The principal school magazine and official record of events. First published in October 1866, The Wykehamist is edited by twelve boys under the supervision of a don and is published each term. It provides boys with an opportunity to learn and develop skills in journalism, feature writing, photography and design.
A boy-led newsletter which is overseen by a don and is produced regularly throughout the academic year. Much of the material relates to school matters but it also has a strong awareness of contemporary issues - national and international - and at times a biting and provocative tone.
A bi-annnual publication, Spirit Lamp is written and edited entirely by boys, overseen by a don. The publication provides readers with many examples of boys’ contemporary writing and poetry.
The original Spirit Lamp came to prominence when its editor, Sandy Wason, sold it to a Magdalen undergraduate and Old Wykehamist, Lord Alfred Douglas late in 1892. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, already had publishing experience behind him: at Winchester he had co-founded and edited a magazine called The Pentagram. From December 1892 to June 1893, he published poetry and prose in five issues of the Spirit Lamp, which bore the new subtitle 'An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine'.
A publication primarily written by the Winchester College Society for alumni, known as ‘Old Wykehamists’. The Trusty Servant is published twice a year and is designed to inform and entertain. It includes articles by current and past members of the school community alike.
Previous editions can be found here.
30th March 2020
Ode to a Nightingale reminds us of the power of the imagination to triumph over human frailty and disease.
27th March 2020
Whilst we are unable to gather for our Passiontide Service, it is still possible to share the music we would have enjoyed, and find a moment of peace.
26th March 2020
Whilst we wait for a knight in armour to save the day, our Head of Art History encourages us to use this time to look at the world around us with fresh eyes.
25th March 2020
For the third in our series of Thoughts for the Day, the Chaplain celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
24th March 2020
The spring equinox is the moment of the year where the scales begin to turn in favour of longer days, and more light. Can we take comfort from the rhythms of nature when the patterns of our own daily routines are so disrupted?
23rd March 2020
'Invictus' was written by a man who, as a child, suffered tuberculosis of the bone, had to have a leg amputated and nearly lost the other. Henley had to endure much and this poem is about the spirit which underpins endurance. As pupils continue their learning remotely, Div Dons will send them a 'Thought for the Day' during term-time, carefully chosen to inspire reflection and discussion. These selections, alongside a brief introduction, will be shared here daily.