Sternian 2022

Sternian 2022

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History of LWC

In 1972 a History of LWC was published covering
the years up to 1968 under the title The Lord
Wandsworth Foundation 1912-1968. It was given the
subtitle from Orphanage to Public School and was
written by the then LWC Head of History Bill Fryer.
Copies are still available by contacting the Sternians
office by email:

A new History of LWC from 1912-2009 has now been published bringing the story up to date. This edition has been written by Hugh Podger, past LWC Governor, past Chairman of the Sternians and past Chairman of the Trust Fund. Hugh was also a member of the committee that instigated the writing of the 1968 history. This later History was published on June 20th 2009 at the Annual Reunion.

It can be obtained from LWC at £20 (hardback) or
£15 (paperback) + £3 p & p (sent to a UK address)
through this web site under the ‘Publications’ link or alternatively by contacting Gill Kelly on: sent to an Overseas address p & p costs £8 for the paperback version and £10 for the hardback


The Link

The Link was a newsletter produced jointly by LWC and the Sternians’ Association twice a year. It contained recent news about the College and the Association together with information on up-coming events. It was sent out to all known addresses of former pupils and staff and was available to current pupils and parents via the boarding houses.  The last edition was produced in Autumn 2012.

A full copy of some past editions can be seen here.
Link – Autumn 2012 – Click Here to Download

Link – Spring 2012 – Click Here to Download

Link – Autumn 2011 – Click Here to Download

Link – Spring 2011 – Click Here to Download

Link – Spring 2010 – Click Here to Download

Link – Autumn 2010 – Click Here to Download

For more information please contact the Sternian
or Development offices.


The Sower

The Sower is not published by the Sternians. It was produced annually by the College and published late Autumn each year. It reflected the events at the College over the previous academic school year.  The last edition was published in 2012.

Past copies, since the first edition in 1933, are held in the library maintained by the Sternians Office where they can be viewed and a selection of archived copies are available to view on the Heritage tab.

The Sternian

The Sternian 2019 has been published and sent to all known addresses. If you have not received your copy then e-mail The Sternians’ Office at stating your postal address and dates at LWC.

The Sternian is the flagship document of the Association and is published every Spring reflecting events covering the previous calendar year. Traditionally The Sternian includes potted details of the lives of past pupils, reports from the Chairman and Treasurer, reports on Sternian sporting events, obituaries and articles of general interest submitted by the membership. Library copies of The Sternian for each year since it started in 1958 are held by the Administrator. Some past copies can still be purchased..


The Editor will consider articles of any nature that relate to the College or the lives of past pupils which promote the aims of the Association. Copy is sought throughout the year. If you would like to submit any news or information for possible inclusion in the 2019 edition, please forward it to the address below by November 2019 at the latest.



Sternian Editor Sternians Office
Lord Wandsworth College
Long Sutton, Hook
Hants, RG29 1TB
Tel: 01256 860356

Who's Who

The Sternians orginially produced simple Address Lists of members in 1952, 1967 and 1988. However the then Sternian Administrator John Matson produced in 1991 what was the first edition of WhosWho. This was considerably extended by Stewart and Jon Edwards in edition 2 in 1998 and  in 2003.

WhosWho included the names of all pupils of Lord Wandsworth College since it opened in 1922 as well as all known names from the (Old) Gosden School at Bramley from 1920 until its closure.