U14 County Netball Tournament

After becoming Area Champions on Wednesday 3rd October the U14A Netball team were determined to succeed again and progress through to the next round of the Annual County Netball tournament on Sunday 18th November at Dauntsey’s.In the group stages they achieved the following results:Marlborough v Godolphin- 11-2Marlborough v Sheldon 7-5Marlborough v Kingsdown- 6-6The team went […]

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Marlborough Excels… Shooting Success

The Smallbore Shooting team’s senior IV won the English Schools 50m challenge on Saturday, beating teams from Wellington, Gresham’s, Abingdon, Sherborne and Dauntsey’s. This is the first time Marlborough have won this prestigious competition, previously dominated by Wellington and Greshams, and the victory continues our unbeaten season. The IV consisted of Tom Durell (C1 U6), Josh Meyer […]

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Jacob Polley Guest Poet Video

The Poetry Society was delighted to host the launch of Jacob Polley’s latest book The Havocs. Jacob ran a workshop for members of the Poetry Society, as well as giving a reading of some of his poems in Adderley in the evening. It was a fantastic day enjoyed by all those attended, and offered a […]

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Remembrance Sunday

It was a big day in the CCF on Remembrance Sunday.  Every cadet was involved in one way or another. For the L6 cadets, their role was easily the most public. They took part in a parade down the Marlborough High Street, complete with bands and bagpipes, the bagpipes played by Marlburians and led by […]

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Evening Pupils’ Recital

13th November witnessed another Evening Pupils’ Recital held in the Goodison Hall, which these days is particularly atmospheric with its new lighting rig.  An enthusiastic and informed audience was on hand to enjoy an eclectic array of music performed by some extremely worthy Music Scholars.  The majority of the senior Music Scholars were not present […]

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Remove Shakespeare Festival

After weeks of preparation, costume designing and learning preps, the Remove Shakespeare festival had arrived. The first play was Much Ado About Nothing and it started the evening with a song. This relaxed the audience and the night began. As the song finished, we watched the story of Claudio falling in love with Hero. However, like any […]

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‘God-rod’ hits Court

The latest sculpture to be hosted in Court was installed this week. ‘God-rod’ by Lucy Strachan, is an 11 metre high, carbon fibre rod, coated with maroon nylon filaments. The weighted base rests on the lawn and rocks according to the strength of the wind. Unfortunately, the weather conditions on an exceptionally windy day proved […]

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Guest Cricket Coach, John Emburey

John Emburey, the former England (64 tests) and Middlesex off spinner visited the Marlborough College Cricket Academy on Sunday 11th November. Emburey delivered a bowling workshop to all the best spinners at the school.

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Marlborough Excels… Richard Simon

Congratulations to Richard Simon (LI L6) who was awarded a certificate by the President of the Royal Astronomical Society for being amongst the top 12 achievers in the UK for his performance in the 2012 GCSE Astronomy exam. He came 8th out of 2700 entrants worldwide, scoring 198 out of 200 marks available.

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House Song Competition Video

The winners of this year’s House Song Competition were as follows: Boys’ House: Barton Hill “Accidentally in Love” Girls’ House: Mill Mead “Some Nights” Mixed House: Summerfield “Our House” Harmony: B1 “All Delighted People” Overall: Mill Mead “Some Nights” and “Get Home”

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English Department Trip to Ireland

This highly successful and popular trip has been a staple of the English Department for over a decade, and the programme is constantly refined and updated. It remains a keenly anticipated treat for senior literary students. This year, we led a party of twenty-one students and staff to Ireland on the last day of half-term, […]

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Marlborough College Concert Series: London Mozart Players

It is always thrilling when an orchestra with such fine credentials and history comes to the Marlborough Concert Series. The London Mozart players are known for their detail and refinement as well as the high quality of the individual players. The programme opened with Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Coming soon after the devastation of Hurricane […]

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Natural History and Biology Society

The first talk of the year was given by Dr. Ruth Tingay who spoke on the subject of “Eagle Research and Conservation around the World”. Dr Tingay opened by describing the characteristic features of eagles and she explained how the International Union for Conservation of Nature categorises species according to the degree to which they […]

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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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