Following on from the success of the 2018 Winchester Maths Summer School (WMSS), applications for 2019 are now open.
The course is available to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools looking to study mathematics in a beautiful setting with a small group of like-minded young people. The course will be led by maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities.
This year’s Summer School will run from 1700 on Monday 8 July to 1230 on Saturday 13 July and the theme is ‘Proof in Mathematics’. Students will look at methods of proof including induction, contradiction and direct argument, and study examples from geometry, combinatorics, number theory and more.
Naomi-Ruth, a student on last year's course commented, ‘The leaders were really intelligent, supportive, and fun to be around. It was really encouraging ahead of university to experience a week doing only maths and love it even more!’
Dominic Rowland, maths teacher at Winchester College commented, ‘Following on from the positive feedback received last year, we are delighted to be running the Summer School for a second time.'
'A typical day involves two 90 minute sessions before lunch, then another 90 minutes of small group problem-solving. There is a shorter session before dinner and then a range of evening activities. There is plenty of freedom for participants to explore their own interests under the guidance of a teacher or university maths student, as well as to receive advice about university admissions and how maths is used in industry. Importantly, we also make sure that there is time to relax, have fun and to explore the city and the fourteenth century campus.'
For further information, please contact Dominic Rowland.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
4th November 2019
At the opening of the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom, we welcomed family, friends, teachers and House staff to remember Cameron and celebrate his legacy in the form of this inspiring new learning space.
1st November 2019
Not many schools have their own River Keeper. Mark Sankey tells us about managing the water meadows, the biodiversity of the Itchen, and filming with the BBC.
19th October 2019
Hampshire students gathered at Winchester College for a celebration of the work of poet John Keats and to receive their prizes following a county-wide essay competition.
6th March 2019
On Thursday 28th March, Bridget Kendall, MBE, former BBC Diplomatic Correspondent and now Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge will visit Winchester College
23rd November 2018
On Friday 23rd November 2018, Year 6 pupils from Stanmore Primary School will create a ‘pop up’ art show in the Winchester College Treasury as part of the national Kids in Museums Takeover Day.