Sixth-form and undergraduate students from across Hampshire gathered at Winchester College on Saturday 19 October for a prize-giving ceremony and celebration of John Keats. It is 200 years since the poet wrote his famous poem ‘To Autumn’ after walking through the water meadows that run past the school.
Winchester College ran an essay competition, in association with the Keats Foundation and the University of Winchester, that asked local pupils to write about poems from Keats’ ‘living year’ 1819. The competition was open to all and we were delighted by the high-standard of the entries. Students from St. Swithun’s School, Winchester College, and the University of Winchester claimed the top prizes.
The prize-giving included talks by the eminent Keats scholar and biographer, Professor Nicholas Roe, Reader at the University of St. Andrews, and Dr Gary Farnell from the University of Winchester. After the awards, guests visited the school’s Treasury, which currently has an exhibition on Keats and his contemporaries, before enjoying an afternoon tea.
We were also grateful to the support of independent bookshop, P&G Wells, for their prize donations.
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.
10th February 2020
The international, scientific journal, Physics Education, has published a paper by students and teachers from Winchester College and Barton Peveril College.
6th February 2020
On 5 February 2020, Winchester College's maths team placed third in the national final of the Senior Team Mathematical Challenge, which involves pupils from over 1200 schools.
4th February 2020
AR Design Studios led an architecture workshop for pupils interested in a career in this field. One of the participants reflects on the day.
27th January 2020
Applications are now open for this year's Winchester Maths Summer School.
23rd January 2020
The school's student-authored magazine, The Wykehamist, returns after a brief hiatus.