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Marlborough College Summer School

Now celebrating its 43rd year, Marlborough College Summer School will run from 9th July to 5th August 2017 and host an amazing array of more than 500 courses.

The popularity of Summer School is undoubtedly underpinned by the phrase “something for everyone”. Catering for students from 3 years old through to 90 years young, it is this blend spanning the generations and accommodating all combinations of family groups and individuals that creates a unique holiday atmosphere in the prestigious setting of Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

The eclectic course programme of art, culture and sport is refreshed and developed annually, and this year is no exception. Traditional favourites will run alongside a wide range of inspiring new titles including Willow Sculpture, Creative Felt Making, Performing Victorian Music Hall, Iyengar Yoga, Low Maintenance Gardening and even Wine and Cheese Matching!

For students wishing to really make the most of their time at Summer School, booking a stay in one of the College Boarding Houses is thoroughly recommended. The College’s historic grounds are conveniently located to enjoy Marlborough’s famous High Street and the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Plus, as a resident you can take advantage of the excellent cuisine on offer and free admission to all lectures, recitals and entertainments.

Gala Performances are open to Summer School customers plus the general public and take place every Tuesday and Friday evening. This year’s superb line-up features An Evening with Ann Widdecombe, Illyria’s outdoor production of The Lost World, The Overtures musical tribute to the 1960s and much more.

For further information and to request a brochure, phone the Summer School team on 01672 892388 or visit www.summerschool.co.uk.

Our Wiltshire

We love to welcome visitors to Wiltshire with its rich history. Marlborough is an ancient market town and we have many interesting heritage sites such as Avebury and Silbury Hill all on our doorstep.

John Blake – Summer School Director

Where to find us


Bath Road,

01672 892388




Sunday 9th July to Saturday 5th August


An evening with Anne Widdecombe - Tuesday 11th July, 8.00pm

Nancy Kerr - Friday 14th July, 8.00pm

Only Boys Aloud - Tuesday 18th July, 8.00pm

The Jive Aces - Friday 21st July, 8.00pm

Illyria the Lost World - Tuesday 25th July, 7.00pm

Jive Talkin' - Friday 28th July, 8.00pm

Ensemble Plus Extra - Tuesday 1st August, 8.00pm

The Overtures - Friday 4th August, 8.00pm


Something for everyone


Our top things to do in Wiltshire

Feast of Food and Spring Fair

The hugely successful events “Feast of Food” and “Spring Fair” take place in October and April respectively at Marlborough College and are organised by the Marlborough Cancer Research Committee. Approximately 60 stalls and a café with homemade produce. Every penny goes to Cancer Research and both fairs are great for buying tasty delicacies, gifts or for treating yourself.


Walking on the Ridgeway

There are plenty of amazing walks taking in the Ridgeway, said to be Europe’s oldest road. The views are incredible over largely unspoilt countryside.

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Enjoying a day out in Salisbury

If it’s shopping, eating, watching a film, going to the theatre, going to the races, visiting a cathedral or a National Trust property you’re after (not necessarily on the same day!), then Salisbury is for you. This beautiful market town has everything. Just wandering around the streets with its gorgeous timbered buildings is lovely in itself!


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