Review: Dr Kevin Lin OBE

Last Friday night, Marlborough had the honour of hosting Dr Kevin Lin OBE, the founder of KL Communications and a world specialist in Chinese and English interpreting.  Dr Lin is the lead interpreter for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and has acted as interpreter for Her Majesty the Queen and four successive Prime Ministers. He […]

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Gallery: CCF Biennial Inspection

The latest CCF Biennial Inspection took place at the College on Wednesday 2nd March. The inspecting officer on this occasion was Brigadier McClean, MBE, Head of Army Equipment. Brigadier McClean was very complimentary about the good levels of leadership that he saw at all levels during his time with the CCF. WO1 S J Bate  […]

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Wovoka Gentle

The second of two performances by bands from Seb Fagg’s (C1 2004-09) Yucatan record label took place in the Mem Hall on Saturday 5th March.  After a sequence of electronic music by Tom Niven (B1 2004-09), Wovoka Gentle (Will Stokes (B1 2003-08), Immie Mason and Ellie Mason) treated us to a performance of high-quality musicianship. Using a rich […]

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Review: Art School Tour to Madrid

Aphra Mactaggart (IH L6) reviews the Upper School half-term Art Department trip to Madrid. After a quick, early morning flight, we wasted no time stepping out of our hotel to the Atocha Train Station. We were greeted by towering ferns and plants, unexpectedly, inside the building. Spanish architects Alberto de Palacio Elissagne and Gustav Eiffel […]

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Lacrosse National Schools Tournament

The Lacrosse 1st XII have just returned from a competitive few days at the National Schools Tournament held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Below is a review by Lucy Goodman (LI U6). After several days of action, the result was a satisfying end to the weekend as Marlborough made Division 2 for the second […]

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Rugby: Sexey’s Sevens

The Junior Colts were in action at Sexey’s School on Tuesday 1st March, taking part in the U15 Sevens tournament. The boys performed incredibly well and made it to the semi-final stage, playing some great rugby along the way. Having been drawn in a group with Sexey’s, Gordano and Clayesmore – we amassed 103 points […]

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EPQ Joint Art Exhibition

Two Lower Sixth pupils, Ami Jackson (MM L6) and Xanthe Nathan (MO L6), have been displaying their recent creativity and imagination within the Mount House Gallery, as part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  This course allows pupils to undertake a personal research project through a variety of approaches, which includes performance and exhibition pieces. […]

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U16 Regional Hockey Champions

The Colts 1st XI Hockey team created history on Tuesday 1st March by becoming U16 Regional Champions at Millfield School.   In their group matches, they began with a strong 4-0 win over Exeter School before another clash with Millfield, who they previously beat 4-0 in the qualifying stage.  After taking the lead with two minutes […]

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Goethe-Zertifikat Exams

On Friday 26th February a group of ten German students travelled to London with Frau Rainer and Mr Cockett to take their B1 and B2 Goethe-Zertifikat exams. We left very early in the morning and arrived excitedly at the Goethe-Institut where we were greeted warmly by the staff and examiners. Throughout the day we took […]

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Olympic Decathlete Visits

Olympic Decathlete Dean Macey visited the College on Thursday 25th February for a coaching inset day. Macey worked with a group of Marlborough staff as well as visiting sports coaches to develop their coaching knowledge in what proved to be an informative and enjoyable day. Head of Athletics, Marcus Sharrad, explained more behind the visit. […]

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Fido May Trophy

The Marlborough Clay Pigeon Shooting team took part in the Fido May Trophy on Thursday 25th February. The boys shot very well (averaging about 80%) to finish third out of 27 teams competing in the competition, that was hosted by Harrow at the Churchill Shooting Ground. Marlborough beat multiple teams from Eton, Harrow, Wellington, Radley, […]

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Review: Russia Trip

The biennial Russian trip in February 2016 to St Petersburg and Moscow was both fascinating and enlightening for the 21 Remove to U6 pupils who took part and a real eye opener as to what Russia is really like away from western press and propaganda. We slept in a student hostel and on four mornings […]

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Review: Dr Catriona Murray

Art in the Service of Power: Representation and Reality in the Tudor and Stuart Courts The History of Art Society was delighted to welcome Dr Catriona Murray, from the Department of Art History at the University of Edinburgh, on Wednesday 24th February. Dr Murray had made the long journey from Scotland specifically to be with […]

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OM visits Literary Society

Claire Lowdon (MO 1998-2003) spoke in Adderley to an appreciative Literary Society audience about the writing of her first novel, Left of the Bang, which one reviewer has called ‘the definitive novel of a generation of Londoners’.   Her talk, on Tuesday evening, about the craft of writing was compelling, generous and candid – a fascinating insight […]

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Plate Winners

The Yearlings’ Sevens Squad ran out Plate Winners at Monday’s Prior Park Tournament in Bath. The group stages of the competition saw wins against Colston’s (19-5), Prior Park (5-0) before a narrow defeat to Blundell’s (14-15). After the last game of the group, a defeat to a Sherborne side that would go on and end […]

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International Achievement

Over the last few years, US-born Captain of Shooting Schuyler Neuhauser (B1 U6) has accumulated a number of representative honours for his adopted county and country.  For the last two years he has shot in Wiltshire’s Full-bore Rifle Team in the summer, and the English Schools Small-bore team in the Spring, but he now has […]

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Review: Dick Moore

In the week that the government renewed its commitment to support early mental health diagnosis and intervention, as well as increased funding and research, Dick Moore once again visited the College to speak to the Hundred.  The subject of his talk: “Dancing, not Drowning, in the Rain”, encouraged pupils to focus on good emotional and […]

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Summer School net Tourism Award

Marlborough College Summer School has won Silver in the Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience category after entering the annual South West Tourism Awards for the first time. On Thursday 4th February 2016 in the stunning location of the Nave of Exeter Cathedral, 95 different awards were announced following a rigorous judging process in which a […]

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Community Partnerships: Swindon Academy

Links with Swindon Academy continue to be strengthened, and this term we have added midweek residential visits to the ever-growing list of partnership activities.  United Learning funding enables one of our teachers (Nic Allott) to work two days each week at Swindon Academy, and this underpins the healthy and burgeoning links. Many Academy pupils have […]

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Review: Art Scholars’ Exhibition

The Art Scholars’ show, this year titled ‘Never Mind The Sex Pistols Here’s The Art Scholars’, is always a valuable opportunity to view the work of some of our most talented artists.  This year, the exhibition was curated by Artist in Residence, Archie Franks and Senior Art Scholar, Jemima Jones (NC U6). Although not always an easy […]

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Review: Careers Speed Dating

A group of Old Marlburians were invited back to Marlborough on Tuesday 9th February to talk about their current careers and how they got there.  As a year group who is currently having to figure out, at least for the near future, what we may want to do with our lives we were given the […]

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