1870 - ?

Winchester School of Art was founded in 1870, the School of Art originally occupied the City’s twelfth-century Wolvesey Palace and the School sought a permanent home for ninety years and in 1962 it moved to its current buildings. During the Second World War the nearby Southampton School of Art was evacuated to Winchester and the schools merged on a temporary basis. The School's former library has been renovated and is now known as ‘Graphics Tower’ playing host to the School’s sixty plus full-time graphics students. In 1996, the School merged with the University of Southampton. Alumni and staff include musician Brian Eno the founder of Roxy Music