Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

In a truly remarkable evening which embraced chamber music, solo performers, inter-departmental cross-collaboration, concertos (trumpets and strings), scholars, non-scholars, Shell pupils, future Marlburians and culminating in a vibrant performance of Vivaldi’s glorious A minor Double Cello Concerto, this was a recital to remember.  I have rarely seen such a large audience as this (actually, there […]

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Review: Liederabend

“Music and poetry have a common domain, from which they draw inspiration and in which they operate: the landscape of the soul.  Together, they have the power to lend intellectual form to what is sensed and felt, to transmute both into a language that no other art can express.  The magic power that dwells in […]

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Hockey Girls Make History

The U14 girls’ hockey team qualified for the National Finals yesterday and become the first girls’ hockey team to do so in the history of the College. As a result of finishing runners-up in the West regional tournament back in November, the girls travelled to play Bedford Girls School in a play-off match to determine […]

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Review: Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron, film maker, writer and adventurer, visited Marlborough on Tuesday 24th January where he spoke to over 400 Marlburian Geographers about two of his recent journeys. The first was a 1,000 mile walk over five months in 2016 from Jerusalem to Mt Sinai, through the West Bank, Jordan and Sinai. He took us beyond […]

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Review: Marlborough College Concert Series

On a freezing Sunday afternoon, the attentive and responsive audience who filled the Memorial Hall as part of Marlborough College’s continuing Concert Series, were thrilled by the wonderful Academy of St Martin in the Fields Sextet. It is a rare treat to hear six musicians of such calibre and their artistry was revealed in an […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition Preview

Pupils, parents and guests are welcome to attend the Art Scholars’ Exhibition Preview evening this Friday 20th January. The event will begin at 7pm and run through until 8.30pm in the Mount House Gallery. Artist in residence Timothy Betjeman and the art scholars have been working hard towards the new year exhibition with their work […]

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Oxbridge Offers

We warmly congratulate those Marlburians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge this year.  At a time when competition for entry to these elite institutions is higher than ever, it is testament to their abilities and attitudes that these candidates have been selected, for a wide range  of courses covering Archaeology, Classics, Modern […]

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1917 OM Dinner

One hundred years ago, 44 Old Marlburians sat down to an eight-course dinner in the small garrison town of Bailleul close to the fighting around Ypres. Today in Norwood Hall the kitchens have replicated three of those courses for the College lunch and the choir will sing the school song. Next weekend a group of […]

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Netball Pre-Season

The 2017 Netball cohort returned for pre-season training on Friday 6th January. The sessions were led by Dani McFarlane, Mistress in Charge of Netball, with a varied programme of activities. Players from the 1st VII, U16s, U15s and U14s gathered at Marlborough on Friday morning before being put through their paces. The day also included […]

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Swindon Academy Partnership

During the Michaelmas Term, a new enrichment programme for Swindon Academy Primary School pupils was initiated.  The aim of this programme is to inspire pupils with academic challenges and to expand their cultural experience.   One hundred Year 5 pupils from both Academy primary schools have now visited our Observatory for an enthralling hands-on discovery […]

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Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas one and all with best wishes from Marlborough College. The Lent Term will begin 6-9pm on Monday 9th January. For a full list of term dates please click here. For the very latest College news please follow @MarlboroughCol on Twitter.

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Video: Chapel Choir in Kraków

Members of the College Chapel Choir have just returned from an enjoyable and successful five-day tour to Kraków and the surrounding areas. The choir gave five performances, singing at Masses and concerts at some remarkable and contrasting churches, including Arka Pana, and St Katherine’s in Kraków. One of our cultural excursions included a visit to […]

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Review: Wind Department Concert

The annual Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department Christmas Concert was simply thrilling, propelled along by the passion of the pupils under the enthusiastic and expert direction of Alex Arkwright and supported notably by Hayley Lambert and Sacha Johnson. The Big Band swung into action with joyous vibrancy driven on by its rhythm section which was […]

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Review: Carol Services

A time for celebration, a time for reflection, a time of anticipation. Just a few thoughts which perhaps cross our minds as we approach the end of a long term. There can surely be no better way to pause and consider these sensations than in attending one of the four Christmas carol services, held as […]

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‘Have You Forgotten Yet?’ Exhibition

In November, an exhibition to commemorate armistice and 100 years since the Battle of the Somme was clearly visible from the road and lit up at night with photographs displaying the faces of 40 of the 749 Old Marlburians whose deaths were caused by World War I.  An incredible World War I statistic that we […]

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Review: The Cherry Orchard

Jane Darby’s production of The Cherry Orchard was a wonderful mix of brutality and comedy, a mixture that seems to permeate all of Chekhov’s work. The stripped back walls of the Raneskya’s country estate were a haunting reminder of the central struggle that occupy the characters, that of a decaying aristocracy trying to cling to the vision […]

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Art School Staff Exhibition

Every pupil during their time at Marlborough should get the opportunity to see the personal art work of art teaching staff and this year we were treated to an exhibition showing great diversity and skill.  All academic staff need to keep abreast of the changing movements within their discipline and for Art tutors, along with […]

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Silk Scarf Success Story

A pupil initiative has resulted in the production of a new ladies’ silk scarf, led by Phillip Springford (C3 U6) and designed by Talia Neat (IH Re). The 100% silk scarf is the result of Phillip’s initiative and Talia’s artistry.  Phillip’s aim was to create a scarf to sell for the Bursaries Merchandise Collection based on […]

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Pupil Achievements: Michaelmas Term

Selected pupil achievements from the Michaelmas Term can be found below:  Congratulations to Max Fillingham (TU L6) who represented England at ‘The Irish International Open’ in Dublin and won a Bronze medal in the U18 male section. More recently, he finished in the top 12 of the Men’s Senior Section at the Karate World Cup in Venice, […]

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Review: Orchestral Concert

The promise for this concert was a glitzy occasion, littered with beautiful tunes and the Michaelmas Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic concert lived up to the expectation.   A capacity Ellis Theatre audience was treated to music by Sibelius, Percy Fletcher, the evergreen and familiar music to Richard Rodgers The King and I, Carl Davis’s TV theme The World […]

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The College Chapel

The College Chapel stands stately by the Bath Road like a grand and gracious galleon ready to put to sea, bathed as it is in its glorious blue light for the festive season. It will certainly witness plenty of wonderful and happy occasions in the coming weeks, from the annual College Christmas Carol Services this […]

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