About us


The Wellington Community Office

The Wellington Community exists to inspire and support the students as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members.

JOIN US

Our community

We estimate that there are over 28,000 members within our Community across the world – the challenge is how do we bring this network together to support the students, as well as being a wonderful social and professional network for all its members? The answer is Wellington Connect – our own online platform that provides opportunities for all members; re-connecting with former classmates, making new connections, finding jobs and signing up to a rich and varied programme of events and activities.

OUR NETWORKS

Opportunities to get involved

We want every member of the Wellington Community to be able to enjoy and benefit from their association with the College and the Community. We have a wide variety of events every term, from social gatherings to industry-led talks. There really is something for everyone.

WELLINGTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY

Our vision is to harness the talents and expertise of the members of the Wellington College Community in order to support the College’s ambition to ‘provide an education that is unsurpassed anywhere in the world’. Through a wide range of social and professional activities we aim to nurture mutually beneficial life-long relationships with the College and with its members.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Wellington Community includes the following: students, OWs, parents (past and present), staff (past and present), and individuals from our teaching partner schools. The community also includes our group international schools and the two academies in the UK.

AIMS

To facilitate social, career and business opportunities for all members of the Wellington Community by delivering a vibrant events and communications programme. To provide life-long guidance and support for all OWs and opportunities for parents and OWs to engage in career mentoring, work experience, pro-bono skills/advice, and to encourage financial support for the College through an integrated development programme.

Latest news

Michaelmas What’s On – 2019

30 August 2019

The new Wellington Community events programme for the Michaelmas 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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

Upcoming Events

20 November 2019

OW Cambridge University Gathering

2:30 pm, The Eagle

The Wellington Community invites you to an informal and fun catch up for everyone at Cambridge University, with food and drinks. Members of the Wellington Community Team and Common Room will be in attendance. Please help spread the word to other OWs. We look forward to seeing you!    

Book your place »

20 November 2019

London Walking Tour – Secret Victoria

Victoria, London

We are delighted that we have more London Walking Tours in store for you this term, join us as City of Westminster Guide, Lou Cohen, shares hew wealth of knowledge this time focused on the fascinating are of Victoria. 

 This part of London takes its name from Queen Victoria, when the new Victoria Street cut through the slums and opened the view to Westminster Abbey.  With a City of Westminster guide discover the delights of this area which many of us treat as a thoroughfare.  There is more to it than rail and coach stations. 

Meeting point – Meeting Place – Cardinal Place, Victoria Street (near Costa coffee shop) 

Nearest stations: Victoria Railway Station and Victoria Underground Station (access friendly). 

Tickets are £15 per person.   

 

Book your place »

30 November 2019

Heritage Day – Historic Tour of the College

10:30 am, Royal Foundation Room

Wellington Archivist Caroline Jones will take you on a tour of the College’s most historic buildings, explaining along the way the fascinating story of College’s foundation and early years. You’ll see some treasures of our historic collections and learn what makes Wellington so unique.

 

Book your place »

More events