Natural History and Biology Society

The first talk of the year was given by Mr Iain Green, a wildlife photographer who has written two books about the tigers of Bandhavgard in India. Mr Green showed superb photographs of a family of tigers which he studied in the forest over a period of several years. Throughout the course of the lecture […]

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‘Making a Living Through Writing’

Andrew Brown (OM) visited the College in late November to discuss ‘Making a Living Through Writing’ . Andrew Brown is an established journalist for The Guardian, sometime writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s programme Analysis, and the author of several books on subjects as diverse as popular science and policing. To an audience of […]

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7th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics at Cardiff University and Chair of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project gave an inspiring lecture on the amazing Antikythera Mechanism to a large audience of pupils and Friends of the Marlborough telescope. The bronze mechanism, discovered over 100 years ago by divers in the Mediterranean, dates back some […]

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Ian Adam: “The Future Character of Global Conflict”

There is not much to look forward to in the next 20 years if you went to hear what Ian Adam (father of Libby NC) MoD had to say to the International society (Nov 17 2011). His talk outlined the Ministry of Defence’s Global Strategic Trends and Future predictions on the Character of Conflict. This report […]

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Lord Rosser Lecture

On Thursday 1st December, the Labour Peer Lord Rosser gave a talk in the Garnett room concerning the inner workings of the House of Lords. The talk was well attended and well received. It outlined the role of the House of Lords and how important and different it is, to the Commons. If the Lords […]

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International Society

Eamonn Gearon came to give a talk called: ‘Reflections on the Arab Spring, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and beyond’, at Marlborough College on Thursday, 6th November in the Garnett Room. His talk, supported by a colourful slideshow, provided us with a background to the revolutionary year, including scenes from ‘Midan Tahrir’ (Tahrir Square) in Egypt where […]

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The Louis MacNeice Colloquium

By the end of Saturday afternoon, rather than walking away with any definite answers, I found myself left with more uncertainty.  Although all of the speakers agreed upon the innovative nature and consequent importance of MacNeice’s poetry, I became conscious of an underlying dispute over what poetry and poetic genius actually are. In the final […]

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Dunford Lecture with Michael Atherton

‘An evening with Athers’ was the title of what turned out to be an intimate insight into the life of one of England’s finest cricket captains. Taking the form of an armchair conversation, anecdotes and humorous recollections formed the basis of the question and answer session as part of the annual Dunford lecture. Aimed not […]

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Lemn Sissay – Poetry Society, 22 September, 2011

Listen to interview with Lemn Sissay Awash with a boyish enthusiasm, Lemn Sissay bounded on to the stage in the Ellis Theatre, introducing himself in a booming tone, tinged with a Northern accent. Before long, he had vaulted the stairs and began ‘hi-fiving’ the audience, breaking down the ‘fourth wall’. Over supper he later informed […]

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Siegfried Sassoon and the Great War

Mr Dennis Silk’s visit to the college on Tuesday, 13th September provided an opportunity for pupils to experience a talk full of first hand experiences that Mr Silk shared with the renowned war poet Siegfried Sassoon (OM). This tribute to Sassoon was full of personal fondness as well as respect for such a talented poet, informing […]

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