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154 Year Heritage

Malvern College UK

Founded in 1865, Malvern College UK is a co-educational day and boarding school. Together with its associated Preparatory school, The Downs Malvern, Malvern College provides high quality education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years. Renowned for its innovative approach to education, the school pioneered the adoption of the Nuffield Science teaching approach and was one of the first UK schools to adopt the IB Diploma programme and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Thanks to its academic rigour and pursuit of a holistic education, the Malvern College family has produced renowned alumni including two Prime Ministers, four Nobel Laureates, as well as famous writer C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. Malvern College UK has an enviable reputation as one of the most established IB schools in the UK and comfortably beats the world average scores in all subject areas.

 

Distinguished Alumni

C.S Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College), 1925–54, and Cambridge University (Magdalene College), 1954–63. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
 
 

Lord Maclaurin

Ian Charter MacLaurin, Baron MacLaurin of Knebworth DL (born 30 March 1937) is a British businessman who has been Chairman of Vodafone and chairman and chief executive of Tesco. He is a former Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board and a former Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire. Ian MacLaurin was born in 1937 in Blackheath, Kent. He attended Malvern College as a pupil.
MacLaurin joined Tesco in 1959 as a management trainee. He was appointed Managing Director in the 1970s and became Chairman in 1985.Ian MacLaurin joined Vodafone as a non-executive Director in 1997, becoming Chairman in July 1998. He is currently the Chairman of the Council of Malvern College.
 
 

Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston FRS (1 September 1877 – 20 November 1945) was a British chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the whole number rule. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Isotopes and Mass-spectra and Isotopes are his most well-known books.
 
 

James Edward. Meade

James Edward Meade CB, FBA (23 June 1907 – 22 December 1995) was a British economist and winner of the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their “pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements.” Meade was born in Swanage, Dorset. He was educated at Malvern College and attended Oriel College, Oxford in 1926 to read Greats, but switched to Philosophy, Politics and Economics and gained an outstanding first. His interest in economics grew from an influential postgraduate year at Christ’s College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge (1930–31).After working in the League of Nations and the Cabinet Office, he was the leading economist of the early years of Attlee’s government, before taking professorships at LSE (1947–57) and Cambridge (1957–67).
 
 

SYMBOLIC ICONS IN MALVERN

THE GRYPHON

The Gryphon is an important symbol throughout the College, so much so, that it gives its name to the Gryphon Room which is located in the newly built Sports complex. The Gryphon Room is an
impressively large room which is used to host guest speakers, prestigious school dinners and other meetings. Symbols of Gryphons are found throughout our campus, the most notable of which are the twin statues which overlook the grounds where they keep a watchful eye on all that is going on!

 

THE STATUE OF ST. GEORGE

In presiding over the vast school site, the Gryphons are joined by the statue of Saint George whose significance is great, not just within the College but throughout the whole of England. The story of St. George is one rooted deeply within English folklore, and memorable for recounting St. George’s great bravery in slaying a dragon. As a result of his courage, St George became a symbol of military prestige in the UK and today his statue is used as the College’s War Memorial.

 

THE CREST OF MALVERN COLLEGE

The Crest of Malvern College contains a range of features which pay tribute to the school’s natural surroundings. The three circles with wavy patterns represent the flowing spring waters in Malvern and the five smaller circles represent the five freshwater wells that are found within the town. Malvern water is renowned for its beneficial health qualities and it has been a favourite drink of HRH The Queen for many years. At the top of the crest is a Gryphon, a mythological creature used to symbolise “Importance” or “Power”. It stands on a warrior’s helmet to denote strength, leadership and military courage.

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