Sparsholt Primary School visited our Science Department earlier this week to see The Really Cool Show: a lecture by Physics teacher Dr Barron packed with demonstrations of what happens when you reduce the temperature of everyday materials to -196°C using liquid nitrogen. The 50 pupils had a smashing time with fruit, squash balls and flowers succumbing to the combination of cryogenics and a hammer.
The event was one of many in a Week of Wonder at Winchester College. The school runs numerous outreach activities and events all year. However, this week saw record numbers of local children coming onto the campus to extend their learning. More than 1,000 local primary school pupils attended a variety of expert talks, musical performances, dramatic opportunities, museum exploration, and a maths celebration. All the activities were oversubscribed - testament to both the quality of what was on offer and the positive approach of local teachers, keen to embrace these excellent opportunities.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
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.
1st June 2020
In our latest Thought for the Week, Dr Jamie Barron notes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought scientists into the spotlight, but that science by its nature sits uncomfortably with the world of the sound-bite.
21st May 2020
Looking ahead to the next Treasury exhibition, Dr Griffin considers the work of Sir Thomas Browne (OW), a physician renowned for his close observation of nature.
19th May 2020
This year, Winchester Maths Summer School will go ahead, virtually. 25 students from the maintained sector will enjoy maths challenges, get advice from current undergraduates, and prepare to study maths at university.
4th May 2020
In this article, Dr Cullerne hopes to shed some light on terminology and concepts discussed at daily Downing Street briefings and in doing so explain in non-technical language where we appear to be in this epidemic.