Rtvik Patel (VI Book 1, College) has been selected to represent the UK at the International Chemistry Olympiad for a second time.
The UK Chemistry Olympiad is an annual competition aimed at pupils in their final year of school. This year 7,160 students from 666 schools in the UK submitted scripts for the very demanding Round One paper. Nine Wykehamists achieved Gold medals in this round, including Rtvik's near-perfect score of 84/85, and remarkable performances by three boys in V Book (Year 11), who took the paper two years early: Savva Grevtsev (Furley's), Christopher Leung (College) and Paul Apostolides (College).
Rtvik attended Round Two of the UK competition over the Easter holidays, and for the second time has been selected as one of four young people to represent the UK in the International Chemistry Olympiad. COVID restrictions mean that Rtvik will be unable to travel to competition, this year hosted in Japan, so he will instead sit the five-hour theory exam remotely in July.
7th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Professor Paul Elkington MBE (Old Wykehamist) highlights how his work on researching and treating patients with tuberculosis led to the creation of an entirely new type of respirator hood, which is now standard issue at Southampton Hospital and 16 other NHS trusts. Instead of patenting their design, Paul's team put it out on the internet for anyone to copy.
14th June 2021
On Sunday 13 June, we hosted the premiere of our Sixty Second Cinema film competition, showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of our first year film makers.
13th June 2021
A number of our Community Service projects seek to make an important environmental impact. The teacher leading our rewilding project in Berkshire, Adam Rattray, explains the context and the progress that has already been made.
25th May 2021
Last weekend sixth form pupils led a 24 hour music festival, involving performers of all ages and raising over £5000 for charity. They entertained a small live audience as well as parents and friends, via a livestream of the entire event.
27th April 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, former alumni, General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff discusses how a Winchester education provided him with the ability to think outside the box - a skill tested throughout his career.
25th March 2021
Winchester Maths Summer School 2021 will take place online for the second year. Aimed at Year 12 students from state schools, this course seeks to challenge and inspire students hoping to study mathematics at university.