COVID-19 OUTBREAK
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the school has suspended external visitors, which includes OWs, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to welcome you back soon. The school's website has regular updates on precautions being taken in the school more widely. 

 

SAD NEWS: TIM PRIDE
OWs of younger generations will be very sorry to learn of the sudden death of Tim Pride, lay clerk of the cathedral and a wonderful manager of KPO. He was in very good heart as recently as Saturday 4 April and there is nothing to suggest that his death was related to the current coronavirus outbreak. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with his family at this time. He will be greatly missed.


SAD NEWS: BARBARA GILES
We regret to inform you that Barbara Giles, former house matron of Trant's and Beloe's, died on Saturday 21 March 2020, aged 94. For those members of staff and old boys who remember her please view her tribute page on the Much Loved website.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PATRICK MACLURE (I, 1952-57) HAS BEEN POSTPONED

The Maclure Family has decided to postpone the Memorial Service for Patrick  Maclure; this was due to take place next Saturday 21 March in Winchester College Chapel.  The service will be re-arranged for a future date which will be announced at a later date.

UNIQUE JOB OPPORTUNITY! DIRECTOR OF WIN COLL SOC
After six years of dedication Alex Roe (G, 1972-75) is retiring from his role as Director of Win Coll Soc. As a result, Winchester seeks to make an appointment to this key position at an early point. The full job description and application form can be found here.

RISHI SUNAK (H, 1993-98)
Many congratulations to Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Chancellor of The Exchequer.

 

WINCHESTER AT WAR

The school's Winchester at War site has been expanded, and now includes all those that served in Crimea, South Africa, WWI and WWII.


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 started using the new temporary Sports Facilities on Kingsgate Park.
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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STATEMENT
Following the recent coverage in the press of Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites’ offer to support our bursary work.
Read full statement here.
  

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

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