Review: ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ Exhibition

The Mount House Gallery welcomed visitors to the new ‘Artists Sketchbooks’ show on Friday 1st February, to open the second annual Visual Arts Week at Marlborough College. Diverse and captivating works by eight contemporary artists are currently being showcased. Their sketchbooks, being presented alongside the artists’ final works, give us a deeper personal understanding of […]

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Gallery: Harry Potter Night

On the evening of Thursday 7th February, the Memorial Library joined hundreds of other schools, libraries and bookshops across the country in celebrating Harry Potter Book Night; and plenty of Marlborough College Potter fans turned up to help us out. The Hogwarts Express steamed in to Platform 9¾, laden with goodies including Ferrero Rocher golden […]

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TED Talks – Finalists Confirmed

Well, after three heats and ten illuminating talks, we have our four TED Talks finalists. Harmony Allen (NC L6), Lena Barton (MM L6), Theo Dixon (BH L6) and Jess Reeve (NC L6) will speak again on Tuesday 12th February in The Garnett Room to a packed house. Each engaged, challenged and intrigued in their opening […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

A beautiful blanket of snow has covered the campus and it makes a cheerful sight. At least we’re not at the heart of the Polar Vortex being experienced in North America. The following overview of the last couple of weeks emphasises the vitality of ‘all-things-Chapel’ in the life of the school. Last week the mid-week […]

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Summer School 2019

For an enriching week of learning experiences and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, sign-up for Marlborough College Summer School. From 14 July to 10 August 2019, Marlborough College Summer School will once again host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you wish to learn […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

The College’s second Parents’ Pastoral Conference took place on Sunday 20th January 2019, as 125 parents attended a day of presentations and discussion. The theme was a shared commitment to supporting teenagers as they grew through adolescence into resilient and confident young people. After a welcome from the Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Lady Cayley spoke about […]

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Review: AS IF Comedy Collective

The new year is often an abstemious time for many of us, not least the Remove. Once they have committed to their own version of ‘dry January’ – abstaining from Haribo, fizzy drinks and discos – they can find themselves at something of a loss on a Saturday night.   Fortunately, the AS IF Comedy Collective were booked […]

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AS IF Comedy Collective

Remove pupils will get the chance to see the AS IF Comedy Collective in action on Saturday 12th January. The group first came to Marlborough last year to deliver their unique blend of improvisation, sketches and music. Formed originally when some of the members met as students at Exeter University, AS IF Comedy Collective has […]

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Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas one and all with best wishes from Marlborough College. Term dates for the Lent term can be found below: Start 6 to 9pm Tuesday 8 January Exeat 12 noon Friday 25 January – 9pm Sunday 27 January (Friday 25 January Hundred Parents Meeting) Half-Term Half-term: 12 noon Friday 15 February – 9pm Sunday […]

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Pupils donate Christmas Hampers

Each year, the Christmas Hamper team collect gifts and donations from every boarding house in the school to make up hampers for the local Jubilee Centre. The Jubilee Centre is a community centre for over sixties in the area. It provides a day care service, including transport and covers villages around Marlborough. The centre also […]

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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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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Christmas spirit spilled out of the Chapel following the four services of Lessons and Carols over this past weekend. Parents and pupils alike sang the praises of the Choir in particular and many thanks are due all round for such splendid occasions. Adam Staines and the Choir worked tirelessly and produced absolutely mystical anthems and […]

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Rob Wakely – Celebration of 40 Years at Marlborough

Having joined Marlborough in September 1978, Robert Wakely completed 40 years as Rackets Professional in 2018. A celebration was held on Sunday 2nd December in recognition of his four decades of distinguished service. Between 70 and 80 Old Marlburians, fellow Rackets Professionals and friends from the wider Rackets community were present to mark the occasion […]

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Review: Wind Department Concert

It’s fairly common knowledge that brass playing in the College is going through something of a purple patch, or perhaps even platinum. We have a very strong set of Upper School trumpets, trombones and saxophones, and two budding young tuba players, and it manifests itself in some pretty special playing. There was no better example […]

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Review: Orchestral Concert

Sunday evening’s Orchestral Concert in the Memorial Hall was not a school concert. It was a concert. It showcased the kind of technical accomplishment for which one would hope (but not always get) from professionals, and left the audience delighted and uplifted. Some of its success was down to the details of presentation – the […]

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Pupils visit New Road Day Centre

In the first half of the Michaelmas term, the Charity Think Tank went to The New Road Day Centre in Marlborough to visit a charity that provides activities for people between the ages of 18-70 with learning disabilities. The charity relies entirely on donations and grants. With these generous donations, it is able to supply […]

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Review: Carol Services 2018

Following the exquisite Advent Carol services, the choir took a deep breath (quite literally) and, as is the norm, delivered four spectacular Christmas Carol Services over the final weekend of the marathon Michaelmas Term. As always, these are special occasions as we look forward to a well-deserved holiday, the joy of Christmas and the challenges, […]

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An appreciation of Derek Hill (LI 1930-33)

Derek Hill, a former pupil at Marlborough College, went on to become Director of the British School in Rome before devoting his life to painting and art collecting. He was born on this day in 1916. Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, has written this short article in appreciation: Inspirations come and go, though artistic […]

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ACT Test Centre

Marlborough College is delighted to announce they will offer the ACT in the new Computer-Based format (CBT). The ACT is a ‘Standardised Test’ which pupils can take in order to gain entry to US Universities. The College will offer testing this Friday 7th December and Friday 8th February. Please note that registration for the ACT […]

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