Cadet Visit to see the Queen’s Guard Mount

We arrived at the Wellington barracks home to the Household Division and the ceremonial companies of the Grenadiers, Scots, Coldstream Guards where we were introduced to a few Officers, some of whom were OMs. We then walked over to Buckingham Palace through the crowds and gates to take up our front row seats to watch […]

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House Shout

After the very high overall standard of the House Harmony and an hour to eat and change, the whole school reassembled in the Mem Hall for this year’s House Shout. The evening started powerfully with a punchy performance of Preshute’s choice, Teenage Dirtbag. Next on were Barton Hill, sporting yellow buttonholes and snappily dressed in dark […]

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House Harmony

The Mem Hall was packed to capacity on Thursday afternoon for this year’s House Harmony competition. First to perform was New Court, with All Good Things Come to an End. The group produced a wonderfully ethereal sound with some interesting whistling effects which had the audience spellbound. They were followed by C2, with If I had […]

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Dunford Lecture

This year, the Dunford Lecture, was given by Sir Steve Redgrave; five time Olympic gold medallist and Britain’s Greatest Olympian.  The talk had been much anticipated by the whole school and certainly lived up to expectations. It was not only inspiring but also hugely stimulating and interesting to everyone, athlete or not. After watching a […]

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Ian Wilkins: Inaugural Exhibition

The Artist in Residence this year, Ian Wilkins, has taken the new term and creative roll at Marlborough College all in his stride. The challenge of organising an art exhibition here would definitely get to some, but when we meet Ian in the transformed Mount House Gallery, he emits an aura that is cool, calm […]

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Stanley William Hayter Exhibition

‘Stanley William Hayter (1901-88) was perhaps the greatest and most original printmaker of the twentieth century’. This sentence, taken from the introduction to the complete catalogue of Hayter’s prints, is not written lightly. Hayter trained as a chemist and his technical prowess was always perfectly in tune with an imperative for personal expression. He put […]

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John Lewis: Guest Cricket Coach

John Lewis (Gloucs, Surrey, and England) was warmly welcomed to the Marlborough College Cricket Academy this weekend.  He will feature as a regular guest coach this academic year for the Marlborough College Cricket Academy workshops.

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Marlborough Sporting Clay Shield

The Marlborough College A team, consisting of Captain Freddie Angest (LI U6), Josh Meyer (PR L6), Ned Tarlton (TU Re), Conor Evans (TU Re) and Tom Kirmond-Paine (CO Hu) retained the Marlborough Sporting Clay Shield today at Barbury, comprehensively beating 10 teams from Millfield, Wellington, Harrow, Bradfield and Dauntseys. Josh Meyer won the High Gun title with a tremendous score of 35/40. S M […]

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U18 County Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 9th October, the 1st team netball girls travelled to Dauntsey’s School for the annual county netball tournament. After qualifying last year for the first time in 10 years, the girls were determined to succeed again in order to progress through to the next round. In the group stages, the girls had convincing wins […]

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Music Scholars’ Recital Calne Festival

The trilogy of Michaelmas term external recitals given by Music Scholars was completed with an outstanding performance at the Calne Festival. Savannah Brown (MO L6), Natalie Evans (LI L6), Alexander Frosell (CO U6), Henry Williams (CO U6), Oliver Mattinson (C2 Hu), Emily Venn (MM L6) and Zhivka Ivanova (IV U6) all contributed approximately ten minutes each of solo repertoire in an absorbing programme of […]

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MCCS Concert: Red Priest

‘Beautifully eccentric’, ‘colourful’, ‘brimming with virtuosity and originality’ and ‘absorbing’ are just a few superlatives that one could apply to the concert given by Red Priest in the Memorial Hall as the second concert in the series of the 2012/13 Marlborough College Concert Series season. The change of harpsichordist to David Wright has in no […]

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Marlborough Excels… National Youth Orchestra

Savannah Brown (MO L6) and Henry Williams (CO U6) are currently members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.  Savannah has been recently promoted to one of the second principal violins and Henry is currently principal double bass. Both are long standing members of this nationally renowned ensemble, which performs regularly at the BBC Proms and other major […]

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Governor’s Cup Rugby Video

England’s oldest inter-schools rugby fixture, the Governor’s Cup, took place on Saturday 29th September between Clifton and Marlborough, in the presence of 3,000 interested spectators, which included England head coach Stuart Lancaster. These teams first clashed in 1864 – the year that Brunel’s Suspension Bridge was officially opened – and it ended in a brawl. […]

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American University Fairs

Last week, 25 students went to London to attend a number of American University Fairs featuring Universities from all over the country including NYU, Middlebury, Bowdoin, Harvard, Yale and Stanford to name a few. Some Canadian Universities were also present which added to the variety. The students were able to chat and gather important information […]

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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

The annual Royal Over-Seas League Music Scholars’ Gala Concert was a stunning occasion bristling with musical talent in a truly eclectic programme. The choice of music was ambitious, including some of the big heavyweight chamber music works (Dvorak Piano Quintet, Mozart Clarinet Quintet), but the performers were in no way intimidated by this challenge:  on […]

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Marlborough Excels… Michael Miller

Michael has recently been awarded a Choral Scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford following an audition in September 2012. This is a huge achievement for Michael following an outstanding contribution to Chapel Choir over the years, which has seen him become Head of Choir for his final Upper Sixth year. Michael is also an accomplished oboist […]

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Marlborough Excels… Ivo Devereux

Ivo Devereux (B1 U6) successfully auditioned last Easter for the 2012 NYT Summer Programme. Competition was intense and there were apparently around 2000 applicants auditioning for some 200 places. At 17 Ivo was, I believe, the youngest applicant to be accepted (most are 20-21) and it is especially unusual for someone of his age to be successful […]

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‘Illicit’ the Dark side of Globalisation

This week the Politics Department was delighted to host award winning documentary maker Helen Fitzwilliam. She addressed a packed Ellis Theatre about the dark side of globalisation before showing her film ‘Illicit’. The documentary outlined in vivid detail how globalisation has allowed gangs and traffickers to become far more connected, leading to the development of […]

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Ian Wilkins Exhibition Video

Ian Wilkins, our newly appointed Artist-In-Residence at Marlborough College for 2012 – 2013, welcomed the College community to his first private view of exciting relief and three dimensional prints in the Mount House on Friday 28th September. Ian is a recent graduate from Cardiff School of Art & Design where he studied for his Masters […]

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 29th September, Lyndel Moore and Rachel Bruce hosted a Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event in Barton Hill. Sally Cripps, the dame of Barton Hill, Mrs Moore and members of the local community made a vast amount of cakes, which were sold throughout the morning, keeping the Common Room packed. In addition, a […]

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Marlborough Excels… Academic

Marlborough College aims for pupils to discover and develop their abilities and talents in the broadest sense. We celebrate the achievements of the following pupils who have excelled academically this summer in public examinations: Five Upper Sixth Marlborough pupils have achieved national recognition for examination success this summer. Lorenzo Orfali (Tu) Lorenzo scored 44/45 points […]

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