Outside study time, pupils have a huge choice of extra-curricular activities, clubs and societies within which to find like minds and fresh challenges. Many are founded and run by the boys themselves. Whether broadening or intensifying their interests, Winchester pupils can take part in a busy and stimulating range of activities that enriches their studies and their school life throughout the year.
We actively encourage pupils to participate in as many societies and activities as they feel able to manage. Many take on responsibilities within these groups and gain much useful experience in learning how to organise and run them. They make lasting friendships and enjoy taking part.
Biology Society, Chemistry Society, Geography Society, History Society, Mathematics Society, Ramsey Society (Economics), Science Society, Theology and Philosophy, William Empson Society (Literary).
Art, Book Binding, Design & Technology, Kenneth Clark Society (Art History), Make-up Society.
Car Society, Numismatics Society.
Drama (activity), Film Society, Drama Society, French Orpheus Glee Society (Play reading), German Play Reading, Make-up Society, Opera Society, Shakespeare Reading and Orpheus Glee United Society (Play reading).
Charities Committee, Design & Technology, IDEAS Society (Innovation, Design, Engineering and Applied Sciences), Prospect Society (Future and enterprise), Young Enterprise.
African Society, MENA - Middle Eastern and North African Society, Oriental Society, Slavonic Society.
Ancient History Society, Bell Ringing, Classical Society, History Society, Theology and Philosophy.
Quelle, Spirit Lamp, Website Team, The Wykehamist magazine.
French Orpheus Glee Society (Play reading), German Play Reading, Hispanic Society, Slavonic Society.
French Orpheus Glee Society (Play reading), German Play Reading, Shakespeare Reading and Orpheus Glee United Society (Play reading), William Empson Society.
Beat Society, Bell Ringing, Opera Society.
Debating Society, Model United Nations.
Clay Pigeon Shooting, Combined Cadet Force, DofE Programmes, Fishing, Natural History Society, SCUBA, Rock Climbing Society, Winchester College Expeditions.
DofE Programmes, Fitness Society, Fitness Training, SCUBA, Sub Aqua, Ballroom Dancing.
Debating Society, Gaitskell Politics Society (Visiting lecturers), MENA - Middle Eastern and North African Society, Model United Nations.
Astronomy Society, Biology Society, Chemistry Society, Medical Society, Natural History Society, Physics Problem Solving Club, Science Society.
Bell Ringing, Chapel Servers, Christian Union, Theology and Philosophy.
Clay Pigeon Shooting, Fishing, Fitness Training, Rifle Club, Sub Aqua.
Board Games Society, Chess Club, Computer Programming Society, Python Club (Computer programming).
Charities Committee, Design & Technology, IDEAS Society (Innovation, Design, Engineering and Applied Sciences), Law Society, Medical Society, Model United Nations, Publications, Prospect Society (Future and enterprise), Young Enterprise.
28th April 2021
On 28 April 2021, the College's political society welcomed the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP to a virtual event for boys and staff. The talk covered a diverse range of topics, from Mr Rees-Mogg's position as Leader of the House of Commons to his vision for the country and how to improve socio-economic equality.
22nd November 2020
The Royal Navy section of the CCF marked Trafalgar Day 2020 by collectively sending the message: England expects that every man will do his duty.
8th November 2020
A wintry Winchester was the perfect location for the boys' first introduction to bushcraft and survival skills.
5th December 2019
A team of ten boys in years 9 - 13 travelled to Stowe for the second Philosothon competition and, following an evening discussing philosophical problems with pupils from 15 other schools, were once again crowned the overall winners.
5th June 2019
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Rear Admiral William Warrender CBE, Flag Officer Sea Training, inspected the Winchester College Combined Cadet Force.
4th April 2019
From the 28th – 30th March 2019, Winchester College and St Swithun’s School staged Fiddler on the Roof at the city’s Theatre Royal. Harry Robinson and Arthur Lyhne-Gold, pupils and performers, look back at the production.