XV Reach National Semi-Final

Marlborough College have reached the last four of the National Schools Cup after a thrilling 19-10 win at Seaford on Wednesday afternoon. The win means the XV will now face Whitgift School in the semi-final, which will be played at Saracens’ Allianz Park stadium on Saturday 9th March. Kick-off is 5pm and general entry tickets […]

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Lent Term Music

Once again there is a packed schedule of events including a range of pupil performances, Chapel services, lunchtime recitals, choral concerts and the Marlborough College Concert Series. Two particular events of note are the production of the musical Cabaret, which runs from 20 – 23 March, and the visit of the College’s professional orchestra in […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference this Sunday

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, parents of ALL pupils in the Lower School have been sent an invitation for the forthcoming Parents’ Pastoral Conference on Sunday 20th January. This is being held in the Ellis Theatre and starts at 10.15am. Dick Moore is returning to talk about how parents can support the […]

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Hockey – Raising the Bar

There are a number of exciting challenges ahead for Marlborough College hockey players, following the start of the term’s fixtures against Radley College on Saturday 12th January. Master in Charge of Hockey, Mark Ramage, offered his views on the encounter which followed a pre-season training camp for the senior squad. “We got the boys together […]

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XV set for Seaford

The Marlborough College rugby XV will travel to face Seaford College in the quarter-final of the National Schools Cup on Wednesday 16th January (2.15pm). Marlborough reached the last eight with a hard-fought 19-10 win at Dean Close on Wednesday 9th January. The re-arranged fixture saw the XV, who won seven of their 11 games during […]

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Pre-season Netball review

It’s been a busy start to the new year for the College’s netballers, with over 35 girls returning for two busy days of pre-season preparations. Training began on Monday morning under the watchful eye of the Athletic Development team who carried out physical profiling including the much anticipated 30-15 fitness test. Well done to Daisy […]

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AS IF Comedy Collective

Remove pupils will get the chance to see the AS IF Comedy Collective in action on Saturday 12th January. The group first came to Marlborough last year to deliver their unique blend of improvisation, sketches and music. Formed originally when some of the members met as students at Exeter University, AS IF Comedy Collective has […]

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Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas one and all with best wishes from Marlborough College. Term dates for the Lent term can be found below: Start 6 to 9pm Tuesday 8 January Exeat 12 noon Friday 25 January – 9pm Sunday 27 January (Friday 25 January Hundred Parents Meeting) Half-Term Half-term: 12 noon Friday 15 February – 9pm Sunday […]

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Pupils donate Christmas Hampers

Each year, the Christmas Hamper team collect gifts and donations from every boarding house in the school to make up hampers for the local Jubilee Centre. The Jubilee Centre is a community centre for over sixties in the area. It provides a day care service, including transport and covers villages around Marlborough. The centre also […]

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Studying over Christmas – Top Tips

At the end of term, the Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt, spoke to both exam year-groups about why and how to study over the Christmas break. These were his seven top tips: 1. Have a plan. Let the plan take the strain. Let the plan do the worrying. Just do what it says. 2. Make […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Christmas spirit spilled out of the Chapel following the four services of Lessons and Carols over this past weekend. Parents and pupils alike sang the praises of the Choir in particular and many thanks are due all round for such splendid occasions. Adam Staines and the Choir worked tirelessly and produced absolutely mystical anthems and […]

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Beyond the Curriculum: Academic Highlights

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term at Marlborough College; it is a busy and wonderful place. I have been impressed by the academic purpose and aspiration of many of the pupils I have met, and by their willingness to engage, not only with the core curricular content of their chosen subjects, but with the […]

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Art Department – Review and Preview

A torrent of visual creation sums up this Michaelmas term at Marlborough. Embellished a bit more, “con brio” (liveliness and energy) and “con spirito” (with spirit), to borrow from musical analogy, springs immediately to mind. I am writing this on the evening of Sunday 10th December; there were 74 pupils in the Art School from […]

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Rob Wakely – Celebration of 40 Years at Marlborough

Having joined Marlborough in September 1978, Robert Wakely completed 40 years as Rackets Professional in 2018. A celebration was held on Sunday 2nd December in recognition of his four decades of distinguished service. Between 70 and 80 Old Marlburians, fellow Rackets Professionals and friends from the wider Rackets community were present to mark the occasion […]

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Review: Wind Department Concert

It’s fairly common knowledge that brass playing in the College is going through something of a purple patch, or perhaps even platinum. We have a very strong set of Upper School trumpets, trombones and saxophones, and two budding young tuba players, and it manifests itself in some pretty special playing. There was no better example […]

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Review: Orchestral Concert

Sunday evening’s Orchestral Concert in the Memorial Hall was not a school concert. It was a concert. It showcased the kind of technical accomplishment for which one would hope (but not always get) from professionals, and left the audience delighted and uplifted. Some of its success was down to the details of presentation – the […]

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Pupils visit New Road Day Centre

In the first half of the Michaelmas term, the Charity Think Tank went to The New Road Day Centre in Marlborough to visit a charity that provides activities for people between the ages of 18-70 with learning disabilities. The charity relies entirely on donations and grants. With these generous donations, it is able to supply […]

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Review: Carol Services 2018

Following the exquisite Advent Carol services, the choir took a deep breath (quite literally) and, as is the norm, delivered four spectacular Christmas Carol Services over the final weekend of the marathon Michaelmas Term. As always, these are special occasions as we look forward to a well-deserved holiday, the joy of Christmas and the challenges, […]

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Exhibition of Icelandic Paintings

Presently, within the New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, Jonathan Parnham, Head of Visual Arts Promotion and Teacher of Art at Marlborough College, is exhibiting his latest collection of paintings. The show, titled ‘Light from the North: Visual Explorations of Iceland’ originated through Mr Parnham joining a College excursion to the extraordinary Nordic island, to […]

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Review: Talk by Peter Lavery

Marlburians and members of the College community were very lucky to hear one of Britain’s most eminent and skilled photographers, Peter Lavery, give a talk at the College about his inspiring career within the world of art and photography, including his most important personal project‘Circus Works’. Peter introduced the audience to his unique portfolio of […]

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