Pupils attend Sustainability Conference

On Wednesday 12th February, members of the Eco Society attended the Marlburian Club Sustainability Conference in London, listening to a discussion from a panel of OMs whose work promotes more conscious corporate activity. Peps Haydn Taylor (NC U6) and Holly Smith (EL U6) were amongst those in attendance, providing the following review… Between the six […]

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GCSE Art Trip to the Oxford

Sixty GCSE pupils and four Art staff set off for Oxford early on Tuesday 4th February in preparation towards the GCSE examination titles, specifically to record first-hand their findings through observational drawings, photographs and notation. Our destination was the Natural History Museum as well as study man-made artefacts from varied cultures contained within the adjoining […]

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On Track for Success

The Music Technology department recently spent the day working in Resident Studios, a professional recording studio tucked away in Willesden, London with Producer Nick Trepka. The groups put down two tracks in the course of the day-long session; Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini and Ain’t Nobody Chaka Khan. The session also saw the students setting […]

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Chemists visit the University of Bristol

Lower Sixth chemists recently visited the University of Bristol on Friday 17th January, working on an undergraduate experiment- the dehydration of methylcyclohexanol. This visit of 44 pupils completes the annual three link points we have with the University as part of a shared outreach programme, in which some of the Hundred and all of our […]

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HATA – Michaelmas term review

The History Department and its main club HATA (History And The Arts) enjoyed an extremely busy Michaelmas term with a total of 17 trips and nine open seminar/lecture evenings, and various other events and classes. For a detailed review of the programme and for illustrations, please click here.

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Preview: Canada Cup Festival

This December, eight pupils will hit the slopes in Jasper, Canada to take part in the Canada Cup Festival. Originally set up by Harrow School ten years ago, this invitation only event sees eight British independent schools compete in two days of racing, giving all pupils the opportunity to improve their skiing through expert instruction. […]

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Upper School French Exchange

It was a pleasure to be back in Limours at the end of November, two years after our last visit to the Lycée Jules Verne. Narrowly avoiding strikers and gilets jaunes, 14 Sixth Formers were nonetheless treated to the experience of certain other staples of French heritage – the palace of Versailles, the charms of […]

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English Trip to Dublin

Jemima Stratton (MM U6) looks back in the English department half-term trip to Dublin… ‘Grey brick upon brick.’ Old Marlburian Louis MacNeice certainly got at least one thing right in his poem Dublin. I had been forewarned about Dublin’s ‘greyness’ but the reality was quite remarkable. At first glance the city’s grey canyons seemed drab […]

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Hundred Trip to Granada

From a rainy Marlborough, to travel to Granada in late October is to experience the exotic: fountains, Muslim architecture, palm trees and residents on café terraces sipping cool drinks in the afternoon sun. Each day began in the classroom, with plenty of conversation to rally Hundred pupils still tired from the first half of term. […]

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The Stingcurb Experience

Upper Sixth Chemists recently spent the morning at the University of Bristol, working in the undergraduate labs, on an extended organic synthesis preparation and analysis. Working in pairs, pupils were asked to prepare a sample of benzocaine, purify it, and run an infra-red spectrum of their product. They then compared their synthetic product with a […]

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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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CCF in California – Exercise Pond-Jump

Over the Michaelmas half-term, nine pupils were given the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a number of United States Military bases in the vicinity of San Diego, California. WO1 (RSM) Bate, Captain Finn and Captain Watts, kindly gave up a week of half-term, and many more hours organising the trip. We woke up […]

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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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