The Win Coll Soc News page is updated regularly.  If you would like to contribute, please contact us.
T. +44 (0)1962 621217


April 2018

Winchester College triumph in Halford Hewitt Cup
We are extrmely proud to be able to tell you that Winchester College are this year's Halford Hewitt Cup Winners, having last won 70 years ago!
As the Golf Masters started across the pond the largest true amateur golf tourment in the world got underway at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, the Halford Hewitt Cup.

Halford Hewitt Cup 2018                                      The winning Winchester College Team

64 Schools from across England and Scotland fielded 5 pairs of old boys. The Old Wykehamist team, represented by James Cameron (K, 2003-08), Claudio Consul (C, 2000-02), Mark Coulman (K,1977-82), Tom Hawkings,(G, 1976-81) Nick Holt (F,1993-98), Tim Lewis(F, 2003-08), Jack Keating (C 2009-14), Richard Sanders (K, 1984-89), Dino Varkey (D, 1994-99) and Jay Varkey (D, 1998-03) won through 5 rounds to face Ampleforth in the final on Sunday afternoon; duly dispatched by 4/1.

In winning, they lost only five games in 6 rounds, went down the 18th only twice and once only into extra holes.

March 2018

Winchester College volunteers get stuck in for wildlife
A group of enthusiastic senior boys from Winchester College have been volunteering their time to improve local nature reserves and other green spaces for wildlife. Read more.

Wykeham Journal 2017
Read the latest edition.

Memorial Services
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held for Hubert Doggart (E, 1938-43) in Chichester Cathedral on Friday 27th April at 2pm.

A Memorial Service will be held for Sir Martin Nourse (D, 1945-50) on Wednesday 9 May at 5pm at Lincoln's Inn.

January 2018

Memorial Services
Hugh Ashton (E, 1943-48) to be held on Friday 9th February at St Lawrence Jewry, London, EC2, at 3pm, and afterwards at Skinners Hall, London, EC4.

Winchester College bagpipers entertain residents at Burns lunch
Read more.

December 2017

Sam Lupton (Q, 2003-09), former Head Quirister;
Music Director, Out Of The Blue Capella Group
Merry Xmas Everybody, Out of the Blue’s Charity Single launched in aid of Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice, based in Oxford.

End of term newsletter from the Headmaster to parents
Read more.

New Annual Ticket for Winchester College Treasury
The new annual ticket for Treasury provides an unlimited number of visits to the Museum for one year from the date of purchase, which means you can drop in at any time during normal opening hours. Be the first to view the constantly changing programme of exhibitions, chat to the Curator and support the unique collections for future generations.
More information.

Memorial Service for Colin Badcock (Coll, 1939-43), Former Housemaster and Former Fellow
A memorial service will be held for Colin Badcock on Saturday 20 January 2018 at 2.30pm in Winchester College Chapel, followed by refreshments in New Hall.

Please register online if you would like to attend this service.

October 2017

Distinguished artist John Virtue to exhibit new work,
‘The Sea - new miniature paintings’ at Winchester College

Open from 24th November to 8th December 2017, an exhibition of John Virtue’s ‘The Sea - new miniature paintings’ will be on display to the public for the first time in the Angelus Gallery at Winchester College featuring a series of 31 new paintings. Read more.

The Fundraising Regulator
Winchester College has registered with The Fundraising Regulator. In addition, the General Data Protection Regulation working group meets termly to ensure that the School complies with the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA). It is also working towards compliance with the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will become law in May 2018, and the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), which became law in 2017.

September 2017

Heritage Open Days: 9 and 10 September 2017
Winchester College Treasury, housing the outstanding collections of art and archaeology  will be open 10.30am to 4pm on Saturday, and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday. Tickets available from Kingsgate Books & Prints, Kingsgate Arch.

Rtvik Patel (Coll 2016-), whose IQ is higher than Stephen Hawking
Read more.

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)


© 2013 WINCHESTER COLLEGE Fundraising Regulator v2
Data Protection Policy | Sitemap
Winchester College Society, Donovan's, 73 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE.                        Registered Charity no. 1139000