Winchester Match is the descendant of two earlier events - Eton Match (known as Winchester Day from 2001) and Wykeham Day.
Eton Match was the annual cricket match between Eton and Winchester held at each school alternately. It was originally just the cricket match, held over two days, with a dinner or concert or dance on one of the evenings.
In the mid-1960s, it was still mainly a cricket match but when held at Winchester it also included exhibitions and displays.
It became a one day event in 1985 and from 1991, it became the event we would recognise today and, in 2000, was more formally recognised as a school open day. In 2001, the name changed - Eton Match became Winchester Day. Wykeham Day started in 1996 and was held in September as an open day for OWs.
Things changed again in 2013 when Wykeham Day and Winchester Day were amalgamated to become Winchester Match; a celebratory day open to all members of the school, OWs, staff and former staff.
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.
4th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, former alumni, General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff discusses how a Winchester education provided him with the ability to think outside the box - a skill tested throughout his career.
30th March 2021
John Keats died 200 years ago of tuberculosis. He stayed in Winchester in 1819, his most productive year as a poet. While here he took regular walks in the water meadows and wrote “Ode to Autumn” after walking along the river to the Hospital of St Cross. This article looks at his time in Winchester and the disease which would eventually 'take his breath away'.
29th September 2020
To mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, Fellows' Librarian Richard Foster explains the importance of one of the school's latest acquisitions.
7th September 2020
Celebrating our history, buildings, people and collections, the school announces two new films and a podcast as part of this year's Heritage Open Days.
26th June 2020
There is always something to celebrate at Winchester College and the last couple of years have been particularly full of significant anniversaries - the opening of the boarding houses and the conversion of Commoners into classrooms - and this summer sees the 150th anniversary of the opening of Moberly Library.