End of Year Showcase Concert

At the end of an enthralling year of music making, we were treated to one last hurrah in the form of the popular End of Year Showcase Concert. Performed to a large and enthusiastic Memorial Hall audience, a truly inclusive event featured both music scholars and non-music scholars alike in a high-class gig, allowing all […]

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Video: Art Scholars’ Creativity

Dr Roberts and pupil video enthusiasts, with music by Mr Adam Staines, have created a compelling vignette of work by current Art scholars. This shows scholars speaking about their work created for the Art Scholars’ Exhibition in the Mount House based on the theme of “identity” and what this title means. Well worth two minutes […]

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Summer Term Library Review

Summer is our shortest term, but we’ve certainly packed in a lot of events and activities: we’ve had over 14,500 visits to the Library and over 1,700 loans. We’ve launched our new ‘Ideas Space’: a collaborative working area featuring Marlborough College’s biggest whiteboard, and it certainly proved extremely popular during the exam period! We’ve offered […]

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Artist-in-Residence Interview

Peps Haydn Taylor (NC L6) sits down with Artist-in-Residence, Siobhán Humston, top discuss her latest exhibition, Akin Uncountable… *********************************** Walking into Siobhán Humston’s studio space is like walking into a tiny private forest – every surface is adorned with poppy seed heads or pots of dried yellow mulberries, twigs with interesting lichen or reused containers […]

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Richard Shirley Smith Exhibition

Mount House Gallery, Friday 13th September 6.30 to 8.30pm “A Retrospective of Paintings, Drawings and Engravings by Richard Shirley Smith” will be our first exhibition in the new school year. It promises to be a not to be missed show. Richard Shirley Smith was Head of Art at the College between 1966 and 1970. Works […]

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Gallery: Cricket XI v Rugby

Play continued in sun-soaked conditions at Marlborough on Day 2 of the annual match against Rugby School. With Rugby 153/7 off 47.2 overs at the close (Del Mar 3/32, Mace 3/49) – the match was drawn. Our thanks to Rugby for a competitive match and their company over the past two days, this historic rivalry […]

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Artists Visit Royal Academy & National Portrait Gallery

On Monday 24th June, 57 Remove artists experienced the vast and diffuse array of artwork on display in this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Seeing such an impact on walls piled eight pictures high in some places was a test in “visual overload.” However, it was thrilling to see our pupils take this […]

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Review: Beginners and Intermediate Concert

During the Lent term we decided to pilot a new initiative entitled ‘Beginners and Intermediate Concert’. We had no idea what the response or uptake might be, but suffice to say that such was the interest, we had to spread the concert over two evening performances! No surprise, then, that this will now become a […]

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Skill-Up Incrementum Week

This week for our post-GCSE Skill-Up week, 40 Marlborough College pupils in the Hundred have been joined by 35 pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia as a part of the Marlborough College based Incrementum course. The MCM and MCUK pupils have been busy playing sports, building rafts, and getting to know one another. In addition to […]

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Portrait Sculpting Course

I’ve been very fortunate to join eight people of all walks of life on a Luke Shepherd sculpting course near Ashburton, Devon. Luke works in clay and has done many commissions over his 30-year career. His clay portraits are usually cast in bronze when completed. This four-day sculpting course is designed to teach students to […]

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Pupils’ Evening Recital

At the end of a very busy Summer term, it was such a treat to hear some of the College’s pupils give a recital of the highest standard. In the newly refurbished Memorial Hall with a beautifully intimate feel to the evening, Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the concert with an arresting and bold rendition […]

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Video: Wiltshire Police Dogs Training

On Thursday 20th June, the College welcomed Police Dog teams from Wiltshire Police Dog Section, for training of specialist search dogs and their handlers. This is in response to an appeal from the police for ‘live’ environments in which the dogs can be put through their paces, developing skills of searching for contraband including firearms, […]

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Higher Education and Gap Year Fair

Alessandra Pidgeon (LI L6) looks back at the Higher Education and Gap Year Fair, held on Monday 10th June. What stood out for me overall was the enthusiastic and friendly attitude of all the university and gap year representatives. Each stall captured my attention and everyone was happy to answer any questions, no matter how […]

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Gallery: Remove Artwork

Last week 62 pupils sat the 2.5 hour Remove Art Exam – and their work can be viewed below in an online picture gallery. The task was to create a sustained quality drawing based on current project work, under exam conditions. From climate change to memonto-mori via natural form, pupils observed and explored their subject […]

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Welchman Prize Winner

The Final of the second Annual Welchman Prize has been won by James Ruddell (C3 L6). The competition is entered by all pupils studying Further Mathematics A level in the Lower Sixth and each has to submit an extended article and give a presentation on its contents. James responded to the stimulus ‘Explore an interesting […]

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Rugby set for Stade Francais

Marlborough’s young rugby players are heading off to Paris this weekend to take part in the Stade Français Cup. There three-day trip will see the Yearlings squad take on a host of French sides in the impressive surroundings of the Stade Jean Bouin. Last year Marlborough, made it through to the final of the competition […]

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Gallery: A Level Fine Art

The latest exhibition in the Art School is a selected cross-section of coursework and examination projects by our current Upper Sixth artists. This display is to be moderated by external examiners. The images below speak for themselves in terms of pursuit, refinement, scale, ambition, links to artists to inform understanding, experimenting with various styles and […]

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Ray Ward at Royal Academy of Arts

From 12,000 entries, shortlisted to 2,392 and then funnelled down to 700, Ray Ward’s acrylic painting, About To Get Up Again (painted on card, 840 x 590 mm, pictured below) was selected by the committee of the Royal Academy for display in the 251st Summer Exhibition. This is no small feat, in-fact it is a […]

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Etchings by Christopher Hughes

There are two etchings of C House and A House with Chapel on display on the Art School walls that are dignified, low-key, technically accomplished and compellingly beautiful the more one takes the time to view both. Their author is Christopher Wyndham Hughes who taught and lead art at Marlborough when the department was housed […]

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Gallery: Babcock Athletics

The first of two afternoon’s of mass house participation athletics took place on Wednesday 5th June in the annual “Babcock” competition, competed by all of the Remove. The atmosphere was as supportive and energetic as ever and we look forward to the conclusive afternoon of events in two weeks on Wednesday 19th June. Marcus Sharrad […]

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Gallery: GCSE Art Moderation

This year’s GCSE Art Moderation took place in the Ceramics studio as two moderators examined this year’s Hundred coursework and examination projects, along with our internal marks which were released to pupils earlier in May. Display boards, as seen in the images below, were filled with work by pupils celebrating the examined assessment objectives as […]

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