Author: Lucy Davies

Urgent Aid to Ukraine Appeal

03 March 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created, within days, hundreds of thousands of displaced people. We thought you would like to be aware that OW Przemek Skwirczynski (M 01) has written to us, and we would like to draw your attention to his commendable charitable work and an appeal for donations which can be found […]

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February OW Must Read!

31 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Simon Birkenhead (B 91) and his brilliant new book and very helpful guide ‘Managing People’. ‘Managing People’ is your complete guide to becoming a truly […]

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January OW Must Read!

10 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Gregory Norminton (S 94) and his brilliant novel ‘The Devil’s Highway’. Set in the unforgiving sandy ‘wastes’ of Bagshot Heath, the three sections of ‘The […]

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OW Cross Country Update

16 December 2021

On Saturday 11th December, OWXC took part in the Annual Alumni Race on Wimbledon Common, an 8k hilly and very muddy course. Of the 37 teams taking part (including most of the top public schools), OWXC fielded the largest team with our 22 runners. Huge congratulations to our 4 ladies (Katie Edgerley, Natalie Blagg, Lauren […]

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December OW Must Reads!

29 November 2021

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to two fascinating and very different books; ‘The Time The Children Didn’t Go To School’ by Annabelle Hayes (Ap 94) and ‘Stalin’s Vengeance’ by Nikolai Tolstoy […]

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November OW Must Reads!

29 October 2021

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Marisa Noelle (Ap 96) and her upcoming fantasy novel ‘The Unraveling of Luna Forester’. Marisa Noelle is the writer of middle grade & young adult […]

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Fuel Ventures’ £1.5m Investment Supports Materials Market to Build its Business

22 October 2021

Materials Market, launched November 2020 by Co-Founders Samuel Hunt (Bl 11) and Andrew Haehn, has raised £1.5m to grow its digital building materials marketplace. Materials Market’s creative solution to ease supply chain issues sparked the interest of seed venture capitalist fund, Fuel Ventures, who invested £1.5m in the new tech start-up in September 2021. Investing […]

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Creative Industries Careers Evening – Friday 3rd December at Wellington College

07 October 2021

Seeking Parents and OWs in the Creative Industries – Would you consider being a part of this fantastic evening? On Friday 3rd December Wellington College is hosting its annual Arts Careers Evening which is set to be an inspirational occasion for both Wellington and local state school/partner students showcasing all aspects of working in the world […]

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October OW Must Reads!

06 October 2021

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to two fascinating books; ‘The lives of the great and the good Honorary Freeman of the City of London’ by Bill Clark (p 69) and ‘A […]

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Exciting news for all OW golfers

18 September 2021

The O.W. Golf Society wants to announce the launch of a new competition, The O’Doubles Golf Open which will is open to all golfers (subject to being an O.W. of course). This is in addition to all the regular OW.G.S. matches and meetings.. It is an annual league for pairs of golfers playing in groups […]

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September OW Must Reads!

14 September 2021

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to two fascinating books; ‘Military Misreadings of Shakspere’ (sic) by Paul Cordle (S 58) and “ Laughter is the Best Weapon – The Remarkable Adventures of […]

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Jessica O’Neil (A 17) exhibiting at Somerset House for Photo London the 8th-12th September

07 September 2021

We are delighted to share that Jessica O’Neil will be exhibiting some work at Somerset House for Photo London in the ‘The Fair’s acclaimed Discovery Section’, from the 8th-12th September 2021. For those of you that don’t know what Photo London is, it is essentially ‘The Fair’, that brings the finest international photography to the […]

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Shielding – A photobook documenting COVID-19 isolation by Cameron John (T 17)

07 September 2021

Cameron is a a photographer and designer based in North London. Having recently graduated from Central Saint Martins with a First-Class Honours in Graphic Communication Design. Over the last six months  Cameron has been working on an incredible project; a photobook about people who have been Shielding over the national lockdowns. This book aims to […]

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Afghan Resettlement Appeal – We need your help

28 August 2021

As we have all looked on at the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan over the past few weeks and the huge evacuation operation, the College has been exploring ways in which we can support our armed forces. As you can imagine, it is an operation on a vast scale. The families were flown to the […]

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Lottie, The People’s Care Company founded by OWs Chris and Will Donnelly

17 August 2021

Lottie, also known as The People’s Care Company, is a digital marketplace that connects care seekers to the UK’s best care homes and at a fair price. The social impact business has been founded by brother duo, both Old Wellingtonians , Chris (09 Bd) and Will (12 Bd) Donnelly, with a mission of empowering families […]

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‘Into Battle’ – The True Story of a Bitter Feud at Oxford University

02 July 2021

A new play written by an OW with another OW playing one of the lead parts is to be professionally produced, performed and premiered at Greenwich Theatre 7-31 October. Into Battle is a true story that Hugh Salmon (Hn 74) has unearthed and will be revealed for the first time in history. It concerns a ‘bitter […]

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Simon Lyddon (L 94) Rowing the Atlantic Ocean

25 March 2021

Simon has recently set off on his incredible journey,  rowing across the Atlantic Ocean with a team of 11 other adventurers in the inaugural trip of the “Roxy expeditions” set up by Rannoch Adventures. They are rowing from the Canaries to Antigua – 3000 miles unsupported. Rowing in shifts of 3 hours, on 3 hours […]

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The Lumsden Leadership Summit

17 February 2021

Ella Dow (O 18) is Vice-President of an all-female philanthropic society at St Andrews called The Lumsden Club and is proud to announce the sixth edition of their annual event, The Lumsden Leadership Summit (previously Winning Women). The aim is to inspire the student body and wider community by bringing together successful women from all […]

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Annual Schools Alumni Race – The Results Are In!

05 January 2021

OWXC took part in the Annual Schools Alumni Race over the weekend of 12th/13th December. Normally it would be run as a proper race on Wimbledon Common; however, as with most events throughout 2020, it had to be completed virtually. This certainly did not dampen spirits as there were 39 OW entrants out of a […]

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Must Reads!

15 December 2020

We are delighted to share with you four brilliant books by OW authors. Military Misreadings of Shakespeare is a humorous book of full colour cartoons of the Victorian Army painted by Major (later Lt-Col) Thomas Seccombe with carefully chosen quotations from Shakespeare’s plays; it was first published by George Routledge & Sons in 1880.  Paul Cordle […]

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A Royal Visit

07 December 2020

Eighty years ago, on 8th December 1940, Wellington College was visited by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by their daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. The visit was intended to boost school morale after the death of the Master, Bobby Longden, in enemy bombing two months previously. The photograph above shows the King […]

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Follow the Stars – A Celebration of Christmas!

07 December 2020

While many spent their Lockdown summers perfecting sourdough starters or baking banana bread, Biddy (L6th, A) was quite literally following the stars. A family involvement with the Macmillan Cancer Support charity led to Biddy volunteering her time to help organise and curate Macmillan’s Follow the Stars Charity Christmas concert. The concert, re-imagined for 2020 and […]

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OWXC – Cross Country and Social Running

04 December 2020

Are you a keen cross country runner and looking to get involved in a club with like minded people? If so, then the Old Wellingtonian XC Club is just what you are looking for. Re-established in 2018, with the aim to reunite OWs and represent Wellington in various running events. The club enables members to […]

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BECOME A GLOBAL GOALS HERO & SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD!

03 December 2020

We are excited to invite you to volunteer from home as a ‘Global Social Leaders Global Goals Hero’ and join an incredible team of people supporting a global movement of socially conscious young leaders in 105 countries in all world regions. GSL was set up by Wellington College’s Leadership and Coaching Institute and Future Foundations […]

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Virtual Walks with Wide Eyed London

25 September 2020

To replace cancelled bookings with the college, professional guide Rosalind Vincent has kindly agreed to create some mini virtual walks in London. To kick the series off, she will be focusing on aspects of London connected with the 1st Duke of Wellington. These short videos are designed to give you a taster of what is […]

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