The Friends of Winchester College offer members a diverse programme of events full details of which can be seen in the newsletter and diary of events each term.  Please also view the Music Diary.

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There is limited availability on most of our events and we often have a waiting list.  If you receive tickets but are no longer able to attend, please contact us so we can reallocate your seat.

November

How close can we get to an ethical foreign policy?
by Andrew Sparkes, Winchester Senior Fellow; Div; Global Perspectives, Winchester College
To be held on Thursday 12 September at 6.30pm in New Hall. 
Andrew will draw on his own experiences as a diplomat and Ambassador in conflict-ridden and corrupt countries, and also review the history of British involvement overseas in the 36 years since he joined the FCO (retiring after 32 to teach).  He will look particularly at where 'doing the right thing' and our more hard-nosed national interest coincide. Andrew will also touch on the one foreign policy area where Labour and the Conservatives differ - the right use of British Aid.

December

Advent Service
To be held on Sunday 8 December at 7.00pm in Chapel.
The Advent Service at Winchester is always a very special occasion and opportunity to hear beautiful singing from Chapel Choir.

January

Your Contribution to the Collections by Dr Richard Foster
To be held on Thursday 16 January at 6.30pm in New Hall. 
This event celebrates the significant contribution of the Friends to the College’s collections, in particular the recent restoration of the 18th century model of the warship Formidable, now on permanent display in New Hall. There will be a chance to see several recent additions to the Fellows’ Library, purchased with the help of the Friends, including first edition of Keats’s poems and books of madrigals by Thomas Weelkes. A short talk from Dr Richard Foster (Keeper of Collections) will discuss some of these new acquisitions as well as a number of conservation and cataloguing projects that have been supported by the Friends.

March

The Annunciation: A Pilgrim's Quest
To be held on Thursday 5 March at 6.30pm in New Hall.
A chance viewing of a picture hanging in London’s National Gallery inspired Mark Byford’s book The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest. The early-eighteenth-century painting by French artist, François Lemoyne, on loan from Winchester College, depicts the encounter between angel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary. That meeting may be a pivotal point in Christianity, but has the status and significance of the Annunciation been lost in today’s world? 
Award-winning journalist Mark Byford searches for the spiritual meaning of the biblical story through intimate conversations with more than a hundred senior clerics, world-renowned theologians, historians and artists. They speak as never before about the personal and profound impact that the annunciation story has had on their lives. It is a project of monumental scale, ambition and innovation, highly distinctive in its originality of approach and content.
Alongside the searching conversations, he traces the history of the annunciation story in Christianity as he travels around England, across the Continent and to the Holy Land, to stand before some of the greatest ever works of art. Byford’s three-year journey ends by revealing how the encounters have shaped his current beliefs and understanding.

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