Winchester Visit

In April 2024 we will be visiting Winchester, which has close connections with the life and works of Anthony Trollope.

We will be visiting Winchester College, where Trollope was a pupil, and the Hospital of St Cross, inspiration for Hiram’s Hospital in The Warden. The weekend also includes a talk on Trollope’s connections with Hampshire at the Hampshire Archives, a seminar on The Warden led by Michael Williamson, and a dinner in the cathedral refectory to celebrate the 209th anniversary of the birth of Anthony Trollope on 24th April 1815.

Friday 26th April, 2024

  • 12.00 noon: Optional lunch in Winchester before the itinerary gets underway, we will be meeting a centrally located pub (not included in price).
  • 2.00pm: Visit to Hampshire Archives for a talk on ‘Trollope and Hampshire’ followed by a seminar led by Michael Williamson – refreshments included.
  • Evening: Dinner in The Paul Woodhouse Suite in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral.

Saturday 27th April, 2024

  • Morning – Visit to the Hospital of St Cross for a guided tour at 11.00am – refreshments included
  • Afternoon – Visit to Winchester College – tea included.
  • Evening: Optional dinner at centrally located restaurant (not included in price).

Accommodation is not included in the price of the trip; please make your own arrangements.

Booking for the visit is now closed but if you would like to join us for dinner in The Paul Woodhouse Suite in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral on Friday 26th April, of if you are joining us for the visit and would like to bring a guest to the dinner, you can make a booking for the dinner only.


Winchester Visit - Waiting List

The Winchester Visit is now fully booked. If you would like to join our waiting list we will contact you if places become available.

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