Gallery: Sri Lanka Nature & Spirit Trip

Pupils and beaks on the Nature and Spirit trip to Sri Lanka set off from Marlborough on Friday 29th March, and after the a direct flight to Colombo, a swift transfer took us to our hotel in Negombo. We unpacked and then relaxed on the beach and by the pool. Whilst in Negombo we were lucky […]

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Colour & Light in Oil Painting

Over Easter an exhibition, exploring the terrain of Azerbaijan, “the land of fire,” brought to fruition a seven-year project by our Head of Art, Mr Twohig. This was held for one week’s duration at Q Gallery, the leading centre for visual art in Azerbaijan, next to the iconic Maiden Tower, in Baku. Our Head of […]

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Review: May Day Madrigals

Now is the month of Maying! If ever there was a day to wake up early and hear a choir sing to celebrate the coming of spring, it is on the first of May for the annual May Day Madrigals. The calm and bright morning was duly complemented by the rich and sonorous sounds of […]

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Physics trip to CERN

Pupils and beaks spent part of the Easter break visiting CERN in Switzerland, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.  The group departed from Gatwick on Tuesday 16th April, and travelling early to Geneva early meant that we had the whole day […]

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Review: Battle of the Bands

Now in its fifth year, Battle of the Bands is an established fixture. Whilst it is something of a ‘light touch’ event and conducted in tremendous spirit, it is keenly contested and produces some fine individual and collective performances. This year was no exception, with competitors clearly relishing the opportunity to demonstrate their considerable talents […]

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Sunday Talk: Girls in Action

It was a pleasure to be able to give one of the Sunday evening talks on 28th April about Girls in Action to a busy room of staff and students alike. I spoke about my previous volunteering trip to Zambia with The Wallace Group, a group of eight universities, charities and organisations which started when […]

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Student Life After Marlborough

The OMs who kindly made the great effort to come back and share their pearls of wisdom with us on Wednesday 24th April also made efforts to make their pearls relatable and at times funny. They covered many areas in the briefing, starting by giving useful tips about booking flights (on gap years and travelling […]

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Outstanding Olympiad

Congratulations to Jonte Catton (C2 Hu) who has achieved a Gold certificate in the British Physics Olympiad GCSE Challenge Competition, placing him in the top 5% of participants nationwide. Congratulations also go to Oliver Light (B1 Hu) and Charles Wright (C2 Hu) achieved Silver, placing them in the top 16%.

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Term Dates

Term dates for the Summer term can be found below: Start 6 to 9pm Tuesday 23 April Exeat 12 noon Friday 10 May – 9pm Sunday 12 May (Friday 10 May Remove Parents Meeting) Half-Term Half-term: 4pm Saturday 25 May – 9pm Sunday 2 June (25 May – Prize Day for all year groups) Exeat […]

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Philip Dukes appointed Savannah Music Festival Artistic Advisor

Philip Dukes, Artistic Director at Marlborough College, has been announced as the new Savannah Music Festival USA, Artistic Advisor (Chamber Music). He will take over from violinist Daniel Hope, who this year will see out his 16th and final season as Associate Artistic Director. For the 2020 season, he will be succeeded by the violist/conductor […]

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Cricket Pre-Season

With Easter falling very late this year, a squad of 14 cricketers will be back for pre-season training on Thursday 18th April and Friday 19th April. There are two matches scheduled: a T20 v Wiltshire U17s on the Thursday afternoon; and then an 11.30am start against the Free Foresters on the Friday. The boys will […]

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Pre-season in Portugal

The Junior Colts tennis squad jetted off to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy for five days of pre-season training under the beautiful blue skies of Portugal. It was a great success, with dynamic and useful sessions morning and afternoon under the guidance of their energetic coaching team. The pupils had a chance to improve […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

After a marvellous term of accomplishments and discoveries, the College is now on Easter break. Last Sunday, Mr. Robert Black from the U.K. Defence Academy in Shrivenham offered an amazing and informative and insightful and somewhat harrowing talk in the Memorial Hall about the future of Cyber Warfare. Pupils offered my old friend from Ridley […]

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Review: Rock and Pop Concert

After the success of the musical, Cabaret, and the uplifting performance in Chapel of Elijah there was still one more musical treat in store for the Lent term, and what a fabulous evening it was. The inaugural Rock and Pop Concert was held on the last night of term – a more informal and relaxed […]

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Video: Devizes to Westminster Preview

Russ Tong, Head of Outdoor Activities, looks ahead to this year’s Devizes to Westminster international canoe race. Pupils have been training hard for this year’s race, which takes place over the Easter weekend. The race starts in Devizes, finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has […]

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Engineering Education Scheme

This year, nine Lower Sixth engineers are taking part in the Engineering Education Scheme. The scheme is a long established and well-recognised programme that partners pupils with engineers to solve real world problems. Over the course of the project, pupils are encouraged to show enterprise, creativity and innovation whilst gaining extensive experience of problem-solving, team-working […]

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Lent Term – Academic Roundup

Pictured: Remove Germanists welcome German pupils from our partner school Gute Änger Realschule Freising near Munich Last Wednesday, Marrium Khan from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, visited College to speak to a number of our Sixth Form. It was an excellent talk, full of the intricacies of UCAS application, personal statements, and so on. However, the […]

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Art Foundation & Degree Course Successes

One of the highlights during our busy Lent term is celebrating the many achievements by our Upper Sixth Art pupils, whose hard work has been rewarded by gaining commendable Art degree and Foundation course offers. In the Art School, our pupils are provided with mock interviews, personal statement and portfolio preparation tutorials. Workshops concentrating on […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition ‘Identity’

On Friday 8th March, the 2019 scholars’ exhibition was opened by Miss Baker, Head of Art at Ludgrove School and former art teacher to two of our scholars, Edward Bentley and Rapha de Segunda. Tasked by Artist in Residence Siobhan Humston and Head of Art Mr Twohig to make a piece of art within the […]

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German trip to Munich

There was a unique German department trip to Munich in February. Two Upper Sixth pupils were joined by all three German teachers to be fully immersed in the German language and culture. The accommodation was a flat in the middle of the listed ‘Borstei’ estate, an excellent position from which to start our daily trips […]

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Visit to Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

We travelled to Drawing Projects UK in Trowbridge, where the new centre is currently hosting 69 artworks selected for the prestigious national competition. We were met by Professor Anita Taylor, artist and also its Director, who introduced us to the touring exhibition, project spaces and training room, workspaces for artists and Studio Café. The exhibition […]

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