Review: Rock and Pop Concert

After the success of the musical, Cabaret, and the uplifting performance in Chapel of Elijah there was still one more musical treat in store for the Lent term, and what a fabulous evening it was. The inaugural Rock and Pop Concert was held on the last night of term – a more informal and relaxed […]

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Video: Devizes to Westminster Preview

Russ Tong, Head of Outdoor Activities, looks ahead to this year’s Devizes to Westminster international canoe race. Pupils have been training hard for this year’s race, which takes place over the Easter weekend. The race starts in Devizes, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition ‘Identity’

On Friday 8th March, the 2019 scholars’ exhibition was opened by Miss Baker, Head of Art at Ludgrove School and former art teacher to two of our scholars, Edward Bentley and Rapha de Segunda. Tasked by Artist in Residence Siobhan Humston and Head of Art Mr Twohig to make a piece of art within the […]

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German trip to Munich

There was a unique German department trip to Munich in February. Two Upper Sixth pupils were joined by all three German teachers to be fully immersed in the German language and culture. The accommodation was a flat in the middle of the listed ‘Borstei’ estate, an excellent position from which to start our daily trips […]

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Choral Society Concert – Elijah

Mendelssohn’s Elijah remains a musical tour de force – no question. Imagine the impact it must have made on the Birmingham public back in 1846 on its première in the exquisite Town Hall, with the composer himself directing proceedings. One hundred and seventy three years later, it still sounds fresh and uplifting, and in no […]

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Lower Sixth Careers Fair

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair was definitely an insightful opportunity for us to begin considering various career paths, and it gave us the freedom of selecting from a broad range of fields that we may choose to pursue. Fourteen Old Marlburians and parents very kindly came to discuss their personal experiences in their careers. They […]

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Holland & Holland Shooting Championship

At the School Notices Holland & Holland Shooting Championship on Thursday 21st March, the College A-team (Oscar Stratton (C3 U6), Sam Henriques (SU L6), Tom Williams (BH L6) and Sophie Herrmann (DA Sh)) finished second to Strathallan – a team currently on tour in the South-East and shooting everyday!   This is a new competition, despite […]

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Ensembles & Orchestral Concert with Southbank Sinfonia

The annual visit from Southbank Sinfonia to the College is always a real treat, and this year was no exception. What an incredible experience the students receive when they have the opportunity to play side by side a professional orchestra for rehearsals, one-to-one tuition, and a concert. Opening with The Cat Suite & Another Cat, […]

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Junior Art Scholarship Day

Art scholarship candidates from 17 Prep Schools visited Marlborough College on Thursday 28th February. For their scholarship task these 22 Year 8 pupils drew on A1 sized paper, aspects of the interior inside the dining room, drawing room or hallway in the Master’s Lodge – no mean feat! And, while doing so, each were asked […]

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Gallery & Video: Schools Cup

Marlborough’s excellent run in the Schools Cup came to an end with a spirited semi-final defeat against an excellent Whitgift side on Saturday 9th March. Will Cook, Arthur Hardwick and Luke Clarke all scored tries in a 57-15 reverse in front of a large crowd at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens. The result signalled […]

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Gallery: Primary School Partnerships

We recently hosted some educational visits for primary school pupils from St. Mary’s (Marlborough), and our Partnership school, Swindon Academy. These fun activities form part of a broader Outreach Programme, and are just two examples of our increasing involvement with the local community. Harry Potter Day Two classes from St. Mary’s Marlborough visited the Hogwarts […]

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Video: French Exchange

Since 2016 Marlborough has enjoyed an inspiring exchange partnership with the Lycée Vauban in Luxembourg. Each year, one or two elite linguists are selected to spend the first half of the Lent term studying in Luxembourg City, effectively living the life of their exchange partner, while their counterpart experiences the Lower Sixth at Marlborough. Lydia […]

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Launch of Art@the Lodge

Visual Arts Week concluded on the evening of Friday 8th February with a spellbinding gallery display in the Master’s Lodge. Our Master’s residence has gorgeous Regency-style space and on her walls are paintings, prints, sketches and etchings. The Master asked Mr Twohig to challenge her with Art and this he did…  His collection ranges from […]

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Review: Beginners and Intermediate Concert

The inaugural Beginners and Intermediate Concert scheduled for Wednesday 13 February was so popular amongst performers eager to display their considerable talents that in the end, we had to split the concert over two nights (Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February).  They were most encouraging and uplifting occasions revealing a wealth of hidden talent across […]

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Port Regis Prep School Art Visit

Focus, during the afternoon, for 13 year 7 and 8 pupils from Port Regis Prep School in Dorset, was to view our present Mount House Gallery ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ group show and participate in a creative workshop. Our visiting young artists responded extremely well to my introduction to the concept of the exhibition and the works […]

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Review: Azerbaijan Paintings

Most of us have had the pleasure of seeing our Head of Art’s Rembrandt infused etchings of the Wiltshire trees that dot around our local landscape. Few of us might have even risen early enough to spot Mr Twohig working away at his etching plates in the Art School before breakfast. But I am sure […]

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Artists’ Sketchbooks Exhibition Discussions

Many Art classes received insightful discourses on the importance of sketchbooks within the creative process as part of the lively programme of events for Visual Arts Week 2019.  At the Mount House Gallery, which is currently hosting the superb Artists’ Sketchbooks show, one of the eight exhibiting artists, Marlborough College Art teacher, Mr Duplock, discussed his love for working on location in the […]

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Debating: The Joutes Oratoires

On Tuesday afternoon, our French debating team performed with distinction in the qualifying round of the 2019 Joutes Oratoires. With a place in the National Final at stake, they took to the lectern to win over the judges on the subject of the morality of meat-eating, the regrettable global dominance of the English language and […]

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EPQ Charity Golf Day

Charlie Purves (B1 L6) managed to organise a superb Charity Golf Day on Friday 8th February as his Performance submission for the Extended Project Qualification. Despite soakingly wet conditions, some 32 invited golfers (including a Common Room four-ball) turned out to play 10 holes which Charlie had constructed on his farm in Marden. The day was […]

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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 artist’s 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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