Gallery: Pupils’ Evening Recital

Following on from the excellent Music Scholars’ Gala Concert at The Royal Academy of Music in London a few days earlier, our more local audience was treated to a roster of pretty much the same musicians in this concert but this time with a different choice of programme. The reasoning behind this was the need […]

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Gallery: Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

The annual Music Scholars’ Gala Concert is always a very special occasion and the 2019 concert at the Royal Academy of Music was certainly no exception. The event took place in the beautiful new Angela Burgess Recital Hall, and in a challenging programme the performers rose splendidly to the occasion. All manner of combinations of […]

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Inter-House Cross Country Relays

The Inter House Cross Country relays took place on Tuesday 5th November afternoon on the Playing Fields. Teams consisted of four runners (Shell) and eight runners (Colts and Seniors), each running a lap of 1km. Those taking part were well-supported with a large crowd at the finish line with HMs and other members of Common […]

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Politics Society Quiz Night

On Wednesday 30th October, 57 Lower Sixth Politics pupils gathered in the Garnett Room for a team quiz covering current events at Westminster and beyond. Such is the need for up-to-date factual information in Politics essays that the current political climate needs very careful monitoring. Mr Gow, ably assisted by Merlin and the departmental team, […]

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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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House Shout 2019

The House Shout Competition on Thursday 10th October 2019 celebrated College-wide talent, and fantastic community spirit. With brand new production in lighting and sound, it made for a very special and memorable occasion as we approach half-term. Welcoming Rebecca Cavill (Director of Music, St Mary’s Calne) to adjudicate the competition, she had the unenviable task […]

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Review: What Lies Behind

An outstanding group of actors from the Remove and Hundred gave a refined and haunting performance in the Bradleian this week of David Kenworthy’s devised piece: What Lies Behind. The group created individual characterisations that were skilful, detailed and compelling, whilst also maintaining a tight ensemble focus as their stories wove together. Moments of humour […]

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Music Scholars’ Recital – Calne Festival

Once again, Marlborough College Music Scholars produced a remarkable feast of music at their annual appearance at the Calne Festival. It really was very good and talent was in abundance. Emily Ambrose (MO Hu) and Poppy McGhee (NC Re) opened proceedings with excellent precision and ensemble in Telemann’s Sonata in A minor for two recorders […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

Ellis Theatre, Marlborough College Sunday 19th January 2020 Parents of pupils in the Lower School are warmly invited to join us for a series of presentations on pastoral issues relevant to parenting young teenagers. We have again invited three fantastic speakers, all acknowledged experts in their fields. The day includes lunch, and, at the end […]

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MCCS: Ensemble Bash

The second concert in the 2019/20 Marlborough College Concert Series was given by the colourful and engaging Ensemble Bash. Now in their 27th year together, they have delighted audiences across the globe with their innovative and ground-breaking performances, which remain as fresh and as exciting as ever. One could perhaps be forgiven for taking a […]

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Gallery: Festival of Sport

The Marlborough College Festival of Sport took place on Saturday 28th September with an array of sporting fixtures taking place at the College. The morning began with an U9 hockey and rugby festival for visiting prep schools Pinewood, Sandroyd and St Hugh’s – with Bath Rugby also present to add their expertise at a coaching […]

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Review: Advanced Pupils’ Recital

It’s only week four of the Michaelmas term and, true to form, the Music Department has its metaphorical foot to the floor. Thus far this term we’ve had three Lunchtime Recitals, three Chapel Services and the Compline Choir have been out to Down Ampney to sing at a service there. This week a visit from […]

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Festival of Sport this Saturday

Parents, families and guests are invited to the Marlborough College Festival of Sport this Saturday 28th September. The day includes an array of sporting fixtures across the ages, with food and refreshments also available. A number of Old Marlburians will also be returning to College for Old Marlburian Club Day 2019. MATCH PROGRAMME – CLICK […]

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Review: An Evening with Kevin Ashman

On Tuesday 17th September, pupils and teachers in the Garnett Room were privileged to be in the company of six times World Quiz Champion and Egghead, Kevin Ashman. With an unusual interview style format, we were exposed to interesting details of Mr Ashman’s education and professional quizzing career. We were all fascinated by the broad […]

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Making the most of the Sixth Form

Lower Sixth pupils and their parents were given a comprehensive look at the opportunities available as part of Sixth Form life with an insightful talk on Friday 20th September. The Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, opened the morning’s event before a keynote speech from Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG PG. The hour-long presentation included a range of topics on […]

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

The Mount House Gallery saw over one hundred visitors from College and local community attending our first exhibition opening in this new school year. It was a grand event for a grand and renowned painter and engraver. A celebratory atmosphere prevailed this opening of Richard Shirley Smith’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, collages and wood-engravings with […]

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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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Visual Theology Conference

Members of the Marlborough College community and guests are invited to attend ‘Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites: Sacre Conversazioni’, held in Chapel at the College later this month 21-22 September. The College, along with the symposia Visual Theology, will bring academics, artists, and church leaders together to explore the legacy of John Ruskin and his ideas […]

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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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Gallery: Innovation labs with SHiFT

Forty Marlborough College pupils recently participated in an immersive outdoor learning experience which focused on developing innovative thinkers and shaping pioneers for our future. The event was led by SHiFT, a global collection of passionate teachers, designers, and creatives from around the world that inspire and empower the next generation. SHiFT uses unconventional approaches to […]

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