Cricket Pre-Season

With Easter falling very late this year, a squad of 14 cricketers will be back for pre-season training on Thursday 18th April and Friday 19th April. There are two matches scheduled: a T20 v Wiltshire U17s on the Thursday afternoon; and then an 11.30am start against the Free Foresters on the Friday. The boys will […]

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Pre-season in Portugal

The Junior Colts tennis squad jetted off to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy for five days of pre-season training under the beautiful blue skies of Portugal. It was a great success, with dynamic and useful sessions morning and afternoon under the guidance of their energetic coaching team. The pupils had a chance to improve […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

After a marvellous term of accomplishments and discoveries, the College is now on Easter break. Last Sunday, Mr. Robert Black from the U.K. Defence Academy in Shrivenham offered an amazing and informative and insightful and somewhat harrowing talk in the Memorial Hall about the future of Cyber Warfare. Pupils offered my old friend from Ridley […]

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Review: Rock and Pop Concert

After the success of the musical, Cabaret, and the uplifting performance in Chapel of Elijah there was still one more musical treat in store for the Lent term, and what a fabulous evening it was. The inaugural Rock and Pop Concert was held on the last night of term – a more informal and relaxed […]

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Video: Devizes to Westminster Preview

Russ Tong, Head of Outdoor Activities, looks ahead to this year’s Devizes to Westminster international canoe race. Pupils have been training hard for this year’s race, which takes place over the Easter weekend. The race starts in Devizes, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has […]

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Engineering Education Scheme

This year, nine Lower Sixth engineers are taking part in the Engineering Education Scheme. The scheme is a long established and well-recognised programme that partners pupils with engineers to solve real world problems. Over the course of the project, pupils are encouraged to show enterprise, creativity and innovation whilst gaining extensive experience of problem-solving, team-working […]

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Lent Term – Academic Roundup

Pictured: Remove Germanists welcome German pupils from our partner school Gute Änger Realschule Freising near Munich Last Wednesday, Marrium Khan from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, visited College to speak to a number of our Sixth Form. It was an excellent talk, full of the intricacies of UCAS application, personal statements, and so on. However, the […]

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Art Foundation & Degree Course Successes

One of the highlights during our busy Lent term is celebrating the many achievements by our Upper Sixth Art pupils, whose hard work has been rewarded by gaining commendable Art degree and Foundation course offers. In the Art School, our pupils are provided with mock interviews, personal statement and portfolio preparation tutorials. Workshops concentrating on […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition ‘Identity’

On Friday 8th March, the 2019 scholars’ exhibition was opened by Miss Baker, Head of Art at Ludgrove School and former art teacher to two of our scholars, Edward Bentley and Rapha de Segunda. Tasked by Artist in Residence Siobhan Humston and Head of Art Mr Twohig to make a piece of art within the […]

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German trip to Munich

There was a unique German department trip to Munich in February. Two Upper Sixth pupils were joined by all three German teachers to be fully immersed in the German language and culture. The accommodation was a flat in the middle of the listed ‘Borstei’ estate, an excellent position from which to start our daily trips […]

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Visit to Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

We travelled to Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, where the new centre is currently hosting 69 artworks selected for the prestigious national competition. We were met by Professor Anita Taylor, artist and also its Director, who introduced us to the touring exhibition, project spaces and training room, workspaces for artists and Studio Café. The exhibition […]

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Choral Society Concert – Elijah

Mendelssohn’s Elijah remains a musical tour de force – no question. Imagine the impact it must have made on the Birmingham public back in 1846 on its première in the exquisite Town Hall, with the composer himself directing proceedings. One hundred and seventy three years later, it still sounds fresh and uplifting, and in no […]

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Reading Spots Project

Marlborough College have held two book drives, collecting 35,000 books to be sent to various Reading Spots projects in Ghana and have donated in excess of £1,000. Claudia Vyvyan (MO U6) became the pupil representative for Reading Spots at Marlborough in the Summer Term of her Lower Sixth after completing the course, as she explains: […]

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Lower Sixth Careers Fair

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair was definitely an insightful opportunity for us to begin considering various career paths, and it gave us the freedom of selecting from a broad range of fields that we may choose to pursue. Fourteen Old Marlburians and parents very kindly came to discuss their personal experiences in their careers. They […]

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Gallery: Invitational Lacrosse Tournament

Marlborough College played host to an annual Invitational Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday 23rd March, featuring 28 teams from eight schools in a round-robin style end of season tournament. In comparison to last year (where the beast from the east cancelled the tournament!) we were very fortunate enough to have fantastic weather with some high level […]

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South African Adventure

Marlborough College was delighted to play host to a touring golf and squash party from Bishops College, Cape Town. Our South African guests provided stiff competition over the course of the two days, playing an 18-hole match against our best golfers at Marlborough Golf Club and competing in a triangular squash fixture against the College […]

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52 pupils complete Extended Projects

After two terms of very hard work, 50 Lower Sixth and two Upper Sixth pupils have completed Extended Projects; 39 dissertations, three investigations, three performances and seven artefacts. Topics ranged, for example, from an original piano trio composition, to a dress made of recycled material, to a cartoon film on ‘flat Earth’, to an investigation […]

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Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools 7s

Marlborough College are in action at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools 7s this week. U18: Click here for Group E fixtures & results The tournament began on Tuesday with the U18 side opening Group E with a 57-0 win over Wycliffe College. This was followed by a 19-7 defeat to eventual table-toppers Eastbourne College […]

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The Memorial Library – Lent Term Review

It’s been another fantastically busy term in the Memorial Library: we’ve had over 11,000 visits, and loaned 1,481 resources so far. We’ve been a quiet revision space for the Upper Sixth mock exams, we’ve helped with last-minute referencing enquiries for Personal Investigations, and we’ve handed out Easter Eggs galore to our World Book Day quiz […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

‘Imagination is funny, it makes a cloudy day sunny.’ (Johnny Burke, 1940) For ‘Sketches’ this week, I thought I’d share the text of my homily for the Chapel services in this upcoming last few days of the Lent Term. Special thanks to my dear friend and colleague The Rev. Dr. Colin Heber-Percy, whose Lenten Address […]

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Holland & Holland Shooting Championship

At the School Notices Holland & Holland Shooting Championship on Thursday 21st March, the College A-team (Oscar Stratton (C3 U6), Sam Henriques (SU L6), Tom Williams (BH L6) and Sophie Herrmann (DA Sh)) finished second to Strathallan – a team currently on tour in the South-East and shooting everyday!   This is a new competition, despite […]

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