Junior History Medley

This year’s annual Junior History Medley saw five members of the Remove and Hundred taking the opportunity to choose a topic, conduct some independent research, and then give a short presentation on their findings to members of the Shell, Remove and Hundred. First up was Reg Barton (C1 Hu), whose in-depth and authoritative analysis of […]

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Southbank Sinfonia: Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

Every year the arrival of the Southbank Sinfonia for their weekend of side-by-side performance and individual coaching brings a buzz and excitement to the music school. For the pupils, being taught by someone who is only a few years older and yet so passionate about and competent with their music-making can be inspirational. The concert […]

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SUPA Success for Polo

Marlborough College’s Polo A team was crowned winners of the Intermediate Division 1 at the SUPA (Schools and Universities Polo Association) Senior Schools National Arena Championships on Sunday 1st March. Held at Rugby Polo Club, the Marlborough team rallied to secure the Division 1 title with captain of Polo Cyriaque Genest (C3 U6) leading the […]

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Lacrosse girls secure National Cup

Marlborough College’s Lacrosse 1st X secured silverware at the National Schools Championships on Sunday 1st March, as they were crowned U19A Division 2 Champions following a dramatic day of play. The girls came back from 2-1 down at half-time in the final against The Queen’s School Chester to secure a 3-2 victory, rounding off a […]

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National Recognition for Hockey Girls

Marlborough College’s U16A girls secured a fourth place finish at the Investec Girls Schools Championship Finals this week. The team took on Queen’s Chester in the semi-final stage at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre on Wednesday 26th February. After going a goal down early on, Star Horlock levelled the game up before captain Tilly Mobley […]

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Marlborough win National Show Jumping Qualifiers

Marlborough team riders fought off stiff competition from 16 other teams to win the NSEA Show Jumping National Qualifiers Intermediate competition at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, with Olive Nicholls (MO Sh) also finishing first in the individual rankings in this class. All three team riders, Iris Nicholson (MM Sh) on Brockington Foxwhelp (8th individually), Jonah […]

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Shell OM Reading Competition

The annual Old Marlburian Reading Prize Competition took place on Tuesday 28th January, with Shell Form pupils reading the best of this year’s responses to the work of OM writers. The 16 finalists presented written pieces based on work by Bruce Chatwin (B2 1953-58), Lauren Child (B1 1982-84), Frank Gardner (LI 1974-79), John Betjeman (B2 […]

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Beginners and Intermediate Concert

Following on from the Music Festival bonanza on Sunday, the Beginners and Intermediate informal recital offered a pleasing sequel and allowed a few lucky parents to attend that couldn’t make the ‘main event’. This concert is all about emerging talent and they are popular occasions. A few gems emerge in the process and it also […]

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Olive excels at NSEA event

Congratulations to Olive Nicholls (MO Sh) who won a very competitive National Schools Equestrian Association Showjumping class at Bury Farm at the weekend. Olive, representing Marlborough on R Candy Girl, won the 90cm class, beating 75 other riders and winning by over eight seconds. Olive tipped a pole on R Candy Girl and her other […]

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Joutes Oratoires

Marlborough College welcomed six local schools for an afternoon of Joutes Oratoires – French debating – on Tuesday 4th February. Tackling issues such as globalisation, the role of royal princes and sport in schools, the pairs of debaters threw themselves into the task of persuading the judges that they were right. The prepared speeches were […]

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Pupils’ Evening Recital

In the second evening recital of the week, the main focus shifted to instrumentalists, although the concert did feature vocal soloists as well. Following on from the excellent Liederabend, proceedings moved from the Adderley to the Mem Hall which is a whole different experience for the listener. Intimacy was replaced by significant quantity in terms […]

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Oxbridge and Princeton Offers 2020

We are delighted to extend warm congratulations to ten exceptional pupils who have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge and to Helena Barton (MM) who has received an offer from Princeton. These elite academic institutions continue to attract the top performers from around the world and receive an average of five applications per […]

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Gallery: Schools Cup Progress

Marlborough College Under 15s continued their interest in the National Schools Cup Plate competition with a 12-10 win over Ryde School on Tuesday afternoon. Played on Polloi, it proved to be a competitive encounter Josh Umeh (C1 Re) and Ed Betts (C1 Re) both crossing the try-line. A conversion from Charles Brook (C2 Re) proved […]

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Sophie Smith’s ISFA Inclusion

Congratulations to Sophie Smith (DA L6) who has been included in the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Under 18 squad to face Scotland. The game will take place in Edinburgh on Sunday 2nd February and it will be Sophie’s second appearance for the ISFA U18 side following her cap against the English Colleges in December. […]

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Longden joins Team GB at 2020 Youth Olympics

The Youth Olympic Winter Games get underway in Lausanne today with Charlotte Longden (NC L6) a part of the Team GB squad. A talented sportswoman, Charlotte is a former national level swimmer and has also played hockey for Reading and netball for Wiltshire. She first represented the British Bobsleigh youth team in February 2019, finishing […]

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Wind Department Concert

For the last hurrah of the Michaelmas term, the considerable audience, who had braved a seasonably chilly night, were treated to another fine display of musical talent in the Memorial Hall. This was all the more remarkable given that of the 80 pupils involved, many had not only taken part in an orchestral concert a […]

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Library News Round-up: Michaelmas 2019

The Memorial Library Team review a packed Michaelmas term, which saw over 14,500 visits to the library and over 2,000 loans, plus a range of events and activities: Research Support Sessions Michaelmas term sees the start of a number of major research projects for students across the college, including the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), and […]

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Review: Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The major orchestral concert of the Michaelmas term was a colourful and spectacular occasion attended by a huge audience who clearly revelled in the experience.  There was much to savour. The performance began with a fusion of artistic content and style: Mr Meehan-Staines’ haunting composition Introduction for strings with a superimposed live reading of Tom […]

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Morris Win Girls’ House Basketball

Morris have been crowned this year’s Girls’ House Basketball champions after defeating Elmhurst in the final, held on Wednesday 4th December. The senior (Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth) competition ran over three evenings, featuring two pool-tournaments before a crossover play-offs and a final. Morris took on Mill Mead in the first semi-final, whilst Elmhurst confronted […]

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