Gavin Knight: Hood Rat

This week the Literary and Journalism Society welcomed Gavin Knight, journalist and author of “Hood Rat” to speak in the Adderley about his documentation of inner city gang cultures in Manchester, London and Glasgow. Knight provided a fascinating insight into what it takes to be an investigative journalist. With stories of 10-year-old drug dealers being […]

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Art Scholars’ Exhibition

The 2013 Art Scholars’ Exhibition featured a diverse selection of artworks taken from individual class portfolios and also from themed projects set during the weekly Scholar sessions throughout the Michaelmas term. Working in collaboration with the Artist-in-Residence, the initial Art Scholar sessions focused on combining relief printmaking within sculpture to create artworks that explored 2D […]

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IRB Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Old Marlburian, Alfred St George Hamersley (C3 1862-66) one of rugby’s first internationals, has been inducted into the IRB’s Hall of Fame. IRB Chief Executive, Brett Gosper made the presentation at Marlborough College, where Hamersley was educated and first played ‘football’ under the interpretation of Rugby School rules. Master of Marlborough College, Jonathan Leigh, said […]

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MCCS: Joanna MacGregor

The fourth recital in the 2012/13 Marlborough College Concert Series was given by the eminent British pianist Joanna MacGregor. Very much a household name both at home and abroad, MacGregor is a musician of exceptional versatility and vitality. Not content with a ‘standard’ solo career, she has broadened her musical horizons far beyond the norm […]

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Fives West of England Schools Championships

The West of England Schools Championships is the biggest event in the calender after the Nationals, and draws schools from as far afield as Edinburgh. Six College boys took part last weekend. Hugo Fry, (C1 Hu) (pictured) beat the no.2 seed and reached the semi-finals of the Colts singles, the first Marlburian for ten years to […]

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Carol Services Review

Attending my first three Carol Services, in addition to the magical candlelit Advent Carol Service, was pure pleasure. Conducted by Philip Dukes, the Choir rose to the occasion hugely. With an atmosphere imbued by the strong presence of the Chaplain, positive participation from successive congregations and universally well-pitched and paced readings, the reputation of Marlborough’s […]

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Scrapheap Challenge

The second Scrapheap Challenge, for the Shell, took place this December in the Memorial Hall. Working in House teams pupils were expected to solve two challenges: Zip wire challenge – to design and build a carriage that can carry a Ping-Pong ball from the top of a zip line and upon hitting the stop release […]

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Modern Languages Advent Celebration

The annual Modern Languages Advent Celebration took place in an Adderley full to bursting with audience and participants of every year-group. It was an extremely successful affair, perhaps because of its eccentric mixture of acts. As well as a variety of advent-themed foreign readings and carols, there were many classical pieces of a very high […]

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Wind Department Concert

The annual Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department Christmas Concert is always a joyous affair, in part because it marks the conclusion to a long and busy term of music making, but mainly because it features such a sparkling array of talent, both in an individual and collective capacity. The concert in the Memorial Hall on […]

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CAS Art Exhibition Video

The IB Upper Sixth CAS exhibition opened on 6th December. CAS is part of the IB that requires each pupil to take part in Creative, Action and Service co-curriculuar activities. The art show met both Creative and Service aims as each work represented a world issue. The theme of the exhibition was a journey which might […]

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The National Independent Schools French Debating Competition

On Tuesday 27th November, the College hosted the Western qualifying heat of the Joutes Oratoires (the National Independent Schools French Debating Competition). Competitors were required to present their arguments in three minutes, and then to defend them against the counter-attacks of their opponents for a further five minutes, before addressing the judges for one final […]

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Protecting coral reefs & enriching local communities

Biology and Geography Society talk by Tristan Brown, Head of Operations, Coral Cay Conservation Nearly 50 pupils listened to Tristan Brown talking about the value and the threats to coral reefs around the world. Reefs support over 25% of all marine species; less than 20% of these species have so far been described by science. […]

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Advent Carol Service Video

Tradition preserved and the season of Advent duly marked in classic style by the annual Advent Carol service in Chapel. An ever popular occasion within the College community, the Chapel looked resplendent, decorated with a thousand candles, creating a magical atmosphere for the choir to express themselves under Director of Chapel Music, Simon Taranczuk. Mr […]

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Le Saux meets Football 1st XI

2929Former Chelsea and England International Graeme Le Saux took time out of his busy TV and radio schedule to come and watch the Open 1st XI in their recent fixture at Charterhouse.  Afterwards he gave his post-match analaysis to the team.

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Ian Adam: The Changing Nature of Conflict

On November 27th the Politics Society hosted Ian Adam (father of Libby NC L6) for the second year running to give his presentation on the changing nature of conflict and weapons of mass destruction. As one of the authors of the highly acclaimed MOD publication ‘Global Strategic Trends’, Ian has unique military expertise. With a state […]

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8th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Mike Kendall, Professor of Seismology and Head of the School of Earth Sciences at Bristol University and President of the British Geophysical Association gave an excellent lecture on Tectonic rifting and similarities and differences between Earth and Mars to a good audience of pupils and Friends of the Marlborough telescope. The talk took us […]

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Illumination Review and Video

Illumination is always one of the most anticipated events of each term and this first performance of the year with a new line up of presenters and producers India Gaul (EL U6), Ollie Fairweather (SU L6), Emily Taplin (MO U6) and Harry Humphreys (C2 U6) did not disappoint. By popular demand the Cotton House Harmony group sang again the powerful […]

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Rugby World Team of the Month

In the December 2012 edition of RugbyWorld Magazine the Marlborough College 1st XV are named Team of the Month.  The text below is reproduced from the published article: A first Team of the Month award for Marlborough, who, under No 8 Charlie Pascoe, made their finest start to a season in living memory. Wins at Monmouth and Clifton, home […]

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School Play Review and Video

‘Life of Galileo’, a play by Berthold Brecht which highlights overcoming adversity and the necessity of a society that is open to change, was vibrantly performed by its cast and brilliantly directed by Jane Darby.  With simple architecture and a Brechtian performance style it had strong characters and effective stylistic touches.  Brecht’s techniques were translated […]

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U14 County Netball Tournament

After becoming Area Champions on Wednesday 3rd October the U14A Netball team were determined to succeed again and progress through to the next round of the Annual County Netball tournament on Sunday 18th November at Dauntsey’s.In the group stages they achieved the following results:Marlborough v Godolphin- 11-2Marlborough v Sheldon 7-5Marlborough v Kingsdown- 6-6The team went […]

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