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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Review: An Evening for Advent

Advent is arguably the most poignant and exciting time of year.  A time of anticipation, a time of hope and, of course, the prospect of Christmas, but above all (and something that sometimes becomes lost in the frenzy of commercial activity) it is the beginning of the Christian year. An Evening for Advent is an annual […]

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Gallery: Battle of Culloden Pageant

The History Department – with the doughty assistance of a large numbers of pupils and other beaks – presented a re-enactment of the 1745 Jacobite uprising on Monday 28th November. The performance was complete with pipes, Gaelic songs, bayonets (hockey sticks), dirks (school cutlery), tartan galore and lots of redcoats (mostly bibs from the PE […]

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CCF Exercise Self Reliance

It has been a fantastic week at CCF with all year groups deploying onto the Salisbury Plain Training Area and been put through their paces under the senior cadets. Click here for a selection of images from the trip. WO1 S J Bate Contingent Commander and School Staff Instructor Marlborough College CCF

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Squash Team Qualify

Congratulations to the U15 Boys’ Squash team who have qualified for Stage II (knock-outs) of the National Schools Squash competition. In a tough group with current (Wycliffe) and former (Millfield) competition winners, they played with real determination and commitment, finishing second in the group behind Wycliffe. There’s still a long way to go to reach […]

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Blackett Science Lecture

The 12th annual Blackett Science lecture was given on Tuesday 29th November in the Ellis by the College’s Charlie Barclay (Director of the Blackett observatory). The talk was titled ‘Tunguska’s legacy – The threat of asteroid impact’. Attended by Friends of the Marlborough telescope outreach group, pupils and other visitors, the talk covered the increasing […]

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Review: Advent Carol Service

Sunday 27 November 2016 Happy New Liturgical year! On Sunday evening, the chapel was filled to bursting to celebrate the start of the Christmas period. Beautifully decorated with hundreds of candles, the space resounded over the course of a highly moving service.  With the choir expertly conducted by Alex Hodgkinson, the service was structured around […]

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Review: Illumination

Illumination was a great success again this term. An audience comprising teachers and pupils in the Hundred and Sixth Form all enjoyed the spectacular event on Thursday 17th November. At 9pm, a packed Mem Hall with an excited, responsive audience eagerly awaited the first performance. Ned Seagrim (C2 U6) got the show started by introducing an […]

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Review: MCCS – Paul Turner

Paul Turner is a well-known presence in this locality and so it was no surprise to see the Memorial Hall full of subscribers as well as his local fan club!  The concert opened with a rarely played gem – Mozart’s Suite in C K399, which is a work that bridges the gap between the Baroque and […]

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U14s crowned County Champions

On Sunday 20th November the U14s, U16s and U19s Netball squads travelled to Dorcan Netball Centre to play in the County round of the National Schools Tournament. After a slow start the U14s got into their rhythm and played some fantastic netball. As a team they defended all through the court which created lots of turnover opportunities […]

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Historic Girls’ Football Fixture

The first ever match for the Marlborough College Girls’ Football team took place on Tuesday 15th November. The landmark fixture was played in good spirit and after a goalless first half, the home side’s experience paid off in the second half to register a 2-0 win. Despite the result, this was a very encouraging opening […]

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Review: Ben Kane

Classics Society Talk: The Life of a Roman Centurion Ben Kane, best-selling author of the Forgotten Legion trilogy and Spartacus series, gave a fascinating talk to the Shell on Thursday 17th November. His talk was about the life of a Roman legionary, encouraging the audience to examine his collection of beautifully crafted military equipment, from […]

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The Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust Annual Lecture

The Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust Annual Lecture takes place this Thursday 24th November, with Jake Meyer (C3 1997-02) the speaker. His lecture ‘Reaching for the Top’ is open to the public with OMs and members of the Marlborough community especially welcome. The Marlborough-based charity the Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust funds selected students from St. John’s […]

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New Master for MCM

After an extensive and exhaustive process, the Marlborough College Malaysia Council has unanimously decided to appoint Mr Alan Stevens as Master of Marlborough College Malaysia, succeeding Mr Robert Pick. Alan, together with his wife, Heather, will join Marlborough College Malaysia ahead of the Michaelmas Term of 2017 from Barnard Castle School, an HMC (Headmasters’ and […]

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Happy Birthday George!

The Marlborough College community wishes George Johnson a very Happy 90th Birthday. Born on 17th November 1926, George joined Marlborough in 1953 as a painter and decorator. He then became General Foreman of Estates – a role he carried out until the age of 65. After that he joined the catering team in the Norwood […]

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Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge

Earlier this week the college hosted the Swindon and Wiltshire Panathlon Challenge for the fifth time. This year the event was led by a selected group of 12 pupils who complete their outreach activity with Brimble Hill school in Swindon.  The Panathlon challenge is a competitive multi-sport event for children and young adults with disabilities. […]

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Review: China Exchange

During half-term, a group of ten Upper School pupils embarked on an exciting two-week exchange visit to China, setting off on Sunday 23rd October.  Our itinerary encompassed one week in Beijing, five days in rural towns and villages in Guangxi province and 2 days in Guangzhou, one of China’s major financial centres. With this being […]

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Review: Evening Pupils’ Recital

Evening recitals have a special charm.  They are traditionally more intimate occasions and offer an alternative mood from the larger scale orchestra and choral performances.   The November Evening Recital was a fine example of just that, with some truly engaging and persuasive contributions from both music scholars and non-music scholars alike. The flute featured heavily […]

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Blog: Importance of the Warm-Up

The warm-up plays an important role in preparing athletes for training or competition as Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, James Davies, explains… It can not only improve performance but massively reduce the risk of injury along with playing a key role in athletic development. The warm-up is broken down into four stages with each stage […]

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Marlborough win the Silk Cup

Marlborough College and Radley College competed for the Silk Cup on Saturday afternoon, a trophy named in honour of Dennis Silk. Presented by The Marlburian Club, the Silk Cup is in honour of DRW Silk who was both the coach of the all-conquering Marlborough XV of 1963 and subsequently Warden of Radley from 1968-1991. Radley […]

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