Modern Languages: After Marlborough

On Friday 19th September three ML linguists, Alec Kingham (LI 2002-07), Fred Puckle Hobbs (LI 2004-09) and Floris ten Nijenhuis (LI 2006-11) visited the College. They returned to talk to all the Upper school linguists about their ML degrees, gap years and years abroad, and also how languages have enriched their lives and enhanced their […]

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Review: Nash Ensemble

The 2014-2015 Marlborough College Concert Series opened with a magnificent performance by the Nash Ensemble celebrating its 50th year and, to judge only by the captivated attention of the audience including 35 music students from the College, the original members of the Ensemble should have been hugely proud of the legacy that they have left.  […]

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Eight Marlburians Begin Training for Medical Careers

The statement from UCAS that 1,780 applicants with grades AAA or better failed to win medical places this year underlines just how fierce the competition for places for Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry is. Those who are interested will often begin chalking up invaluable work experience three or four years before they apply and undertake […]

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History Society Talk: The English Civil War

On Tuesday 17th September, Dr Jo Paul from the New College of the Humanities in London came to the Senior History Society to give a very insightful talk about the clash of political ideas in the English Civil War. At the society she showed how ideas hugely influenced the outbreak of war, which was relatively […]

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Literary Society

On Thursday evening, 18 September 2014, Dr Anne Marie Evans from York St John University came to speak about American Literature, to an audience consisting principally of Lower Sixth students.  This was particularly topical for us, as in the summer holidays we had been given a reading list of books by American authors, which included […]

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Arabic Drumming in Court

An exciting, high energy drumming activity was held in court on Tuesday 16th September. Mr Abbas, the Arabic teacher, brought his collection of some 40 drums and invited pupils to join with him in creating exciting rhythms. Pupils from across the different year groups joined in, and great fun was had. Some pupils also dressed […]

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Percussion Recital

Last night music scholars and percussionists were treated to a hugely entertaining and informative lecture recital by Colin McCann.  Colin is a member of our visiting music teacher team but is also a busy and sought-after percussionist in the West End. Interspersed amongst witty anecdotes, he treated the captivated audience to extracts from Wicked, Les Misérables and Top […]

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Review: Dunford Lecture 2014

On Tuesday 16th September, the Sports Scholars and other sporting enthusiasts were privileged to be joined by Jeremy Snape.   Jeremy is a former International Cricket player, and now one of the foremost sports psychologists in the country.  He has recently been ‘snapped up’ by the Sri Lankan Cricket Team to work with them on their […]

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Tatler Schools Awards 2014

Marlborough was named Public School of the Yearat an awards ceremony in London on Thursday night.  In accepting the Prize Jonathan Leigh acknowledged the privilege of being honoured in this way, praised the contribution of his very talented staff, and thanked Dr Niall Hamilton and his Admissions team for their work in a year when 228 […]

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All staff Photography Exhibition

The second ‘All staff Photography Exhibition’ is gracing the walls of the Common Room this term.  The 30 photographs on show, taken by various members of both the academic and support staff, were selected from over 90 entries. The standard across the board is impressive and many thanks go to all those who took the […]

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CCF cadets get airborne!

Wednesday saw an absolutely fantastic afternoon of flying for 31 members of the CCF who got airborne in an Army Air Corps, Lynx Mark 7, Helicopter. Many thanks to Captain Henry Clive and his team from the Army Air Corps at Middle Wallop. Sean Bate School Staff Instructor Click here for an extended gallery of images […]

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New Members of Common Room

The College is very pleased to welcome the following new members of Common Room.  They bring with them a wealth of experience and achievement and an active interest in scholarship and academic excellence: Mr Duncan Andrew MSc MA BA (Head of Economics & Business Studies) Miss Katy Bennett BSc MSc (Director of Sport) Mrs Jenny […]

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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge – Gold Awards

Sixth Form Chemists entered the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge once again this year. Seventeen pupils were awarded certificates following the challenging paper which was entered by some 7,000 Sixth Formers throughout the UK. We were delighted that Wey Jin Chan (C2), Montgomery Eayrs (C3), Lucy Parker (MM) and Benjamin Weir (B1) each won Gold awards for their work, while a further 13 pupils gained […]

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Master’s Welcome

In welcoming everyone back for Marlborough College’s 172nd year, it is a particular pleasure to see 228 new pupils joining the College.  With Miss Katy Bennett taking over as Director of Sport and Mr Duncan Andrew as Head of Economics and Business Studies, we wish them and all other new colleagues good fortune for the […]

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Video: Rugby season preview

The new season is just around the corner for Rugby at Marlborough with a video preview now online to view. Pre-season training is well underway with a series of fitness tests taking place on Tuesday on the eve of the new Michaelmas Term. Charlie Harrison, Master in Charge of Rugby, explained a little more about […]

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US University Fair

On Tuesday 23rd September Marlborough College welcomed representatives from a variety of Universities from the USA.  The schools included: Emory, Middlebury, NYU, Northeastern, Denison, NYU Abu Dhabi, UVA, Syracuse and Rutgers. Sporting Elite, a sports recruiting agency also attended the event. The day kicked off with a seminar led by Emory, NYU and Rutgers University. […]

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Terry’s tour…

Terry Rogers retires at the end of this month after 50 years of devoted and outstanding service to the College. He has served as a Science Teacher, Head of Chemistry, Meteorologist, Housemaster of two Houses, Second Master and, finally, as a much respected and professional Archivist for the last 15 years. He will lead his […]

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First World War Archive website launched

As part of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, the College has today launched an extensive archive website. On 23rd August 1914 Lieutenant Leslie Richmond (PR 1902-1905) was serving with the Gordon Highlanders in the defence of Mons when he was killed. He was the first Old Marlburian to die in the First […]

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Review: Italian trip to Florence

The last day of the first half of the Michaelmas Term marked the first day of the Italian trip to Florence.  Fifteen of us from Hundreds joined Mrs Woodford and Dr McKeown and set off from the Parade Ground to Gatwick Airport. A short flight later we were in Pisa.  Our first cultural visit was […]

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(I)GCSE 2014

Many congratulations to our (I)GCSE pupils who have collectively secured another outstanding set of grades.  One is wary of sounding like every other school in proclaiming “best ever results”, especially after years of reported grade inflation, but we are hugely proud of our pupils’ GCSE points average, which matches last year’s all time high – […]

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