Marlborough College offers to support local NHS

As soon as Marlborough College moved to an online teaching environment last week and pupils returned home, the College offered its medical facilities to the Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership via Dr Jenny Campbell. Dr Campbell said: “The College were in touch quickly offering any assistance. We agreed that the best way to help would […]

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Food Donated to Local Centres

Following Marlborough College’s move to an online learning environment earlier this week, surplus food was donated to local charities and care homes on Friday morning. The College regularly serves 3,500 meals per day, catering for pupils and staff, which meant a surplus of items including fresh fruit, salad, vegetables, bread, eggs and milk. These items […]

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National Award for Flight Centre School Triathlon

Tessa Murray (BH 1987-89) and Jim Sewell, the volunteers behind the Flight Centre School Triathlon Series which organised last year’s Wiltshire school triathlon, have been honoured with the 2020 Points of Light Award. Last year, almost 1,100 children took part in the triathlon event at Marlborough College, raising £100,000 for Restless Development and other charities. […]

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My Marlborough: Guy Nobes

In the first of a series of features with those working behind the scenes at the College, Guy Nobes (Head of Guidance) has been a familiar face to generations of Marlburians and here he looks back on his time at Marlborough so far. How long have you been with Marlborough and how did you arrive? […]

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Outreach returns to the home bank

As part of their ongoing outreach work, Lower Sixth and Hundred pupils returned to the banks of the River Kennet on Wednesday afternoon. Under the guidance of Mr Tilney, pupils coppiced willow and hazel downstream of Fox’s Bridge. The aim is to let more light onto the river to encourage more widespread habitat growth. The […]

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Pupils Assist ARK Conservation

Lower Sixth pupils joined Action for the River Kennet (ARK) volunteers recently in making faggots for future river restoration projects. As part of their ongoing outreach work, seven Lower Sixth pupils took to the woods near Mildenhall armed with saws and loppers. Together they sorted felled hazel into six-foot strips of lump wood and brushwood […]

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Marlborough Welcomes Charity Partners

The generosity of attendees at December’s Carol Services has helped the College donate over £8,000 to be shared between four charities. Four services were held in the early part of December with parents, pupils, staff and their guests attending. A fantastic figure of £8,451 was raised and as part of the College’s ongoing outreach work, […]

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Farewell to George Johnson

The College Community gathered today to pay tribute to a key member of the College and Town, Mr George Johnson, who sadly passed away on Christmas Eve aged 93. George joined Marlborough College in 1953 as a painter and decorator and became Foreman of Estates, a post he held until the age of 65. He […]

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OMs return to discuss ‘Life After Marlborough’

As part of the ‘Life After Marlborough’ lecture series for the Upper Sixth, the College welcomed back two recent leavers on Wednesday 8th January to talk to current pupils about their experiences. Celeste Spink (MO 2013-18) and Emily Symington (MM 2013-18) have been working for the Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur, India. They both received a […]

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Lent Term Dates

Start of Lent term dates: Start: 6 to 9pm Tuesday 7 January Exeat: 12 noon Friday 24 January – 9pm Sunday 26 January (24 January Hundred Parents Meeting) Half-term: 12 noon Friday 14 February – 9pm Sunday 23 February (14 February Shell Parents Meeting) Exeat: 12 noon Friday 13 March – 9pm Sunday 15 March […]

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Marlborough College still busy after term finishes

With term over, you would be forgiven for thinking that the College is quiet, but that is far from the truth. Our beautiful Chapel of St Michael and All Angels has been alive with music, light and prayers, as is fitting at this festive time of year, as we hosted Christmas Carol Services for many […]

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Announcement: Science & Innovation Project

Science & Innovation project begins thanks to donor and partner support Work underway following the demolition of the Kennet building Work has begun on our exciting new building programme for Science and Innovation with the demolition of the Kennet building. The work was unavoidably delayed by the discovery of common brown bats who had moved […]

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Carol Services raise £8,451 for charities

Thanks to the generosity of attendees at Marlborough College Carol Services, £8,451 was raised to be shared between four chosen charities. Four services were held on the 6th, 7th and 8th December with parents, pupils, staff and their guests attending. The £8,451 sum will be shared between the following charities: CLIC Sargent The Kempson Rosedale […]

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The Marlburian Magazine

The Marlburian is the College’s most prestigious magazine and is intended for pupils, parents and those who have a particular interest in the College. The latest edition showcases the College’s activities during 2018/9 and is hot off the press – a copy was given to each pupil at the end of term. The magazine has […]

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Studying over Christmas – Top Tips

At the end of term, the Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt, spoke to both exam year-groups about why and how to study over the Christmas break. These were his seven top tips: 1. Have a plan. Let the plan take the strain. Let the plan do the worrying. Just do what it says. 2. Make […]

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Christopher Hughes (CR 1920-45) Artwork Collection

Following on from my articles on the Marlborough Art beak and Head of Art, Christopher Hughes (CR 1920-1945) in June and October with help from Archives, the Art Department has begun a restoration programme. This will focus on the College Collection of Hughes’ own etchings and line drawings given to Marlborough by the artist and […]

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Art School Art Collection in College

The undertaking of cataloguing the extensive and important Art College Collection, running to over 150 works, many gifted to the College by artists who have exhibited in the Mount House Gallery, has just been completed. It was a mammoth and fascinating task. And further, the Art Department reconfigured this work and curated displays in the […]

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Wiltshire Police Dogs Return for Training

Following a very successful visit by the Wiltshire Police Dogs Training Team in June 2019, the team returned to the College for a training exercise on Thursday 5th December. The team, which is based in Devizes, uses search dogs for explosives, firearms, currency, drugs, humans and human remains. Their training exercise involves ‘planting’ test items […]

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Prep School Teachers’ Creative Day

A busy, interactive programme of workshops and discussions were greatly enjoyed by 20 colleagues from 17 prep schools, who attended our third Art Teachers’ Creative Day in November. Amongst the uplifting exhibition of artworks within Art@theLodge, we embarked on the objectives for the day: to prepare pupils for Art Scholarship applications; impart creative practice; and […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Dick Moore continued his long association with Marlborough College by delivering a series of Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops to pupils and staff on Thursday 28th November. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people. Moore […]

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