The Friends of Winchester College offer members a diverse programme of events, full details of which can be seen in the list below. Members can register and book online to attend these events.

Charlie Hall: Tuesday 7 December, 7.00pm 
Florence and the Birth of the Italian Renaissance

In the second half of the 14th century, Florence was a city recovering from the ravages of the Black Death and war. The city elders, in control of the city at a time of resurgent economy, decided to enter into competition with their arch rivals and neighbours, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Prato and Arezzo, cities that had already built and decorated magnificent cathedrals. This sudden burst of energy, coupled with an explosion of interest in ancient texts, and a rise in an understanding of a new philosophy called ‘Humanism’ created what we now call the ‘Italian Renaissance’. The combination of talented artists - Giotto, Donatello, Alberti, Ghiberti, Botticelli, Verocchio, Leonardo and Michelangelo -  and banking families prepared to finance them, and a cultural and artistic movement was born.

Dr Andrew Payne: Friday 21 January, 7pm
The Influence of Domestic Politics on American Foreign Policy since 1945 
Please save the date, more information will follow. 

Hanna Jameson: Thursday 27 January, 7pm
Hanna wrote her first book at the age of seventeen. Q magazine described her writing like 'an angel on speed'. She wrote The Last, her first book for Penguin, during the fallout from the 2016 presidential election. 

Dr Brian Klaas: Tuesday 1 February, 7pm
Who Gets Power and How it Changes Us
Brian is an assistant professor of global politics at University College London and weekly columnist for the Washington Post. He is also at author of three books: The Despot's Apprentice, The Despot's Accomplice and How to Rig an Election (co-authored).

Sir Richard Stagg: Wednesday 9 February, 7pm
The Warden of Winchester College will be talking on Afghanistan. Drinks will be served in New Hall from 6.30pm. Please save the date, more information will follow. 

An Exhibition of College Silver: Thursday 3 March, 7pm
A selection of the College's silver will be out on display. Please save the date, more information will follow. 

Kenneth Clark Prize Final: Friday 4 March, 7pm
Please save the date, more information will follow. 

Dr Andy Keeson: Friday 11 March, 7pm
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Drinks will be served in New Hall from 6.30pm. Please save the date, more information will follow. 

Glee Club Concert: Sunday 13 March, 7pm
Winchester College Glee Club will perform the St Mark Passion, composed by Oliver Tarney (Head of Academic Music and Composition) with a libretto by Lucia Quinault (English). Commissioned by the St Endellion Easter Festival, and first performed on Good Friday 2019, this dramatic and profound setting of the Passion narrative does not, as Oliver Tarney writes, “depict the horror and humiliation of the events surrounding the crucifixion itself” but rather uses the parables and miracles of Jesus to “provide a lens through which to apprehend the most appalling part of the story”. 
Glee Club are joined by professional chamber choir SANSARA, who sing the semi-chorus parts, as well as world-class soloists, including: Jonathan Brown (baritone),Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), and Katy Thomson (soprano).

Studium: Wednesday 23 March, 4pm
Please save the date, more information will follow. 

Kim Wilkie: Monday 4 April, 2pm
Please save the date, more information will follow. 


Hanna Jameson wrote her first book at the age of seventeen. Q Magazine described her as writing like 'an angel on speed'. She travelled the USA, Japan and Europe for many years, developing a particular interest in the US, which led to her studying for a BA in American History. She wrote The Last, her first book for Penguin, during the fallout from the 2016 presidential election. 
Hanna Jameson wrote her first book at the age of seventeen. Q Magazine described her as writing like 'an angel on speed'. She travelled the USA, Japan and Europe for many years, developing a particular interest in the US, which led to her studying for a BA in American History. She wrote The Last, her first book for Penguin, during the fallout from the 2016 presidential election. 

 

 

               

                     

                       

For more information please contact The Friends of Winchester College.
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