Girls make Golfing History

Thursday 6th June proved to be a landmark day for Marlborough College golf, as the girls played their first ever fixture. Five pupils made the short trip to Berkshire where they took on Bradfield College and Gordon’s School (Woking). The match finished with honours even. All of our girls had their moments with some fine […]

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Art Historians in Oxfordshire

A total of 46 History of Art pupils travelled across the county boundary into Oxfordshire on Wednesday for a study day at the Ashmolean Museum and Blenheim Palace. The morning was spent in Britain’s oldest museum looking at exhibits in the Cast Room, and at all manner of artefacts from the ancient world to paintings […]

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1,000 books destined for MCM

Each year, the Memorial Library accessions approximately 2,000 new books; invariably this means we need to make room, but what happens to the books we remove? Since I visited Marlborough College Malaysia last year, and at the behest of Alan Stevens, the Master of Marlborough College Malaysia, we have organised an annual shipment of books […]

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Athletes compete for Mayor’s Cup

Congratulations to all pupils who took part in the Mayor’s Cup on Tuesday 4th June, competed between Marlborough College and St John’s. The long-running competition has taken place since the 1960s, originally between the Grammar School and the College. The Mayor’s Cup tests pupils’ athletic endeavours in a full range of modern athletics disciplines on […]

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Gallery: Prize Day 2019

Fantastic weather marked Prize Day, held on Saturday 25th May at Marlborough, with an array of activities, fixtures and events to commemorate the class of 2019.  Enjoy a selection of images of the day or read through the commemorative programme, here.    

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The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Last week the Shell play was the challenging German tragi-comedy The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Mr. Elton and Miss Thomas directed this hard working cast who told the story of Clare Zachanassian; the richest woman in the world visiting her home town to seek justice for the crimes done against her in her childhood. The […]

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Review: Printabilities

Since the Renaissance prints on paper have been in circulation. They were a way for artists and thinkers to spread their ideas across the known world. Prints are by nature a multiple, they exist multiple times in different guises. In the past, printmaking has often been seen as a way to ‘reproduce’ a painting or […]

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Prize Day Programme

If you missed Saturday’s Commemoration & Prize Day programme, then an online version can be viewed below. Congratulations to all winners, with an extensive list of prizes – and the history behind them – available in the programme.  

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Oscar Foundation Visit

This October, Marlborough College will be hosting the OSCAR U17 UK Boys’ Football Team and will be providing the OSCAR squad with many life-changing and new experiences, in addition to playing a football match. The OSCAR Foundation (Organisation for Social Change Awareness and Responsibility) is an Indian charity working with underprivileged children living challenging lives […]

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Music Diploma Qualifications

The Music Department is delighted to report the following pupils having achieved diploma qualifications during this academic year. The Dip ABRSM and ATCL awards are the highest practical examination award available beyond Grade 8 and represent a significant achievement following a lengthy recital programme. The achievement brings letters after the individual’s name and are as […]

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History and the Arts – China Trip

Our excellent group has returned safely and is now doubtless digesting the thousands of things everyone’s learnt! We’ve encountered much: from Song landscape painting to Tang poetry (Du Fu and Li Bai); from Ming cosmic city planning to Qing flirtations with European Rococo style; from Mongol and Manchu raiders to opium wars; from pirlins to […]

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Gallery: GCSE Artwork

Do please visit the Mount House Gallery on Prize Day to view this year’s wonderful GCSE pupils finished pieces, each created within the examination time. These works complete a journey of preparatory work in which pupils record, develop and refine skills are tested before presenting their ideas in a “Finished Piece” composition. The wealth of […]

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Photography Showcase

Our nine Upper Sixth Photographers concluded their A level course by completing their 15-hour examination work. Both their preparatory work and exam outcomes can be seen in the Art School on Prize Day. The work exhibited reflects a broad approach to the photographic medium. Below are a collection of images as a taster of what […]

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Theatrical Achievement

Congratulations to Ijah Ofon (C1 L6) who has been offered a place in the highly prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Thousands audition for a place each year in this company and only a small number are selected so this is an outstanding achievement. It will begin with a month-long residency this summer in […]

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon

On Sunday 19th May almost 1,100 children took part in the annual Flight Centre Schools Triathlon event at Marlborough College, raising £100,000 for Restless Development and other charities. Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Master of Marlborough College, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon back to the College. It has been wonderful to see […]

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Gallery: A Level Artwork

Our 20 Upper Sixth Artists concluded the A level course by completed their examination work over this last month. The range and quality of their sustained enquiry are for all to see in the Art School on Prize Day. Below are a collection of images as a taster. Edward Twohig Head of Art

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Exhibition: Akin Uncountable

New Work by our Artist-in-Residence, Siobhan Humston Please do place Friday 14th June from 6.30pm in your diary, it is the “Opening” evening of our Artist-in-Residence in the Mount House. Work in a variety of mediums and media created at College over the last ten months by Siobhan Humston will be on display in the […]

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Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The concert opened with Brasser’s masterful performance of Just a Closer Walk with Thee demonstrating total dynamic control and bringing to life the varied genres of this eclectic piece. The bar was therein set and the tone of the evening firmly established. Sleep allowed the ensemble to exhibit their full tonal colour; Whitacre’s music is […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Thus far, the highlights of Summer Term in Chapel have been substantial. On Sunday 27th April, the preacher at the 10.15am College Eucharist was The Rev. Ben Rundell-Evans – the youngest Clergyman in the Church of England at a baby-faced 24 years of age! Fascinatingly, he spoke of ‘The breath of Christ.’ Movingly, Mark Wilson […]

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Sporting Inspiration

Congratulations to a number of Marlborough College staff have been selected for international representation over the coming weeks. Cricket professional Mark Alleyne will play for the England squad this Sunday 19th May as they take on Wales at Welwyn Garden City (12.30pm). The match is in preparation for the England Over-50s World Cup in Cape […]

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Music Technology Recital

Marius Baldrey has led the Music Technology department at the College with distinction for over a decade, and it’s with huge sadness that we say goodbye to him at the end of this term. Many a pupil will have benefited from his expertise but moreover his sensitivity and compassion, which is prevalent in all he […]

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