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 January 2024
A new year brings new exhibitions to the College's museum, Treasury. Here, Fellows' Librarian and Keeper of Collections, Dr Richard Foster, details the exhibitions on War Cloister and Italian renaissance portrait medals.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
The whole school community, including past and future pupils and families, gathered for a day of sport, music, art, talks, tours and food in our annual celebration, Wykeham Day.
16th May 2023
After leaving the College, scholarship winner and music exhibitioner Thomas Sharrock, now at the University of Pennsylvania, reflects on his time in Winchester.
25th April 2023
A team of Winchester College pupils has won US$25,000 as runners-up in an international sustainability competition.