Marlborough College Choral Society: Choral Concert

The final musical event of the Lent Term was the annual Choral Society concert held as usual in Chapel, featuring two exquisite works, one by Dvorak and one by Brahms. The first work was the lesser known of the two, namely Dvorak’s Te Deum, and this provided the perfect curtain raiser to Brahms’ fabulous German […]

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Sophie Shakespeare Hockey Success

Congratulations to Sophie Shakespeare (EL Re) who has been selected to attend the England Hockey Board U15 Girls’ Assessment Camp in May. Clearly this is a great signal that she is progressing well and gives her the best chance to continue her development at the highest level with top flight coaching.

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Music Scholar Recital

In the plethora of musical events packed into the 2013 Lent term, five leading College Music Scholars gave a recital at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, as part of their lunchtime recital series.  The theatre is large and the acoustic is dry, but the Scholars acquitted themselves very well in front of an audience of just […]

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Dambisa Moyo Lecture

Dambisa Moyo was warmly welcomed this year to provide the annual Marlborough Brandt Group Lecture. It is no surprise that she was recently nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 most influential women in the world; not only is she glamorous, witty and extremely clear in presenting her arguments but, as bestselling […]

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The Lent Event

As an non-religious yet open-minded person, the prospect of The Lent Event wasn’t appealing. However, I was interested to see whether the Bible could be deemed historically reliable at all which is why I initially went along.  One of the examples of plausible evidence that the Bible could technically be historically accurate, was that the […]

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Organ Recital Series

The Lent Term organ recitals began at the end of January with a recital by the College Organist, Ian Crabbe. I doubt that there is a better organist in any other school in the country. The highlight for me was his opening piece – the great Fantasia and Fugue in G minor by JS Bach. […]

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Evening Pupils’ Recital

A packed Goodison Hall (supplemented by visiting pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia) witnessed another mesmerising display from leading College musicians, many of whom were top Music Scholars, producing true and impressive performances throughout. The repertoire was beautifully eclectic, not only demonstrating the ability of pupils to tackle such a diverse range of styles but also […]

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Harry Parker gains Arkwright Scholarship

Harry Parker (SU L6) was awarded an Arkwright Scholarship last term which he was presented at the Awards Ceremony at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London in October. Harry is one of 335 scholars that have been awarded the prize this year having gone through a rigorous application process to secure his place. The […]

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Politics Society: General Lorimer (OM)

The Politics Society was privileged to welcome John Lorimer (C1 1976-1981) to speak in the Adderley about his experiences in the British Army. General Lorimer is presently commanding the 3rd UK Mechanical Division but has also served previously in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and was flying to Afghanistan on the night of his talk. Having read Arabic […]

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Marlborough College Malaysia Officially Opened

Marlborough College Malaysia was officially opened by HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, consort to the Sultan of Johor on Sunday 24th February. This historic event in the long and distinguished history of Marlborough College celebrated the College’s expansion into the region and the most significant change to take place since 1873. […]

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Choral Evensong at Winchester Cathedral

The Chapel Choir visited Winchester Cathedral this term to perform choral evensong.  Winchester Cathedral. On approach, Winchester Cathedral is a rather curious, almost bland building, with the squat central tower, but once inside, one is treated to an Aladdin’s cave of architectural interest and history. The cathedral boasts the largest mediaeval nave in Europe and […]

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Hundred Speed Networking Event

On 26th February, 15 OMs, all twenty-somethings, blew into the Adderley and the Garnett Room like a hurricane. They represented a whole range of different career areas, but all had Harry Vickers, former Senior Prefect and current networking dynamo, in common; Harry had managed to persuade them to beg a free afternoon in order to […]

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Lower Sixth Challenge Day

The Lower Sixth Challenge Day, which took place on the 19th February, was a series of events aimed at inspiring the year group and challenging us to think beyond the Marlborough College ‘bubble’. After a motivating address from Head of Year Mr Gordon, we began with an inspirational talk given by former rifleman, Matt Fisher. […]

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Savannah Brown ABRSM Diplomas

Congratulations to Lower Sixth Music Scholar Savannah Brown (MO) in achieving a Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in both saxophone and violin. To achieve such an award in one discipline whilst still at school is considered remarkable, but on two is truly exceptional. The added bonus was that the saxophone Diploma […]

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German Study Trip to Lindau

The Remove and Hundred Study Trip went to the idyllic island town of Lindau on the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in southern Germany from the 12th -19th December. Our journey started early in the morning so the mood in the minibus to Heathrow was rather sleepy.  At first we were not quite sure if our plane […]

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Ensembles and Orchestra Gala Concert with Southbank Sinfonia

Now in its fifth season, the two day residency at Marlborough College of members of the College’s professional orchestra in partnership, London’s Southbank Sinfonia, has acquired an excellent reputation amongst members of the College community and local members of the public.  Consequently almost every seat in the Memorial Hall was taken for the eagerly anticipated […]

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Southbank Sinfonia Chamber Concert

A highlight of the Southbank Sinfonia residency is the chamber music recital given by a variety of Southbank Sinfonia ensembles, always to a packed Goodison Hall. That concert this year opened with Five Dances by Mozart, which was the perfect curtain raiser and performed with polish and sensitivity.  The Poulenc Duo that followed was a […]

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Solving Global Poverty

The Politics Society was delighted to welcome Patricia Juby, an ambassador for the Global Poverty Group, who gave an eye-opening presentation on extreme poverty. She gave a fascinating presentation which provided some startling statistics, particularly on food, education and gender equality. One of the most shocking facts was that women are employed for two thirds […]

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Canada Cup Ski Race Competition

In December 2012 Marlborough College was invited to attend the Canada Cup, a UK schools ski racing competition held at Marmot Basin, Jasper. This was the first time the College had entered a team. I was excited but a little nervous about the trip as it promised to be very different from most ski trips […]

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Economics Forum

The second Marlborough College Economics Forum, which focused on the economics of the environment, was held in the Ellis Theatre on Tuesday 5th February.  After introductions by the Master, three leading environmental economists each spoke about a fascinating part of the field. Evan Williams, the Technical Director at AMEC Environment and Infrastructure UK and a former […]

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Prof Clare Robertson: Looking at the Carracci

On Wednesday 6th February the History of Art Society welcomed as guest speaker Professor Clare Robertson, Head of History of Art at the University of Reading. Her theme was the important but often overlooked Bolognese artist Annibale Carracci, a contemporary of Caravaggio in the Rome of the early seventeenth century. Professor Robertson spoke in particular […]

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