Modern Languages after Marlborough

Last Friday we were delighted to welcome back to the College three recent OMs, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further since leaving Marlborough, and all of whom are now gaining success through their language skills. The evening of presentations to the current Upper School modern linguists began with an illustration of […]

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Review: Wolf Hall Live!

This year’s concert series got off to a flying start on Sunday evening as Marlborough was treated to a visit by one of the UK’s finest and most renowned composers.  Classic FM Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman MBE boasts over 200 film and television soundtracks to her name including Stephen Fry’s America, Dickensian, and most recently Wolf […]

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Review: Tim Oakley

Mr Tim Oakley, father of Claire (LI 1999-01) and Sophie Oakley (LI 2001-03), gave a talk for Geographers in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 22nd September.  The talk, for pupils in the Remove and Hundred, was on his Royal Geographical Society-sponsored 2016 heroic replication of Roald Amundsen’s epic 1905 winter dog sled journey from Herschel […]

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Review: Gerard Evenden

The History of Art Society at Marlborough College was honoured to be addressed by expert architect Gerard Evenden in a talk entitled “Designing Canary Wharf Underground Station.” Mr Evenden, senior executive partner of Foster & Partners Architects, masterminded construction of the award-winning 300-metre Canary Wharf Underground Station, built within the hollow of the former West […]

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Wiltshire U14 Cup Winners

The Wiltshire U14 Cricket Cup Final took place on Tuesday 20th September. The Remove replayed their 2016 U14 Wiltshire Final following two rain cancellations in June. A convincing 163 run victory over Warminster meant the Junior Colts were crowned county champions and qualify for the U15 National Lord’s Taverners knock out competition next season. There […]

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Blog: Strength and Conditioning

With a busy summer preparing profiles, pupil data, new systems and training plans ahead the start of term has been an exciting time for the Strength and Conditioning department. There have also been two new additions of staff to the team enabling wholesale implementation of S&C throughout the school.  The Strength and Conditioning team’s first […]

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Mill Mead Charity Challenge

On Sunday 18th September, 73 Mill Mead girls completed the ‘Pretty Muddy’ Race for Life at Bath Racecourse in aid of Cancer Research UK.   They were joined by five House Tutors, the Dame along with Housemistress Danielle Lilley who also took part. The whole team successfully navigated the mud-covered, 5k obstacle course in support […]

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Review: Mound Trust Lecture

The annual Mound Trust Lecture took place in Ellis Theatre on the evening of Monday 12th September.   This year the annual mound lecture was brought to us by Brian Dix who spoke “of Snails and Toads; Archaeology of Mounts and Grottoes”. Mr Brian Dix is an expert in Garden Archaeology and has held a […]

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Medical Successes

Medical places are notoriously hard to win, and successes really deserve to be announced in the same breath as Oxbridge, as only very high achievers apply and they then battle for selection against odds of ten applications to one place.  Six Marlburians are to be congratulated this year for winning in the face of such […]

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Artist in Residence Exhibition

‘Resident Tourist’ an exhibition by new Artist in Residence Timothy Betjeman opens Friday 16th September. The preview evening takes place in the Mount House Gallery from 7pm. About Timothy Betjeman Born in New York City in 1982 and based in London since 2006, Betjeman studied Visual Art and Philosophy at the University of Chicago (BA) […]

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Gerard Evenden

Gerard Evenden, Senior Partner from Foster & Partners, Architects, and project leader of many famous international architectural landmarks visited Marlborough on Wednesday 14th September.  He gave a talk to pupils and his theme was his leading role in the design of the Canary Wharf Underground Station which the Pre-U art historians study as an outstanding […]

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Start of Term Address

Below is a transcript of the Master’s start of term address, given in Chapel on Sunday 11th September at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. Extract from a Prize Day Speech at Ridley College, Ontario, 1924 given by Sir Arthur Currie Keep your hearts young; and do not fall into the modern habit of complaining […]

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Co-Curricular Programme Recognised

Marlborough College has been named ‘Co-Curricular School of the Week’ by The Week. The article states: “Boarding life for pupils at Marlborough College is full on, both in the classroom and on the sports field, but somehow they find time to devote to a huge range of other interests, from chess, debating and local history. The […]

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Cricket Masters Match & Lunch

Unfortunately the PCA England Masters Lunch & Match on Sunday 18th September has been POSTPONED due to a shortage in numbers.  Despite plenty of interest we were not able to recruit the amount of people required to ensure the tour fundraising event ran at a profit. We are hopeful that we will host a PCA […]

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Michaelmas Term Music

The Michaelmas term is a particularly rich and exciting time of musical opportunity and offers pupils and audiences an enticing and intoxicating blend of style, covering all ages and stages within the Music Department.   The Chapel Choir is a regular weekly performer and highlights are abundant, especially in the second half of term, with the […]

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Pre-Season Training

The XV will return for pre-season training on Thursday 1st September. After an unbeaten two-week tour of Japan this summer, the squad will reassemble for five days of training ahead of the new season. There is a pre-season friendly against Magdalen College on Friday 2nd September before four more days of training before the start […]

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GCSE Excellence

Many congratulations to our pupils, mainly in the Hundred, on an excellent set of GCSE and IGCSE results. As ever, there has been success right across the range, but special mention goes to: •    Imogen Mitchell (NC), who secured A* grades in all 13 of her subjects; •    James Eyles (LI)*, Jamie Hartley (CO), Anna Laakkonen (MO) and Isabella Lee (NC) who secured […]

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UK Astronomy Olympiad Training

UK Astronomy Olympiad Team to train at the College Observatory This December, the 10th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) takes place in Bhubaneswar, India.  Charlie Barclay, Director of the Blackett Observatory and Head of Astronomy (and also Director of the Extended Project Qualification) has been asked to lead the UK team, and this […]

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More Examination Success

As this year’s results come out for our Upper Sixth leavers, we send our warmest congratulations on a fantastic set of achievements, which complement the strong IB results obtained last month. Almost one in every five examinations was awarded an A* grade (or its Pre-U equivalent) or above, and our pupils’ average UCAS points score […]

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Tour: Japan 2016

47 players from Marlborough are currently in Japan as part of a two-week rugby tour. Comprehensive updates on Twitter are available from the tour via the link listed below, whilst on Wednesday evening the squad attended a baseball game at the Jingu Stadium in Tokyo. The tour takes place on the 150th anniversary of the […]

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Review: Climbing Kilimanjaro

‘Pole, pole’ we soon learnt is Swahili for ‘slowly, slowly’, it was all to be about timing. This was soon to become our Mantra for the joint Marlborough College and Dauntsey’s school expedition to Tanzania. Our aim was firstly to summit Mt Meru at 4,566m in preparation and acclimatisation for our main objective, Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro […]

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