Month: October 2022

Fair Shot: the Cafe with a Conscience!

26 October 2022

Fair Shot Cafe, London, was set up to provide young adults with learning disabilities, such as autism and Down’s syndrome, the opportunity to train as baristas and cafe assistants before helping them to find jobs in the mainstream hospitality sector. The rate of unemployment among young adults with learning disabilities is very high, and so […]


100 Year Anniversary of the Wellington College War Memorial

21 October 2022

It’s 100 years since the unveiling of the Wellington College War Memorial on 24th October 1922. Made from black, white and green marble and designed by Edwin Lutyens, the architect of the cenotaph in Whitehall, the memorial features a figure of St George, and a Union flag of painted marble so convincing as to be […]


Dennis Flanders: 1980s Wellington College Painting Auction

19 October 2022

OW John Berger (Bn 53) is currently selling framed print No. 50 from 500 by Dennis Flanders. Flanders (1915-1994) was a British artist and draughtsman who specialised in pen and ink drawings, often of English landscapes and buildings. He created a collection of pictures of Wellington College in the 80s, with some of his drawings […]


Art Exhibition by Archie Wardlaw (T 07) and a teacher of art at Wellington – Less than one week to go!

14 October 2022

Archie Wardlaw (T 07) and a teacher of art at Wellington, will be hosting an exhibition of new landscape and still life paintings from the last two years to help raise funds for the Prince Albert Foundation. 20% of all purchases will go towards this amazing Scholarship programme. His oil paintings are created ‘en plein […]


Podcast: Wellington College and the Royal Family

12 October 2022

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II and head girl Georgina Singer (Ap 10) share a happy moment together during her visit to the college in 2009 Following the passing of our Visitor, Queen Elizabeth II, our wonderful College archivist Caroline Jones discusses the intertwined history of the College and the Royal Family. To listen or find out […]


Bringing Unseen Art-Historical Essays to Life: ‘Inside the Cauldron’ by Leonora Carrington

06 October 2022

OW India Ayles (O 13), costume designer, is currently involved in the production of a non-profit short film Inside the Cauldron. “The paintings of Leonora Carrington are not merely painted. They are brewed. They sometimes seem to have materialised in a cauldron at the stroke of midnight.” – Edward James Inside the Cauldron is a short non-profit […]


‘Into Battle’: The True Story of the Balliol Feud by Hugh Salmon (Hn 74)

04 October 2022

Into Battle by Hugh Salmon (Hn 74) uncovers the true story of the notorious Oxford ‘Balliol Feud’, which poignantly encapsulates the political and social divisions that were tearing Britain apart prior to WW1. The Greenwich Theatre premier has recently been picked up by Broadway on Demand, a theatre streaming service. In 1906, of the fifty-three […]