British Physics Olympiad Results

This year 20 Lower Sixth Pupils sat the hard British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge paper. Pleasingly 12 gained medal certificates, including three Silver – Ben Place (C1), James Ruddell (C3) and Elizabeth Tan (CO), three Bronze class I and six Bronze class II. This is a great effort and bodes well for main Upper Sixth […]

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Impressive UKMT Challenge Results

A number of outstanding results have been recorded following the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Maths Challenge, sat in February. Congratulations to Charlie Wright (C2 Hu) who scored the highest in the school with 94. Congratulations as well to the top scorers in each year group, Allegra Hannan (NC Sh) with 88 and Natasha […]

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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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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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Scotland call for Hill

Congratulations to Sam Hill (SU L6) who has been named in the Scotland U18 national hockey squad. A regular for the 1st XI this term, he has impressed in recent fixtures against Millfield, Dean Close and Cheltenham College. Sam is also a member of Reading HC performance squad, where he trains outside of College commitments. […]

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Review: Pupils’ Evening Recital

This event, hosted by the Music Department, gives pupils the vehicle in which to perform pieces they are currently working on in a more formal environment, set in the wonderful acoustic of the Memorial Hall. Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the evening with a bright and lively performance of Flor Peeters’ Sonata for trumpet, 1st […]

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Review: Liederabend

The wonderfully appropriate setting of the Adderley (architecturally inspiring and acoustically supportive) played host on Tuesday night to the annual soirée of “art song” – a collaboration between the Modern Languages and Music Departments – otherwise known as the “Liederabend”. The venerable soprano Lotte Lehmann gave the following advice to singers on the subject of […]

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Netballers Go National

Exeat weekend saw 28 girls travel to the Sir David English Centre, Bournemouth, to compete as Wiltshire County Champions in the Regional round of the England Netball National Schools competition. There was some superb netball played, some tough oppositions faced and lots of positives to take into the remainder of the season. Having three teams […]

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Riders record NSEA success

It was a successful weekend for Marlborough College riders at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association competition, held at West Wilts on Saturday 26th January. Flora Birkmyre (IH Re), Celia Chancellor (EL Re), Alexandra Horne (MO Sh) and Rose Olver (EL Hu) competed together as a team in the 1m Hickstead Elite Show Jumping Qualifier, all […]

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Weekly Reflections: Week Two

After ten days of sporting successes, we entered the second weekend of full fixtures with enthusiasm running high. It was certainly a weekend of high-octane sport, with some hard-fought victories and losses, but most importantly huge levels of commitment, resilience and effort from the Marlburians proudly sporting their blue and white strips. The boys took […]

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Marlburians celebrate Oxbridge Offers

We warmly congratulate the 15 Marlburians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities; the pupils, listed below, should be truly proud of their achievements. Their success is the culmination of commitment, focus and hard work and will, no doubt, inspire those in younger year-groups to be academically purposeful and ambitious. Our applicants […]

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Cross Country Qualification

Marlborough College athletes had great success at Wiltshire Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 19th January in Chippenham. As a result, nearly all have qualified for the SW Cross Country Championships in Bath in early February. Inter Girls: Molly Jones (MM Re) 4th and Tilly Norman (MM Re) 12th. Junior Girls: Kitty Marvin (NC Sh) […]

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Sporting Reflections: History Makers

What a week it has been for Marlborough College sport… On Wednesday the rugby XV progressed through to the semi-finals of the National Schools Cup before the girls’ hockey made history by qualifying for the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. Before we cover these two […]

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Girls’ Hockey enjoy National Success

The Girls’ Hockey XI have made College history by securing a place in the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. They were 2-1 winners in an outstanding game of hockey at Malvern College on Thursday afternoon, with two goals from India Shakespeare. Master in Charge of […]

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XV Reach National Semi-Final

Marlborough College have reached the last four of the National Schools Cup after a thrilling 19-10 win at Seaford on Wednesday afternoon. The win means the XV will now face Whitgift School in the semi-final, which will be played at Saracens’ Allianz Park stadium on Saturday 9th March. Kick-off is 5pm and general entry tickets […]

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Pre-season Netball review

It’s been a busy start to the new year for the College’s netballers, with over 35 girls returning for two busy days of pre-season preparations. Training began on Monday morning under the watchful eye of the Athletic Development team who carried out physical profiling including the much anticipated 30-15 fitness test. Well done to Daisy […]

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Beyond the Curriculum: Academic Highlights

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term at Marlborough College; it is a busy and wonderful place. I have been impressed by the academic purpose and aspiration of many of the pupils I have met, and by their willingness to engage, not only with the core curricular content of their chosen subjects, but with the […]

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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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Review: Advent Celebration

Wednesday 28th November was a very special evening of linguistic and musical talent in a cross-departmental collaboration, showcasing the diverse talents and cultural appreciation of the pupils and staff of Marlborough in the befitting beauty of the Adderley. The sequential Advent readings were conveyed stylishly in Italian, Spanish, French, English, German, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese and […]

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