History and the Arts – China Trip

Our excellent group has returned safely and is now doubtless digesting the thousands of things everyone’s learnt! We’ve encountered much: from Song landscape painting to Tang poetry (Du Fu and Li Bai); from Ming cosmic city planning to Qing flirtations with European Rococo style; from Mongol and Manchu raiders to opium wars; from pirlins to […]

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Gallery: GCSE Artwork

Do please visit the Mount House Gallery on Prize Day to view this year’s wonderful GCSE pupils finished pieces, each created within the examination time. These works complete a journey of preparatory work in which pupils record, develop and refine skills are tested before presenting their ideas in a “Finished Piece” composition. The wealth of […]

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Photography Showcase

Our nine Upper Sixth Photographers concluded their A level course by completing their 15-hour examination work. Both their preparatory work and exam outcomes can be seen in the Art School on Prize Day. The work exhibited reflects a broad approach to the photographic medium. Below are a collection of images as a taster of what […]

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Theatrical Achievement

Congratulations to Ijah Ofon (C1 L6) who has been offered a place in the highly prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Thousands audition for a place each year in this company and only a small number are selected so this is an outstanding achievement. It will begin with a month-long residency this summer in […]

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Flight Centre Schools Triathlon

On Sunday 19th May almost 1,100 children took part in the annual Flight Centre Schools Triathlon event at Marlborough College, raising £100,000 for Restless Development and other charities. Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, Master of Marlborough College, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon back to the College. It has been wonderful to see […]

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Gallery: A Level Artwork

Our 20 Upper Sixth Artists concluded the A level course by completed their examination work over this last month. The range and quality of their sustained enquiry are for all to see in the Art School on Prize Day. Below are a collection of images as a taster. Edward Twohig Head of Art

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Exhibition: Akin Uncountable

New Work by our Artist-in-Residence, Siobhan Humston Please do place Friday 14th June from 6.30pm in your diary, it is the “Opening” evening of our Artist-in-Residence in the Mount House. Work in a variety of mediums and media created at College over the last ten months by Siobhan Humston will be on display in the […]

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Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The concert opened with Brasser’s masterful performance of Just a Closer Walk with Thee demonstrating total dynamic control and bringing to life the varied genres of this eclectic piece. The bar was therein set and the tone of the evening firmly established. Sleep allowed the ensemble to exhibit their full tonal colour; Whitacre’s music is […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Thus far, the highlights of Summer Term in Chapel have been substantial. On Sunday 27th April, the preacher at the 10.15am College Eucharist was The Rev. Ben Rundell-Evans – the youngest Clergyman in the Church of England at a baby-faced 24 years of age! Fascinatingly, he spoke of ‘The breath of Christ.’ Movingly, Mark Wilson […]

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Sporting Inspiration

Congratulations to a number of Marlborough College staff have been selected for international representation over the coming weeks. Cricket professional Mark Alleyne will play for the England squad this Sunday 19th May as they take on Wales at Welwyn Garden City (12.30pm). The match is in preparation for the England Over-50s World Cup in Cape […]

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Music Technology Recital

Marius Baldrey has led the Music Technology department at the College with distinction for over a decade, and it’s with huge sadness that we say goodbye to him at the end of this term. Many a pupil will have benefited from his expertise but moreover his sensitivity and compassion, which is prevalent in all he […]

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Scholars’ Trip to Bristol

Lower Sixth Scholars visited Bristol on Monday 6th May, taking part in a sort of ‘perambulatory conference’, and we walked several miles in the sunshine, making frequent stops. Each scholar gave a presentation on an aspect of the city: the programme involved as many academic subjects as possible. Therefore we had plenty of history and […]

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Commemoration and Prize Day

Commemoration and Prize Day took place on Saturday 25th May and the day included the following programme of events: 9.30am        Girls’ Cricket XI v Shrewsbury (T20) on the XI 10.15am      Commemoration Service in Chapel for the Upper Sixth and their parents 11.00am      Prize Giving in the Memorial Hall for the Upper Sixth and […]

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Chapel Choir at Windsor

The Chapel Choir travelled to Windsor on Wednesday 8th May to sing a service of Choral Evensong in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. In such a stunning setting, full of history and elegance and adorned with beautifully woven standards, the Choir truly rose to the occasion. As the choir processed in there was a palpable […]

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Review: Chamber Music Concert

Between the First and Second World Wars my mother helped a former actress run a boarding house in St John’s Wood, London. This particularly attracted students of the Royal Academy of Music. There would be some 20 to 25 students at a time. They would stay (in term times) for upwards of three years. The […]

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History and the Arts

History and HATA in Lent term: the many varied activities of the History department in the Lent term of 2019, as well as its main club the HATA (History And The Arts), are documented in the illustrated booklet. In all we had about 30 trips to local historical sights, about 10 evening talks or seminars, […]

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Medical Application Success

Those who apply to Medical School face increasingly ferocious competition; on average in the UK fewer than one in ten applicants gain a place. So we salute the superb achievement of the following in winning one or more places at Medical School in the current year: Maddy Avery (IH 2013-18 – Liverpool University) India Jacklin-Chatha […]

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South Coast Fieldwork

38 pupils worked with six teachers and a technician over three days on the south coast between Sunday 5th and Tuesday 7th May on their A level projects. 21 pupils chose physical topics at Swanage and Studland. The impacts and effectiveness of the Swanage coastal management scheme were the key focus of study at Swanage; […]

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CCF Annual Dinner

The annual CCF Dinner Night was held on Friday 3rd May in the Adderley, with the guest of honour Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer KCB DSO MBE (C1 1976-81). It was fantastic to have General Lorimer in attendance, along with 55 others, to give thanks to our Upper Sixth Cadets for their commitment and service […]

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Gallery: C3 Charity Day

The C3 House Charity day took place on Sunday 5th May; a day which enabled the whole C3 community to come together and celebrate the talent within the House. The day included a variety concert with acts from all year-groups, whereby parents, pupils and staff were royally entertained. A House BBQ was followed by a […]

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Gallery: XI v Wellington

The XI played their fifth match of the new season on Saturday 4th May as they took on Wellington. In a competitive encounter, captain Will Cook (SU U6) made 69 not out to steer the XI to their fourth win in five games. For the full fixture list, please click here.

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