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.
5th May 2021
Winchester's new Head of Educational Partnerships explains how the school is aiming to reach even more pupils, particularly those in areas of economic disadvantage, with a programme of outstanding and inspirational opportunities.
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.
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.
30th November 2020
Every year Winchester and Cheltenham Ladies' College pupils work in teams to deliver presentations at a Science Symposium for their peers. 2020 required more technology than usual but was as rewarding as ever.