Each person's connection to Wellington is unique to them
Widening access and opportunity is in our DNA at Wellington
The role of the Wellington Community is to build a supportive life-long community. We have developed a global professional and social network, deliver a diverse programme of events and offer invaluable careers support, guidance and mentoring opportunities. Another major part of our work is to raise funds for the Widening Opportunity programme to offer fully-funded Prince Albert Scholarships – to ensure we continue to be able to offer places to more young people with talent and promise the amazing opportunities that a Wellington education provides.
Library Moral Room, Wellington College, from 7.30pm
Consider yourself a bit of a bookworm? Then why not join our Community book club! Cosy up with a handpicked book this winter and meet with likeminded individuals to discuss your recent reads🍂
The next session will be held on Wednesday 25th January at 7.30pm in the library. Wine, drinks & nibbles are provided; the session will be guided by our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton. For their January meeting, the group have chosen to read ‘Little’ by Edward Carey and ‘Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North’ by Rachel Joyce.
The group always welcomes new members, even if you haven’t had a chance to read the books! If you would be interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Online, via Zoom
On Tuesday 17th January, between 6.00 – 7.00pm, this virtual seminar will follow the ‘Life of Service’ of our namesake, the 1st Duke of Wellington, and his devotion to three Sovereigns and to his country.
By way of the story and many illustrations, the seminar captures The Great Duke’s life from his birth in 1769 to his funeral in 1852. We follow his successful military campaigns in India, the Peninsula, and Waterloo, and then his later life as a politician and statesman. His fondness for the company of beautiful, intelligent, women is not forgotten. Following his state funeral and burial in St Paul’s Cathedral, the speakers will explore Queen Victoria’s reflections about him from her journal.
The seminar will take just over an hour, including time for questions, and will be delivered by two experienced guides from the duke’s country home at Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.
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Chapel Crypt, 8:00-9:00pm
You are warmly invited to join the Wellington Christian Parent Prayer Group, set up by a group of current parents from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. The group welcomes everyone within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.
The meetings are very informal and meet a few times per term, taking place on a Sunday evening from 8.00 – 9.00pm in the Chapel Crypt (down the steps beside the Chapel).
To join or for further information please contact Annie Hopkins (07593 364729) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).