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MyelomaUK Fundraising Event: Date for your Diaries!

17 August 2022

Sam Edgerley (Bd 10) is running 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for MyelomaUK after being inspired by Joe Munro‘s  (A 09 – OW 1st 15 rugby player) dad Bob and his family and the way they have faced their battle against Myeloma for the last 10 years displaying incredible resilience and positivity. Pictured […]

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August OW Must Read

01 August 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. Our OW must read for August “Laughter is the Best Weapon: The Remarkable Adventures of an Unconventional Soldier” is by Charles D. Ritchie, CBE (Hl 59) who managed to complete the book before sadly passing […]

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Calling all OWs in and around Edinburgh…!

31 July 2022

If you are attending Edinburgh Fringe festival, make sure you put ‘Greg’ on your itinerary as it’s a must to watch! Written by recent OWs Hugh Williamson (R 21), Baxter Westby (S 21) and Iris Taylor (A 21) Greg is a twisting dark comedy, sometimes verging on the absurd…. Description of the Play: “I wouldn’t […]

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The Potter Pavilion

21 July 2022

The Wellington Community Team is delighted to share the letter below from Mark Milliken-Smith (Bd 81), Wellington College Governor and Chair of the OW Executive Committee providing further information about the modernisation of the Pink Pavilion and its exciting transition to The Potter Pavilion. Dear OW and all within the Wellington Community, I write to […]

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Western Australia Regional Event: Saturday 18th June 2022

08 July 2022

The 18th of June, Waterloo Day is a popular day for OWs to get together to catch up! On this day last month in Western Australia 5 OWs and their partners got together for drinks and dinner at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. The List of OWs who attended from left to right in […]

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Ruth Strauss Foundation upcoming events in the Michaelmas Term!

05 July 2022

Early 2018, Ruth Strauss, wife of Sir Andrew Strauss the former England cricket captain, was diagnosed with an incurable lung cancer that affects non-smokers.  Ruth died on December 29th, 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13. In Ruth’s memory, Sir Andrew has launched the Ruth Strauss […]

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OW Canberra (Australia!) Region Event: Saturday 18th June 2022

23 June 2022

Five of our OWs living in Canberra, Australia and their partners enjoyed their annual catch up and regional event lunch event on Saturday 18 June at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was an opportunity to share anecdotes of this battle and inspire thought beyond the context of fires, […]

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Padel Tennis Tournament

23 June 2022

CALLING ALL KEEN AND COMPETITIVE SPORTING INDIVIDUALS! OWs James Harper (Pn 99) Max Evans (Hg 02) and Martyn Boden (O 99) have joined together to launch a Padel Tennis business called PadelXO and are pleased to announce they are launching their first Padel Tennis event next month, raising money for the Rugby Players Association. The […]

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June OW Must Read!

08 June 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. Our OW must read for June is by Paul Macro who was in the Lynedoch House at Wellington College between 1981 and 1985 and is called ‘Action at Badma Post.’  ‘Action at Badma Post’ tells […]

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Waterloo Society Event: Our Royal Visitor

26 May 2022

Known as the ‘Royal and Religious Foundation,’ Wellington College has had close links with the Royal family throughout its history, including five visits from HM Queen Elizabeth II. Yesterday evening we celebrated Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by looking back at these very special occasions. Our Archivist Caroline Jones and Chris Potter viewed fascinating archive film […]

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Marcus & Oli’s World Cycle Tour

13 May 2022

Oli Lyon (M 12) alongside his friend, Marcus Pillinger are cycling around the world not only for an adventure, but also to raise money for School in a Bag, a charity that provides educational supplies for less advantaged children worldwide. Together, they will be wild camping most of the way, carrying all of their own […]

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April OW Must Read!

11 April 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years.  As we near Easter, we would like to draw your attention to this lovely book, Hearing God in Poetry, which takes a close look at fifty great poems all reflecting a sense of God’s presence. […]

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OW News – New High Sheriff for Cornwall!

10 April 2022

Andrew Williams (Hn 86) has been sworn in as the new High Sheriff of Cornwall, taking up the reins from Mark Thomas who has held the office for the last year. The swearing-in took place this weekend with a small ceremony at his home in Lanhydrock. The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest Royal […]

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Invite to ‘The Movement Movement’ Magazine Launch – calling all OW Women!

08 April 2022

Please find attached an invitation to the launch of an independent print magazine called ‘The Movement Movement’ which has been set up by a friend of OW Cameron John (T 17), which could be of interest to you. The event will be at Maryland Studio, London on Saturday 23rd April between 6pm and 12am. Please […]

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An Evening with Jonty Driver in St Peter’s on Friday 6 May at 7:30 pm.

06 April 2022

The Friends of St Peter’s, Newenden have invited CJ (Jonty) Driver to read extracts from his poetry and tell of his life at ‘An Evening with Jonty Driver’ in St Peter’s Church, Newenden, TN18 5PN on Friday 6 May at 7:30 pm. St Peter’s Church is set off Rye Road, opposite The White Hart and […]

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March OW Must Read!

30 March 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. At the end of this month we would like to draw your attention to four books of historical fiction which are mainly about World War 1 (WW1) in the Middle East. Author, Nigel Messenger (Bl […]

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The Kingsleys – a look back in history!

22 March 2022

With tomorrow being Wellington’s oldest sporting event, the Kingsley race, today we’re taking the opportunity to look back at its history! Cross-country running was the first sport to be established at Wellington – before pitches or courts were created, it was the only one possible! It’s said to have been introduced by the Rev Charles […]

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The Lambton Cup

21 March 2022

125 years ago, in 1897, a family of Wellingtonians presented the College with this very handsome silver cup. Between the years 1882 and 1898, the seven Lambton brothers – William, Alexander, Cuthbert, George, Edward, Ronald, and Philip – were all in the Orange, and as the time drew near for the last one to leave, […]

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Urgent Aid to Ukraine Appeal

03 March 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created, within days, hundreds of thousands of displaced people. We thought you would like to be aware that OW Przemek Skwirczynski (M 01) has written to us, and we would like to draw your attention to his commendable charitable work and an appeal for donations which can be found […]

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Waterloo Society Newsletter Issue #3

02 March 2022

We are delighted to enclose links to our latest edition of the Waterloo Society Newsletter. We have been busy delving into the archives with the hope of conjuring up more nostalgic memories of your time at College. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the […]

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February OW Must Read!

31 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Simon Birkenhead (B 91) and his brilliant new book and very helpful guide ‘Managing People’. ‘Managing People’ is your complete guide to becoming a truly […]

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Wreck of the Warren Hastings

18 January 2022

125 years ago this week, on 14 January 1897, the troopship Warren Hastings sank in the Indian Ocean. An Old Wellingtonian, Lt Col M C B Forestier-Walker, was widely hailed as the “hero” of the event because of the calm way he and his troops behaved.   Launched in 1893, the steel-hulled Warren Hastings was claimed […]

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January OW Must Read!

10 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Gregory Norminton (S 94) and his brilliant novel ‘The Devil’s Highway’. Set in the unforgiving sandy ‘wastes’ of Bagshot Heath, the three sections of ‘The […]

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OW Cross Country Update

16 December 2021

On Saturday 11th December, OWXC took part in the Annual Alumni Race on Wimbledon Common, an 8k hilly and very muddy course. Of the 37 teams taking part (including most of the top public schools), OWXC fielded the largest team with our 22 runners. Huge congratulations to our 4 ladies (Katie Edgerley, Natalie Blagg, Lauren […]

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