Great War Book

Edited, compiled and in part written and illustrated by historians David Du Croz and David Walsh, archivists Clare Russell and Gráinne Lenehan, and photographer Ian Leonard This limited edition legacy publication is now available and can be purchased via the College website – click here to order and for more details. These 100 stories with […]

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Portrait of Marlborough’s 17th Master

The portrait of the 17th Master, Jonathan Leigh, was recently unveiled on Prize Day and is now on display in Norwood Hall. This painting faces pupils and the Chapel. This portrait was painted by the renowned painter and engraver, Richard Shirley Smith, who was a former Head of Art at Marlborough College from 1966 to […]

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French Final for Yearlings Rugby

Yearlings Rugby players have just returned from an enjoyable three-day trip to France, where they finished runners up in an international rugby tournament hosted by Stade Français. Based in Paris, the tour party watched Castres win an entertaining Top 14 final against Montpellier on Saturday afternoon before their own chance to shine the following day. […]

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OM 175/50: New Contemporaries Art Exhibition

This fascinating collection of art from eight Old Marlburians, ranged from modern ceramic works, to detailed patterning and Indian ink studies. Each young artist has presented their most investigative and unique work from both university and recent exhibitions. A diverse variety of techniques were on show; Chloe Campbell (MO 2005-10) created beautiful paper cut works […]

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Review: The Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy

Rebecca Thomas and Owen Elton’s production of The Grimm Tales was a feast of storytelling magic framed in the familiar surroundings of a Shell dorm – albeit with rather more silk pyjamas than usual. The driving impulse of these stories as an essential part of growing up was very evident – and it wasn’t afraid […]

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Sermon: ‘Where are you staying?’

A sermon preached by the Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells at Marlborough College on the 175th Commemoration of its Foundation and on the 50th year since admitting women… 35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is […]

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Julia Schuster Solo Show: Full Circle Half Knowledge

Julia Schuster, Austrian inter-disciplinary ceramics artist and Royal College of Art Alumni, presents the solo exhibition Full Circle Half Knowledge.  Concluding her 2017-18 Artist Residency at Marlborough College, Julia examines life cycles, stages of learning, materiality and process through various media, ranging from ceramics to video and text-based work. The artist will show the influences which boarding school life and the surrounding Wiltshire […]

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School’s in for summer!

For an enriching week of learning experiences and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, sign-up for Marlborough College Summer School. From 8 July to 4 August 2018 Marlborough College Summer School will host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you wish to learn a new […]

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Orchestral & Ensembles Gala Concert

With the Saxophone Quartet providing a spirited introduction in the foyer of the Ellis Theatre, a capacity audience gathered for this summer’s Gala Concert, and what a feast of music was enjoyed!  Alongside beautiful playing, other impressive musical skills, including conducting and composing, added to a memorable celebration of style and musicianship from so many […]

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon raises £320,000

The 2018 Flight Centre Schools Triathlon has come to a close following a final event at Marlborough College, raising a total of £320,000 for charity. Marlborough College hosted the final in a series of four Flight Centre Schools Triathlon events at the weekend, with pupils raising more than £110,000 for charity. On Sunday 20th May, […]

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Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires

Ned Finney (CO Sh) looks back on the Junior Ski Trip to Les Ménuires. Very early on the morning on Sunday 25th March, we left London to go to Les Ménuires in the French Alps. On arrival at the ski resort, we were overwhelmed by the snow conditions, some of the best snow we had […]

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Vocal Masterclass

The annual Vocal Masterclass is always a special occasion. It’s special for lots of reasons: we welcome a distinguished vocalist, in this case Theresa Goble – Professor of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (and by the way, she was terrific from both a technical and an emotional perspective) – the […]

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Blog: Building Blocks of Success

Strength and conditioning (S & C) forms one of the integrating factors associated with Marlborough College’s core mission to produce versatile pupils who can succeed at anything they choose to do. However, S & C is a relatively vague term, causing some people to question why S & C would be beneficial to them. S […]

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Review: T. A. Cotterell

T. A. Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew came to speak at Marlborough on Friday 4th May about ‘Becoming an Author’; this was a fascinating insight into not only the process of writing, but also of the business of editing and marketing, and the reality of the modern publishing world. A far cry from the […]

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May Day Madrigals

A musician’s life is kept fresh by contrast, diversity and breadth of experience. That’s true of young musicians too and it seems particularly apt when considering Chamber Choir members who, in the last couple of weeks, have performed in the cavernous acoustic of St Paul’s Cathedral, an intense Confirmation Service in Chapel and (still fresh […]

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Peter Hall – Wasted Youth

ON Thursday 26th April the Remove attended a presentation by Peter Hall, from Wasted Youth. Peter spoke about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, but from a perspective that instantly caught the attention of the pupils. Firstly, he came from a very similar background to many of them: privately educated, a financially comfortable family, international […]

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International Achievements

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate the 22 Marlburians who have gained places at international universities this year. The buzz around the Norwood Hall the night we heard Virat Talwar (C2 U6) had been accepted into Harvard was palpable – a fabulous achievement. Indeed, there were a number of headline successes across the 2018 […]

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Chamber Orchestra Concert

A 5pm (free) concert on a Friday at the end of a busy week featuring Brandenburg 3, a world première and a guitar concerto by Vivaldi in a beautiful church with a lush acoustic – sounds perfect doesn’t it? Well, to put it simply, it was. Head of Strings, Hector Scott is developing something very […]

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Print REbels Exhibition and book launch

ON the evening of Tuesday 24th April at the Bankside Gallery next to Tate Modern in London, Marlburian Art Scholars and staff were amongst those who attended the opening of a landmark exhibition entitled “Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the Origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers” (known as RE). This exhibition celebrates the […]

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Choral Society Concert

A new era, a new dawn and certainly a bright one. Enter Adam Staines, Marlborough College’s new Choirmaster and therefore ex officio conductor of Choral Society. By watching him and indeed, listening to his direction of the postponed Lent choral concert in Chapel, the future of this long-standing tradition is in very good hands indeed. […]

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