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

Richard Aylmer (Bl 49)  

01 March 2024

Despite being born in Devonport, it was in the British Army that Richard Aylmer made his way in life.  With a degree from London University, he joined the Royal Artillery in 1952 before retiring with rank of Captain in 1959. He was selected for the 1956 Winter Olympics in his chosen sport of cross-country skiing, […]

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John Sworder (C 49) 

01 March 2024

John arrived at College as a Foundationer and left as Head of Dorm and member of the UX, joining the RMA in 1949 before regimental duties with the RA and the RHA between 1954 and 1957 and retiring in 1968. He married Jillian in 1957 and they had 3 daughters before her untimely death in […]

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John Jehu Ross-Barnard (A 57) 

01 March 2024

John Jehu Ross Barnard passed away on 2nd November 2022, at the age of 83. John was born in 1939, the son of Captain J K Ross Barnard. He was in the Anglesey from 1953, a Foundationer.  On leaving College he joined the well-known London Department Store, Selfridges, but very quickly found his true calling on […]

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Upcoming Events

09 March 2024

Wellington Community Christian Prayer Group

Chapel Crypt, Wellington College

 

 

You are warmly invited to join the Wellington Christian Parent Prayer Group, set up by a group of current parents from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. The group welcomes everyone within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

The next meeting will be held from 1-2pm on Saturday 9th March in the Chapel Crypt.

The meetings are very informal and meet a few times per term. To join or for further information please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


09 March 2024

Wellington Parent Choir

Concert Room, Wellington College

 

 

Saturday 9th March 11:00am-12:00pm

The Wellington Community invite you to 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


09 March 2024

Careers Speed Networking

Great School, Wellington College

 

 

Join us for our Careers Speed Networking event on Saturday 9th March 2024. This event gives current students the opportunity to explore career options, practice their networking skills, and learn more about different jobs from parent & OW volunteers working in a range of sectors. Thank you so much for your wonderful support of this event; please note, we are now at capacity for volunteers.

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