The Wellington Community exists to inspire and support the students as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members.

Widening Opportunity at Wellington

WOW!

We are supporting the aspirations and ambitions of young people in the UK…

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.

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We are shaping the future

‘Inspire!’ is at the heart of the College’s ambitious development plan. It aims to: develop our campus and deliver a truly dynamic and world-leading educational environment; widen opportunity and access through our bursary programme – the WOW! campaign; provide an enriched curriculum and platform for all round educational success and set our students up for life beyond Wellington; and restore, conserve and celebrate our amazing heritage.

Latest News

OW John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 December 2018

27th December marks the anniversary of the second action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler was awarded the Victoria Cross. John was in the Stanley, 1902-1906, and then went straight to Sandhurst to train as an Army officer. He joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1907. In 1913 he was […]

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OW John Franks Vallentin Victoria Cross Anniversary

07 November 2018

Today, 7th November, marks the anniversary of the action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Franks Vallentin was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. John came to Wellington in 1895 and left in 1898. He was in Mr Purnell’s House, now known as the Picton. He was commissioned into the Army in 1899, served in […]

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Remembering the First World War – our Wellington website, special exhibition, and talk

06 November 2018

As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, I’d like to draw your attention to the events and resources which we have produced to help us understand more about those from Wellington who fought and died. Over the last two years we have developed our First World War Memorial Website, […]

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Upcoming Events

23 January 2019

School of Rock – Wellington Community Theatre Trip

7.30pm, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

The Wellington Community are pleased to announce our first parent theatre trip of the term to see the phenomenal School of Rock on the West End.

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Join us for what will be a hilarious night out with fellow members of the Wellington Community with our special group rate tickets only £32.50 per person!

Booking available soon, for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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24 January 2019

OW Durham University Gathering

6.30pm, Fabio's and La Spaghettata, Durham

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Durham University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs. We look forward to seeing you!

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30 January 2019

Master’s lecture: Ben Fogle ‘Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest’

7.30pm, GWA, Wellington College

Ben Fogle is an award winning broadcaster and adventurer. Ben has climbed Mount Everest, rowed across the Atlantic, raced across Antarctica to the South Pole and crossed the deserts of the Empty Quarter in the Middle East. He has written nine Sunday Times best selling books. Join us for an evening with Ben Fogle as he presents his latest book ‘Up: My Life’s Journey to the Top of Everest’.

This is set to be a fascinating evening as Ben gives his account of the seven-week expedition and experiencing the fine line between life and death 8,000 metres above sea level.

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