part in NSPCC Number Day for a number of years and the Maths Department decided to bring it back again this year. Pupils were organised into their respective houses and they competed […]

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Review: Dr Luke Skrebowski

Some of the College’s art historians enjoyed an important lecture on Wednesday evening given by Dr Luke Skrebowski from the University of Manchester’s Department of Art History. Dr Skrebowski’s theme was Pop Art and Modernism, and he took as his focus the giant panel painting “F-111” by the American artist James Rosenquist. With admirable analytical […]

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Fixture Cancellations

There have been a raft of cancellations to the sports fixture programme following the snow earlier this week. All fixtures for football, hockey, lacrosse and netball have been cancelled. Please check the latest fixture list on the sports website – click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many sports at […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

A beautiful blanket of snow has covered the campus and it makes a cheerful sight. At least we’re not at the heart of the Polar Vortex being experienced in North America. The following overview of the last couple of weeks emphasises the vitality of ‘all-things-Chapel’ in the life of the school. Last week the mid-week […]

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Review: Liederabend

The wonderfully appropriate setting of the Adderley (architecturally inspiring and acoustically supportive) played host on Tuesday night to the annual soirée of “art song” – a collaboration between the Modern Languages and Music Departments – otherwise known as the “Liederabend”. The venerable soprano Lotte Lehmann gave the following advice to singers on the subject of […]

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Netballers Go National

Exeat weekend saw 28 girls travel to the Sir David English Centre, Bournemouth, to compete as Wiltshire County Champions in the Regional round of the England Netball National Schools competition. There was some superb netball played, some tough oppositions faced and lots of positives to take into the remainder of the season. Having three teams […]

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Summer School 2019

For an enriching week of learning experiences and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, sign-up for Marlborough College Summer School. From 14 July to 10 August 2019, Marlborough College Summer School will once again host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you wish to learn […]

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Riders record NSEA success

It was a successful weekend for Marlborough College riders at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association competition, held at West Wilts on Saturday 26th January. Flora Birkmyre (IH Re), Celia Chancellor (EL Re), Alexandra Horne (MO Sh) and Rose Olver (EL Hu) competed together as a team in the 1m Hickstead Elite Show Jumping Qualifier, all […]

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