The Friends of Winchester College was formed in 1989 with the objective of forming closer bonds between the School, the local community, parents, staff, Wykehamists and past visitors through the arrangement of special events, and by generally encouraging local residents to take part in school activities.  

Benefits of Membership

  • Invitations to lectures and occasional social events arranged by The Friends.
  • Attendance at other school events: plays, concerts, films, Chapel Services - details of which are given in the Friends' termly newsletter.
  • Free guided tours of the school, with reduced rates for their guests.
  • Above all, perhaps, a feeling of ‘belonging' to an ancient, beautiful and much-admired institution.

The Friends of Winchester College Leaflet
You can download and read the leaflet by clicking on the image below.

Friends of Winchester College Leaflet

Events
Please see The Friends events page for more information.

Lectures
The Friends offer wide variety of lectures and events throughout the year, ranging from jazz evenings to talks on Milton and Shakespeare. A particular highlight is the Kenneth Clark competition when six boys, chosen out of the entire of the sixth form, present short lectures on artists of their choosing. The standard of performance is remarkably high.

A new feature of the 2020-2021 programme is that we have been given permission (once Covid allows) to hold drinks parties before talks in areas of the College not generally open to the public, for example the dons’ Common Room gardens. This will add much to what we offer, allowing the Friends to meet and enjoy a drink in spectacular surroundings before an event.

For more information please see the The Friends events page.    

Friends

The Friends Newsletter and Diary of Events
View the current Friends Newsletter and Diary of Events.

For more information please contact Winchester College Society.
Email
T. +44 (0)1962 621266



MEMBERSHIP FEES

Life                                               Annual
Joint £1690 (age under 55)                     Joint £75
Individual £1000 (age under 55)          Individual £50
Joint £1265 (age 55-64)
Individual £750 (age 55-64)
Joint £845 (age 65-74)
Individual £500 (age 65-74)
Joint £420 (age 75 and over)
Individual £250 (age 75 and over)

Gift Aid
The Friends, being part of Winchester College which carries full charitable status, are able to derive benefit from any subscriptions paid under Gift Aid. The value of such payments to both the member and the charity itself cannot be stressed enough. Gift Aid form

Join or Renew Membership
If you would like to join The Friends of Winchester College or renew your membership please complete and submit the online application form.

Alternatively you can download and print the form here and return by post with the completed direct debit mandate and Gift Aid form, if applicable.

Friends Poster

Committee Members
Adam Rattray, Director 
Caroline St Leger-Davey, Chairman, past parent
Simon Taylor (F, 1970-74) , past parent
Maryanne Burkill, current parent
Rosemary Walker, Friend
Karen Carpenter, Administrator

 

 

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Winchester College Society, Donovan's, 73 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE
Registered Charity no. 1139000