Remembering Ciaran Carson

The English Department at Marlborough was sorry to learn of the death last month of the celebrated Irish poet, Ciaran Carson, who passed away aged 70 after a long illness. Ciaran was a writer who contributed to the Department’s enrichment programme for several years at the beginning of the present decade, both as a visiting […]

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Preview: Don McCullin Talk at Marlborough

Don McCullin is the Picasso of photography and has redefined photojournalist photography across the last half century. Earlier this year, Tate Britain held a major retrospective exhibition of this photographer’s work, displaying over 250 compositions, a rare accolade for any living artist or photographer. This exhibition will be shown in Tate Liverpool next year. This […]

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OSCAR Foundation Visit

On Monday 30th September, Marlborough College welcomed the OSCAR U17 Football Team as part of their UK tour. As well as taking part in a range of activities across the College, the highlight of the visit was a match between Marlborough and the touring OSCAR squad on Tuesday 1st October. The OSCAR Foundation (Organisation for […]

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Mural Restoration at Preshute Primary

Five of our Lower Sixth Artists are giving their time this term to restoring a mural at Preshute Primary school back to its former glory as part of the Outreach programme. A replica of Georges Seurat’s painting ‘Bathers at Asnières’ was adorning the playground at the primary school but had become weathered and worn by […]

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Blog: Southfields’ Sketches

The Chapel schedule continues to thrive and pulse as the spiritual life of the College is nurtured with hope in this time of political change and sometimes despair. I continue to discover, create and enable many new initiatives as will be detailed below. Thanks, in advance, for your interest! At every mid-week Chapel service, the […]

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Mound Trust Annual Lecture

The 2019 Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture will be held in the Ellis Theatre at Marlborough College  on Monday 9th September (8pm). This year’s lecture ‘Actors in the Landscape’ will be given by Professor Martin Carver and focus on monumental mounds as champions of their time. About the speaker: Martin Carver is emeritus professor of […]

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Term Dates

Start of Michaelmas Term dates: Monday 2nd September Some Lower Sixth Pupils, Prefects and Heads of House Tuesday 3rd September Shell pupils in afternoon All other pupils between 6pm – 9pm Click here for a full list of term dates until the Summer of 2021. For the very latest College news please follow @MarlboroughCol Twitter.

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Kempson Rosedale 30th Anniversary Walk

Members of the Marlborough College community, including pupils, beaks, parents and friends are invited to take part in the Kempson Rosedale 30th Anniversary sponsored walk/run over the Marlborough Downs. The event will take place on Sunday 15th September, starting and ending at The Marlburian. Entry is £7 for Adults and free for pupils, with 10km […]

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Appointment of new Chairman of Council

Having served nine years on the Marlborough College Council, with the last six years as Chairman, the Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG completed his term of office at the end of July 2019. The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr G I Henderson CBE to succeed Lord Malloch-Brown as Chairman. Giles grew […]

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England v Australia at Marlborough

Marlborough College is delighted to be hosting a three-day women’s cricket match between England Academy and Australia from this Thursday 11th July to Saturday 13th July. The game will be played on the XI with the match open to the public with no entry charge. Come along and show your support on one or all […]

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New Prefects’ Training

Having been nominated by HMs for prefect selection and having successfully navigated the application and selection process, the 2019/20 Prefect team enjoyed a stimulating training weekend at Oxenwood on the weekend of June 15th and 16th. Incorporating a wide range of characters, experiences and interests, the group quickly got to work outlining the areas of […]

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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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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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Video: Wiltshire Police Dogs Training

On Thursday 20th June, the College welcomed Police Dog teams from Wiltshire Police Dog Section, for training of specialist search dogs and their handlers. This is in response to an appeal from the police for ‘live’ environments in which the dogs can be put through their paces, developing skills of searching for contraband including firearms, […]

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Ray Ward at Royal Academy of Arts

From 12,000 entries, shortlisted to 2,392 and then funnelled down to 700, Ray Ward’s acrylic painting, About To Get Up Again (painted on card, 840 x 590 mm, pictured below) was selected by the committee of the Royal Academy for display in the 251st Summer Exhibition. This is no small feat, in-fact it is a […]

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Etchings by Christopher Hughes

There are two etchings of C House and A House with Chapel on display on the Art School walls that are dignified, low-key, technically accomplished and compellingly beautiful the more one takes the time to view both. Their author is Christopher Wyndham Hughes who taught and lead art at Marlborough when the department was housed […]

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1,000 books destined for MCM

Each year, the Memorial Library accessions approximately 2,000 new books; invariably this means we need to make room, but what happens to the books we remove? Since I visited Marlborough College Malaysia last year, and at the behest of Alan Stevens, the Master of Marlborough College Malaysia, we have organised an annual shipment of books […]

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Gallery: Prize Day 2019

Fantastic weather marked Prize Day, held on Saturday 25th May at Marlborough, with an array of activities, fixtures and events to commemorate the class of 2019.  Enjoy a selection of images of the day or read through the commemorative programme, here.    

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon

On Sunday 19th May almost 1,100 children took part in the annual Flight Centre Schools Triathlon event at Marlborough College, raising £100,000 for Restless Development and other charities. Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Master of Marlborough College, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon back to the College. It has been wonderful to see […]

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Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The concert opened with Brasser’s masterful performance of Just a Closer Walk with Thee demonstrating total dynamic control and bringing to life the varied genres of this eclectic piece. The bar was therein set and the tone of the evening firmly established. Sleep allowed the ensemble to exhibit their full tonal colour; Whitacre’s music is […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Thus far, the highlights of Summer Term in Chapel have been substantial. On Sunday 27th April, the preacher at the 10.15am College Eucharist was The Rev. Ben Rundell-Evans – the youngest Clergyman in the Church of England at a baby-faced 24 years of age! Fascinatingly, he spoke of ‘The breath of Christ.’ Movingly, Mark Wilson […]

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