Art Exhibition Review: Kindred Vessels

A Review of “Kindred Vessels” by Elé Van Schoor and Siobhán Humston by Art Scholars, Jamie Walker (Su) and Max Baldock (C2) Elé Van Schoor and Siobhán Humston’s collaborative exhibition Kindred Vessels is a fascinating exhibition as the more one looks the more one sees. Although Elé’s and Siobhan’s work do not, for the most […]

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Review: Charles Stuart

Charles Stuart, Head of the EU delegation to Tanzania, was a guest of the Politics Society – giving a thought-provoking talk on Tuesday 19th November. He gave a hugely relevant presentation to the Politics Society on how countries seek to identify emerging threats, respond to terrorism and then attempt to rebuild civil society and normalise. […]

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Review: Orchestral and Ensembles Concert

The major orchestral concert of the Michaelmas term was a colourful and spectacular occasion attended by a huge audience who clearly revelled in the experience.  There was much to savour. The performance began with a fusion of artistic content and style: Mr Meehan-Staines’ haunting composition Introduction for strings with a superimposed live reading of Tom […]

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Review: Live Lounge

The last Friday evening of November saw the Ellis Theatre transfigured into a wonderland of twinkling lights, sofas and drum risers for Live Lounge, an informal showcase evening for new writing, together with a few carefully chosen soul, funk and rock classics. The underground producer scene at Marlborough College has gone from strength to strength, […]

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Christopher Hughes (CR 1920-45) Artwork Collection

Following on from my articles on the Marlborough Art beak and Head of Art, Christopher Hughes (CR 1920-1945) in June and October with help from Archives, the Art Department has begun a restoration programme. This will focus on the College Collection of Hughes’ own etchings and line drawings given to Marlborough by the artist and […]

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Art School Art Collection in College

The undertaking of cataloguing the extensive and important Art College Collection, running to over 150 works, many gifted to the College by artists who have exhibited in the Mount House Gallery, has just been completed. It was a mammoth and fascinating task. And further, the Art Department reconfigured this work and curated displays in the […]

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Morris Win Girls’ House Basketball

Morris have been crowned this year’s Girls’ House Basketball champions after defeating Elmhurst in the final, held on Wednesday 4th December. The senior (Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth) competition ran over three evenings, featuring two pool-tournaments before a crossover play-offs and a final. Morris took on Mill Mead in the first semi-final, whilst Elmhurst confronted […]

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Wiltshire Police Dogs Return for Training

Following a very successful visit by the Wiltshire Police Dogs Training Team in June 2019, the team returned to the College for a training exercise on Thursday 5th December. The team, which is based in Devizes, uses search dogs for explosives, firearms, currency, drugs, humans and human remains. Their training exercise involves ‘planting’ test items […]

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Prep School Teachers’ Creative Day

A busy, interactive programme of workshops and discussions were greatly enjoyed by 20 colleagues from 17 prep schools, who attended our third Art Teachers’ Creative Day in November. Amongst the uplifting exhibition of artworks within Art@theLodge, we embarked on the objectives for the day: to prepare pupils for Art Scholarship applications; impart creative practice; and […]

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Review: Blackett Science Lecture

Elizabeth Tan (CO U6) looks back on the recent Blackett Science Lecture, given on Thursday 26th November by Dr. Payel Das, a postdoctoral researcher at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford. Dr. Payel Das gave a fascinating talk on the Gaia mission and the methods that scientists use to investigate the […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Dick Moore continued his long association with Marlborough College by delivering a series of Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops to pupils and staff on Thursday 28th November. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people. Moore […]

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English Trip to Dublin

Jemima Stratton (MM U6) looks back in the English department half-term trip to Dublin… ‘Grey brick upon brick.’ Old Marlburian Louis MacNeice certainly got at least one thing right in his poem Dublin. I had been forewarned about Dublin’s ‘greyness’ but the reality was quite remarkable. At first glance the city’s grey canyons seemed drab […]

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Safe Drive, Stay Alive Roadshow

At the Safe Drive, Stay Alive Roadshow held in the Memorial Hall yesterday we welcomed over 500 Year 12 pupils from four local schools, St John’s, Pewsey Vale, Highworth Warneford and the Godolphin School with our Lower Sixth to hear their important and hard hitting message. The scheme, co-ordinated by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and […]

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An Evening for Advent

With preparations for Christmas gathering pace, the Modern Languages and Music Departments combined on Wednesday 27th November in the stylish setting of the Adderley to present a reflective sequence of readings and music for Advent, the season of expectation and hope. The readings were in all the nine languages of the Modern Languages Department, beginning […]

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Super Six shine for County Lacrosse

Congratulations to South-West SuperCounties representatives Sophie Lack (NC Hu), Rosie Hodgson (EL Re), Alice Kottler (EL Re), Kitty Marvin (NC Re), Tegen Dixon-Clarke (DA U6) and Nicole Egorova (EL U6). A brilliant Sunday of lacrosse was had with some nail-biting and closely fought matches (especially between Tegen and Nicole’s teams), which saw all six girls […]

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Hundred Trip to Granada

From a rainy Marlborough, to travel to Granada in late October is to experience the exotic: fountains, Muslim architecture, palm trees and residents on café terraces sipping cool drinks in the afternoon sun. Each day began in the classroom, with plenty of conversation to rally Hundred pupils still tired from the first half of term. […]

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Review: ‘Sea of Plastic’ by Tony Common

Ella Seton (DA Re) reviews the recent ‘Sea of Plastic’ exhibition by Tony Common, whose visit highlighted his aim of helping to save wildlife from waste. I was lucky enough to be present at the opening of Tony Common’s exhibition, named ‘Sea of Plastic’, which took place at the Mount House Gallery. As I entered […]

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Advent Carol Service

In the commercial fury of the run-up to Christmas the season of Advent is often subsumed, which is rather a shame because it is actually incredibly beautiful and no less significant. It is the time of expectant waiting in preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of […]

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Archaeological Outreach

Rosie Sykes (EL U6) and Bella Brown (MM L6) are here seen at the bottom of the archaeological investigative trench currently being excavated by Sixth Form pupils on Wednesday Outreach afternoons. With expert guidance from Tony Roberts of Archeoscan and under the watchful gaze of Mr Blossom of the College’s History Department, the team of […]

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Review: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Marlborough College Concert Series welcomed Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason to the Memorial Hall. The two most prominent members of a cross-genre dynasty of musicians, the Kanneh-Masons have graced the stages of the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Sendesaal, as well as sharing stages with Sir Elton John, Clean Bandit, and appearing on The X Factor and Top […]

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Mill Mead and C3 Poppy Run

On Remembrance Sunday, 130 pupils from Mill Mead and C3 were joined by House staff and their families for a Poppy Run which raised over £2,900 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. With the start marked by Jason Kellinger’s (C3 U6) trumpet rendition of the Reveille, the 5km route took pupils out of the […]

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