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.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM IS COMPLETE
Great news the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom is complete. Funded entirely by donations, including the Bespolka family’s very generous challenge gift, in memory of their son Cameron (C, 2011 – 13) who tragically died in 2013. 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 part of a Winchester education.

Set in a secluded spot on Meads the outdoor classroom makes the most of the stunning Winchester setting. Inspiring future generations of Wykehamists to share in Cameron’s passion for the outdoors.The outdoor classroom

The official opening will be on the 22 October 2019. Hopefully, the weather will be kind, but it is designed for use in all conditions.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this wonderful project, including the Bespolka family and the parents' committee who fundraised for this in 2018.
Pontoon overlooking the Itchen

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.

WINCHESTER HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
Over four days Winchester College hosted 11 events as part of the Heritage Open Days festival in September.  

This year’s programme included tours of the College, War Cloister, the Archives, the Fellows’ Library, and the Science Collections. There was also an Open Rehearsal with the Quiristers, and Treasury was open each day. There were also four talks: Winchester Poet Power: 'The Path to Keats’ Autumn by the Headmaster, Shifting Sands in news coverage by Alastair Stewart, A tale of two royal charters by Professor Simon Keynes, and The Black Death by Professor Mark Bailey; each hosted in New Hall.

It was a fantastic opportunity to share the school's many treasures with the wider public and each tour was completely sold out and the talks full. (A selection of photos from the weekend opposite)

JULIAN SMITH: THANKSGIVING SERVICE
On Saturday 29 June, a Service of Thanksgiving was held for Julian Smith (Co Ro, 1953-92; visiting singing teacher until 2012). Here is the Order of Service and here is the link to the video.

HEADMASTER'S LETTER CLOISTER TIME 2019
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HEADMASTER'S LETTER COMMON TIME 2019
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WINCHESTER COLLEGE APPOINTS 48TH WARDEN TO CHAIR ITS GOVERNING BODY
Wednesday 3rd April 2019: The Governing Body of Winchester College has elected Sir Richard Stagg (G, 1969-73) to serve as Warden of the College with effect from 1st September 2019 upon the retirement of Mr Charles Sinclair (B, 1961-66).

Read the press release.
View more information on The Governing Body of Winchester College, known as the Warden and Fellows.

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