Emergency Siren Testing

Marlborough College is installing a siren as part of its emergency planning.   The siren will be tested this week and thereafter a practice drill will take place two or three times per year. In the event of a real emergency, the police and relevant local authorities will be informed.

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Tables Turned for Academic Scholars

Over the past fortnight the Academic Scholars from the Hundred have taken a break from GCSE preparation to see what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk. Having started independent research projects last term on topics ranging from the philosophical, such as the nature of Time, to more practical problem-solving ideas […]

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Polo Winners

The Marlborough Polo team were winners of the Intermediate Section at the SUPA Arena Girls Nationals on Sunday 13th March. The tournament saw 14 school teams playing at Open, Intermediate and Novice levels. St Georges, Wycombe Abbey, Rugby, St Mary’s and Heathfield were in the intermediate section with Marlborough. In the tournament we won our […]

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Review: Anything Goes

Cole Porter’s Anything Goes is apparently one of the most popular musicals staged by colleges, schools and amateur companies across the world, and it’s easy to see why. It’s engaging, accessible and witty, and contains some persuasive (but tricky) musical numbers, which allows for the spirit and freshness of youth to rise to the surface quite beautifully. […]

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OM Golf Society Match

High quality golf and excellent camaraderie were to the fore as Marlborough College Golf Team took on the might of the Old Marlburian Golf Society (OMGS) this week.  A strong Marlborough team was led by scratch handicapper Jamie Amor (C3 U6) who once again led by example, showing off some fine ball-striking around the Marlborough course. He […]

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Marlborough Retain Sevens Title

Master in Charge of Rugby, Budge Pountney, reviews the U18s Sexey’s Sevens Tournament that took place on Thursday 10th March… We went to Sexey’s yesterday knowing that we had pressure to retain the cup that has been won in the previous years. What we also knew was that we had a very handy squad that […]

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CCF at Salisbury Plain

This week saw members of the Lower Sixth deploy into Salisbury Plain Exercise Morning Hedge.    The cadets showed great character after an ambush and a torrid night of torrential rain and wind to lead the Remove Cadets the following day on Exercise Bulldozer. WO1 S J Bate  Contingent Commander and School Staff Instructor Marlborough […]

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Review: Rory Knight Bruce

So how do you get ahead in journalism?  We were fortunate enough to have Rory Knight Bruce come to the College to talk about the profession and his career. Mr Knight Bruce has had a varied career writing for a number of newspapers and magazines, including Country Life and the Evening Standard. Rory made it clear that […]

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Salisbury Classical Reading Competition

There were excellent performances in Tuesday’s annual Classical Reading Competition at Godolphin School in Salisbury, where pupils read aloud a passage of Latin or Greek, which they have prepared beforehand, some from memory (memoriter).  The College entered seven categories, winning four and gaining five second places. Winners Helena Mackie MO L6 (Senior Latin memoriter) Naomi Weir MO […]

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Review: Dr Kevin Lin OBE

Last Friday night, Marlborough had the honour of hosting Dr Kevin Lin OBE, the founder of KL Communications and a world specialist in Chinese and English interpreting.  Dr Lin is the lead interpreter for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and has acted as interpreter for Her Majesty the Queen and four successive Prime Ministers. He […]

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Gallery: CCF Biennial Inspection

The latest CCF Biennial Inspection took place at the College on Wednesday 2nd March. The inspecting officer on this occasion was Brigadier McClean, MBE, Head of Army Equipment. Brigadier McClean was very complimentary about the good levels of leadership that he saw at all levels during his time with the CCF. WO1 S J Bate  […]

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Wovoka Gentle

The second of two performances by bands from Seb Fagg’s (C1 2004-09) Yucatan record label took place in the Mem Hall on Saturday 5th March.  After a sequence of electronic music by Tom Niven (B1 2004-09), Wovoka Gentle (Will Stokes (B1 2003-08), Immie Mason and Ellie Mason) treated us to a performance of high-quality musicianship. Using a rich […]

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Review: Art School Tour to Madrid

Aphra Mactaggart (IH L6) reviews the Upper School half-term Art Department trip to Madrid. After a quick, early morning flight, we wasted no time stepping out of our hotel to the Atocha Train Station. We were greeted by towering ferns and plants, unexpectedly, inside the building. Spanish architects Alberto de Palacio Elissagne and Gustav Eiffel […]

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Lacrosse National Schools Tournament

The Lacrosse 1st XII have just returned from a competitive few days at the National Schools Tournament held at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Below is a review by Lucy Goodman (LI U6). After several days of action, the result was a satisfying end to the weekend as Marlborough made Division 2 for the second […]

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Rugby: Sexey’s Sevens

The Junior Colts were in action at Sexey’s School on Tuesday 1st March, taking part in the U15 Sevens tournament. The boys performed incredibly well and made it to the semi-final stage, playing some great rugby along the way. Having been drawn in a group with Sexey’s, Gordano and Clayesmore – we amassed 103 points […]

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EPQ Joint Art Exhibition

Two Lower Sixth pupils, Ami Jackson (MM L6) and Xanthe Nathan (MO L6), have been displaying their recent creativity and imagination within the Mount House Gallery, as part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  This course allows pupils to undertake a personal research project through a variety of approaches, which includes performance and exhibition pieces. […]

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U16 Regional Hockey Champions

The Colts 1st XI Hockey team created history on Tuesday 1st March by becoming U16 Regional Champions at Millfield School.   In their group matches, they began with a strong 4-0 win over Exeter School before another clash with Millfield, who they previously beat 4-0 in the qualifying stage.  After taking the lead with two minutes […]

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Goethe-Zertifikat Exams

On Friday 26th February a group of ten German students travelled to London with Frau Rainer and Mr Cockett to take their B1 and B2 Goethe-Zertifikat exams. We left very early in the morning and arrived excitedly at the Goethe-Institut where we were greeted warmly by the staff and examiners. Throughout the day we took […]

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Olympic Decathlete Visits

Olympic Decathlete Dean Macey visited the College on Thursday 25th February for a coaching inset day. Macey worked with a group of Marlborough staff as well as visiting sports coaches to develop their coaching knowledge in what proved to be an informative and enjoyable day. Head of Athletics, Marcus Sharrad, explained more behind the visit. […]

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Fido May Trophy

The Marlborough Clay Pigeon Shooting team took part in the Fido May Trophy on Thursday 25th February. The boys shot very well (averaging about 80%) to finish third out of 27 teams competing in the competition, that was hosted by Harrow at the Churchill Shooting Ground. Marlborough beat multiple teams from Eton, Harrow, Wellington, Radley, […]

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Review: Russia Trip

The biennial Russian trip in February 2016 to St Petersburg and Moscow was both fascinating and enlightening for the 21 Remove to U6 pupils who took part and a real eye opener as to what Russia is really like away from western press and propaganda. We slept in a student hostel and on four mornings […]

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