French Exchange

Remove French exchange pupils from Lycée de Notre Dame de Bury are pictured here on the Chapel steps with their partners, following Lists on Thursday. They are enjoying their time in Marlborough, especially Fauré’s Requiem and Kwik cricket.

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Remove Eurovision Song Contest 2016

On Tuesday evening the Remove gathered with excitement in the Ellis Theatre for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, organised by the Modern Languages Department.  Each of the 14 Remove language sets prepares a song in the language they are studying and performs it to pupils and beaks. As practice of diction and communication it is […]

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Morehead-Cain Scholarship

Of all UK schools Marlborough has won the second most Morehead-Cain scholarships over the years, and Ed Perkins (TU 1999-2004 and former Morehead-Cain Scholar) returned to the College on Tuesday evening. He told Upper School pupils about the astonishing opportunity that the scholarship offers: a fully funded world class liberal arts education (including four summer […]

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Modern Languages L6 Festival

An expectant crowd of pupils and beaks gathered in the Language Centre courtyard on Monday evening for this year’s open air Lower Sixth Festival.  With a total of eight languages represented, once again we were in for a celebration of spoken language by the rising stars of the language department. The groups did not disappoint! […]

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Post-GCSE study trip

Eighteen pupils travelled last week to Italy for a post-GCSE study trip. The visit was centred on Rome, but included two days in the attractive cities of Arezzo in Tuscany and Ferrara in Emilia Romagna.  The programme of study chiefly concerned History of Art, but also encompassed the Classical World, and Italian culture in general. […]

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Lower Sixth Leadership

Lower Sixth pupils have been taking part in a Leadership Day along with the Year Twelve pupils from Swindon Academy who joined them to share the experience.   The day was run by a team from Future Foundations who lead them through a number of challenges with verve and enthusiasm.  The structure of the day […]

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Prefects’ Training Weekend

On the Saturday 18th June the new Prefects went on an overnight trip to Oxenwood for a training weekend supervised by Mr Gordon, Mr Finlay and Mrs Kiggell. The aim of the weekend was not to stick out as individuals, but to get to know each other and work as a unified Prefect team for […]

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CCF Exercise Celtic Warrior

Marlborough College CCF, supported by the 1st Battalion RIFLES, have just completed a three day Exercise in Sennybridge, Wales. The annual camp helped select the Head of Corps and CCF Heads of Year 2016/17. They coped with some awful weather conditions whilst living in the Field and perceived greatly. WO1 S J Bate Contingent Commander […]

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Heads of House Training

On Sunday 19th June, 18 of the 21 new Heads of Houses met together to consider their new roles, and aspects of leadership within both the houses and the school more generally. A brief introductory exercise addressed any initial awkwardness, and got the new Heads of House thinking about some of the presentation skills they […]

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Leadership Day

The Lower Sixth leadership day took place on Thursday 16th June with 25 Swindon Academy pupils visiting Marlborough. This visit was an important opportunity for both sixth forms to collaborate and exchange ideas during what was a varied programme of leadership challenges. Swindon Academy pupils have been regular visitors to the College as part of […]

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Guidance Department HE & GAP Fair

Forty representatives from universities, gap year companies and schemes (listed below) visited the College to meet the Lower Sixth pupils on Monday 13th June. Those listed below were all at the College for the annual Guidance Department Higher Education and GAP Fair. UK Universities – Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, East Anglia, Exeter, Hot Courses/What Uni, […]

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Stuart Lancaster Visit

Former England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster was at Marlborough on Friday 10th June, passing on his expertise during a number of informative sessions. Lancaster, who began teaching at Kettlethorpe High School, gave a talk on leadership to Sixth Form pupils before attending a lunch with members of the College’s coaching staff where he gave […]

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Poetry Society Reading

The poet Hannah Lowe launched her new collection, ‘Chan’, in Adderley on Friday evening. Hannah was last year named as one of the ‘New Generation’ poets by the Poetry Book Society, and she gave a scintillating performance, being both very funny and very moving. Afterwards, poetry society members crowded into Doc P’s flat for supper […]

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A Summer Evening at Highclere Castle

Around 200 guests attended a fundraising evening at Highclere Castle on Wednesday 8th June, helping to raise over £36,000 for Bursaries and Capital Projects. The event, hosted by the Earl and Countess of Canarvon, began with a welcome from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, who gave an overview of the current fundraising campaigns. Guests then enjoyed […]

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Chamber Choir at Highclere

The Chamber Choir were delighted to perform at a reception at Highclere Castle yesterday evening.  This was the first performance given by this Lower Sixth group, newly-formed for the forthcoming academic year. Singing light-hearted works, including old close-harmony favourites ‘Blue Moon’ and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, they rose splendidly to the occasion, giving a polished and entertaining […]

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Pupil Achievements: Summer Term

Read up on a host of pupil achievements from recent weeks with the Summer Term now at an end… July Following on from the recent IB results, Gabriella Gormley (MM U6) (whose 43 points are equivalent to A*A*A*A*A at A level) takes up her place at Cambridge to read Architecture, Genia Borisenko (LI U6) takes up her place at […]

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Review: Professor Peter Atkins

Professor Peter Atkins delivered a lecture on Tuesday 10th May on how scientific discovery in the 19th century led to the world we see today – think of Faraday, Maxwell, Darwin.  It is often forgotten that the Victorian era held some of the greatest scientific discoveries which allowed science to mature into a respected subject. […]

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Mount House Exhibition

A preview evening will take place in the Mount House Gallery this Friday featuring an exhibition curated by Artist in Residence Archie Franks. This year Archie has put together a show not just featuring his own work, but also that of the pupils he has worked with. The preview evening takes place on Friday 10th […]

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Review: Haroun and the Sea of Stories

The Shell Play ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ by Salman Rushdie The Shell brought to life the mysterious tale of Haroun in the Ellis Theatre in a physical and imaginative style.  Shadow puppets of weird and wonderful creatures circled the minimalist black box space which offset the bright and vivid costumes in this pageant […]

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Video: Commemoration and Prize Day

A video round-up of Commemoration and Prize Day, held on Saturday 28th May, is now available to view. Jaideep Barot (Deputy Head, Academic) reviews the day that included a range of events including a Commemoration Service in Chapel, 1st XI Cricket, Upper Sixth Prize Giving, an array of Music and speeches on the XI. Please click here to watch […]

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Review: Paul Chapman

It was a huge pleasure for both the Politics and History of Art Societies to host Paul Chapman, nationally renowned Art Historian and permanent curator of the Longford Castle art collection.  Paul was invited to share his expertise on Art in Politics and to explain the relationship between these two disciplines with reference to a […]

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