The Friends of Winchester College offer members a diverse programme of virtual events, full details of which can be seen in the list below.  Members can register and book online to attend these events.

Malcolm Hebron: Saturday 11 September, 11.00am - SAVE THE DATE
An Introduction to Drawing
Many artists have made rapid marks in response to places, either as preparation for further work or as pieces in their own right. We will have a go at learning some of their techniques. This is the kind of rough sketch you might do in the course of a walk, rather than an elaborate drawing taking hours. It certainly makes a change from photos on the phone! Suitable for beginners. Materials will be provided (though you are also welcome to bring your own). With Malcolm Hebron (English Department). Examples of his work can be seen here.
 
Stephen Venables: Thursday 23 September, 7.10pm - SAVE THE DATE
More than just a mountain
A commemoration of achievements of OWs Henry Moreshead, Guy Bullock and George Leigh-Mallory on Everest, 1921-1924. Stephen Venables is former President of the Alpine Club and Everest mountaineer and historian. There will be a private view of the Everest exhibition in the Eccles room in advance of the lecture in New Hall from 6.00pm. 
 Stephen Venables
 
Sir Dieter Helm: Wednesday 29 September, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
How should we tackle climate change & biodiversity: the economics & politics
Sir Dieter Helm (Fellow, 1993-03) is a Professor of Ecomonic Policy at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford. Dieter is Chairman of Natural Capital Research, developing natural capital models and assessments for the better use of land, and Honorary Vice President of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Sir Dieter gives the first lecture of our natural history and environment series in anticipation of COP26 in Glasgow. 
 
David Fellowes: Saturday 2 October, 12.30pm - SAVE THE DATE
The Story of War Cloister

by David Fellowes (I, 1963-67 and, inter alia, Director of The Friends - 2004-12)
David’s story tells of much wrangling among the Memorial Committee, of a famous Dinner in Amiens in November 1917, not far from the front and yet attended by the Headmaster, and includes some emotional passages, so you may wish to follow David’s example by bringing your handkerchief.

Jake Wallis Simons: Thursday 7 October, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
Jake is the editor of The Jewish Chronicle. He has written four novels, writes for The Spectator and was Foreign Editor for the Daily Mail, reporting from conflicts in the Middle East. He can frequently be seen on Sky News and heard on Radio 4.

Tim Christopherson: Friday 8 October, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
The Power of Nature to Help Solve the Climate Crisis
Tim is the Head of Nature for Climate Branhc, UN Environmental Programme (UNEP). Tim is an experienced leader and transformational change agent for sustainable development, with a history of working in international policy arena, public-private partnerships, fundraising and team building. He is a Chair of a global Partnership of 30+ leading organisations including World Bank, United Nations, Governments, and private sectors.

Friends Studium: Wednesday 13 October, 9.00am-1.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
For the second year, Friends can share in the College's Studium, a series of lectures in College. Speakers include Baroness Morgan, former Secreary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Wasfi Kani, founder of Grange Park Opera; Kate Phillips (Controller of Entertainment at the BBC); Nick Jenkins (founder of Moonpig); Colonel John Blashford Snell (founder of Operation Raleigh) and a host of leaders from the worlds of business, culture and politics.

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP: Thursday 14 October, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
Politics in 2021
Jeremy Hunt has been the MP for South West Surrey since 2005. He is a member of the Conservative Party and served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He identifies as a one-nation conservative. He was a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 leadership contest. 

Clare Fuller: Thursday 4 November, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
Unsettled Ground
Clare's critically acclaimed novel, Unsettled Ground, is on the shortlist for the Women's Proze for fiction 2021. Critics have called her the modern Thomas Hardy.
 
Malcolm Hebron: Thursday 11 November, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
Drawing from Holbein to Hockney
An introduction to drawing across the ages, from the Old Masters to contemporary art. We will ask what uses have been made of drawing in the practice of different artists and look at the sketches of some famous painters. But we will also consider the uses that drawing may have for us in our own lives, in helping us to learn, and to be mindful and more attentive to the world around us. The talk will be fully illustrated and draw on some of the College’s own treasures.
 
Tour of the Archives by Suzanne Foster: Thursday 25 November, 2.30pm - SAVE THE DATE
The group will visit the Lower Muniment Room situated in the north east corner of Chamber Court to see some of the oldest documents relating to the College and its foundation. We will then move on to Wiccamica Room, located above Fromond’s Chantry, to see the collection of memorabilia held there, particularly items relating to Win Coll Football.
Please note that both rooms are located in medieval towers and accessed via spiral staircases without handrails.
This will be followed by tea, coffee and biscuits in the Warden’s Drawing Room.
 
Advent Service: Sunday 5 December, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
The Advent Service at Winchester College is always a special occasion and opportunity to hear beautiful singing from Chapel Choir. 
 
Curt di Camillio: Tuesday 7 December, 7.00pm - SAVE THE DATE
English Country House
A lecture on the English Country house from Curt is unforgettable. His ability to share entertaining stories of art, architecture, family history, animals, humour makes him a stand-out lecturer. Join Curt and the College's art historians for an evening of fun, scandal and laughter. 
 
 

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.

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