Winchester College

Image of War Cloister

We are fast approaching the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War. It is a war which claimed the lives of 500 former pupils and staff of Winchester College, at a time when the population of the school was just 450. Some of these brave men were just 18, and having only just left school barely could claim the title of Old Wykehamists.
Discover why this Via Sacra, found within the precincts of the College, and considered by some to be the most beautiful in the British Isles, was so controversial in the making. What, or rather who connects our spiritual War Cloister with New Delhi, Pretoria and the Bank of England? Find out more about the important role played by former pupils such as Hugh Dowding, Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby and Charles Doughty-Wylie. Take your time to admire the fine architecture, sculpture, heraldry and symbolism of War Cloister.
Hour long, guided tours will be run at specified times. Tickets must be pre-booked. Please email enterprises@wincoll.ac.uk or telephone 01962 621 209.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check before visiting.

Admission charges

£5 or free to Old Wykehamists.

Getting there

A place on a tour must be pre-booked by telephoning Enterprises 01962 621 209.
Tours start at the Porters' Lodge on College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA, a few minutes walk from Winchester Cathedral.

Additional info

A tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Please be aware that there are some stone cobbles en route to the tour - sensible footwear is advised. The College operates a strict no smoking policy. Food and drink are not permitted on the tour and there are no catering facilities on site. There are no public toilets available.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
a handwritten manuscript

Educating Boys and Girls in Jane Austen's England 1775-1817

  • 24 April — 21 August 2017

The classical education offered to boys at public schools like Winchester College was different, in many respects, from the teaching of girls in this period. Nonetheless, Jane Austen, and other girls from her background, sometimes had the opportunity to study academic subjects including history, geography and foreign languages, alongside genteel pursuits such as drawing, music and needlework.

Austen's lifetime was a period of great debate about the value of female education. There was increasing concern at the shortcomings of girls' schools, and some reformers began to suggest that girls should receive the same kind of education as boys.

Admission

The exhibition is open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2-4pm. Admission is by timed ticket that must be booked in advance via www.treasury.winchestercollege.org or in person at Kingsgate Books and Prints. For group visits please contact the Curator at treasury@wincoll.ac.uk, or call 01962 814638.

Website

http://treasury.winchestercollege.org/new-design/pages/treasury/treasury-opening-times--ticket-prices-

Getting there

A place on a tour must be pre-booked by telephoning Enterprises 01962 621 209.
Tours start at the Porters' Lodge on College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA, a few minutes walk from Winchester Cathedral.

Winchester College
College Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9NA
England

Website

E-mail

enterprises@wincoll.ac.uk

Telephone

Staffed Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

01962 621 209

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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