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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.

June 2018

02 June 2018

Strictly For Grace

6.45pm - 12.00am, Dining Hall, Wellington College


Every year in the UK 20,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. This is 54 women a day and 21 of these women will die. GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital equipment.


In order to help raise money for this incredible charity, former staff dance teacher Pandy Dean will be hosting an evening of glitz, glamour and ballroom dancing as our very own Wellington College staff members take to the dance floor for a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza!


There will be VIP guest-judges and Murray Lindo (Head of the Wellington Community) will be leading us through the evening as MC. There will be fizz on arrival, followed by a sit-down two course meal. The dancing competition will take place after the meal, and once the winning couple have been announced, all are invited to dance the night away with our 13-piece band! There will be a cash bar on site.


Tickets cost £100 per person, or why not buy a table of 10 for £1,000. All profits go to the charity GRACE. Tickets include glass of fizz, 2-course meal, half a bottle of wine and of course live entertainment!


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06 June 2018

Wellington Community Networking Drinks

6.30pm - 8.30pm, Waterloo Sports Bar & Grill

Everyone 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 a lot of fun.

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

07 June 2018

Walking Tour Around Wellington College Gardens

7.00pm - 8.30pm, Porter's Lodge

Wellington College Head Gardener, Mark Dodd, will take us on a tour of the College gardens and share fascinating insights including some of the delights and challenges of looking after this 440 acre site. Mark is a highly experienced gardener with over 23 years of experience working not only at Wellington but as Head of Gardens at Benenden and Epsom College as well as in Private estates throughout the country, including Scotland and Devon. In this talk he will provide insight into a side of College life that is unknown to the majority. He will tell us about how his team manages the huge site complete with its lawns, heathland, hedgehogs, squirrels, adders – and all those leaves! There are 18.5 million of them on the Kilometre alone!

Please wear suitable footwear. This is bound to be a very popular session so be sure to register to secure your place.

To register please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

08 June 2018

OW 1 Year Reunion

7.00pm, Bunga Bunga, Battersea

An informal gathering for the leavers of 2017, to get together and catch up after their first year away from College.

Tickets £10.00, guests very welcome.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided at Bunga Bunga from 7.00pm to celebrate the occasion.

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09 June 2018

Friends of Heritage Day

2.30pm-5.00pm, Royal Foundation Room

As a national monument to the first Duke of Wellington, Wellington College is very fortunate to have a rich collection of artefacts and artworks. The Friends of Heritage Day is a chance to celebrate Wellington’s amazing heritage and an opportunity to become a part of the Friends of Wellington Heritage Group; a new venture aiming to conserve some of College’s most treasured possessions. This year the programme will focus on the Battle of Waterloo and our links with it, with expert talks from historian Dr Patrick Mileham, Head of Art History Adam Rattray, and College Archivist Caroline Jones.

A light lunch will be included as part of the programme.

To register to attend please email: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

13 June 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

7.30pm - 8.30pm, Linguistics Room, The Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over a glass of wine and some nibbles.

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

14 June 2018

Career Opportunity Group: Medicine

6.00pm - 8.00pm, Royal Society of Medicine

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

This meeting is a gathering of those in fields related to Medicine and will see OWs from across the generations as well as sixth form students interested in pursuing careers in Medicine come together socially.

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16 June 2018

Gardening Society Trip: Savill Gardens Visit

Timings TBC, Savill Gardens

A must-visit venue in Surrey is The Savill Garden at Windsor Great Park. Since its creation in the 1930s, The Savill Garden has been an inspiration for all. This natural haven of beautifully designed gardens and woodland can be enjoyed by everyone, from dedicated horticulturists to those who just want to spend a relaxing day out with family or friends. The 35 acres of interconnected gardens include the Hidden Gardens, Spring Wood, the Summer Gardens, the New Zealand Garden, Summer Wood, The Glades, Autumn Wood and the Winter Beds.

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

16 June 2018

Wellington Parent Singers

11.00am - 12.00pm, Concert Room

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities.

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

18 June 2018

Stratfield Saye to Wellington College 2018 Anniversary Walk/Run

Registration: 8.00am - 9.00am, V&A

By special permission of Arthur Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington, OBE DL Following a short Chapel service at Wellington College in memory of the fallen at the Battle of Waterloo, enjoy a short coach ride to The Duke of Wellington’s home, Stratfield Saye.

From here, join fellow Wellingtonians, OWs and staff for an 11 mile walk/run through the stunning countryside back to Wellington College. It is sure to be a wonderful day and any profits from the run will go towards this year’s chosen charity.

Registration payment is £10.

To sign up please register here: wellingtoncollege.org.uk/forthcoming-events

21 June 2018

Creative Industries Drinks Reception

6.30pm - 8.30pm, Above the Arts, Leicester Square

Are you an Actor? Musician? Artist? Stage-hand? Producer? Photographer? Fashionista? Or maybe just a creative spirit? Whatever your role in the Creative Arts Industry, this is the event for you! Join the Wellington Community for our very exciting inaugural gathering for those who are involved in the Creative Arts. As we gear up for the opening of our brand new G W Annenberg Performing Arts Centre in September, we are keen to connect with, and celebrate, our creative professionals.

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23 June 2018

OW 40 Year Reunion

18:00, Bird in Hand, Sandhurst


1978 was the year of Close Encounters, Saturday Night Fever and even some Summer Lovin.
More importantly it was the year that Wellington College Class of 1978 was released into the world outside of Crowthorne.
What a year it was! In fact, why not enjoy the 1977-78 Wellingtonian Publication to help get you in the mood. It is available online here

The OW Society invites you to a 40 Year Reunion for the Class of 1978.

We invite you to join us for a tour of campus from 17:00, and then reminisce with one another over a drink at The Bird in Hand, Sandhurst, from 18:00.
Please help spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 1978 class together!


OW Siggi Sigurdsson (Bd 78) has helped arrange the 40 Year Reunion for the leavers of 1978. A message from Siggi:

“I am Siggi Sigurdsson (BD 73-78) and we spent a few years together at Wellington College now some 40 years ago. Facebook has allowed a few of our class to “reconnect” and establish a group of about 40 members who have enjoyed a few small reunions. We thought it would be fun to organise a “formal” 40 Year Reunion and we would be delighted if you can join us. We hope to see as many of you at the Bird in Hand this June.”

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September 2018

21 September 2018

All the World’s a Stage – Gala Opening of the G W Annenberg Performing Arts Centre

19:30, The G W Annenberg Performing Arts Centre

With the opening of the most exciting building at Wellington College in recent history, experience the variety and splendour of the Arts in their new 900-seater performance home.

Save the date as this will be an event to remember.

Expect dance, drama, music and art but be prepared for a few guests on stage as well.

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