Friends of Winchester College

This organisation 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.  

Here is the current newsletter and diary of events.

Download the Friends of Winchester College leaflet.

Please also view the Music Diary.

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

If you are a 
registered user, you can now log in and book online for Friends events.  Please allow two business days for your registration to be processed. 

Lectures: four lectures are held in the two winter terms at Win Coll in Short Half and Common Time.  Lecturers range from famous or infamous Old Wykehamists, to renowned speakers on a wide variety of subjects.  Lectures are usually held in the historic surroundings of School, the 17th Century schoolroom of Winchester College, and are preceded by a glass of wine.    

John Lang

                            Christopher Seaman with Friends of WinColl                   

Rear Admiral John Lang DL (left)                      Christopher Seaman (right) with Friends of Win Coll
Lecture: Threads in a Trade Route Tapestry      Lecture: Insdie Conducting

Concert in Music School
This annual concert, as a thank-you for Friends support, has become a firm favourite with music lovers who appreciate the talent and skill of the School's young performers. 

Tours are held in Common Time of specific areas within the campus such as the Archives, Treasury and Wiccamica room.

Tour of Treasury Dec 2017

Friends meet the Curator in Treasury


ANNUAL £50 £75
LIFE £1000  under 55
£750    55 - 64
£500    65 - 74
£250    75 and over

£1690   under 55
£1265   55 - 64
£845     65 - 74
£420     75 and over

If you would like to join the Friends, or renew your membership, please complete 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.

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

If you would like to order a copy of the Mozart 200th Anniversary CD, or the Quiristers' 1988 reissued CD, please complete the relevant order form.

Committee Members
Michael Wallis, Director of Friends
Caroline St Leger-Davey (past parent)
Guy Boney, (E, 1958-63 and past parent)
Simon Beloe, Chairman (I, 1958-63 and past parent)
Simon Taylor (F, 1970-74 and past parent) 
Karen Carpenter (Friends Administrator) 

T. +44 (0)1962 621266

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