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.

COMMUNITY VIDEOS

Who we are and what we do

We have made a series of videos for you to watch so that you can find out all about the work and aims of the Community Office; we trust you enjoy watching them!

WIDENING OPPORTUNITY AT WELLINGTON

Prince Albert Scholarship Programme

Talent is spread evenly throughout society, but opportunity is not.

We want to do what we can to address this disparity and support access and opportunity for more young people in our community and beyond. Our College community is enriched by having a bright, ambitious, talented and inclusive student body.

Welly Giving Week 2022

Celebrating widening access and opportunity

Our flagship initiative to widen access to the amazing opportunities that a Wellington education provides. Thanks to your stunning generosity 17 more young people will be offered a life-changing Prince Albert Scholarship.

OUR PROGRAMMES

Opportunities to get involved

We want every member of the Wellington Community to be able to enjoy and benefit from their association with the College and the Community. We have a number of exciting opportunities across our programmes for members of the Community to be part of.

Upcoming Events

11 January 2023

Wellington Community Book Club January Meeting

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 community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk for more information.


17 January 2023

Virtual Seminar: The First Duke of Wellington’s Life of Service

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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22 January 2023

Christian Parent Prayer Group

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).


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