Chatwin Colloquium: Jonathan Chatwin

‘Bruce Chatwin, Anywhere Out of the World’ – By Jonathan Chatwin (Author of a book on Chatwin’s work and creator of an online resource on Chatwin’s work and life – www.brucechatwin.co.uk) The second half of the Colloquium was introduced by Lower Sixth College student, Flora Stafford (MM, L6). J. Chatwin’s talk focused on Bruce Chatwin’s […]

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Chatwin Colloquium: Michael Cannon OM

‘Bruce Chatwin’ – Michael Cannon OM (B2 1954-59) and study companion of Bruce Chatwin) Michael Cannon began with observations on his experiences of College life, before speaking of the differences between himself and Chatwin: the “sporty and social” speaker versus the eclectic and intellectually mercurial Chatwin.  Their shared study became a repository for Chatwin’s many […]

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Chatwin Colloquium: Nicholas Murray

‘Bruce Chatwin and the Nature of Human Restlessness’ – By Nicholas Murray (author, journalist and biographer of Bruce Chatwin The Colloquium was held to honour the 25th anniversary of Chatwin’s death; it was introduced by a Lower Sixth College student, Tamsin Bracher (Mo, L6). Nicholas Murray began with a quotation from one of Chatwin’s reports […]

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£5,510 raised for charities

At the end of last term, the annual Carol Services for the Houses in Marlborough College a hugely generous total of £5,510 was raised for five charities the College is supporting this year.  The first charity, founded by Noreen O’Gorman in 2000, is called Noreen’s Kids and is based in Slobozia, Bucharest. It works towards […]

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Saturday football round-up

Marlborough’s aspirations to reclaim the title of Mercian League Champions got off to a cracking start with a 3-2 win over a resilient and well organised Malvern side on Saturday afternoon. Debutante Henry Alexander (BH) scored two well executed goals which gave us the lead at vital moments of the game and Cameron Gordon (PR) scored the other. The […]

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Try time for Norman

Charlie Norman (BH U6) was on the scoresheet for Gloucester Rugby’s U18s at the weekend as they made it four wins from four this season with a victory over Leicester Tigers. Norman scored a try as the Cherry & Whites secured a 17-7 win on Sunday afternoon, in a game which was played at Hartbury […]

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Harold Radford Rosebowl Tournament

Squash players are invited to take part in the Harold Radford Rosebowl Tournament, which will take place this Saturday 11th January 2014, starting at 2pm. The tournament, which will be held at the College, is open to all OM’s, pupils and to Common Room entrants. Last year’s fixture was snowed off but after a solid […]

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Open Nights at The Blackett Observatory

Dates have been announced for forthcoming open nights at The Blackett Observatory in early 2014. Friday 3rd January:  Quadrantids meteor shower. The dome will be open from 6pm and the shower is expected to peak around 7.30pm. This event is open to the public. Monday 13th January: Bring your own Binos/Telescope. The dome will be […]

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Ireland involvement for Lynas

Archie Lynas (LI U6) was named in the Ireland U18 Clubs squad for their game against the Ireland U18 Schools side on Monday. The 17-year old prop attended a two-day training camp before taking part in the trial game, which was held at Ashbourne RFC in Ireland. Click here to view highlights from the encounter.

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Norman steps up for Gloucester

Just days after the close of the Michaelmas term, Charlie Norman (BH U6) was lining up for Gloucester Rugby’s U18s. Norman started at inside-centre for the Cherry & Whites as they beat their counterparts from Leeds, in a match that was played at Cheltenham College. Click here to read a full report from the game.

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Rackets: Thursday at Queen’s Club

Wednesday 11th December A fogbound M4 proved no match for the College MPV as we arrived with fully three minutes to spare before the first match. Luckily Harry McKelvey (BH Hu) had decided to forgo the delights of the Barton Hill Christmas Supper and stay in London overnight and so had arrived somewhat in better time. Harry […]

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England Eventing

Congratulations to Lucy Leigh (NC U6) who was selected for the U18 Central England Eventing team this term. She has also picked up valuable sponsorship from Mountain Horse.

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NSPCC Number Day

On Tuesday 3rd December Lower School took part in the NSPCC Number Day, a national schools’ fundraising event for children of all ages.  The aim of the day was to raise awareness about the work of the NSPCC, raise money to protect children who need help from the NSPCC and to encourage a positive ‘can […]

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Review: Christmas Carol Service

The Christmas Carol services are always a highlight of the Michaelmas Term.  There is a sense of celebration as we head to a well-deserved holiday, but also a deep spiritual and musical experience which touches the soul. This year, there were four Christmas Carol services in order to accommodate significant numbers of congregation and one […]

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Nelson Mandela Tribute

A presentation on the life of the former South African President Nelson Mandela was given to Lower School pupils on Tuesday morning. Tributes were given from various members of Common Room including Dr Adam Burns (Politics), Rev’d Dr David Campbell and Nigel Briers (Director of Sport). The Master, Jonathan Leigh, rounded off the presentation by […]

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Review: Christmas Concert

A review of the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Department Christmas Concert… At the end of a mammoth term, both in length and in musical content we were treated to one ‘last hurrah’ and true to form this event didn’t disappoint.   Under the eagle eye (and direction) of Departmental Head, Alex Arkwright, this was a concert […]

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Report and pictures v RGS High Wycombe

The impressive NatWest Schools Cup run came to an end for the XV on Tuesday afternoon after a 15-11 defeat to RGS High Wycombe. In front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the XV made a solid start to the encounter with plenty of possession against a physical RGS side. Charlie Norman, who started the game […]

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Review: USA Concerts

Review for concerts given at Shawnee Playhouse and the Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City, by Marlborough College Music Scholars… The highlight of the Music Scholars’ trip to the USA during the half-term holiday of the Michaelmas Term 2013 was the recital at the Shawnee Playhouse and at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City. Having […]

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Review: Michaelmas Illumination 2013

Entertainment came in the form of comedy sketches, magic, acrobatics and music – displaying just how diverse and talented Marlburians can be.  Furthermore, the organization and presentation of the event was done with absolute precision and wonderfully wacky humour. The night commenced with an introductory rap given by our resident Bermudan, Walker Zupp (B1 U6), […]

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