Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

The Mount House Gallery saw over one hundred visitors from College and local community attending our first exhibition opening in this new school year. It was a grand event for a grand and renowned painter and engraver. A celebratory atmosphere prevailed this opening of Richard Shirley Smith’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages and wood-engravings with […]

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Prep School Pupils Get Creative

On Sunday 15th September the Art Department hosted Year 8 pupils from 11 prep schools. The day centred around creating observational and expressive work inspired by the current exhibition on display in the Mount House Gallery. Pupils began with brainstorming ideas and information on the artist Richard Shirley Smith while getting to know, first hand, […]

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Review: Lesley Garrett & Anna Tilbrook

Marlborough College Concert Series – Sunday 15 September 2019 Lesley Garrett & Anna Tilbrook The 78th season of world-class musicians in Marlborough opened with a performance from the renowned soprano, Lesley Garrett, accompanied by the excellent Anna Tilbrook on piano. The concert was more “An Evening with … “ rather than a conventional song recital, but […]

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Fusion Power on the Grid: In our lifetime?

Physics Department Engineering Talk: Fusion Power on the Grid: In our lifetime? David Godden gave a very interactive talk on the prospects of utilising fusion energy as a main energy resource. He outlined how the primary energy sources, oil, coal, are unsustainable in the long run. Cracking fusion energy potentially could result in another technological […]

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Visiting Bruno Gorlato: Printmaker & Painter

A display in Studio 1 within the Art School shows work and the inspirations of Italian artist Bruno Gorlato. Meeting a living hero is a rare event in anyone’s life. In August this year I first met this renowned printmaker whose work I had known and been intrigued by since my Art College years. Visiting […]

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(I)GCSE Results 2019

Marlborough’s (I)GCSE candidates are celebrating some terrific results today. The year group, having outperformed their May predictions at every level, should be incredibly proud that 42% of the grades awarded were the equivalent of the old style A* while 95% of all grades were of the former A*-B standard. The average points score total was […]

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A Level Results 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful Upper Sixth on their A level, Pre-U and EPQ results which have gained them entry into top universities throughout the world. We are delighted that 78% of entries were awarded A* to B (or Pre-U equivalent) and expect that number to rise. The average number of UCAS points achieved by each […]

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Gallery: Innovation labs with SHiFT

Forty Marlborough College pupils recently participated in an immersive outdoor learning experience which focused on developing innovative thinkers and shaping pioneers for our future. The event was led by SHiFT, a global collection of passionate teachers, designers, and creatives from around the world that inspire and empower the next generation. SHiFT uses unconventional approaches to […]

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Summer Term Academic Round-Up

It was another busy term for our pupils, and, for almost five hundred, the focus was on the public exams. The exam season, which began in early May and lasted a full seven weeks, yielded a total of 5,661 exam scripts; each one represented the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work – in […]

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HATA Review of Poland Trip

See the link for an illustrated account, co-authored by pupils, of the recent HATA (History and the Arts) trip to Poland, run by the History Department. We had a wonderful time, rich in beauty, culture and history – as well as the contemplation of horror (we visited the World War II Jewish ghetto in Krakow […]

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The Everest Lecture

To our great pleasure, Karen Darke visited the College on Thursday 4th July to give a fascinating and inspirational talk as this year’s Everest Lecturer. Karen is an adventurer, Paralympian and currently a full-time athlete. After an accident in her early twenties, Karen was paralysed, breaking her neck, back, arms, skull – and the list […]

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Incrementum 2019

Once again this year, 35 pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia joined 40 pupils from Marlborough College UK for the Incrementum course. This takes place in Marlborough College as a part of Skill Up week, and takes its name from the school motto “deus dat incrementum”. The first three days were spent mixing with MCM on […]

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Form Summer Festival

Once again, the Shell’s year of exploratory learning in Form culminated in two days of creative, practical and thinking challenges in the Form Summer Festival. Pupils could choose from 12 activities covering aspects of science, sport, the media, literature, film, textiles, ceramics, painting, television, music, psychology and geometry. These included two trips away from the […]

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Remove Eurovision Song Contest 2019

On Tuesday evening, the whole Remove gathered in the Ellis Theatre for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, organised by the Modern Languages Department. Each of the language sets in the Remove prepares a song in the language they are studying and performs it to an audience of pupils and beaks. In addition, the visiting French […]

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Modern Languages L6 Drama Festival

Once again the Language Centre courtyard was packed on a beautifully warm summer evening, as the members of the audience took their seats for this year’s Modern Languages Lower Sixth Drama Festival. With nine languages represented, including an entry in English from the Exchange group visiting from our partner school in Paris, we were in […]

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C1 artwork by Julian Trevelyan

“Marlborough College” c.1960 by Julian Trevelyan, R.A., Hon. R.E. (1910-1988) Hanging silently and peacefully, indeed perfectly, in C1 House Library is a “home grown” work of art of distinction and beauty. In fact, the more one looks at this work the more it strikes the viewer. Go beyond the merely superficially naive style and look […]

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Video: Art Scholars’ Creativity

Dr Roberts and pupil video enthusiasts, with music by Mr Adam Staines, have created a compelling vignette of work by current Art scholars. This shows scholars speaking about their work created for the Art Scholars’ Exhibition in the Mount House based on the theme of “identity” and what this title means. Well worth two minutes […]

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Summer Term Library Review

Summer is our shortest term, but we’ve certainly packed in a lot of events and activities: we’ve had over 14,500 visits to the Library and over 1,700 loans. We’ve launched our new ‘Ideas Space’: a collaborative working area featuring Marlborough College’s biggest whiteboard, and it certainly proved extremely popular during the exam period! We’ve offered […]

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Artist-in-Residence Interview

Peps Haydn Taylor (NC L6) sits down with Artist-in-Residence, Siobhán Humston, top discuss her latest exhibition, Akin Uncountable… *********************************** Walking into Siobhán Humston’s studio space is like walking into a tiny private forest – every surface is adorned with poppy seed heads or pots of dried yellow mulberries, twigs with interesting lichen or reused containers […]

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

Mount House Gallery, Friday 13th September 6.30 to 8.30pm “A Retrospective of Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Richard Shirley Smith” will be our first exhibition in the new school year. It promises to be a not to be missed show. Richard Shirley Smith was Head of Art at the College between 1966 and 1970. Works […]

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Artists Visit Royal Academy & National Portrait Gallery

On Monday 24th June, 57 Remove artists experienced the vast and diffuse array of artwork on display in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Seeing such an impact on walls piled eight pictures high in some places was a test in “visual overload.” However, it was thrilling to see our pupils take this […]

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