HATA Trip to Spain

Over half-term the History And The Arts Society (HATA) and the Upper School Scholars enjoyed a tremendous trip to Spain, on which pupils lectured on everything from Arab mathematics to 13th century battles to river systems to 19th century music, usually in places directly connected with the subject matter. We saw Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba and […]

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Upper-Sixth Study Trip to Rome

Thirty-two of the College’s Upper-Sixth History of Art students enjoyed six wonderful days in Italy this half-term touring sites of prime art historical and scholarly interest. The party was based in Rome but ventured out to Arezzo, Orvieto, Naples and Pompeii. That way, students had detailed exposure to the curricular material we study on the […]

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Gallery: Shell Form Trips

Despite the climate change demonstrations in central London which caused a number of last-minute cancellations and changes of plan, all 16 Forms enjoyed very successful days out at a wide number of destinations across southern England. In the single trip to London that was able to run, pupils visiting the Jewish Museum learned about the […]

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Physicists visit the Beecroft Building

On Thursday 26th September, nine members of the Upper Sixth along with an OM were invited to look around the new ‘Beecroft Building’ at the University of Oxford. Completed in 2018, this incredible building is part of one of the largest Physics departments in the world and was purpose built for theoretical and experimental research […]

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HATA Review of Poland Trip

See the link for an illustrated account, co-authored by pupils, of the recent HATA (History and the Arts) trip to Poland, run by the History Department. We had a wonderful time, rich in beauty, culture and history – as well as the contemplation of horror (we visited the World War II Jewish ghetto in Krakow […]

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Artists Visit Royal Academy & National Portrait Gallery

On Monday 24th June, 57 Remove artists experienced the vast and diffuse array of artwork on display in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Seeing such an impact on walls piled eight pictures high in some places was a test in “visual overload.” However, it was thrilling to see our pupils take this […]

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Skill-Up Incrementum Week

This week for our post-GCSE Skill-Up week, 40 Marlborough College pupils in the Hundred have been joined by 35 pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia as a part of the Marlborough College based Incrementum course. The MCM and MCUK pupils have been busy playing sports, building rafts, and getting to know one another. In addition to […]

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Rugby set for Stade Francais

Marlborough’s young rugby players are heading off to Paris this weekend to take part in the Stade Français Cup. There three-day trip will see the Yearlings squad take on a host of French sides in the impressive surroundings of the Stade Jean Bouin. Last year Marlborough, made it through to the final of the competition […]

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Art Historians in Oxfordshire

A total of 46 History of Art pupils travelled across the county boundary into Oxfordshire on Wednesday for a study day at the Ashmolean Museum and Blenheim Palace. The morning was spent in Britain’s oldest museum looking at exhibits in the Cast Room, and at all manner of artefacts from the ancient world to paintings […]

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History and the Arts – China Trip

Our excellent group has returned safely and is now doubtless digesting the thousands of things everyone’s learnt! We’ve encountered much: from Song landscape painting to Tang poetry (Du Fu and Li Bai); from Ming cosmic city planning to Qing flirtations with European Rococo style; from Mongol and Manchu raiders to opium wars; from pirlins to […]

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Scholars’ Trip to Bristol

Lower Sixth Scholars visited Bristol on Monday 6th May, taking part in a sort of ‘perambulatory conference’, and we walked several miles in the sunshine, making frequent stops. Each scholar gave a presentation on an aspect of the city: the programme involved as many academic subjects as possible. Therefore we had plenty of history and […]

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South Coast Fieldwork

38 pupils worked with six teachers and a technician over three days on the south coast between Sunday 5th and Tuesday 7th May on their A level projects. 21 pupils chose physical topics at Swanage and Studland. The impacts and effectiveness of the Swanage coastal management scheme were the key focus of study at Swanage; […]

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Gallery: Sri Lanka Nature & Spirit Trip

Pupils and beaks on the Nature and Spirit trip to Sri Lanka set off from Marlborough on Friday 29th March, and after the a direct flight to Colombo, a swift transfer took us to our hotel in Negombo. We unpacked and then relaxed on the beach and by the pool. Whilst in Negombo we were lucky […]

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Physics trip to CERN

Pupils and beaks spent part of the Easter break visiting CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.  The group departed from Gatwick on Tuesday 16th April, and travelling early to Geneva early meant that we had the whole day […]

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Pre-season in Portugal

The Junior Colts tennis squad jetted off to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy for five days of pre-season training under the beautiful blue skies of Portugal. It was a great success, with dynamic and useful sessions morning and afternoon under the guidance of their energetic coaching team. The pupils had a chance to improve […]

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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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Visit to Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

We travelled to Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, where the new centre is currently hosting 69 artworks selected for the prestigious national competition. We were met by Professor Anita Taylor, artist and also its Director, who introduced us to the touring exhibition, project spaces and training room, workspaces for artists and Studio Café. The exhibition […]

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South African Adventure

Marlborough College was delighted to play host to a touring golf and squash party from Bishops College, Cape Town. Our South African guests provided stiff competition over the course of the two days, playing an 18-hole match against our best golfers at Marlborough Golf Club and competing in a triangular squash fixture against the College […]

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Review: Half-term trip to Russia

During the Lent half-term 11 Marlburians who study Russian travelled to St Petersburg. Pupils spent their mornings studying the language and afternoons and evenings visiting sights and sampling the delights of the city. Highlights included watching the local ice hockey team CKA beat Yaroslavl Lokomotiv 3-1, watching Zenit St Petersburg beat Fenerbahçe (Turkey) 3-1; as […]

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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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Review: Chinese Exchange

On Tuesday 5th February, the College was delighted to welcome a party of three Chinese exchange pupils and accompanying staff for a ten-day visit. The pupils and teacher were from Hohhot No.2 School and Beijing No.8 School, both are associate schools of WLSA (World Leading School Association). They were accompanied by Araminta Corbett (DA Hu), […]

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