Things we didn’t know about Cheltenham
26th September 2011
Last week was Induction week here at Francis Close Hall. New English Literature students researched and created projects on the theme of ‘Literary Cheltenham: Writing the Town’. Every year, students teach us something new about the town and its environs. Did you know that Sir Walter Scott lived here for a while, as did Byron; that All Saint’s Church, Pittville, is French neo-Gothic; and that the brother of Gustav Holst, both born in Cheltenham, was a Hollywood actor during the 1930s?
Our thanks go to all our students for their fresh eyes and remarkable curiosity.