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

What’s On – Lent Term 2020

06 January 2020

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 […]

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Young Designer of the Year

19 December 2019

OW James Veale (R 13), Project Engineer at GiroNEX has won the Young Designer of the Year category in the British Engineering Excellence Awards 2019. ‘My thanks to the judging panel for this great honour and to everyone for all the congratulations. I’m really proud to be recognised amongst the many young engineers who are […]

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Toby Allen and Jim Hilson

19 December 2019

OWs Toby Allen (Hl 93) and Jim Hilson (Hg 93) are the 7th most awarded Creative Directors in the world this year, with back-to-back Cannes Titanium Lions, a D&AD Black Pencil, and a career haul of over 20 Grand Prix at Cannes, One Show, Clios and other global awards shows.

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Upcoming Events

28 February 2020

Wellington Cricket Dinner – ‘A Celebratory Dinner for those involved in the Cricket Community at Wellington – Past, Present and Future’

6:30pm to 11:30pm, The Long Room, Lords

The Wellington Cricket community is both special and longstanding. This dinner will bring together all its parts in the most evocative four walls in world cricket, the Long Room at Lord’s. This includes, between England tours, our most recent international and county cricketers, Tom, Sam and Ben Curran.

We are delighted that all profits from the evening will be in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation. This wonderful charity not only funds research into rare lung cancers, but also provides emotional, psychological and well being support to patients and their families going through a similar experience.

Wellington Cricket is flourishing, enjoying possibly the most successful period in its history. College is regularly producing male and female cricketers of the highest quality, many going on to play representative cricket at county level, among them of course several at first class and international level.

We would like as many of those who have contributed to Wellington cricket to join us in celebrating its past with pride, and its future with justified excitement.

Partners, guests and families are all welcome. Tickets cost £150 per person, with all profits going to the Ruth Strauss Foundation

Registration for this event and more information is available from January 2020.


29 February 2020

Heritage Day: Historic Tour of the College

11:00am to 12:00pm, Royal Foundation Room

‘A Life at Wellington – A Unique Perspective’

 Join Chris Potter for a wander down memory lane. Born and educated at Wellington College where his father taught from 1932-74, Chris, after university and then 4 years in Australia, returned to teach Maths and was kept busy from 1974 – 2007. Since then he has worked for the OW Society and latterly the Wellington Community. He’s seen a few come and go along the way: Masters, teachers, pupils, parents, buildings, customs, conventions, attitudes and traditions.

There will be a joint light lunch for this event and the Heritage Talk held in the V&A Café from 12.00pm-1.00pm.

Registration is now open!

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29 February 2020

Heritage Day: Heritage Talk

1.00pm to 2:00pm, Driver Lecture Room

Join Wellington College Archivist Caroline Jones as she explores another part of our rich history and shows off unique documents and artefacts from our collection.

This term’s talk will focus on the history of the dormitories and Houses at Wellington, and in particular the archives created by generations of students as they recorded the triumphs and tragedies of school life.

There will be a joint light lunch for this event and the Historic Tour of the College held in the V&A Café from 12.00pm-1.00pm.

Registration and more information is now available!

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