Category: News

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 […]


OW John Franks Vallentin Victoria Cross Anniversary

07 November 2018

Today, 7th November, marks the anniversary of the action in 1914 for which Old Wellingtonian John Franks Vallentin was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. John came to Wellington in 1895 and left in 1898. He was in Mr Purnell’s House, now known as the Picton. He was commissioned into the Army in 1899, served in […]


Remembering the First World War – our Wellington website, special exhibition, and talk

06 November 2018

As we approach the centenary of the end of the First World War, I’d like to draw your attention to the events and resources which we have produced to help us understand more about those from Wellington who fought and died. Over the last two years we have developed our First World War Memorial Website, […]


Rugby for Social Development in Rio

06 November 2018

OWs Will Wilson (S 15), Oli Wilson (S 17), Ben Savill (Pn 17), Meg Dennis (Hn 17) and Zara Bilimoria (O 17) are supporting UMRio: In 2013, Robert Malengreau set up UMRio, a non-government organization in the isolated favela of Morro do Castro, located in São Gonçalo, two hours from central Rio, with one of […]


OW Victor Buller Turner Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 October 2018

27th October marks the anniversary of the action during the Second World War for which Old Wellingtonian Victor Buller Turner was awarded the Victoria Cross. Victor came to Wellington in the Autumn of 1913, and was in the Blucher. While at College he became a School Prefect, Captain of the 2nd XI, Head of Fives, […]


Michaelmas Term Programme 2018

20 August 2018

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Michaelmas 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 […]


OW Roderick Learoyd Victoria Cross Anniversary

12 August 2018

Today (12th August) marks the anniversary of the action in 1940 for which Old Wellingtonian Roderick Learoyd was awarded the Victoria Cross. Roderick was in the Lynedoch from 1926 to 1929, but was undistinguished academically and left at sixteen. After working on his uncle’s fruit farm in Argentina, he joined the RAF in 1936. His […]


First World War Memorial Website

08 August 2018

Wellington College is proud to announce the launch today (08.08.18) of our new First World War memorial website. Over 700 Old Wellingtonians, teachers and college servants died while serving in the War, and this site is our tribute to them and to the thousands of Wellingtonians who fought and survived. The website contains a searchable […]


OWs set Guiness World Record in aid of Whizz Kidz

27 June 2018

OWs James (Hl 98) and Fergus (Hl 03) Gilmour, along with best friend Harry, successfully set a Guiness World Record! Harry, Fergus and James cycled a triplet bike, they called a thrandem, from Lands End to John O’Groats (some 900 miles) all in aid of Whizz-Kidz! After a week of cycling about 130 miles a day, with challenging weather, bike […]


Wellington College Real Tennis Update

20 June 2018

College Levels Singles Finalists – Charlie Vleck (left) & Freddie Bristowe   Wellington had another successful year.  It is now one of the most active courts for the young. The game has become well established within Wellington, with both pupils and teachers showing massive enthusiasm. The rackets and real tennis programmes compliment each other, a testament […]


The gift to Wellington of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and HM The Queen….

19 May 2018

…returns to Wellington in the form of the ‘Illustrated London News’. This is the last of the ‘Royal Libraries’ restored this year (Benson and Beresford have the others). In many ways it is the most remarkable: Queen Victoria gave the first copies of the Illustrated London News, a newspaper published weekly with etched/ mezzotint prints, […]


WOW Campaign Launched at Apsley House

16 May 2018

On  the 15th May, we launched a new campaign that aims to extend dramatically our bursary provision, widening access to those who would not otherwise be able to attend the College. Graciously hosted by Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, in the Duke of Wellington’s ancestral London home, Apsley House. Wellington College was established in 1859 to […]


Update your details

08 May 2018

Make sure to inform the Wellington Community office if your details change. It is easy to do, either drop us an email at or you can directly do it on Wellington Connect. Simple log-on as you usually would. Then click the settings button in the top right hand corner, and select ‘update profile‘ from […]


Curran brothers become first siblings to play cricket together for England in the 21st century!

07 May 2018

England selected siblings Tom and Sam Curran for the T20 matches against Australia and India. While both players have represented England at the international level, the T20 matches will be first time the two will get an opportunity to play together for the senior England team. In fact, the Currans are the first siblings to play together for England in the […]


Barrow siblings take part in hottest ever London Marathon, fundraising for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund.

23 April 2018

Charlie (Bn 13), Katie (C 16) & George Barrow (S 19) took part in hottest ever London Marathon, fundraising for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. From L to R Charlie: 4 hrs 10 Katie: 5 hrs 2 George: 4 hrs 45. “Now that we are all over eighteen  we thought it would be the perfect […]


The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Sovereign’s Parade

16 April 2018

On Friday 13th April 2018, at the Royal Military Academy Sanhurst Sovereign’s Parade, OW William Andrew Louis McCreadie was awarded the best cadet of the commissioning course 172 intake. The Sword of Honour was awarded to Senior Under Officer William Andrew Louis McCreadie Considered by the Commandant to be the Best Cadet in the across the […]


OW Morgan Lake (Hn 15) secures a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games

15 April 2018

OW Morgan Lake (Hn 15) won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games with high jump, her first appearance in the championship. The high jump battle came down to a contest between Morgan and St Lucian Levern Spencer, the only two competitors who were able to clear 1.93m. “It’s my first championship medal and it’s […]


OW Rachel Parish (Ap 99) took part in the Commonwealth Games

12 April 2018

Rachel Parish took part in her third Commonwealth Games appearance on the Gold Coast in April. Parish, an A & E doctor currently working at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, won two medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne but her discipline – women’s doubles trap pairs – was dropped from both the […]


OW Will Wilson (S 15) makes world series debut at the Cathy Pacific HSBC Hong Kong Sevens

05 April 2018

Will Wilson, a No 8 who will also take up a professional contract with English Premiership side Wasps this summer, started rugby as a mini for Dubai Exiles aged five. Now 21, he has been called into the England senior side for the first time on the HSBC World Sevens Series for the Hong Kong […]


Summer Term Programme

29 March 2018

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 […]


The Old Wellingtonian Sailing Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary year

21 March 2018

This is a fantastic year for the OWSA, and we have three upcoming events for OWs aged under 35, and OWs of all ages for the racing event, who are interested in sailing or learning more about the OWSA. Whether you’re keen to socialise with like minded sailors, interested in dipping your toe into sailing, […]


Pastoral Talk: are you an 18 second doctor?

21 February 2018

The same technology that brings us closer to those far away, takes us far away from the people that we are close to. On Saturday 3rd February we explored how to be more present and to listen more deeply and fully with your colleagues, friends, family and especially your children, and to make a real […]


Empower Her Voice: Mothers in the Arts

20 February 2018

OW India Ayles (O 13) is organising an event entitled ‘Empower Her Voice: Mothers in the Arts’. The event is taking place at the Royal College of Art on the 26th April 2018. Empower Her Voice is an organisation which aims to promote education and create discussion amongst women around the world. They focus on […]


Wellington International Rugby Tour Sponsorship Opportunity

16 February 2018

Dear all, Thank you all so much for considering our plea for auction prizes and thank you for all your donations so far. Please find within this letter various kit sponsorship opportunities that may be of interest to yourselves or the companies you may work for or indeed friends you may wish to inform about […]


Third Form Enterprise Programme

26 January 2018

We are looking for volunteers for our 3rd Form Enterprise programme. At the end of Summer term, we are looking for a number of businesses that can take 10 or so pupils for a morning and explain how their business works. This is a great way for our newest additions to the Wellington Community to […]