Category: OW News

Building the Wellington Community’s Mental Resilience Podcast

10 May 2024

Patrick Melville (Hn 97) is a mental health expert and founder of Melville Mental Solutions (MMS). Prior to starting MMS, Patrick worked in the media and marketing sector, but factors beyond his control encouraged him to switch career paths and launch MMS in 2013. Patrick has firsthand experience of dealing with personal trauma and having […]

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Congratulations to our OW runners Oscar Chambers (Hg 17) and Francesca Sweet (W 22) who ran the London Marathon in aid of the Prince Albert Foundation (PAF) Scholarship programme.

28 April 2024

In April 2024 we celebrated 165 years of OW Giving at Wellington College in a number of ways one of which was that we had two fantastic OWs who rose to the challenge of running this year’s London Marathon in aid of the Prince Albert Foundation, Oscar Chambers (Hg 17) and Francesca Sweet (W 22). […]

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In memory of George Harcourt (Pn 19)

05 April 2024

On Sunday 7th April 3 OWs, Bertie Morgan (Bl 19), Jack Reid (S 19) and Finn Sykes (Bd 19) will be running the Paris marathon in loving memory of George Harcourt (Pn 19) and to raise funds for Papyrus UK. In January, George tragically took his own life. George was a friend and a brother […]

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London Marathon Sunday 21st April 2024 – OW Runners in aid of the Prince Albert Foundation (PAF) Scholarship programme.

21 March 2024

In April we are celebrating 165 years of OW Giving at Wellington College and as part of this we are thrilled to announce that we have two OWs Oscar Chambers (Hg 17) and Francesca Sweet (W 22) running this year’s London Marathon, which were kindly donated by a current Wellington parent which takes place on […]

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A trip down memory lane with Robin Dyer

20 March 2024

Last Monday evening College Archivist, Caroline Jones, chatted to Robin Dyer about his remarkable life at Wellington – from a pupil in the 1970s, through a 33-year career as teacher and Housemaster, and encompassing 16 years as Second Master. He was joined by special guests Nick Moss – Robin’s contemporary in the Talbot and lifelong […]

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An Evening with Robin Dyer (T 77): OW, Teacher and Second Master

19 February 2024

On Monday 18th March, College Archivist Caroline Jones, will be chatting to Robin Dyer about his remarkable life at Wellington – from a pupil in the 1970s, through a 33-year career as teacher and Housemaster, and encompassing 16 years as Second Master. He will be joined by special guests: Nick Moss – Robin’s contemporary in […]

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Peter Waghorn (O 50, CR)

13 December 2023

OWs will be sad to learn of the passing of Peter Waghorn (O 50, CR) in November 2023, aged 91. PDW was at the heart of Wellington life throughout a distinguished teaching career. This tribute comes from the Yearbook of 1992: “Wellington has been the framework as well as the scene of almost the whole […]

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Potts’ Grand Tour 2023

13 December 2023

In November 2023, Chris Potter (C 65, OW Liaison) embarked on a Grand Tour to Australia via Singapore: 13 hrs to Singapore, then a night’s long sleep was preparation for the walking tour that followed as my nephew, with whom we stayed, set a cracking pace in high humidity. Will Jelf (Hg 96) had organised […]

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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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‘Bright the Vision’: Wellington College and Public School Missions

03 November 2023

In 1885, the Wellington College Mission was founded in Walworth, South London. It was one of a number of public school ‘missions’ established in the later 19th century, as a response to the poverty and poor social conditions in England’s inner cities. Wellington’s mission, supported by both pupils and Old Wellingtonians, aimed to provide both […]

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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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OWSA

13 October 2023

We are delighted to share that last weekend the OWSA won the Arrow Yacht Racing Trophy!   The event takes place on the challenging waters of the Solent, in 2 fleets of chartered one-class yachts. The Organising Authority is the Royal London Yacht Club, and the race format is short fleet racing on Saturday, finishing […]

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‘Tears of a Shadow’, Oliver Silver’s (Bd 08) Debut Novel

05 October 2023

Largely inspired by his own life, Oliver Silver’s debut psychological thriller Tears of a Shadow asks how far you would go to get your life back on track. Born in the Middle East, Oliver attended Wellington from 2003-08, and then pursued a career as an actor. Oliver explains: “this book is directly inspired by my […]

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Explore the College Archives!

30 August 2023

Last week on OW social media, we ventured into the College’s archives to explore some fascinating pieces from our collection, chosen by our College Archivist, Caroline. From our first College photo album to Queen Victoria’s signature, we wanted to give an insight to College life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Student Diaries The […]

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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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Ophelia Vesely (C 22)

29 August 2023

Ophelia is a recent Old Wellingtonian (C 22) and 2022 Muir Scholarship recipient, which aims to support an OW to carry out independent research addressing a contemporary global issue. Having learnt about the horrific events that are occurring in Ukraine from the relative comfort of the UK, Ophelia wanted to try and help victims of […]

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Freddie Coughlin (T 22)

29 August 2023

“It has just been the most incredible opportunity and I couldn’t recommend it to future OWs enough.” Freddie is a very recent Old Wellingtonian (Head of College, 2022) and 2022 Bevir recipient. After leaving College, he decided to take a gap year to gain experience and hands-on insight into different aspects of politics and international […]

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Cure DHDDS Charity Walk – Charles Dixon (A 96)

25 July 2023

At the start of July, over 60 people joined OW Charles Dixon (A 96) and his family for a 50km river walk from Windsor to Mortlake to raise money for their charity, Cure DHDDS. The Dixon family set up the charity in March of this year after discovering that two of their children had the […]

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Waterloo Day 2023 – OW Reunions around the World!

20 July 2023

Over the past few weeks, OWs all over the world have been gathering to celebrate Waterloo Day! Waterloo Day is celebrated by some regiments of the British Army (and OWs!) on and around the 18th June to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. OW Western Australia Gathering in Cottesloe, WA, on 18th June Our happy band […]

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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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📣 The Wellington College Website is nominated for a Webby Award and your help (and vote!) is needed 📣

12 April 2023

We pleased to share with you that the Wellington College website, launched in Sept ‘22, has been nominated for a Webby Award. Hailed as “The Internet’s Highest Honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards are the biggest and most prestigious awards organisation honouring the best of the Internet including Websites, Advertising, Video, Social, […]

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The Kingsleys

23 March 2023

Later today, members of the College community, from students to teachers and support staff, will be taking part in the annual Kingsleys run.  The Kingsleys is Wellington’s oldest sporting event and was first introduced in 1860, just a year after the College opened. It got its name from the Rector of Eversley, Rev Charles Kingsley, […]

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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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