The principal school magazine and official record of events. First published in October 1866, The Wykehamist is edited by twelve boys under the supervision of a don and is published each term. It provides boys with an opportunity to learn and develop skills in journalism, feature writing, photography and design.
A boy-led newsletter which is overseen by a don and is produced regularly throughout the academic year. Much of the material relates to school matters but it also has a strong awareness of contemporary issues - national and international - and at times a biting and provocative tone.
A bi-annnual publication, Spirit Lamp is written and edited entirely by boys, overseen by a don. The publication provides readers with many examples of boys’ contemporary writing and poetry.
The original Spirit Lamp came to prominence when its editor, Sandy Wason, sold it to a Magdalen undergraduate and Old Wykehamist, Lord Alfred Douglas late in 1892. Bosie, as he was known to his friends, already had publishing experience behind him: at Winchester he had co-founded and edited a magazine called The Pentagram. From December 1892 to June 1893, he published poetry and prose in five issues of the Spirit Lamp, which bore the new subtitle 'An Aesthetic, Literary and Critical Magazine'.
A publication primarily written by the Winchester College Society for alumni, known as ‘Old Wykehamists’. The Trusty Servant is published twice a year and is designed to inform and entertain. It includes articles by current and past members of the school community alike.
Previous editions can be found here.
1st June 2020
In our latest Thought for the Week, Dr Jamie Barron notes that the COVID-19 crisis has brought scientists into the spotlight, but that science by its nature sits uncomfortably with the world of the sound-bite.
21st May 2020
Looking ahead to the next Treasury exhibition, Dr Griffin considers the work of Sir Thomas Browne (OW), a physician renowned for his close observation of nature.
11th May 2020
As he sets off on his own creative sabbatical, Malcolm recommends exploring one's own creativity, and spending time in nature, as a balm for life, beyond the present circumstances.
10th May 2020
In this article, Mr Ben Gould, Economics don explores how the pandemic might impact economic recovery.
4th May 2020
In this article, Dr Cullerne hopes to shed some light on terminology and concepts discussed at daily Downing Street briefings and in doing so explain in non-technical language where we appear to be in this epidemic.
4th May 2020
On Earth Day, 22 April 2020, pupils were due to watch David Attenborough's latest film in an exclusive screening, thanks to the generosity of the Stewarts who continue to support the school's teaching of natural history, in honour of their son Duncan.