Wykeham Day is the College's annual celebratory event for the whole school community. The name commemorates our founder, whilst also acknowledging the wide range of events and activities that take place on the day.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Wykeham Day 2023. We welcomed over 1500 people, including past and future pupils and their families, for a day of sport, music, art, talks, tours and food in our annual celebration.
The day 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. The traditional Gun Run on Lavender Meads was won by Commoners. Music ranged from recitals in Music School to Cantores Episcopi in War Cloister and rousing jazz and rock performances.
Our caterers, Chartwells produced lunch for close to 2,500 people as well as match teas, packed lunches and an afternoon tea tent.
A day like this requires the support of the entire school, particularly Dons and pupils and we are grateful to their contributions across the campus.
You can view a selection of photos from the day here.
- Sports - Music - Lectures - Creative Arts - Exhibitions - Societies - Soundstage -
Wykeham Day carries with it a rich sporting history, and this year will be no different.
The day will feature a wide variety of sporting activities, including a fencing demonstration, an open chess competition, and a children's taster sessions in both football and cricket.
Alongside these activities will be the cricket games synonymous with the day, that see the Lords XI play against a team of Old Wykehamists.
Now a staple of Wykeham Day celebrations, a number of concerts will be available across the campus.
These will include performances from the College jazz quartet and jazz orchestra, as well as songs from the school rock band, The Notions.
Visitors will also be able to watch the College's close harmony group, Cantores Episcopi, perform in the beautiful surroundings of War Cloister.
Always providing for the curious mind, Wykeham Day will also play host to a range of talks and lectures (referred to as Pseudium).
Other activities held on the day will include a paintball range, a treasure hunt and the always popular Gun Run.
Exhibtions - Treasury, Musa, and Michla will be showcasing exhibtions throughout the day.
These will include a display of the College's copy of Shakespeare's First Folio and its silver collection in Treasury, and items illustrating the history of music at Winchester in Eccles Room.
Gardens - The College's beautiful gardens will be open to all on Wykeham Day, with our gardening team on hand to talk through their new approach to their stewardship, which aims to encourage biodiversity back to the campus.
Alongside the musical and sporting events, Wykeham Day will have a tented mall on Lavender Meads where visitors will be able to browse a range of stalls featuring College memorabilia, societies and other displays.
Other stalls will have both hot and cold lunches available, as well as serving afternoon tea and alcoholic beverages.
These tents will be open to all visitors from 10:30 to 16:00.
We invite our younger guests to join our special events throughout the day.
10.00 to 16.00
Children's Treasure Hunt, New Field
11.30 - 12.45 & 14.30 - 15.45
Children's football taster session, Doggers Outfield
11.30 - 12.45 & 14.30 - 15.45
Children's cricket taster session, PSD Nets
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.
20th June 2023
The whole school community, including past and future pupils and families, gathered for a day of sport, music, art, talks, tours and food in our annual celebration, Wykeham Day.
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.