Review: Advent Carol Service

There can be no doubt that this year’s Advent Carol Service was perhaps one of the most special in living memory. A packed and beautifully decorated Chapel is unquestionably the perfect setting to celebrate the new Christian year and the Choir’s contribution to this exquisite occasion was colossal. VIDEO: Advent Carol Service 2015 The choice […]

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Old Marlburian Reading Prize

Every year, Shell pupils celebrate the College’s extraordinary literary tradition through the OM Reading Prize.  In their Form lessons, all pupils read and discuss a wide range of work by OM writers and produce their own creative or analytical response to a chosen piece, the best work going forward to the final in the Ellis […]

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Saturday’s fixtures

There is a busy fixture schedule with games against Canford, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Dauntsey’s, Downe House, Monmouth, Lord Wandsworth and Westonbirt. Please note the U14A Girls’ Hockey match at home to Canford has been cancelled. For a full list of matches please click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many […]

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An evening with Rudyard Kipling

Saturday 28th November at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall A Dealer in Words – an evening with Rudyard Kipling As part for the College’s commemoration programme for the World War One Centenary, we are pleased to present a new stage production based on readings from Kipling’s poetry and prose, with music from the acclaimed band Head […]

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Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Donald Kurtz, Vice-President Royal Astronomical Society and Astrophysics Department at University of Central Lancashire delivered the 11th Blackett Science lecture on ‘Planets and Pulsations’ on Tuesday 24th November.  The concept of Asteroseismology was clearly explained with the basic physics of waves and with inspiring animations and ‘sounds’ of the stars, the audience was effortlessly […]

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NatWest Schools Cup

The Junior Colts were narrowly beaten 19-12 by Colston’s School in a keenly contested NatWest Schools Trophy cup tie on Wednesday afternoon. With the match played on Hamersley, the home side scored first before a strong second half comeback from the visitors to seal a place in the next round of the national competition. Match […]

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The Agincourt Pageant

Wednesday 18th November, Memorial Hall This was a new type of event: a semi-dramatised series of little lectures – it would be a bit strong to claim that it represented an actual attempt to go back in time, but everyone had a lot of fun in any case. The days before the History Society’s commemorative […]

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Movember Cake Sale

There will be a Movember Cake Sale in Norwood during break on Tuesday 24th November. All cakes will be priced at £1 with all donations supporting Movember UK. Beaks and staff have been supporting the campaign – and you can find out more or donate here.

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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Royal Over-Seas League, London – Monday 16th November 2015 Arguably, one of the most important and rewarding musical mediums is that of chamber music.  It promotes all sorts of wonderful things:  collaboration, communication, organisation and a sense of collective participation and fulfilment in performance.  The value of that in education is immense and it was […]

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Fives Taster Sessions

There was plenty of action on our Fives courts last Thursday – a fixture v St. Bart’s on the Eton courts, while indoors, the Ivy House Shell had their taster session. New Court get their turn next week… Is there a champion among them to win April’s National Championships? Tom Kiggell Master in Charge, Fives

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In Memoriam: Charles Hamilton Sorley

A service of commemoration for Charles Hamilton Sorley (C1 1908-15) took place on Sunday 15th November in Chapel. Sorley was killed by a sniper north of Loos, October 13th 1915 while in acting command of his Company of the 7th Suffolk Regiment. On the 60th anniversary of the young poet’s death in 1975, there was another […]

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Review: The Revenger’s Tragedy

David Kenworthy’s adaptation of The Revenger’s Tragedy enabled a group of skilled young actors to present a Jacobean story in a contemporary context.  The sensitive issue of mental health was given a visual representation thanks to Paul Cox’s highly detailed hospital set design, and Middleton’s characters became a group of patients reliving the violent and […]

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Mathematical Olympiad

Sarah Mattinson achieved success in this year’s Mathematical Olympiad for Girls.  Over 1,500 girls nationwide participated with the top 25% achieving a Distinction. This means that Sarah is one of the top 25% of the top 1,500 girls in the country with regard to Mathematics. The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is an event run by […]

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Premiership pointers

Marlborough College rugby players were treated to a line-out masterclass by Charlie Matthews of Harlequins on Friday. Standing at 6’ 7”, Matthews has made almost 100 appearances for the Premiership club and fresh from Thursday night’s win over Montpellier, he gave up his time to join the Open and Colts’ squad at training. Master in […]

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Dr Daniel O’Hara

Dr Daniel O’Hara, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of English at New College of the Humanities, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 10th November to address the Literary Society.  Dr O’Hara gave a challenging and stimulating overview of American Literature from 1800 to the present day, with special focus on the mid-20th century, to all Lower Sixth […]

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UK University Outcomes

The great majority (83%) of Marlburians were rewarded for their hard work by gaining their first choice course this year. They won places at some of the most competitive UK universities such as Edinburgh (26) Bristol (24), Exeter (16) and Durham (12). Measuring the cohort by different yardsticks can be instructive, and this year 80% […]

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Santiago Exchange

From Monday 2nd to Wednesday 11th November, 12 Spanish exchange students from the city of Santiago in Galicia visited Marlborough College.  The pupils experienced typical Marlburian life courtesy of their English partners, attending lessons, playing fives and rackets, learning to march with the CCF and even dancing the night away in ‘Buries’. Day trips to […]

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Remembrance Sunday

In the College Chapel on Remembrance Sunday, at the very stroke of 11am, George Nicholson (C3 Re) sounded the Last Post to call the community to two minutes of silence.  That silence, impeccably observed by all present, was of course for those sailors, soldiers and aviators of all the conflicts in which Old Marlburians have […]

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On Target

In the English Schools 50m Small Bore Rifle Challenge on Saturday, I Lee (NC Hu) and F Kverndal (C1 Re) won a bronze medal in the U16 pairs competition, coming third out of 20 pairs from 11 different schools. Meanwhile, the College’s 1st IV came fifth out of 26 IVs, only seven points behind first […]

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Richard Smith exhibition

U6 History of Art pupils recently attended a private viewing of an exhibition by Richard Shirley Smith, one of Britain’s most celebrated illustrators and painters.  Richard is renowned for his skill as an engraver of traditional woodblock prints, and as a muralist, in addition to his works on canvas. The exhibition was held at the […]

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