Each year the school runs two internal writing competitions: The King's Gold Medal for an English essay (short story and non-fiction), and the Warden and Fellows’ Prize for English verse. The competitions are open to all pupils and the judges submit the King’s Gold Medal prize for ratification to the Palace.
The prompt for this year's King’s Gold medal prose prize was ‘Ticket to Ride’ with no minimum or maximum word count, and no limit on form. The prompt for the Warden and Fellows’ Prize for English verse was ‘Change’, with a maximum 40 lines.
1st: Shloak Shah, with ‘Ticket to Ride’
2nd: Michelle Meitiner, with ‘Ticket To Ride’
Joint 3rd: Kilian King, with ‘The Smokers’, and Gerald Somovidis, with ‘Goose’
1st: Constantin Ahrens, with ‘Face Value’
2nd: Michelle Meitiner, with ‘Change’
3rd: Lloyd Dore-Green, with ‘Vespers’
22nd May 2023
A mock General Election was held at the College as part of the Widening Perspectives society's aim to expose pupils to a wide range of views and opinions.
1st May 2023
The Drew Travel Art scholarships returned in 2023 with independent study trips to Madrid, Dubai, Athens and Berlin. The resulting work is on display in the Angelus Gallery this May.
25th April 2023
A team of Winchester College pupils has won US$25,000 as runners-up in an international sustainability competition.
24th April 2023
The College has an exceptional collection of rare books, including one of Shakespeare's First Folios. English don, Dr Latter, explains the importance of using these resources to inspire pupils.
21st March 2023
The finals of the King's Silver Medal for Latin Speaking took place last Wednesday, with fourteen pupils taking part.
14th March 2023
Professor Brian Cox delivered the annual Duncan Louis Stewart lecture in March 2023 focusing on cosmology and developments in the study of black holes.