Wykeham Day is the College's annual celebratory event for the whole school community. The name celebrates our founder, whilst also acknowledging the wide range of events and activities taking place that day.
There will be sporting contests, musical performances, and cultural exhibitions, with plenty of food and drink on offer. Every pupil will be involved in some aspect of the occasion, and we expect to welcome back many generations of Old Wykehamists, parents and friends of the College.
Parking is on Gater Field, off Garnier Road. Access is only available via Kingsgate Road.
- 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, incliding a fencing demonstration, an open chess competition, as well as children's taster sessions in both football and cricket.
Alongside these activities will be the cricket games synonymous with day, seeing 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.
This 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 - The Treasury, Musa, Michla will be showcasing exhibtions througout the day.
There will also be exhibitions displaying the College's copy of Shakespeare's first folio and its silver collection, as well as the history of music at the school at The Treasury.
Gardens - The College's beatutiful 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.
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.
5th July 2022
As the school celebrated the end of term and those leaving us, the Second Master reflected on the meaning of Domum and shared his advice with the latest generation of Wykehamists.