1843 Society Drinks

The 1843 Society held its annual Christmas drinks reception in the Mount House Gallery on Saturday 8th December. New President of the society, Rupert Mullins (CO 1967-70), welcomed guests and introduced the Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, who thanked attendees for their continued support of the College. Guests then made their way to Chapel to join pupils […]

Read More

Jack Diamond: the architect behind the transformation of The Memorial Hall

The restoration of The Memorial Hall by world-renowned Canadian architect, Jack Diamond, has recently been featured in The Financial Times. “When the school initially contacted Diamond, it was only seeking his advice. The artistic director, Philip Dukes, had not expected that a leading architect of halls worldwide would be inspired by the challenge. But Diamond was […]

Read More

Gallery: Memorial Hall Restoration

We are extremely grateful for the 755 gifts received from OMs, parents, friends and staff that have helped us reach our fundraising target of £3.5m for the substantial refurbishment to the Memorial Hall. The completion of the work is recognition of the debt that we owe to the fallen, maintaining the memory of the 749 […]

Read More

Jeremy Black opens the Memorial Hall Festival

The Memorial Hall Festival opened with a blessing from the school chaplain and a brief welcoming speech from the Master before the main attraction, which was a lecture by the renowned historian Jeremy Black on “Why commemorating the First World War is more important than ever”. Beginning by making reference to readings from actual diary’s […]

Read More

Lord Malloch-Brown – 749 Society Lecture

Members of the 749 Society, and the Upper School, were treated to a fascinating inaugural Society lecture by Lord Malloch-Brown, in the Memorial Hall, on Thursday 9th March.  Lord Malloch-Brown’s talk highlighted the current complexity of world affairs and he gave an absorbing insight into his views and experience. Before the talk, the Master Jonathan Leigh […]

Read More

Memorial Hall Showcase Concert

At the end of a long Summer Term, in the glorious summer heat, the youngest two years at the College gave a concert of an incredibly diverse and eclectic programme. Set in the newly refurbished Memorial Hall – this was a prime opportunity for a dry-run concert before the official opening in order to try […]

Read More

Memorial Hall Restoration Update

After closing on Monday 3rd July, work swiftly began for the restoration and upgrade of the listed Memorial Hall. It is anticipated that the iconic building will reopen by June 2018, with its character very much intact, but the facilities, seating capacity and the memorial aspect to the 749 men who lost their lives in […]

Read More

Video: Mound Trust Film

A new 35-minute documentary explores the past, present and future of the Marlborough Mound. This film uncovers the history of the Mound, explaining its legacy to those unaware of its profound importance, and to those curious about the unknown. Telling stories of the local area dating back to the Mound’s construction in around 2400 bc, […]

Read More

Memorial Hall Update

Full planning for the restoration and upgrade of the listed Memorial Hall has been granted so the Master has announced that it will close on Monday 3rd July for work to commence. It is anticipated that the iconic building will reopen by June 2018, with its character very much intact but facilities, seating capacity and […]

Read More

Memorial Hall Support

Twelve invited guests attended a lunch hosted by the Master and his wife in in the Master’s Lodge on Saturday 14th January. The parents were invited to enable the Master to thank them personally for their significant support of the Memorial Hall Appeal. It was a really enjoyable occasion, with lively discussion and chat on […]

Read More

1843 Carol Service

Members of the 1843 Society are invited to a drinks reception hosted by the Master, Jonathan Leigh, in The Mount House Gallery followed by carols in Chapel on Saturday 10th December. The 1843 Society was created, in recognition of our founders’ vision and foresight, to allow the Master and staff to thank all those who […]

Read More

A Summer Evening at Highclere Castle

Around 200 guests attended a fundraising evening at Highclere Castle on Wednesday 8th June, helping to raise over £36,000 for Bursaries and Capital Projects. The event, hosted by the Earl and Countess of Canarvon, began with a welcome from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, who gave an overview of the current fundraising campaigns. Guests then enjoyed visits to the […]

Read More

Highclere Event

Around 200 guests will gather at Highclere Castle on Wednesday 8th June for a special evening in support of Marlborough College. The evening, which will be hosted by the Earl and Countess of Canarvon, will include news from The Master, Jonathan Leigh, of the current fundraising campaigns, a performance by the College Choir and an […]

Read More

1843 Society Luncheon

The 1843 Society Luncheon was held in The Adderley on Sunday 22nd May with 50 guests in attendance. Those present enjoyed an excellent lunch before hearing from the Master, Jonathan Leigh, and the President of the 1843 Society, Martin Evans. Music scholars Finn Kverndal (C1 Re) and Darcey Goble (MM Sh) gave moving performances after […]

Read More

Memorial Hall Brochure

Plans for the restoration of the Memorial Hall have taken shape and an appeal brochure is now available to view online. Our aim is to deliver an auditorium with improved back of house facilities, an enhanced audience experience through better acoustics and lighting, and to preserve the Hall as an important memorial and fitting tribute […]

Read More

Bursary Appeal Brochure

Since 1843, the founding principle of the College has been to give back and this remains as powerful an idea today as it did then. The mission of our Bursary Appeal is to return Marlborough to those charitable roots whilst maintaining all that is great about the school today. We are passionate in our determination […]

Read More

1843 Society Committee

Members of the 1843 Society Committee met recently to discuss future events and how best to inform the Marlborough community of its work. The 1843 Society was created to thank all those who have made, or who are considering making a bequest, in their Will to the College. We recognise the critical contribution that members […]

Read More