OUR PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMME

Through our Philanthropic programme we have been able to deliver a number of projects in recent years that have greatly enriched the life of the students and others in the wider community.

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We are shaping the future

‘Inspire!’ focuses on key areas and aims to: develop our campus and deliver a truly dynamic and world-leading educational environment; widen opportunity and access through our bursary programme – the WOW! campaign; and provide an enriched curriculum and platform for all round educational success and set our students up for life beyond Wellington.

We are indebted to those parents and OWs who have donated almost £5m to the recent building projects and £6m to the bursary programme over the last 4 years. Without this wonderful philanthropic support, these success stories would simply not have happened.

Recent Successes

Mallinson Library

Reflecting our commitment to the Eight Aptitudes, £2.6m was raised to transform the original College library into a high-tech centre for study and independent learning.

Funded by the College £0.3m
Funded by philanthropy £2.3m
Project cost £2.6m

Monro Pavilion

The now iconic Monro Pavilion, with fantastic views over the Bigside rugby pithces, was named in honour of Hugh Monro, 12th Master of Wellington College.

Funded by the College £0.5m
Funded by philanthropy £1.0m
Project cost £1.5m

Selangor Court

A vibrant social hub next to the V&A Café that provides a meeting space for students and greatly enhances a previously unloved part of the College.

Funded by the College £0.2m
Funded by philanthropy £0.5m
Project cost £0.7m

Mandarin Centre

Reflecting Wellington’s interest in Asian studies, the Mandarin Centre provides a new home for our expanding study of Chinese languages and culture.

Funded by the College £0.2m
Funded by philanthropy £0.5m
Project cost £0.7m

Golf Clubhouse

Sporting opportunities have been expanded with the addition of a swing studio to develop technique and professionalism in a dedicated golfing facility.

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £0.3m
Project cost £0.3m

Real Tennis

Funded by The Real Tennis and Rackets Association and a small number of OWs and parents, the new court will be an impressive addition to the estate.

Funded by the College -
Funded by philanthropy £1.4m
Project cost £1.4m

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

Upcoming Events

29 April 2019

Imphal-Kohima 75th Anniversary Talk and Supper

6:30pm - 9:30pm, Monro Pavilion

A special opportunity to hear Tim Bean, Lecturer in War Studies at RMA Sandhurst, speak about the significance of the Burma campaign in World War 2 and the decisive battles of Imphal and Kohima. Tim will be particularly highlighting the contribution of the many Old Wellingtonians who directed and fought in this crucial theatre of war.

The talk will be preceded by a drinks reception and followed by a Gurkha curry supper, with all proceeds after costs being donated to the Gurkha Museum, Winchester.

Cost: £25 per head

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30 April 2019

London Walking Tour – Suffragette Walk

10:20am, Westminster, London

Who Should Have the Vote?

Would you have been a Suffragette or a Suffragist or neither? Over one hundred years ago the issue of the right to vote divided families across the country. From 1906 to 1918 Westminster was a focal point for the Suffrage movement. Find out more about the events and characters involved that led to the Representation of People Act 1918 on a City of Westminster walk.

Meeting point – St James’s Park underground station at the Palmer Street exit for a 10.30am start.

The walk will take 2 hours maximum and is access friendly. It will go ahead whatever the weather. Price £14 per person.

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01 May 2019

Garden Society Trip: Millais Nurseries – Rhododendrons Visit

10:30am, Millais Nurseries, Farnham

A must-visit venue tucked away down some lovely Surrey lanes is Millais Nurseries. The Millais family has been established at Crosswater Farm since 1947, but their Rhododendron heritage goes back to the naturalist, botanist and author J G Millais, who identified and described many Rhododendrons for the first time and published his great two volume series ‘Rhododendrons’ (1917 and 1924). Ted and Romy Millais started the nursery in 1970 and today is run by David Millais.

Join David for a wonderful tour of the nurseries and gardens to see the widest range of Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the world, including rare species from the Himalayas and new hybrids from around the world. This is a beautiful time to visit the Nurseries as there will be a variety of flowers in full bloom.

Tickets cost £4 per person and tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

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