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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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An Introduction to Stickmaking: Part 2

An Introduction to Stickmaking: Part 2

New for 2018

COURSE No. 70

TUTOR: Brian Waters

On this course, you will be making a very smart stick known as a Cow Horn Knob Stick. The tutor will teach you how to straighten a shank, fix the cow horn to the shank using a traditional joint and help you to fill the horn with hard filler. Finally, he will teach you how to cap the horn and finish...

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Stickmaking: Carving Animal Heads

Stickmaking: Carving Animal Heads

New for 2018

COURSE No. 72

TUTOR: Brian Waters

During this course, you can choose to carve a badger, a fox or a duck from a cut-out blank supplied by the tutor. When the carving is nearly complete, he will show you how to fix it to a shank and add the glass eyes in the relevant position. This course is suitable for all levels of ability and will result...

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Wiltshire Walks

Wiltshire Walks

COURSE No. 89-92

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 and...

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Gardens to Inspire

Gardens to Inspire

New for 2018

COURSE No. 93

TUTOR: Patricia Rowell

Discover a new selection of interesting and inspiring private gardens. You will travel around the scenic Wiltshire countryside to find lovely gardens that are rarely open to the public. In the company of the owner or head gardener, you will discover the ideas behind the planning and planting of each garden. You will learn what grows well in the particular conditions of...

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Visiting Wiltshire Nature Reserves

Visiting Wiltshire Nature Reserves

COURSE No. 97

TUTOR: Sean Dempster

You will visit five different nature reserves in Wiltshire that show the 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

New for 2018

COURSE No. 98

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 new selection of these Glorious Gardens, some open to the public, others private and little known, but all with wonderful design and planting. On the way, you will drive through the beautiful countryside of the Marlborough Downs, the Vale of...

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Walking Wansdyke

Walking Wansdyke

COURSE No. 107

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...

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The English Village: Walks Through a Dozen Wiltshire Villages

The English Village: Walks Through a Dozen Wiltshire Villages

New for 2018

COURSE No. 110

TUTOR: Adrian Woodford

By the 8th century, the village had become the principal settlement type insouthern England. Hilltop forts, hamlets, isolated farms and Great Halls were slowly abandoned. The great Roman towns and citiesstruggled to reclaim their dominantposition in thegeography of southern England. Instead, the village, surrounded by itsopen fields, equipped with a blacksmith, an inn and the so-called Big House, andthe church with its ever-expanding...

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English as a Foreign Language

English as a Foreign Language

COURSE No. 291-294

TUTOR: Emma Ross

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. The EFL courses are delivered by a team of experienced and highly qualified English Language teachers. The General English Programme is perfect for combining with the many exciting activities on...

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