Review: Pupils’ Recital

The busy 2014 Lent Term continued with another musical feast, this time in the form of a full, varied and extremely high quality evening recital.   The concert featured a vast array of talent both from music scholars and non-music scholars alike, demonstrating as always the huge depth of musical ability across all departments within the […]

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Outstanding Achievements in Science

Richard Simon (LI U6) has achieved exceptional success in two major national Science competitions. In the British Physics Olympiad, he gained a Distinction in the January Paper 2 and when combined with his Paper 1 result he was placed in the top 12 nationally (out of nearly 2000 entrants). He qualifies for a four-day training […]

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Pupil Review: L6 Careers Fair

As a Lower Sixth pupil who is fairly unsure about her university choices, let alone future career plans, I found the Careers Fair extremely useful in terms of highlighting the basic foundations of each career sector, and the importance of our actions relating to our career paths.  Over the course of the afternoon I attended […]

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Pietro da Cortona and the Barberini Ceiling

Dr Thomas Frangenberg, Reader in History of Art at the University of Leicester and one of Britain’s leading experts on Baroque Rome, addressed a packed meeting of the College History of Art Society on Wednesday 5th March on the subject of ‘Pietro da Cortona and the Barberini Ceiling’.  He gave a remarkably polished, authoritative and useful account […]

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Work Experience Update

Thank you everyone who has been able to offer work experience to Hundred pupils this summer.   We still have a number of keen individuals looking for Engineering placements. If anyone is able to help, please contact Guidance Secretary, Elizabeth Headlam, on email via eheadlam@marlboroughcollege.org

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Pupil Review: Careers Speed-Dating

On Tuesday 25th February, the Hundred were split into groups of around ten for a glimpse of the potential futures ahead of us.  The Hundred Career Speed-Dating was a chance to listen to many young professionals talking about a grand variety of jobs. The format was simple: after each individual had introduced himself or herself […]

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Art School Trip to Madrid

Eliza Edwards (EL L6) and Charlotte Flatischler (NC L6) review the Art School trip to Madrid… On arrival, our moods were immediately lifted, after an early start, by the bright, clear sky and the flamboyant friendliness of the locals. We only had to step out of our central hotel to visit the Atocha Train Station. Surprisingly, wild […]

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Russian Department Trip to Yaroslavl

The travelling contingent contained 25 pupils made up of ten Remove, nine Hundred, four Lower Sixth and two Upper Sixth. We spent six days in Yaroslavl, which is about five hours drive north of Moscow, and one day in Moscow at the end of the week, staying in a hostel. Pupils stayed with families associated […]

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Art Scholars’ Show

Art Scholars meet every Thursday and working alongside the Artist-in-Residence, Claire Bayliss, they focus on developing new skills and alternative creative approaches to making art.  The Art Scholars’ show in January 2014 at the Mount House Gallery presented an opportunity for students to exhibit the exciting and varied work produced since the start of the […]

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History of Art recognition

Kit Betley (PR U6) stands to the left of His Grace the Bishop of Salisbury at the recent southern heat final of ARTiculation. ARTiculation is the annual History of Art inter-schools public speaking competition and took place at Roche Court New Art Centre on Tuesday 25th February. Kit spoke on Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Fountain of […]

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Careers speed dating for the Hundred

A dozen young professionals excused themselves from high powered jobs for an afternoon to come and tell our Hundred about their careers.  In precisely seven minutes, each made a pitch and fielded questions before moving on to the next group of lucky 15-year olds. In a world where the idea of a job for life […]

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‘Reviewing the Familiar’

‘Reviewing the Familiar’, an exhibition by Martha Gibson (MO U6), is the culmination of her Extended Project Qualification.  In the Mount House, Martha has carefully chosen a handful of well-known paintings and challenges the visitor to see them in a ‘different light’. The exhibition is open to the public for three days, running from Wednesday […]

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Rugby quartet take part in Academy Finals

Four Marlborough College Rugby players went head to head on Tuesday afternoon as part of the inaugural Aviva Premiership U-18s Academy Finals. Gloucester Rugby’s academy side took on West Country rivals Bath Rugby at Allianz Park, the £24 million home of Saracens. Playing on a £500,000 plastic pitch, the following pupils represented their respective clubs […]

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Politics and International Society

The Politics Society has hosted three speakers in the first half of this term all of whom have addressed important areas of the syllabus. Dr Yvan Guichaoua, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of East Anglia, gave a thought provoking presentation on why some countries are democratic and others not. He focused on […]

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5th place finish in Daytona

Congratulations to Alessandro Latif (B1 U6) who competed in the world famous 24 hour Daytona International Speedway Event (23rd – 26th January) for Flying Lizard Motorsports and gained a 5th place finish in the GT Daytona Category in an Audi R8 GTD. He will be testing for the 12 hour Sebring International Race over half term 19th-22nd […]

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U16 England Hockey Squad Places

Congratulations to Livvi Hazlitt (EL Hu) and Sophie Shakespeare (MO Hu) on their selection for the England U16 Hockey Squad. They have been named in the initial squad of 26 players, which will be reduced to 18 girls following a series of training sessions and friendly matches ahead of this summer’s European Championships. The thorough selection process has been […]

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Pupils raise £4,603 for Kids Company

The 2013 Marlborough College £10 challenge raised £4,603 for the London-based charity Kids Company. Each year Lower Sixth pupils are tasked with raising funds for selected charities with the most recent initiative raising a superb sum. Kids Company Chief Executive Camila Batmanghelidjh, who founded then charity in 1996, wrote to organiser Jules Hodgson to express […]

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EdClub Kenya Pupil Initiative

EdClub Kenya – It all started with a TED talk After Molly Macaire (NC, Hu) watched Sugata Mitra’s inspirational and award-winning TED talk, she did something pretty inspirational herself and set up a pilot project using Professor Mitra’s ‘self-organised learning environment’ or ‘SOLE’ to reach out to children living in a slum village in Kenya.  The […]

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Swindon Academy Sports Challenge Day

Twelve pupils from Swindon Academy recently attended a Challenge Day at Marlborough College.   This is the third such event to be held here. The six boys and six girls were selected due to their interest and ability in various sports.  Most of the pupils were already proficient in sports such as football, netball and basketball […]

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Close Reading Competition

Close Reading Competition 2013, run by Emagazine for Sixth Formers, is designed to encourage students to be ‘perceptive and analytical in exploring the detail of the text, at the same time weaving these reflections into a satisfying, coherent whole rather than just presenting a list of observations’ (e-mag). And all this in a mere five hundred words. […]

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Santiago de Compostela Exchange

The U6 Spanish Exchange recently visited the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. Our partner school is the Colegio Manuel Peleteiro, a private day/boarding school with the best exam results in the north-west of Spain.  A week was spent attending lessons and participating in various activities and day trips in the region. We were looked […]

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