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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Marlborough Excels… Tristan Robbins

Tristan Robbins (CO L6) Cycling Success was selected to join the British Cycling Olympic Talent Team for 2011/12 won the gold medal in the 10km scratch race in the Olympic velodrome at the UK school games in May won the National 10 mile road racing time trial in his age category in May 2012 won […]

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Music Scholars’ Recital

As a dry run for the annual Royal Over-Seas League Music Scholars’ Gala Concert in London, Music Scholars gave a fine performance at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon as a fund raiser for local talented young musicians less fortunate than Marlburians. The Wiltshire Music Centre concert hall is a fine venue with […]

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Guest Rugby Coach Brian Ashton

Brian Ashton dropped in to assist the XV and XL with their preparations for the Clifton sesquicentenary match today. A renowned guru of coaching practice in all sports, many Marlborough staff also took the opportunity to observe Brian’s session and pick up a few tips. The overwhelming message being one of a player centred approach […]

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Malones Match v Common Room

In stark contrast to the previous year’s inaugural fixture, the Malones arrived back at their alma mater in blazing sunshine. Their opposition for a second year, the ‘older’ Old Boys, plus some staff relics from Common Room, provided a decent opportunity for the Malones to run out before the well publicized Clifton sesquicentenary fixture. It […]

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Rugby 1st XV v Wellington Video

The 1st XV victory over Wellington yesterday 10:5 cemented a fantastic start to the season with three wins in three matches.  Charlie Harrison, Master in charge of Rugby said, ‘Beating Wellington is an event that most schools in the country would appreciate due to the depth and quality of their rugby pedigree.’ Charlie Pascoe (C2 […]

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Martin Sixsmith Talks to the History and Russian Societies

Martin Sixsmith visited the College on Thursday 20 September and lectured in the Ellis Theatre to 100 pupils from the History and Russian Departments. Martin is known to many as the former BBC correspondent in Moscow at the end of the Cold War. Years of experience of living in Moscow and researching Russia has given […]

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Politics Society ‘Why the EU is Doomed to fail’

Dan Hannan, Conservative MEP for South East England, was a much anticipated speaker partially due to the overriding unanswered question a majority of students had of ‘how can this man be a Eurosceptic with the word “European” in his job title?’. In a Q&A style format with Mr. Gow, Hannan provided engaging insights into his […]

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King’s Singers Vocal Workshop Video

The King’s Singers Vocal Workshop It’s not every day that pupils have the opportunity to work with the illustrious King’s Singers, but that’s precisely what happened in a workshop held in the Goodison Hall on 16th September. ‘King’s Singers Inspire’ is the educational project which allowed this to happen, following on from a workshop a […]

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Marlborough welcomes the new Chaplain Video

In a special service held at Marlborough College Chapel on Sunday, 9th September, The Revd Dr David Campbell was licensed and installed as the new Senior Chaplain by the Bishop of Salisbury. The whole school gathered to welcome him and to witness this new beginning in the Chaplaincy at the College. The Revd Dr David […]

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