Author: Jen Liddell

OW January Must Read: ‘How We Might Live’ by Suzanne Cooper (Ap 88)

06 January 2023

In Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper’s (Ap 88) latest biography, How We Might Live: At Home with Jane and William Morris,  she explores the lives and legacies of Jane and William Morris,  taking us inside two lives of unparalleled creative artistry. William Morris wrote ‘The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in […]

Read more...

Edwardian Speech Day at Wellington College

Introducing the Wellington College Heritage Website!

07 December 2022

Edwardian Speech Day at Wellington College   Today we celebrate the launch of the Wellington College Heritage Website!  Wellington College was opened in 1859 as the living memorial to the first Duke of Wellington. Since then, Wellington has expanded into one of Britain’s leading independent schools, developing its own rich traditions and distinctive character.   Our […]

Read more...

OW November Must Read: Driven to Crime by Crispian Besley (Bn 77)

16 November 2022

Driven to Crime: True Stories of Wrongdoing in Motor Racing is the debut novel by Crispian Besley (Bn 77), inspired by his life-long interest in cars and passion for motor racing. In his novel, Besley investigates misdemeanours at all levels, from drivers, designers and mechanics to team owners, entrants and sponsors. People lie, cheat, steal […]

Read more...

The Corps of Drums at Wellington College

11 November 2022

For hundreds of years, drums were used on the battlefield to signal commands and orders, and drummers have been part of Wellington College CCF for over a century. During the 1950s there was an active Corps of Drums, but in 1960 this was subsumed into the general CCF Band, which itself disbanded in 1980, the […]

Read more...

Fair Shot: the Cafe with a Conscience!

26 October 2022

Fair Shot Cafe, London, was set up to provide young adults with learning disabilities, such as autism and Down’s syndrome, the opportunity to train as baristas and cafe assistants before helping them to find jobs in the mainstream hospitality sector. The rate of unemployment among young adults with learning disabilities is very high, and so […]

Read more...

100 Year Anniversary of the Wellington College War Memorial

21 October 2022

It’s 100 years since the unveiling of the Wellington College War Memorial on 24th October 1922. Made from black, white and green marble and designed by Edwin Lutyens, the architect of the cenotaph in Whitehall, the memorial features a figure of St George, and a Union flag of painted marble so convincing as to be […]

Read more...

Dennis Flanders: 1980s Wellington College Painting Auction

19 October 2022

OW John Berger (Bn 53) is currently selling framed print No. 50 from 500 by Dennis Flanders. Flanders (1915-1994) was a British artist and draughtsman who specialised in pen and ink drawings, often of English landscapes and buildings. He created a collection of pictures of Wellington College in the 80s, with some of his drawings […]

Read more...

Art Exhibition by Archie Wardlaw (T 07) and a teacher of art at Wellington – Less than one week to go!

14 October 2022

Archie Wardlaw (T 07) and a teacher of art at Wellington, will be hosting an exhibition of new landscape and still life paintings from the last two years to help raise funds for the Prince Albert Foundation. 20% of all purchases will go towards this amazing Scholarship programme. His oil paintings are created ‘en plein […]

Read more...

Podcast: Wellington College and the Royal Family

12 October 2022

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II and head girl Georgina Singer (Ap 10) share a happy moment together during her visit to the college in 2009 Following the passing of our Visitor, Queen Elizabeth II, our wonderful College archivist Caroline Jones discusses the intertwined history of the College and the Royal Family. To listen or find out […]

Read more...

Bringing Unseen Art-Historical Essays to Life: ‘Inside the Cauldron’ by Leonora Carrington

06 October 2022

OW India Ayles (O 13), costume designer, is currently involved in the production of a non-profit short film Inside the Cauldron. “The paintings of Leonora Carrington are not merely painted. They are brewed. They sometimes seem to have materialised in a cauldron at the stroke of midnight.” – Edward James Inside the Cauldron is a short non-profit […]

Read more...

‘Into Battle’: The True Story of the Balliol Feud by Hugh Salmon (Hn 74)

04 October 2022

Into Battle by Hugh Salmon (Hn 74) uncovers the true story of the notorious Oxford ‘Balliol Feud’, which poignantly encapsulates the political and social divisions that were tearing Britain apart prior to WW1. The Greenwich Theatre premier has recently been picked up by Broadway on Demand, a theatre streaming service. In 1906, of the fifty-three […]

Read more...

OW Cross Country: Annual Alumni Race Results

26 September 2022

On Saturday 17th September, OWXC took part in the Annual Alumni Race on Wimbledon Common, an 8k undulating cross-country course. For the first time the race had been brought forward from its traditional December date, so we had to cope without the customary mud, rain and freezing cold! Of the 33 teams and 147 runners […]

Read more...

September OW Must Read

31 August 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. Our OW must read for September is ‘Queen of our Times’, written by British Royal Family specialist Robert Hardman, student at Wellington College between 1978-1983 in Stanley House. ‘Queen of our Times’ is Hardman’s new […]

Read more...