The Kenneth Clark Prize is competed for by all members of the Sixth Form. Pupils choose a work of art to present on, competing in their Div classes for a place in the semi-finals, from which six are chosen for the final. In front of a packed audience, including leading figures from the art world, pupils took us on a journey from Hockney's Californian beaches and Beverly Hills housewives by Seb, to Douglas' persuasive argument that Oliver Byrne's 1847 books on Euclid must be considered a work of art.
Our adjudicator, Dr. John Goodall of Country Life, had a difficult task in reaching his decision of gold, silver and bronze medals, which he awarded to Mike W., Lloyd D-G. and Darcy G.
Speaking without notes or pausing, Mike's fluent and impressive presentation on Impression III, Concert by Wassily Kandinsky (1911) took home the top prize. In a ten-minute virtuoso display of public speaking, Mike discussed the Russian-born artist and his work. A pioneer of abstraction, Kandinsky is a difficult artist to explain but Mike managed the task with insight and skill, showing us how the discordant notes of Arnold Schoenburg' piano compositions were translated by Kandinsky into colours and forms.
It was a memorable evening in tribute to the College's most famous art historian son, Kenneth Clark (1903-83, B).
Seb F., Beverly Hills Housewife, David Hockney, acrylic on canvas (1966-7)
Cecily M., Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, Artemisia Gentileschi, oil on canvas (1616-1618)
Douglas P., The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, Oliver Byrne (1847)
Lloyd D-G., Stańczyk, Jan Matejko, oil on canvas (1862)
Darcy G., Can't Help Myself, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, Guggenheim (2016)
Mike W., Impression III, Concert, Wassily Kandinsky (1911)
14th March 2023
Professor Brian Cox delivered the annual Duncan Louis Stewart lecture in March 2023 focusing on cosmology and developments in the study of black holes.
12th March 2023
In early March, pupils from Winchester College attended the 2023 Tonbridge Science Conference where they took in talks from keynote speakers, and delivered their own presentations.
7th March 2023
Following a College best performance in the 2022 paper, pupils taking part in this year's exam reach new heights.
6th March 2023
For the Spring Concert, the Chamber Orchestra performed a Beethoven piano concerto, whilst Glee Club chose Schubert's Mass No 3.
28th February 2023
A team of Sixth Form pupils has been selected as Earth Prize Finalists in the 2023 global competition.
27th February 2023
Two teams of Sixth Form pupils from Winchester have entered the European Space Agency's CanSat competition.