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

OUR COMMUNITY

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We estimate that there are over 28,000 members within our Community across the world – the challenge is how do we bring this network together to support the students, as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members? The answer is Wellington Connect – our own online platform that will provide opportunities for all members; re-connecting with former classmates, making new connections, finding jobs and signing up to a rich and varied programme of events and activities.

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.

WELLINGTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY

Our vision is to harness the talents and expertise of the members of the Wellington College Community in order to support the College’s ambition to ‘provide an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world’. Through a wide range of social and professional activities we aim to nurture mutually beneficial life-long relationships with the College and with its members.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Wellington Community includes the following: students, OWs, parents (past and present), staff (past and present), and individuals from our teaching partner schools. The community also includes our group international schools and the two academies in the UK. Most of the focus in the frst 18 months though, will be concentrated on setting up the programme for the immediate College Community.

AIMS

To facilitate social, career and business opportunities for all members of the Wellington Community by delivering a vibrant events and communications programme. To provide life-long guidance and support for all OWs and opportunities for parents and OWs to engage in career mentoring, work experience, pro-bono skills/advice, and to encourage financial support for the College through an integrated development programme.

Latest News

Claud Raymond

OW Claud Raymond Victoria Cross Anniversary

21 March 2019

21st March marks the anniversary of the action in 1945 for which Old Wellingtonian Claud Raymond was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Claud was at Wellington from 1937 to 1942, and was in the Hill dormitory. He became a School Prefect. His entry in the College’s Roll of Honour records that he loved both rugby […]

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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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Upcoming Events

29 April 2019

Imphal-Kohima 75th Anniversary Talk and Supper

6:30pm - 9:30pm, Monro Pavilion

A special opportunity to hear Tim Bean, Lecturer in War Studies at RMA Sandhurst, speak about the significance of the Burma campaign in World War 2 and the decisive battles of Imphal and Kohima. Tim will be particularly highlighting the contribution of the many Old Wellingtonians who directed and fought in this crucial theatre of war.

The talk will be preceded by a drinks reception and followed by a Gurkha curry supper, with all proceeds after costs being donated to the Gurkha Museum, Winchester.

Cost: £25 per head

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30 April 2019

London Walking Tour – Suffragette Walk

10:20am, Westminster, London

Who Should Have the Vote?

Would you have been a Suffragette or a Suffragist or neither? Over one hundred years ago the issue of the right to vote divided families across the country. From 1906 to 1918 Westminster was a focal point for the Suffrage movement. Find out more about the events and characters involved that led to the Representation of People Act 1918 on a City of Westminster walk.

Meeting point – St James’s Park underground station at the Palmer Street exit for a 10.30am start.

The walk will take 2 hours maximum and is access friendly. It will go ahead whatever the weather. Price £14 per person.

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01 May 2019

Garden Society Trip: Millais Nurseries – Rhododendrons Visit

10:30am, Millais Nurseries, Farnham

A must-visit venue tucked away down some lovely Surrey lanes is Millais Nurseries. The Millais family has been established at Crosswater Farm since 1947, but their Rhododendron heritage goes back to the naturalist, botanist and author J G Millais, who identified and described many Rhododendrons for the first time and published his great two volume series ‘Rhododendrons’ (1917 and 1924). Ted and Romy Millais started the nursery in 1970 and today is run by David Millais.

Join David for a wonderful tour of the nurseries and gardens to see the widest range of Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the world, including rare species from the Himalayas and new hybrids from around the world. This is a beautiful time to visit the Nurseries as there will be a variety of flowers in full bloom.

Tickets cost £4 per person and tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

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