Roehampton Schools’ Invitational Tournament

Congratulations to the College 1st V Squash team (Eduardo Tomassini, George Rolls, Matthew Thompson, Archie Sandberg & Ben Wray) who performed extremely well at the Roehampton Schools’ Invitiational Tournament yesterday. In the Group stages, the boys won 3 out of 3 matches, beating K.C.S. (3-2), Sherborne (4-1) and Trinity (5-0). Having topped Group A, the boys […]

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MCCS – East meets West Concert

Just occasionally the MCCS presents something out of the ordinary and in the concert entitled ‘East meets West’ we heard not only something very different but incredibly special.  The mastermind behind the East meets West production is the magnificent British violinist Daniel Hope.  A musician of immense talent and vision, this performance is a journey […]

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Kit collected for SKRUM

This term the Charity Think Tank has collected second hand and unused kit for the Swaziland based charity SKRUM. It will be taken back to Swaziland by Wilson Dlamini at Christmas. During half term, emails were sent out to both parents and members of Marlborough College asking them if they could donate any sports kit […]

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Wind Department Concert

One is aware that the Christmas holidays are finally upon us on the annual occasion of the Woodwind Departmental extravaganza on the final Monday of the Michaelmas Term.  Masterminded by the evergreen Head of Woodwind and Brass Mr Alex Arkwright, it’s an event packed with variety, considerable pupil participation and some fun to boot.  This […]

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Art School Visit by Professor Maurice Cockrill RA

Having admired Professor Cockrill’s paintings for many years, it was particularly pleasing to arrange for Maurice to tour the Art School and meet our Upper and Lower 6th students. As Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools for the last seven years, Maurice has expertly guided many artists who have studied in the world renowned Schools. […]

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Carol Services

After a demanding and musically varied Michaelmas Term, it was a huge pleasure to sit back and witness the Choir’s impressive performance during the Christmas Carol Services. One of the benefits of such a long Michaelmas Term has been that it has given the Choir time to develop quite significantly following a large exodus of […]

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Natural History and Biology Society

The first talk of the year was given by Mr Iain Green, a wildlife photographer who has written two books about the tigers of Bandhavgard in India. Mr Green showed superb photographs of a family of tigers which he studied in the forest over a period of several years. Throughout the course of the lecture […]

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Advent Service 2011

Coming towards the end of what is usually a very long term, the Advent Carol Service is always an occasion for contemplation: the beauty of the chapel enhanced not only by the magical effect of candlelight, but also by the contribution of the Chapel Choir, who work tirelessly to prepare music for this service and […]

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‘Making a Living Through Writing’

Andrew Brown (OM) visited the College in late November to discuss ‘Making a Living Through Writing’ . Andrew Brown is an established journalist for The Guardian, sometime writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s programme Analysis, and the author of several books on subjects as diverse as popular science and policing. To an audience of […]

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Symphony Orchestra Concert

The orchestral concert on December 4th opened with the delicate and playful sounds of Dvorak’s Slavonic dance Op 46. The contrasting colours of this delightful nationalistic score were beautifully tailored. The players seemed to enjoy the contrasts of the tight rhythmic sections and the more lyrical, indulgent melodies. The first movement of Mozart’s Symphony no. […]

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7th Annual Blackett Science Lecture

Professor Mike Edmunds, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics at Cardiff University and Chair of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project gave an inspiring lecture on the amazing Antikythera Mechanism to a large audience of pupils and Friends of the Marlborough telescope. The bronze mechanism, discovered over 100 years ago by divers in the Mediterranean, dates back some […]

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Ian Adam: “The Future Character of Global Conflict”

There is not much to look forward to in the next 20 years if you went to hear what Ian Adam (father of Libby NC) MoD had to say to the International society (Nov 17 2011). His talk outlined the Ministry of Defence’s Global Strategic Trends and Future predictions on the Character of Conflict. This report […]

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Politics Trip to Parliament

After an early start, Politics pupils set off to London for our trip to Parliament. Quickly passing through the Portcullis house, one of the more contemporary government buildings, we were introduced to our guides, who led us through the Central lobby right up to the members lobby of the House of Commons, here pointing out […]

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Art Visit to London Galleries

This term, our Lower 6th Form students have been greatly inspired by visits to key London galleries to view, first hand, noteworthy exhibitions focusing on painting, film and architecture. Our art students initially visited Tate Modern to view and make sketches from the highly regarded Gerhard Richter retrospective titled ‘Panorama’. Major works by Richter, starting […]

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The Contribution of Wilson Dlamini to College Life

When Mr Lamont asked me to write a review about the life and contributions of Wilson Dlamini to the College and to the charity SKRUM, I was immediately interested in the opportunity to spend some time researching a project that I have heard much about in recent terms and someone whose name has been praised […]

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Artist in Residence Wins National Prize

Joe Doldon, our present Artist in Residence, has just won ‘The Title Art Prize’. The presentation ceremony for this inaugural national competition was held on the 12th November at Blank Space gallery, Manchester. Joe’s winning entry ‘Contortion No 2’ (pictured), is one in a series of recent artworks in which he thoughtfully transforms everyday objects […]

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Evening Pupils’ Recital

True to form this was a popular event both in audience attendance and in the significant number of performers on show. Numbers aren’t everything mind you; what matters is quality and, to a certain extent, variety and, in both those respects, this was a fine evening of music making. Some performers we hadn’t heard in […]

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School Play: “Women of Troy”

Women of Troy is a Greek tragedy by Euripides set just after the sacking of Troy by the conquering Greek army and this play shows how they treat the mourning women of Troy. This production portrays the play set in 1945 Berlin as the Russians (the Greeks) have defeated the Germans (the Trojans). The play […]

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Politics Trip to Berlin

In the October half term, the Politics department took twenty eight students to Berlin. In the four days we spent there, we managed to immerse ourselves in the diverse culture the city has to offer. Sachsenhausen concentration camp was our first visit and immediately gave us an idea of the nation’s painful past. Although not […]

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West County Lacrosse Tournament

Four players from the Marlborough College Lacrosse programme were chosen to represent Wiltshire and Dorset in the West Counties Tournament Saturday 12th November at St Mary’s Calne. Bunny Johnson (EL U6), Clemmie Haxby (EL Hu), and Jessie Dibben (MM L6) played extremely well for the U-19 B squad coached by Marlborough’s Head of Lacrosse, Miss […]

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Lord Rosser Lecture

On Thursday 1st December, the Labour Peer Lord Rosser gave a talk in the Garnett room concerning the inner workings of the House of Lords. The talk was well attended and well received. It outlined the role of the House of Lords and how important and different it is, to the Commons. If the Lords […]

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