Prefects’ Training Weekend

Prefects and Heads of Houses gathered on the penultimate Sunday afternoon of term, in glorious sunshine, at Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre. The purpose was to look at issues to do with leadership, as well as the role that senior pupils play in safeguarding and creating a safe and compassionate culture at Marlborough. The Prefects had […]

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Modern Languages Drama Festival

On a fabulously warm summer’s evening, an expectant crowd gathered in the open air theatre of the Language Centre courtyard for this year’s Modern Languages Lower Sixth Drama Festival. 11 sets were to perform a wide range of drama scenes in a total of eight languages, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish… and English […]

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Drawing is the Bones of Art

This Summer Term has seen all Remove GCSE artists prepare, plan and create a composition from a first-hand source that is both meaningful and the result of planning; all in preparation for the experience of the actual examination next year. The titles were based on last year’s GCSE examination titles. Each pupil created a carefully […]

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Review: ‘Full Circle Half Knowledge’

Review by Emily Symington (MM U6), Art Scholar In this exhibition, currently on display at the Mount House Gallery, cool porcelain is infused with an extraordinary energy and life to map one artist’s experience of Marlborough College. When walking around Julia Schuster’s ethereal collection of vessels, I could not help but reach out to touch the […]

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Review: Bob Tait

At the end of Shell OA week, the pupils were given a presentation by Bob Tait on drugs, covering many aspects from the consumption of ‘socially acceptable drugs’, such as alcohol, to recent Law changes. The key points were: There is no such thing as a ‘safe drug’, despite many being socially acceptable. Actions have repercussions. […]

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Welchman Prize Winner Announced

Sophie Hall-Smith (NC) is the winner of the inaugural Welchman Prize. This is a competition undertaken by Lower Sixth Further Mathematics pupils, who are asked to write an article and prepare a presentation in response to one of six questions. Gordon Welchman, for whom the prize is named, is Marlborough College’s most important mathematical alumnus. […]

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Charlotte Edwards joins as Girls’ Cricket Professional

Marlborough College is delighted to announce that former England Captain, Charlotte Edwards, will be taking up the role of Girls’ Cricket Professional from September 2018. Charlotte’s role will entail providing ongoing support, coaching and promotion to the flourishing girls’ cricket programme at the College and will be in addition to her current role as head […]

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Exhibition: Full Circle Half Knowledge

Every year Marlborough College hosts an Artist-in-Residence at the prestigious campus set in the ancient landscape of Wiltshire. Full Circle Half Knowledge is the culmination of Julia Schuster’s residency at the college. The exhibition at Mount House Gallery brings together new work that aligns body, object and nature. Schuster’s primary medium is clay, which is […]

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National Russian Essay Competition

Many congratulations to the following two pupils who entered the National Russian Essay Competition this year and who have received Commendations for their work. Their entries were at Level 4, the highest level of this competition, which is organised by the Russian Teachers’ Group: Hope Nicholson (MM L6) – Commended for effort Charlie Thomas (CO […]

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Future Foundations – Leadership Day

On Friday 15th June, Future Foundations returned to Marlborough College to deliver their third consecutive Leadership Day to around 250 Lower Sixth pupils drawn from the College and Swindon Academy.   The programme was course directed by Jason  with support from Future Foundations coaches; Amit, Terrance, Olivia, Jakub, Charanjit, Tamya, Tara, Mark, Henderson, Jennifer, Shane, Owen, Patrick […]

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Remove Modern Languages World Cup Football

On Friday 15th June the Remove, celebrating the end of their exams, gathered on the Water Meadows for a fine summer evening of our own World Cup Football competition, organised by the Modern Languages Department. Each of the six Remove languages picked a “national”, mixed five-a-side team for the glory of being crowned World Champions. […]

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Riders qualify for NSEA Championships

The Marlborough riders were out in force over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  Many congratulations to the Marlborough College show jumping team who qualified for the NSEA Eventer Challenge Championships at Hickstead.   Jonah Kennedy (PR Sh) had a  fantastic clear round to come 4th individually (out of 31 starters) in the 90cm final.  The team of […]

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Girls’ Cricket Coaching Experience

We were thrilled to welcome 87 Year 4, 5 and 6 primary and prep school girls to a morning of cricket coaching on Friday 8th June. The energy, excitement and enthusiasm from the pupils was a sight to behold and greatly impressed our cricket professional, Mark Alleyne, and guest coach, the former England captain Charlotte […]

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Swindon Academy Summer School

Marlborough College has this week hosted another six-day residential Summer School for 60 Year 7 pupils from Swindon Academy’s Grammar Stream.  Pupils have participated in a range of mostly academic activities including archaeology, music, art, psychology, and history.  One highlight for many pupils was the amazing display provided by Imperial College in their mobile planetarium, […]

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OA Week Gallery

The 2018 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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Saturday Sport

Saturday 16th June is another busy day in the Marlborough sporting calendar with a host of home and away fixtures. There is full list of fixtures with Cricket against Bradfield College, Girls’ Tennis against Bryanston, Open Boys’ Tennis and an Athletics meeting with Harrow, Highgate, Kingswood, Lord Wandsworth, Magdalen College, Sherborne and Warminster. Parents can […]

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Universities and Gap Year Fair

The Lower Sixth had their Universities and Gap Year Fair on Monday 11th June. For those not immediately excited by the prospect of a year out, universities such as Southampton, Bristol and Durham were present. There was a wide range of different stalls present, from cookery courses for those wanting a ski season, to charity […]

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British Physics Olympiad Results

A total of 55 College pupils, from the top three Remove sets, took part in the first year of a Year 10 version of the Physics Olympiad. 6,500 pupils took part nationally in the two 30 minute online Multiple Choice tests. The questions varied in difficulty and to score over 83% (required for a Gold) […]

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Great War Book

Edited, compiled and in part written and illustrated by historians David Du Croz and David Walsh, archivists Clare Russell and Gráinne Lenehan, and photographer Ian Leonard This limited edition legacy publication is now available and can be purchased via the College website – click here to order and for more details. These 100 stories with […]

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Portrait of Marlborough’s 17th Master

The portrait of the 17th Master, Jonathan Leigh, was recently unveiled on Prize Day and is now on display in Norwood Hall. This painting faces pupils and the Chapel. This portrait was painted by the renowned painter and engraver, Richard Shirley Smith, who was a former Head of Art at Marlborough College from 1966 to […]

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French Final for Yearlings Rugby

Yearlings Rugby players have just returned from an enjoyable three-day trip to France, where they finished runners up in an international rugby tournament hosted by Stade Français. Based in Paris, the tour party watched Castres win an entertaining Top 14 final against Montpellier on Saturday afternoon before their own chance to shine the following day. […]

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