Marlburians celebrate Oxbridge Offers

We warmly congratulate the 15 Marlburians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities; the pupils, listed below, should be truly proud of their achievements. Their success is the culmination of commitment, focus and hard work and will, no doubt, inspire those in younger year-groups to be academically purposeful and ambitious. Our applicants […]

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Review: AS IF Comedy Collective

The new year is often an abstemious time for many of us, not least the Remove. Once they have committed to their own version of ‘dry January’ – abstaining from Haribo, fizzy drinks and discos – they can find themselves at something of a loss on a Saturday night.   Fortunately, the AS IF Comedy Collective were booked […]

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Cross Country Qualification

Marlborough College athletes had great success at Wiltshire Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 19th January in Chippenham. As a result, nearly all have qualified for the SW Cross Country Championships in Bath in early February. Inter Girls: Molly Jones (MM Re) 4th and Tilly Norman (MM Re) 12th. Junior Girls: Kitty Marvin (NC Sh) […]

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Review: Marlborough College Concert Series

Marlborough College Concert Series – Sunday 20 January 2019 Jennifer Pike (violin) with Jeremy Pike (piano) In 2002, I was privileged to be a member of the jury on BBC Young Musician of the Year when we awarded the coveted first prize to the 12-year-old violinist Jennifer Pike. I remember thinking at the time that, […]

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History of Art Study Day

A large party of Upper Sixth History of Art pupils travelled to London last week to see some key curricular works at the National Gallery and the British Museum. The main business for the morning session at the National Gallery was attending exhibitions on Mantegna and Bellini and Impressionist paintings on loan from the Courtauld […]

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PSHE Talk Review: Emma Cole

Positive Voice for HIV – Emma Cole, Thursday 17th January 2019 Since coming out as a HIV positive woman in 1991, Emma Cole has told her story to thousands of young people. Last week the Marlborough College Upper School were told Emma’s inspiring and truly admirable HIV tale. Remarkably, Emma has turned her life as an […]

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Sporting Reflections: History Makers

What a week it has been for Marlborough College sport… On Wednesday the rugby XV progressed through to the semi-finals of the National Schools Cup before the girls’ hockey made history by qualifying for the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. Before we cover these two […]

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Girls’ Hockey enjoy National Success

The Girls’ Hockey XI have made College history by securing a place in the last eight of the Investec Schools U18 Tier 1 U18 Championships for the first time. They were 2-1 winners in an outstanding game of hockey at Malvern College on Thursday afternoon, with two goals from India Shakespeare. Master in Charge of […]

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XV Reach National Semi-Final

Marlborough College have reached the last four of the National Schools Cup after a thrilling 19-10 win at Seaford on Wednesday afternoon. The win means the XV will now face Whitgift School in the semi-final, which will be played at Saracens’ Allianz Park stadium on Saturday 9th March. Kick-off is 5pm and general entry tickets […]

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Lent Term Music

Once again there is a packed schedule of events including a range of pupil performances, Chapel services, lunchtime recitals, choral concerts and the Marlborough College Concert Series. Two particular events of note are the production of the musical Cabaret, which runs from 20 – 23 March, and the visit of the College’s professional orchestra in […]

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Parents’ Pastoral Conference this Sunday

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, parents of ALL pupils in the Lower School have been sent an invitation for the forthcoming Parents’ Pastoral Conference on Sunday 20th January. This is being held in the Ellis Theatre and starts at 10.15am. Dick Moore is returning to talk about how parents can support the […]

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Hockey – Raising the Bar

There are a number of exciting challenges ahead for Marlborough College hockey players, following the start of the term’s fixtures against Radley College on Saturday 12th January. Master in Charge of Hockey, Mark Ramage, offered his views on the encounter which followed a pre-season training camp for the senior squad. “We got the boys together […]

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XV set for Seaford

The Marlborough College rugby XV will travel to face Seaford College in the quarter-final of the National Schools Cup on Wednesday 16th January (2.15pm). Marlborough reached the last eight with a hard-fought 19-10 win at Dean Close on Wednesday 9th January. The re-arranged fixture saw the XV, who won seven of their 11 games during […]

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Pre-season Netball review

It’s been a busy start to the new year for the College’s netballers, with over 35 girls returning for two busy days of pre-season preparations. Training began on Monday morning under the watchful eye of the Athletic Development team who carried out physical profiling including the much anticipated 30-15 fitness test. Well done to Daisy […]

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AS IF Comedy Collective

Remove pupils will get the chance to see the AS IF Comedy Collective in action on Saturday 12th January. The group first came to Marlborough last year to deliver their unique blend of improvisation, sketches and music. Formed originally when some of the members met as students at Exeter University, AS IF Comedy Collective has […]

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Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas one and all with best wishes from Marlborough College. Term dates for the Lent term can be found below: Start 6 to 9pm Tuesday 8 January Exeat 12 noon Friday 25 January – 9pm Sunday 27 January (Friday 25 January Hundred Parents Meeting) Half-Term Half-term: 12 noon Friday 15 February – 9pm Sunday […]

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Pupils donate Christmas Hampers

Each year, the Christmas Hamper team collect gifts and donations from every boarding house in the school to make up hampers for the local Jubilee Centre. The Jubilee Centre is a community centre for over sixties in the area. It provides a day care service, including transport and covers villages around Marlborough. The centre also […]

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Studying over Christmas – Top Tips

At the end of term, the Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt, spoke to both exam year-groups about why and how to study over the Christmas break. These were his seven top tips: 1. Have a plan. Let the plan take the strain. Let the plan do the worrying. Just do what it says. 2. Make […]

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Southfields’ Sketches: Reflections from the Senior Chaplain

Christmas spirit spilled out of the Chapel following the four services of Lessons and Carols over this past weekend. Parents and pupils alike sang the praises of the Choir in particular and many thanks are due all round for such splendid occasions. Adam Staines and the Choir worked tirelessly and produced absolutely mystical anthems and […]

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Beyond the Curriculum: Academic Highlights

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term at Marlborough College; it is a busy and wonderful place. I have been impressed by the academic purpose and aspiration of many of the pupils I have met, and by their willingness to engage, not only with the core curricular content of their chosen subjects, but with the […]

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