This Student Life #2: Paige Marchment

In the second edition of This Student Life, Paige Marchment writes on student nightlife in Winchester. The editor responds below. WINCHESTER STUDENT NIGHTLIFE Winchester. A great historical city hosting a round table, a grand cathedral, and of course, the six thousand eager university students, spilling down the hill on every Tuesday and Friday. Yes, we …

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On This Day: October 26th

by James D. Irwin On This Day... 899--- Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, the man who defeated the Vikings and united the Britons, died. The statue depicted was erected in Winchester in 1901 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Alfred's death (at that time historians believed Alfred to have died in 901). Winchester was …

An Interview with The New Hosts of the Late Train, a.k.a ‘A Shameless Plug For Sunday’s Show’

by James D. Irwin Almost exactly two years ago I accidentally founded a comedy night at The Railway Inn in Winchester. It ran monthly, and usually on a Thursday, to varying degrees of success. After I graduated the future of the event was in jeapordy, but the The Late Train keeps rolling under the stewardship …

On This Day: October 25th

by James D. Irwin On this date... 1415--- The English Army, led by King Henry V, defeat the French at the Battle of Agincourt. Now¬†a major motion picture! 1760--- George III becomes king, madness ensues. 1962--- Nelson Mandela jailed for five years. Sentence later slightly extended... 2004--- Fidel Castro bans any financial transactions using the …

This Student Life #1: Tammy Lane

Welcome to Splendid Fred's newest feature, in which students of the University of Winchester write on a variety of issues surrounding student life. In this first issue Tammy Lane writes on the annual problem of student house hunting, and the weekly/daily issue of hangovers... HOUSE HUNTING In the confines of West Downs, Freshers are blissfully …