Withnail & I is a 1987 British film, ostensibly about two unemployed actors and roommates* in the 1960s who attempt to escape the stress of their pitiful existences by fleeing to a country cottage, one they\u2019re woefully unprepared to survive in. In practice, this is just one plot thread of many, and the film plays out more like a series of vignettes starring these two characters. These vignettes pack in some legitimate laughs, but it\u2019s a specifically British type of humor they contain; subtle and understated, with the jokes easy to miss if you aren\u2019t paying close attention (the accents can also be an issue for Americans; I got a lot more out of the movie once I turned the subtitles on).
We offer regular subtitled (captioned) screenings, which provide a transcription of the audio from a film, displayed at the bottom of the cinema screen. Along with the dialogue from the film, the subtitles include non-dialogue audio such as "(sighs)" or "(door creaks)" to ensure people who are deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy the full film plot. These screenings may also benefit those with English as a second language. Subtitled screenings are programmed on a weekly basis, but not all films are provided with a captioned track, so some weeks we may have fewer subtitled screenings as a result.
Huddesford edited an anthology of poetry by fellow Old Wykehamists called Wiccamical Chaplet, dedicated to the finance minister Henry Addington. Some of the poems are in Latin, including the school song, "Domum", subtitled by Huddesford "Carmen Wiccamicum" ("The Winchester College Song"). One of the poems, "On a Threat to Destroy the Tree at Winchester", alludes to "Domum", as indicated in its subtitle, "Round which [tree] the Scholars, on Breaking up [at end of term], sing their celebrated Song, called 'Dulce Domum'." Locke provides a verse translation along with the Latin version, and "A Domum Legend" which gives an alternative version of how the school song came into existence. 781b155fdc