Review: Pupils’ Evening Recital

This event, hosted by the Music Department, gives pupils the vehicle in which to perform pieces they are currently working on in a more formal environment, set in the wonderful acoustic of the Memorial Hall. Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the evening with a bright and lively performance of Flor Peeters’ Sonata for trumpet, 1st […]

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NSPCC Number Day

Despite adverse weather conditions, we had nearly 600 pupils involved in the national NSPCC Number Day on Friday 1st February.  We haven’t taken part in NSPCC Number Day for a number of years and the Maths Department decided to bring it back again this year. Pupils were organised into their respective houses and they competed […]

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Review: Dr Luke Skrebowski

Some of the College’s art historians enjoyed an important lecture on Wednesday evening given by Dr Luke Skrebowski from the University of Manchester’s Department of Art History. Dr Skrebowski’s theme was Pop Art and Modernism, and he took as his focus the giant panel painting “F-111” by the American artist James Rosenquist. With admirable analytical […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

A beautiful blanket of snow has covered the campus and it makes a cheerful sight. At least we’re not at the heart of the Polar Vortex being experienced in North America. The following overview of the last couple of weeks emphasises the vitality of ‘all-things-Chapel’ in the life of the school. Last week the mid-week […]

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Review: Liederabend

The wonderfully appropriate setting of the Adderley (architecturally inspiring and acoustically supportive) played host on Tuesday night to the annual soirée of “art song” – a collaboration between the Modern Languages and Music Departments – otherwise known as the “Liederabend”. The venerable soprano Lotte Lehmann gave the following advice to singers on the subject of […]

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Netballers Go National

Exeat weekend saw 28 girls travel to the Sir David English Centre, Bournemouth, to compete as Wiltshire County Champions in the Regional round of the England Netball National Schools competition. There was some superb netball played, some tough oppositions faced and lots of positives to take into the remainder of the season. Having three teams […]

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Review: Martin Beek – The Light of Things

2019 began with seasonal compositions on display between the Saturday 12th and Friday 25th January in the Mount House Gallery. Paintings, drawings and digital art, some created on location from the grounds of Marlborough College, adorn the walls. Colourful, abstract and vibrant are words, I believe, that best sum up the work of the artist, […]

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Summer School 2019

For an enriching week of learning experiences and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, sign-up for Marlborough College Summer School. From 14 July to 10 August 2019, Marlborough College Summer School will once again host an amazing array of more than 500 courses suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. Whether you wish to learn […]

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Riders record NSEA success

It was a successful weekend for Marlborough College riders at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association competition, held at West Wilts on Saturday 26th January. Flora Birkmyre (IH Re), Celia Chancellor (EL Re), Alexandra Horne (MO Sh) and Rose Olver (EL Hu) competed together as a team in the 1m Hickstead Elite Show Jumping Qualifier, all […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

The College’s second Parents’ Pastoral Conference took place on Sunday 20th January 2019, as 125 parents attended a day of presentations and discussion. The theme was a shared commitment to supporting teenagers as they grew through adolescence into resilient and confident young people. After a welcome from the Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Lady Cayley spoke about […]

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Weekly Reflections: Week Two

After ten days of sporting successes, we entered the second weekend of full fixtures with enthusiasm running high. It was certainly a weekend of high-octane sport, with some hard-fought victories and losses, but most importantly huge levels of commitment, resilience and effort from the Marlburians proudly sporting their blue and white strips. The boys took […]

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Marlburians celebrate Oxbridge Offers

We warmly congratulate the 15 Marlburians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities; the pupils, listed below, should be truly proud of their achievements. Their success is the culmination of commitment, focus and hard work and will, no doubt, inspire those in younger year-groups to be academically purposeful and ambitious. Our applicants […]

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Review: AS IF Comedy Collective

The new year is often an abstemious time for many of us, not least the Remove. Once they have committed to their own version of ‘dry January’ – abstaining from Haribo, fizzy drinks and discos – they can find themselves at something of a loss on a Saturday night.   Fortunately, the AS IF Comedy Collective were booked […]

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Cross Country Qualification

Marlborough College athletes had great success at Wiltshire Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 19th January in Chippenham. As a result, nearly all have qualified for the SW Cross Country Championships in Bath in early February. Inter Girls: Molly Jones (MM Re) 4th and Tilly Norman (MM Re) 12th. Junior Girls: Kitty Marvin (NC Sh) […]

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Review: Marlborough College Concert Series

Marlborough College Concert Series – Sunday 20 January 2019 Jennifer Pike (violin) with Jeremy Pike (piano) In 2002, I was privileged to be a member of the jury on BBC Young Musician of the Year when we awarded the coveted first prize to the 12-year-old violinist Jennifer Pike. I remember thinking at the time that, […]

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History of Art Study Day

A large party of Upper Sixth History of Art pupils travelled to London last week to see some key curricular works at the National Gallery and the British Museum. The main business for the morning session at the National Gallery was attending exhibitions on Mantegna and Bellini and Impressionist paintings on loan from the Courtauld […]

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PSHE Talk Review: Emma Cole

Positive Voice for HIV – Emma Cole, Thursday 17th January 2019 Since coming out as a HIV positive woman in 1991, Emma Cole has told her story to thousands of young people. Last week the Marlborough College Upper School were told Emma’s inspiring and truly admirable HIV tale. Remarkably, Emma has turned her life as an […]

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Sporting Reflections: History Makers

What a week it has been for Marlborough College sport… On Wednesday the rugby XV progressed through to the semi-finals of the National Schools Cup before the girls’ hockey made history by qualifying for the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. Before we cover these two […]

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Girls’ Hockey enjoy National Success

The Girls’ Hockey XI have made College history by securing a place in the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. They were 2-1 winners in an outstanding game of hockey at Malvern College on Thursday afternoon, with two goals from India Shakespeare. Master in Charge of […]

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XV Reach National Semi-Final

Marlborough College have reached the last four of the National Schools Cup after a thrilling 19-10 win at Seaford on Wednesday afternoon. The win means the XV will now face Whitgift School in the semi-final, which will be played at Saracens’ Allianz Park stadium on Saturday 9th March. Kick-off is 5pm and general entry tickets […]

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