Steve Brine visits Winchester College

Steve Brine visited Winchester College on Friday 20th April as he met with staff and pupils as well as taking a tour of the school founded in the late 14th Century.

The Winchester MP spoke with Headmaster Dr Tim Hands about future plans, scholarships and the school's interest in Barton Farm. He also spoke with a group of Year 11 boys about current affairs and took their questions before taking a tour with Archivist Suzanne Foster. He also joined the weekly prefects meeting with Dr Hands and senior colleagues in the Headmasters house on College Street.

Speaking afterwards, Steve said: "It is not often I get into Winchester College, so it was a pleasure to spend time talking to some of the boys about current issues, and meeting with the Headmaster who I think is a breath of fresh air and just what the college needs at this time in its long history.

"As a passionate historian, it was also a real treat to take a brief tour, including John Fromond's chantry chapel (Fromond Road in Weeke is named after him) and the archives where I saw the original charter from King Richard II and William Wykeham from 1382 which established the college."

Pictured; Steve Brine with the College prefects who will leave the college this Spring, and the charters.