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The Wellington Community programme

MICHAELMAS TERM 2017

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.

December 2017

18 December 2017

Old Wellingtonian Ice-Skating at Somerset House

14:30 - 18:00, 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 those OWs 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.

 

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January 2018

13 January 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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


17 January 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

7:30pm-8:30pm, The Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the book over a glass of wine and some nibbles. Persuasion by Jane Austen.

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


18 January 2018

My Fair Lady

18:15, The Mill at Sonning

The story of Eliza Dolittle – the Cockney flower girl who speaks in ‘yowls’ and not ‘vowels’ – has rightfully captivated audiences for decades.

Add to this an unforgettable score including songs Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me To The Church On Time and My Fair Lady’s phenomenal worldwide success can be readily understood.

Please note: every ticket comes with a two-course meal.

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18 January 2018

Gardening Society Talk – Rose Care & Pruning

7:30pm – 8:30pm, Driver Lecture Room

Henry Street Garden Centre, in Swallowfield, is the largest rose plant grower in southern England, with over 350 rose varieties and 95,000 plants. We are delighted that Alan Goold is attending our Gardening Society to give a presentation and demonstration entitled ‘Rose Care and Pruning’ for those of you that are keen rose growers, and also for those of you that would like to start growing roses. We are sure that this will be a fascinating and practical talk.

Registration will open soon


23 January 2018

OW Durham University Gathering

6:00pm, Fabio's Bar & La Spaghettata, 66 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NP

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Durham University on Tuesday 23rd January, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Durham and would like to get a group of OWs together at Fabio’s & La Spaghettata for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

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24 January 2018

OW Newcastle University Gathering

6:00pm, Venue TBC

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Newcastle University on Wednesday 24th January, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Newcastle and would like to get a group of OWs together for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

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27 January 2018

OW 20 Year Reunion

12:30pm-5:00pm, Great School and Waterloo Hall

A 20th anniversary gathering for the leavers of 1998.

Lunch will be served at 1.15pm after a welcome from the Master.

Afterwards a chance to explore College and a walk down memory lane.  Leavers are encouraged to e-mail the Community Team if they have particular requests for the day, for example, a desire to have a formal tour of the College.

4.00pm tea.

Partners and families welcome. £15 tickets.

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28 January 2018

Mr Wickham and an evening with Jane Austen

19:00, Great School, Wellington College

Spend a magical evening in the company of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters, from the duplicity of Wickham, to the heartfelt passion of Wentworth and Anne, plus many more.

The evening consists of some of the great Austen duologues performed by actors Caroline Langrishe (Judge John Deed, Lovejoy) and OW Adrian Lukis (Mr Wickham in the original BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, Peak Practice) The evening features musical interludes from the Regency era and beyond performed by harpist Camilla Pay and soprano Rosie Lomas. The ticket price includes a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink on arrival.

Booking essential – Tickets are limited for this much anticipated event.

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February 2018

03 February 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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


07 February 2018

Wellington Community Networking Drinks – Engineering and Technology Focus

6:00pm, Sports Bar and Grill, Waterloo Railway Station, London

This is our first networking drinks of the Lent term. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions, 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. Although we give each gathering a sector theme all different sectors are welcome!

 

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


08 February 2018

Gardening Society Talk – ‘Seed Sowing and Care’

7:30pm, Driver Lecture Room

Jamie Butterwoth kick-started our Gardening Society back in October 2017 and we are thrilled that he will return to give us practical and in-depth advice seed sowing and care. At the age of 16, Jamie became a finalist in BBC3’s Young Gardener of the Year. In January 2016 Jamie became the RHS’s 7th ambassador, joining the likes of Alan Titchmarsh and Mary Berry. Between May 2015 and October 2017, Jamie worked as Show Plant Manager for Hortus Loci Nursery. Jamie was responsible for growing the plants for all major RHS Shows, dealing with the world’s leading garden designers and landscape architects. During his time with Hortus Loci, he supplied 6 Gold medal Chelsea gardens! Jamie has now joined London Stone as their horticultural consultant. We are very much looking forward to learning more about seed sowing and making the most of our blossoming gardens.

Tickets available soon


08 February 2018

OW Bath & Bristol University Gathering

6:00pm, Brewhouse & Kitchen, 31-35 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JY

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Bath and Bristol University on Thursday 8th February, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Bristol and would like to get a group of OWs together at Brewhouse & Kitchen for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

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23 February 2018

Third Form Parents ‘Call My Bluff’ Wine Night

7:30pm, Monro Pavilion, Wellington College

We very much hope that all our new 3rd form parents enjoyed their first term as part of the College!

Now that you’re easing into your second term we want to give you the opportunity to socialise and meet more fellow parents. What better way to do this than a fun and entertaining ‘call my bluff’ style wine night?

We hope to see you there.

 

Registration opening soon


24 February 2018

Gardening Society Trip – ‘Winter Garden visit to Wisley’

Timings TBC, RHS Garden Wisley

Wrap up well for a visually stunning trip to the Winter Gardens at RHS Wisley, the historic home of the RHS and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. This will include a visit to the alpine houses and will see the Winter Cornus’ in all their glory, the Tilia Cordata, a profusion of Hellebores and Hammemalis.

Timings TBC

Please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk for more information.


28 February 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

19:30, Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the book over a glass of wine and some nibbles. Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine, winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2017.

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

March 2018

03 March 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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


07 March 2018

Wellington Community Networking Drinks – Services

6:00pm, Waterloo Sports Bar & Grill

Everyone is welcome to attend these drinks and 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. Although we give each gathering a sector theme all different sectors are welcome!

Please come along if you have any connection with the service sector including, but not limited to, the British Army, Royal Navy, RAF, Fire service, Police service, Coastguards etc.

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


08 March 2018

Gardening Society Talk Growing Vegetables & Fruit

7:30pm, Driver Lecture Room, Wellington College

Wellington College Head Gardener, Mark Dodd, will deliver a fascinating talk for the fruit and vegetable growing enthusiasts.

For anyone wanting to venture into the exciting world of growing their own produce, this is absolutely the talk for you! Mark is a highly experienced horticulturalist and is responsible for the wonderful 440 acre campus here at College.

Whatever your questions may be on growing vegetables and fruit, Mark will be able to offer the best advice possible to ensure you have a garden to be proud of.

Registration opening soon


13 March 2018

OW Southampton University Gathering

6:00pm, Brewhouse & Kitchen, 47 Highfield Ln, Southampton, SO17 1QD

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Southampton University on Tuesday 13th March, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Southampton and would like to get a group of OWs together at Brewhouse & Kitchen for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

Book your place »

15 March 2018

Inaugural Wellington Entrepreneurs’ Exchange Evening

Time and London Venue TBC

We are delighted to be hosting our first ever Wellington Entrepreneurs’ Exchange evening which will bring together the Wellington Community to share ideas and experience on start-ups and entrepreneurship.

Throughout the year we will be hosting workshops at the College where the more experienced entrepreneur will be invited to come and give advice to our budding young entrepreneurs, some of whom have already started their own businesses.

Please come along to this inaugural event where OWs, parents and students can share ideas, experience and network with other entrepreneurs.

To find out more please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


17 March 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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


17 March 2018

OW 30 Year Reunion

12:30pm-5:00pm, The Dining Room Annexe

A 30th anniversary gathering for the leavers of 1988.

Lunch will be served at 1.15pm after a welcome from the Master.

Afterwards a chance to explore College and a walk down memory lane.  Leavers are encouraged to e-mail the Community Team if they have particular requests for the day, for example, a desire to have a formal tour of the College.

4.00pm tea.

Partners and families welcome. £15 tickets.

Book your place »

17 March 2018

An Insight into the World of Medicine

12:00pm, Wellington College

A cross-section of specialists from different branches of medicine will discuss all aspects of being a doctor/ surgeon, day-to-day life in different specialties, women in medicine, salaries, job satisfaction, and working in the NHS. This fascinating event will be hosted by current parents and OWs involved in the world of medicine. The aim is to provide a greater understanding about the reality of practicing medicine, consider alternative careers options with a medical degree and help to answer the interview question, ‘Why Medicine?’.

Buffet lunch will be provided.

If you work in medicine, or have a medical degree and pursued an alternative career, and would like to help, please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


20 March 2018

OW Exeter University Gathering

6:00pm, The Old Fire House, 50 New N Rd, Exeter EX4 4EP

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Exeter University on Tuesday 20th March, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Exeter and would like to get a group of OWs together at The Old Firehouse for free food and drink!

It would be lovely to see as many of you there as possible.

Book your place »

21 March 2018

Wellington Community Book Club

19:30, Mallinson Library

Come and join this informal group to discuss the book over a glass of wine and some nibbles. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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


22 March 2018

Career Opportunity Network Group – Property

6:00pm, Location TBC

Formally launched in June 2014 at the East India Club, St James Square, London, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) whatever their chosen career. There are currently over twenty different career groups.

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

 

Registration opening shortly


24 March 2018

Gardening Society Trip – ‘Savill Gardens Visit’

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.

Timings TBC

Please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk for more information.

April 2018

28 April 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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

May 2018

12 May 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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

June 2018

16 June 2018

Wellington Community Parents’ Singers

11:00am, Concert Room, Music School, Wellington College

We are pleased to invite you a meeting of the Wellington Parents’ Choir.

Designed for singers of all abilities, no need to audition, no skill required and no need to be able to read music!

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

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