Tonight: Mound Trust Annual Lecture

The Master of Marlborough College and the Trustees of The Marlborough Mound Trust invite you to the Marlborough Mound Trust Annual Lecture. Held in the Ellis Theatre on Monday 11th September 2017 (8pm), this year’s lecture will be Marlborough Castle and William Marshal – ‘the greatest knight who ever lived’ with the speaker Nigel Bryant. […]

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Chowdhry Excels

Congratulations to Simran Chowdhry (LI U6) on gaining a letter of commendation from Professor Arunachalam Ramanan at the Department of Chemistry of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, – one of India’s foremost Universities. Having convinced Prof. Ramanan, who heads a crystal engineering group at the Institute, to take the unusual step of allowing a […]

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British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

The College observatory again played host to the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad team last weekend.  Training for the observational round, occurred over two days; based in Limebank, it included six hours of observing, testing and training under clear skies on the Monday night. Training for the theory rounds continues at Oxford University. The team […]

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Great USA Eclipse

Charles Barclay co-led an Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Tour to view the 21st August Total Solar Eclipse.  Having travelled 1,700 miles from Arizona through Utah to Wyoming, the group of 40 watched from a private ranch in Jackson Hole WY below the Teton mountains. There was 2 minutes and 19 seconds of Totality in a […]

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GCSE Success 2017

Huge congratulations to last year’s Hundred, who have received an excellent set of GCSE grades today. This has been the culmination of real commitment and dedication by our pupils and staff, resulting in almost 40% of entries being awarded A*, and 36 pupils gaining 8 or more A* grades. There are many individual success stories […]

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A level and Pre-U Success 2017

Once again, we pass on warmest congratulations to our leavers on a very strong set of examination results, which have gained for them entry into some of the top universities in the UK and around the world. One in six entries has been graded at A* (or its Pre-U equivalents, D1 and D2), and the […]

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Magical day at Lord’s

Rugby v Marlborough – Saturday 12th August 2017 at Lord’s A quite superb game of cricket, befitting of the venue and the combined total of 625 years of school history being celebrated, saw Marlborough emerge winners by 25 runs in a topsy-turvy encounter packed with drama.  Put into bat, Marlborough recovered from a catastrophic start […]

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Cricket at Lord’s

For the first time since 1972, the Cricket XI will renew their rivalry with Rugby School at Lord’s this Saturday 12th August as part of Rugby’s 450th anniversary celebrations. The fixture was first played at the home of cricket in 1855, but when limited-over cricket was introduced to the counties in the 1960s and 1970s […]

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Tennis Winners

Marlborough College were winners of the Team Tennis Schools Division 1 leagues for U15 boys and U15 girls.   The boys topped a table that included Bishop Wordsworth’s, Dauntsey’s and Warminster whilst the girls also faced Godolphin, South Wilts Grammar and St Marys Calne. U15A Girls: Ali Cameron (Capt, MM Re), Holly Smith (EL Re), Poppy […]

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Fishing 4 Schools Project

Marlborough College recently played host to pupils from Pewsey Vale School as part of the national Fishing 4 Schools project. Six pupils took part in the course overseen by professional angler and F4S founder, Charles Jardine, and conducted by F4S instructors Lee Hooper, Rob Doyle and Julie Wicks. Sean Dempster, Master in charge of Fishing […]

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Swindon Academy Summer School

From 12th to 16th June, thirty Year 7 Grammar Stream pupils from Swindon Academy attended a Marlborough College Summer School. Marlborough College has been involved in supporting the Academy Grammar Stream, with weekly Latin lessons and extended academic visits. This summer school is just one more initiative designed to give the academy pupils a grammar […]

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Slovenia

Slovenia is a small alpine country nestled between Austria to the north, Italy to the West, Croatia to the South and Hungary to the East. With a population of around only 2 million and a cultural interest in the outdoors, pre-trip research suggested that the Triglav National Park, one of the largest national reserves in […]

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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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