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.

If you are a registered user, you can log in and book online for Friends' events.  Please allow up to 24 hours during business hours and up to two days during non-business hours for your new user registration to be processed.

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.


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.


Kenneth Clark Prize Final
To be held on Friday 28 February at 7.00pm in New Hall.
The adjudicator this year is Professor Anthony Geraghty, History of Art Department, University of York.
There is no need to register for this event.


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.

Tour of the Fellows' Library by Dr Richard Foster
To be held on Tuesday 24 March at 2.20pm, meeting at the Porter's Lodge.
We are very lucky to be able, once again, to invite a limited number of the Friends on a Fellows' Library Tour given by Richard Foster.

Tea will be served in the Warden's Lodgings after the tour.

For more information please contact The Friends of Winchester College.
T. +44 (0) 1962 621217

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