Pupils’ Evening Recital

In the second evening recital of the week, the main focus shifted to instrumentalists, although the concert did feature vocal soloists as well. Following on from the excellent Liederabend, proceedings moved from the Adderley to the Mem Hall which is a whole different experience for the listener. Intimacy was replaced by significant quantity in terms […]

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Art School Life – Pupils’ Film

There is a huge breadth of artistic activity that takes place within the Art School buildings throughout each day and week. To convey ‘Art Life at Marlborough College’ we were commissioned and encouraged by Mr Parnham to plan, record, and edit a short film. Over the duration of the Michaelmas and start of the Lent […]

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Outreach returns to the home bank

As part of their ongoing outreach work, Lower Sixth and Hundred pupils returned to the banks of the River Kennet on Wednesday afternoon. Under the guidance of Mr Tilney, pupils coppiced willow and hazel downstream of Fox’s Bridge. The aim is to let more light onto the river to encourage more widespread habitat growth. The […]

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Recent prints from Wiltshire and Italy

The Mount House Gallery exhibition by Edward Twohig (Head of Art) – ‘Recent prints from Wiltshire and Italy’ – opens on Friday 31st January. Esther Lambert (SU U6) went along for a preview… Upholding Marlborough’s rich history of esteemed printmaker-teachers, such as Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Christopher Wyndham Hughes (1881-1961), Richard Shirley Smith (1935- ) and […]

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MCCS: Martin Roscoe

Martin Roscoe simply never disappoints with his virtuosity, musicality and well-conceived programming. The concert opened with the curious Fantasy in D minor by Mozart. The dulcet tones required in this mysterious work were immediately captured. Two well-loved impromptus by Schubert followed. The long lyrical phrases of no 3 in Gb major, D 899 soared over […]

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Life After Marlborough Talk

Andrew Stansbury (LI 2003-08) returned to Marlborough College on Wednesday 22nd January to pass on his experiences as part of the Upper Sixth Life After Marlborough programme. Andrew – a former Senior Prefect – now works for Urban Pursuit which is a Bristol-based non-profit organisation that aims to support children who are at risk of […]

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Chemists visit the University of Bristol

Lower Sixth chemists recently visited the University of Bristol on Friday 17th January, working on an undergraduate experiment- the dehydration of methylcyclohexanol. This visit of 44 pupils completes the annual three link points we have with the University as part of a shared outreach programme, in which some of the Hundred and all of our […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

The College’s third annual Parents’ Pastoral Conference took place on Sunday 19th January 2020, as 125 Lower School parents, plus staff from local prep schools and from the College, attended a day of presentations and discussion. The theme was a shared commitment to supporting teenagers as they grow through adolescence into resilient and confident young […]

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Oxbridge and Princeton Offers 2020

We are delighted to extend warm congratulations to ten exceptional pupils who have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge and to Helena Barton (MM) who has received an offer from Princeton. These elite academic institutions continue to attract the top performers from around the world and receive an average of five applications per […]

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Gallery: Schools Cup Progress

Marlborough College Under 15s continued their interest in the National Schools Cup Plate competition with a 12-10 win over Ryde School on Tuesday afternoon. Played on Polloi, it proved to be a competitive encounter Josh Umeh (C1 Re) and Ed Betts (C1 Re) both crossing the try-line. A conversion from Charles Brook (C2 Re) proved […]

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Pupils Assist ARK Conservation

Lower Sixth pupils joined Action for the River Kennet (ARK) volunteers recently in making faggots for future river restoration projects. As part of their ongoing outreach work, seven Lower Sixth pupils took to the woods near Mildenhall armed with saws and loppers. Together they sorted felled hazel into six-foot strips of lump wood and brushwood […]

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Mapping Architectural History

It was a great honour for the College to welcome Professor Anthony Gerbino to address the History of Art Society on Wednesday 15th January. Professor Gerbino is the Chair of the History of Art Department at the University of Manchester, an institution with long associations with Marlborough’s art historians. Professor Gerbino is renowned as a […]

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Alleyne’s New Appointment

Marlborough College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Alleyne to the newly-created role of Assistant Director of Sport. Alleyne, who has been the Cricket Professional here at Marlborough since 2016, will support Rebe Horton (Director of Sport) in managing and overseeing the sporting programme and implementing the vision for sport at the College. […]

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Marlborough Welcomes Charity Partners

The generosity of attendees at December’s Carol Services has helped the College donate over £8,000 to be shared between four charities. Four services were held in the early part of December with parents, pupils, staff and their guests attending. A fantastic figure of £8,451 was raised and as part of the College’s ongoing outreach work, […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference

Parents of pupils in the Lower School are warmly invited to join us for a series of presentations on pastoral issues relevant to parenting young teenagers at the Parents’ Pastoral Conference this Sunday 19th January. We have again invited three fantastic speakers, all acknowledged experts in their fields. The day includes lunch, and, at the […]

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Gallery: Sporting Weekend

It was a busy Saturday of sport across all Marlborough College teams with no less than 47 fixtures played on the opening weekend of the Lent term. There was an impressive start for netball, as the girls registered a clean sweep of wins in their 14 block fixtures against Cheltenham College. The boys’ hockey programme […]

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Printmaking in Perspective

On the afternoon of Tuesday 13th January 1920, the then Head of Art at Marlborough College, Christopher Hughes (1880-1961), met two artists emerging from the platform at Marlborough train station. Both had travelled down from London to deliver an evening ‘lantern slide lecture’ on ‘Printmaking from Rembrandt to Haden’ and spend the following day giving […]

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Sophie Smith’s ISFA Inclusion

Congratulations to Sophie Smith (DA L6) who has been included in the Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Under 18 squad to face Scotland. The game will take place in Edinburgh on Sunday 2nd February and it will be Sophie’s second appearance for the ISFA U18 side following her cap against the English Colleges in December. […]

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Farewell to George Johnson

The College Community gathered today to pay tribute to a key member of the College and Town, Mr George Johnson, who sadly passed away on Christmas Eve aged 93. George joined Marlborough College in 1953 as a painter and decorator and became Foreman of Estates, a post he held until the age of 65. He […]

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Blog: Practical Recovery Methods

Ahead of the opening weekend of Lent term sport at Marlborough College, James Davies (Head of Athletic Development) looks at ways in which the College works to assist pupils with their recovery. The Marlborough College lifestyle can be taxing for the majority of pupils, as they are exposed to a very high amount of physical […]

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Longden joins Team GB at 2020 Youth Olympics

The Youth Olympic Winter Games get underway in Lausanne today with Charlotte Longden (NC L6) a part of the Team GB squad. A talented sportswoman, Charlotte is a former national level swimmer and has also played hockey for Reading and netball for Wiltshire. She first represented the British Bobsleigh youth team in February 2019, finishing […]

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