Marlborough Chalk

Wednesday 1st March 2023

We are delighted to share three new articles in our Marlborough Chalk collection.

Jemima G (Sh) has written about the historic and natural landscape around Marlborough, Arthur D B (Sh) has focused his research on the Avebury stone circle and Thomas W (L6) has written about the Desert Blanc in Egypt, the site of large white chalk rock formations. These excellent articles add interesting new angles to the growing collection of work.

‘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!). The articles will be about anything and everything connected to these topics.

The project, spear-headed by the academic scholars, aims to capture and present some of the qualities of the College, its history and its area.

You can read the entertaining and impressive articles published to date on our Marlborough Chalk webpage.

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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