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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Sporting Reflections: Week 9

Last Thursday saw a fantastic day that summed up the breadth and depth of sport at Marlborough. Basketball secured a draw against Wellington and the Fives players were in fine form. It was wonderful to see Malvern College out in force, but exciting to see our U15s and U14s dominant. Rackets saw some exciting matches, […]

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Sporting Reflections: Week 7/8

It has certainly been a busy time on the sports fields over the last ten days. Football against Eton saw some hotly-contested matches and some exciting football. The XI were defeated, although not without a fight, but the 2nd XI put in a super performance with an impressive win. It should not go without note […]

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U14s reach National Play-Off

The U14A hockey team competed in the newly revised England Hockey Tier 1 Regional finals yesterday at Clifton College, which involved the top eight schools in the West of England. The opening group game was a nervy affair vs Canford with Marlborough making the decisive breakthrough in the last play of the game via a […]

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Perfect score in UKMT Challenge

Almost one hundred of Marlborough College’s keenest mathematicians undertook this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge on Tuesday 6th November. The 90-minute multiple choice paper is tackled without a calculator and with the added jeopardy of negative scoring for those whose proposed answers are incorrect. Ben Place (C1 L6) followed his perfect score in the Lent […]

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History of Art Presentations

The History of Art Department recently hosted two busy evenings dedicated to the Upper-Sixth pupils’ achievements in their Personal Investigations. This core element of Pre-U assessment takes the form of a long research essay on a topic chosen by the pupils, and is an opportunity for them to apply the analytical skills they have learned […]

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Review: Advanced Pupils’ Recital

The regular Advanced Pupils’ Recital, which is usually held in the Goodison Hall, transferred to the Memorial Hall as part of the special ten-day celebration and commemoration in honour of the 749 OMs and the hall itself. We were treated to a classy display of music making where Music Scholars and non-scholars alike performed alongside […]

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Review: Illumination 2018

Illumination, the pupil-led event that celebrates talent from across the College, was a memorable MemFest occasion for all involved. With great preparation evident in both presenters and performers, the audience was treated to a night of not only great talent, and sometimes great humour, but we were also reminded about the importance of positive mental […]

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Otto Dix – An Online Exhibition

As part of the Memorial Hall Festival, the German and History of Art Departments collaborated on a joint project highlighting the work of the German artist Otto Dix, who was a combatant in the First World War. Like many of the young men we commemorate in the Memorial Hall, Dix saw service at the Battle […]

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Netballers set for County Tournament

Marlborough College Netball teams are ready for County Finals after dominant performances at the recent U16 and U14 Mid Wilts National Schools Area Tournaments. Dauntsey’s hosted both Area competitions, with seven schools competing in the U16 and six in the U14. The tournament format was round robin with two teams qualifying for the County Finals. […]

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Week Five: Sporting Reflections

The Marlborough pupils, girls and boys, adorned in their navy and white strips, certainly finished the first half of term in fine sporting style. With pride and passion overflowing in all areas the sporting challenges of the final ten days certainly gave us some exciting viewing. Support for each other was heartening to see as […]

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XV win the Governors’ Cup

Marlborough College regained the Governors’ Cup Trophy on Saturday, thanks to a 30-7 victory over Clifton College. The Governors’ Cup is the oldest schoolboy fixture in England having first been played in 1864. The trophy itself was donated in 1964, and having originally been the prize for a Caribbean Horse Race, it is now the […]

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Week 4: Sporting Reflections

Week 4 brought about a busy week for football with some inspiring action. An emphatic win on the Thursday led into some stiff competition against Commonweal and with draws across the board for the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Colts A – it was a solid set of results. Robert Milne (C2 L6) once again […]

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Week 3: Sporting Reflections

The Wednesday and Thursday before Exeat brought matches and training experiences thick and fast. The U14 Hockey girls started the programme of matches in fine style against Dauntsey’s with a clean sweep of victories. The 1st XV started Thursday morning with determination; focused and full of intent while they shared their match day breakfast. They […]

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Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Week One: Sporting Reflections

The Michaelmas Term certainly got off to a superb start with the first round of matches. The atmosphere was buzzing as the boys from the XV warmed up and the U14 Girls A and B hockey whipped up a storm with some dominant wins. The Yearlings Rugby embarked upon a successful triangular and began to […]

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