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The Wellington Community programme

As the Wellington Community team, our aim is to provide a meaningful programme of cultural, social, business, careers and educational events and activities for everyone in the Community. We aim to create a programme that helps us come together to reinforce, support and build the special and unique relationship that we all have with Wellington College and with one another.

September 2018

26 September 2018

London Walking Tour: The Delights of St James

10.15am, St James, London

Newly introduced to the programme are a series of London Walking Tours specifically for Wellington parents. Join us as City of Westminster Guide, Lou Cohen, takes us through the different districts and shares her wealth of knowledge about one of London’s most iconic boroughs.

St James’s was once part of Green Park and St James’s Park but in the 1660s King Charles II gave the right to develop the area to Henry Jermyn, for Noble Men and other Persons of quality. It has the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England, but it was the people who lived in these properties that make it an interesting area of London. St James’s has traditionally been associated with gentlemen’s clubs, some were renowned for their gambling, whilst others have a more dignified reputation, such as The Travellers Club. Today the area has changed as fine art galleries have moved in to sell their artefacts near long established wine merchants and cheese suppliers, whilst the Court of St. James’s remains at its heart.

Meeting point – by the statue of Diana, the huntress, in Green Park, south of Piccadilly and by the south exit of Green Park Underground station at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. The tour shall last approx. 1hr 45 mins and will go ahead whatever the weather. Spaces are limited to 20 people. Tickets are £14 per person.

 

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26 September 2018

Magic of Maths: Equilateral Post-It Notes

7.30pm, Moral Room, Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Our own inspirational Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, continues to lead you through a six-week hands-on tour of some of his favourite mathematical corners. This week, explore the connections between geometry and origami to find out what makes a square square and a triangle triangular. How do you know if a triangle is equilateral? And why is proof important?

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


28 September 2018

OW 10 Year Reunion

7.00pm, Balls Brothers, Austin Friars, London

We invite all 2008 Leavers to reunite and reminisce with one another in a private area of Ball Brothers Austin Friars. Drinks and light buffet will be available from 7.00pm to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Please help spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 2008 class together!

Tickets cost £15 each and guests are very welcome.

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29 September 2018

Parent Art Masterclass

12.00pm, Art School, Wellington College

The Art Department would like to share their wide-ranging skills and invite parents to experience skills-based workshops covering: mixed media, screen-printing, observational drawing and painting, history of art lectures, photography and creative darkroom techniques.

Attend individual sessions or the full course. The sessions are limited to 10 per class and are expected to be a very popular so be sure to register to secure your place.

Moulage – 3d to 2d Pattern Cutting – Miss Rachel Humphries, Teacher of Fine Art & Textiles

Starting with a simple sheet of calico, this course will take participants through the initial stages of pattern cutting. Sculpting on the human form, before translating this back into a two-dimensional pattern ready to be taken away and constructed should participants wish.

FULLY BOOKED


29 September 2018

Wellington College OW Sports Day

EVENT CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to lack of sign-ups for the day, the OW Sports Day has been cancelled.

If you are interested in finding out more about OW Sports in general, please visit: wellingtonconnect.co.uk or get in touch:  community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

October 2018

03 October 2018

London Walking Tour: The Belgravia Walk

10.15am, Belgravia, London

Newly introduced to the programme are a series of London Walking Tours specifically for Wellington Parents. Join us as City of Westminster Guide, Lou Cohen, takes us through the different districts and shares her wealth of knowledge about one of London’s most iconic boroughs.

The leading developer of the Regency and early Victorian era was Thomas Cubitt. In 1820 he began work on the Grosvenor estate. Grand houses were built, and garden squares designed and planted. Some of London’s wealthiest residents moved in and the squares of Belgravia remain some of the most desirable addresses in Westminster. Find out about the history of the gardens and some of the famous and infamous residents who once lived in and around them.

Meeting point – by the Foch Statue, in Grosvenor Gardens SW1 (near Victoria Station) at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. The tour shall last approx. 1hr 45 mins and will go ahead whatever weather. Spaces are limited to 20 people. Tickets are £14 per person.

 

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03 October 2018

London Drop In Drinks

6.30pm, The Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington Station

Everyone within the Wellington Community is welcome to attend these drinks, they provide a great opportunity to meet up in a relaxed environment, make connections and share ideas over a drink or two. They are rapidly becoming the must attend event for those looking to extend their business network as well as being lots of fun.

 

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03 October 2018

Magic of Maths: Turing Machines

7.30pm, Moral Room, Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Head of Maths Aidan Sproat introduces the work of one of the greatest mathematicians of the Twentieth Century as part of his tour of the finest and most accessible parts of mathematics. In the third session, discover what Alan Turing’s great contribution was to our notion of what makes a computer and learn for yourself how to program in the most elementary of ways. No prior knowledge required!

Participants should bring a laptop or iPad with keyboard to this session if possible.

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


03 October 2018

Wellington Adventure Club

6.30pm, Driver Lecture Room, Wellington College

Do you have a busy lifestyle that leaves little time for adventure? After our first very successful event and listening to your feedback, we have teamed up with Much Better Adventures to bring you an evening event focused on ‘How to be a Weekend Warrior’ – someone who is juggling a demanding career, family and social life and on the weekend packs in as many outdoor activities and adventure as possible. These adventures could be a couple of hours hiking on your local trail to kayaking through the Norwegian fjords from Friday after work to Sunday evening.

Give your friends and colleagues something to be envious of and come along to join the Weekend Warrior Squad.

 

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04 October 2018

Gardening Society Talk: Bulbs into Bloom

7.30pm. Driver Lecture Room, Wellington College

Another Gardening Society talk to share creative inspiration and practical tips to make sure your garden is blooming next spring! Find out how to get the best from your bulbs this season whether you’re planting in pots, containers, beds or borders.

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


04 October 2018

Gathering of OWs in Edinburgh

6.30pm, The New Club, Edinburgh

A chance for OWs living in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas to get together, including those studying in Scotland.

 

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06 October 2018

Parent Art Masterclass

12.00pm, Art School, Wellington College

The Art Department would like to share their wide-ranging skills and invite parents to experience skills-based workshops covering: mixed media, screen-printing, observational drawing and painting, history of art lectures, photography and creative darkroom techniques. Attend individual sessions or the full course. The sessions are limited to 10 per class and are expected to be a very popular so be sure to register to secure your place.

Introduction to artist books and book binding – Miss Amy Flanagan, Teacher of Fine Art.
Starting with an introduction to Artist Books and why these are more than just Sketchbooks, this session will give participants the opportunity to learn basic bookbinding skills and produce their own handmade piece to take away.

FULLY BOOKED


11 October 2018

Career Opportunity Group: Marketing, Communications, PR and Events

6.30pm. The Long Acre, Covent Garden

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) in whatever their chosen career.

We are thrilled to involve more members of the Wellington Community and now invite parents to join all our career networking events. This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community in the above related fields. Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and we hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in the fields of Marketing, Communications, PR and Events will join us.

 

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13 October 2018

Wellington Parent Singers

11.00am, Concert Room, Wellington College

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities and covering a range of music from West Side Story to choral classics. Having launched the parent singers last year, we are now 20 members strong and welcome many more to join. Come along and give it a try!

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


13 October 2018

Parent Art Masterclass

12.00pm, Art School, Wellington College

The Art Department would like to share their wide-ranging skills and invite parents to experience skills-based workshops covering: mixed media, screen-printing, observational drawing and painting, history of art lectures, photography and creative darkroom techniques. Attend individual sessions or the full course. The sessions are limited to 10 per class and are expected to be a very popular so be sure to register to secure your place.

Tour of Wellington College, and introduction to the College’s remarkable art collection – Mr Adam Rattray, Head of Art History
Meet outside Porters’ Lodge at noon.

FULLY BOOKED


18 October 2018

Wellington Community Wine Tasting

6.00pm, Corney & Barrow, Tower Hill

Corney & Barrow invite the Wellington Community to a ‘walk around’ wine tasting at the Corney & Barrow head office in St Katherine’s Dock.

This event will be a wonderful opportunity to come together socially and taste a range of wines from around the world complete with cheese plates kindly organised by OW Pippa Gardner (Ap, 2009).

Tickets £20 per person.

 

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19 October 2018

The Charlie Perry Festival of Musical Theatre

7:30pm, G.W. Annenberg Performing Arts Centre, Wellington College

An evening of music-theatre classics to celebrate the life of Charlie Perry.

We welcome back the great and the good of Wellington College musical theatre to perform with our students for one night only, some of the most famous choruses and solo items from the world of music theatre, featuring many of Charlie’s favourite songs. We are thrilled that Eagle House will also be performing on the night.

 

To register and for more information please go to: wellingtoncollege.org.uk/forthcoming-events


20 October 2018

Parent Art Masterclass

12:00pm, Art School, Wellington College

The Art Department would like to share their wide-ranging skills and invite parents to experience skills-based workshops covering: mixed media, screen-printing, observational drawing and painting, history of art lectures, photography and creative darkroom techniques. Attend individual sessions or the full course.

The sessions are limited to 10 per class and are expected to be a very popular so be sure to register to secure your place.

Direct Silk-Screen Mono-printing – Mrs Alice Carpenter, Director of Art, Teacher of Art Textiles
Mono-printing as the name implies is the production of a single print- a one-off image or pattern that is unique and cannot be repeated. This session will explore interesting effects achieved using a silk-screen with the transfer medium for dyes onto fabric.

FULLY BOOKED


26 October 2018

Gardening Society: Wisley Autumn Walk and Talk

12:00pm, RHS Wisley

Join RHS Garden Wisley’s enthusiastic Curatorial Team, on a walk and talk around the garden to see the spectacularly vibrant autumn display. Learn about the plants that put on a show at this time of year and what to look out for in the coming months. This session will involve considerable walking outside, so please come prepared with suitable footwear and clothing.

Tickets cost £23.00 for RHS members and £37.00 non-members.

Please book you tickets directly through RHS Wisley by 24/10/18.

Details of how to book can be found at: rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on

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November 2018

07 November 2018

Magic of Maths: Cellular Automata

7:30pm, Moral Room, Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Our Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, continues the journey through some of the less-explored corners of mathematics. This week, explore the bizarre world of cellular automata as we ask what happens when maths is left alone to run itself. Does it generate beauty, or chaos, or both? What links seashells to traffic jams, and how can we simulate them both?

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


08 November 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

7.30pm, Linguistic Room, Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over some refreshments with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community.

The chosen book for this book club meeting will be announced online here in due course

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


08 November 2018

Career Opportunity Group: Finance

6:00pm, Balls Brothers, Austin Friars, London

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) in whatever their chosen career. There are currently over twenty different career groups.

We are thrilled to be involving more from the Wellington Community, and invite parents to come along to these career networking events. This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Community in fields related to Finance, Investment, Accountancy and Financial Services. Our sixth form students who attend these events find them absolutely invaluable, and hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in the field of Finance will join us.

 

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10 November 2018

Path of Duty Historic Tour

9:45am, Great School

9:45am – 12:30pm, Great School

Founded in 1859 as a living memorial to Britain’s most famous general, Arthur, Duke of Wellington, the College has a history like no other school in Britain or indeed the world. ‘The Wellington Path of Duty Historic Tour’, led by Old Wellingtonian Dr Patrick Mileham (former soldier and author of the 2008 ‘Wellington College the First 150 Years’), takes visitors on a tour around the original buildings designed by Victorian architects John Shaw, Gilbert Scott and others. We will view the large collection of statuary and fine paintings as well as museum memorabilia of the Duke, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and numerous Old Wellingtonians. The tour will take in the College ‘history boards’ and memorials to those who died in the wars of the twentieth century, doing their duty and service.

The Historic Tour tells the fascinating story, worthy of today’s pupils and staff, as well as the expanding family of national and international institutions, the Wellington Family of Schools. Limited to 50 places.

 

 

 

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10 November 2018

Parent Art Masterclass

12.00pm, Art School, Wellington College

The Art Department would like to share their wide-ranging skills and invite parents to experience skills-based workshops covering: mixed media, screen-printing, observational drawing and painting, history of art lectures, photography and creative darkroom techniques.

Attend individual sessions or the full course. The sessions are limited to 10 per class and are expected to be a very popular so be sure to register to secure your place.

Ceramics: A beginners guide to working with clay – Mr Jonathan Nickisson-Richards, Teacher of Fine Art

During this session you will be introduced to simple techniques for building a vessel in clay. The workshop will be inspired by natural forms and you will be shown useful processes to incorporate pattern and texture to your design.   

FULLY BOOKED


10 November 2018

Tales from the Wellington Archives

Royal Foundation Room

Tales from the Wellington Archives

1:00pm – 2:00pm, Royal Foundation Room

Caroline Jones (Wellington College Archivist) returns once more to delve into the wonders of the College archives, showcasing selected items and the stories that they tell. This time, to tie in with our Remembrance Events and the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, we will be focusing on WW1, the contribution made by Wellingtonians and the War’s effect on College life.

There will be a joint light lunch for these two events held in the V&A Café from 12.30pm-1.00pm

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14 November 2018

OW Sports Social

6:30pm, Bunga Bunga, Battersea

Calling all OWs across the generations interested in sport, whatever sport it may be!

There’s no doubt that those countless hours of sport were a huge part of life as a Wellington College student therefore we’re inviting all OWs to a fun and informal gathering to have a chance to catch up and reminisce about euphoric wins, heart-breaking losses, and that unique team spirit.

You do not need to be a part of any sports clubs or societies, everyone is welcome to attend this event.

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14 November 2018

Magic of Maths 5 – The Sierpinski Triangle

7.30pm, Moral Room, The Mallinson Library

The voyage through mathematics with our Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, continues with an exploration of a mathematical structure that crops up with surprising frequency. In this session, learn about the nature of fractals and the mathematics behind them. How can a shape have infinite perimeter and yet contain zero area?

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


15 November 2018

OW Oxford University Gathering

6:30pm, The First Floor Restaurant, Oxford

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Oxford 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!

Booking will open soon.

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17 November 2018

Wellington Parent Singers

11.00am, Concert Room, Wellington College

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities and covering a range of music from West Side Story to choral classics. Having launched the parent singers last year, we are now 20 members strong and welcome many more to join. Come along and give it a try!

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


21 November 2018

Magic of Maths: The Fourth Dimension

7:30pm, Moral Room, Mallinson Library, Wellington College

The final instalment in this series first asks what happens if there is more to geometry than meets the eye and then examines what happens if there is also more than meets the hand! What might the geometry of the fourth dimension look like? And how can we know?

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


21 November 2018

OW Cambridge University Gathering

6:30pm, The Eagle, Cambridge

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Cambridge 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!

*please note the change of date

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30 November 2018

Find out more about a career in the world of Art, Design and the Creative Arts

6:00pm, Old Gym, Wellington College

Wellington College Art Department warmly welcomes students, staff, parents, OWs and our teaching partnership schools to attend our second Arts Careers Evening. Hosting a wide range of representatives from creative industries, students will have the opportunity to seek career guidance and advice, engage with industry professionals and view the scope of creative pathways on offer.

Open to pupils, staff and parents. To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

December 2018

04 December 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

7.30pm, Linguistic Room, Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over some refreshments with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community.

The chosen book for this book club meeting will be announced online here in due course.

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


08 December 2018

Wellington Parent Singers

11.00am, Concert Room, Wellington College

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities and covering a range of music from West Side Story to choral classics. Having launched the parent singers last year, we are now 20 members strong and welcome many more to join. Come along and give it a try!

 

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


13 December 2018

Gardening Society: Wreath Making

6:30pm, Driver Lecture Room, Wellington College

Join the Wellington Community Gardening Society for a festive wreath making workshop complete with mulled wine, mince pies and all the favourite Christmas carols.

Booking will open soon.


17 December 2018

Wellington Community Ice-Skating at Somerset House

2:30pm, Somerset House

Come and join us at what has been billed by the Evening Standard as ‘London’s favourite outdoor ice rink’ and The Sunday Times as ‘The coolest rink of all’. The grand courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre square ice rink with one of the most impressive skating backdrops in town. We will be returning to Somerset House for our annual Christmas gathering for the whole community and their families who are free to join us. The plan is to take over the ice for a festive skate followed by refreshments nearby.

Booking will open soon.

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