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Marlborough College Summer School

Now celebrating its 45th year, Marlborough College Summer School hosts 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 Needle Felting, Millinery, Latin Dancing, Sustainability in Daily Life, Astronomy, Wine Appreciation and Taoist Yoga.

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. What's not to love?

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 8th July to Saturday 4th August


Chris Packham: Pictures from the Edge of The World - Tuesday 10th July, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand - Friday 13th July, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall

Illyria: The Adventures of Dr Dolittle - Tuesday 17th July, 7.30pm, Leaf Block Lawn

Blake - Friday 20th July, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall

The Rainer Hersch Orkestra - Tuesday 24th July, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Friday 27th July, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall

An Evening with Lord Robert Winston - Tuesday 31st July, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall

Killer Queen - Friday 3rd August, 8.00pm at Memorial Hall


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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