Karate Gold

Congratulations to Max Fillingham (TU Sh) who represented Great Britain in the World Karate Championships Cup in Venice during half-term.   With over 54 countries attending, Fillingham competed in the Under 16 category and managed to secure the Gold Medal. A fantastic achievement at a World Event.

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Cricket Professional Appointed

Marlborough College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Alleyne as the new Cricket Professional.  The former Gloucestershire all-rounder won ten ODI caps for England between 1999 and 2000 and captained the record breaking Gloucestershire limited over side of the early 2000s. He became one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year in 2001 […]

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John Jackson – Olympian 2016

We are absolutely delighted to congratulate the Ireland Men’s hockey team, and in particular our own Head of Hockey, John Jackson, on qualification for the Rio Olympics next year.   This is the first time in 108 years that an Irish hockey team will be represented at this event.  John has been a senior player and […]

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David West Room

As part of Club Day on Sunday 11th October, the College Archive Room was renamed The David West Room. David Ramsay Courtenay West (B1) was a ‘Son of Clergy’ and born on 1 March 1921. A Senior Prefect 1938-39 he joined the Royal Berkshire Regiment, serving in WW2 from 1940-46 and was and was severely wounded in […]

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Review: Archie Franks Exhibition

During September, we were introduced to the work of our new Artist in Residence, Archie Franks, through his inaugural exhibition, ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’ within the Mount House Gallery.   Blood red and veiny blue styled lettering designed for the preview invitation card, suggested we might be entering a B movie show. For the opening evening, coloured […]

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Griffith Society and Dunford Lecture

At the end of September, the Sports Scholars (members of the Griffith Society) were put through their paces by two strength and conditioning coaches.   The focus of the afternoon session was on injury prevention exercise and functional movement patterns, giving the scholars some ideas to take away with them to work on for the rest […]

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CCF Trip to San Diego

CCF cadets are currently enjoying a busy Half-Term trip to San Diego. Having left College on Saturday, highlights of the trip so far include a swim at La Jolla Beach, California, as well as the extensive visit to Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. Pupils have also ‘taken to the air’ in the Osprey Flight […]

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Review: House Song Competition

The annual House Song Competition has a reputation for passion, participation, energy, enthusiasm and, on occasion, a whisker of controversy.   Mercifully this year, the latter was anonymous and each House offered worthy contributions sprinkled with some real highlights along the way. The atmosphere in the hall was excellent.  A good healthy competitive spirit mixed with […]

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Review: Dr Marc Morris

‘King John and the Road to Magna Carta’ On Tuesday 13th October the History Society was lucky enough to receive a visit from Dr Marc Morris, a renowned medievalist responsible for excellent biographies of King Edward I and King John, as well as a very popular television series about castles.  Dr Morris’s engaging style was […]

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Charles Hamilton Sorley Commemoration

The date of the Michaelmas Term Shell Form Trips, 13th October 2015, enabled members of three Shell Forms, led by EGN, AG and CMC, to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the death of poet and Charles Hamilton Sorley (C1 1908-13). We began the day in the Memorial Hall, where Sorley’s name is carved, along with […]

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Marlborough Sporting Clay Shield

The Marlborough A team of Ned Tarlton (TU U6), Jamie Quinn (LI U6), Conor Evans (TU U6), Henry Gouriet (C3 Hu) and Piers Tabor (B1 Re) have retained the Marlborough Sporting Clay Shield. The feat was achieved at Barbury Shooting School for the sixth year in a row, beating nine teams from Millfield, Wellington, Harrow […]

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Memorial Hall Performance

Violinist Lizzie Daniels (IH U6) has enjoyed considerable success in recent years, most notably winning Bath Young Musician of the Year competition in 2014, being appointed as a member of the National Youth Orchestra, and achieving an extraordinary 148 out of 150 in a recent Grade 8 singing exam.   Her development in both a […]

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Marlborough College Concert Series

‘Emma Johnson – Clarinet Goes to Town’ Emma Johnson was crowned BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1984, in itself a magnificent achievement but in a way, that was the easy bit.  What comes after is so much more challenging and that is to sustain a meaningful career decade after decade with freshness and […]

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Battlefields Trip Reunion

Lower Sixth pupils who took part in the post-GCSE Battlefields Trip were delighted to be reunited with their battlefields guide, Robin Brodhurst (PR 1965-70), on Club Day, Sunday 11th October.  Good memories of the tour to France and Belgium were shared over coffee, before moving on to the Club Day Chapel Service.

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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

The College will be hosting the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course at the swimming pool from 15th-20th February 2016. This is a great opportunity to get a fully accredited qualification, using the exclusive facilities at Marlborough. The RLSS NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom; with the holders being able […]

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Review: Recital at Calne Festival

The annual visit to the Calne Music Festival lunchtime series is always a wonderful opportunity for our most talented musicians to perform.  Surrounded by local artwork, this unique and very intimate concert hall can be an intimidating venue for even our most experienced musicians, especially when it is packed to the rafters.  Despite this, all […]

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Review: House Harmony

The much-anticipated House Harmony once again took place to a packed and enthusiastic Memorial Hall and, as usual, was an absorbing and entertaining spectacle.   Harmony is tough – groups consist of a maximum of ten singers singing unaccompanied and often intricate songs which tests both technical and musical criteria to the full.  Composure under pressure […]

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Saturday’s fixtures

Saturday features a busy fixture schedule including fixtures against Bradfield College, Clifton College, Cheltenham College and Westonbirt. For a full list of matches please click here. A range of Twitter accounts are now set up for many sports at Marlborough. Please click here for a full list.

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University of Bristol Visit

As part of the Chemistry Department extension programme, the U6 Chemists visited the undergraduate teaching labs at the University of Bristol on Wednesday 7th October.  Working under the watchful eyes of a team of postgraduates and their own beaks, they worked in pairs on the Synthesis and analysis of Benzocaine. This was their second visit […]

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Review: Professor Henrietta Harrison

On Thursday 1st October, the Chinese Society was privileged to welcome British Academy Fellow, Professor Henrietta Harrison from Pembroke College, Oxford to deliver a talk titled, ‘Interpreting China to Britain: The story of a Chinese boy in 18th Century Europe’. Pupils found the professor very engaging as she asked many questions, encouraging the audience to […]

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Celebration

On Tuesday evening the MFL Department hosted a Chinese Mid-Autumn Celebration.  Oliver Hart (BH L6) gave an introduction to the history of this ancient festival whilst Upper Sixth pupils Kaj Larsson (B1), Frederick Macpherson (BH) and Jude Rowlands (C2) recited poetry dated back to the Tang Dynasty (618-904). Pupils also tasted snacks from China and tried out the traditional tea ceremony. Qingwei […]

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