Swindon Academy French Study Weekend

Seven Year 9 pupils from Swindon Academy recently visited Marlborough College  for a French study weekend.   The pupils stayed in Limebank with their teachers and engaged in a range of activities, some of which involved our staff and pupils.  The weekend started on a musical note with the pupils learning some French songs accompanied […]

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Review: Music Festival

The biennial Music Festival Competition duly took place on Sunday 19th January and once again proved a highly popular and worthwhile event with participation from pupils of all ages and stages. In total there were 26 classes ranging through junior, intermediate, senior and advanced levels spanning the mediums of strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, singing and […]

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Review: Economics Conference

The annual Economics Conference once again was a huge success. A morning of three widely varied speakers allowed Economics students, pupils and members of the Common Room to expand their knowledge of hugely relevant topics.  Professor John Sessions, from the University of Bath, focused his talk on ‘Imperfect Information and Signalling in Labour Markets’. As […]

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Sailing success

In the holidays, Ella Bennett (IH Re) had great success in Malta and was the Overall Optimist Winner in the Euromed Malta Championship. She competed against 138 sailors from 10 different countries with squads of sailors from Russia, Cyprus, Italy and India. She was one of only 19 girls competing, beating all the boys including a very […]

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Review: Visit to Lloyds

On Tuesday 14th January, twenty one pupils and recent OMs were invited to a careers event at the prestigious Lloyds Building. Whilst there, we were assigned to either a broker or an underwriter to shadow for the day and to get the feel of what life is like working in the insurance market. The wide […]

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Russian Society review Fabergé film

The Marlborough College Russian department were treated by College parent Ludovic Lindsay to an advance screening of his film concerning the Fabergé jewellery company, Fabergé: A Life of Its Own.  The film, played after a short introduction given by Mr Lindsay, spectacularly charted the fortunes of the brand from its inception to its most famous years […]

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Outstanding Achievement

We would like to congratulate the 22 Marlburians who have received offers or firm acceptances from Oxford and Cambridge this year.  It is a quite outstanding achievement for each of them and it is great testament to their individual talent, their scholarly approach and their sheer hard work. I am sure they would like to […]

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Review: ‘The Spark of Life – Electricity in the Human Body’

Lucie Hughes (SU, U6) reviews the Biology and Natural History Talk: ‘The Spark of Life – Electricity in the Human Body’. The talk was given by Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS who is a Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor at the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford. At the beginning of her lecture, Professor Ashcroft stated that […]

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Chatwin Colloquium: Susannah Clapp

‘With Chatwin, Portrait of a Writer’ – Susannah Clapp (literary executor for Chatwin and author of ‘With Chatwin’, amongst many other works. The final lecture was introduced by Lower Sixth College student Katie Boden (LI, L6).  Susannah Clapp began with the observation that her talk would be “more of a chat” – for Chatwin himself […]

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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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