Longden joins Team GB at 2020 Youth Olympics

The Youth Olympic Winter Games get underway in Lausanne today with Charlotte Longden (NC L6) a part of the Team GB squad. A talented sportswoman, Charlotte is a former national level swimmer and has also played hockey for Reading and netball for Wiltshire. She first represented the British Bobsleigh youth team in February 2019, finishing […]

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Debbie Harris appointed to Chinese Headship

Debbie Harris, our Deputy Head (Co-Curriculum), has been appointed as inaugural Head of Chengdu Westminster Senior School from September 2020. The school, opening in September 2020, with a capacity for 1,000 pupils is co-educational and aiming to be fully weekly boarding. Debbie said “Marlborough is a truly great school which caters for a huge array […]

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OMs return to discuss ‘Life After Marlborough’

As part of the ‘Life After Marlborough’ lecture series for the Upper Sixth, the College welcomed back two recent leavers on Wednesday 8th January to talk to current pupils about their experiences. Celeste Spink (MO 2013-18) and Emily Symington (MM 2013-18) have been working for the Sambhali Trust in Jodhpur, India. They both received a […]

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Celebration of the Individual – Concert

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Events Manager, Fiona Cottrill. On Saturday 29th February a host of the most outstanding Marlburian artists past, present and future will be playing a unique concert in the Memorial Hall. Celebration of the Individual 2020 will […]

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Lent Term Dates

Start of Lent term dates: Start: 6 to 9pm Tuesday 7 January Exeat: 12 noon Friday 24 January – 9pm Sunday 26 January (24 January Hundred Parents Meeting) Half-term: 12 noon Friday 14 February – 9pm Sunday 23 February (14 February Shell Parents Meeting) Exeat: 12 noon Friday 13 March – 9pm Sunday 15 March […]

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Marlborough College still busy after term finishes

With term over, you would be forgiven for thinking that the College is quiet, but that is far from the truth. Our beautiful Chapel of St Michael and All Angels has been alive with music, light and prayers, as is fitting at this festive time of year, as we hosted Christmas Carol Services for many […]

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Announcement: Science & Innovation Project

Science & Innovation project begins thanks to donor and partner support Work underway following the demolition of the Kennet building Work has begun on our exciting new building programme for Science and Innovation with the demolition of the Kennet building. The work was unavoidably delayed by the discovery of common brown bats who had moved […]

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Carol Services raise £8,451 for charities

Thanks to the generosity of attendees at Marlborough College Carol Services, £8,451 was raised to be shared between four chosen charities. Four services were held on the 6th, 7th and 8th December with parents, pupils, staff and their guests attending. The £8,451 sum will be shared between the following charities: CLIC Sargent The Kempson Rosedale […]

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Wind Department Concert

For the last hurrah of the Michaelmas term, the considerable audience, who had braved a seasonably chilly night, were treated to another fine display of musical talent in the Memorial Hall. This was all the more remarkable given that of the 80 pupils involved, many had not only taken part in an orchestral concert a […]

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Academic Round-Up: Michaelmas term

It has been a busy three months, filled full with talks, trips, prizes and competitions. For most, the high tempo of term has now subsided – but not for all. 37 of our Upper Sixth have interviews at Oxford and Cambridge this week and next; we wish them all the very best of luck at […]

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HATA – Michaelmas term review

The History Department and its main club HATA (History And The Arts) enjoyed an extremely busy Michaelmas term with a total of 17 trips and nine open seminar/lecture evenings, and various other events and classes. For a detailed review of the programme and for illustrations, please click here.

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The Marlburian Magazine

The Marlburian is the College’s most prestigious magazine and is intended for pupils, parents and those who have a particular interest in the College. The latest edition showcases the College’s activities during 2018/9 and is hot off the press – a copy was given to each pupil at the end of term. The magazine has […]

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Library News Round-up: Michaelmas 2019

The Memorial Library Team review a packed Michaelmas term, which saw over 14,500 visits to the library and over 2,000 loans, plus a range of events and activities: Research Support Sessions Michaelmas term sees the start of a number of major research projects for students across the college, including the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), and […]

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Studying over Christmas – Top Tips

At the end of term, the Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt, spoke to both exam year-groups about why and how to study over the Christmas break. These were his seven top tips: 1. Have a plan. Let the plan take the strain. Let the plan do the worrying. Just do what it says. 2. Make […]

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Film Society begins with ‘Illusion of Life’ Talk

The new Film Study Society was launched by Mr Parnham with his exhilarating talk, ‘Illusion of Life’ on Thursday 5th December. It could not have been opened in a better way, already on its first event it attracted a full audience who were thoroughly intrigued. Starting his talk in Altamira, Spain with prehistoric cave paintings, […]

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Preview: Canada Cup Festival

This December, eight pupils will hit the slopes in Jasper, Canada to take part in the Canada Cup Festival. Originally set up by Harrow School ten years ago, this invitation only event sees eight British independent schools compete in two days of racing, giving all pupils the opportunity to improve their skiing through expert instruction. […]

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Upper School French Exchange

It was a pleasure to be back in Limours at the end of November, two years after our last visit to the Lycée Jules Verne. Narrowly avoiding strikers and gilets jaunes, 14 Sixth Formers were nonetheless treated to the experience of certain other staples of French heritage – the palace of Versailles, the charms of […]

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OMs Feature in Royal Drawing School Book

Congratulations to Tyga Helme (MM 2003-08) and Rose Artbuthnott (PR 2004-06) who both feature in a beautiful new publication ‘Ways of Drawing’ from the Royal Drawing School. The book, published by Thames & Hudson, comprehensively presents multiple mark-making techniques, practical sessions, thoughts and visual ideas that have been explored by outstanding artists both past and […]

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Tim Harrison: ‘Gases in the Air’

Our December Chemistry Lecture, ‘Gases in the Air’, delivered on Thursday 5th December by our friend and colleague Tim Harrison from the University of Bristol, has become quite the annual event. Tim delivered this colourful lecture demonstration not once, but twice, to a packed Ellis Theatre. Excited children from our local schools – Baydon St […]

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Art Exhibition Review: Kindred Vessels

A Review of “Kindred Vessels” by Elé Van Schoor and Siobhán Humston by Art Scholars, Jamie Walker (Su) and Max Baldock (C2) Elé Van Schoor and Siobhán Humston’s collaborative exhibition Kindred Vessels is a fascinating exhibition as the more one looks the more one sees. Although Elé’s and Siobhan’s work do not, for the most […]

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Review: Charles Stuart

Charles Stuart, Head of the EU delegation to Tanzania, was a guest of the Politics Society – giving a thought-provoking talk on Tuesday 19th November. He gave a hugely relevant presentation to the Politics Society on how countries seek to identify emerging threats, respond to terrorism and then attempt to rebuild civil society and normalise. […]

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