Video: Japan Tour

Master in Charge of Rugby, Budge Pountney, looks back on the first week of the Japan Tour. The video also includes highlights from Saturday’s second matchday of tour. Click here to view the video. Click here to find out more about the tour. Click here to follow the tour on Twitter.

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Anniversary Plans – Save The Dates

2018 marks the 50th year of girls at Marlborough College and the 175th year since the College was established. We would be delighted if you are able to join us for some of the celebratory events which will take place throughout the academic year 2017/2018. A number of events have been planned – please click herefor […]

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Visit from Bishop Cotton School

Mr BC Robinson, Headmaster of Bishop Cotton School, Shimla visited the College on Friday 1st July. George Cotton was Master of Marlborough College from 1852-58 and was subsequently appointed Bishop of Calcutta. Cotton House is named after him, and Bishop Cotton went on to found schools in Bangalore, Calcutta and Bombay as well as Shimla. […]

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IB Success

We send our warmest congratulations to our final IB cohort, who received their results earlier this afternoon. Obtaining the IB Diploma requires intellect, dedication and outstanding drive, to study 6 subjects (three to Higher Level and three to Standard Level) at the same time as completing the CAS component (Creativity, Action, Service), taking a Theory […]

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Review: Skill Up and Incrementum

Skill Up Week is the name given to the penultimate week of the Summer Term for the Hundred. It marks the end of the GCSE examinations and the transition into the Sixth Form.  The aim of Skill Up Week is to get the Hundred thinking about the opportunities and challenges associated with the Sixth Form, […]

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Review: End of Year Showcase Concert

The annual End of Year Showcase Concert in the Ellis Theatre is an invaluable opportunity to witness music making in both the Shell and Remove year groups, and this year we were treated to a remarkable display of variety, and at times, virtuosity from both scholars and non-scholars alike.   There was much to admire both […]

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Hundred Post-GCSE Rome Trip

Eighteen pupils from the Hundred travelled to Rome on Monday 20th June for a new venture, a post-GCSE cultural visit.  The week encompassed four days in the capital, and two in attractive provincial cities, Arezzo in Tuscany and Ferrara in Emilia Romagna. The pupils were excellent company and played their part fully and generously in […]

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Art History Book

A new art history book published in Germany this month contains a chapter by Marlborough’s Head of History of Art, Dr Simon McKeown.  The book, Emblematik im Ostseeraum/Emblematics Around the Baltic has been compiled by a team of international scholars and Dr McKeown’s contribution concerns Swedish symbolic art in the reign of King Erik XIV.

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Review: Remove Trip to London Galleries

Alongside the stone staircase at the Royal Academy of Arts, as part of this year’s Summer Exhibition, seven imposing c-type prints by Jane and Louise Wilson led us expectantly into the main galleries.  The rich collection of over 1,200 artworks displayed, ensured that we remained fully engaged with the abundant variety of art, from emerging, […]

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Sixth Form Visit to London Galleries

Our first exhibition visit took us to Tate Modern, passing the nearly complete, pyramidal  Herzog & deMeuron extension. Inside the established galleries, a very comprehensive collection of works by Mona Hatoum, spanning 35 years, proved highly absorbing for our Sixth Form students.  After lunch, we walked to Jerwood Space, where our current Artist in Residence, […]

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Review: Summer Term Art Exhibitions

‘Strange But Somehow Beautiful’ is the title of an essay by writer Mike Yates, about his stunning collection of Adan art from Ghana. The corresponding show, which opened in April at the Mount House Gallery, included over 200 wooden figures, two large beautiful woven fabrics and metal ceremonial objects, made not as art works, but […]

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Review: Fauré Requiem

To commemorate the 20 OMs who tragically lost their lives alongside thousands of others on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme one hundred years ago, the College honoured them in two performances of Fauré’s stunning Requiem in Chapel.  The first took the form of the annual Everest Lecture (Common Room and pupils only) and […]

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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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