Leadership Academy

Henry Martin (PR L6) and Molly Macaire (NC L6) have both been successful in their applications to the McKinsey Leadership Academy this summer.   The McKinsey programme is extremely competitive and this year pupils from over 130 individual schools applied. As part of the McKinsey Leadership Academy, Henry and Molly will spent two days at […]

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ERGO Results

The 18th College ERGO competition was busier than ever with nearly 90 pupils competing over the five hours available.  Eight Houses had enough for House teams. Given earlier exams this year, it was great to see both boys and girls from all year groups represented. None of the College records fell, but Dominic Coulson (C1 Re) was […]

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Drugs Briefing for Parents

The occasion of the termly beaks-parents meetings offers a chance for the College to engage parents with current and shared issues. Such issues may be national or local; pastoral or academic.  In previous terms this year parents have been offered the chance to hear about Digital Safety and Social Media (Michaelmas), adolescent brain and emotional […]

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Blog: Multitalented

IT’S been a couple of weeks since the last blog entry entitled ‘here comes the sun’ was published.  In that time, we’ve certainly lost the sun (at times), but fortunately very few matches have been cancelled and it’s been great to watch more top quality sport filling the pitches and courts of Marlborough and further […]

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Regional Recognition

Following the successful completion of the Wiltshire Junior Development Centre (JDC) training, Celeste Spink (MO Re) represented Wiltshire U16 girls and Georgia Dunlop (MO Re) represented U15 girls at the regional JAC tournament.  From this tournament, Celeste got selected for the West Hockey U17 girls, and Georgia the West Hockey U16 girls Junior Regional Performance […]

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MOSA Meeting

On Saturday 9th May the summer meeting of the Medical Officers of Schools Association was hosted by Marlborough College.  Around 60 Medical Officers and school nursing staff attended for a day of presentations, workshops and discussion groups based on the theme of health education, in its broadest sense, in schools and the ways in which […]

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Science Roadshow

Nic Allott (former Head of Science) took the Science of Sound and Music Road Show to Horris Hill Prep School on Thursday 7th May.   70 pupils in two sessions watched and assisted with an interactive lecture explaining the physics behind sound and music. There were plenty of volunteers for demonstrations and they gave lots of […]

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VE Day 70th anniversary

Today is the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe. We take time to remember the 417 Old Marlburians who died in World War Two.

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Review: Matt Clarke

On Tuesday 5th May, Old Radleian Matt Clarke visited Marlborough to address the Shell about Wildlife Conservation.  As well as being a photographer and conservationist, he is also a multi-award winning music writer, and his passion for all of these fields was very much in evidence during his time with us. Aided by his personalised photography and […]

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Ivy House support DEC Nepal Appeal

Many thanks to those of you who bought cakes at the Parents’ meeting on Saturday to support the Ivy House cake stall in aid of the DEC Nepal Appeal.  Thanks to the girls’ efforts baking and selling (and your generosity) we raised over £480. Andrea Keighley Housemistress, Ivy House

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Medical and Veterinary Offers

Although many courses and universities seem to be more accommodating at present, Medical courses remain subject to strict controls because funding comes in part from the NHS, which forecasts how many trainees the health system needs.  Approximately ten applications from top grade pupils are made for every place, but despite this Marlburians have again proved […]

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C3 Charity Football

C3 held a ‘Dawn Till Dusk’ Charity Football event in aid of Bobby’s Ride fund on Friday 1st May. Each year group was divided into two teams which meant a total of ten teams all played each other – 45 matches in total. The tournament was won by the U6 side that beat a Hundred XI in […]

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Bah Humbugs!

Ollie Cameron (C3 U6) has designed a ‘Bah Humbug’ cartoon of The Master, Jonathan Leigh, which appears on newly-launched Marlborough College mints. Congratulations also to Cameron for achieving offers from both Oxford Brookes and Kingston University for a Foundation course in Art and Design. The mints are available to purchase via the online shop or from Crosby […]

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Review: May Day Madrigals

A decent crowd of hardy souls braved a stiff North Easterly and were rewarded by a stirring performance of ‘Madrigals and Ditties’ to herald the month of May.   Despite the chill in the air, there was a warmth of tone and character in the Chamber Choir’s delivery, and although in such a big space as […]

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Badminton Report

The first home Badminton fixture for some time (if not ever!) took place on Thursday 30th April in the Sports Hall versus Winchester College School. This is the return home fixture from last year’s away at Winchester College and Marlborough did much better this time by winning seven games more than last time out. They […]

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Marlborough remembers Gallipoli

On the eve of the centenary of the first landings, Dr Georgina Longley (Classics) & Richard Willmett (Politics) organised a debate on “This House Believes that the Gallipoli Campaign achieved nothing but a waste of life”.  Speakers were for the motion: Mr Dixon (HoD History) George Holland (CO L6) and Ms Clare Russell (Hon. Archivist), and against: […]

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Women in History Society

On Wednesday evening the Marlborough College Women in History society hosted Archivist Clare Russell’s talk on “Girls Education at Marlborough” which looked back on nearly 50 years of College History – the ups and downs of the progress of co-education here.   It was interesting to look at institutions like Girls’ break, the Circe society, […]

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General Election Hustings

A panel of Devizes Constituency candidates – with one substitution – faced an audience of around 400 Marlborough pupils on Tuesday 28th April and on a show of hands it was clear that about 150 of them would be able to vote on May 7. Claire Perry (Conservative), Chris Watts (Labour), David Pollitt (UKIP) and […]

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Record Year

2014/15 has been the most successful year for applications to North America in the College’s history.  So far 37 acceptances for the USA or Canada have been received by the 23 pupils who applied, and we are still waiting for decisions from seven universities. Three pupils received a total of over a quarter of a […]

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Anglican Confirmation

A packed Chapel on Sunday 26th April saw the visit of the Bishop of Salisbury, The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, who is co-incidentally the President of the College Council, for the annual Anglican Confirmation Service.  The Bishop confirmed 57 pupils, mainly from the Shell and Remove, but from a wide range of the boarding houses. […]

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Marathon Guy

Congratulations to Guy Mavor of the Modern Languages Department who ran Sunday’s London Marathon in 5hrs 53m – dressed as an elephant! Guy was running for the David Sheldrake Wildlife Trust, with a video available from the build up to the big day.

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