Winchester Maths Summer School returns in 2023 with stretching mathematical content and an exciting atmosphere, with unique opportunities for pupils to spend time with each other and the course leaders.
The residential course is open to Year 12 students from maintained sector schools who are considering studying maths at university. It provides an opportunity to explore the subject in a beautiful setting, with a small group of like-minded young people. The course will be led by specialist maths teachers from Winchester College, supported by undergraduate and graduate students from leading universities.
This year’s Summer School will run from 17:00 on Monday 3 July to 12:30 on Saturday 8 July. The theme is ‘Proof in Mathematics’ and students will explore methods of proof including induction, contradiction and direct argument, and study examples from geometry, combinatorics, number theory and more.
A typical day involves two 90 minute sessions before lunch, followed by 90 minutes of problem-solving in small groups. There is a shorter session before dinner and a range of evening activities. The course offers participants plenty of freedom to develop their own interests under the guidance of a teacher or university maths student, as well as to receive advice about university admissions and how maths is used in industry. There is also time to relax, have fun and explore the city as well as the historic, 14th century campus.
The Summer School is academically demanding but it is a supportive, informal atmosphere. Typically 30 students attend the course and are accommodated in a mix of single and double rooms. Students are asked to contribute £450 towards the cost of the week; however bursaries are available.
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.
26th September 2023
On 21 September, a group of College pupils attended the Engineering Your Future Conference at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
9th June 2023
Dr Cullerne, Head of Faith Circles, delivered last Friday's address in Chapel inspired by a talk in Faith Circels given by a pupil, entitled 'Blind Faith'.
22nd May 2023
A mock General Election was held at the College as part of the Widening Perspectives society's aim to expose pupils to a wide range of views and opinions.
9th May 2023
We are delighted to be taking part in the National Garden Scheme’s 'Open Garden' weekend again this year.
“A fantastic experience, with great speakers and a ton of genuinely helpful advice about further studies. It was fun to be able to work on so much challenging maths with like-minded people. ”