Winning start for the XI

The XI got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start with victory over Free Foresters on Monday afternoon. 245/4 off 48.3 overs thanks to Billy Mead 82, Jack Thistlethwayte 63 and Elijah Samuel 40 – the XI went on to win by six wickets with three balls to spare. Congratulations to Harry Brooks (TU Hu) & Freddie Hazlitt (C1 Hu) who made their XI […]

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Pupil Achievements: Lent Term

A selection of pupil achievements from the Lent Term… April Stasi Knight (CO U6) captained Wales U18s hockey team in their 2-1 win against Ireland and she will continue as captain for the next test against Switzerland and Scotland over the Easter weekend. March Congratulations to Molly Gibbins (CO L6), who came 29th out of a field of […]

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Art Degree and Foundation Course Achievements

At the close of an exceptionally busy term within the Art School, this year we are able to celebrate the commendable successes by eight of our students, who have achieved highly regarded offers to study for an Art degree or Foundation course. Applying for Art based, Further Education courses is an increasingly challenging, detailed and […]

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Review: Jazz Evening

Candlelit tables, low lighting and the welcoming smile of Dennis at the bar set the scene for the last hurrah of the musical term.   With strains of The Messiah still ringing in the ears of many Marlborough musicians (who, barely 48 hours previously, had taken part in a magnificent rendition of this fine choral piece), […]

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Library News Round-Up

Librarian James Burton looks back on a busy term in the Memorial Library… World Book Day 2017 Thursday 2nd March This year, in partnership with the Modern Languages department, the Library hosted an internationally themed book buffet to celebrate World Book Day. Pupils and staff had the chance to sample finger foods from around the […]

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Review: Art Exhibitions

In the second half of Lent Term the Mount House Gallery hosted ‘Regrowth’, an exhibition by Jane Corbett, a mixed media artist who studied Fine Art at Newcastle University then trained with the Queen Mother’s milliner, Rose Cory. If you read magazines or watch television you will have seen Jane’s remarkable hats on the heads […]

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Choral Society Concert: Handel’s Messiah

The Choral Society concert remains a glorious annual tradition: a celebration, a collaboration, participation from all corners (quite literally in this production which saw an interesting use of the Chapel in an ‘in the round performance’) and the result is something really marvellous.  This year we were treated to Handel’s evergreen Messiah, in some ways a […]

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West of England Public School Golf Championships

Marlborough College Golf Team put in a strong performance to finish runners up on the school’s return to the West of England Public School Golf Championships at Burnham & Berrow. In the College’s first appearance in the event in seven years first team players rose to the occasion, winning matches versus Sherborne and Cheltenham College […]

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Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s delightful topsy-turvy world of Illyria where grief-stricken characters, bereft of siblings and lovers, are presented within a comedic frame was dazzlingly brought to life in David Kenworthy’s production of Twelfth Night. The warming, goodwill essence of Christmas was somewhat subverted as Santa became the drunken bully Sir Toby Belch, blusteringly played by Max Foulds (SU L6) and […]

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Penny Reading: Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s delightful topsy-turvy world of Illyria where grief-stricken characters, bereft of siblings and lovers, are presented within a comedic frame was dazzlingly brought to life in David Kenworthy’s production of Twelfth Night. The warming, goodwill essence of Christmas was somewhat subverted as Santa became the drunken bully Sir Toby Belch, blusteringly played by Max Foulds […]

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History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Reinventing Dutch Still Life Painting The College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening.  Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical acclaim in New York, London, and […]

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Marlborough win international tournament

Marlborough College were winners of the Plate competition the the prestigious International Schools Rugby Sevens Tournament. Played on the fields where the game was born, schools from Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took part as part of Rugby School’s 450th Anniversary celebrations. […]

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Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens

Day Four- U14s – National Sevens Vase Having made it through, Marlborough entered Friday in the Plate and once again progressed after two wins in two. 11.20am, Pitch RE4 Marlborough 24 King’s Worcester 19 12.40pm, Pitch RE2 Marlborough 29 Ivybridge Community College 7 This took them through into the Plate semi-final stage. 3.20pm – Plate Semi-Final […]

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Poetry Society: Lily Winter

On Tuesday night, the Poetry Society hosted the young singer/songwriter Lily Winter who both taught and entertained us.   First she gave a workshop on the similarities and subtle differences between poems and song lyrics – and this was very much a personal view; then, in the Bradleian Theatre, she performed a set of her own […]

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Gold in British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge

Simran Chowdhry (LI L6) scored over twice the average in the paper; sat nationally by some 1200 year 12 pupils. Tuomas Laakkonen (B1 L6) gained a Silver and Alice Wright (NC L6) a Bronze I. Bronze II awards were awarded to Milo Brooks (B1 L6), Isabella Lee (NC L6), Christopher Linyard-Tough (B1 L6) and Alexander Rowe (B1 L6). This was a very tough paper with an […]

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C3 House Concert

The seventh C3 House Concert took place on Sunday 19th March and yet again proved to be a great success.   Many thanks to all those who helped to organsise the event, especially Oskar Money-Kyrle (C3 U6), Oli Fanshawe (C3 U6), Jonny Venn (C3 U6) and Worcester Bawden (C3 U6). Everyone who performed was superb and it was great to see three Shell boys […]

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Video: Ensembles & Orchestral Concert

As a member of the audience, it is always a wonderful treat to attend our annual side-by-side concert with the Southbank Sinfonia.  As a Marlburian instrumentalist, it is a real privilege to play alongside some of the finest young professional musicians in the country. This wonderful opportunity raises the aspirations of our players, and gives […]

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New North Wiltshire MCC Hub

A new MCC Foundation Hub has recently opened at Marlborough College. The Hub takes place in the Sports Hall on Wednesdays between 4.30 and 6pm led by Cricket Professional Mark Alleyne (formerly of Gloucestershire CCC & England) with the assistance of local Wiltshire coaches. Participating schools include The John Bentley (Calne), The Ridgeway School (Wroughton), […]

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Lower Sixth Careers Fair

The Lower Sixth Careers Fair on Thursday 16th March was very helpful. With accomplished professionals representing a wide range of fields from Medical Psychology to Investment Banking each pupil got an insight into three possible career paths. The meetings were structured into 35-minute seminars, as the visiting agent from each of these different professions gave […]

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Review: Bach Cantata BWV 150

Evening Prayer on Sunday 5th March took a slightly different format, with members of the Chapel Choir singing one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble.  Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (For you, Lord, I long) is an extended work in seven movements for soloists and choir, featuring a variety of music, from […]

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Supporting the innocent big knit

The Knitting Society have supported the innocent big knit, helping raise funds for Age UK. “As many as 25,000 older people’s lives are at risk because of the cold. And we wanted to help,” as explained on the innocent website. “Back in 2003 we had an idea. We asked some older people, and some younger people, […]

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