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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The Stingcurb Experience

Upper Sixth Chemists recently spent the morning at the University of Bristol, working in the undergraduate labs, on an extended organic synthesis preparation and analysis. Working in pairs, pupils were asked to prepare a sample of benzocaine, purify it, and run an infra-red spectrum of their product. They then compared their synthetic product with a […]

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Othello by William Shakespeare

The recent rush into autumn was heralded by Jane Darby’s truly epic production of Othello in the Ellis Theatre. For the last six weeks a group of very committed and talented upper school actors have grappled with one of Shakespeare’s most challenging tragedies culminating in an intense and gripping performance. Re-imagined in a rather dystopian […]

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Gallery: Pupils’ Evening Recital

Following on from the excellent Music Scholars’ Gala Concert at The Royal Academy of Music in London a few days earlier, our more local audience was treated to a roster of pretty much the same musicians in this concert but this time with a different choice of programme. The reasoning behind this was the need […]

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Gallery: Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

The annual Music Scholars’ Gala Concert is always a very special occasion and the 2019 concert at the Royal Academy of Music was certainly no exception. The event took place in the beautiful new Angela Burgess Recital Hall, and in a challenging programme the performers rose splendidly to the occasion. All manner of combinations of […]

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Blog: The Importance of Hydration

Water makes up 71% of the Earth’s surface, similarly the human body on average is made up of around 60-80% water which varies depending on; age, sex, size. Therefore, water is essentially vital for life. Through daily functions it performs a vital role within the body; – In the transporting nutrients and waste products between […]

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Gallery: Service of Remembrance

Marlborough College held a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 10th November, commemorating all those who lost their lives in conflict. A moving Chapel service took place at 10.45am, including an address by Major General Colin McClean CBE – which can be read here. The CCF provided a party of 18 Upper Sixth cadets in Chapel […]

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Remembering Ciaran Carson

The English Department at Marlborough was sorry to learn of the death last month of the celebrated Irish poet, Ciaran Carson, who passed away aged 70 after a long illness. Ciaran was a writer who contributed to the Department’s enrichment programme for several years at the beginning of the present decade, both as a visiting […]

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Address: Service of Remembrance

Major General Colin McClean CBE gave the below address in Chapel on Sunday 10th November as part of the College’s Service of Remembrance. I am a soldier, so I thought I might tell you a soldier’s story. However on a day when 750,000 Poppies have just been released over the white cliffs of Dover I […]

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Inter-House Cross Country Relays

The Inter House Cross Country relays took place on Tuesday 5th November afternoon on the Playing Fields. Teams consisted of four runners (Shell) and eight runners (Colts and Seniors), each running a lap of 1km. Those taking part were well-supported with a large crowd at the finish line with HMs and other members of Common […]

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Review: Talk by Don McCullin

We were honoured that highly acclaimed international photographer Sir Don McCullin kindly agreed to give an illustrated talk at Marlborough College recently. As an iconic war photographer, Don McCullin has witnessed many worldwide human tragedies. When entering zones of conflict or deprivation such as Vietnam, Syria, Berlin, London’s post war East End and the industrial […]

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HATA Trip to Spain

Over half-term the History And The Arts Society (HATA) and the Upper School Scholars enjoyed a tremendous trip to Spain, on which pupils lectured on everything from Arab mathematics to 13th century battles to river systems to 19th century music, usually in places directly connected with the subject matter. We saw Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba and […]

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CCF in California – Exercise Pond-Jump

Over the Michaelmas half-term, nine pupils were given the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a number of United States Military bases in the vicinity of San Diego, California. WO1 (RSM) Bate, Captain Finn and Captain Watts, kindly gave up a week of half-term, and many more hours organising the trip. We woke up […]

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Review: Professor Dame Julia Higgins, FRS

We were delighted to welcome Professor Dame Julia Higgins, FRS who visited the College to deliver her lecture ‘Seeing is Believing – Polymer Structure and Dynamics from Neutron Scattering’ to Sixth Form scientists and visitors from the town. Dame Julia has spent her professional life at the intersection of physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science […]

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Politics Society Quiz Night

On Wednesday 30th October, 57 Lower Sixth Politics pupils gathered in the Garnett Room for a team quiz covering current events at Westminster and beyond. Such is the need for up-to-date factual information in Politics essays that the current political climate needs very careful monitoring. Mr Gow, ably assisted by Merlin and the departmental team, […]

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Preview: Don McCullin Talk at Marlborough

Don McCullin is the Picasso of photography and has redefined photojournalist photography across the last half century. Earlier this year, Tate Britain held a major retrospective exhibition of this photographer’s work, displaying over 250 compositions, a rare accolade for any living artist or photographer. This exhibition will be shown in Tate Liverpool next year. This […]

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GB Call for Kellinger

Congratulations go to Jason Kellinger (C3 U6) who has been selected for the Great Britain U19 Rifle Team. Kellinger recently took part in a gruelling three-day selection camp at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, but despite the inclement weather conditions and facing more experienced competitors, he managed a very strong performance. He has now […]

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Upper-Sixth Study Trip to Rome

Thirty-two of the College’s Upper-Sixth History of Art students enjoyed six wonderful days in Italy this half-term touring sites of prime art historical and scholarly interest. The party was based in Rome but ventured out to Arezzo, Orvieto, Naples and Pompeii. That way, students had detailed exposure to the curricular material we study on the […]

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OSCAR Foundation Visit

On Monday 30th September, Marlborough College welcomed the OSCAR U17 Football Team as part of their UK tour. As well as taking part in a range of activities across the College, the highlight of the visit was a match between Marlborough and the touring OSCAR squad on Tuesday 1st October. The OSCAR Foundation (Organisation for […]

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Essay Prizes – within College, and beyond

This term saw the introduction of three prestigious College essay prizes: the Spink Medal Department Essay Competition, the Hundred Research Prize, and the Sassoon Essay Prize. Presented by the London-based auction house, the Spink Medal Department Essay Competition is open to all those in the Sixth Form studying History of Art, and requires them to […]

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University Summary – UK and beyond

This year’s leavers will be proud of achieving numerous and diverse offers from many of the world’s top universities. 81% of the cohort (up from 77% last year) accepted an offer from one of the 24 Russell Group universities, and a large proportion of those who didn’t, chose to study at prestigious universities in North […]

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