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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Upcoming Events

06 September 2019

OW 25 Year Reunion

From 7:00 pm
The Duke of Sussex, London

We invite all 1994 leavers to reunite and reminisce with one another at the Duke of Sussex close to Waterloo. Drinks and a light buffet will be available from 7.00 pm to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Please help spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 1994 class together!

Tickets cost £15 each and guests are very welcome.

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08 September 2019

Christian Prayer Group

8:00 pm, The Crypt Chapel

The Christian Prayer Group has been set up by a group of Wellington parents, from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. It gives parents the opportunity to get together and pray for the school, its governors and staff, the pupils and their families. The group welcomes all parents and staff, and anyone else within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.  

This group meets twice per term to pray, the meetings are very informal and take place on Sunday evenings, in the Crypt Chapel (down the steps beside the Chapel).  

Registration will open shortly.


10 September 2019

Careers Advice Bureau

4:30 pm, HE Hub

These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for students to investigate their options after leaving Wellington with a focus on careers, including help applying for Universities/jobs, putting together a CV and answering any questions/queries students may have on their future after Wellington. 

Registration will open shortly.


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