Ages: 13-18. I knew I could not do this alone, so I co-opted my great friend “Boris” Westwood, who is far more adept on the computer than I am; and so was born the King Alfred’s College 1970-1978 Facebook Group. Omissions? Completing the Winchester teachers’ course successfully was a considerable achievement. The famous novelist, Jane Austen, taught in the college for a while. Winchester College, one of the oldest of the great public schools of England, in Winchester, Hampshire. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Former pupils of Winchester College are known as Old Wykehamists, in memory of the school's founder, William of Wykeham. Their life stories are here unfolded so that they may be to us more than names. From early in its history the College had been accustomed to recruit from its members a Volunteer Company that in the event of war would readily be recruited to help in the country’s need. List of distinguished people educated at Winchester College, 'Stephens, General Sir Reginald Byng', in, Wainewright, 1907. p. 513 as Andover, Hon. Dee Sayers (1974-78), main subject History, was the first to step forward. Many received no promotion; a few achieved officer rank. We did, in passing, outline briefly the stories of The Somme, Ypres, and Egypt/Palestine; however, we explored in more detail the campaign in Mesopotamia where the Hampshires were badly beaten, in a military disaster not highly publicised by the government at the time, resulting in many of our boys losing their lives in battle or as PoWs. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. William of Wykeham provided that up to two pupils a year who could prove they were his descendants could attend the school at its expense; they were known as Consanguineus Fundatoris, "Founder's Kin". Hours of reading by Clare enabled us to declare the narratives ‘Clared’! Starving and bedevilled by disease, the defending force of over 12,000 men surrendered. John Vickers (1974-77), main subject Physical Science, became the gem. Winchester College is a world famous, independent boarding school in Hampshire for boys aged 13 - 18, set in beautiful and historic surroundings His understanding of the internet and the various websites led to further revelations. All students on leaving the College were called “Wintonians”, and that term has been kept by former members of King Alfred’s College and alumni of the University of Winchester. 1139000 New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. The Pilgrims’ School in Winchester has taught the likes of TV presenter Jon Snow, actor Hugh Mitchell and comedian Jack Dee.. Colin Firth (actor) - The BAFTA award winner attended Kings’ School. Being a member of The Western Front Association, she was able to bring a wealth of knowledge to bear. The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland. Those who won military medals are listed at the foot of the page; six Old Wykehamists have won Britain's highest military award, the Victoria Cross. There be of them that have left a name behind them. When war was declared in August of 1914 and present students and former students were enlisted, each had already received a training which, in however preliminary a way, had prepared them for some of the ordeals that lay ahead. The organization of the school, established as a self-governing and sovereign body, was the pattern for Henry VI’s foundation at Eton College and, more generally, the pattern for other English public schools.

Demand for places for commoners was high, and though at first restricted, numbers gradually rose.

Also in the Second World War one Old Wykehamist won the George Cross and one the George Medal, both in military circumstances.

Today we number nearly 400 members, sharing some 2500+ photographs and articles. Her dogged determination at uncovering the history of the fallen proved invaluable. And some there be, which have no memorial; Who are perished as though they had not been, And are become as though they had not been born.”. Winchester College opened in 1394. When war was declared and these Wintonians enlisted, some had left college a long time ago, and some joined the army immediately after their training. Annually, the College (now Winchester University) holds an Alumni Weekend which former members of the College and University attend.

[8], The school's traditions include a 600-year-old ceremony in which the Warden, wearing the Founder's Ring, admits each new Scholar; "Illumina", an autumn celebration, in which candles are placed into niches all over the medieval walls around the playing fields; and "Morning Hills", held once a year, when all the school's pupils and teachers climb St Catherine's Hill for a roll call and prayers.

Pat took all the photos of the cemeteries, graves and memorial plaques to the dead in France and Belgium. Five former WTC students serving in Mesopotamia, three of whom died. The Ad Portas ("At the Gates") ceremony is held as an honour for distinguished guests and alumni; all members of the school stand in the medieval Chamber Court to hear the speeches. Of these Henry Addington went on to become Prime Minister. Shortly after our Honorary Degree Ceremony in 2015, I came up with the idea of creating a Facebook group for the years we spent at College. A call to arms was posted by Boris on the Facebook page. Announcing our NEW encyclopedia for Kids! Students apply three years in advance, with parents paying a £250 registration fee. John wrote to Museums and County Records Offices throughout the UK, contacted family members of the fallen and put real meaning to the project.

From Cornwall came Pat Naylor (1972-74 – January entry), main subject Geography. Registration: Four years before year of entry for 13+ Thanks to everybody who has partaken in this journey, both within college and outside.

Among the Old Wykehamists listed here are four archbishops, including one of the school's earliest pupils, Henry Chichele; four field marshals; commanders of both Fighter Command and Bomber Command during the Second World War—Hugh Dowding and Charles Portal, respectively; and two Viceroys of India, Archibald Wavell and Frederic Thesiger. The young men came mostly, from very large families struggling to make ends meet. Winchester College. : No 49: Patrick Minford", "Queen's Diamond Jubilee: 60 crowning glories", "Rescuer of basket cases who relishes power game", "British Ambassador to Afghanistan: Sir Richard Stagg", "It's all relative – interview with author Nicholas Shakespeare", "The Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy August 1986", "Revealed: how I posed as a Left-wing nutjob on the Guardian's Comment is Free – and got away with it", "Lieutenant General J J C Bucknall CBE (GBR)", "Joss Whedon: 'I kept telling my mum reading comics would pay off, "Wykehamist: What the public school jibe Jacob Rees-Mogg made to Oliver Letwin means", "Haslemere actor follows in Colin Firth's footsteps", "Saif to accompany daughter Sara to Oxford", "Eton College: 38-year-old appointed as new headmaster", "Hugh Dancy: 'I don't need to be stinking rich, "Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor", "George Nash (K) 2002–07 selected to row at the London Olympics", "A memorial plaque commemorating Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Burges VC DSO has been erected in Arnos Vale cemetery, Bristol, where he was cremated", Dr Moberly's Mint-Mark: A Study of Winchester College,, Lists of English people by school affiliation, Articles incorporating a citation from the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Articles incorporating DNB text with Wikisource reference, Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the ODNB, Pages containing London Gazette template with parameter supp set to y, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 09:33.

Winchester College Society, Donovan's, 73 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9PE Registered Charity no. As another example, national recognition in business means being chair or chief executive of a FTSE 100 company. to prepare boys for his New College, Oxford, known as St. Mary College of Winchester in Oxford. A little after the start of the 20th century, with threats to the nation’s peace more palpable, the College’s Volunteer Company was transformed into ‘B’ Company of the 4th Territorial Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. Winchester College, one of the oldest of the great public schools of England, in Winchester, Hampshire. There were many Wintonians in that forced march from Kut-al-Amara to Baghdad and beyond. These 60 men all trained to be teachers at the college and their names are recorded, carved in the college chapel memorial rail. Thanks too to Clare Hadwell, (1977-81), main subject Educational Studies, who painstakingly worked through the narratives to ensure mistakes were removed. In 1889, he won a scholarship to Winchester College, an independent boarding school run in the British public school tradition. Unfortunately, much of his past work has been lost. John ‘Boris’ Westwood (1972-75), main subject Geography, whose great hobby of photography enabled him to enhance old photographs and bring to life the past. From sickness, hunger, thirst and the cruelties inflicted on them by the Ottoman Turks and Arabs, many were left as they fell, to find their graves in the fly-blown sand. With regard to "famous alumni" I frankly don't give toss how famous or not Winchesters alumni are as I personally think fame is a positive handicap in life and wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy. Old Wykehamists are former pupils of Winchester College, so called in memory of the school's founder, William of Wykeham. Even at the tender age of 95 he still maintains more faculties than we will ever have. Henry Molyneux Paget Howard, Viscount, 'Tree, Ronald', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016, Badcock, 1992. p. 247 (see previous register, p. 460 for more detail), Winchester College, A Register, 1930–1975 page 602, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Edward Younger, 3rd Viscount Younger of Leckie, George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Christopher Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester, James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie, "Houses: Why is it so important to belong? Through a longstanding friend, I located Michaela Farr (2012-15), main subject Media Production at the University of Winchester. He …

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