Review: Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills, a 470 class sailor with Olympic gold and silver medals, visited Marlborough on Sunday 15th April to speak to members of the College about her career journey so far and her commitment to becoming the most successful female sailor in the world. Hannah’s first Olympic experience took place in London in 2012 where […]

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Chapel Blog

As a College community, we don’t have the opportunity to mark the Christian festivals at the same time as churches throughout the world. However, as we are still in the Easter season, here follow some thoughts on the most important event in Christian (or human) history, the Resurrection of Christ. In a world where fake […]

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Life After Marlborough

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close on Wednesday 11th April with seven OMs coming back to give the Upper Sixth an insight into university life. Some very interesting points were raised, one of which was that there is an opportunity of studying in Ireland for almost a third of the price […]

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Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018

125 miles of kayaking, or canoeing, from Devizes to Westminster Bridge is a formidable challenge for senior and junior teams alike. All junior teams undertake the challenge over the four days of the Easter weekend. From fairly humble beginnings the popularity of this event for the Lower and Upper 6th has grown year on year […]

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Lent Term in the Memorial Library

The Memorial Library Team review a busy Lent Term, which included two major events, 14,721 pupil visits to the library and over 1,500 books loaned out. Harry Potter Book Night – Thursday 1st February Our second-ever Harry Potter Night was a huge success this year, with over 80 Potter-Heads coming along to enjoy our magical […]

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Review: Art & Photography Trip to Venice

For full five days at the beginning of the Easter holidays saw 16 Art and Photography pupils exploring aspects of the incomparable city of Venice. The treasures in Galleria d’Academia, Ca’d Oro, the Scuda San Rocco, Ca le’Rezzonico and the Peggie Guggenheim Museum were eagerly sought out and explored. Amongst churches; S.Zaccaria containing a Giovanni […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition

The theme of this year’s annual Art Scholars’ Exhibition was “175/50”; a reflection on the 175th anniversary of the opening of the College, as well as 50 years since girls first joined. The 21 members of the scholars’ group were asked to interpret the theme as they wish, with many focusing on personal insights and […]

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Review: Jazz Evening

One of the more informal occasions of the musical year is the highly popular Jazz Evening. After a whirlwind (quite literally with our friend ‘the beast from the east’) Lent Term of musical events, this is a chance for parents, staff and pupils to enjoy a convivial evening and relax, to the tune of some […]

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Review: Deus Dat Incrementum

The Ellis Theatre was home to a fascinating new project this term – Jane Darby’s production of Deus Dat Incrementum. This original work was created to celebrate fifty years of girls at Marlborough College and was inspired by the BBC Points West feature that aired in 1968. The work was a brilliant fusion of verbatim […]

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Review: Deus Dat Incrementum

The Ellis Theatre was home to a fascinating new project this term – Jane Darby’s production of Deus Dat Incrementum. This original work was created to celebrate fifty years of girls at Marlborough College and was inspired by the BBC Points West feature that aired in 1968. The work was a brilliant fusion of verbatim […]

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French Exchange

It was a pleasure to welcome our partner school in France to Marlborough. The pupils of the Lycée Jules Verne donned school uniform for the first time ever, and sampled all aspects of Marlborough life; lessons, chapel, the observatory, Fives, boarding house breakfasts, the play, the Mount House – their week was a busy one, […]

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Junior History Medley

The Fifth Medley of Marlborough Historians took place on Wednesday 28th February. Nine speakers from the Shell, Remove and Hundred spoke on a variety of topics ranging from the Arab/Israeli conflict, to the Origins of Writing, to Druids. All speakers delivered fascinating and well-researched presentations to an appreciative audience.

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ISI Inspection Report 2018

Marlborough College achieved the top level of ‘Excellent’ in both categories awarded by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, following their recent inspection, in February 2018. These examine the outcomes for pupils at the College in terms of their academic and other achievements, and also their personal development. In addition, all eight areas of provision and care […]

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The Girlness Project

On Sunday 4th February, Pippa Richardson, Yoga Teacher & Founder of ‘the girlness project’ visited Morris House at Marlborough College to lead a workshop on ‘Creating Happy Habits: Journaling, Gratitude & Self-Compassion’. The workshop asked the questions ‘what is happiness?’ and ‘why is it important?’. We uncovered habits that don’t serve our happiness or wellbeing […]

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Barbados Netball Tour Review

On Wednesday 7th February 2018 the Netball touring squad flew out of Gatwick and began their ten-day tour of Barbados. The island immediately captured the hearts of the Marlborough team who enjoyed their immersion into Caribbean culture. With the nearby netball court within walking distance of the hotel, the girls had much opportunity to train […]

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KCT Charity Presentation

Marlborough College has handed over a cheque for £2,100 Kennet Community Transport (KCT). A local charity, Kennet Community Transport (KCT) provide transport for members of the Marlborough Community. The Kennet Community bus brings the elderly to and from the Jubilee Centre on the High Street, so that they can enjoy a morning of company and […]

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Careers Speed Dating

The Careers ‘Hundreds’ Speed Dating Event’, just 24 hours prior to us making our A Level choices, was a great chance to speak to a variety of people about their careers. With the exception of one man (who worked in cyber security) all the visitors were Old Marlburians, and were in jobs as diverse as […]

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Visual Arts Week

Our pupils and visitors were treated to an energetic and highly immersive creative week at Marlborough College, combining workshops, talks and a new exhibition ‘Extraordinary Sketchbooks’ involving invited visiting artists. To open our inaugural Visual Arts Week, highly regarded printmaker and author, Jane Stobart RE, inspired guests, students and staff with an in-depth, illustrated talk […]

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Medawar Lecture Review

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on soft matter physics, and also her work in raising awareness […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

On Sunday 28th January we welcomed 125 parents from the Shell and Remove to the College to hear presentations, share ideas and experience, and talk with one another and with pastoral staff, in an inaugural Parents’ Pastoral Conference. In a packed Garnett Room, the Master, Jonathan Leigh, opened the conference with reflections on the challenges […]

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Marlborough College Concert Series: Craig Ogden

The fourth concert in the 2017/18 series was given by virtuoso guitarist, Craig Ogden. ‘Virtuoso’ is a big word, and often overused but in this case, entirely justified. The precision with which Ogden plays is electrifying – in fact if you factor into that the balance, voicing, intonation, rubato and consummate command of the instrument […]

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