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

OW Cross Country: Annual Alumni Race Results

26 September 2022

On Saturday 17th September, OWXC took part in the Annual Alumni Race on Wimbledon Common, an 8k undulating cross-country course. For the first time the race had been brought forward from its traditional December date, so we had to cope without the customary mud, rain and freezing cold! Of the 33 teams and 147 runners […]

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Calling all OWs in India or with any connections in India!

22 September 2022

We are very excited to provide the Wellington Community with more details regarding the opening of the first Wellington College International school in India, with our partner Unison Group (Dehradun). As announced last year, our first school will open in September 2023 in Pune, Maharashtra. Our beautiful, state of the art campus is now advanced […]

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Wellington College Heritage website

22 September 2022

We are very excited to introduce our new Wellington College Heritage website, www.wellingtoncollegehistory.co.uk, where we showcase and explore the College’s fascinating history and heritage. In particular, the website is the home of our recent ‘Wellington Through The Decades’ project, to which all those who left Wellington prior to 1962 were invited to contribute. The wealth […]

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Upcoming Events

11 October 2022

Career Opportunity Group: Law

In and Out Club, London, 6:30 - 9:00pm

The Wellington Community will be hosting a Law Career Opportunity Group on Tuesday 11th October from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. This drinks and networking reception welcomes all from the Wellington Community in the Law professions.

Parents and OWs are invited and we hope to bring up some sixth form students who have expressed an interest in finding out more about a career across Law. Please note that the In and Out Club, London has a dress code which can be found here. 

Tickets are free of charge, and include welcome drinks and nibbles.

Please note, for all current Wellington students who would like to attend please complete this form to sign up.

Prior to the event your name will be shared with the attendees via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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12 October 2022

London Walking Tour: The Grand Surrey Canal

London, meet at Surrey Quays on DLR at 11am.

Join Lou Cohen, a City of Westminster London walking tour guide to find out more about The Grand Surrey Canal.

The Grand Surrey Canal was an ambitious project to link the Thames to Croydon and Epsom and the south coast.  It joined the Thames at Greenland Dock, a much older ship dock than St Katharine’s and just along the river was the site of the Royal Navy Victualling Yard.  Step back in time with Lou Cohen to explore this old part of London to see the place where Raleigh laid his cloak for Queen Elizabeth I and how the area played its part in World War II.

Tickets cost £18 per person and includes the fully guided tour.

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13 October 2022

OW 30 Year Reunion (1991 and 1992 Leavers)

The Atlas Pub, London, from 6.30pm

The Wellington Community and OW Society would like to invite you to an OW Reunion at The Atlas Pub in London on Thursday 13th October 2022, from 6.30 pm. This will be an anniversary gathering for our  1991 and 1992 leavers and we hope that as many from these classes can attend as possible as it will be lovely to reminisce and reunite!

 

Tickets cost £10 each, and include a welcome drink and light buffet.

 

OW’s and their partners, guests and families are all very welcome to attend.

 

Please note that prior to the event your name will be shared with the reunion group via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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