KCT Charity Presentation

Marlborough College has handed over a cheque for £2,100 Kennet Community Transport (KCT). A local charity, Kennet Community Transport (KCT) provide transport for members of the Marlborough Community. The Kennet Community bus brings the elderly to and from the Jubilee Centre on the High Street, so that they can enjoy a morning of company and […]

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Careers Speed Dating

The Careers ‘Hundreds’ Speed Dating Event’, just 24 hours prior to us making our A Level choices, was a great chance to speak to a variety of people about their careers. With the exception of one man (who worked in cyber security) all the visitors were Old Marlburians, and were in jobs as diverse as […]

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Visual Arts Week

Our pupils and visitors were treated to an energetic and highly immersive creative week at Marlborough College, combining workshops, talks and a new exhibition ‘Extraordinary Sketchbooks’ involving invited visiting artists. To open our inaugural Visual Arts Week, highly regarded printmaker and author, Jane Stobart RE, inspired guests, students and staff with an in-depth, illustrated talk […]

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Medawar Lecture Review

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on soft matter physics, and also her work in raising awareness […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

On Sunday 28th January we welcomed 125 parents from the Shell and Remove to the College to hear presentations, share ideas and experience, and talk with one another and with pastoral staff, in an inaugural Parents’ Pastoral Conference. In a packed Garnett Room, the Master, Jonathan Leigh, opened the conference with reflections on the challenges […]

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Marlborough College Concert Series: Craig Ogden

The fourth concert in the 2017/18 series was given by virtuoso guitarist, Craig Ogden. ‘Virtuoso’ is a big word, and often overused but in this case, entirely justified. The precision with which Ogden plays is electrifying – in fact if you factor into that the balance, voicing, intonation, rubato and consummate command of the instrument […]

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Marlborough at Sotheby’s

Held on Tuesday 12th December, the Sotheby’s Marlborough Art Exhibition and Private View was an outstanding success. 220 Marlburian guests raised £30,000 to support Marlborough based SpringBoard/RNCF Bursaries in two hours – what an achievement and heartfelt thanks to them all! The evening went with pizazz and all the sparkle of this festive season. Soho […]

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Review: Gyuto Monks of Tibet

The Gyuto Monks of Tibet mesmerised a nearly full Chapel on Tuesday 28th November. Refugees from their own country and on a UK tour, they are Visiting Royalty in their own right. Trained from the age of 5, they have memorised over 10,000 pages of chants, which they then offer in the form of a […]

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13th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Katherine Blundell FRAS OBE, Professor of Astrophysics and Research Fellow at St John’s College Oxford gave the 13th annual Blackett Science lecture on Tuesday 28th November (coincidently the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Pulsars by Jocelyn Bell Burnell who gave the 1st Blackett lecture). This talk on ‘Black Holes and spin-offs’ was attended […]

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Bristol: City of the Future

Ten outstanding Hundred Geographers and Mr Richards entertain our distinguished visiting speaker, James Durie, CEO Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, invited to speak to 240 GCSE Geographers on ‘Bristol: City of the Future’. Our pupils were fascinated by his vision for the future of this amazing city. The £31 billion economy is the best […]

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Review: CCF in San Diego

Over the first week of half-term, the Marlborough College CCF headed out to San Diego for a visit to some of the US Navy and Marine installations there. The trip was a huge success on all fronts: fun, informative and incredibly cool! Eight members of the U6 contingent as well as Mr. Moore, Mr. Bate, […]

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Review: Journey’s End

David Kenworthy’s haunting production of R.C Sherriff’s Journey’s End earned a central position in the College Armistice commemoration. An exceptionally committed group of boys had worked tirelessly throughout the term to transform themselves into an utterly credible company of front-line soldiers. For two hours we sat enthralled as the intensity and naturalism of these actors’ […]

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After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald

The Lower School play this term was Macdonald’s clever sequel to Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers. In this modern, humid Verona the Capulet and Montague feud stews in the Mediterranean heat, as those left behind by the couple’s tragic loss tussle with the consequences. Jane Darby’s riveting production was simmering with all the violence […]

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Review: After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald

The lower school play this term was Macdonald’s clever sequel to Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers. In this modern, humid Verona the Capulet and Montague feud stews in the Mediterranean heat, as those left behind by the couple’s tragic loss tussle with the consequences. Jane Darby’s riveting production was simmering with all the violence […]

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Time-Lapse: Whole School Photograph

The Marlborough College Whole School Photograph took place on Wednesday 27th September 2017. The photo, staged in front of C1, saw all pupils and members of Common Room line-up for what is a triennial event. Please click here to view a time-lapse video of the event.

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Pupil Achievements: Michaelmas Term

A list of pupil achievements from the Michaelmas Term will appear here. Further news can also be found on Twitter @MarlboroughCol September Congratulations to Simran Chowdhry (LI U6) on gaining a letter of commendation from Professor Arunachalam Ramanan at the Department of Chemistry of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, – one of India’s foremost Universities. Read the […]

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Blog: Youth Athletic Development

To add to the excitement of their first weeks at Marlborough College, the Shell year group have embarked on their athletic development pathway with the Strength and Conditioning team. This began with an induction to the outstanding facilities available for use by all, whereby safe handling of equipment was underlined. Following this, students took part […]

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Blog: Positive Play

Thursday 21st September As we are quickly progressing onto the third week of term and are about to play our block fixture against Cheltenham on Thursday 22nd September.  It feels like the right time to reflect on the past two weeks on behalf of the Senior XV plus an insight into my time at the […]

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Gallery: Celebratory School Walk

Over 1,000 pupils, parents, Old Marlburians and members of Common Room took part in the Celebratory School Walk on Sunday 17th September. The event was held to raise funds for ShelterBox, The Kipungani Schools Trust and the Marlborough College Bursary Appeal – with over £63,000 donated so far. For an extended gallery of images from […]

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Review: Stephen Hough (MCCS)

Marlborough College Concert Series promises to promote ‘world-class musicians at affordable prices’. The opening recital of the 2017/18 series provided just that: for just £20 (which included a complimentary glass of Mionetto Prosecco and a free programme) the sell-out capacity audience was treated to some extraordinary artistry from the eminent pianist Stephen Hough. The concert […]

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Sunday: Celebratory School Walk

Parents, pupils and OMs are taking part in a Celebratory School Walk today – Sunday 17th September 2017. The first Marlborough College Charity Walk took place in 1970 and arose from the initiative of a group of Sixth Form pupils. It is anticipated that around 1,000 people from the college will take part in this […]

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