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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.


Note this is only a guide, not a guarantee.


Marlborough College has many facilities available for use by Open Minds students. These include:

state of the art, 25 metre, competition, indoor swimming pool which opened in 2003. The pool is generally available for Open Minds students every weekday afternoon. A member of staff will be present to help organise a game of water polo for those who enjoy the water but aren’t keen on swimming lengths!

The College has an excellent sports hall complex. There are indoor cricket nets and facilities for a range of sports including indoor tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton. Both the Open Minds boarding houses have football pitches nearby, in addition to outdoor tennis and basketball courts which will be available for students to use during their free time.

Film-making has been a popular aspect of the course since our first year. The students who opt for this course will edit their creations in The Apple Mac Suite of the Information Technology department.

Students will also have the chance to scale the walls of the College’s Climbing Wall, which is housed in the Outdoor Activities Department.

Each course will host a visiting special guest or performer, who will likely be putting on a performance in one of the College’s three specially-equipped theatres and concert halls.