Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Royal Over-Seas League Friday 7th October 2011 The annual Music Scholar’s Gala Concert at the Royal Over-Seas League Princess Alexandra Hall in London took place on Friday 7 October 2011. This year the programme featured predominantly chamber music (with only two solo items in addition), reflecting the considerable variety and depth we now enjoy in […]

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MCCS Concert, Jack Liebeck

Sunday 9 October 2011, Memorial Hall Jack Liebeck (violin) and Ana-Maria Vera (piano) ‘Classic’ violin recitals of the ‘old school’ don’t come along quite so often these days, so when they do it’s something of a treat. Jack Liebeck is a violinist of excellent pedigree and the easy manner in which he delivers his musical […]

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September, the wife of Barton Hill’s Housemaster, Mrs Lyndel Moore, and friends 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 […]

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Tristan Robbins Cycling Success

Tristan Robbins (CO Hu) has been selected to join the British Cycling Olympic Talent Team for 2011/12. The Talent Programme provides expert coaching to develop riders aged 13 to 17 who show potential for Olympic success in the sport of cycling. The aim of the training is to make them ready for the next step […]

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George Johnson Completes Sky Dive for Children’s Charity

After a long wait for suitable weather and much anticipation, 84-year-old George Johnson finally took to the skies to dive for The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.  The effort to raise money for the hospital enlisted the help of local sponsorship, including The Queen’s Head Pub and Marlborough College (his employer for the last 58 years, starting in 1953). George also worked in […]

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Music Scholars’ Chamber Concert Chard, 2nd October, 2011

A select group of Music Scholars travelled on the hottest October day ever recorded to the delightful town of Chard to give a dry run performance in preparation for the major annual Music Scholars’ Gala Concert at the Royal Over-Seas League in London.  In a charming converted barn the audience was tightly packed in to […]

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Dunford Lecture with Michael Atherton

‘An evening with Athers’ was the title of what turned out to be an intimate insight into the life of one of England’s finest cricket captains. Taking the form of an armchair conversation, anecdotes and humorous recollections formed the basis of the question and answer session as part of the annual Dunford lecture. Aimed not […]

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Wilson Dlamini, SKRUM Exchange

As part of the ongoing relationship between the Swaziland-based charity SKRUM, Wilson Dlamini has joined the College for the Michaelmas Term on a Rugby Coach Development Placement. Wilson played against the Marlborough College touring side in Swaziland in July 2010 after which Mike Collinson, CEO of SKRUM, and Charlie Harrison, our Director of Rugby, began […]

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Malones Match v. Common Room

On Sunday, 18th September the Marlborough College staff team was up against an ever impressive Marlborough Malones side in the biennial rugby match. The staff team played well despite a torrential downpour during the game (with lightning in the distance), but eventually conceded defeat (0-5) to the Malones. There was a huge drive, led by […]

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Lemn Sissay – Poetry Society, 22 September, 2011

Listen to interview with Lemn Sissay Awash with a boyish enthusiasm, Lemn Sissay bounded on to the stage in the Ellis Theatre, introducing himself in a booming tone, tinged with a Northern accent. Before long, he had vaulted the stairs and began ‘hi-fiving’ the audience, breaking down the ‘fourth wall’. Over supper he later informed […]

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The Wilderness Trip to South Africa and Swaziland July 2011

Twenty-four hours, almost to the minute, after jetting off from Heathrow, our drowsy crew rolled up to Waterford Kamhlaba, United World College of South Africa, and our home for the next week. Originally set up as a school in Swaziland in direct opposition to the education system in South Africa under Apartheid, Waterford is now […]

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MCCS Concert, 18 September 2011

MCCS Concert, 18 September 2011 The Sixteen Chapel To mark the occasion of the opening concert of the 70th Anniversary Season we needed something truly special and in the stunning performance in Chapel given by The Sixteen we got just that. The blend, depth of sound and tonal colour was judged to absolute perfection and […]

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Siegfried Sassoon and the Great War

Mr Dennis Silk’s visit to the college on Tuesday, 13th September provided an opportunity for pupils to experience a talk full of first hand experiences that Mr Silk shared with the renowned war poet Siegfried Sassoon (OM). This tribute to Sassoon was full of personal fondness as well as respect for such a talented poet, informing […]

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Hope & Homes for Children Work Experience

Off the back of outstanding fundraising projects as part of the L6th £10 Challenge, Ellen Arkwright (MM U6) and Alice Whelan (EL U6) were invited by Susie McCullum of Hope & Homes for Children to join the charity for some work experience during the Summer Holidays. Alice reports back on their experiences: Ellen and I […]

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Dolomites

The expedition to the Dolomite range of mountains in Northern Italy was a huge success. The combination of physical and mental challenges was a first time experience for many of the group. This provided an opportunity of discovery; not just of the stunning scenery, but also of the individuals themselves. Happily, every member of the […]

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Penny Reading – The Crucible

Reviewed by Tilly Woodhouse (LI L6): We filled the Ellis Theatre, keen to see the Penny Reading of The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Anticipation and expectation rose in the audience when confronted by the set which consisted of a simple stage of wood panelling and was dominated by a colossal cross suspended from the ceiling. […]

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Royal Friday

Written by Ed Fry and Ella Atterton: Weather warnings for Westminster and Wiltshire were misplaced and although the sun did not quite beam down, the day was set fair for the royal and collegiate festivities. Having watched events in the capital and enjoyed a special ‘Royal Lunch’ in Norwood Hall, pupils were then welcomed into […]

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Royal Wedding Press Release

The day, entitled ‘Royal Friday’, is building upon the remarkable success of last year’s ‘Super Sunday’ which raised over £5000for charities through pupil-led initiatives and activities staged within the College. Super Sunday, which was held in April 2010, was inspired by the memory of teacher Rupert Rosedale who was killed in an avalanche on Ben […]

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Short Film Competition

Written by Jon Parnham (Head of Art) Nine short-listed film-makers all interpreted inventively the theme ‘Journey’. Entrants submitted works that explored experimental two and three-dimensional animation, historical documentary footage manipulation, contrasting film and editing techniques and observational Fine Art. In total, eleven films were presented to an appreciative audience. Mr Gordon and our Artist in Residence, […]

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John le Carré Short Story Competition Winner

Lottie has won a set of ten Penguin paperbacks and a signed copy of ‘Our Kind of Traitor’, le Carré’s most recent novel. She has also won a complete set of the Penguin Decades collection for the school library. Lottie’s story was printed in the Daily Telegraph on Monday 16th May.  You can read the […]

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Music Technology Concert

Reviewed by Philip Dukes (Artistic Director): In the comfort of that Voodoo Lounge vibe (beanbags, candles, discreet lighting et al) we are treated to samples (pre-recorded) of the A level coursework the pupils have been producing since October.  The results are very good indeed:  each pupil relying not only on their own skills of production, but enhancing their […]

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