OA Expedition to Langtang Valley, Nepal

Having only just returned from our exciting expedition in Nepal, memories are still fresh.  The chanting of ‘Om mani padme hum, the Buddhism mantra, heard as we walked around both Swayambhu Stupa, or monkey temple as it is often referred to and again at Boudhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa’s in the world made […]

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Malaysia visit to Marlborough

The College was delighted to welcome Nick Eatough, Head of the Senior School at Marlborough College Malaysia, for a short visit at the start of this week. Nick had a busy schedule of meetings with Beaks and pupils, as partnership activities continue to evolve. There are plenty of exciting projects in the pipeline as both […]

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Geographers take on Tenerife

During half-term, 12 Sixth Formers and four Geography teachers travelled to Tenerife for a five-day Geography field trip. The ascent of Mt Teide, the world’s third highest volcano measured from its sea floor base (7kms) gave all the team a sensational experience of a strato volcano in sunny weather above the cloud base. The impressive […]

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Prayer Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about how different faiths approach prayer, meditation, and mindfulness will take place at Marlborough College on Friday 23rd November (7.30pm). The meeting will be chaired by Elinor Goodman – journalist, writer, broadcaster and former political editor of Channel 4 News. The panel will consist of: Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam – Bishop of […]

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Newton Family visit

It was a great pleasure to welcome to Marlborough members of the family of W G Newton (C1 1899-1904), Marlborough Architect throughout the 1920s and ‘30s on October 15th 2018. Newton had four children, Christopher (B1 1940-44), Joanna, Henry (B1 1946-50) and Rosemary – the youngest and sole-surviving. Visiting with Rosemary were her nephew Jeremy […]

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University Summary – UK and beyond

This summer’s A-level and Pre-U results were outstanding; the proportion of entries awarded A* (or Pre-U equivalent) was the second highest since its introduction in 2010, and so it was no surprise that the great majority of this year’s Leavers were accepted onto their first-choice university course. All of the familiar favourites are on this […]

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Gallery: Shell Form Trips

This year’s Shell Form trips were blessed with the most glorious sunny day, as all 16 Forms headed out of the College to destinations across southern England. Pupils travelled to Oxford to see the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers and Natural History museums, along with the Bodleian Library before spending some time in Blackwells. Pupils in Bristol […]

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Swindon Academy Partnership Update

The link with Swindon Academy continues to expand. Their innovative Grammar Stream is now in its third year, and over 100 Year 7 and 8 pupils continue to visit on a weekly basis for lessons in Latin or Classical Civilisation. The Grammar Stream Year 7 pupils have also enjoyed an extended visit to the Memorial […]

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Week Five: Sporting Reflections

The Marlborough pupils, girls and boys, adorned in their navy and white strips, certainly finished the first half of term in fine sporting style. With pride and passion overflowing in all areas the sporting challenges of the final ten days certainly gave us some exciting viewing. Support for each other was heartening to see as […]

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Review: House Shout 2018

The much-anticipated House Shout on Thursday 11th October 2018 celebrated the strong community and talent of all pupils at Marlborough College and made for a special and memorable occasion. Welcoming back our adjudicator for this year, Maria Jagusz, proceedings began in electric form with the girls of Dancy, making their debut House Shout with a […]

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Strong start for CCF

The Combined Cadet Force has got off to a fantastic start across the first half of this Michaelmas Term, with the Remove throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the CCF Remove programme. They have covered fire lighting, survival skills, command tasks, team building events and patrolling skills. The Hundreds are currently going through their Basic Infantry Skills […]

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The Elephant

Last weekend the Bradleian hosted an outstanding group of Hundred and Remove actors in David Kenworthy’s play The Elephant. Exploring the notion of lost and found through invisible friends, each student presented a carefully crafted individual character exploring an original perspective. A series of monologues and duologues were seamlessly connected by haunting physical reflections in which the actors beautifully […]

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School Notices

School Notices is a digital noticeboard for independent school parents that supports school fundraising through business advertising. Marlborough parents can post ‘notices’ to buy and sell items, rent properties and find holiday work for school leavers. Advertising opportunities for parent & Alumni owned businesses to reach a demographic of independent school parents with 25% of […]

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Siobhán Humston: Creative Practice Talk

To introduce our Artist in Residence for 2018-19 to the College community, Canadian born Siobhán Humston presented a slideshow and discussed her practice as an interdisciplinary artist. Mostly involved with creating works from, and amongst, the natural world, Siobhán has undertaken a degree in Ireland, been chosen for residencies in New Zealand, USA, the Netherlands […]

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XV win the Governors’ Cup

Marlborough College regained the Governors’ Cup Trophy on Saturday, thanks to a 30-7 victory over Clifton College. The Governors’ Cup is the oldest schoolboy fixture in England having first been played in 1864. The trophy itself was donated in 1964, and having originally been the prize for a Caribbean Horse Race, it is now the […]

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Blog: The Smoke & Mirrors of Success & Performance

England Rugby’s Osteopath, Keith Gladstone, delivered the annual Dunford Lecture to sport scholars and ESS pupils at the start of the 2018 academic year. Whilst sharing his experiences from a vast array of professional working environments, including World’s Strongest Man and ITV’s Love Island, Keith gave an unrivalled insight into the smoke and mirrors of […]

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Pupils dig for Norman Castle Walls

A group of Marlborough College pupils are continuing excavation work with the aim of uncovering the walls of a Norman Castle. This term, the process began with a reminder of the importance of the work to come by watching the Marlborough Mound Trust video, which highlights the Mound’s history and what it means to the […]

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Review: MCCS Concert – John Lill

Where shall we start?  We could perhaps begin by saying that John Lill has given over 6,000 concerts in a very long and distinguished career, or maybe (and I quote) “I’m 74 now so I’m cutting back a bit these days, and I’m only going to tour Japan, China and Australia in the next few […]

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Visible Poetry – The Complete Etchings by Samuel Palmer & Robin Tanner

Mount House Gallery, Friday 5th October to Sunday 11th November (not including half-term) The Mount House Gallery heaved with visitors to the Opening of Visible Poetry on Friday evening. College pupils and members of staff along with members of the Marlborough local community came to view the intense, iconic images that are icons in the […]

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Gallery: House Harmony

Marlborough College House Harmony is an occasion to celebrate shared talent through team work. This year did not disappoint! Palpable anticipation filled the College as staff and pupils alike descended on the beautifully refurbished Memorial Hall on Thursday 4th October. Such a venue for this annual competition therefore required a similarly impressive adjudicator in the […]

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