British Physics Olympiad Results

The British Physics Olympiad aims to encourage the study of Physics and recognise excellence in young physicists in a national competition.  Every question is a real challenge and over 1,800 students took part. We congratulate our Upper Sixth pupils who entered. Bronze medal Wey Jin Chan (C2 U6) Josephine Hampel (NC U6) George Mattimoe (BH […]

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Harold ‘Tich’ Radford Rosebowl Tournament

The Marlborough Courtiers will be holding the Harold “Tich” Radford Rosebowl Tournament on Saturday 10th January at the College. The squash tournament is open to all OMs, pupils and there should be several Common Room entrants as well. The tournament will take place in the College courts with a 2.15 pm start. Please contact Marlborough […]

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Netball training

Pre-season Netball training for the U14s, U16s and 1st team takes place on Tuesday 6th January. The training will take place in the Sports Hall with an 11.30am start time. The Lent Term will officially begin at College at 9pm on Tuesday.

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World Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 12th December, pupils took part in World Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children.  Pupils and staff were invited to wear a Christmas Jumper and make a donation to Save the Children, which raised a total of £150. Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day saw its third year this year and, thanks to […]

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Foodbank collection

Following the amazing success of last year’s collection for the Devizes and Swindon Foodbank, we set our pupils the challenge of helping even more local people in crisis this Christmas.  Foodbanks are excellent, rapidly growing and local charities that we can support in a more rewarding way than by simply donating money. One of the […]

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Review: Michaelmas Illumination 2014

The Michaelmas Term 2014 Illumination was shrouded in controversy; it was on a Saturday Night. Would the hordes of Sixth Form sacrifice their pub trips and Malburian shenanigans to come and watch? Those who did were not disappointed. The crowd were anxious to see the new heads of Illumination in action but Calum and Alice […]

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Review: Christmas Carol Services

It takes some strength to sing a carol service or two, but four in three days is just about the limit, so congratulations then to the Choir, PAJH and IGC et al for triumphing in this marathon performance weekend. The Choir have come a long way under Mr Hodgkinson: the stalls are full, there’s a […]

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Review: The Roaring Girl

Jane Darby’s production of The Roaring Girl was a hilarious romp through Jacobean gender politics reset in the underground cauldron of blurred lines; The False Tails bar in central London, 2014. Leila Tinne (LI U6) in the title role was a genuine enigma; leather clad, hair in dreadlocks and switching easily between femme fatale and playboy.  What was most impressive […]

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Review: Michael Morpurgo

“I am a war baby.” Michael Morpurgo, born 1943, grew up in post-war Britain. From the physical manifestations of shattered buildings, through to the silent, unspoken grief of his mother, and a lone photograph of Uncle Peter on his mantelpiece (shot down in the RAF aged 21), he described his understanding of conflict as a […]

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NSPCC Number Day

On Tuesday 2nd December the entire Lower School took part in a competitive mathematical fundraising event for the NSPCC in Norwood Hall.   The Shell started the day off competing in House teams on a series of challenges and puzzles.  It was an impressive sight watching whole year groups working hard together to tackle the problems. […]

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Online Art Auction Bursary Success

Marlborough College and the Young Marlburian Foundation (YMF) partnered with Paddle8, to auction donated paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and printmaking.  Original works of art, created by many successful OM artists and present Marlborough College students, were sold in December, to provide funds for an invaluable Sixth Form bursary initiated by the Young Marlburian Foundation (YMF). […]

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Wind Department Concert

A final hurrah to an action packed term saw the Wind Department produce an excellent, varied and superbly prepared performance in the Memorial Hall on Monday 8th December.   The date had to be changed due to an unusual number of leading Music Scholars away on Oxbridge interviews, but in no way did that diminish the […]

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First World War Centenary Commemoration

This term’s First World War Centenary Commemoration programme came to an end with a showing of the film “Joyeux Noël” about the 1914 Christmas Truce, and a recreation of the famous football match that took place in no-man’s land that Christmas 100 years ago by our Remove and Hundred students on an exchange visit to […]

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Christmas Hampers

Well done to Josie Hampel (NC U6) and Clemmie Alexander (NC U6) who made a huge success of this year’s Christmas hampers for the Jubilee Centre.

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Blog: Captains’ Corner

Friday 12th December Most of us no longer in full-time education have some memories that ‘stand-out’ when we think back to our school days.  Hopefully, in terms of sport, these memories are some of the real highlights.   As we approached the end of 2014, I asked the captains of sport what they will remember from […]

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Pupil Achievements

The second half of the Michaelmas Term is underway with a number of recent academic, co-curricular and sporting successes –  a selection of those pupil achievements will appear below. November On Monday 4th November Elisabeth Daniels (IH L6) was crowned the winner of the Bath Young Musician of the Year competition. When she was just 14 she was […]

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Enterprising tie-up

The Marlborough Enterprise Group has been busy making white horse ties in burgundy.  These will be on sale at all main College events in 2015 or you can email megcharityties@marlboroughcollege.org to order.

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Sharpshooters

O Money-Kyrle (Hu) and E Dell (Hu) shot extremely well in the British Schools Small bore Winter Open on Saturday to win the Junior Pairs competition, beating 22 other teams from 10 schools.  Contested on the 50m range at Bisley, it was a gruelling 40 shot match on a 50m range (only 20 shots fewer […]

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Review: Nicky Campbell

On Thursday 13th November, television presenter and journalist Nicky Campbell (parent of Breagh) was the guest of the Politics Society.  Known by many of the pupils for his BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast programme as well as his Sunday morning show The Big Questions, he was invited to discuss the role of the media in scrutinising […]

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Review: French Exchange

With a wave to the statue of OM John Betjeman at St Pancras, 19 members of the L6 set off excitedly for this year’s French exchange.  Two hours in a Paris traffic jam wasn’t quite the welcome we had in mind, but it wasn’t too long before we could meet face à face the French […]

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Review: An Evening for Advent

On Wednesday evening the Modern Languages and Music Departments combined in the stylish setting of the Adderley to present a reflective sequence of Advent readings in seven languages, interspersed with songs. A team of four Remove Italianists, Chris Beswick (C1), Luca Conte (SU), Maggie Ducam-Davies (MO) and Isabella Forshaw (NC) began the evening, reading confidently […]

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