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Short Half 2017

Winchester College

Natural History

 
Natural History
Natural History
Natural History
The Natural History Society is one of the oldest in the College. The Society introduces Wykehamists to just a little of the fantastic wealth of wildlife wehave in our region - the coast, the New Forest, the downs, the ancient woodlands, the wetlands. We also have a well-stocked library of books and DVDs for boys to borrow.

We run weekly trips in spring, summer and autumn, and occasional winter excursions, plus a variety of lectures and indoor meetings. Further afield, we recently ran trips to India to see wild Bengal Tigers, and South Africa, in search of big game, penguins, Cape endemics and the Great White Shark. Our expeditions have also taken us to Morocco, where we explored the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara and successfully tracked down the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis, for which we have recently taken on Species Champion status with Bird life International. The Society has also journeyed through Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, focusing on Black Rhinoceros and multitudes of other mammals and birds.

We are privileged to have Professor Oliver Rackham as our Honorary President, and Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham (both recent lecturers) as our Honorary Patrons.

The NHS is active, well-supported and open to all - and it's going from strength to strength.