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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MCCS Concert – Chilingirian String Quartet

The final concert of the MCCS 2011 calendar year welcomed the legendary Chilingirian String Quartet to the Memorial Hall in a traditional programme of Haydn, Schubert and Dvorak. The ‘Chilis’ have graced concert halls worldwide for over four decades and it’s easy to see why: they produce a beautifully crafted, superbly matched sound both in […]

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Further Clay Shooting Success

Following on from their success in the Marlborough Challenge Shield, Marlborough’s ‘A’ Team – Theo Backhouse (LI U6, capt), Josh Meyer (PR Hu), James Quinn (LI Sh) and Matt Thompson (C3 U6) – won the Millfield Invitation Shoot on 3rd November. We have not won this competition before and this is an exceptional achievement. Josh […]

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Polo Successes

Christopher Pritchard (B1 U6) and Cosima Baring (LI U6) were chosen to represent Schools and Universities Polo Association in matches in the summer holidays. Following on from that, Christopher went to Italy representing Great Britain this term. The match between Young England and Young Italy took place at the World Championships just before half term […]

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House Harmony and Shout

As every student knows, and probably most parents also know, the day before Michaelmas half term is arguably the most action packed, competitive day of the academic year. Not only are House Hockey and House Rugby competitions played, but the House Shout and House Harmony competitions takes place. To an outsider it may seem like […]

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International Society

Eamonn Gearon came to give a talk called: ‘Reflections on the Arab Spring, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and beyond’, at Marlborough College on Thursday, 6th November in the Garnett Room. His talk, supported by a colourful slideshow, provided us with a background to the revolutionary year, including scenes from ‘Midan Tahrir’ (Tahrir Square) in Egypt where […]

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Remove Shakespeare Festival

On Saturday, 15 October 2011, the English Department hosted the third annual Remove Shakespeare Festival in the Memorial Hall. Designed to bridge the gap between the freer, more collaborative work of Form and the more disciplined approach necessary for success at IGCSE, this project takes up some of the English teaching in the first part […]

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World Food Day

On Monday 17th October, Global Action Group organised a World Food Day lunch in Norwood Hall. This followed presentations in assemblies for all year groups and poster campaigns around College over three weeks up to the event. Norwood Hall kindly agreed to provide only pasta, sauce, fruit and water – and nothing else available: a […]

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Flute Masterclass and Music Society Presentation

Lisa Nelsen Flute Masterclass and Music Society Presentation 26 September, 2011 On September 26 some of the College musicians were lucky enough to benefit from the visit of the flautist and performance coach Lisa Nelsen. Ms Nelsen is no stranger to the College having been here adjudicating the bi-annual Music Festival and more recently the House Song […]

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Chapel Choir Choral Evensong

Gloucester Cathedral Monday 17 October 2011 Gloucester Cathedral has become something of a popular choice for Marlborough College Chapel Choir ‘away’ Evensong in recent times and it’s not hard to see why. The cathedral is a spectacular piece of Norman architecture and its opulent acoustic provides the very best support for music making. The Chapel […]

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Heart in the Hand of the Matter

If you’re walking along Bath Road in Marlborough, it’s hard not to stop and peer into the Mount House Gallery; the exhibition space for ‘Heart in the Hand of the Matter’. Joe Doldon, this year’s new Artist in Residence at the College, has put together a thoroughly impressive selection of works, dealing with the relationship […]

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The Louis MacNeice Colloquium

By the end of Saturday afternoon, rather than walking away with any definite answers, I found myself left with more uncertainty.  Although all of the speakers agreed upon the innovative nature and consequent importance of MacNeice’s poetry, I became conscious of an underlying dispute over what poetry and poetic genius actually are. In the final […]

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Music Scholars’ Gala Concert

Royal Over-Seas League Friday 7th October 2011 The annual Music Scholar’s Gala Concert at the Royal Over-Seas League Princess Alexandra Hall in London took place on Friday 7 October 2011. This year the programme featured predominantly chamber music (with only two solo items in addition), reflecting the considerable variety and depth we now enjoy in […]

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MCCS Concert, Jack Liebeck

Sunday 9 October 2011, Memorial Hall Jack Liebeck (violin) and Ana-Maria Vera (piano) ‘Classic’ violin recitals of the ‘old school’ don’t come along quite so often these days, so when they do it’s something of a treat. Jack Liebeck is a violinist of excellent pedigree and the easy manner in which he delivers his musical […]

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September, the wife of Barton Hill’s Housemaster, Mrs Lyndel Moore, and friends hosted a Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event in Barton Hill. Sally Cripps, the dame of Barton Hill, Mrs Moore and members of the local community made a vast amount of cakes, which were sold throughout the morning, keeping the […]

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