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June 2017 

Memorial Service for James Sabben-Clare (Coll, 1954-60), Former Headmaster
A memorial service for James Sabben-Clare was held in Chapel on Saturday, 24 June.
Read Address from Matthew Sabben-Clare
Read Address from Tommy Cookson

OW Cricketer News
Sunday 25th  June 2017: OWCC beat Tonbridge by 49 runs. Quarter final v. Eastbourne is to be played at Winchester on Sunday 9th July.

May 2017 

War Cloister given Grade I listed status
Read news article

Memorial Service for Adam Ridley (K, 1951-55)
Adam Ridley (K,1951-55) a bass in the choir for 51 years until 2011, has died aged 79. There will be a memorial service for him at St Mary Magdalene Church in Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1SN on Wednesday May 31 at 2.30 pm. The church is between Paradise Road (use Church Walk) and George Street (use Church Court by Tesco). Some of his friends from The Bach Choir will sing a couple of items in the service and will be conducted by Adam's brother Giles (K1959-64). Adam's son Caspar (K, 1980-85) will contribute too.

Jason Dodd (Soccer Professional and ex-captain of Southampton FC)
Our very own Jason Dodd (our soccer professional and ex-captain of Southampton FC at Winchester College)  will be on TV this  evening (Thursday 11 May) on ‘Match Of The Day: The Premier League Show’. The half hour programme starts at 10pm on BBC2. The  interview, which took place in Hunter Tent, looking out onto the fields, forms part of a piece on the rise of the south coast football clubs.

April 2017


Raymond George Humphrey (Staff, 1953-79)
We regret to inform you that Raymond George Humphrey died on 22 April 2017, aged 100.

His funeral will be in Chapel at 2pm on Thursday 11 May: Choral Eucharist with music from Fauré Requiem.

Winchester College Tablemats and Coasters
To place your order for Winchester College tablemats and coasters please complete and return the Order Form.

         Winchester College Table Mat    Table Mat 2


Memorial Service for James Sabben-Clare (Coll, 1954-60), Former Headmaster
A memorial service for James Sabben-Clare will be held in Chapel on Saturday, 24 June at 2:30pm. As a large gathering is expected, accommodation in Chapel may become limited. Therefore, to assist with catering, and if you wish to ensure a seat within the Chapel, please email Winchester College Society and a ticket guaranteeing a seat in Chapel will be issued to you. No one is discouraged from attending on the day if they do not have a ticket: an overflow facility will be available.

February 2017 

Colonel Henry AG Brooke MC (I, 1936-41) died on 4 February 2017
The funeral and memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2017 at St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea, SW3 2QF with refreshments afterwards.

January 2017

Sir David Clementi Appointed as Chair of BBC
On 10 January 2017 Downing Street confirmed that Sir David Clementi (E, 1962-67) and former Warden has been appointed Chair of the BBC. Read more.


Reunion in Lagos
We have just had a Lagos reunion for Wincoll alumni spanning across a great range. Please find below a picture of all of the attendees and the names below starting left then going around the table clockwise:

Lagos Reunion 2017

Tosin Osibodu (Cooks), Obinna Okwodu (Cooks), Imran Adeeyo (Cooks),
Daghe Osime (Phils), Ife Bakare (Chawkers), Ladi Oladitan (head of the table), (Chawkers), Adeniyi Coker (Phils), Ade Okuwoga (Cooks), Adesoye Kuye (Cooks),
Osita Ighodaro (Furleys), Ademide Ajayi (Chawkers)

October 2016

Thanksgiving Service for Peter Luttman-Johnson (C, 1933-38)
There will be a thanksgiving service at 3pm on Monday, 31 October at St Mary’s Church, Petworth, The family has asked for no black.
Read Obituary.

David Thouless (Coll, 1947-52) Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics
Read press release

September 2016

Treasury Opening
The College's new museum of art and archaeology was officially opened on the 22 September by Dr Ralph Townsend (Headmaster, 2005-2016). Over the past 15 months the medieval Warden's Stables have been converted into a permanent home for Winchester's collections.

Treasury Outside

Winchester College Treasury

Among the objects on display are Chinese ceramics, ancient Greek pottery, casts of classical sculptures, early English silver and stained glass. The museum - to be known as Treasury - is already being used by pupils and will open to the public for four afternoons each week, beginning on the 22 October.

You can purchase tickets online.

Thanksgiving Service 
The thanksgiving service for the life of Francis Patrick Vere ‘Pat’ Barker (G, 1943-47) will be held at 2pm on Friday 30 September at St Mary the Virgin Church, Chessington.

August 2016

The Southern Campus Development Project
The next significant project that Winchester College will be embarking upon is the Southern Campus Development Project, which includes Kingsgate Park. It is anticipated that planning permission will be submitted in late 2016 and if all proceeds to plan, enabling works on site will commence in Summer 2017, with actual construction getting underway in the Summer of 2018. Read more. 

Southern Campus Development Artists Impression

George Nash (K, 2002-07) wins Gold at Rio Olympics
George Nash has won a gold medal in the Men's Coxless Four at the Rio Olympics, improving on the bronze he won in London. He is the first Wykehamist Olympic Champion for 96 years and the first to win a medal at two separate Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016

His crew was described by no less than Sir Steve Redgrave as the 'best four we've (GB) produced'. George has now won gold for GB at U16, U18, U23, World Championships and Olympics and has won a world or Olympic title every year since, and including 2013. Read more. 

June 2016

Winchester composer and Winchester College Quiristers launch CD
Winchester composer David Lol Perry’s innovative ‘Three Wings’ featuring Winchester College Quiristers, is out now on CD and download. Read more.

May 2016

The Beards
Win Coll rock band 'The Beards' recently reunited for their first live performance since 1996 following a successful recording session in Harlow in 2014. The band, consisting of Robin Cooch (F, 1989-94), Gerard McLachlan (F, 1989-94), Hamish Phillips (H, 1990-95), Christopher Thomson (B, 1989-94) and Jonathan Fayers (D, 1990-95), and managed by Roderick Black (F, 1989-94), performed at the Fiddler's Elbow in Camden, London, on 22 May. In attendance were many OWs including Julian Ebel (F, 1990-95), Luis Dos Santos (D, 1990-95), James Davies (F, 1989-94), Thomas McLachlan (D, 1996-01), Nadim Dimechkie (H, 1990-95), Thomas Tibbets (F, 1992-94), David Luyombya (B, 1989-94), Hughie Philips (H, 1993-98) and Andrew Beejay (D, 1989-94), as well as guests from St. Swithuns and Peter Symonds among others. 

The possibility of an OTH-Commoner hot was discussed outside The Grafton pub in Camden but was prevented from occurring by members of the band's brass section. The Beards would like to thank all OWs in attendance and are sincerely hoping that it is not another 20 years until they get to perform together again. 

OWs who were unable to attend but would like to keep in touch with the band can reach them on Facebook.   

April 2016

Treasury Update
The junior boys in School were asked to come up with ideas of what might be included in a time capsule to be buried in the new Treasury. In addition to a Short roll and a Pictorial roll they requested a pair of the Headmaster’s distinctive tortoiseshell spectacles! One div group imagined Wykehamists opening the box again in 50 years time and  wrote ‘letters to the future’ explaining what life is like at the school in 2016. The spot will be marked with a plaque so the capsule is not forgotten.

Treasury Time Capsule

March 2016

Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of The Rt Hon The Lord Howe of Aberavon CH PC QC St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey Tuesday, 3 May 2016 at Noon

To register for tickets, please complete all fields on the attached form and return it (together with an SAE) to: Memorial, 2 Cranes Croft Road, Norwich, NR7 8UDto arrive no later than Thursday, 24 March 2016.

Tickets (subject to availability) will be issued by 22 April 2016. Entrance is from 11.20am. Please be seated by 11.45am. Dress Code: Lounge Suit or Day Dress.

February 2016

Sir Jeremy Morse (K, 1942-46)
We are very sad to announce the death of Sir Jeremy Morse (K,1942-46), Fellow (1967-83), Warden (1987-97).

Details of memorial services will be announced in due course.

Read Obituary - Source: The Telegraph

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