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11th July - 7th August 2021


According to the current covid-19 roadmap, all UK restrictions on large events such as ours will be lifted in June, making us confident that our 2021 Open Minds course will go ahead as planned.

This is subject to change in accordance with government guidelines. As such, we will be as flexible as possible should your plans change and will be offering full refunds, including the deposit, on any cancellations up until 30 June 2021. We will also do our best to help students to meet any further travel restrictions that may be in place for those travelling from abroad.

About Us

Our inspirational morning courses challenge students to think creatively about the big ideas that shape our perspectives on the world.

Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.

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Marlborough College Open Minds combines a unique educational programme with a full timetable of unusual and engaging activities designed to help students challenge themselves creatively and intellectually, allowing them to grow in confidence and explore their capabilities in a supportive and stimulating environment.   

Our Open Minds course centres on creativity and adventure and encourages students to investigate and interrogate the world around them, participating in a vibrant forum for debate and discussion that prioritizes empathy and understanding.

The course is project-based and will see students explore a series of thought-provoking topics organised around an annual theme, using drama and performance, film-making and other creative exercises to complement their learning. One week of each course will be dedicated to the creation of a collaborative project, which provides students with the opportunity to respond to the learning that has taken place and to pursue their specific areas of interest within the broader themes of each module

Our team has seen the value of creative education first-hand and, as such, this approach is fundamental in all areas of the course, from our morning tuition to our carefully selected programme of afternoon and evening activities, excursions and special guest performances.