Author: Lucy Sims

The Change Baths and the V&A

06 November 2023

As the newly enlarged V&A Café opens, we take a look back through the archives to discover the varied history of this area of Wellington. In the College’s earliest years, the ground where the V&A now stands was a garden for the Anglesey and Blücher HMs, while the Princes’ Quad area was a yard surrounded […]

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OWs Chris and Will Donnelly announce funding for their complany, Lottie

16 October 2023

Congratulations to OWs Chris (Bd 09) and Will Donnelly (Bd 12), who’s business ‘Lottie’ have raised $21M (£16.35M) in Series A funding, led by Accel, with participation from previous investor General Catalyst. This brings the total amount raised by the company to $31M (£25M). Lottie is a free service that helps families and retirees find […]

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Waterloo Society Newsletter

30 August 2023

We are delighted to enclose links to our latest edition of the Waterloo Society Newsletter. We have been busy delving into the archives with the hope of conjuring up more nostalgic memories of your time at College. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the […]

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Prince Albert Scholarship programme supporters’ update

04 July 2023

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Prince Albert Foundation this year. As a way of sharing with you what a difference these donations make, we have put together an update on what our Scholars have been up to this term, including some of their many achievements and plans for the Summer. PAF supporter […]

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The History of our Cricket Pavilion

26 May 2023

As we celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and renamed Potter Pavilion, you may be interested to look back on its history and that of its precursors. The Potter Pavilion is not the first, nor even the second, such building to stand on Turf. According to the Wellingtonian, the very first pavilion was a […]

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The Potter Pavilion

26 May 2023

For the past year, College has been undertaking a thorough modernisation of the Pink Pavilion. The work has transformed the interior of this iconic building, whilst importantly retaining its original external character. It will provide high quality co-educational changing facilities, as well as providing the opportunity for Wellington to host representative sport both on Turf […]

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Marking the Coronation – past and present

04 May 2023

The coronation of King Charles III is a significant historical event. Looking through the Wellington archives, we have found a wonderful piece in the 1911 Yearbook about the coronation of King George V. It records the events which were held around the coronation, and most significantly, recounts the planting of an oak tree by Lord […]

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International Women’s Day

07 March 2023

The first 10 Apsley girls, Norman Porter and his wife Hilary Porter   It’s International Women’s Day so we thought we would delve into the archives and find some photographs of life at Wellington for the first cohort of girls who attended College in 1975. Back then, girls were only permitted as day students, the […]

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Waterloo Society Newsletter Issue #4

10 February 2023

We are delighted to enclose links to our latest edition of the Waterloo Society Newsletter. We have been busy delving into the archives with the hope of conjuring up more nostalgic memories of your time at College. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the […]

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The OW Rugby Club Presents : The Ultimate Rugby Quiz : Thursday 19th January

06 January 2023

Former 1st XV captain and now actor, Stewart Wright (Pn 92) will be hosting the Ultimate Rugby Quiz on Thursday 19th January at the Sambrook’s Brewery in Wandsworth.   All OWs are welcome to come and along and experience an evening of live entertainment where rugby meets theatre…disguised as quiz. Sambrook’s range of brews and […]

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Wellington College Heritage website

22 September 2022

We are very excited to introduce our new Wellington College Heritage website, www.wellingtoncollegehistory.co.uk, where we showcase and explore the College’s fascinating history and heritage. In particular, the website is the home of our recent ‘Wellington Through The Decades’ project, to which all those who left Wellington prior to 1962 were invited to contribute. The wealth […]

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