Sir Thomas Browne (OW) was, as Hugh Aldesey-Williams writes, ‘keen for people not to believe foolish things or to fall for false remedies’. He was an extraordinary man – a doctor, philosopher, botanist and polymath and on 15 March 2022, a plaque was unveiled in Cloister in memory of Thomas Browne, one of the College’s foremost scientists.
In celebration of his scientific contributions, there was an exhibition of his written works in the Fellows' Library and a service of dedication in Chapel, followed by ‘Going Circum’, when the choir processed singing around Cloister for the blessing of the plaque.
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.
29th March 2022
Wykeham Day, previously known as Winchester Match, will take place on Saturday 18 June 2022.
15th February 2022
A masterpiece by one of the leading artists of the eighteenth century – François Lemoyne’s Annunciation (1727) – has returned to Winchester College after ten years on loan.
14th September 2021
Inspired by the College’s Vision for the 21st Century which announced a greater prioritisation of entrepreneurship and innovation, we are delighted to announce the launch of Makyth Ventures.
12th September 2021
Last Thursday, 9 September 2021, the College assembled to receive Ad Portas General Sir Nick Carter, an Old Wykehamist and Chief of the Defence Staff, the head of British Armed Forces.
19th July 2021
A new publication explores the College's collection of medieval glass. Created across a period of significant artistic change, they demonstrate the development of stained glass production techniques and the Gothic style from the mid-thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.