Category: OW News

OW Canberra (Australia!) Region Event: Saturday 18th June 2022

23 June 2022

Five of our OWs living in Canberra, Australia and their partners enjoyed their annual catch up and regional event lunch event on Saturday 18 June at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was an opportunity to share anecdotes of this battle and inspire thought beyond the context of fires, […]

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Padel Tennis Tournament

23 June 2022

CALLING ALL KEEN AND COMPETITIVE SPORTING INDIVIDUALS! OWs James Harper (Pn 99) Max Evans (Hg 02) and Martyn Boden (O 99) have joined together to launch a Padel Tennis business called PadelXO and are pleased to announce they are launching their first Padel Tennis event next month, raising money for the Rugby Players Association. The […]

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June OW Must Read!

08 June 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 June is by Paul Macro who was in the Lynedoch House at Wellington College between 1981 and 1985 and is called ‘Action at Badma Post.’  ‘Action at Badma Post’ tells […]

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Waterloo Society Event: Our Royal Visitor

26 May 2022

Known as the ‘Royal and Religious Foundation,’ Wellington College has had close links with the Royal family throughout its history, including five visits from HM Queen Elizabeth II. Yesterday evening we celebrated Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by looking back at these very special occasions. Our Archivist Caroline Jones and Chris Potter viewed fascinating archive film […]

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Marcus & Oli’s World Cycle Tour

13 May 2022

Oli Lyon (M 12) alongside his friend, Marcus Pillinger are cycling around the world not only for an adventure, but also to raise money for School in a Bag, a charity that provides educational supplies for less advantaged children worldwide. Together, they will be wild camping most of the way, carrying all of their own […]

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OW News – New High Sheriff for Cornwall!

10 April 2022

Andrew Williams (Hn 86) has been sworn in as the new High Sheriff of Cornwall, taking up the reins from Mark Thomas who has held the office for the last year. The swearing-in took place this weekend with a small ceremony at his home in Lanhydrock. The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest Royal […]

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Invite to ‘The Movement Movement’ Magazine Launch – calling all OW Women!

08 April 2022

Please find attached an invitation to the launch of an independent print magazine called ‘The Movement Movement’ which has been set up by a friend of OW Cameron John (T 17), which could be of interest to you. The event will be at Maryland Studio, London on Saturday 23rd April between 6pm and 12am. Please […]

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An Evening with Jonty Driver in St Peter’s on Friday 6 May at 7:30 pm.

06 April 2022

The Friends of St Peter’s, Newenden have invited CJ (Jonty) Driver to read extracts from his poetry and tell of his life at ‘An Evening with Jonty Driver’ in St Peter’s Church, Newenden, TN18 5PN on Friday 6 May at 7:30 pm. St Peter’s Church is set off Rye Road, opposite The White Hart and […]

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March OW Must Read!

30 March 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. At the end of this month we would like to draw your attention to four books of historical fiction which are mainly about World War 1 (WW1) in the Middle East. Author, Nigel Messenger (Bl […]

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The Kingsleys – a look back in history!

22 March 2022

With tomorrow being Wellington’s oldest sporting event, the Kingsley race, 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 said to have been introduced by the Rev Charles […]

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The Lambton Cup

21 March 2022

125 years ago, in 1897, a family of Wellingtonians presented the College with this very handsome silver cup. Between the years 1882 and 1898, the seven Lambton brothers – William, Alexander, Cuthbert, George, Edward, Ronald, and Philip – were all in the Orange, and as the time drew near for the last one to leave, […]

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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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Waterloo Society Newsletter Issue #3

02 March 2022

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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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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Wreck of the Warren Hastings

18 January 2022

125 years ago this week, on 14 January 1897, the troopship Warren Hastings sank in the Indian Ocean. An Old Wellingtonian, Lt Col M C B Forestier-Walker, was widely hailed as the “hero” of the event because of the calm way he and his troops behaved.   Launched in 1893, the steel-hulled Warren Hastings was claimed […]

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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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Wellington College Chapel

06 December 2021

One hundred years ago, on 11 December 1921, the new organ in Wellington College Chapel was formally dedicated, and we take this opportunity to look back at its history.   The Chapel was built in the early 1860s and by 1870 it certainly contained an organ, as one of the entertainments of Speech Day that year was ‘an […]

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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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HH Maharaja Sir Sumer Singh

06 October 2021

This week we remember HH Maharaja Sir Sumer Singh, a Wellingtonian who died 103 years ago on 3rd October 1918. Born in 1898, Sumer succeeded his father as Maharaja of Jodhpur in March 1911, aged only 13, but reigned under the recency of his great-uncle, General Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh.  That same year, in September, […]

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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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