Martin Sixsmith Talks to the History and Russian Societies

Martin Sixsmith visited the College on Thursday 20 September and lectured in the Ellis Theatre to 100 pupils from the History and Russian Departments. Martin is known to many as the former BBC correspondent in Moscow at the end of the Cold War. Years of experience of living in Moscow and researching Russia has given […]

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Politics Society ‘Why the EU is Doomed to fail’

Dan Hannan, Conservative MEP for South East England, was a much anticipated speaker partially due to the overriding unanswered question a majority of students had of ‘how can this man be a Eurosceptic with the word “European” in his job title?’. In a Q&A style format with Mr. Gow, Hannan provided engaging insights into his […]

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King’s Singers Vocal Workshop Video

The King’s Singers Vocal Workshop It’s not every day that pupils have the opportunity to work with the illustrious King’s Singers, but that’s precisely what happened in a workshop held in the Goodison Hall on 16th September. ‘King’s Singers Inspire’ is the educational project which allowed this to happen, following on from a workshop a […]

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Marlborough welcomes the new Chaplain Video

In a special service held at Marlborough College Chapel on Sunday, 9th September, The Revd Dr David Campbell was licensed and installed as the new Senior Chaplain by the Bishop of Salisbury. The whole school gathered to welcome him and to witness this new beginning in the Chaplaincy at the College. The Revd Dr David […]

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‘A to Y’ EPQ Exhibition

Sophie Birkin (MO U6) completed her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at the start of the 2012 Michaelmas term. Her hard work and dedication resulted in a magnificent opening at the Mount House Gallery on Sunday the 2nd September. Her project entitled A to Y incorporated a variety of mediums each inspired by the book Alice’s Adventures […]

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Marlborough College Malaysia Opens

350 children began their first term at Marlborough College Malaysia in the South-East Asian economic zone of Iskandar on Monday 27th August. The College is situated on a 90-acre campus with outstanding facilities and space for young people to develop their full potential as part of an all-round education. The campus reflects contemporary Malaysian architecture […]

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Marlborough Excels… Charlie Bawden

Charlie Bawden (MM Hu) Cricket Success played for Surrey U17 and U15 in August 2012 took 5 wickets for 22 runs for U17s against Middlesex took 6 wickets for 8 runs against Cheshire in the Malvern U15 Festival awarded the Surrey County Girls Under 15 Player of the Year

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National Championships Tennis Finals

The National Championships Finals sees the top 16 girls and top 16 boys schools in Great Britain compete over 4 days. Each team finish with a final placing between 1st and 16th and earn ranking points towards the year end AEGON Team Tennis Schools rankings. From July 9th to the 12th, 16 Boys teams and […]

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Ladakh

The 2012 Outdoor Activity Department College expedition was to Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas. Thirteen Marlburians committed themselves to the 18 day expedition setting off a day after the Leavers Ball with a 24 hour stop off in Delhi. Arriving at Leh airport the following day was a huge culture shock. Leh is approximately 3,500m […]

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Politics trip to Washington DC

As the bell sounded for half term, 26 eager politicos accompanied by MAG, DJH, RAS and ADB set off for a five day study trip of Washington DC. The itinerary included outings to the White House, the Supreme Court and the National Archives. Seminars delivered by officials at the headquarters of the World Bank and […]

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Relics of the Now Summer Exhibition by Joe Doldon

Joe Doldon, Artist in Residence 2011-12 On first viewing the gallery interior one is struck by the breadth of materials Joe has explored to create his dynamic sculptures. On closer observation, the variation in texture, form and scale that Joe accomplishes in order to create sensitive detail, also becomes impressively apparent. Joe explains within his […]

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Prize Day and the Lord’s Taverners Match

Blustery winds and weak sunshine did nothing to dampen the festivities marking Prize Day at the end of term.  Parents, beaks and pupils congregated at the Cricket Pavilion after the Commemoration Service and Prize Giving in the Memorial Hall to enjoy a lunchtime reception in a marquee adjacent to the XI. A Lord’s Taverners ‘Celebrity’ XI, […]

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The Everest Lecture

The second annual Everest lecture in honour of mountaineer OM Lord John Hunt (C2 1924-28) and other Old Marlburians on the successful expedition of 1953 was given by Adele Eastman, fiancée of OM Tom ap Rhys Pryce (B1 1988-93). Tom was tragically robbed and killed, aged 31, as he walked home from a London Tube […]

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CCF Exercise to Sennybridge

The L6 CCF exercise to Sennybridge, Wales enables the cadets to develop their leadership and teamwork ability across an arduous and testing terrain.  It is the culmination of their Advanced Infantry Skills training.  This year we invited a number of cadets from Cheltenham College CCF to take part, which allowed the cadets to share resources […]

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Prize Day: U6 Olympics

The U6 Olympics was an event we will all remember. Our last Friday had been a fancy dress success, with Rong Liew’s painted upper torso being the star of the show. Norwood as expected served us an incredible lunch that was the pinnacle of our Marlborough culinary experience, and the Macarana in Court came close […]

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacon

At the suggestion of the Marlborough Brandt Group, Nicholas Sampson, Master of Marlborough College, commissioned the construction of a special beacon to be lit at the College at 10.26pm on Monday, June 4 as part of the local and nationwide celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The College beacon joined the chain of celebratory […]

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The Tempest

This year the Shell play was an adaptation of The Tempest, a magnificent modernisation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays which saw the action transposed to World War II. After missing their train to evacuate them to the countryside, a group of children find a mysterious book entitled The Tempest. From there, they are propelled […]

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Royal Academy A Level Summer Exhibition Online ’12

We are very pleased to be informed that two Art School students have been commended and shortlisted for the Royal Academy A Level Summer Exhibition Online 2012. 1,450 submissions in total were entered by Sixth Form Art students from across the United Kingdom. This is the first year since the competition began in 2007 that our […]

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Honourable Artillery Company Visit

Marlborough College CCF spent an exciting day with the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) at their Open Day on 8th May 2012 with 15 Remove cadets. It is the oldest Regiment in the British Army and is situated in the City of London on an impressive six acre site. The Regiment performs a number of different […]

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The OM Reading Prize 2012

Form has always sought to make the students more active, independent and imaginative learners, and it was with this philosophy in mind that we altered the format of the OM Reading Competition. Traditionally, students were invited to read works or extracts, prose or poetry, by famous OMs in front of their peers, with the winner […]

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Summer Orchestral Concert

The summer orchestral concert is always a rather celebratory affair, where our very best scholars are given the opportunity to indulge in their talents with the performance of a concerto. The concert opened with Brasser performing the Toccata and Interlude from Philip Sparke’s ‘The Year of the Dragon’. Like so much of the great Wind […]

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