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.
Makyth Ventures is Winchester College’s new entrepreneurship & innovation hub, established by seasoned entrepreneurs and focused on equipping Wykehamists with the tools that will help them bring their boldest business ideas to life.
The hub will collaborate with alumni and the wider College community to help pupils become part of a bustling entrepreneurial ecosystem, bridging the divide between the next generation of innovators and tomorrow’s most pressing challenges.
This term, Makyth Ventures is running a programme of monthly hands-on workshops for pupils with Old Wykehamist entrepreneurs that will offer a unique insight into their venture-building journeys.
The innovation hub also aims to offer special events for those parents who would like to learn more about the world of entrepreneurship and venture capital.
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.
26th September 2022
Three Royal Marines cadets from Winchester College were honoured to be invited to march in Her Majesty The Queen's Funeral Parade. Captain Szwajkowski, who accompanied the cadets, recounts their experience.
25th September 2022
Challenging the most gifted academic pupils, the Danckwerts Chemistry Prize and new Stewart McDowall Science Prize celebrate excellence in these fields.
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.