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14th July - 10th August 2019

Adult Courses

Life Skills, Hobbies, Country Pursuits and Sport

If you would like to take up a new hobby, learn a language, broaden your cultural horizons or improve your sporting skills, you need look no further than Summer School. We have plenty of old favourites and many new courses for 2018.

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Wiltshire Walks

Wiltshire Walks

COURSE No. 97-100

TUTOR: Sean Dempster

During the week, you will enjoy five different walks across the beautiful Wiltshire countryside around Marlborough. From the chalk grassland of the highest parts of the Wiltshire Downs to the lush valley of the River Kennet and through the ancient oak forest of Savernake, the scenery is varied and stunning. Along the way, we will pass a number of ancient sites...

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Gardens to Inspire

Gardens to Inspire

COURSE No. 101

TUTOR: Patricia Rowell

This year, you have another chance to discover a selection of interesting and inspiring private gardens. Travelling around the scenic Wiltshire countryside with your tutor, you will visit lovely gardens that are rarely open to the public. In the company of the owner or head gardener, you will learn the ideas behind the planning and planting of each garden, what grows well...

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Visiting Wiltshire Nature Reserves

Visiting Wiltshire Nature Reserves

COURSE No. 105

TUTOR: Sean Dempster

You will visit five different nature reserves in Wiltshire that show the extensive range of habitats in the county. All are classified as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and some are European Special Areas of Conservation. You will learn how they are managed for both wildlife and people, plus see some of the special flora and fauna that live there. The visits...

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More Glorious Gardens

More Glorious Gardens

COURSE No. 107

TUTOR: Patricia Rowell

Some of the finest gardens in the country can be found in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. On this course, you will visit a selection of these Glorious Gardens, some open to the public, others private, but all with wonderful design and planting. On the way, you will drive through the beautiful countryside of the Marlborough Downs, the Vale of Pewsey and the...

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Walking Wansdyke

Walking Wansdyke

COURSE No. 111

TUTOR: Adrian Woodford

In the largely undocumented days between the departure of the Romans and the settlement of England by Saxons, Angles and Jutes, a dyke, with its ditch facing north, was constructed across the Wiltshire Downs. Long stretches of the eastern bank of this wall, named by the Saxons 'Woden's Dyke' or 'Wansdyke' survive, running across the open expanses of the Marlborough Downs. During the...

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The Heart of the White Horse

The Heart of the White Horse

New for 2019

COURSE No. 113

TUTOR: Angela Shaw

This is a unique opportunity to be part of reviving an ancient tradition and the restoration of the Preshute White Horse in Marlborough.Art and Environment tutors, Angela Shaw and Zoe Young lead this collaborative workshop where you will learn the archaeology and history of the chalk hill horses (eight in Wiltshire and the oldest at Uffington) from local expert and author, Maria...

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Along the Ridgeway

Along the Ridgeway

New for 2019

COURSE No. 115

TUTOR: Adrian Woodford

Bronze is generally composed of copper and tin and, for many millennia, Cornwall and Devon were the principal source of tin in Northern and Western Europe. A road to Dorset and The Wash was thus created, away from the waterlogged valleys and with clear views of trouble ahead. This road became known as The Ridgeway; 'The Oldest Road'. Over five mornings,...

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The English Village: Walks Through a Dozen Wiltshire Villages

The English Village: Walks Through a Dozen Wiltshire Villages

COURSE No. 118

TUTOR: Adrian Woodford

By the 8th century, the village had become the principal settlement type in southern England. Hilltop forts, hamlets, isolated farms and Great Halls were slowly abandoned. The great Roman towns and cities struggled to reclaim their dominant position in the geography of southern England. Instead, the village, surrounded by its open fields, equipped with a blacksmith, an inn and the so-called Big House,...

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Older is Wiser

Older is Wiser

New for 2019

COURSE No. 136

TUTOR: Susan Grossman

Change is inevitable, but the older we get the more difficult it becomes to keep up. This course will enable you to get up to speed with new technology, embrace the new, make your voice heard, channel your passions and utilise your wisdom. You will explore secrecy and privacy plus how to engage with a fast moving world. Discover how social media...

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An Introduction to the Law and Practice of Animal Welfare

An Introduction to the Law and Practice of Animal Welfare

COURSE No. 168

TUTOR: Noel Sweeney

This course will outline the aim and approach of English Law and practice with respect to domestic and wild animals. All aspects of the main criminal legislation that protects animals will be analysed and discussed, including dangerous dogs, our duty of care and responsibility towards them, offences and sentencing. You will consider the future legal role and status of animals. You will be...

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English as a Foreign Language

English as a Foreign Language

COURSE No. 302-305

TUTOR: Matt Gow

Would you like to have fun and meet people from all over the world while improving your English? Marlborough College provides an idyllic, picturesque environment for brushing up your English this summer. A team of experienced and highly qualified English Language teachers will deliver the EFL courses. The General English Programme is perfect for combining with the many exciting activities on offer...

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Destination Italy: Italian for Complete Beginners

Destination Italy: Italian for Complete Beginners

COURSE No. 306

TUTOR: Alessandra Murgia

Come on board and discover the beauty of the Italian language and aspects of Italy's rich culture. This course is designed for complete beginners and those with some experience of the language. Each day, you will cover a different topic with related vocabulary and simple grammatical structures. Emphasis is put on conversation in Italian, the discovery of aspects of the Italian culture...

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