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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.

September 2021

18 September 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


19 September 2021

Prayer Group

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Wellington Community Prayer meeting. You are warmly welcome to join us as we pray for the Wellington Community. We will meet in the crypt, down the steps next to the chapel.  For further information please contact Suzanne Davidson (07941 672136) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).

If covid restrictions are in place we will meet online, on Monday 20 September


19 September 2021

Pre-1959 OW Reunion

11:30am-4:30pm

 

We are delighted to announce we will be hosting our Pre-1959 OW Reunion at Wellington College and hope to see as many of you as possible. The plan for the day is as follows:

 

Chapel Service at 11:30am
Drinks from 12pm in Great School
Followed by Lunch at 1:15pm in Waterloo Hall
Afterwards a chance to take a wander down memory lane led by Chris Potter (C 65)
Tea and cake from 3.30pm in Great School

 

Tickets cost £15 each, and include a three course lunch with wine and afternoon tea.

 

Please do put the date in your diary now and spread the word to all those you are in touch with. Let us know if we can help further and we look forward to seeing you in September.

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23 September 2021

Book Club

7:30pm to 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!

We will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles over the summer.

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

October 2021

05 October 2021

London Walking Tour – Kings Cross and Canal Life

11 am to 1 pm

Take a walk with a City of Westminster guide, along the Regent’s Canal, starting at King’s Cross and see the transformation of the area from the derelict warehouses to places of fashion, 21st century tech giants and ‘repurposing’.

The walk goes ahead whatever the weather. The walk will be 2 hours and is £18 per ticket.

Numbers are limited so please do book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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06 October 2021

The Waterloo Society Presents: Post-War Wellington – Jazz, ‘Jallies’ and Japes  

6pm to 7pm on Zoom

Last year we embarked on an ambitious project to capture the memories of OWs who were at Wellington in the 1940s and 1950s. The response was fantastic, allowing us to put together a vivid and evocative picture of College life at that time.  As we prepare to launch our Wellington Heritage website to showcase this material, we invite you to a virtual talk where we will join Archivist Caroline Jones as she chats to some of the OW contributors and uncovers fascinating stories of fagging, ‘fug rugby’, dining hall delicacies and classroom pranks.

We are delighted that OWs Henry Beverley (A 53), Alan Munro (T 53), Martin Kinna (M 58), and Christopher Miers (Bd 59) will be sharing their personal memories from their time at wellington.

To register your place, please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


14 October 2021

Law COG

6pm to 9pm

Launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups (COGS) were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for all OWs in whatever their chosen career. Our sixth form students and young OWs who attend these events find them invaluable. They are also a brilliant way for members of the Wellington Community to network.

This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community in fields related to Law. OW’s, their guests and Wellington parents are welcome to attend.

Please note that the In and Out Club has a dress code please see here: https://www.theinandout.co.uk/web/pages/dress-code

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

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15 October 2021

10 Year Reunion

6:00pm to 10:30pm at The Duke of Sussex

The OW Society would like to invite all 2011 Leavers to reunite and reminisce with one another at the Duke of Sussex. Drinks and a light buffet will be available from 18:00 to celebrate this wonderful milestone.

Please spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 2011 class together!

Tickets cost £5 each, and include welcome drinks and light buffet.

OW’s and their partners and guests are all very welcome to attend.

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18 October 2021

Illustrated Talk – Introduction to Welly Wildlife

6:30pm to 7:30pm in The Driver Lecture Room

Wellington College Head of Gardens and Grounds, Mark Dodd, will talk about the main College estate and share fascinating insights about the wide range of wildlife that lives here. Mark will tell us about how his team manages the huge site and its great variety of habitats to benefit this wildlife.

Kat Dahl, teacher and conservationist, will talk about the College’s Site of Special Scientific Interest, located between the College perimeter fence and Little Sandhurst. This protected area is a remarkable beacon of biodiversity, containing several nationally scarce habitats and species. Kat will tell us about the wonderful wildlife on this site, and how its conservation is managed by Mark and his team in conjunction with Natural England.

Please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk to RSVP for this event.


21 October 2021

OW Women’s Sport Evening

The Northcote, Battersea

At the beginning of this year, we decided that it was about time to build a fully functioning OW women’s society, with the aim of enabling women of all ages to come together and benefit from sports, networking and other social events. In order to kick off this initiative, we will be hosting an informal drinks get together at the Northcote in Battersea, on October the 21st from 6pm.

We would love to see as many OW women as possible so that we can celebrate the beginning of what we hope will in the future be a fully functioning platform. If you feel as though you would like to find out more about the society and catch up with old friends, then please do come along to this event! It is open to all. We would be grateful if you could send over a quick RSVP to community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk if you are able to attend and spread the word to anyone you believe would also take pleasure in coming along. We look forward to seeing you there!

November 2021

16 November 2021

Virtual London Walking Tour – Discover Belgravia

7pm to 8pm

Join London Guide and former Wellington parent Rosalind Vincent for a virtual ‘stroll’ around Belgravia.  As one of the most elegant areas of London, it oozes wealth and has a fabulous list of colourful characters  who have made their mark.  Don’t be deceived by the calm exteriors – behind the doors lie stories of scandal and intrigue. All this will be revealed along with a good dose of  history combined with Rosalind’s love of homing in on the details that the passer-by normal misses.

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21 November 2021

Prayer Group

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Wellington Community Prayer meeting. You are warmly welcome to join us as we pray for the Wellington Community. We will meet in the crypt, down the steps next to the chapel.  For further information please contact Suzanne Davidson (07941 672136) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).

If covid restrictions are in place we will meet online, on Monday 22 November


24 November 2021

Finance COG

6pm to 8pm

Our Career Opportunity Groups (COGS) were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for all members of the Wellington Community in whatever their chosen career. Our sixth form students and young OWs who attend these events find them invaluable. They are also a brilliant way for members of the Wellington Community to network.

This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community in fields related to Finance. OW’s, their guests and Wellington parents are welcome to attend.

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27 November 2021

Wellington College Heritage Day – Archives Talk and Tour of the College

Driver Leadership Room, Wellington College

10:30am-2pm

We invite you to join us to celebrate Wellingtons incredible heritage, led by Wellington Archivist Caroline Jones the day will consist of a tour of the College, lunch and a Tales from the Archives talk.

The day will start with refreshments and Caroline taking you on a tour of the College’s most historic buildings, explaining along the way the fascinating story of the College’s foundation and early years. You’ll see some treasures from our historic collections and learn what makes Wellington so unique.

After lunch Caroline will host a ‘Tales from the Archives: Treasures of Wellington College Chapel’ talk in Wellington’s beautiful Chapel to learn more about its history, it’s fascinating architecture, and some of the treasures on view inside.

You can book on for the whole day or just the talk or tour.

 

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