Marlborough Chalk

Monday 20th February 2023

We are delighted to share three new articles in our Marlborough Chalk collection. This project, spear-headed by the academic scholars, aims to capture and present some of the qualities of the College, its history and its area.

‘Marlborough Chalk’ refers both to the land below and around us – the wonderful chalk downland which has sustained such rich and varied civilisations for thousands of years – as well as the tradition of pedagogy represented by the College (‘chalk’ once being pretty common in classrooms!).

In the three latest articles, Arthur B (L6) has written on the chemical composition of chalk, Poppy G-C (L6) about local Neolithic sites, and Daisy G (Sh) about five generations of her family at Marlborough College. You can read these entertaining and impressive articles on our Marlborough Chalk webpage.

For this project, we intend to launch articles written by pupils and staff in small batches on our website where the publication will build over the rest of the academic year.

More articles will follow shortly and we very much hope that you will enjoy reading them all as they build an eclectic picture of this amazing place.

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