School returns

The Warden's flag is normally only flown when he is in residence. To welcome Wykehamists back after their long exile from Winchester, the Warden has asked that it be flown all week.

An invitation from College Canvas

Whether you call it Win Co Fo or Winkies, the delayed season has started late, but will come to a rapid climax when XVs is played between Commoners and OTH on Friday 26 March, the last day of term. You can watch the game here.  Even if you can’t sneak away from your Zoom meetings for an hour to see it live, the link will remain long enough for you to catch up later. 

A picture from the shoot from the stump

In May 2019, we ran a story, A shoot from the stump, about the gradual replacement of plane trees on Meads. The original article can be read here and describes Sir Richard Storey’s (H, 1950-55) generosity in funding the project. He also commissioned the artist Emily Patrick to capture the occasion of planting and an image of her painting of Meads can be seen below. In addition to funding the planting, Sir Richard has generously donated this picture to the College. It will be displayed in a public place once visitors are welcome again. 

Tree planting on Meads
Images of other paintings by Emily Patrick of subjects in and around the College can be seen here. High quality prints of the pictures can be arranged. View website.

Forthcoming events for Old Wykehamists:
Div Hours
The first online OW Div Hour took place on Thursday 22 April. This was for OWs aged between 25 and 35, and their Div Don for the evening was Mr Andy Sparkes, the Head of Div.  

There will be a second OW Div Hour towards the end of Cloister Time for an older OW cohort. Dr Laurence Guymer, currently Head of MP and V Book Div, and Housedon elect of Beloe’s, will take the Hour. Please wait for the invitation in Cloister Time.

Fellows Library Teaching

Old Chawkerite Evening

Early in Cloister Time, we will broadcast a programme for Chawkerites of all vintages. There will be film footage of the interior of the House with James Hodgins (Housedon since 2009) and Rupert Hill (F, 1967 – 72) as your guides. Together with live and recorded conversations with James and former Housedons David Baldwin (1981 - 96) and Nick MacKinnon (1996 - 09), we hope you will join us for an hour of nostalgia. Invitations and further details will be issued in Cloister Time. 

An update on Winchester College in the 21st Century

Following the announcement of the vision for the school, Winchester College in the 21st Century, the school has begun its consultation process, seeking views and advice from its many stakeholders. The process starts with the parent body and, during the last week of Common Time, current parents will have the chance to attend workshops led by the Warden, Headmaster and others. Additionally, there will be extensive articles and interviews with the Warden and Headmaster in the Wykeham Journal (published in April) and The Trusty Servant (May), which will explain more of the background to the Governing Body’s decision. The Warden has also written the attached letter to all Old Wykehamists, which anticipates some of what you will read in due course, but answers two of the most persistent questions raised already. Further news about the consultation process for OWs will follow after Easter.


Wine Tastings

Simon Taylor (F, 1970 – 74), managing director of Stone, Vine and Sun will be taking a group of Old Wykehamists on a virtual tour of Cape vineyards on 18 March. Cases of wine were delivered around the country last week and the excitement mounts. Numbers were limited for this event and tickets were sold out very quickly, we are sorry if you missed out on this occasion.

We are planning to hold another wine tasting evening in the summer, so please look out for the invitation in Cloister Time. 

Simon Taylor Wine

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