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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.

October 2019

26 October 2019

Strictly for Grace

6:45 pm to Midnight, Dining Hall

Every year in the UK 20,000 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. This is 54 women a day and 21 of these women will die.

GRACE supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness, funding research and providing local hospitals with vital equipment. In order to help raise money for this incredible charity, former staff head of dance, Pandy Dean will be hosting an evening of glitz, glamour and ballroom dancing as local volunteers, and a few from our very own Wellington College staff take to the dance floor for a Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza!

There will be fizz on arrival, followed by a sit-down two course meal. The dancing competition will take place after the meal, and once the winning couple have been announced, all are invited to dance the night away with our 13-piece band!

There will be a cash bar on site. Tickets cost £100 per person. All profits go to the charity GRACE. Tickets include glass of fizz, 2-course meal, half a bottle of wine and of course live entertainment!

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November 2019

05 November 2019

Career Opportunity Group: Finance

6:00 pm, The Oriental Club

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OW’s (young and old) in whatever their chosen career. There are currently over twenty different career groups.  

We are thrilled to be involving more from the Wellington Community and invite parents to come along to these career networking events. This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Community in fields related to Finance. Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in the field of Finance will join us. 

 

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07 November 2019

Book Club

7:30 pm, Moral Room

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over some refreshments with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community.  

The chosen book for this book club meeting is ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood

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


09 November 2019

Magic of Maths: The Sierpinski Triangle

12:30 pm, Maths Classroom

Our own inspirational Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, leads you through a six-week hands-on tour of all things mathematical. Whether you are an experienced mathematician or a complete novice, all are welcome to discover creative and beautiful corners of the subject that rarely find their way onto the curriculum. Attend on a weekly basis or come and go as you wish.  

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


09 November 2019

Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem

11:00 am, Concert Room

On Friday 15th November, we are performing Mozart’s Requiem with Crowthorne Choral Society. In preparation for this, on Saturday 12th October and Saturday 9th November we have a ‘Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem Choral Morning’ 11am – 12pm.

It would be wonderful if any of you would like to join us for these. To register please contact: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


10 November 2019

Christian Prayer Group

8:00 pm, The Crypt Chapel

The Christian Prayer Group has been set up by a group of Wellington parents, from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. It gives parents the opportunity to get together and pray for the school, its governors and staff, the pupils and their families. The group welcomes all parents and staff, and anyone else within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.  

This group meets twice per term to pray, the meetings are very informal and take place on Sunday evenings, in the Crypt Chapel (down the steps beside the Chapel).  

For more information or prayer requests please contact the Prayer group coordinators:
Gilly (gilly@thehafners.com) and Suzanne (suzanne@bishton.net), both Wellington parents.


12 November 2019

Careers Advice Bureau

4:30 pm, HE Hub

These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for students to investigate their options after leaving Wellington with a focus on careers, including help applying for Universities/jobs, putting together a CV and answering any questions/queries students may have on their future after Wellington. 

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


14 November 2019

OW Oxford University Gathering

6:30 pm, The First Floor Restaurant

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Oxford University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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16 November 2019

Magic of Maths: The Fourth Dimension

12:30 pm, Maths Classroom

Our own inspirational Head of Maths, Aidan Sproat, leads you through a six-week hands-on tour of all things mathematical. Whether you are an experienced mathematician or a complete novice, all are welcome to discover creative and beautiful corners of the subject that rarely find their way onto the curriculum. Attend on a weekly basis or come and go as you wish. 

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


20 November 2019

OW Cambridge University Gathering

2:30 pm, The Eagle

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Cambridge University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs. We look forward to seeing you!    

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20 November 2019

London Walking Tour – Secret Victoria

Victoria, London

We are delighted that we have more London Walking Tours in store for you this term, join us as City of Westminster Guide, Lou Cohen, shares hew wealth of knowledge this time focused on the fascinating are of Victoria. 

 This part of London takes its name from Queen Victoria, when the new Victoria Street cut through the slums and opened the view to Westminster Abbey.  With a City of Westminster guide discover the delights of this area which many of us treat as a thoroughfare.  There is more to it than rail and coach stations. 

Meeting point – Meeting Place – Cardinal Place, Victoria Street (near Costa coffee shop) 

Nearest stations: Victoria Railway Station and Victoria Underground Station (access friendly). 

Tickets are £15 per person.   

 

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30 November 2019

Heritage Day – Historic Tour of the College

10:30 am, Royal Foundation Room

Wellington Archivist Caroline Jones will take you on a tour of the College’s most historic buildings, explaining along the way the fascinating story of College’s foundation and early years. You’ll see some treasures of our historic collections and learn what makes Wellington so unique.

 

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30 November 2019

Heritage Day – ‘In Sickness and in health’: Tales from the Wellington archives

1:00pm, Driver Lecture Room

Caroline Jones returns once more to delve into the wonders of our archives, this time exploring the chequered history of healthcare at College. Epidemics, bad drains and the development of the Sanatorium will all feature. Those interested in this event may also wish to attend the Historic Tour taking place in the morning at 11.00am. There will be a joint light lunch for these two events held in the V&A Café from 12.00pm-1.00pm.

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30 November 2019

Wellington Parent Singers

The Concert Room

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities and covering a range of music from West Side Story to choral classics. Having launched the parent singers last year, we are now 20 members strong and welcome many more to join. Come along and give it a try!    

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

December 2019

03 December 2019

Book Club

7:30 pm, Moral Room

Come and join this informal group to discuss the chosen book over some refreshments with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community.  

The chosen book for this book club meeting will be ‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent

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


05 December 2019

Garden Society: Wreath Making

6:30 pm, Waterloo Hall

The Wellington Community invite you to join a festive wreath making workshop kindly led by Donna, a former Wellington parent, who is a dab hand at hosting wreath making workshops! We will provide all materials including foliage that has been freshly foraged from the Wellington College grounds.  

Please do bring some of your own materials to add your own creative flare using anything from red chillies, limes, dried orange or even peacock feathers! The wreaths will last right the way through Christmas so they can be admired by all.  

This festive workshop is £10 per person and includes materials, mulled wine, mince pies and all your favourite Christmas carols.       

This Event is SOLD OUT


07 December 2019

Wellington Parent Singers

11:00 am, Concert Room 

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities and covering a range of music from West Side Story to choral classics. Having launched the parent singers last year, we are now 20 members strong and welcome many more to join. Come along and give it a try!    

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


16 December 2019

OW Ice Skating

4:00 pm, 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.  

Registration will open shortly.

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