Category: OW News

80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation

26 May 2020

As the country marks the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation, we look back and honour those Wellingtonians who were involved and those who died in the operation. The evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of northern France in the face of invading German forces took place between 26 May and 4 June 1940. […]

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OWs Eme Evans, Alice Garvey and Sasha Ansell take on the Rocketman Challenge!

21 May 2020

Message from Eme Evans ( C 14) and we hope you will agree that this is a seriously worthwhile challenge and best of luck to them! The Rocketman Challenge: 1 week, 10 girls, 1000km Next week, myself and nine others – flatmates from the University of Edinburgh, including two other OW’s Alice Garvey and Sasha […]

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The History of Speech Day

21 May 2020

The first Speech Day took place in June 1859, just six months after the College opened, and may have been modelled on similar events at Rugby School. It included two Chapel services as well as the prize-giving ceremony. We don’t know what prizes were given, but by the next year Queen Victoria had consented to […]

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Henry Duff (S 15) embarks on adventurous new business….

18 May 2020

Henry Duff (S 15) and friend, Oli Kriskinans, have decided to embark upon an adventurous business journey, HERD is a brand new platform where the stories you read are crafted by people like you. For more details about this exciting new venture please see below from Henry. Hello OWs, we’re looking for some exciting content […]

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The last visit of Queen Victoria, May 1900

14 May 2020

This week we look back 120 years to a notable event in Wellington’s history – the last visit of Queen Victoria, in May 1900. Almost fifty years previously, Victoria and her husband Prince Albert had been very influential in the foundation of Wellington College. Albert in particular had taken a strong personal interest, helping to […]

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If you love food and hate shopping this is for you! From James Faulkner (L 91)

13 May 2020

We normally supply a huge number of foodservice/restaurant businesses across the UK, however since COVID-19 outbreak many have unfortunately been forced to shut their doors and our sales in this area have completely dried up. As a result we have an amazing selection of restaurant quality products, at prices you would never find in the […]

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Chad’s Challenge – 3.5 Marathons for African Revival

11 May 2020

We wanted to say a huge congratulations to Chad Miller, current student, who last week completed an incredible challenge of running 150 kms over 10 days, this is the equivalent of 3.5 marathons! Please see below message from Chad: I’ve had my A-Level exams cancelled, but decided to do something positive whilst in lockdown to […]

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OW Dr Chris Redburn

05 May 2020

An Anaesthetist’s Experience of Covid-19 Your normal encounter with an anaesthetist is to keep you safe and comfortable during an operation, but it is our role to provide care for the sickest patients in the hospital, as we are also the doctors that work on the Intensive care unit (ICU) and attend all emergencies. Since […]

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The History of Athletic Sports at Wellington

27 April 2020

The latest story from Wellington Archivist Caroline Jones traces the history of Sports Day, or ‘The Athletic Sports’ as it was known. Strange as it may seem, this event did not originate in the Summer term, but for almost eighty years took place over several weeks in March and April. We believe that ‘The Sports’ […]

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The 2.6 Challenge – Let’s help save the UK charities

23 April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events. Many of these charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough […]

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Doctor in the House – offering FREE online consultations

23 April 2020

OW Dr D J Hamblin-Brown is an emergency doctor and founder of Doctor in the House, which offers free online consultations. There are many people who are stuck at home at present who maybe feeling unwell or worried and with few surgeries offering video conferencing they may be unsure of what to do. Doctor in […]

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Dr Caroline Baugh, OW and GP, helps establish new Covid-19 Assessment Centre

22 April 2020

We want to say a huge thank you to Dr Caroline Baugh OW (Ap 92) and current parent who is currently working on the front line during the Covid-19 pandemic, please see Caroline’s full story below: I’m currently a GP Partner in Basingstoke, and prior to this have worked across Africa with Médecins sans Frontieres […]

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CoachBright – Help tackle child food poverty during COVID-19

06 April 2020

Robin Chu (Hl 09) is the CEO and founder of CoachBright, they are an award-winning national social enterprise supporting the next generation to become independent and resilient so they can lead the lives they want. Working across schools, universities and organisations, they’re giving students and young professionals the tools and behaviours to succeed. Coach Bright […]

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Norway Campaign – 80th Anniversary

06 April 2020

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Norwegian Campaign during the Second World War, and we remember those Wellingtonians who were involved. On 7th April 1940, German warships put to sea to begin the invasion of Norway; they were attacked by British Naval and RAF forces, but not deterred, and the […]

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Hospitality for Heroes – an OW Initiative

02 April 2020

Hospitality for Heroes is a not-for-profit grass roots initiative which uses local skilled chefs to supply NHS staff with free, healthy meals using quality produce purchased from local suppliers, this wonderful initiative has been set up by a number of people including our very own OW James Levy-Vassie (04 O). The chefs involved are head […]

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Before the Raglan ….. White Cairn

30 March 2020

Past and present students in the Raglan might be interested to know that fifty years ago, their House was in the middle of a major redevelopment! For many years, the house which is now the Raglan was known by its previous name of White Cairn, sometimes run together as Whitecairn. It was built in the […]

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The Kingsleys – a look back through history

26 March 2020

Sadly Wellington’s oldest sporting event, the Kingsley race, could not take place this week due to the coronavirus, but today we’re taking the opportunity to look back at its history. Cross-country running was the first sport to be established at Wellington – before pitches or courts were created, it was the only one possible! It’s […]

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Seb’s Foundation

11 March 2020

The Wellington Community Department is delighted to be supporting Jake O’Leary and Conor Morrisroe, who are going to be running the Manchester Marathon on 5th April for Sebs Foundation, both of whom were at Wellington College with Seb. Seb’s Foundation was established to bring hope from tragedy, following the death of Seb Adeniran-Olule, aged 20, […]

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A Celebration of Wellington Cricket Past, Present and Future

26 February 2020

On Friday 28th February 2020, Wellington College Cricket Club and the Old Wellingtonian Cricket Club are hosting a dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s in celebration of Wellington Cricket. And we are both delighted and privileged that the evening is being held in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation. To find out more about […]

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What’s On – Lent Term 2020

06 January 2020

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Lent term has just been launched. We hope you were able to enjoy some of the varied events and opportunities that we ran last year which were designed to reinforce, support and build on the unique relationship that we all have with Wellington College and with one […]

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Young Designer of the Year

19 December 2019

OW James Veale (R 13), Project Engineer at GiroNEX has won the Young Designer of the Year category in the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2019. ‘My thanks to the judging panel for this great honour and to everyone for all the congratulations. I’m really proud to be recognised amongst the many young engineers who are […]

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Toby Allen and Jim Hilson

19 December 2019

OWs Toby Allen (Hl 93) and Jim Hilson (Hg 93) are the 7th most awarded Creative Directors in the world this year, with back-to-back Cannes Titanium Lions, a D&AD Black Pencil, and a career haul of over 20 Grand Prix at Cannes, One Show, Clios and other global awards shows.

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Many Congratulations to OW Hugo Tilmouth

19 December 2019

Hugo Tilmouth (R 13) started a business from University and this year has been named on the Forbes Europe 30 under 30 and was awarded the IOD London & South Young Director of the year last week! ChargedUp started out as a master’s project at the University of Exeter, but has rapidly grown into a […]

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Occitanie Esport! Champion

19 December 2019

OW Finlay (Quaye) Stewart (HG 11) worked for 5 years at the highest level in Fnatic. With the English team, he won several LCS splits and went to the World championship. As the GamersOrigin LoL head coach, he’s in charge of all the professional team strategy. Massive congratulations to Quaye for his most recent achievement: Champion in […]

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OW John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 December 2018

27th December marks the anniversary of the second action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler was awarded the Victoria Cross. John was in the Stanley, 1902-1906, and then went straight to Sandhurst to train as an Army officer. He joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1907. In 1913 he was […]

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