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 will complete his term of office at the end of July 2019. The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Henderson CBE to succeed Lord Malloch-Brown as Chairman. Giles grew up […]

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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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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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Oscar Foundation Visit

This October, Marlborough College will be hosting the OSCAR U17 UK Boys’ Football Team and will be providing the OSCAR squad with many life-changing and new experiences, in addition to playing a football match. The OSCAR Foundation (Organisation for Social Change Awareness and Responsibility) is an Indian charity working with underprivileged children living challenging lives […]

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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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Sporting Inspiration

Congratulations to a number of Marlborough College staff have been selected for international representation over the coming weeks. Cricket professional Mark Alleyne will play for the England squad this Sunday 19th May as they take on Wales at Welwyn Garden City (12.30pm). The match is in preparation for the England Over-50s World Cup in Cape […]

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Chapel Choir at Windsor

The Chapel Choir travelled to Windsor on Wednesday 8th May to sing a service of Choral Evensong in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. In such a stunning setting, full of history and elegance and adorned with beautifully woven standards, the Choir truly rose to the occasion. As the choir processed in there was a palpable […]

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CCF Annual Dinner

The annual CCF Dinner Night was held on Friday 3rd May in the Adderley, with the guest of honour Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer KCB DSO MBE (C1 1976-81). It was fantastic to have General Lorimer in attendance, along with 55 others, to give thanks to our Upper Sixth Cadets for their commitment and service […]

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Gallery: C3 Charity Day

The C3 House Charity day took place on Sunday 5th May; a day which enabled the whole C3 community to come together and celebrate the talent within the House. The day included a variety concert with acts from all year-groups, whereby parents, pupils and staff were royally entertained. A House BBQ was followed by a […]

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Review: May Day Madrigals

Now is the month of Maying! If ever there was a day to wake up early and hear a choir sing to celebrate the coming of spring, it is on the first of May for the annual May Day Madrigals. The calm and bright morning was duly complemented by the rich and sonorous sounds of […]

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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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