“The College, founded in 1382 by a local boy who rose from unexceptional origins to become the most influential citizen in the land, has unique buildings, an extensive archive, and, in its Treasury,a restored space for exhibiting its collections. Yet even longstanding Winchester residents may not have seen even a part of the treasures which the College is privileged to possess.

Heritage Open Days enable not only the College but also our city to celebrate our heritage and to make the wider world aware of it. We look forward to a spirit of co-operation, openness and access not just in these few days but also over the years to come.”

Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster, Winchester College


Professor Jonathan Bates lecture

On Wednesday 11th September, Sir Jonathan Bate (Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford) is giving a talk entitled, John Keats: his time in Winchester and 'Ode To Autumn'.

Whilst this technically is not a HODs event as it falls outside of the festival period FREE tickets are available