The school was looking its best under a sweltering sun for this year’s Wykeham Day as we welcomed over 1,500 parents, OW’s and future pupils and their families onto the College grounds. For many the day is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of old friends, catch up on the latest news from the school and watch or take part in a wide range activities, for others it is their first chance to see many areas of the school beyond the boarding houses.
The day started with the ceremonial unveiling of the repaired and reinvigorated “Humby Bollard” in St Michael’s Passage, complete with Latin verse, bagpipes and a guard of honour, and finished with the traditional Gun Run on Lavender Meads, this year won by Commoners. In amongst this were a huge array of performances, lectures, tours and exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. Highlights included expert talks, exhibitions of the College silver, paintings and photography, as well as first rate sport on the pitches, in the PE Centre and on the river for all to enjoy.
Music, as ever, was exceptional and ranged from recitals in Music School to Cantores Episcopi in War Cloister and finished with rousing jazz and rock performances on the stage in front of enthusiastic supporters.
A final mention must go to our wonderful caterers, Chartwells. Between the various houses and central catering they produced lunch for close to 2,500 people as well as match teas, packed lunches and an afternoon tea tent, near the main stage.
7th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Professor Paul Elkington MBE (Old Wykehamist) highlights how his work on researching and treating patients with tuberculosis led to the creation of an entirely new type of respirator hood, which is now standard issue at Southampton Hospital and 16 other NHS trusts. Instead of patenting their design, Paul's team put it out on the internet for anyone to copy.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
16th May 2023
After leaving the College, scholarship winner and music exhibitioner Thomas Sharrock, now at the University of Pennsylvania, reflects on his time in Winchester.
25th April 2023
A team of Winchester College pupils has won US$25,000 as runners-up in an international sustainability competition.
27th September 2022
A new flight simulator experience is now on offer to pupils in the CCF, thanks to the ingenuity of former pupil Gerard Cloke Browne.
6th September 2022
A team of pupils, jointly committed to their ideas behind their Investor Soc project, spent the summer putting their plans into action by supporting Impact Schools and teaching online.