In September 2019, a group of pupils began working on a display, A Treasure of Knowledge: Thomas Browne and the Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century, originally planned to open in April 2020. It looks at the life and works of Thomas Browne, a physician, author, natural historian, and collector, who studied at the College in the early 17th century.
Due to the current circumstances, the museum display has been delayed but a new online exhibition allows visitors to explore the display, and ultimately will complement the experience of those able to visit once the Treasury reopens.
The digital exhibition is hosted on Cabinet: an online platform built by Oxford researchers to facilitate the use of objects and images in teaching. On the front page are the different parts, or ‘units’, of the exhibition.
By clicking on a unit’s banner, the user is taken to a selection of objects. In addition to high-quality images of the exhibits, exploration of select objects is enhanced through interactive annotations, links to podcasts, and videos that reveal more about the world in which Thomas Browne lived.
18th March 2022
On Tuesday 15 March 2022, a plaque was unveiled in Cloister, commemorating Sir Thomas Browne (OW).
15th February 2022
A masterpiece by one of the leading artists of the eighteenth century – François Lemoyne’s Annunciation (1727) – has returned to Winchester College after ten years on loan.
19th July 2021
A new publication explores the College's collection of medieval glass. Created across a period of significant artistic change, they demonstrate the development of stained glass production techniques and the Gothic style from the mid-thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.
5th July 2021
In anticipation of a new Everest exhibition in Treasury this September, Mr Bill Norton, son of explorer and mountaineer Edward Norton spoke to pupils and staff about the challenges and team dynamics of the 1921 expedition.
18th January 2021
As part of its extensive collections, the school has around 500 watercolours and drawings from the 18th to 20th centuries, which have now been digitised to make them accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
20th October 2020
In the final instalment of our focus on Wordsworth, in this 250th anniversary year of his birth, we reveal a previously undiscovered treasure within the school's collection.