Exhibition of Icelandic Paintings

Presently, within the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, Jonathan Parnham, Head of Visual Arts Promotion and Teacher of Art at Marlborough College, is exhibiting his latest collection of paintings. The show, titled ‘Light from the North: Visual Explorations of Iceland’ originated through Mr Parnham joining a College excursion to the extraordinary Nordic island, to […]

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Saturday’s Fixtures

The final weekend of term includes fixtures for rugby, girls’ hockey and lacrosse. The games include full fixture programmes for rugby against Sherborne, girls’ hockey vs Canford and Cheltenham College and lacrosse against Cheltenham Ladies’ College. For a full list of matches please click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many […]

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Review: Talk by Peter Lavery

Marlburians and members of the College community were very lucky to hear one of Britain’s most eminent and skilled photographers, Peter Lavery, give a talk at the College about his inspiring career within the world of art and photography, including his most important personal project‘Circus Works’. Peter introduced the audience to his unique portfolio of […]

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An appreciation of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33)

Derek Hill, a former pupil at Marlborough College, went on to become Director of the British School in Rome before devoting his life to painting and art collecting. He was born on this day in 1916. Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, has written this short article in appreciation: Inspirations come and go, though artistic […]

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ACT Test Centre

Marlborough College is delighted to announce they will offer the ACT in the new Computer-Based format (CBT). The ACT is a ‘Standardised Test’ which pupils can take in order to gain entry to US Universities. The College will offer testing this Friday 7th December and Friday 8th February. Please note that registration for the ACT […]

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Review: Adolescent Mental Health by Dick Moore

‘Dancing not Drowning in the Rain’ On Thursday 29th November 29th Dick Moore delivered a poignant message to the Hundreds; simply, ‘Everyone is vulnerable to mental health problems. The only thing weak about being vulnerable is not asking for help’. (75% of the population will experience a mental or emotional disorder during their lifetime.) Dick’s […]

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Review: Peter Lavery: Circus Works Exhibition

Widely known for his highly skilled narrative works and acclaimed advertising photography, Peter Lavery has also been photographing circus performers throughout Britain for the last 50 years. Shot largely on a historic plate camera, Peter has captured an impressive and unique collection of circus subjects, which has become the longest running social documentary project within […]

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Review: Advent Celebration

Wednesday 28th November was a very special evening of linguistic and musical talent in a cross-departmental collaboration, showcasing the diverse talents and cultural appreciation of the pupils and staff of Marlborough in the befitting beauty of the Adderley. The sequential Advent readings were conveyed stylishly in Italian, Spanish, French, English, German, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese and […]

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International Recognition

Antonia Hudson (LI 2010-12), Head of Lacrosse at Marlborough College, has been named in the England squad for the 2019 Women’s California Challenge Tour. A regular in the junior and senior England squad for nine years, Antonia has played in a number of home internationals as well as touring in Europe. She was named player […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Mr. Edward Twohig, Head of Art, gave two exceptional talks in midweek Chapel concerning the beauty and artistry of the interior of our community’s splendid place of worship. Edward always draws my attention to something new I had yet to discover about what he calls our ‘Teenage Cathedral’! More than a few pupils hadn’t every […]

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Sporting Reflections: Week 9

Last Thursday saw a fantastic day that summed up the breadth and depth of sport at Marlborough. Basketball secured a draw against Wellington and the Fives players were in fine form. It was wonderful to see Malvern College out in force, but exciting to see our U15s and U14s dominant. Rackets saw some exciting matches, […]

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Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Giovanna Tinetti, Professor of Astrophysics at University College London, gave the 14th annual Blackett Science Lecture – held in the Ellis Theatre on Tuesday 27th November. Professor Tinetti is a leading researcher in the UK into Extra-Solar planets (Exoplanets) and specifically the work to discover the chemical composition of their atmospheres, which of course […]

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Coaching Day for Local Schools

In the most recent of a series of sports opportunities for local schools, Mark Ramage (Master in Charge, Hockey) and his team of coaches recently led a hockey morning for 60 children in Years 4,5 and 6. The emphasis was very much on improving stick skills, spatial awareness in small-sided games and, primarily, enjoyment! It […]

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Review: Advent Carol Service

The annual Advent Carol Service, held this year on Sunday 25th November, is always very special. The Chapel is awash with candles and with the beautiful atmosphere created through the readings and prayers it takes one beyond the trials and tribulations of everyday life.  If you add the music to that which is such a […]

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Barclay leads UK Astronomy Olympiad team

Charles Barclay FRAS, Head of Astronomy at Marlborough College, has just returned from Beijing where he led the UK Astronomy Olympiad team.  The ten-day long 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) saw the team win two Silver medals and two Honourable Mentions. The competition was particularly tough (one five-hour theory paper, one five-hour Data-Analysis […]

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Sporting Reflections: Week 7/8

It has certainly been a busy time on the sports fields over the last ten days. Football against Eton saw some hotly-contested matches and some exciting football. The XI were defeated, although not without a fight, but the 2nd XI put in a super performance with an impressive win. It should not go without note […]

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Review: Palmer and Me

On the evening of Monday 12th November in the Garnett Room, 57 pupils and six staff attended “Palmer and Me,” a 56-minute screening, produced and directed by BAFTA award winning Mike Southon. Before this, Mr Southon spent the late afternoon in the Art School discussing the importance and diversity of the moving image with our […]

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Football legend visits Marlborough

Footballing legend Tony Adams visited the College on Tuesday 13th November, speaking to pupils about the highs and lows of his record-breaking career with Arsenal and England. He spoke as passionately as he used to play the game, reliving his early days as an apprentice before moving on to his battles with alcoholism. He also […]

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Review: Arcadia

The Ellis Theatre last week produced a truly remarkable production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Jane Darby. A fully committed cast and crew worked tirelessly to produce characters of immense detail oscillating between action taking place over a two hundred year time span. This was beautiful work that was not only extremely witty – […]

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U14s reach National Play-Off

The U14A hockey team competed in the newly revised England Hockey Tier 1 Regional finals yesterday at Clifton College, which involved the top eight schools in the West of England. The opening group game was a nervy affair vs Canford with Marlborough making the decisive breakthrough in the last play of the game via a […]

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