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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.

Our events programme may look a bit empty at the moment, we are busy working on getting as many of our events online for you all to enjoy. Please keep checking this page as we will have updates coming very soon.

January 2021

28 January 2021

Teaching Through the Decades: Common Room 1980’s

6:30pm to 7:30pm

We are delighted to host this fascinating online talk looking back at Wellingtons history and personal memories from those who taught at Wellington in the 1980’s. OW Chris Potter and Wellingtons Archivist, Caroline Jones, will be chatting to members of the Common Room from the 80s and finding out about their time at Wellington. Please email us at Community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk to register.

February 2021

03 February 2021

Virtual Walking Tour: Whitehall to Parliament Square

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

We will take a virtual stroll along Whitehall to Parliament Square, hearing about a speculative developer, love affairs and political figures.  Today, you may think of Whitehall as a place of government buildings (until covid-19) filled with civil servants, but join us to learn more about this street that has shaped our nation.

This event is free to attend.

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03 February 2021

Life Beyond Wellington – My Career in Finance by Kate Ferry

6pm-7pm

We are delighted to announce Kate Ferry current parent and Chief Financial Officer of TalkTalk will be hosting our first Life Beyond Wellington talk of the lent term. This session is aimed at current 6th form students and young OWs who wish to find out more about a career within the finance industry. Kate will give us an overview of her fascinating career so far, discussing how she got to where she is today and sharing some helpful tips and advice for those considering a career in finance. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session and we do encourage you to ask as many questions as possible.

Prior to joining TalkTalk in 2017, Kate was a member of the Dixons Carphone PLC Executive Committee, after originally joining The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc in 2010 as Corporate Affairs Director to facilitate the demerger from TalkTalk. Kate began her career in audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers, qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving to Merrill Lynch as a Director within the retail sector equity research team, where she spent the next ten years. Since June 2019, Kate has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Greggs PLC, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee.

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22 February 2021

Parent Prayer Group

8:00pm to 9:00pm

The Parent Prayer Group is a group of Christian parents and OWs who meet, twice a term, to pray for the Wellington College community. We normally meet in the crypt at school but this term we will be meeting, via Teams, we warmly welcome newcomers.

If you would like more information and/or to join these meetings, from anywhere around the world, please contact  Suzanne Davidson on 07941 672137 or Abigail Compton-Burnett on 07747 111336.

March 2021

08 March 2021

Virtual Walking tour: Soho

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Full of history and colourful individuals, Soho is so much more than the iconic Chinatown. Join Rosalind Vincent, City of Westminster Guide and former Wellington parent to discover lovely buildings, exciting art installations and have your eyes opened to the great character of this part of London.

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09 March 2021

Book Club

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come and join this fun and informal virtual group to discuss the chosen book with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community. Remember your glass of wine and nibbles!

Jeoffry: The poet’s cat A biography by Oliver Soden

It appears to have glowing reviews. Based on a real cat living in 18th century London. It sounds a unique and fascinating book described by one reviewer as “A bracing and heartfelt scamper through Georgian London”.

To register your place or for more information please email Lucy Atherton at: lha@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

June 2021

04 June 2021

The Inaugural Darwin Escapes National Pairs Sixes Championship – new date: 4th June 2021

Springs Golf Club, Wallingford

The Springs Golf Club in Wallingford is unquestionably one of the best golf clubs in Oxfordshire, being located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and being spread over 133 acres of peaceful parkland. The Springs will be hosting a new and exciting Golf competition this summer and we would love as many members of our community to get involved.

This is an 18-hole pairs event which incorporates 3 separate 6-hole competitions, holes 1-6: scramble, holes 7-12 best ball and holes 13-18 both balls. There will be many prizes to be won throughout this incredible event including nearest to the pin on every par 3, longest drive and nearest drive as well as prizes for the winners and runners up of each 6-hole competition! There will also be a 1 Hole final shoot out, for the top 2 scores in each 6-hole competition at the end of the day, to see who will be crowned the 2020 Inaugural Darwin Escapes National Pairs Sixes Champion.

The day will include on course interviews and a meet and greet with the amazing Sky Sports presenter and Darwin Escapes Ambassador Sarah Stirk.

The Price to enter this great competition is £99 per pair which includes food on arrival, 18 holes of golf, prizes and a meal after the games. Anyone can enter, Men’s pairs, Ladies pairs and mixed pairs!

For all enquires and bookings please go to the website: darwinescapespairssixes.golfgenius.com


12 June 2021

200 Anniversary Ball at Eagle House

On behalf of Andrew Barnard, the Headmaster of Eagle House School, we are delighted to warmly invite all former Eagle House pupils, parents and staff to join the Bicentenary celebrations for Eagle House in 2020. Founded in 1820 the school reaches this exciting landmark in its history and is keen to extend its celebrations to all who have been involved in this journey to be an outstanding prep school.

One of the main events in which Eagle House would love for you to join them at to celebrate the Schools history and achievement is their 200 Anniversary Ball. This event will be the chance to celebrate the achievements of the past 200 years and, also, to look forward to the next exciting chapter in Eagle House’s history. The Anniversary Ball will include live music, and fireworks, to accompany a lavish three course meal.

To book your tickets please visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/eaglehouseschool