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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History of Art Study Day

Over forty of the Lower-Sixth art historians enjoyed a study day in London on Wednesday 13th February under the bright early spring skies. An early departure maximised the opportunities of the day, and we were among the first visitors to the National Gallery when its doors opened. After a plenary session in front of Holbein’s […]

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Physics trip to Culham

On Tuesday 5th February, the Physics department had a rare opportunity to tour around and learn about the research undertaken at The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. The day began with a talk from one of the employees at Culham, where we learned about the past, present and future of Fusion technology. Fusion is the […]

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History of Art Study Day

A large party of Upper Sixth History of Art pupils travelled to London last week to see some key curricular works at the National Gallery and the British Museum. The main business for the morning session at the National Gallery was attending exhibitions on Mantegna and Bellini and Impressionist paintings on loan from the Courtauld […]

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Barclay leads UK Astronomy Olympiad team

Charles Barclay FRAS, Head of Astronomy at Marlborough College, has just returned from Beijing where he led the UK Astronomy Olympiad team.  The ten-day long 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) saw the team win two Silver medals and two Honourable Mentions. The competition was particularly tough (one five-hour theory paper, one five-hour Data-Analysis […]

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Review: English trip to Dublin

On the first weekend of half-term, a group of 13 keen English pupils were fortunate enough to glimpse the literary history and rich culture of the vivacious capital city of Ireland. We arrived in the midst of Dublin Theatre Festival so took advantage of this by witnessing two rather contrasting plays. The first was a […]

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Artists visit Ashmolean Museum

Lower Sixth artists spent a day exploring the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, on Tuesday 6th November. 33 pupils created observational sketches (a number of pupils creating very assiduous and detailed observed work) from a range of paintings and sculptures spanning over five centuries, from Michelangelo in the High Renaissance, to Bacon and Freud, “two masters of […]

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Sixth Form enjoy Chinese experience

The cohort of Sixth Form pupils learning Chinese have just returned from a fantastic two-week trip to China. We were hosted in week one by School no.8 in Beijing and by representatives of the World Leading Schools Association, who looked after us with great care, enthusiasm and generosity. Mornings sampling lessons were followed by afternoon […]

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HATA visit the Tower of London

On Sunday 4th November some members of the HATA (History And The Arts) Society were privileged to be able to spend a day at the Tower of London in the company of the Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces (a Marlborough parent). We were extremely generously treated: the climax of the day was to be among […]

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Half-term trip to Cuenca

The half-term Spanish trip saw 21 Hundred pupils enjoy a productive week exploring and learning in Cuenca, Spain. They had 16 hours of lessons in the target language, visited and explored the local area, did kayaking (some of them even happily falling in the chilly water!), visited a Science Museum, played sports with children from […]

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OA Expedition to Langtang Valley, Nepal

Having only just returned from our exciting expedition in Nepal, memories are still fresh.  The chanting of ‘Om mani padme hum, the Buddhism mantra, heard as we walked around both Swayambhu Stupa, or monkey temple as it is often referred to and again at Boudhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa’s in the world made […]

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Geographers take on Tenerife

During half-term, 12 Sixth Formers and four Geography teachers travelled to Tenerife for a five-day Geography field trip. The ascent of Mt Teide, the world’s third highest volcano measured from its sea floor base (7kms) gave all the team a sensational experience of a strato volcano in sunny weather above the cloud base. The impressive […]

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Gallery: Shell Form Trips

This year’s Shell Form trips were blessed with the most glorious sunny day, as all 16 Forms headed out of the College to destinations across southern England. Pupils travelled to Oxford to see the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and Natural History museums, along with the Bodleian Library before spending some time in Blackwells. Pupils in Bristol […]

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History of Art Study Day

Upper Sixth History of Art pupils visited the Holburne Museum in Bath on Sunday 16th September to see the last day of the exhibition ‘Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses.’ From Bath, the exhibition moves on to the Dutch Royal Picture Collection at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. It was a great chance […]

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