Last week Makyth Ventures, (the College's entrepreneurship and innovation hub) hosted a successful two-day event in collaboration with LSE Generate, the London School of Economics' entrepreneurship hub, to mark the end of its stimulating autumn term agenda.
During the first day of the event, aspiring entrepreneurs from both LSE and Winchester College attended keynote presentations around the topics of leadership and venture building delivered by Major-General Jonathan Shaw, one of the Governors of the School, and Laura-Jane Silverman, Head of LSE Generate. Following these presentations, a number of Makyth Ventures' pupils were invited to attend a networking dinner where they had a chance to connect with the LSE entrepreneurs and their panel of investors.
Throughout the second day, pupils had a unique opportunity to attend real-life pitches where LSE entrepreneurs were competing for a chance to win funding of up to £20,000. An incredible array of businesses were presented, from a community-building platform on blockchain to mental health marketplaces.
In this spirit of innovation and impact, pupils also used this opportunity to present some of their own work, addressing the audience on the value of ESG investing, and sharing advice on building and activating communities around business missions.
Makyth Ventures looks forward to more exciting events in the new year, including a hackathon in collaboration with the London Business School Entrepreneurship Society, and the College's first pitching competition.
14th June 2022
Pupils working towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Awards have just returned from challenging expeditions to the Peak District and the Lake District. Their volunteering work for the scheme has also been recognised by the Award body.
11th June 2022
Following a year-long programme of CPD for teachers run by the Physics department, the annual Festival of Physics will be taking place at Winchester College on Saturday 9 July.
11th June 2022
On Tuesday 24 May, the Warden held a dinner in the Lodgings to mark the award of an MBE, given to Tommy Cookson for services to education.
7th June 2022
Sixth Form entrant Dev Sharma has been named Volunteer of the Year in the Your UK Parliament Awards 2022, for his work on tackling junk food advertising to children and young people.
13th May 2022
To mark the end of their collaboration as part of the Empower programme, the College's Creative Writing Society met the pupils from Winton Community Academy, to share their writing and explore different techniques and approaches.
10th May 2022
An excited audience of over 300 gathered in Flint Court for ‘Resilience 2022’, a sustainable fashion show in aid of local children’s charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace.