On Saturday 12 September, College once again opened its doors for the Cheltenham Heritage Open Days. This three day annual event celebrates the buildings and architecture that make Cheltenham such a wonderful place to live, and there are over 50 events including 30 open buildings and a series of walks and talks led by experts in their field.
In the morning, the Chapel and original 1843 buildings were on view to the public and, for the first time, featured Mr Nick Nelson, our Head of History of Art, giving a short talk about the Chapel. He also gave another talk about Thirlestaine House in the afternoon. As ever, people found the tours really interesting and as one person said, ''It is wonderful that the public is allowed to see inside places they walk past all the time”. Over 200 people visited College, mostly locals but some visitors were from as far as Spain and Japan!
A group doing the 'Wilson walk' as part of the Heritage Open Days also ended with a specially-tailored tour to take in College's points of interest relating to former pupil and polar explorer Edward Wilson!