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Captain Tom Moore

20 April 2020

Wellingtonians everywhere will no doubt have been gripped by the remarkable story of Captain Tom Moore, the WW2 veteran who has raised more than £25 million for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden just ahead of his 100th birthday. Captain Tom shares a special link with us as he served with the […]

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CoachBright – Help tackle child food poverty during COVID-19

06 April 2020

Robin Chu (Hl 09) is the CEO and founder of CoachBright, they are an award-winning national social enterprise supporting the next generation to become independent and resilient so they can lead the lives they want. Working across schools, universities and organisations, they’re giving students and young professionals the tools and behaviours to succeed. Coach Bright […]

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Norway Campaign – 80th Anniversary

06 April 2020

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Norwegian Campaign during the Second World War, and we remember those Wellingtonians who were involved. On 7th April 1940, German warships put to sea to begin the invasion of Norway; they were attacked by British Naval and RAF forces, but not deterred, and the […]

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Hospitality for Heroes – an OW Initiative

02 April 2020

Hospitality for Heroes is a not-for-profit grass roots initiative which uses local skilled chefs to supply NHS staff with free, healthy meals using quality produce purchased from local suppliers, this wonderful initiative has been set up by a number of people including our very own OW James Levy-Vassie (04 O). The chefs involved are head […]

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Before the Raglan ….. White Cairn

30 March 2020

Past and present students in the Raglan might be interested to know that fifty years ago, their House was in the middle of a major redevelopment! For many years, the house which is now the Raglan was known by its previous name of White Cairn, sometimes run together as Whitecairn. It was built in the […]

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The Kingsleys – a look back through history

26 March 2020

Sadly Wellington’s oldest sporting event, the Kingsley race, could not take place this week due to the coronavirus, but 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 […]

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Seb’s Foundation

11 March 2020

The Wellington Community Department is delighted to be supporting Jake O’Leary and Conor Morrisroe, who are going to be running the Manchester Marathon on 5th April for Sebs Foundation, both of whom were at Wellington College with Seb. Seb’s Foundation was established to bring hope from tragedy, following the death of Seb Adeniran-Olule, aged 20, […]

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A Celebration of Wellington Cricket Past, Present and Future

26 February 2020

On Friday 28th February 2020, Wellington College Cricket Club and the Old Wellingtonian Cricket Club are hosting a dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s in celebration of Wellington Cricket. And we are both delighted and privileged that the evening is being held in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation. To find out more about […]

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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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Many Congratulations to OW Hugo Tilmouth

19 December 2019

Hugo Tilmouth (R 13) started a business from University and this year has been named on the Forbes Europe 30 under 30 and was awarded the IOD London & South Young Director of the year last week! ChargedUp started out as a master’s project at the University of Exeter, but has rapidly grown into a […]

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Occitanie Esport! Champion

19 December 2019

OW Finlay (Quaye) Stewart (HG 11) worked for 5 years at the highest level in Fnatic. With the English team, he won several LCS splits and went to the World championship. As the GamersOrigin LoL head coach, he’s in charge of all the professional team strategy. Massive congratulations to Quaye for his most recent achievement: Champion in […]

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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 […]

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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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Rugby for Social Development in Rio

06 November 2018

OWs Will Wilson (S 15), Oli Wilson (S 17), Ben Savill (Pn 17), Meg Dennis (Hn 17) and Zara Bilimoria (O 17) are supporting UMRio: https://uk.gofundme.com/UMRio2016 In 2013, Robert Malengreau set up UMRio, a non-government organization in the isolated favela of Morro do Castro, located in São Gonçalo, two hours from central Rio, with one of […]

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OW James Anson Otho Brooke Victoria Cross Anniversary

29 October 2018

Today, 29 October, we remember Old Wellingtonian James Anson Otho Brooke, who died on this date in 1914 in an action for which he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. James was in the Hopetoun, 1898-1900. At College he took part in rugby, cricket and athletics. In 1903 he went to the Royal Military College […]

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OW Victor Buller Turner Victoria Cross Anniversary

27 October 2018

27th October marks the anniversary of the action during the Second World War for which Old Wellingtonian Victor Buller Turner was awarded the Victoria Cross. Victor came to Wellington in the Autumn of 1913, and was in the Blucher. While at College he became a School Prefect, Captain of the 2nd XI, Head of Fives, […]

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OW Charles FitzClarence Victoria Cross Anniversary

14 October 2018

14th October marks the anniversary of the first of three actions in 1899 for which Old Wellingtonian Charles FitzClarence was awarded the Victoria Cross. As his surname suggests, Charles was a descendant of the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, through the Duke’s illegitimate son George, 1st Earl of Munster. Charles was born in […]

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OW Alexander Stanhope Cobbe Victoria Cross Anniversary

06 October 2018

Alexander Cobbe, pictured as a student in the Hardinge in 1887. 6th October marks the anniversary of the action in 1902 for which Old Wellingtonian Alexander Stanhope Cobbe was awarded the Victoria Cross. Alexander came to Wellington in 1883, two years after his elder brother. They were both in the Hardinge. The sons of Lt-General […]

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OW Charles Melliss Victoria Cross Anniversary

30 September 2018

30th September marks the anniversary of the action in 1900 for which Old Wellingtonian Charles Melliss was awarded the Victoria Cross. The son of a high-ranking Indian Army officer, Charles was a student in the Hill at Wellington from 1876 to 1879. After going to Sandhurst he too entered the Indian Army, and served in […]

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OW Alexander Buller Turner Victoria Cross Anniversary

28 September 2018

28th September marks the anniversary of the action in 1915 for which Old Wellingtonian Alexander Buller Turner was awarded the Victoria Cross. Alexander was in the Hopetoun from 1906 to 1908. He joined the Army just a few weeks after the outbreak of the First World War, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant with […]

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