STATEMENT
Following the recent coverage in the press of Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites’ offer to support our bursary work.
Read full statement here.
 

PATRICK MACLURE (I, 1952-57; SECRETARY OF WYKEHAMIST SOCIETY, 1988-04; AIDE TO THE WARDEN AND HEADMASTER 2004-14)
We regret to inform you that Patrick Maclure died on Saturday evening, 28 September, aged 80. A loyal servant of the school and a good friend and mentor to all of us at Win Coll Soc.


TEMPORARY SPORTS FACILITIES

Winchester is delighted to announce that from Wednesday 11 December 2019 the boys will be using the new temporary Sports Facilities on Kingsgate Park. The move will take place progressively over the next couple of weeks and there will be a short closure of the PEC to facilitate the moves.

The new facilities will open for Members and Hirers from Saturday 14 December.

This move will come with some inevitable disruption so can I thank you in advance for your forbearance.

We are delighted to be entering the next chapter in this exciting project. This will involve the demolition of the old PEC and the start of construction of the new centre in 2020.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM IS OPEN
Hidden in amongst the trees, in the corner of Meads, and next to the Logie burn Itchen carrier, is the recently opened Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom. This wonderful new learning area has been created in memory of Cameron (C, 2011 – 13) who tragically died far too young. From an early age, Cameron was passionate about the world around him and his family is keen to ensure that outdoor learning is an important element of a Winchester education. This project has been entirely funded by the generosity of donors.

The ode 'To Autumn', one of Keats's greatest poems, was inspired by his walks in the countryside around Winchester, which apparently included the path that runs along the opposite side of the river. Current boys and future generations of Wykehamists will without a doubt be as inspired and will share in Cameron’s passion for the countryside around him.

 

This space is not just for those whose subjects are related to the great outdoors but is available to everyone who wishes to learn, surrounded by nature. The amphitheatre style seating caters for up to 30 people and the new pontoon encourages the boys to really explore the river and the life within. As well as being available for the school community, it will also be used by our many visiting school groups.

 

Take a look at the photos taken at the opening

 

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HEADMASTER'S LETTERS 
Short Half 2019 View here.
Cloister Time 2019 View here.
Common Time 2019 View here.

COUNTRYFILE TEAM VISIT WINCHESTER COLLEGE
Retracing Keat's footsteps with the BBC Countryfile team for their Autumn special, to be aired on Sunday 3 November. They started in our Treasury museum's exhibition and ended with the Wayfarer's Dole.

Countryfile team with Mark Sankey River KeeperCountryfile team with Mark Sankey, River Keeper

PETER STORMONTH DARLING (C, 1945-50)
We deeply regret to announce that Peter died peacefully on Monday 16 September. He is survived by Charlotte and his daughters Christa, Iona, and Arabella. He will be remembered as a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and a hugely generous Old Wykehamist. A memorial service will be held in early 2020. Donations to Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Peter Stormonth DarlingPeter Stormonth Darling  (C, 1945-50)

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