Past Projects

Past Projects

Over the last few years, the generosity of many people has resulted in finding the funds to support the fabulous refurbishment of the Memorial Hall and other Capital Projects across the College site.

This makes us ever more determined as a College to continue to enhance both our facilities and the opportunities for pupils in the same way. To continue to do this, we welcome the support of Marlburians, past and present, to help us provide an increasingly aspirational future.

The Restoration of The Memorial Hall

The substantial refurbishment to the Memorial Hall allows it to serve its original purpose and be a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives. We must continue to remember them.

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. The completion of the work is recognition of the debt that we owe to the fallen, maintaining the memory of the 749 who died in the First World War as well as those Marlburians who gave their lives in the Second World War and beyond.

The Memorial Hall’s transformation in to a 21st century venue for concerts, plays and lectures will benefit Marlburians of the future alongside the benefits that it will provide our local community.

Gallery: Memorial Hall Restoration

  • 749 Society

    The names of all our donors are commemorated in a book of Remembrance inside the Hall. Those who have given £6,000 or more are members of the 749 Society. Their names are recognised on an Honours Wall outside the Hall.

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  • A Resounding Success

    The transformation of the Memorial Hall can be seen to be a resounding success. It preserves the very best aspects of the old Hall whilst elevating it to an exceptional 21st-century auditorium.

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  • Architectural Review, 1925

    Preserving the Past

    "Here in fact is a holy precinct. The Chapel on its mound, the quiet garden, the empty space of the great brick forecourt, the Memorial Hall itself, all combine for one purpose. They are monuments to youth not death."

  • A Delicate Balance

    A delicate balance had to be achieved between preserving the Hall’s intrinsic qualities and improving its function, a balance between old and new.

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  • 1st - 11th November 2018

    The Memorial Hall Festival 2018

    The Marlborough College Memorial Hall Festival 2018 included a spectacular line-up of events, lectures and concerts, celebrating the year in which the Hall reopened following its £6.5 million refurbishment. In addition, the Festival brought to a close the College’s four years of commemorative First World War events.

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Other Past Projects

Below are further examples of how The Marlborough College Foundation works to maintain and improve the 50 or so buildings and 250 acres that comprise our extraordinary and beautiful campus.


  • The Cricket Pavilion

    One of Marlborough's many iconic buildings, the Cricket Pavilion, was restored thanks to the generosity of the late Henry Rose (C1 1953-57) who left a generous legacy to the College.

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  • Swimming Pool

    A state of the art, 25 metre indoor swimming pool was opened in 2003. This has eight lanes and a hydraulic bottom which alters the depth making it ideal for squad training, water-polo, sub-aqua, canoeing, and competitive or recreational swimming.

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  • Ivy House

    When Reggie Wills (B1 1935-39) died in 2009, he left a substantial legacy which the College used to open Ivy House to give more girls the opportunity to attend the school. Ivy House is a Grade II listed building on Marlborough High street. It is in the Marlborough Conservation area dating back to 1707.

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  • The Art School

    Significant benefactions were offered to the Foundation in order to create this dynamic centre, which includes exhibition space, facilities for film-making and a range of first-rate teaching areas.

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  • The Chapel

    Along with the Dewar family and the Marlburian Club, a substantial legacy from OM Jake Seamer (CR 1955-73) helped considerably with the restoration of the 12 Stanhope paintings and the panels above the gallery in the Chapel.

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  • The Climbing Wall

    Andrew Crompton is remembered as a brilliant scholar and was on course to achieve a First Class Honours degree at Oxford University. Whilst climbing in the Eiger aged only 21 Andrew tragically fell to his death, just a few months before completing his degree. Andrew's mother, Mrs Daphne Crompton very generously supported the construction of the Heywood building where a classroom is named after him. She also funded the refurbishment of the climbing wall in the Kempston Centre.

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