Review: Faith & the First World War

Pupils from Shell and Remove were joined by guests from the Town to listen to the Revd Canon Andrew Studdert-Kennedy (C3 1972-76) talking about his grandfather Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, better known as Woodbine Willie, as he was renowned for handing out ‘Woodbine’ cigarettes to the men in the trenches. For his bravery in being alongside […]

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Review: La Grande Illusion

Members of the public, pupils and Common Room were treated to a showing of Jean Renoir’s classic war film La Grande Illusion, along with a scholarly introduction given by Andrew Brown, on Tuesday evening as part of the Memorial Hall Festival. This cinematic masterpiece was considered timely on its initial release in 1937 and the […]

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Review: Walk and Talk

Upper Sixth Art Scholar, Nell Hargrove, looks back at the ‘Walk and Talk’ event in the Mount House Gallery by Edward Twohig, Head of Art.  On Monday evening, Mr Twohig took an eager audience on a ‘Walk & Talk’ around the Mount House Gallery. We were presented with an engaging story of art from 1918, […]

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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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Siobhán Humston: Creative Practice Talk

To introduce our Artist in Residence for 2018-19 to the College community, Canadian born Siobhán Humston presented a slideshow and discussed her practice as an interdisciplinary artist. Mostly involved with creating works from, and amongst, the natural world, Siobhán has undertaken a degree in Ireland, been chosen for residencies in New Zealand, USA, the Netherlands […]

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Review: Fashion and Media Careers Event

Susie Forbes, Principal of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London, gave a detailed talk to our year groups recently. Gaining extensive editorial experience within the vibrant world of fashion and media for over 25 years led Susie to take up her role as Principle of Condé Nast College in 2011. Pupils […]

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Pupil Review: The Dunford Lecture

On Tuesday 18th September, Keith Gladstone came to give this year’s Dunford lecture to sports scholars, other pupils and staff on his life’s work as an osteopath. Following on from a drinks reception with the scholars, he began his talk, entitled ‘Athletic Health’, discussing firstly the role he had played in the World’s Strongest Man […]

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Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Modern Languages after Marlborough

Three Old Marlburians returned to Marlborough on Friday 14th September, all of whom have taken their Modern Language studies further, and all of whom have enjoyed memorable experiences and professional opportunities through their language skills. The evening of presentations to the current Upper School modern linguists began with an illustration of how useful and employable […]

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Review: Bob Tait

At the end of Shell OA week, the pupils were given a presentation by Bob Tait on drugs, covering many aspects from the consumption of ‘socially acceptable drugs’, such as alcohol, to recent Law changes. The key points were: There is no such thing as a ‘safe drug’, despite many being socially acceptable. Actions have repercussions. […]

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Sermon: ‘Where are you staying?’

A sermon preached by the Rt Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells at Marlborough College on the 175th Commemoration of its Foundation and on the 50th year since admitting women… 35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is […]

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Review: T. A. Cotterell

T. A. Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew came to speak at Marlborough on Friday 4th May about ‘Becoming an Author’; this was a fascinating insight into not only the process of writing, but also of the business of editing and marketing, and the reality of the modern publishing world. A far cry from the […]

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Peter Hall – Wasted Youth

ON Thursday 26th April the Remove attended a presentation by Peter Hall, from Wasted Youth. Peter spoke about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, but from a perspective that instantly caught the attention of the pupils. Firstly, he came from a very similar background to many of them: privately educated, a financially comfortable family, international […]

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The Master’s Sermon

As mentioned in Assembly on Wednesday, I have just returned from BCS Shimla in the Himalayas, a sister establishment to Marlborough College founded by George Cotton Bishop of Calcutta in 1859. He was the second Master of Marlborough from 1852-1858, and such a great success in getting the College going that he is one of […]

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Review: Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills, a 470 class sailor with Olympic gold and silver medals, visited Marlborough on Sunday 15th April to speak to members of the College about her career journey so far and her commitment to becoming the most successful female sailor in the world. Hannah’s first Olympic experience took place in London in 2012 where […]

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Life After Marlborough

The Life after Marlborough lecture series came to a close on Wednesday 11th April with seven OMs coming back to give the Upper Sixth an insight into university life. Some very interesting points were raised, one of which was that there is an opportunity of studying in Ireland for almost a third of the price […]

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Medawar Lecture Review

On Tuesday 6th February we held the annual Medawar Lecture. The lecture, named after Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Peter Medawar (B2 1928-32), was given by Professor Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, recipient of numerous world-renowned awards for her work on soft matter physics, and also her work in raising awareness […]

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