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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Sir John Betjeman’s “Summoned by Bells”

Each pupil at the College is being given, as a present,  a copy of this special limited edition of Sir John Betjeman’s (B2 1920-25) famous poetical memoir “Summoned by Bells” by The Master, as they complete the Whole School Walk this Sunday.   Covering Betjeman’s time at Marlborough, these iconic poems have been published in […]

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Commemorative T-Shirts on sale

As part of Marlborough’s 175th Anniversary year, a limited edition run of commemorative T-shirts have been produced. Available in blue or white, the tees feature a complete list of anniversary events across 2017/18 and the 175 logo. Priced at £8.99 (in person) or £9.99 (online from Tuesday) with a selection of sizes available. The T-shirts […]

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Senior Chaplain Inducted

On Sunday 10th September in the Chapel of St.Michael and All Angels, The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Holtam inducted and licensed The Rev. Tim Novis as Senior Chaplain of the College.  The Choir, under the direction of Adam Staines, sang the anthem, ‘If you love Me’. In his sermon, the Bishop highlighted the central role played […]

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Exhibition: “Jazz” by Matisse

The Mount House Gallery from Friday 15th September – Sunday 1st October 2017 Opening: 7-9pm Friday 15th September Jazz is probably the most celebrated artists’ books in the history of 20th century Art. It is a folio of printed plates based on Matisse’s explorations of colour and shape, accompanied by his written musings.  It is a […]

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Review: Mound Trust Lecture

“The History of William Marshall,” was this year’s annual Mound Trust lecture, given by Mr Bryant, an ex-drama teacher at Marlborough College who is now a translator of Medieval literature, such as Chretian de Troyes, late Arthurian Romances and The History of William Marshall: the oldest surviving biography of a Medieval knight.   “Welcome to […]

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Blog: Strength and Conditioning

Welcome back from the Strength and Conditioning Team Blog at Marlborough College.  There have been a few changes to the department, with Ruth Taylor replacing Ben Pullen as Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. We wish Ben Pullen good luck as he begins his PHD at Cardiff Met University. Following a successful five-day pre-season training […]

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Tonight: Mound Trust Annual Lecture

The Master of Marlborough College and the Trustees of The Marlborough Mound Trust invite you to the Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture. Held in the Ellis Theatre on Monday 11th September 2017 (8pm), this year’s lecture will be Marlborough Castle and William Marshal – ‘the greatest knight who ever lived’ with the speaker Nigel Bryant. […]

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Chowdhry Excels

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. Having convinced Prof. Ramanan, who heads a crystal engineering group at the Institute, to take the unusual step of allowing a […]

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British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

The College observatory again played host to the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad team last weekend.  Training for the observational round, occurred over two days; based in Limebank, it included six hours of observing, testing and training under clear skies on the Monday night. Training for the theory rounds continues at Oxford University. The team […]

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Great USA Eclipse

Charles Barclay co-led an Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Tour to view the 21st August Total Solar Eclipse.  Having travelled 1,700 miles from Arizona through Utah to Wyoming, the group of 40 watched from a private ranch in Jackson Hole WY below the Teton mountains. There was 2 minutes and 19 seconds of Totality in a […]

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GCSE Success 2017

Huge congratulations to last year’s Hundred, who have received an excellent set of GCSE grades today. This has been the culmination of real commitment and dedication by our pupils and staff, resulting in almost 40% of entries being awarded A*, and 36 pupils gaining 8 or more A* grades. There are many individual success stories […]

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A level and Pre-U Success 2017

Once again, we pass on warmest congratulations to our leavers on a very strong set of examination results, which have gained for them entry into some of the top universities in the UK and around the world. One in six entries has been graded at A* (or its Pre-U equivalents, D1 and D2), and the […]

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