Philip Dukes appointed Savannah Music Festival Artistic Advisor

Philip Dukes, Artistic Director at Marlborough College, has been announced as the new Savannah Music Festival USA, Artistic Advisor (Chamber Music). He will take over from violinist Daniel Hope, who this year will see out his 16th and final season as Associate Artistic Director. For the 2020 season, he will be succeeded by the violist/conductor […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

After a marvellous term of accomplishments and discoveries, the College is now on Easter break. Last Sunday, Mr. Robert Black from the U.K. Defence Academy in Shrivenham offered an amazing and informative and insightful and somewhat harrowing talk in the Memorial Hall about the future of Cyber Warfare. Pupils offered my old friend from Ridley […]

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Review: Rock and Pop Concert

After the success of the musical, Cabaret, and the uplifting performance in Chapel of Elijah there was still one more musical treat in store for the Lent term, and what a fabulous evening it was. The inaugural Rock and Pop Concert was held on the last night of term – a more informal and relaxed […]

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Video: Devizes to Westminster Preview

Russ Tong, Head of Outdoor Activities, looks ahead to this year’s Devizes to Westminster international canoe race. Pupils have been training hard for this year’s race, which takes place over the Easter weekend. The race starts in Devizes, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has […]

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Reading Spots Project

Marlborough College have held two book drives, collecting 35,000 books to be sent to various Reading Spots projects in Ghana and have donated in excess of £1,000. Claudia Vyvyan (MO U6) became the pupil representative for Reading Spots at Marlborough in the Summer Term of her Lower Sixth after completing the course, as she explains: […]

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Gallery: Invitational Lacrosse Tournament

Marlborough College played host to an annual Invitational Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday 23rd March, featuring 28 teams from eight schools in a round-robin style end of season tournament. In comparison to last year (where the beast from the east cancelled the tournament!) we were very fortunate enough to have fantastic weather with some high level […]

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South African Adventure

Marlborough College was delighted to play host to a touring golf and squash party from Bishops College, Cape Town. Our South African guests provided stiff competition over the course of the two days, playing an 18-hole match against our best golfers at Marlborough Golf Club and competing in a triangular squash fixture against the College […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

‘Imagination is funny, it makes a cloudy day sunny.’ (Johnny Burke, 1940) For ‘Sketches’ this week, I thought I’d share the text of my homily for the Chapel services in this upcoming last few days of the Lent Term. Special thanks to my dear friend and colleague The Rev. Dr. Colin Heber-Percy, whose Lenten Address […]

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Holland & Holland Shooting Championship

At the School Notices Holland & Holland Shooting Championship on Thursday 21st March, the College A-team (Oscar Stratton (C3 U6), Sam Henriques (SU L6), Tom Williams (BH L6) and Sophie Herrmann (DA Sh)) finished second to Strathallan – a team currently on tour in the South-East and shooting everyday!   This is a new competition, despite […]

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Ceramics for Charity

Every year Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth pupils can opt to participate in Ceramics for charity. This is a specialist activity where pupils learn to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. The pottery is sold either to staff members in the Common Room or to parents at the end of term. The money raised goes […]

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Medieval Discovery

In 2017, a group of Marlburians, led by Tony Roberts of Archeoscan, attempted without success to uncover the footings of the walls of the medieval castle which records show existed in the area now known as ‘The Wilderness’. Undaunted, a new team of pupil archaeological enthusiasts began work under the same expert supervision further south […]

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Ensembles & Orchestral Concert with Southbank Sinfonia

The annual visit from Southbank Sinfonia to the College is always a real treat, and this year was no exception. What an incredible experience the students receive when they have the opportunity to play side by side a professional orchestra for rehearsals, one-to-one tuition, and a concert. Opening with The Cat Suite & Another Cat, […]

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Forres Sandle Manor Visit

Over 30 pupils from Forres Sandle Manor visited the College for a multi sports morning on Friday 8th March. The pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 – experienced coaching in rackets, fives, squash, shooting and our own ‘MC Ball’! Thanks to our excellent sports coaches and the FSM staff for bringing the children. John […]

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Gallery & Video: Schools Cup

Marlborough’s excellent run in the Schools Cup came to an end with a spirited semi-final defeat against an excellent Whitgift side on Saturday 9th March. Will Cook, Arthur Hardwick and Luke Clarke all scored tries in a 57-15 reverse in front of a large crowd at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens. The result signalled […]

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TED Talks Competition

The TED Talks Competition, held between MCM and MCUK, sets both schools off on an internal competition to find the two best ten-minute lectures given by members of the Upper School. These are recorded and the four recordings are judged independently, with prizes being awarded to 1st place (£500), 2nd place (£250) and =3rd place […]

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Coaching clinic at Cheam

Terry Gilmour, Head of Rugby at Marlborough College, called into Cheam School on Tuesday 26th February to run a rugby coaching clinic. The hour-long session featured a number of drills and games to help prepare the Cheam U13 boys – many of whom had just returned from a successful cricket tour in South Africa – […]

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Gallery: Primary School Partnerships

We recently hosted some educational visits for primary school pupils from St. Mary’s (Marlborough), and our Partnership school, Swindon Academy. These fun activities form part of a broader Outreach Programme, and are just two examples of our increasing involvement with the local community. Harry Potter Day Two classes from St. Mary’s Marlborough visited the Hogwarts […]

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Charity Cheque Presentation

Claudia Vyvyan (MO U6) and Billy James (C1 U6) recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to Lisa Farrell, Mayor of Marlborough, from funds collected at last term’s Carol Services. Lisa is coming to the end of her term as Mayor and the College has contributed £3,000 to her charitable initiatives in the local area over the […]

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Review: Beginners and Intermediate Concert

The inaugural Beginners and Intermediate Concert scheduled for Wednesday 13 February was so popular amongst performers eager to display their considerable talents that in the end, we had to split the concert over two nights (Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February).  They were most encouraging and uplifting occasions revealing a wealth of hidden talent across […]

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Port Regis Prep School Art Visit

Focus, during the afternoon, for 13 year 7 and 8 pupils from Port Regis Prep School in Dorset, was to view our present Mount House Gallery ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ group show and participate in a creative workshop. Our visiting young artists responded extremely well to my introduction to the concept of the exhibition and the works […]

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