Sports Performance Tour to California

A group of pupils recently travelled to California for a sports performance tour. The tour took in the sights as well as offering pupils access to elite training facilities. James Davies, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach, looks back on the trip with a diary of what was a busy schedule of learning and leisure time. […]

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Summer Term at the Mount House

The Mount House Gallery hosted three exhibitions this Summer Term. One of the gallery walls was painted bright pink for ‘Marlborough Open Studios’ which showcases the work of over 50 artists and makers who will be exhibiting their work throughout the region this summer. This is a hugely popular event with hundreds of visitors to […]

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Pupil Review: Incrementum 2017

Following the completion of the final GCSE exams, around 50 pupils returned to school to engage in the Incrementum course which focused on developing skills to aid the transition from the Lower School to the Upper School. On Monday, we gathered in the Ellis Theatre to go through the logistics of the week and outline […]

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Pupil Achievements: Summer Term

A list of pupil achievements from the Summer Term can be viewed below… June Gabriel Debs (PR L6) became the first person to complete the History Department’s difficult ‘Young Pioneers’ Challenge’: this involved learning a huge body of material from the last 1,000 years of History, researching his own areas from scratch, and passing seven viva […]

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Modern Languages L6 Festival

With an air of eager expectation, a crowd of pupils and beaks gathered in the open air Languages theatre on Monday evening for this year’s Lower Sixth Modern Languages Festival. With all our eight languages represented we were once again looking forward to a celebration of spoken foreign languages by the rising star linguists. We […]

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Remove Eurovision Song Contest

The whole Remove gathered in excitement in the Ellis Theatre on Tuesday evening for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, organized by the Modern Languages Department. Each of the 14 Remove language sets prepares a song in the language they are studying and performs it to an audience of pupils and beaks. This year the Russianists […]

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Intermediate Biology Olympiad

Well done to the following pupils who completed the Intermediate Biology Olympiad on Tuesday 27th June with the following results: Silver: Ben Parker (C1) and Freya Owen (NC) Bronze: Celeste Spink (MO), Winston Tisdale (CO) and Simran Chowdhry (LI) Highly commended: Tara Pusinelli (MM), Casper Krens (LI), Angus Lorimer (C1) and Sam Farndale (SU)

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Review: Chamber Choir Concert – Ramsbury

Taking Marlborough College music out into our local community is important for so many reasons, not least because the public can witness for themselves the array of talent that exists within the Music Department.   The Chamber Choir’s concert at Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury was a perfect demonstration of just that, in a programme of immense […]

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Shell OA Week

The 2017 Shell Outdoor Activities week has just come to close after another action packed series of adventures. Most Houses headed to wild Wales and the Brecon Beacons; while C3 and Turner went south to the Gower Peninsula; Preshute slightly north to Snowdonia National Park; and Summerfield took to the waters of the English Channel, […]

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Tickets: Everest Lecture with Kenton Cool

One of the world’s leading alpine climbers with 12 Everest summits to his name, Kenton Cool, will be visiting Marlborough on Thursday 29th June to give the Everest Lecture. Kenton has led teams on successful expeditions in the Himalayas, the Alps, Greenland and Alaska as well as making numerous solo first ascents to 6,000m. He […]

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Grammar Stream pupils visit Observatory

The Blackett Observatory played host to 13 Year Seven Swindon Academy pupils on Thursday afternoon, as part of the Grammar Stream programme. Visitors were introduced to the Observatory by Charlie Barclay, Director of the Blackett Observatory, before observing the Sun. The clear sky allowed the Sun to be seen first with Solar goggles then in […]

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Gap Year and University Fair

On Monday 12th June, the L6 attended the 2017 Gap Year and University Fair to try to figure out what sorts of steps they might take after Marlborough. Many decided the best they could do at this stage was mull this over with a free brownie provided by the company that was doing a rather […]

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Exercise Celtic Warrior

Lower Sixth CCF Cadets have just returned from a three-day exercise in the Brecon Beacons. 19 cadets travelled to Sennybridge Training Area in Wales for a range of activities from Wednesday 24th through until Friday 26th May. They were were put through their paces conducting an infiltration march in full kit to set up a […]

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U6 Arabic Achievement

Three Upper Sixth Arabic students, Victoria Sjodin (LI), Erik Dell (CO) and Olivia Newbon (MO), celebrate the completion of their Arabic courses with Certificates of Achievement. Victoria has recently sat the AS Arabic examination, while Erik and Olivia have followed the Marlborough Arabic Certificate course, in which they have learned to communicate in both speaking […]

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Timothy Betjeman at Marlborough

The final exhibition by Artist in Residence Timothy Betjeman will take place from Saturday 10th June through until Sunday 25th June. The preview evening takes place in the Mount House Gallery on Friday 9th June from 6-9pm. About Timothy Betjeman Born in New York City in 1982 and based in London since 2006, Betjeman studied […]

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Chinese Trip to V&A and Chinatown

On Thursday 25th May, Remove Chinese pupils enjoyed a Chinese themed excursion to the V&A museum and Chinatown.  The day began with a visit to the ‘China Room’ at the V&A. This is one of the most comprehensive and important collections of Chinese art outside East Asia, with pieces dating from 3000 BC to the […]

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Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Mike Ponsford and Ginny Brown’s production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was a magical trip through the eyes of children living through the Second World War.  This stark, minimalist adaptation brought the mysterious world of Narnia to life built from the debris of war.  Ammunition boxes, crates and chairs piled together like a barricade […]

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Programme: Commemoration and Prize Day

A special programme was produced for Commemoration and Prize Day, held at Marlborough on Saturday 27th May. If you missed the Commemoration and Prize Day programme then please click here to read an online version. For the 2016 programme, please click here.

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon

720 children took part in the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon at Marlborough College on Sunday 21st May, to help raise £250,000 for charity. Restless Development, a youth-led development charity, partnered with leading schools to organise a schools’ triathlon series. The four triathlons took place in April and May with the final one taking place at […]

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Review: Orchestral and Ensembles Gala Concert

The final large-ensembles concert of the academic year inevitably evokes a combination of joy and sadness. Friday evening’s concert showed exactly that; it was a celebration of the incredible standard of music-making that goes on week in week out at the College, as well as a chance to thank and bid farewell to our departing […]

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Marlborough College Summer School

Now celebrating its 43rd year, Marlborough College Summer School will run from 9th July to 5th August 2017 and host an amazing array of courses.  The popularity of Summer School is undoubtedly underpinned by the phrase “something for everyone”. Catering for students from three years old through to 90 years young, it is this blend […]

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