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RIBA South Conservation Group: Winchester College War Cloister tour

Join us for this special opportunity to take a close look at the conservation project completed at the Winchester College War Cloister, followed by time to catch up with light refreshments at The Green Man.

About this event

Join the RIBA South Conservation Group for this exciting first-hand opportunity, with Jeremy Poll and Fiona Hudd from Radley House Partnership, as they take us on a close look at their conservation project of the War Cloister at Winchester College. After the tour, there will be time to catch up with your peers at The Green Man.

Winchester College War Cloister

The memorial at Winchester College was the vision of headmaster Montague J Rendall to honour Wykehamists who fell in the First World War and was built between 1922 – 1924 to a scheme by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker. The classical architectural composition of the cloister echoes the medieval cloister of William of Wykeham and is ingeniously conceived and enriched internally by countless painted and gilded symbols, regimental badges, and arms, carved into the fabric of the cloister walls and roof frames. Fine memorial and notable artworks by eminent sculptors Sir Charles Wheeler and Alfred Turner were included.

Radley House Partnership have recently completed a complex project achieving a successful and delicate balance of preventative conservation and representation of the War Cloister memorial to the highest standards appropriate to Rendall’s original vision.

Radley House Conservation Architects, Jeremy Poll and Fiona Hudd, will guide the walking tour of the cloister giving a unique opportunity to discuss the technical challenges and philosophical issues involved and to take a close look at the exceptional work carried out by specialist contractor Sally Strachey Conservation.