Video: French Exchange

Since 2016 Marlborough has enjoyed an inspiring exchange partnership with the Lycée Vauban in Luxembourg. Each year, one or two elite linguists are selected to spend the first half of the Lent term studying in Luxembourg City, effectively living the life of their exchange partner, while their counterpart experiences the Lower Sixth at Marlborough. Lydia […]

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Launch of Art@the Lodge

Visual Arts Week concluded on the evening of Friday 8th February with a spellbinding gallery display in the Master’s Lodge. Our Master’s residence has gorgeous Regency-style space and on her walls are paintings, prints, sketches and etchings. The Master asked Mr Twohig to challenge her with Art and this he did…  His collection ranges from […]

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Charity Cheque Presentation

Claudia Vyvyan (MO U6) and Billy James (C1 U6) recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to Lisa Farrell, Mayor of Marlborough, from funds collected at last term’s Carol Services. Lisa is coming to the end of her term as Mayor and the College has contributed £3,000 to her charitable initiatives in the local area over the […]

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Review: Beginners and Intermediate Concert

The inaugural Beginners and Intermediate Concert scheduled for Wednesday 13 February was so popular amongst performers eager to display their considerable talents that in the end, we had to split the concert over two nights (Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February).  They were most encouraging and uplifting occasions revealing a wealth of hidden talent across […]

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Port Regis Prep School Art Visit

Focus, during the afternoon, for 13 year 7 and 8 pupils from Port Regis Prep School in Dorset, was to view our present Mount House Gallery ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ group show and participate in a creative workshop. Our visiting young artists responded extremely well to my introduction to the concept of the exhibition and the works […]

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Review: Azerbaijan Paintings

Most of us have had the pleasure of seeing our Head of Art’s Rembrandt infused etchings of the Wiltshire trees that dot around our local landscape. Few of us might have even risen early enough to spot Mr Twohig working away at his etching plates in the Art School before breakfast. But I am sure […]

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Review: Chinese Exchange

On Tuesday 5th February, the College was delighted to welcome a party of three Chinese exchange pupils and accompanying staff for a ten-day visit. The pupils and teacher were from Hohhot No.2 School and Beijing No.8 School, both are associate schools of WLSA (World Leading School Association). They were accompanied by Araminta Corbett (DA Hu), […]

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Artists’ Sketchbooks Exhibition Discussions

Many Art classes received insightful discourses on the importance of sketchbooks within the creative process as part of the lively programme of events for Visual Arts Week 2019.  At the Mount House Gallery, which is currently hosting the superb Artists’ Sketchbooks show, one of the eight exhibiting artists, Marlborough College Art teacher, Mr Duplock, discussed his love for working on location in the […]

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Debating: The Joutes Oratoires

On Tuesday afternoon, our French debating team performed with distinction in the qualifying round of the 2019 Joutes Oratoires. With a place in the National Final at stake, they took to the lectern to win over the judges on the subject of the morality of meat-eating, the regrettable global dominance of the English language and […]

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History of Art Study Day

Over forty of the Lower-Sixth art historians enjoyed a study day in London on Wednesday 13th February under the bright early spring skies. An early departure maximised the opportunities of the day, and we were among the first visitors to the National Gallery when its doors opened. After a plenary session in front of Holbein’s […]

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EPQ Charity Golf Day

Charlie Purves (B1 L6) managed to organise a superb Charity Golf Day on Friday 8th February as his Performance submission for the Extended Project Qualification. Despite soakingly wet conditions, some 32 invited golfers (including a Common Room four-ball) turned out to play 10 holes which Charlie had constructed on his farm in Marden. The day was […]

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Physics trip to Culham

On Tuesday 5th February, the Physics department had a rare opportunity to tour around and learn about the research undertaken at The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. The day began with a talk from one of the employees at Culham, where we learned about the past, present and future of Fusion technology. Fusion is the […]

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Review: Katyuli Lloyd

Marlburians received the opportunity to join a very informative talk given by illustrator Katyuli Lloyd (MO 1998-03) during Visual Arts Week, on illustrating Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Flush’ and Katyuli’s other recent and successful projects. Katyuli told us that when studying at Cambridge for an Illustration M.A., students were encouraged to ‘work on finding your style […]

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Review: ‘Artists’ Sketchbooks’ Exhibition

The Mount House Gallery welcomed visitors to the new ‘Artists Sketchbooks’ show on Friday 1st February, to open the second annual Visual Arts Week at Marlborough College. Diverse and captivating works by eight contemporary artists are currently being showcased. Their sketchbooks, being presented alongside the artist’s final works, give us a deeper personal understanding of […]

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Gallery: Harry Potter Night

On the evening of Thursday 7th February, the Memorial Library joined hundreds of other schools, libraries and bookshops across the country in celebrating Harry Potter Book Night; and plenty of Marlborough College Potter fans turned up to help us out. The Hogwarts Express steamed in to Platform 9¾, laden with goodies including Ferrero Rocher golden […]

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Review: Professor Anita Taylor

For the second event within Visual Arts Week at Marlborough College, we were privileged to have leading artist Professor Anita Taylor visit and give us a captivating talk titled ‘Creative Practice and the Importance of Drawing’. Anita is the Executive Dean of Fine Art at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University and […]

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Gallery: Girls’ Hockey Play-Off

Despite the falling temperatures and looming snow, The U14 girls’ hockey team were able to play their play-off match last Thursday afternoon thanks to the remarkable effort of the groundsmen to get Maples fit for action. In cold conditions, the girls faced up to Kingston Grammar School, the runner-up of the South Region, for a […]

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Scotland call for Hill

Congratulations to Sam Hill (SU L6) who has been named in the Scotland U18 national hockey squad. A regular for the 1st XI this term, he has impressed in recent fixtures against Millfield, Dean Close and Cheltenham College. Sam is also a member of Reading HC performance squad, where he trains outside of College commitments. […]

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Gallery: Careers Speed Dating

I found the ‘Career Speed Dating’ event an eye-opening experience. I think the fact that we were able to compare ourselves to the OM speakers was stimulating, as we are currently undergoing the same trials and tribulations they experienced. The dynamic pace of speed dating meant that any questions we wished to ask were straight […]

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Review: Pupils’ Evening Recital

This event, hosted by the Music Department, gives pupils the vehicle in which to perform pieces they are currently working on in a more formal environment, set in the wonderful acoustic of the Memorial Hall. Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the evening with a bright and lively performance of Flor Peeters’ Sonata for trumpet, 1st […]

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NSPCC Number Day

Despite adverse weather conditions, we had nearly 600 pupils involved in the national NSPCC Number Day on Friday 1st February.  We haven’t taken part in NSPCC Number Day for a number of years and the Maths Department decided to bring it back again this year. Pupils were organised into their respective houses and they competed […]

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