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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.

September 2020

22 September 2020

Hong Kong Parent Community Virtual Event

5:30pm-6:30pm (Hong Kong time)

We have such an incredible parent community in Hong Kong and we would love the chance to catch up and welcome our new parents.

In this session Murray Lindo, Head of the Wellington Community, will give you an insight as to what we in the Community team are working on. From our exciting Life Beyond Wellington programme, our very own professional and social networking platform, Wellington Connect and our aims for the Prince Albert Foundation bursary programme. Chrissie Simmons, current parent and our Hong Kong parent rep, will also be joining and she will talk through how you can become more involved with the Hong Kong parent Community.

We are delighted that James Dahl will also be attending and we hope you are all able to join us for what will be a fun and informative event.

To sign up please us at community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

23 September 2020

Virtual London Walking Tour: The Wonders of Whitehall by Lou Cohen


Lou Cohen, City of Westminster guide, usually hosts at least one fascinating London walking tour per term. Unfortunately due to current circumstances we are unable to host these, however, Lou is offering an amazing virtual tour through Zoom which we are sure will be just as brilliant as her usual ‘in person’ tours.

In this tour Lou will be showing us the wonders of Whitehall, Whitehall is the term synonymous with government and we can wonder at the Palaces and people who have shaped this part of London. On this virtual walk we’ll hear about Pepys and Politicians as well as Royalty and Rioters. They say it’s the people who make the place, so join us for a virtual wander through Whitehall!

Spaces are limited so make sure you reserve you place by registering here: https://www.eventsforce.net/virtualwalkingtour

24 September 2020

Life Beyond Wellington talk – ‘Wellbeing and a Fulfilling Career’ by Chris Hardy (Bn 04)


In this fascinating session Chris will share stories from his unusual career journey, the relevance of mental health to a satisfying career and practical strategies for wellbeing that you can begin to apply immediately. Chris started his career journey as a teacher, he soon realised teaching wasn’t for him and left for Ibiza where his interest of wellbeing and holistic health was sparked. He then went onto to start two businesses, one an award-winning social enterprise and the other a coaching practice that is still thriving today.

Our mental health is paramount. Think about it; what are we doing if not figuring out ways to live that have us feel good, satisfied and happy? Chris will share his own mental health story and how your own personal wellbeing links to a satisfying career. He will also talk through how we can all incorporate small rituals and practices that promote a sound foundation of mental health into your daily routines. As well as talking through practical strategies and the five foundations to good mental health nutrition, exercise, rest, meditation and relationships.

Chris had been a trainer for work wellbeing for five years and has delivered 100s of session covering all aspects of wellbeing. In this session we will explore how sleep is becoming an increasingly rare and valuable commodity, what meditation is and how to demystify this fundamentally useful practice, and the importance of having a body practice that keeps you flexible and vital.

The intention is that you’ll leave this session with some fresh perspectives on what a ‘good career’ means and looks like, and you’ll also feel ready to incorporate a few simple wellbeing practices into your daily rhythm.

To register your place please visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/chrishardyvirtualtalk

30 September 2020

Teaching through the Decades – Talking to the Common Room from the 1960s


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 1960’s. OW Chris Potter and Wellingtons Archivist, Caroline Jones, will be chatting to members of the Common Room from the 60s and finding out about their time at Wellington.

We will be covering topics such as their teaching experiences, living on the College site, and the Masters they taught under.and much more. This event is set to be fun and informative and offer insights into what Wellington was really like in the 1960’s from a teachers perspective. A full list of speakers will be released soon.

We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join, to register the please do email us at community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

October 2020

15 October 2020

‘How to make a business idea a reality: the do’s and don’ts of starting your own business’ by Anthony Esse (P 80)


Anthony Esse established the Darwin Property Leisure Fund with James Penney in 2007.  He is CEO of Darwin Property Investment Management Limited and Darwin Alternative Investment Management Limited, and sits on the boards of the Investment Manager of both the Darwin Leisure Property Fund and Darwin Leisure Development Fund.

Anthony has worked in the investment management profession for over 25 years and held directorships with Hermes, Newton (Bank of New York Mellon Group) and GT Management plc.

In this session, Anthony will talk us through how he set up his company and the lessons he learnt along the way. He will discuss the obvious pitfalls to avoid as well as the must do’s and must haves for getting your business idea off the ground. Using his wealth of experience, Anthony can answer your questions on entrepreneurship and business and discuss how he has helped support small companies get off the ground.

To register your place please visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/anthonyessevirtualtalk

16 October 2020

The Inaugural Darwin Escapes National Pairs Sixes Championship – new date: 16th October 2020

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

November 2020

04 November 2020

Book Club

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!

The book has yet to be chosen.

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

December 2020

08 December 2020

Book Club

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!

The book has yet to be chosen.

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

June 2021

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