Hockey Success

During the Lent Term the following pupils Jo Beckett (C1 Hu), Worcester Bawden (C3 Sh), Livvi Hazlitt (MO Re), Georgie Bethwaite (EL Hu), Sophie Spink (MO L6), and Annie Hazlitt (MO L6) worked their way through the preliminary stages of the England Hockey Board ‘Single System’ Talent ID player pathway and have now been selected to attend the middle stage – […]

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Remove Poetry Festival

The Remove Poetry Festival ran last week with poet and Creative Writing teacher Neil Rollinson as Poet-in-Residence. Neil taught every Remove class, as well as all Lower and Upper Sixth English classes, and gave a Poetry Society reading of his work on Thursday. He adjudicated the climax of the Festival on Sunday evening when twenty […]

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Orchestral, Ensembles & Soloists Concert

A large audience gathered in the Memorial Hall on Friday evening for the final major concert of the school year. With the theme as “Music from the films”, there was much to entertain and stir the soul and a memorable anniversary to mark. Brasser, conducted by Alex Arkwright, opened the evening with the theme from Mission […]

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Visit from The British Ambassador to Germany

The Modern Languages Department was privileged to receive a visit from Mr Simon McDonald, British Ambassador to Germany, on the 15th May. There was strong interest from modern linguists of all ages, and also invited to the talk were German departments from St Mary’s Calne, St John’s Marlborough and Dauntseys. All enjoyed an insightful and […]

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Pupils’ Photographic Competition

2013 Photography Competition This year’s Photography Competition saw what the judging panel deemed to be the highest calibre of entries to date. The theme,‘Lost in Detail’, inspired a wide variety of photographs from every year group, totalling just under 250 individual shots. The relocation of the exhibition to the Heywood Block was extremely well received […]

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Rupert Rosedale Memorial

“An Inspirational Man Who Taught Us to Dance with Risk” For those of you passing Marlborough’s OA Centre, please pause for a moment to look at the sarsen stone erected in memory of Rupert Rosedale (CR 99-09). This was the initiative of James Lam (CO 08-12) who was supported by fellow OMs in the provision of this rich […]

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May Day Madrigals

After the atrocious weather conditions of 1st May 2012 when all and sundry retreated to the Chapel for the annual madrigals, the contrast this year could not have been greater. A glorious sunny day was already in full swing as the Chamber Choir took to the Bradleian Arches to deliver a varied programme of traditional […]

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Showjumping Success

Emma Shingles (MM Re) has had a successful winter season qualifying her top two ponies for The Masters which is the most prestigious summer show for her age group. In addition she won a Grand Prix at The Pony of the Year Show and Leading Rider for that class.  Her other ponies were also well placed in their […]

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Professor Christopher Andrew: The British Security System

On 26 April, the Upper School History and Politics Societies were treated to an informative and highly engaging talk on the history and current operations of the British Security Service (MI5). Professor Christopher Andrew kept a large audience gripped with accounts of the foundation of the service, its work in periods of conflict (including the […]

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OM Reading Prize

On 23rd April 2013, James Jones (TU Sh) won the Shell Old Marlburian Reading Prize for his dramatic rendition of his own war poem, based on Charles Hamilton Sorley’s (C1 1908-13) XXII. To enter the competition, Shell pupils create and perform a written piece which has been inspired by poetry or prose by an Old Marlburian. OMs who inspired […]

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Video News: Charity Garden Party

The annual Whole School Charity Day saw the school join together once more for a great charitable effort. This year a Charity Garden Party was held in the Master’s Garden and there were various activities to keep everyone entertained. There was a very successful ‘Regal Beagle’ café held by Mill Mead and popular Krispy Kreme […]

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Professor Angie Hobbs Lecture

An Evening of Philosophy The Philosophy society had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Angie Hobbs for an evening lecture on the 19th of April. Giving us a small insight into her area of expertise; the focus was upon ‘Plato and the meaning of Courage’. The first moments were spent in silence as the audience was told to […]

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Wills Writing Award

Congratulations to Timothy Oliver (C1 Re) on winning first prize for the Under 15 category of the annual Wills Writing Awards for a short story titled Horse-Riding With No Legs. TheMartin Wills Memorial Trust, is a UK registered charity which promotes annual awards for creative writing by young people around a horseracing theme. Tim won £250, a celebratory lunch, and a […]

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Visit by Lord Adonis

On Tuesday 16 April the Master welcomed Lord Adonis, President of the Independent Academies Association and former Minister for Schools and Secretary of State for Transport, to the College as part of the Common Room training day at the start of the Summer Term. We were joined by Sir Hayden Phillips and Lord Malloch-Brown, Chairman […]

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1st XI Football Tour to Barcelona

The Open 1XI Football tour to Barcelona in the first week of the holidays was a great success. Three fixtures were played over five days and all were well matched. As expected, our Spanish opponents were skilful, quick and strong but on the back of an excellent season in the Mercian League we were well […]

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International Shooting Success

On Thursday 21st March, Tom Durell (C1 U6)and Josh Meyer (PR L6) competed as part of the British Schools Smallbore Rifle Team in the 29th ISAS (Internationaler Saisonauftakt der Sportschützen) in Dortmund, Germany. This is a major international indoor shooting competition, involving 7 days of matches for Men and Women, Seniors and Juniors, in various indoor shooting disciplines. […]

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British Physics Olympiad Results 2013

Lower Sixth Results The following deserve congratulations for their performances. Medals have been awarded on marks scored (in order). All will receive Certificates and Richard Simon a prize. Gold Richard Simon (LI) Silver Alex Kendall (SU) Jessica Charlwood (MM) Cameron Taylor (C2) Kiran Sakhyani (BH) Jack Culshaw (TU) Indigo Evans (SU) Will Kearns (LI) Bronze Julian Godding […]

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John Julius Norwich

The History Department was delighted to welcome John Julius Norwich to its Upper School History Society in February. Viscount Norwich spoke on the papacy, the subject of his recent book, The Popes: A History. He focussed particularly on the early, medieval and early modern Church, bringing the papacy in its first thousand years to life through […]

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Marlborough College Malaysia Exchange

The first exchange between Remove pupils from Marlborough College Malaysia and Marlborough College took place this term, representing an expansion of our educational provision in its widest sense. One pupil described the aims of the exchange as ‘the extension of knowledge, compassion for people of other backgrounds and high achievement’. The exchange was a life […]

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Video News: Guys and Dolls

The Penny Reading for Lent 2013 was Frank Loesser’s attractive musical Guys & Dolls, directed by Head of Drama David Kenworthy with Alex Arkwright as Musical Director. Such a production requires a colossal amount of preparation from so many people across the College community and the significant cast, orchestra and production team should be congratulated […]

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