Review: Art and Literature Festival Talk

To launch the Art and Literature Festival Mr Parnham’s talk entitled ‘The Call of the Wild Landscape’ introduced us to eminent and contemporary artists, many of whose captivating works were available to view at the accompanying Mount House Gallery exhibition ‘Interpreting the Landscape.’ The illustrated presentation began by discussing the esteemed British twentieth century painter […]

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Review: Art and Literature Festival Exhibition

As part of the Art and Literature Festival the Mount House Gallery opened its doors to a show called ‘Interpreting the Landscape’. Visitors viewed special works of art by seven artists dedicated to visualising their fascination with the landscape, together with many works kindly loaned by the Albert Irvin Estate, Belgrave St Ives, Advanced Graphics […]

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Drawing the Wild Landscape Workshop

Within the theme of ‘landscape’, I had the idea to present a workshop to help participants experience the benefits of being in nature whilst remaining in the art school. I proposed being guided through the outdoors in the mind’s eye while making marks on the paper without seeing, therefore without judging. Pupils and staff were […]

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Marlborough College offers to support local NHS

As soon as Marlborough College moved to an online teaching environment last week and pupils returned home, the College offered its medical facilities to the Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership via Dr Jenny Campbell. Dr Campbell said: “The College were in touch quickly offering any assistance. We agreed that the best way to help would […]

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12 Edward Twohig original prints acquired by the British Museum

The highly successful exhibition by Edward Twohig, our Head of Art, of his ‘Recent Prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ at the Mount House Gallery in Marlborough, has taken Edward’s relationship with the British Museum’s Prints & Drawings Department to an unprecedented place. Having been aware of Edward’s creativity and his involvement with the Royal Society […]

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Eight lectures, eight nights…

Following the move to a virtual school on Wednesday 18th March for the remainder of the Lent term, we are continuing to deliver intellectual stimulation until the end of term with a series of eight fascinating lectures over the course of eight evenings via the online conferencing platform Zoom. In the inaugural lecture was given […]

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Food Donated to Local Centres

Following Marlborough College’s move to an online learning environment earlier this week, surplus food was donated to local charities and care homes on Friday morning. The College regularly serves 3,500 meals per day, catering for pupils and staff, which meant a surplus of items including fresh fruit, salad, vegetables, bread, eggs and milk. These items […]

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Coronavirus Support Group

The Coronavirus Support Group has been set up to enable neighbours to come together and help each other during the coronavirus outbreak. The Coronavirus Support Group website includes six easy steps for people to set up their own local support group in their street or postcode area, and includes tools, tips, advice and templates. It […]

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Blog: The Importance of Training & Recovery

There are a variety of training modalities and the type of modality selected is completely dependent on the situation. Whether it’s for elite level athletes or young children, training will be moulded to fit around their needs and is dependent on the desired outcome. Focusing on young athletes the main emphases of training can be […]

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Postponed: Schools Cup Final

/// The Schools Cup Plate Final has been postponed ///   Marlborough College’s Junior Colts will face Rugby School in the England Rugby Schools Cup U15 Plate Final. The game was due to take place on Tuesday 17th March, but a new date will now be found following the postponement. The side came through a […]

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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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Local History Talk: Bronze Age Barrow

On Tuesday 3rd March, Marlborough was delighted to welcome Bruce Fox, Chairman of Ogbourne St. Andrew History Group and a former analytical chemist, together with his colleagues Roger Harris and John Samways. Bruce started by outlining the details of the project to investigate the barrow. Roger then spoke about the relevant local history of the […]

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MCCS Concert – Southbank Sinfonia

Marlborough College Concert Series – Saturday 8th March 2020 Southbank Sinfonia with soloists: Tasmin Little and Philip Dukes Returning once again for their annual visit to Marlborough College, and after an intense and joyous few days making music with the pupils at the College, Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by the celebrated Simon Over (on his birthday!) performed […]

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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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Congratulations to our Classicists

Marlborough College pupils won in every category which they entered at the annual Salisbury Classical Reading Competition, held on Tuesday 3rd March at St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury. Now in its 56th year, the competition involves the reading aloud of passages of Latin and Greek which pupils have prepared beforehand. Competing schools included Bryanston, Bishop Wordsworth’s, […]

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Review: Celebration of the Individual

Tom Phelps (B1 Hu) reviews last Saturday’s ‘Celebration of the Individual Concert’, held in memory of Jamiroquai co-founder Toby Grafftey-Smith (B3 1984-89). When I joined the school, contemporary music performance was not a common occurrence. People very rarely practiced ‘rock’ music. It brings me a great sense of pride to be able to say that […]

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Junior Colts secure National Final spot

The Junior Colts rugby team have won through to the National Schools Cup Plate Final, after a gritty 15-10 win at John Fisher School on Thursday afternoon. Marlborough made an excellent start to the game with Charlie Brook (C2 Re) influencing the encounter well with good tactical management, before kicking his side into a 3-0 […]

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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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