On 11 November, twenty pupils competed in Recita, Winchester College’s recitation final: ten lower-school pupils for the Jack Parr Award / Simon Eliot Cup; and ten upper-school pupils for the King’s Silver Medal for English Speech. A capacity audience in School was treated to an evening of compelling poetry. What impressed was not only were the contestants word-perfect from memory, but their interpretations showed tremendous sensitivity and commitment. Our esteemed judge was the poet Carrie Etter.
Jack Parr Award / Simon Eliot Cup
Matthew Sneller (College) won the lower-school competition for his moving rendition of Eliot’s 'The Journey of the Magi'. The runners up were Arthur James-Duff (Fearon's) with a poignant reading of Manley Hopkin’s 'Binsey Populars', and Alex Winnifrith's (Turner's) excerpt from another Eliot poem, 'The Waste Land'.
King’s Silver Medal for English Speech
The upper-school competition was equally hotly-contested, with William Brem (Chernocke House) eventually triumphing with the blazing drama of Sylvia Plath’s ‘Lady Lazarus.’ Second was Brian Chan (Du Boulay's) with a heartfelt reading of ‘Immigrant Blues’ by Li Young Lee, with third place going to Sasha Del Mar's (Morshead's) exuberant recitation of Allen Ginsberg’s ‘A Supermarket in California.’
20th February 2024
The team won the 2024 Cambridge trophy and finished in 3rd place out of the 100 schools participating in the competition.
5th December 2023
The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide has named Winchester College its Southeast Independent Secondary School of the Year 2024.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
9th June 2023
Dr Cullerne, Head of Faith Circles, delivered last Friday's address in Chapel inspired by a talk in Faith Circels given by a pupil, entitled 'Blind Faith'.