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Steve Brine MP: Thursday 3 November, 7pm, New Hall
We are delighted that Mr. Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford will come to Winchester to talk to the College’s political society. To hear what he has to say about a range of issues please join us.
 
Douglas Russell & Sara Wheeler: Thursday 10 November, 5.30pm, Chapel, Musa & New Hall
The Worst Journey in the World
A talk by Douglas Russell of the Natural History Museum and Sara Wheeler, the biographer of Apsley Cherry-Garrard.
Apsley Cherry-Garrard (OW) was with Scott of the Antarctic during the 1910-13 expedition. His 1922 book The Worst Journey in the World has been judged by the National Geographic the finest work of expedition literature ever written. Apsley is a talismanic figure. He was part of a group of three (Bowers and Wilson) who walked in near darkness for five weeks in temperatures that averaged – 41 (hitting – 67). The conditions were bleak : it was so cold, Apsley’s teeth shattered. They walked in pursuit of emperor penguin eggs hoping that these would provide a ‘Rosetta stone’ in understanding not only of penguin embryology but also the evolutionary history of birds.
To commemorate the centenary anniversary of the publication of this book, the College is planning a full evening event:
17.30 - Service in Chapel
18.05 - 'Going circum' in Cloister – blessing of a plaque dedicated to Apsley (next to those of the Everest mountaineers)
18.30 - Opening of the exhibition in Musa
19.00 – Talk in New Hall – Sara Wheeler (Apsley;s biographer) and Douglas Russell from the Natural History Museum
 
Recita: Friday 11 November, 7pm, School
Every year, pupils in the school compete through their divs (general studies classes) for a place in a public reading competition final.An autumn highlight, the event is organised by Mr. Richard Stillman of the English Department.
The readings can be in the form of a poem or passage of prose.  The standard in the final is remarkably high – readings are learned by heart and the Final is judged by an external adjudicator. Expect fireworks from authors as varied as William Shakespeare; Maya Angelou; Evelyn Waugh and Dorothy Parker.

 

 
Pseudium: Saturday 12 November, 10am, School
A popular event last year when trialled, Pseudium gives dons the chance to talk about what interests them, and you the chance to return to the classroom. Three thirty-five minute sessions: everything from mathematics and physics to the classical world and Impressionism. You choose who you listen to -details will be circulated closer to the date of the event. School will be our base for the morning.
 
Roger Morgan-Grenville: Wednesday 23 November, 7pm, New Hall
Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier in the Royal Green Jackets for 9 years, during which time he served in 5 continents, and led the first expedition to successfully retrace Shackleton's extraordinary journey across the island of South Georgia. He was the first head fund raiser for the charity Help for Heroes. He is a passionate, but talentless, cricketer, and co-founded the White Hunter Cricket Club in 1986, the subject of his book Not Our First Ball.
 
 

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