Southfields’ Sketches – Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

The absolute highlight of this week was the House Harmony finals in the Memorial Hall. Congratulations to the winners C1, who sang ‘Fix You’, by Cold Play. This was a display of stunning talent that held the Hall captive. The finals were masterfully organised by Mr. Will Finlay and Mr. Philip Dukes and both audience […]

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Review: Mount House Gallery Exhibition

This September there was an amazing opportunity to see ‘Marlborough Mound and other Sites’ by artist Ray Ward, within the Mount House. The gallery contained some striking art, created by two completely contrasting techniques. The inspiration for this collection of works was based on the area where the artist lives, and little incidents which happen […]

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Week 4: Sporting Reflections

Week 4 brought about a busy week for football with some inspiring action. An emphatic win on the Thursday led into some stiff competition against Commonweal and with draws across the board for the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Colts A – it was a solid set of results. Robert Milne (C2 L6) once again […]

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Review: Fashion and Media Careers Event

Susie Forbes, Principal of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London, gave a detailed talk to our year groups recently. Gaining extensive editorial experience within the vibrant world of fashion and media for over 25 years led Susie to take up her role as Principle of Condé Nast College in 2011. Pupils […]

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Prep Schools’ Debating Competition

Last weekend saw Marlborough College host three Prep schools (Farleigh School, St Hugh’s School, and Ashfold School) for a debating workshop and inner-school competition. Aided by some of the College’s most distinguished debaters (including two past winners of the competition), pupils were put through their paces during a two-hour debating and public speaking workshop in […]

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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

One of the most exciting but challenging events in the College’s musical calendar is the annual Music Scholars’ gala concert held in London. It’s exciting in that, in the final analysis of performance we witness some truly talented young musicians, excelling in the delivery of the complex art of chamber music; challenging in that in […]

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Pupil Review: The Dunford Lecture

On Tuesday 18th September, Keith Gladstone came to give this year’s Dunford lecture to sports scholars, other pupils and staff on his life’s work as an osteopath. Following on from a drinks reception with the scholars, he began his talk, entitled ‘Athletic Health’, discussing firstly the role he had played in the World’s Strongest Man […]

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Creative Activity Day in Art for Prep Schools

Twenty pupils from seventeen Prep Schools attended a super packed day at Marlborough College on Sunday 30th September, creating extraordinary high quality drawings and paintings. Pupils began in the morning gathering thoughts creating a detailed mind-map on the theme of identity through place. They then moved to the Mount House Gallery to view Ray Ward’s […]

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European Day of Languages Quiz

The Modern Languages Department marked this year’s European Day of Languages on Tuesday 25 September by hosting a languages quiz afternoon for Year 8 pupils from local primary, prep and senior schools. Teams from six local schools were welcomed to the Garnett Room by the Shell hosts, and after refreshments and cake and biscuits the […]

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College Rare Books at the Literature Festival

Visitors to last weekend’s Marlborough Literary Festival were able to take a break from discussing the very latest in fiction and poetry as the College staged a presentation of some holdings from our Rare Books collection. The Keeper of Rare Books, Dr McKeown, gave a talk focusing mainly on first editions of works by Milton, […]

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Primary Schools enjoy Rugby Taster Day

Sixty Primary School pupils attended a rugby taster day at Marlborough College on Friday 28th September. Coaching was provided by Marlborough College staff including Head of Rugby Terry Gilmour, who was joined by former England Under 18s coach Russell Earnshaw and members of the Bath Rugby Academy coaching team. Primary schools in attendance included St […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Dungeons and Dragons! As a Lower Sixth elective? I asked myself that question, indeed incredulously, over the summer. The research indicates that Role Playing Games (RPGs) are in fact fantastic for the imagination, an excellent way to improve communication and problem solving skills and assists with the ability to work with a team. I’m looking […]

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Week 3: Sporting Reflections

The Wednesday and Thursday before Exeat brought matches and training experiences thick and fast. The U14 Hockey girls started the programme of matches in fine style against Dauntsey’s with a clean sweep of victories. The 1st XV started Thursday morning with determination; focused and full of intent while they shared their match day breakfast. They […]

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‘PrintREbels’ Exhibition Tour

Director of Art Edward Twohig opened his touring ‘PrintREbels’ exhibition to a packed and fascinated audience at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford over the Exeat weekend. Click here for further information regarding the opening, or to find out more about Marlborough College’s Head of Art – please click here.  

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Review: Music Society Recital

The Music Society events are informal internal occasions, which showcase a variety of musical mediums. In our latest offering, we welcomed back our quite brilliant Guitar Consultant, Clive Carroll: virtuoso, teacher and collaborative artist. Brilliant is an often overused adjective, but in this case, truly apt – Clive is just that and his performances are […]

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Review: MCCS – BBC Big Band

This past year has been a significant event in the life of the Memorial Hall and the Concert Series was thrilled to return to its regular home following the hall’s spectacular £6.5m refurbishment. Audiences are now greeted by a fresh, new, sophisticated and state of the art interior, which in the process of its renovation […]

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Week Two: Sporting Reflections

The second matchday of the term brought new challenges in the shape of St Edward’s and Millfield for rugby and Clifton for girls’ hockey. The football boys faced Bedales and Lacrosse girls were in action at the Wiltshire and Dorset County Tournaments. It was wonderful to see the pupils in the 1st Rugby XV and […]

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Bristol for Bobby

Around 30 members of Marlborough College staff will be running this Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon, raising money for Bobby’s Fund. Five-year old Bobby Cox died of a very aggressive Medulloblastoma, a brain tumour, just two weeks after he was diagnosed in 2014. Elmhurst Housemistress Harriet Cox, Bobby’s mother, said: “Once again I am […]

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Dancy House Opening Ceremony

Pictured (left to right): Lady Cayley (Deputy Head, Boarding), Louise Moelwyn-Hughes (Master), John Dancy (Master, 1961-72), Kay Kiggell (Dancy Housemistress) and Nicola Cutts (née Dancy). DANCY House was officially opened on Sunday 16th September, with former Master John Dancy returning to Marlborough as the guest of honour. The new £7.5m boarding house is named after John Dancy […]

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50 Years of Girls

More than 200 people returned to Marlborough College on Sunday 16th September for a wonderful celebration of 50 Years of Girls. OMs from all eras enjoyed a drinks reception and lunch before hearing John Dancy (Master 1961-72) talk about the background to admitting girls in 1968. Short speeches followed from President of the Marlburian Club, […]

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