The Unchained Library

The Home of RGS Scholarship

Welcome to the Unchained Library, the modern home of RGS Scholarship.

The Royal Grammar School Guildford is the custodian of the most splendid chained library featuring unique works of scholarship, including two early editions of Newton’s Principa. As stunning a scholarly repository as it is, it is only appreciated in person.

This Unchained Library is our way of exhibiting unique works of scholarship written by our students, alumni and staff to a much wider audience.

Scholarship is one of our core values; it is what our institution prides itself upon above all else, and I hope you get a flavour of that in digesting the materials contained herein.

Mr ST Herman-Wilson

Head of Scholarship

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Recent Posts

  • Did racism exist in the ancient world?
    This long-read article was written by upper sixth former Sebastian Norris. Estimated read time of introduction: 1 minute Estimated read time of essay: 11 minutes
  • A Cashless Economy?
    This short-read article was written by fifth former Johnny Kershaw. Estimated read time: 4 minutes
  • What does the future hold for town centres?
    This long-read article was written by lower-sixth former Ollie Robinson, and shortlisted for the 2020 Fifth Form Transitional Research Project. The following provides a short abstract to his full essay, which can be found at the bottom. Estimated read time of abstract: 2 minutes. Estimated read time of essay: 12 minutes.
  • Has financial background and race impacted the crime rates in the UK for the past 10 years and why, and what are the ways to fix it?
    This long-read article was written by lower-sixth former Zion Kim, and shortlisted for the 2020 Fifth Form Transitional Research Project. The following provides a short abstract to his full essay, which can be found at the bottom. Estimated read time of abstract: 2 minutes. Estimated read time of essay: 12 minutes.

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