OUR PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMME

Through our Philanthropic programme we have been able to deliver a number of projects in recent years that have greatly enriched the life of the students and others in the wider community.

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We are shaping the future

‘Inspire!’ focuses on key areas and aims to: develop our campus and deliver a truly dynamic and world-leading educational environment; widen opportunity and access through our scholarship programme – the WOW! campaign; and provide an enriched curriculum and platform for all round educational success and set our students up for life beyond Wellington.

We are indebted to those parents and OWs who have donated almost £5m to the recent building projects and £6m to the bursary programme over the last 4 years. Without this wonderful philanthropic support, these success stories would simply not have happened.

Recent Successes

Mallinson Library

Reflecting our commitment to the Eight Aptitudes, £2.6m was raised to transform the original College library into a high-tech centre for study and independent learning.

Funded by the College £0.3m
Funded by philanthropy £2.3m
Project cost £2.6m

Monro Pavilion

The now iconic Monro Pavilion, with fantastic views over the Bigside rugby pithces, was named in honour of Hugh Monro, 12th Master of Wellington College.

Funded by the College £0.5m
Funded by philanthropy £1.0m
Project cost £1.5m

Selangor Court

A vibrant social hub next to the V&A Café that provides a meeting space for students and greatly enhances a previously unloved part of the College.

Funded by the College £0.2m
Funded by philanthropy £0.5m
Project cost £0.7m

Mandarin Centre

Reflecting Wellington’s interest in Asian studies, the Mandarin Centre provides a new home for our expanding study of Chinese languages and culture.

Funded by the College £0.2m
Funded by philanthropy £0.5m
Project cost £0.7m

Golf Clubhouse

Sporting opportunities have been expanded with the addition of a swing studio to develop technique and professionalism in a dedicated golfing facility.

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £0.3m
Project cost £0.3m

Real Tennis

Funded by The Real Tennis and Rackets Association and a small number of OWs and parents, the new court will be an impressive addition to the estate.

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £1.4m
Project cost £1.4m

Recent Heritage Projects

Chapel windows

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £110,000
Project cost £110,000

Waterloo Hall Renovation

Funded by the College £135,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £135,000

Chapel Roll of Honours

Funded by the College £18,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £18,000

Royal Foundation Room

Funded by the College £50,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £50,000

Path of Duty Storyboards

Funded by the College £18,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £18,000

Royal Foundation Exhibition

Funded by the College £25,000
Funded by philanthropy -
Project cost £25,000

Upcoming Events

11 October 2022

Career Opportunity Group: Law

In and Out Club, London, 6:30 - 9:00pm

The Wellington Community will be hosting a Law Career Opportunity Group on Tuesday 11th October from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This drinks and networking reception welcomes all from the Wellington Community in the Law professions.

Parents and OWs are invited and we hope to bring up some sixth form students who have expressed an interest in finding out more about a career across Law. Please note that the In and Out Club, London has a dress code which can be found here. 

Tickets are free of charge, and include welcome drinks and nibbles.

Please note, for all current Wellington students who would like to attend please complete this form to sign up.

Prior to the event your name will be shared with the attendees via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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12 October 2022

London Walking Tour: The Grand Surrey Canal

London, meet at Surrey Quays on DLR at 11am.

Join Lou Cohen, a City of Westminster London walking tour guide to find out more about The Grand Surrey Canal.

The Grand Surrey Canal was an ambitious project to link the Thames to Croydon and Epsom and the south coast.  It joined the Thames at Greenland Dock, a much older ship dock than St Katharine’s and just along the river was the site of the Royal Navy Victualling Yard.  Step back in time with Lou Cohen to explore this old part of London to see the place where Raleigh laid his cloak for Queen Elizabeth I and how the area played its part in World War II.

Tickets cost £18 per person and includes the fully guided tour.

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13 October 2022

OW 30 Year Reunion (1991 and 1992 Leavers)

The Atlas Pub, London, from 6.30pm

The Wellington Community and OW Society would like to invite you to an OW Reunion at The Atlas Pub in London on Thursday 13th October 2022, from 6.30 pm. This will be an anniversary gathering for our  1991 and 1992 leavers and we hope that as many from these classes can attend as possible as it will be lovely to reminisce and reunite!

 

Tickets cost £10 each, and include a welcome drink and light buffet.

 

OW’s and their partners, guests and families are all very welcome to attend.

 

Please note that prior to the event your name will be shared with the reunion group via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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