Marlborough College Choral Concert

Handel’s Messiah This year’s Marlborough College Choral Society concert took place on Sunday 18 March (Mothering Sunday) and delighted a packed Chapel with a performance of Handel’s Messiah. The Choral Society was on top form, producing a full, vibrant sound, and accompanied by Marlborough College professional orchestra in partnership the Southbank Sinfonia. The soloists were […]

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Update on Transport and Border Crossings

Border Crossings Following a further meeting with IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority), we are pleased to report that matters are moving rapidly towards the positive conclusion we outlined in the third paragraph of our 23rd January statement. “all parties are working towards pupils carrying a ‘pass’, not a passport, leaving Singapore on a small coach (maximum size 24) […]

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Wiltshire Young Arts Competition Success

Six diverse artworks by Marlborough College students Charlotte Dawnay, George Glaisher, Georgina Hextall, Elizabeth Jackman, Hannah Marsden and Ebba Sahlgren were submitted to an annual exhibition held at Pewsey Gallery, as part of the regional NADFAS* Young Arts Competition. The gallery showcased recent A level work from Wiltshire schools and was adjudicated by Heloise Tofts, […]

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Artist in Residence Exhibition

Joe Doldon is participating in a group exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral until 31st March. The 55 artists exhibiting have been selected from a submission of over 1500 artists. The range of work on show includes sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video, printmaking and ceramics and is all of a very high standard. To find out more please […]

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Waterford Rosedale Fellows

Our 2012 Waterford Rosedale Fellows –  Tanaka Jimha (C2) and Nosimilo Khumalo (SU) – have arrived this half term to join our Upper Sixth until the half term break in the Summer Term. Both Tanaka (from Zimbabwe) and Nosimilo (from Swaziland) completed the IB at Waterford Kamhlaba in November and will take up scholarships at […]

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Amadeus Review

A witty interpretation by Jane Darby of Peter Shaffer’s original Amadeus showed the students of Marlborough College strutting around in extravagant tailcoats, pale faces, and artfully authentic wigs. It was a hair tingling mixture of laughter at the flamboyant attempts of Mozart (brilliantly portrayed by Charlie Perry) to gain place for his music, empathy as […]

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Evening Pupil Recital

Towards the end of a dynamic and flamboyant Lent Term of music making came the Evening Pupils’ Recital, yielding as expected a fine display of musical talent. There was an impressive mix of Music Scholars and non Music Scholars on show, with ‘new’ arrivals in the Shell making their debuts in this context. To single […]

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National Schools Lacrosse Tournament

The Marlborough College first lacrosse team rolled out of bed early on the morning of Friday 2nd March. Despite dark and foggy conditions we were on the road to Nationals by 6:30 AM. Seeded in the middle of the fourth division we didn’t know what to expect from most of our opposition. The team still looked […]

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Cricket Tour Charity Donation

Over half term, a Developmental Cricket XI from the College completed a successful six match tour of Cape Town, South Africa. Early in the tour, the team visited the township of Khayelitsha and spent the morning with approximately 40 young cricketers who are part of the Sporting Chance Development Foundation. The players were totally responsible for […]

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Poetry Competition at Farleigh School

On the 28th February 2012 Ella Atterton, Dr Ponsford and I ran a series of poetry workshops at Farleigh School for selected pupils in years six and seven. These workshops were the first prize of a competition Ella and I had been running since September of last year surrounding the idea of Growth and Change […]

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“Why MPs Matter” A Talk By Claire Perry

On Thursday March 1st, Claire Perry, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Devizes, of which Marlborough town and the College are part of, gave a presentation in the Garnett room on “Why MPs Matter”. This tied in well with the Lower Sixth, AS level politics syllabus which has units on Parliament and democracy. Mrs Perry […]

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HMC Global Partnership Conference

On 21st February the HMC Global Partnership Conference, was held at Marlborough College. The Conference was for representatives from HMC schools who run partnership projects abroad. Interest from HMC schools in Global Partnerships and communities projects in the South and worldwide is growing apace. Eighty delegates from 40 HMC schools and other organisations attended, travelling […]

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Russian Department Trip to Yaroslavl

From Sunday 12th February to Sunday 19th February the Russian Department visited Yaroslavl, 200km north of Moscow. Twenty three pupils as well as NNP, AET, and TDB travelled during half term. The group were billeted with local families who extended a very warm welcome and over-catered, as is the Russian way. Mornings were spent attending lessons and the afternoons […]

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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensongs for the Lent Term took place on Sunday 26 February for the home fixture and with a visit to Gloucester Cathedral on Monday 27 February. The repertoire chosen by Mr Taranczuk was an eclectic mix; Watson’s stirring Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis was perfectly complemented by the effective Bernard Rose responses and with a […]

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Southbank Sinfonia Concert

An outstanding evening of music provided the perfect finale to the first half of term as the Symphony Orchestra, String Chamber Orchestra and Brasser joined with young professional musicians of the Southbank Sinfonia for the fourth year running. The concert was the culmination of this year’s Residency, with the professionals spending two days at the […]

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Scott Centenary Sledge Pull

A group of twenty Lower Sixth students are taking part in the Centenary Sledge Pull on Monday 12th March, in memory of Robert Scott, who died one hundred years ago on his return from the South Pole. This and other events have been designed to raise money in support of the Scott Polar Research Institute, which […]

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The Lent Event

The Lent Event took place this week with a team of seven spending three days in the school.  Revd Rico Tice, the main speaker, was energetic and engaging, challenging us to consider whether Jesus Christ might be as central to life as a ball is to a game. His blend of self-deprecating humour, compassion and […]

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Southbank Sinfonia Chamber Concert

As part of the annual residency by members of our professional orchestra in partnership, the Southbank Sinfonia, we had the pleasure of a chamber music recital in the Goodison Hall which this year took place on 8 February.  We were treated to a musical pot pourri of both solo and ensemble items which also included […]

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MCCS – BBC National Orchestra of Wales

It was such a delight to hear a full orchestra of such quality in this Marlborough College Concert Series. The acoustics of the building did not let us down and we could hear every nuance and detail with absolute clarity. The programme opened with the ‘Suite for Lady Caroline’ – a film score which carried […]

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Remove French Exchange

20 Remove students have just returned from a French exchange visit to our partner school, the Collège de Notre Dame de Bury, north of Paris. Warmly welcomed by their host families, they enjoyed a taste of school life and several excursions into the heart of the city. The charm of strolling through the capital was slightly harder […]

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