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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.

November 2017

01 November 2017

Wellington Community Business Networking Drinks – IT

18:00 - 20:00, Sports Bar and Grill, Waterloo Railway Station, London

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


01 November 2017

Magic of Maths – Cellular Automata

Moral Room, The Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Our Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, continues the journey through some of the less-explored corners of mathematics.

This week, explore the bizarre world of cellular automata as we ask what happens when maths is left alone to run itself. Does it generate beauty, or chaos, or both?

What links seashells to traffic jams, and how can we simulate them both?

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


08 November 2017

Wellington Community Book Club

19:30 - 20:30, Linguistic Room, The Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over a glass of wine and some nibbles.

Book to be announced.

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


09 November 2017

Career Opportunity Networking Evening – Finance

18:00 - 20:00, Duke of Sussex, Lambeth, London, SE1 7AY

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 whatever their chosen career. There are currently over twenty different career groups.

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

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10 November 2017

Old Wellingtonian 10 Year Reunion

19:00, Balls Brothers Austin Friars, 10-11 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HG

A 10th anniversary gathering for the leavers of 2007.

Drinks and light buffet available from 19.00, in private area of Balls Brothers Austin Friars.

Relaxed get-together to reminisce and catch up with old friends.

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14 November 2017

OW Oxford University Gathering

6:00, The First Floor Restaurant, 158 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE

The OW Society would like to invite you to an informal and fun gathering for all OWs at Oxford and Oxford Brookes University on Tuesday 14th November, from 6:00pm.

Chris Potter and other members of Wellington College staff will be visiting Oxford and would like to get a group of OWs together at The First Floor Restaurant for free food and drink!

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

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15 November 2017

Magic of Maths – The Sierpinski Triangle

19:30 21:00, Moral Room, The Mallinson Library

The voyage through mathematics with our Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, continues with an exploration of a mathematical structure that crops up with surprising frequency.

In this session, learn about the nature of fractals and the mathematics behind them. How can a shape have infinite perimeter and yet contain zero area?

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


15 November 2017

Career Opportunity Networking Evening – Wine

18:00 - 20:20, Corney & Barrow, St Katherine's Dock, Tower Hill

This meeting is a gathering of those in, or interested in, the fields related to Wine.

OWs from across the generations, as well as 6th form students, interested in pursuing careers in this field come together socially and enjoy an evening of wine and canapés.

Limited places available.

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22 November 2017

Magic of Maths – The Fourth Dimension

19:30 - 21:00, Moral Room, The Mallinson Library, Wellington College

The final instalment in this series first asks what happens if there is more to geometry than meets the eye and then examines what happens if there is also more than meets the hand!

What might the geometry of the fourth dimension look like? And how can we know?

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


23 November 2017

OW Cambridge University Gathering

18:00, The Eagle, 8 Benet Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN

Chris Potter and members of the common room will be visiting Cambridge to catch up with OWs studying at Cambridge University.

A relaxed, informal dinner at The Eagle. It is a free event to attend.

 

Registration opens soon.


25 November 2017

Welcome to the Wellington Community

12:30 - 14:00, The Master's Lodge, Wellington College

Another chance for new parents to meet fellow parents and find out more about the Wellington College Community and all it has to offer.

Over lunch Murray Lindo (Head of the Wellington Community) will provide more information about the activities and events that are run on behalf of the wider community of students, staff, parents, Old Wellingtonians and former parents.

Early sign up for these sessions is advised as places are limited to 40 per event. Please see later entries for other opportunities to attend this event.

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25 November 2017

Path of Duty Historic Tour

09:45 - 12:30, Great School, Wellington College

Set amid the fine College grounds and gardens ‘The Wellington Path of Duty Historic Tour’, led by OW Dr Patrick Mileham (former soldier and author of the 2008 Wellington College The First 150 Years), takes visitors on a tour around the original buildings by Victorian architects John Shaw, Gilbert Scott and others. We will view the large collection of statuary and fine paintings as well as museum memorabilia of the Duke, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and numerous OWs – including VCs. The tour will take in the College ‘history boards’ and memorials to those who died in the wars of the twentieth century, doing their duty and service.

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25 November 2017

Tales from the Wellington Archives

13:00 - 14:00, Royal Foundation Room, Wellington College

Caroline Jones (Wellington Archivist) returns once more to delve into the wonders of the College archives. Those interested in this event may also wish to attend the Path of Duty Historic Tour taking place in the morning at 9.45am. There will be a joint light lunch for these two events held in the V&A Café from 12.30pm-1.00pm.

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December 2017

04 December 2017

Carols by Candlelight

19:00, Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair

Carlton Club presents Carols by Candlelight, with the Chapel Choir of Wellington College.

Conducted by George de Voil, Organist & Choirmaster

Organ by Richard Hobson, Director of Music, Grosvenor Chapel

Tickets: £20.00 per person. Doors open from 19:00.

Please contact Emily Tyson at the Carlton Club to book: emily.tyson@carltonclub.co.uk – 0207 399 0904


06 December 2017

Wellington Community Book Club

19:30 - 20:30, Linguistic Room, The Mallinson Library, Wellington College

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over a glass of wine and some nibbles.

Book to be announced.

To register or for more information please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


06 December 2017

Wellington Community Business Networking Drinks – Politics

18:00 - 20:00, Duke of Sussex, Lambeth, London, SE1 7AY

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


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

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.
Tickets on sale soon.


28 January 2018

Mr Wickham and an evening with Jane Austin

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.

Tickets on sale soon.

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