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.
27th September 2022
A new flight simulator experience is now on offer to pupils in the CCF, thanks to the ingenuity of former pupil Gerard Cloke Browne.
20th September 2022
A new art exhibition featuring watercolours and drawings from Winchester's collections opens on 28 September 2022 in London.
8th September 2022
The Treasury museum welcomed over 80 children to free Family Craft mornings over the summer.
6th September 2022
A team of pupils, jointly committed to their ideas behind their Investor Soc project, spent the summer putting their plans into action by supporting Impact Schools and teaching online.
5th July 2022
As the school celebrated the end of term and those leaving us, the Second Master reflected on the meaning of Domum and shared his advice with the latest generation of Wykehamists.