Heritage


Restoring, conserving and celebrating our amazing heritage

At Wellington College we have a truly remarkable heritage that we are extremely proud of.

HERITAGE PROJECTS

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Heritage has been an area that has been given more resource to ensure that we are celebrating and preserving the amazing collection of artefacts, paintings and archives that we have. Last year we recruited a professional archivist who has undertaken a full audit of our artefacts, archives and paintings and we are now able to make some informed choices about how we make the most of what we have and how best to use the collection to engage all members of the College Community with our unique history and heritage.

Our heritage work is greatly enhanced by the Heritage Steering Group and we have established a ‘Friends of Wellington Heritage’ group to encourage small regular gifts and promote our heritage by hosting an annual Heritage Day at the College.

Recent Heritage Projects

Chapel windows

Funded by the College
Funded by philanthropy £110,000
Project cost £110,000

Waterloo Hall Renovation

Funded by the College £135,000
Funded by philanthropy
Project cost £135,000

Chapel Roll of Honours

Funded by the College £18,000
Funded by philanthropy
Project cost £18,000

Royal Foundation Room

Funded by the College £50,000
Funded by philanthropy
Project cost £50,000

Path of Duty Storyboards

Funded by the College £18,000
Funded by philanthropy
Project cost £18,000

Royal Foundation Exhibition

Funded by the College £25,000
Funded by philanthropy
Project cost £25,000

Latest News

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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April OW Must Read!

11 April 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years.  As we near Easter, we would like to draw your attention to this lovely book, Hearing God in Poetry, which takes a close look at fifty great poems all reflecting a sense of God’s presence. […]

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Upcoming Events

09 June 2022

Book Club

7:30pm to 8:45pm, The Moral Room, Library

Come and join this fun and informal group to discuss the chosen book with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community. This session will be in person and we will provide a nibbles and drinks.

 

We will be reading and discussing two books for this meeting:

 

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak and The Fell by Sarah Moss

 

To register your place or for more information please email Lucy Atherton at: lha@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


11 June 2022

Wellington Parent Singers

Concert Room, 11am-12pm

Join the informal and fun Wellington Parent Singers group, led by our inspirational Director of Music Simon Williamson, designed for singers of all abilities.

To register your place please email: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


12 June 2022

Prayer Group

8pm to 9pm, Crypt

Wellington Community Prayer meeting. You are warmly welcome to join us as we pray for the Wellington Community. We will meet in the crypt, down the steps next to the chapel.  For further information please contact Suzanne Davidson (07941 672137) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).

 


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