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2019 nature writing prize: for every shortlisted book bought, the White Horse Bookshop will plant a tree

18 Jan 2020

The shortlist of books for the 2019 Richard Jefferies Society/White Horse Bookshop Prize for Nature Writing has been announced.  The prize is now in its fifth year.

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OBITUARY: Ian Anderson - 1934 - 2019

18 Jan 2020 Nick Maurice

Ian Anderson died on 26th November 2019 aged 85 and at his request was cremated privately.  Ian had a happy retirement for 13 years in Marlborough, chosen to be near his son James in Newbury and Heathrow airport to be able to visit a home in Switzerland. After being educated at Winchester...

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'Blues into Brews' - take a supportive cuppa on the most difficult day in the year

17 Jan 2020

Swindon & District Samaritans are encouraging people throughout the area to beat Blue Monday by getting together for a supportive cuppa on Monday 20 January for 'Brew Monday'.

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Mid-Day Supervisory Assistant - Marlborough St Mary's

17 Jan 2020

Mid-Day Supervisory Assistant   The Governing Body of St. Mary’s School is seeking to employ a Mid-Day Supervisory Assistant to work 1½ hours per day, from Monday to Friday, supporting the children at lunchtimes. As an MDSA you will be responsible for supervising play during the lunch break, setting up/clearing the hall for lunch and encouraging and supporting...

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Launch at White Horse Bookshop as local children’s author Debi Evans publishes two new books

16 Jan 2020 Sue Round

Local children’s author, Debi Evans and Rolo, her time travelling dog, are back in Book 5 of The Secret Adventures of Rolo – Phoenix and the Dragonling which will be launched, along with a colouring and activity book aimed at younger children at The White Horse Bookshop on Saturday (18 January)...

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Marlborough College's December Carol Services raise over £8,000 for charities

16 Jan 2020

The four Carol Services held in the Chapel at Marlborough College raised more than £8,000 which has been shared between four charities.  

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House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton House: (part-time) - Marlborough College

16 Jan 2020

  House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton House (part-time)      We require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff.   Working within Cotton House (a mixed Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House.   You must be able to...

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Dental Nurse - Pewsey Dental Practice

16 Jan 2020

    Dental Nurse    We are looking for a qualified part-time Dental Nurse to join our team.The working days and hours required for this role are:Tuesday 8.30 to 5pmWednesday 8.30 to 5pmOccasional Fridays, holiday and sickness coverWe would consider a reliable and enthusiastic trainee who can commit to completing the relevant training course.For...

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Medical Centre Manager - Marlborough College

16 Jan 2020

Medical Centre Manager Marlborough College, one of Britain’s leading co-educational, independent full boarding schools with c.997 pupils, now wishes to appoint a non-residential nurse-manager to our Medical Centre.This is a management role and you will be responsible for building on the best practice already within the department, for team leadership (including...

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Ramsbury Primary School pupils save Australian orphaned fruit bats

15 Jan 2020 Sue Round

Pupils at Ramsbury Primary School are helping Australian orphaned fruit bat pups to survive by making special fabric wraps which mimic the safety of their mothers. 

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Monday 21 January 2019, 10:00
 THE ARTS SOCIETY KENNET & SWINDON 

 

LECTURE: "COMMON GROUND - RENAISSANCE GARDENS OF ITALY"

by

Steven Desmond

Monday, 21 January 2019 - coffee from 10am - at the Ellendune Centre, Wroughton

 

 

The Sack of Rome in 1527 brought the Italian Renaissance to a crunching halt and

caused a general exodus of patrons and artists into the safety of the surrounding countryside.

Here they found themselves among forested volcanic hills watered by springs, in settings celebrated in antiquity by the Romans and Etruscans.

This led to the creation of country villas  surround by lavish gardens.

Theses gardens made geometric order out of the sloping woodland, terracing the ground into

descending courtyards populated by statues, and channelling the natural

watercourses into pools, fountains and cascades.

A surprising number of these sites survive in good order today -

among them the Villa d’Este at Tivoli (shown above - 1560-1575)

Steven Desmond is a chartered horticulturist specialising

in the historic parks and gardens in Britain and Europe.

He writes for Country Life, and leads specialist tours of historic houses

and gardens in Britain and further afield.

His book Gardens of the Italian Lakes is published by Frances Lincoln.

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