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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.

January 2023

17 January 2023

Virtual Seminar: The First Duke of Wellington’s Life of Service

Online, via Zoom

On Tuesday 17th January, between 6.00 – 7.00pm, this virtual seminar will follow the ‘Life of Service’ of our namesake, the 1st Duke of Wellington, and his devotion to three Sovereigns and to his country.

By way of the story and many illustrations, the seminar captures The Great Duke’s life from his birth in 1769 to his funeral in 1852. We follow his successful military campaigns in India, the Peninsula, and Waterloo, and then his later life as a politician and statesman. His fondness for the company of beautiful, intelligent, women is not forgotten. Following his state funeral and burial in St Paul’s Cathedral, the speakers will explore Queen Victoria’s reflections about him from her journal.

The seminar will take just over an hour, including time for questions, and will be delivered by two experienced guides from the duke’s country home at Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.

 

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22 January 2023

Christian Parent Prayer Group

Chapel Crypt, 8:00-9:00pm

You are warmly invited to join the Wellington Christian Parent Prayer Group, set up by a group of current parents from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. The group welcomes everyone within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

The meetings are very informal and meet a few times per term, taking place on a Sunday evening from 8.00 – 9.00pm in the Chapel Crypt (down the steps beside the Chapel).

To join or for further information please contact Annie Hopkins (07593 364729) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).

February 2023

09 February 2023

Career Opportunity Group: Finance and Insurance

The Oriental Club, London, from 6:30pm

The Wellington Community will be hosting a Finance Career Opportunity Group on Thursday 9th February from 6:30 – 9:00pm. This drinks and networking reception welcomes all from the Wellington Community in the finance and insurance 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 finance & insurance. Please note that the Oriental Club has a dress code please see here: Home – Oriental Club

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

Please note, for all current Wellington students who would like to attend please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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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March 2023

09 March 2023

Career Opportunity Group: Property, Architecture & Engineering

Oriental Club, London, 6.30 - 9.00pm

This drinks and networking reception welcomes all from the Wellington Community in the property, architecture, and engineering professions.

Please note that the Oriental Club has a dress code please see here: Home – Oriental Club

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

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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15 March 2023

London Walking Tour: Bermondsey Revealed

Bermondsey Tube Station, 11.00am - 1.00pm

Join ex-Wellington parent and Qualified London Guide Rosalind Vincent for an in-person walk around Bermondsey. Nick-named The Land of Leather, Bermondsey has a rich industrial past where tanneries, biscuit factories and breweries once dominated.  Sitting south-east of London Bridge, it has been an area of poverty, being badly hit by bombs aiming for the nearby docks during the war.  Today, Bermondsey is experiencing a gentrification which has brought high-class hotels, art galleries and hipster-type cafés to this part of south London.  Come and discover this exciting area which has its roots in an 11th century Abbey. To find out more about Rosalind, visit Home | Wide Eyed London

The walk will take two hours maximum and will go ahead whatever the weather. Tickets cost £20 per person and includes the fully guided tour.

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17 March 2023

15 Year Reunion (2008 Leavers)

The Duke of Sussex, London, from 6:30pm

The Wellington Community would like to invite all 2008 Leavers to reunite and reminisce with one another at the Duke of Sussex, London, from 6.30pm. Drinks and a light buffet will be available from 6:30pm to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Please spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 2008 class together!

Tickets cost £10 each and include welcome drinks & light buffet. OWs and their partners and/or guests are all very welcome to attend.

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

Book your place »

19 March 2023

Christian Parent Prayer Group

Chapel Crypt, 8:00-9:00pm

You are warmly invited to join the Wellington Christian Parent Prayer Group, set up by a group of current parents from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. The group welcomes everyone within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

The meetings are very informal and meet a few times per term, taking place on a Sunday evening from 8.00 – 9.00pm in the Chapel Crypt (down the steps beside the Chapel).

To join or for further information please contact Annie Hopkins (07593 364729) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).