West of England Public School Golf Championships

Marlborough College Golf Team put in a strong performance to finish runners up on the school’s return to the West of England Public School Golf Championships at Burnham & Berrow. In the College’s first appearance in the event in seven years first team players rose to the occasion, winning matches versus Sherborne and Cheltenham College […]

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Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s delightful topsy-turvy world of Illyria where grief-stricken characters, bereft of siblings and lovers, are presented within a comedic frame was dazzlingly brought to life in David Kenworthy’s production of Twelfth Night. The warming, goodwill essence of Christmas was somewhat subverted as Santa became the drunken bully Sir Toby Belch, blusteringly played by Max Foulds (SU L6) and […]

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Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s delightful topsy-turvy world of Illyria where grief-stricken characters, bereft of siblings and lovers, are presented within a comedic frame was dazzlingly brought to life in David Kenworthy’s production of Twelfth Night. The warming, goodwill essence of Christmas was somewhat subverted as Santa became the drunken bully Sir Toby Belch, blusteringly played by Max Foulds […]

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History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Reinventing Dutch Still Life Painting The College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening.  Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical acclaim in New York, London, and […]

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Marlborough win international tournament

Marlborough College were winners of the Plate competition the the prestigious International Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament. Played on the fields where the game was born, schools from Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took part as part of Rugby School’s 450th Anniversary celebrations. […]

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Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens

Day Four- U14s – National Sevens Vase Having made it through, Marlborough entered Friday in the Plate and once again progressed after two wins in two. 11.20am, Pitch RE4 Marlborough 24 King’s Worcester 19 12.40pm, Pitch RE2 Marlborough 29 Ivybridge Community College 7 This took them through into the Plate semi-final stage. 3.20pm – Plate Semi-Final […]

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Poetry Society: Lily Winter

On Tuesday night, the Poetry Society hosted the young singer/songwriter Lily Winter who both taught and entertained us.   First she gave a workshop on the similarities and subtle differences between poems and song lyrics – and this was very much a personal view; then, in the Bradleian Theatre, she performed a set of her own […]

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Gold in British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge

Simran Chowdhry (LI L6) scored over twice the average in the paper; sat nationally by some 1200 year 12 pupils. Tuomas Laakkonen (B1 L6) gained a Silver and Alice Wright (NC L6) a Bronze I. Bronze II awards were awarded to Milo Brooks (B1 L6), Isabella Lee (NC L6), Christopher Linyard-Tough (B1 L6) and Alexander Rowe (B1 L6). This was a very tough paper with an […]

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C3 House Concert

The seventh C3 House Concert took place on Sunday 19th March and yet again proved to be a great success.   Many thanks to all those who helped to organsise the event, especially Oskar Money-Kyrle (C3 U6), Oli Fanshawe (C3 U6), Jonny Venn (C3 U6) and Worcester Bawden (C3 U6). Everyone who performed was superb and it was great to see three Shell boys […]

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Video: Ensembles & Orchestral Concert

As a member of the audience, it is always a wonderful treat to attend our annual side-by-side concert with the Southbank Sinfonia.  As a Marlburian instrumentalist, it is a real privilege to play alongside some of the finest young professional musicians in the country. This wonderful opportunity raises the aspirations of our players, and gives […]

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New North Wiltshire MCC Hub

A new MCC Foundation Hub has recently opened at Marlborough College. The Hub takes place in the Sports Hall on Wednesdays between 4.30 and 6pm led by Cricket Professional Mark Alleyne (formerly of Gloucestershire CCC & England) with the assistance of local Wiltshire coaches. Participating schools include The John Bentley (Calne), The Ridgeway School (Wroughton), […]

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Lower Sixth Careers Fair

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair on Thursday 16th March was very helpful. With accomplished professionals representing a wide range of fields from Medical Psychology to Investment Banking each pupil got an insight into three possible career paths. The meetings were structured into 35-minute seminars, as the visiting agent from each of these different professions gave […]

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Review: Bach Cantata BWV 150

Evening Prayer on Sunday 5th March took a slightly different format, with members of the Chapel Choir singing one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble.  Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (For you, Lord, I long) is an extended work in seven movements for soloists and choir, featuring a variety of music, from […]

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Supporting the innocent big knit

The Knitting Society have supported the innocent big knit, helping raise funds for Age UK. “As many as 25,000 older people’s lives are at risk because of the cold. And we wanted to help,” as explained on the innocent website. “Back in 2003 we had an idea. We asked some older people, and some younger people, […]

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Compline for Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday 1st March at 9.10pm, the Chamber Choir and Compline Choir joined forces to sing a beautifully reflective, candlelit service of Compline for Ash Wednesday. The two groups are made up of the most senior and experienced members of the Chapel Choir, many of them former Cathedral choristers. Alongside the plainsong required, the Compline […]

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Video: Rugby Masterclass – Lee Dickson

Northampton Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson dropped into Marlborough recently to pass on his experience to aspiring players. Capped 18-times by England, Dickson took a coaching session before offering his views on the afternoon. Click here to watch the video interview.

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Blog: Long Term Athlete Development

Importance of Long Term Athlete Development and our approach at Marlborough College What is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)? The challenges for those invested in youth sport come in various forms. The main area of focus being that children and adolescents should not be treated as miniature adults, and as such the exercise guidelines and […]

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Medawar Lecture: Henry Marsh CBE

Many of us were very much looking forward to the visit of Henry Marsh, and were keen to see if his personality matched that portrayed in his book, Do No Harm. It’s understandably difficult to appeal to an audience with such a variety of interests, as was the case on Tuesday evening. However, Mr Marsh included […]

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Dancy House Plans

Plans for the construction of a sixteenth boarding house to accommodate 70 girls have been agreed and Dancy House will move to its new and permanent home in September 2018.  Dancy House opened to admit Shell girls in September 2016, based in the Hermitage, with the plan always to move to a purpose-built house in […]

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U14s impress at National Finals

The U14 girls’ hockey team made their inaugural appearance at the U14 Investec Schools Hockey National finals yesterday, held at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centre on the Olympic Park. The opening group game saw Marlborough face Trent College, winners of the Midlands region. The girls struggled to gain any composure in the game […]

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