Review & Gallery: Cabaret

It’s quite difficult to know where to start in writing this review, but let’s begin with a highly justified superlative. David Kenworthy’s brilliantly directed production of Cabaret was simply a joy to behold. Having resisted the temptation to emphasise the more seedy aspect of this musical (which is so often the case), Mr Kenworthy instead […]

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UK Linguistics Olympiad

The College once again took part in the UK Linguistics Olympiad this year. The competitors were thrown snatches of Welsh, Mongolian, Ndebele and Braille, among others. The requirement to identify the grammar, syntax and meaning of these unknown languages is a fiendish intellectual challenge, rewarding those who can see the patterns they contain and then […]

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History of Art Society: Jack West-Sherring

It was a great pleasure to welcome Jack West-Sherring to address the History of Art Society on Wednesday 20th March. Jack is an auctioneer at Spink’s of London, the world’s oldest auction house, where he works in the historical medals department. Jack’s purpose was twofold: to present a close reading of a beautiful silverpoint drawing […]

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Ceramics for Charity

Every year Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth pupils can opt to participate in Ceramics for charity. This is a specialist activity where pupils learn to throw pots on the potter’s wheel. The pottery is sold either to staff members in the Common Room or to parents at the end of term. The money raised goes […]

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British Physics Olympiad Results

This year 20 Lower Sixth Pupils sat the hard British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge paper. Pleasingly 12 gained medal certificates, including three Silver – Ben Place (C1), James Ruddell (C3) and Elizabeth Tan (CO), three Bronze class I and six Bronze class II. This is a great effort and bodes well for main Upper Sixth […]

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Medieval Discovery

In 2017, a group of Marlburians, led by Tony Roberts of Archeoscan, attempted without success to uncover the footings of the walls of the medieval castle which records show existed in the area now known as ‘The Wilderness’. Undaunted, a new team of pupil archaeological enthusiasts began work under the same expert supervision further south […]

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Review: Mathematics with Olivia Jeans

On the evening Thursday 14th March, International Pi Day, Olivia Jeans (MM 1996-2001) delivered a visually stunning mathematics talk to a lecture theatre buzzing with Further Mathematics A level pupils. She gave a perfectly pitched introduction to work which she is currently undertaking for her Phd at the Open University. Armed with an array of […]

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Ensembles & Orchestral Concert with Southbank Sinfonia

The annual visit from Southbank Sinfonia to the College is always a real treat, and this year was no exception. What an incredible experience the students receive when they have the opportunity to play side by side a professional orchestra for rehearsals, one-to-one tuition, and a concert. Opening with The Cat Suite & Another Cat, […]

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National Schools Lacrosse Championships

The 1st XII lacrosse team departed for Aldershot Garrison Sports Complex to compete against the top Lacrosse schools in the country at the National Schools Lacrosse Championships 2019 (NSCL 2019). A brief team meeting at the hotel was swiftly followed by an early night to prepare for the weekend ahead. The team were up early […]

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Junior Art Scholarship Day

Art scholarship candidates from 17 Prep Schools visited Marlborough College on Thursday 28th February. For their scholarship task these 22 Year 8 pupils drew on A1 sized paper, aspects of the interior inside the dining room, drawing room or hallway in the Master’s Lodge – no mean feat! And, while doing so, each were asked […]

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Forres Sandle Manor Visit

Over 30 pupils from Forres Sandle Manor visited the College for a multi sports morning on Friday 8th March. The pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 – experienced coaching in rackets, fives, squash, shooting and our own ‘MC Ball’! Thanks to our excellent sports coaches and the FSM staff for bringing the children. John […]

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Gallery & Video: Schools Cup

Marlborough’s excellent run in the Schools Cup came to an end with a spirited semi-final defeat against an excellent Whitgift side on Saturday 9th March. Will Cook, Arthur Hardwick and Luke Clarke all scored tries in a 57-15 reverse in front of a large crowd at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens. The result signalled […]

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TED Talks Competition

The TED Talks Competition, held between MCM and MCUK, sets both schools off on an internal competition to find the two best ten-minute lectures given by members of the Upper School. These are recorded and the four recordings are judged independently, with prizes being awarded to 1st place (£500), 2nd place (£250) and =3rd place […]

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World Book Day

Knives and forks at the ready – it’s World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, and here at Marlborough College that means it’s time for the delicious, international World Book Day buffet! The Library, in partnership with the Modern Languages department, are laying on a delicious spread of foods from around the world, including borscht, […]

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Coaching clinic at Cheam

Terry Gilmour, Head of Rugby at Marlborough College, called into Cheam School on Tuesday 26th February to run a rugby coaching clinic. The hour-long session featured a number of drills and games to help prepare the Cheam U13 boys – many of whom had just returned from a successful cricket tour in South Africa – […]

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Review: Half-term trip to Russia

During the Lent half-term 11 Marlburians who study Russian travelled to St Petersburg. Pupils spent their mornings studying the language and afternoons and evenings visiting sights and sampling the delights of the city. Highlights included watching the local ice hockey team CKA beat Yaroslavl Lokomotiv 3-1, watching Zenit St Petersburg beat Fenerbahçe (Turkey) 3-1; as […]

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Food for Thought: Dr Jamie Edwards

The College’s art historians were provided with real food for thought in a talk on Wednesday when Dr Jamie Edwards of the University of Birmingham presented a lecture on Flemish Still Life of the Sixteenth Century. Dr Edwards’s main subject was the so-called ‘mannerist inversion’ paintings of Pieter Aertsen, the Amsterdam painter long active in […]

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Review: Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Professor Emerita of Archaeology at the University of Cardiff, visited the College on Wednesday 27th February. She gave a fascinating talk to Latin GCSE pupils about Druids and Boudica’s rebellion, which they are studying for their set texts. She put the accounts of Caesar and Tacitus into the context of Roman imperial expansion, […]

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Impressive UKMT Challenge Results

A number of outstanding results have been recorded following the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Maths Challenge, sat in February. Congratulations to Charlie Wright (C2 Hu) who scored the highest in the school with 94. Congratulations as well to the top scorers in each year group, Allegra Hannan (NC Sh) with 88 and Natasha […]

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Gallery: Primary School Partnerships

We recently hosted some educational visits for primary school pupils from St. Mary’s (Marlborough), and our Partnership school, Swindon Academy. These fun activities form part of a broader Outreach Programme, and are just two examples of our increasing involvement with the local community. Harry Potter Day Two classes from St. Mary’s Marlborough visited the Hogwarts […]

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