Winchester Heritage Open Days
University staff and students annually help to enrich the Winchester Heritage Open Days programme of eventsView content
10 - 19 September 2021
We have a wealth of knowledge about the local and regional history. Our History and Archaeology experts have a well established tradition of contributing fascinating events to the Winchester Heritage Open Days, the annual celebration of local and regional history and culture. From the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods to Modern History, from keynote lectures to guided walks and tours. Other regular University contributors are our historical linguists in the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies.
Since 2020, our annual participation in the Winchester Heritage Open Days is extra special as it is largely led and coordinated by students on the MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management (CHaRM) as part of their course.
Following the all-virtual edition last year, this year's WHODs was a hybrid festival, and once again the University offered a range of digital events around this year's theme Edible England. We hope you enjoyed our programme and look forward to welcoming you to one of our events next year.
Our WHODs 2021 programme of events
Winchester, A City Through Time, available from 10.00 on 10 Sept
Edible Cultures of Winchester, available from 10.00 on 10 Sept
West Hill Cemetery guided tours (in-person events), 11 and 18 Sept
Placenames as Edible Encyclopaedia, 14.00-15.00 on 13 Sept
A Winchester Wedding Feast: recreating a medieval royal wedding banquet, 19.00-20.00 on 15 Sept
The English Language in Staffordshire and Her Majesty's English, 17.00-18.00 on 17 Sept
You spin me right round: spinning and weaving in the Roman World, 15.00 on 18 Sept
Walkeology: Wunderkammers and the Culture of Place, 18.00-19.00 on 19 Sept
Blog: Charlotte's summer organising events for WHODs 2020
2020 highlight event: Catch up on Charlotte's interview with BBC presenter and author Dr Alex Langlands
Discover the MA Cultural Heritage and Resource Management
Explore the CHaRM at Heritage Open Days blog
In November 2018 the University commemorated the 115 fallen World War I soldiers who are buried in Winchester's historic West Hill Cemetery, which is located adjacent to our campus. A ceremony took place at the Cross of Sacrifice attended by University, local council, church and military representatives. Afterwards the names of all the 115 men were displayed at the University, which also hosted a programme of talks and an exhibition on the history of the cemetery, now available as an online exhibition - see below.
- Explore the Commemoration photo gallery
- Find out more about West Hill Cemetery and our investigations of this historic site
- Explore the West Hill Cemetery online exhibition