On 29 November, Head of Science, Dr McCaw, hosted our annual science symposium with Cheltenham Ladies’ College, an event held each year since 2012.
This year the event had to be conducted remotely. Despite this there was record participation, with 29 Wykehamists from Year 12 presenting a scientific topic that they had researched with a partner from Cheltenham. The Wykehamists were presenting in front of a socially-distanced audience of their peers and a don in Science School while simultaneously streaming over Teams to the audience at Cheltenham, enabling them to connect across both schools.
Matt Gill, Head of Science and Chemistry at Cheltenham, said "The symposium with Winchester is a highlight of the department calendar and gives our girls the valuable opportunity to research a scientific topic with boys from Winchester College that they present together. This year's event was a good experience for all - I've had positive feedback from the girls - despite the remote format."
Dr McCaw added, “I was impressed at the effort that the boys and girls put into their presentations and their enthusiasm on the day, particularly in overcoming the challenges of not being able to present together in person.” The standard of the presentations was very high, on topics ranging from robotics in medicine, to asymmetric synthesis, to gravitational waves.
28th April 2021
A boy in his final year has achieved a near-perfect score in the UK Chemistry Olympiad, and once again will represent his country in the international competition.
28th April 2021
On 28 April 2021, the College's political society welcomed the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP to a virtual event for boys and staff. The talk covered a diverse range of topics, from Mr Rees-Mogg's position as Leader of the House of Commons to his vision for the country and how to improve socio-economic equality.
25th March 2021
Winchester Maths Summer School 2021 will take place online for the second year. Aimed at Year 12 students from state schools, this course seeks to challenge and inspire students hoping to study mathematics at university.
7th December 2020
This term's Science Society lecture featured Nobel-prize winning, theoretical physicist, Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz.
19th September 2020
Science School has a diverse collection of fascinating objects, from an 18th-century microscope, fossils and taxidermy birds, to apparatus used to teach physics in the early 20th century. Twenty-four of the most interesting and unusual objects from the collection are now online.
22nd June 2020
English don Tom Quayle considers how literature bears "the indelible impression of its time" and what that might mean for the writing taking place during this turbulent period.