Blog: Importance of the Warm-Up

The warm-up plays an important role in preparing athletes for training or competition as Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Davies, explains… It can not only improve performance but massively reduce the risk of injury along with playing a key role in athletic development. The warm-up is broken down into four stages with each stage […]

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Marlborough win the Silk Cup

Marlborough College and Radley College competed for the Silk Cup on Saturday afternoon, a trophy named in honour of Dennis Silk. Presented by The Marlburian Club, the Silk Cup is in honour of DRW Silk who was both the coach of the all-conquering Marlborough XV of 1963 and subsequently Warden of Radley from 1968-1991. Radley […]

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Review: Dr Victoria Blackmore

Recreating the Big Bang: Accelerators for High Energy Physics – Dr Victoria Blackmore, Imperial College, London In her talk on Tuesday 8th November, Dr Blackmore covered a variety of very interesting topics regarding her field of research: accelerator physics. These included a fascinating introduction to sub-atomic particles like photons, muons and neutrinos and their properties […]

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Video: Form Soldier Commemoration

Marlborough College lost 749 pupils and staff in the Great War and as part of the World War One Centenary Commemoration, each year of the Shell has been allocated a soldier as part of Form. They spend time researching the life of their soldier, including how and where they fell, culminating in the planting of […]

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Armistice Day

On Armistice Day, the College community was able to stop to reflect on the human sacrifices of wars both near and long ago. There was a two-minute silence which was held in the Norwood Hall. The silence was impeccably observed as the thoughts of all 937 pupils and many staff from every department paused to […]

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War Memoirs & Letters of Harry Fox (CO 1911-16)

Harry Fox was at Marlborough from 1911 to 1916. Upon leaving school, in common with almost all of his contemporaries, he was called up and, upon completion of Officer and Artillery training, Second Lieutenant Harry Fox, aged 19, was sent to fight in France in July 1917. Letters were extremely important for the morale of […]

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Review: Band of the Grenadier Guards

Variety is the spice of life (or so they say) and one of the key objectives for the Marlborough College Concert Series is to provide just that, both within the series as a whole and within the individual concerts themselves.  The concert given by The Band of the Grenadier Guards on Friday 4th November, conducted […]

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Review: King Lear

On Tuesday 3rd November, 120 Lower Sixth and Remove pupils made their way to Marlborough’s Town Hall to watch a live broadcast from Stratford of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed production of King Lear, with Antony Sher in the title role.  Claudie Grainger of Ivy House Remove wrote this response to the play… Before I […]

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Half-Term French Exchange

Six pupils in the Hundred spent 10 days staying with French families in the Val-d’Oise département to the north-west of Paris. The students had met their partners when the French contingent came to Marlborough at the end of the summer term, so there were great reunions at the train station when we arrived.  The first […]

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Review: David Edwards

David Edwards gave a series of four Geography lectures on Thursday 3rd November.  The Remove and Hundred enjoyed a talk on exploring the Grand Canyon and a Climate Change update; the Shell were fascinated by their talk on Antarctica, the U6 were challenged by a tectonic Island comparison of Iceland and Montserrat and the L6 […]

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Half-Term Spanish Trip

Twenty pupils from Hundred went on a Spanish language trip to Cuenca for one week during the October half-term break.  They had all of their meals with their host families and attended four hours of language lessons each morning. In the afternoon they took part in a number of cultural activities including Spanish tortilla making, […]

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History of Art Study Trip

Over half-term, Marlborough’s art historians travelled for a week of study to Rome and Naples with their sights firmly focused on the Renaissance and Baroque.  They had a wonderful time and fully embraced the opportunity of seeing key curricular works up close and within their original contexts. The programme was busy and purposeful, but plenty […]

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Review: Calne Music Festival Recital

After a whirlwind start to the term which saw four public concert performances from Music Scholars in one week alone, the run of outings was completed with the annual pilgrimage for a recital at the Calne Festival on a beautiful, crisp autumn day. There was nothing autumnal about the performances, however, as once again, Music […]

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Swindon Academy Partnership

Swindon Academy pupils have been visiting Marlborough each Monday during the first half of term as part of a larger academic programme designed to enrich and inspire. As part of the two-year course, Year 7 Grammar Stream pupils have been taught Latin by Mrs Dennis each Monday afternoon. In addition to this, 12 Marlborough College […]

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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Towards the close of the first half of term, our Fine Art students were taken to visit the latest exhibition at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.  Entitled, ‘From Where I’m Standing’, the show provided a commendable juxtaposition between contemporary ceramics and works of art from the museum’s highly regarded collection. The ceramic sculptures, created primarily […]

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Art Scholars Visit Rabley

Following on from our London excursion, the Art Scholars were provided with the valuable opportunity to view the current exhibition at Rabley Drawing Centre, situated in Mildenhall, Marlborough.  Works by Sally Taylor and Stephen Snoddy both complemented the gallery space and drew intriguing parallels between their artistic repertoire. Meryl Ainslie, the Gallery Director, provided a […]

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London Museums Trip

During October, our Upper Sixth Fine Art and Photography pupils attended the now annual research trip to London museums and galleries.  Alongside photographing London sights around the galleries, written and drawing analysis tasks within Jerwood Space where undertaken, whilst viewing the 2016 Jerwood Drawing Prize. Later that day, within Tate Modern, the new Switch House […]

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Review: House Singing Competition

The annual House Singing competition is traditionally a high-energy, high-stakes, and high-standard event, and this year’s offering was no exception. We were treated to some fantastically energetic renditions of a number of classic tunes, as well as, notably, some unique conducting. It was a real pleasure to welcome back Stuart Beer, adjudicator extraordinaire, for the […]

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Dunford Lecture: Clare Balding

It was a great privilege to welcome Clare Balding to give the Dunford Lecture on Tuesday 4th October 2016.   Clare is currently one of the most high-profile sports journalists and presenters; as she spent the summer in Rio as the main anchor-woman of the Olympic and Paralympic games, we were particularly looking forward to asking […]

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Sporting Clay Shield

The Marlborough A team retained the Sporting Clay Shield on Tuesday 11th October, for the sixth year in a row, beating 18 other teams from ten schools. This was the biggest competition that we have hosted at Barbury Shooting School who managed the event with customary efficiency and good humour. Henry Gouriet (C3 L6) came second […]

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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

A little earlier in the calendar than in previous years, the annual London Music Scholars’ Gala Concert took place at its established venue, namely the beautiful Princess Alexandra Hall at the Royal Over-Seas League.   The concert was a celebration not only of established talent from our Upper Sixth scholars, but also of emerging potential with […]

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