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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Review: Jeremy Hunter

Earlier this term the Politics Society was privileged to host a visiting lecture on “Life inside North Korea” by photojournalist and former TV documentary maker Jeremy Hunter.  Armed with numerous high quality slides depicting many different aspects of the strange world inside the hermit state, Jeremy held the audience enraptured by his personal narrative of his […]

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Review: Orchestral & Ensembles Concert

This is always the most moving concert of the year as we say goodbye to the leavers who have put in years of hard work and dedication.  Sporting their traditional red rose and standing for their individual ovation, they sum up what it is to be a Marlburian! The evening began with the Master cutting […]

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1843 Society Luncheon

The 1843 Society Luncheon was held in The Adderley on Sunday 22nd May with 50 guests in attendance. Those present enjoyed an excellent lunch before hearing from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and the President of the 1843 Society, Martin Evans. Music scholars Finn Kverndal (C1 Re) and Darcey Goble (MM Sh) gave moving performances after lunch. Those fortunate enough […]

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University Successes 2016

Over the course of this academic year Marlburians have succeeded on a great number of fronts at the College, and for many, their achievements have been crowned by acceptances to some of the world’s greatest universities.   On the UK scene, eighteen received offers or unconditional places from Cambridge and Oxford in January, and a further […]

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History and the Arts Society

The Junior HATA (History and the Arts Society) were out and about on Tuesday 17th May. They are pictured here during a visit to Chisbury Iron Age camp and its 14th century ruined chapel.

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Review: Jazz Evening

What a very delightful Jazz Evening we were all treated to – the smoky black that the ensembles were all dressed in oozed jazzy finesse and cool and what we saw was as brilliant as what we went on to hear.   The students’ enjoyment of playing and participating radiated out of them and was just […]

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C3 Partnership a Winner

Pack It In, trained by C3 parent, Brian Meehan and owned by the C3 Partnership, carries the maroon and white colours to victory in the The Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Stakes at Bath Racecourse on Wednesday 11th May.

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Review: Choral Evensong

Sunday 8th May 2016 This was an ambitious and original undertaking, in which the ranks of the Chapel Choir were swelled by Old Marlburians and visiting singers from Lambrook School and the Children’s Choir of St. John the Divine, Kennington.  Conducting duties were shared between Alex Hodgkinson, Martyn Ford and Ben Clark, all three of […]

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