Join us on a fascinating tour of the medieval heart of Winchester College, believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country and considered to have one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Southern England.
Within the precincts of Winchester College is the beautiful and peaceful War Cloister, a memorial to former pupils who died in both World Wars and subsequent conflicts. Listen to their stories and the story of the creation of this wonderful memorial.
This hour-long tour allows a rare opportunity to view two medieval rooms which house the school’s archives. Documents and artefacts relating to the school’s history, including the Foundation Charters and Founder’s Statutes, will be on display.
Ode to Autumn was conceived on a walk in Winchester not far from the College. Dr Hands talk will explain heritage of John Keats writings and others, and will draw upon items in the College Archive not previously available for public viewing.
This 45 minute tour includes part of the Warden’s Lodgings, home to the school’s historic library. There will be an exhibition of medieval manuscripts and an opportunity to see the study of John Harmar, one of the translators of the King James Bible.
The Quiristers are part of the original foundation of Winchester College and have been singing here since the 14th century. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch and hear them rehearse in the beautiful surroundings of the College Chapel.
Join us for a fascinating evening as Alastair Stewart, ITV News journalist and presenter explores how technology has impacted on news coverage and how the internet changed values, credibility and competition.
Join the keeper of the school’s science archive on the specially arranged viewing of a fascinating and wide range of teaching apparatus & natural history specimens, from 18th century microscopes to our present day Periodic Table installation.
Professor Simon Keynes, one of the world’s leading Anglo-Saxon experts, will talk about two royal charters given by kings Edgar (966) and Canute (1019) to New Minster (later Hyde Abbey), the mausoleum where King Alfred the Great was buried.