Skill-Up Incrementum Week

This week for our post-GCSE Skill-Up week, 40 Marlborough College pupils in the Hundred have been joined by 35 pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia as a part of the Marlborough College based Incrementum course. The MCM and MCUK pupils have been busy playing sports, building rafts, and getting to know one another. In addition to […]

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Portrait Sculpting Course

I’ve been very fortunate to join eight people of all walks of life on a Luke Shepherd sculpting course near Ashburton, Devon. Luke works in clay and has done many commissions over his 30-year career. His clay portraits are usually cast in bronze when completed. This four-day sculpting course is designed to teach students to […]

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Pupils’ Evening Recital

At the end of a very busy Summer term, it was such a treat to hear some of the College’s pupils give a recital of the highest standard. In the newly refurbished Memorial Hall with a beautifully intimate feel to the evening, Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the concert with an arresting and bold rendition […]

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Video: Wiltshire Police Dogs Training

On Thursday 20th June, the College welcomed Police Dog teams from Wiltshire Police Dog Section, for training of specialist search dogs and their handlers. This is in response to an appeal from the police for ‘live’ environments in which the dogs can be put through their paces, developing skills of searching for contraband including firearms, […]

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Higher Education and Gap Year Fair

Alessandra Pidgeon (LI L6) looks back at the Higher Education and Gap Year Fair, held on Monday 10th June. What stood out for me overall was the enthusiastic and friendly attitude of all the university and gap year representatives. Each stall captured my attention and everyone was happy to answer any questions, no matter how […]

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Gallery: Remove Artwork

Last week 62 pupils sat the 2.5 hour Remove Art Exam – and their work can be viewed below in an online picture gallery. The task was to create a sustained quality drawing based on current project work, under exam conditions. From climate change to memonto-mori via natural form, pupils observed and explored their subject […]

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Welchman Prize Winner

The Final of the second Annual Welchman Prize has been won by James Ruddell (C3 L6). The competition is entered by all pupils studying Further Mathematics A level in the Lower Sixth and each has to submit an extended article and give a presentation on its contents. James responded to the stimulus ‘Explore an interesting […]

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Rugby set for Stade Francais

Marlborough’s young rugby players are heading off to Paris this weekend to take part in the Stade Français Cup. There three-day trip will see the Yearlings squad take on a host of French sides in the impressive surroundings of the Stade Jean Bouin. Last year Marlborough, made it through to the final of the competition […]

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Gallery: A Level Fine Art

The latest exhibition in the Art School is a selected cross-section of coursework and examination projects by our current Upper Sixth artists. This display is to be moderated by external examiners. The images below speak for themselves in terms of pursuit, refinement, scale, ambition, links to artists to inform understanding, experimenting with various styles and […]

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Ray Ward at Royal Academy of Arts

From 12,000 entries, shortlisted to 2,392 and then funnelled down to 700, Ray Ward’s acrylic painting, About To Get Up Again (painted on card, 840 x 590 mm, pictured below) was selected by the committee of the Royal Academy for display in the 251st Summer Exhibition. This is no small feat, in-fact it is a […]

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Etchings by Christopher Hughes

There are two etchings of C House and A House with Chapel on display on the Art School walls that are dignified, low-key, technically accomplished and compellingly beautiful the more one takes the time to view both. Their author is Christopher Wyndham Hughes who taught and lead art at Marlborough when the department was housed […]

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Gallery: Babcock Athletics

The first of two afternoon’s of mass house participation athletics took place on Wednesday 5th June in the annual “Babcock” competition, competed by all of the Remove. The atmosphere was as supportive and energetic as ever and we look forward to the conclusive afternoon of events in two weeks on Wednesday 19th June. Marcus Sharrad […]

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Gallery: GCSE Art Moderation

This year’s GCSE Art Moderation took place in the Ceramics studio as two moderators examined this year’s Hundred coursework and examination projects, along with our internal marks which were released to pupils earlier in May. Display boards, as seen in the images below, were filled with work by pupils celebrating the examined assessment objectives as […]

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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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