Last Wednesday 14 March, fourteen College pupils took part in the finals of this year’s Latin and Greek Recitā (called the King's Silver Medal for Latin Speaking).
In the competition, finalists are tasked with reading passages from selected pieces of Classics poetry in their original language of either Latin or Greek, from memory.
Amid the classical splendour of Musā, the competing pupils impressed and entertained their audience with accomplished and individual performances of the poetry of Euripides, Ovid, Sophocles and Virgil.
The adjudicator, Mr Simon Allcock, formerly Head of Classics and currently a housemaster at Wellington College, judged Arun S , Timothy O, Rosaleen C-D and Alvin Y winners in their categories.
As the victor in the Senior Latin, Alvin wins the King’s Silver Medal itself: his performance of the last 23 lines of the Aeneid captured the powerful dramatic potential Virgil’s poetry.
Junior Greek (Euripides, Bacchae 434-442)
Junior Latin (Ovid, Metamorphoses 3. 379-389)
Senior Greek (Sophocles, Ajax 284-300)
Senior Latin (Virgil, Aeneid 12. 930-952)
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.
7th May 2023
The results in for the College's two most prestigious writing competitions.
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.
27th March 2023
Yasu Suzuki joined Winchester College for a year study abroad program, and here, he reflects on his time at the school.