Review: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

A packed Memorial Hall witnessed a truly special concert given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Sunday 4th November. The concert, which was not only part of the regular MCCS series, but also part of the Memorial Hall Festival 2018, was recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Excellent national publicity indeed […]

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Half-term trip to Cuenca

The half-term Spanish trip saw 21 Hundred pupils enjoy a productive week exploring and learning in Cuenca, Spain. They had 16 hours of lessons in the target language, visited and explored the local area, did kayaking (some of them even happily falling in the chilly water!), visited a Science Museum, played sports with children from […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Concentrated, intense and, in the words of the Master, ‘frantic’, are three adjectives to describe the Marlborough College experience, and this past week has been no different. After a restful and productive October half-term break, pupils are back and fully charged for the long road to Christmas. This week I have been putting the final […]

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Review: Stuart Pearce

In something of an unusual departure from my normal musical activities I had the pleasure of interviewing England football legend Stuart Pearce as part of the Memorial Hall Festival events. I’ve known Stuart for over a decade which made the process of interviewing him a relaxed and convivial occasion, as we were able to trace […]

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Jeremy Black opens the Memorial Hall Festival

The Memorial Hall Festival opened with a blessing from the Senior Chaplain and a brief welcoming speech from the Master before the main attraction, which was a lecture by the renowned historian Jeremy Black on “Why commemorating the First World War is more important than ever”. Beginning by making reference to readings from actual diary’s […]

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Netballers set for County Tournament

Marlborough College Netball teams are ready for County Finals after dominant performances at the recent U16 and U14 Mid Wilts National Schools Area Tournaments. Dauntsey’s hosted both Area competitions, with seven schools competing in the U16 and six in the U14. The tournament format was round robin with two teams qualifying for the County Finals. […]

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Memorial Library Halloween Event

The Memorial Library celebrated All Hallows’ Eve this year with an all-comers extravaganza of spooky delights. Over 50 pupils from across the college attended, and hoovered up the buffet of spider cakes and trick-or-treat goodies before taking on the Halloween trivia quiz. Any ideas on what the all-time best-selling horror novel is? Or what was […]

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Tom Odell in the Memorial Hall

Tom Odell played to a packed Memorial Hall audience of over 500 music enthusiasts on Wednesday 31st October. The platinum-selling singer-songwriter performed for 45 minutes as part of an exclusive event by Marlborough music store Sound Knowledge. Odell played a solo piano set featuring tracks from his new album ‘Jubilee Road’ before meeting and signing […]

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OA Expedition to Langtang Valley, Nepal

Having only just returned from our exciting expedition in Nepal, memories are still fresh.  The chanting of ‘Om mani padme hum, the Buddhism mantra, heard as we walked around both Swayambhu Stupa, or monkey temple as it is often referred to and again at Boudhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa’s in the world made […]

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Malaysia visit to Marlborough

The College was delighted to welcome Nick Eatough, Head of the Senior School at Marlborough College Malaysia, for a short visit at the start of this week. Nick had a busy schedule of meetings with Beaks and pupils, as partnership activities continue to evolve. There are plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline as both […]

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Geographers take on Tenerife

During half-term, 12 Sixth Formers and four Geography teachers travelled to Tenerife for a five-day Geography field trip. The ascent of Mt Teide, the world’s third highest volcano measured from its sea floor base (7kms) gave all the team a sensational experience of a strato volcano in sunny weather above the cloud base. The impressive […]

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Prayer Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about how different faiths approach prayer, meditation, and mindfulness will take place at Marlborough College on Friday 23rd November (7.30pm). The meeting will be chaired by Elinor Goodman – journalist, writer, broadcaster and former political editor of Channel 4 News. The panel will consist of: Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam – Bishop of […]

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Newton Family visit

It was a great pleasure to welcome to Marlborough members of the family of W G Newton (C1 1899-1904), Marlborough Architect throughout the 1920s and ‘30s on October 15th 2018. Newton had four children, Christopher (B1 1940-44), Joanna, Henry (B1 1946-50) and Rosemary – the youngest and sole-surviving. Visiting with Rosemary were her nephew Jeremy […]

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University Summary – UK and beyond

This summer’s A-level and Pre-U results were outstanding; the proportion of entries awarded A* (or Pre-U equivalent) was the second highest since its introduction in 2010, and so it was no surprise that the great majority of this year’s Leavers were accepted onto their first-choice university course. All of the familiar favourites are on this […]

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Gallery: Shell Form Trips

This year’s Shell Form trips were blessed with the most glorious sunny day, as all 16 Forms headed out of the College to destinations across southern England. Pupils travelled to Oxford to see the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and Natural History museums, along with the Bodleian Library before spending some time in Blackwells. Pupils in Bristol […]

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Swindon Academy Partnership Update

The link with Swindon Academy continues to expand. Their innovative Grammar Stream is now in its third year, and over 100 Year 7 and 8 pupils continue to visit on a weekly basis for lessons in Latin or Classical Civilisation. The Grammar Stream Year 7 pupils have also enjoyed an extended visit to the Memorial […]

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Week Five: Sporting Reflections

The Marlborough pupils, girls and boys, adorned in their navy and white strips, certainly finished the first half of term in fine sporting style. With pride and passion overflowing in all areas the sporting challenges of the final ten days certainly gave us some exciting viewing. Support for each other was heartening to see as […]

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Review: House Shout 2018

The much-anticipated House Shout on Thursday 11th October 2018 celebrated the strong community and talent of all pupils at Marlborough College and made for a special and memorable occasion. Welcoming back our adjudicator for this year, Maria Jagusz, proceedings began in electric form with the girls of Dancy, making their debut House Shout with a […]

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Strong start for CCF

The Combined Cadet Force has got off to a fantastic start across the first half of this Michaelmas Term, with the Remove throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the CCF Remove programme. They have covered fire lighting, survival skills, command tasks, team building events and patrolling skills. The Hundreds are currently going through their Basic Infantry Skills […]

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Last weekend the Bradleian hosted an outstanding group of Hundred and Remove actors in David Kenworthy’s play The Elephant. Exploring the notion of lost and found through invisible friends, each student presented a carefully crafted individual character exploring an original perspective. A series of monologues and duologues were seamlessly connected by haunting physical reflections in which the actors beautifully […]

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School Notices

School Notices is a digital noticeboard for independent school parents that supports school fundraising through business advertising. Marlborough parents can post ‘notices’ to buy and sell items, rent properties and find holiday work for school leavers. Advertising opportunities for parent & Alumni owned businesses to reach a demographic of independent school parents with 25% of […]

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