Review: MCCS – BBC Big Band

This past year has been a significant event in the life of the Memorial Hall and the Concert Series was thrilled to return to its regular home following the hall’s spectacular £6.5m refurbishment. Audiences are now greeted by a fresh, new, sophisticated and state of the art interior, which in the process of its renovation […]

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Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Bristol for Bobby

Around 30 members of Marlborough College staff will be running this Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon, raising money for Bobby’s Fund. Five-year old Bobby Cox died of a very aggressive Medulloblastoma, a brain tumour, just two weeks after he was diagnosed in 2014. Elmhurst Housemistress Harriet Cox, Bobby’s mother, said: “Once again I am […]

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Dancy House Opening Ceremony

Pictured (left to right): Lady Cayley (Deputy Head, Boarding), Louise Moelwyn-Hughes (Master), John Dancy (Master, 1961-72), Kay Kiggell (Dancy Housemistress) and Nicola Cutts (née Dancy). DANCY House was officially opened on Sunday 16th September, with former Master John Dancy returning to Marlborough as the guest of honour. The new £7.5m boarding house is named after John Dancy […]

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50 Years of Girls

More than 200 people returned to Marlborough College on Sunday 16th September for a wonderful celebration of 50 Years of Girls. OMs from all eras enjoyed a drinks reception and lunch before hearing John Dancy (Master 1961-72) talk about the background to admitting girls in 1968. Short speeches followed from President of the Marlburian Club, […]

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Modern Languages after Marlborough

Three Old Marlburians returned to Marlborough on Friday 14th September, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further, and all of whom have enjoyed memorable experiences and professional opportunities through their language skills. The evening of presentations to the current Upper School modern linguists began with an illustration of how useful and employable […]

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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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Week One: Sporting Reflections

The Michaelmas Term certainly got off to a superb start with the first round of matches. The atmosphere was buzzing as the boys from the XV warmed up and the U14 Girls A and B hockey whipped up a storm with some dominant wins. The Yearlings Rugby embarked upon a successful triangular and began to […]

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2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl

The 2018 Harold Radford Rose Bowl squash tournament was held at Marlborough College on Saturday 8th September, retained by Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) with his third consecutive victory. Current Marlborough pupils Theo Cadier (TU U6), Ben Spink (SU L6), Joshua Tate (LI Re), Jamie Porter (TU Hu) and George Oliver (B1 Hu) were all in action as they […]

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Blog: Southfields’ Sketches

Warmest Greetings to everyone in the Marlborough College community. This marks the first of my weekly reflections about our remarkable school, and my observations as I fulfil the roving remit role of ‘Journalist Chaplain’. I am so excited at the beginning of this new year, and from my visits around Campus I sense an absolute […]

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Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture

Speakers: Jim Leary, Elaine Jamieson The Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture will be held in the Ellis Theatre at Marlborough College at 8.00pm on Monday 10th September 2018. Entry to the lecture, titled ‘The Round Mounds project: From Medieval Mottes to Prehistoric Round Mounds’ is free. Late Neolithic round mounds, such as Silbury Hill near Avebury, are among the […]

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Academic Excellence

Marlborough’s (I)GCSE candidates have demonstrated the College’s academic strength by achieving the highest average point score as far back as our records extend. Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt reported: “Huge congratulations are due to our outgoing Hundred. 48% of entries were awarded A* (or A* equivalent) with 34% of candidates achieving the impressive milestone of […]

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Record Breaking Results

Marlborough College’s outgoing Upper Sixth are celebrating record breaking results, achieving the strongest A level, Pre-U and EPQ grades seen in recent years. The overwhelming majority of the year group progressed seamlessly to their first choice universities and colleges. Oxbridge and Harvard places were secured and unprecedented numbers of pupils accepted offers in leading international […]

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International call for Griffin

Congratulations to Archie Griffin (C3 L6) who has been included in the Wales squad for Friday’s opening match of the U18 International Series against hosts South Africa Schools. On Wednesday, the squad headed to Cape Town for a training session against Western Province U19s. “We’re trying to make the most of being out here,” head […]

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Tour Report: Lacrosse in the USA

The 2018 USA tour squad set out to the Big Apple with a fantastic itinerary ahead of us. Looking back, we realised that the people involved were what made this such a special trip. The squad came together well, overcoming varying age ranges, searing temperatures and a different style of Lacrosse play. Before the hard […]

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Vaughan Williams Festival 2018

Marlborough College’s Artistic Director Philip Dukes will be performing at the Vaughan Williams Festival over the August Bank Holiday in the Cotswold village of Down Ampney. Dukes, who has been with Marlborough College since 2008, is also Festival Director of what promises to be an enthralling four days of music making.“This year marks the 60th […]

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China Trip Review

15 Lower Sixth and Hundred pupils joined five adults on a breathtaking journey through Sichuan Province between July 1st and 12th. The journey began and ended in Chengdu, a dynamic and fast growing global mega city. Traditional Tang dynasty Du Fu Cottage and Gardens, Kuang-zhai Alley, Han dynasty Jinli town and the mesmerizing Sichuan opera […]

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Gallery: Skill-Up trip to Iceland

12 intrepid Hundred pupils joined three adults for an amazing Skill-Up trip to Iceland between Sunday 17th and Thursday 21st June 2018. The first day was a non-stop action tour which included the Gunnuhver hot steam outlets, the Krysuvik hot mud pools, the famous Strokkur Geysir, the majestic Gullfoss (waterfall) -Europe’s largest- and Thingvellir-site of […]

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