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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Copenhagen Cup Report

The Marlborough College Polo team finished runner-up in the Copenhagen Shield, held at Guards Polo Club on Sunday 21st May. After a 3-2 win over Eton at the semi-final stage, Marlborough lost 3-2 to Harrow in a thrilling final. Captain Oli Fanshawe (C3 U6) led by example and his hard work and contribution to some excellent team play […]

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Review: Music Technology Recital

The Music Tech ‘concert’ was, once again, an effective and persuasive presentation of various tasks associated with AS and A2 Music Technology.   It’s a nice vibe as pupils sit around the Goodison Hall and appreciate each other’s talents both in a technical and practical capacity.  The recordings are cleverly and imaginatively put together and feature […]

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New Master Announcement

The Council of Marlborough College is delighted to announce that it has appointed Mrs Louise Moelwyn-Hughes to take over as Master in succession to Mr Jonathan Leigh, who will retire in August 2018 after six outstanding years of service.  Mrs Moelwyn-Hughes is currently Head of St Edmund’s Canterbury, having previously been Senior Deputy Head at […]

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Video: Ralph Salmins

The College was very pleased to receive world-renowned percussionist and kit player, Ralph Salmins for a day of workshops, classes and one-to-one teaching.   Ralph is recognised as being one of the leading exponents in his field and his clear enthusiasm and love for his music was very evident to see as he put College pupils […]

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Charles Barclay – Royal Astronomical Society

On Friday 12th May, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Burlington House, Piccadilly, Charles Barclay was elected Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).  Charles teaches Physics and Astronomy at the College, and is, in fact, Director of the Blackett Observatory, Head of Astronomy, and Director of the Extended Project. He is also Chair […]

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Blog: Does winning matter?

Does winning matter? Creating a long-term athlete development plan at Marlborough College As coaches, education is of top priority for both the pupils, staff and ourselves. To further this, continual professional development is a constant topic within the Athletic Development department. To expand our knowledge and also those in the PE department, we regularly pick […]

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Review: Levon Biss

On Thursday 4th May, photographer Levon Biss gave a talk entitled ‘Microsculpture: the insect portraits of Levon Biss’.  Appealing to a mixture of biology and photography students, he talked about how he ended up taking astonishingly high resolution insect pictures. One of his images, as seen on the microsculpture website, can easily be printed at over […]

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20th College ERGO competition

The 20th College ERGO competition took place this week and it has been a record breaking year. The Girls’ Upper School record fell and C2 won the House Shield for a third time after 11 years off the top spot.  Breagha Campbell (MM U6) smashed the Upper School girls’ record by 18.7 seconds with a […]

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