Over six centuries since its foundation in 1382, Winchester College has accumulated thousands of historic documents, books and works of art. A beautifully-illustrated new publication, edited by Richard Foster (Keeper of Collections and Head of Art History), highlights 50 of the most interesting, unique and important objects from the school's collections. Each object is accompanied by an essay written by one of the school community, including pupils, staff, and members of the school’s governing body.
The book features artefacts from the early history of Winchester College, and outstanding items from its important collections of Greek antiquities, Chinese ceramics, English silver and rare books. Among the more unusual and unexpected items are a ship model made by eighteenth-century prisoners, a scrapbook from the Crimean War, and perhaps the world’s longest-running scientific experiment.
50 Treasures from Winchester College is available to purchase from the school's Treasury and from the independent bookseller, P&G Wells.
30th September 2019
The Treasury museum at the school is now free to the public and open daily, as we make these wonderful treasures more accessible to all.
9th September 2019
Celebrated as having the "most beautiful setting" in The Week's Independent Schools Guide 2019, some of those responsible for creating and maintaining this stunning environment write about the challenges and joys of working at the school.
15th August 2019
As part of its commitment to improve access to all, the school has started to run tours for the visually impaired, which are providing a different perspective on many aspects of the school for everyone involved as guides and participants are encouraged to experience the medieval buildings and environment in new ways.
9th July 2019
To mark the 200th anniversary of Keats's time in Winchester, the school will host two public talks and a new exhibition about the poet.
27th June 2019
Falling in the First World War, former pupil, Captain William Miles Kington was only recently identified. Two of our teaching staff travelled to the Tyne Cot cemetery to attend the Ceremony of Rededication of his headstone.
6th June 2019
The D-Day Landing exhibition at Winchester College was created in 2008 from a collection of D-Day charts, documents and photographs found in the Fellows’ Library. The College Archivist explains how the exhibition came to be.