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11th July - 7th August 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020

Applications for School of English and Culture summer courses for 2021 are now open. If you were previously booked on to a 2020 course and did not ask for your booking to be cancelled, your place is secure and your application can be completed at your earliest convenience.


In the current climate of uncertainty, we realise that circumstances may alter between now and next summer. We will be as flexible as we possibly can if Covid-19 means your plans need to change and you can request a refund at any time up to 30 June 2021 without losing your deposit.


You can also rest assured that we will operate in line with government guidelines around social distancing and safety to ensure the wellbeing of all our guests and staff.

Al-Rashid Scholarship

Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.

In 2020, we are honoured to be working with Ahmad Al-Rashid to provide scholarship opportunities for refugee teenagers living in the UK.

Al-Rashid Scholarship

The School of English and Culture is committed to nurturing a truly global student body with the largest diversity of perspectives and backgrounds possible.  As part of this objective, in 2020 we will be providing a limited number of scholarship opportunities for refugee teenagers living in the UK. This not only represents a fantastic opportunity for the successful applicants to join the course but will also be of immense benefit to the wider School of English and Culture student group.

The scholarship's patron, Ahmad Al-Rashid, was a huge part of the success of the inaugural year of the Open Minds course. Himself a refugee from Syria, he visited Marlborough to share his story and made a tremendous impact on the students. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Ahmad to develop a scholarship scheme in his name that will create a life-changing experience for all students attending the course.

If you would like to find out more about Ahmad and his work with the Open Minds course, you can have a look at our PREVIOUS GUESTS page.

For details on how to apply for a scholarship place or to donate to the scheme, please contact the Course Director via e-mail at: sjponsford@marlboroughcollege.org