Cathedral Green, 1964, looking south east: excavating the site of Old Minster.
The funds we receive from donations and through our Friends programme help us to achieve our goal of completing the Winchester Studies series of volumes. They present the archaeological and historical findings of the excavations which took place in the 1960s and 1970s in Winchester. We have published ten volumes, with seven still to be completed. Our most recent volume on the Environmental results (WS 10) was published in 2022, and our volume on the pre-Roman and Roman results (WS 3.i) is in an advanced stage of preparation for publication. It is vital that we continue to raise funds, to ensure that this important series is accessible as widely as possible.
Details of our publications can be found here.
Surveying at Wolvesey
Make a Donation
As a small independent charity, we rely on the support of donors to publish the Winchester Studies series. We have two teams, based in Oxford and Winchester, preparing the books in our series for publication.
Donations can be made to support all aspects of our work, whether that is by contributing to the costs of publication (including fees for editors, illustrators, copy-editors or indexers); assisting with the costs of the digitisation of past and future volumes; helping towards our day-to-day running costs; or employing editorial and administrative assistance.
All donors will receive regular updates on the progress of the volumes and a personal invitation to any events we hold. We are hugely grateful for the support we receive and wish to thank all donors, who have given in the past or may consider doing so in the future, for their generous support and interest.
Donations can be made online by selecting the box below. If you are a UK tax payer, we can claim back the tax on your donation. Please complete the following Gift Aid Declaration.
Please contact us using the details below if you would like more information about what we do and how your support can help us, or if you would like to discuss other options for making a donation:
Winchester Excavations Committee,
Suite N1, The Kidlington Centre,
High Street, Kidlington,
Become a Friend of Winchester Studies (FOWS)
The Friends of Winchester Studies is for everyone who has a keen interest in the history and archaeology of Winchester and would like to support the on-going work of publishing the results of the Winchester excavations.
Winchester is the most thoroughly investigated city in Britain. Its excavations are among the most fully recorded in the series of ‘Winchester Studies’ written and edited under the direction of Professor Martin Biddle, which constitutes an extraordinary history and archaeology of Winchester since its earliest days.
Why join us?
By joining the Friends you will be contributing to the ongoing success of Winchester Excavations Committee and will also receive the following benefits:
• Winchester Studies newsletters
• Updates about publications
• Updates and invitations to events
• Discounted entry or online access to regular lectures
West-end of Winchester Cathedral showing the foundations of the original Norman west front, facing south, 1969.
How to join?
To become a member we ask for a minimum donation of £25 (For our American friends details can be found here) Payment can be made online by selecting the appropriate option and clicking ‘Subscribe’ below.
You can become Friends member online by selecting the appropriate option and clicking the ‘Subscribe’ button below.
Or you can download the Friends Application Form and pay by cheque. Once complete please send your form and cheque to:
Winchester Excavations Committee, Suite N1, The Kidlington Centre, High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DL.
Standing Order forms are available on request.
Are you a UK tax payer? If so we can claim back the tax on your donation. Please complete the following Gift Aid Declaration.
If you have any questions or would like more information about FOWS please email: email@example.com
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