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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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Wellington College Chapel

06 December 2021

One hundred years ago, on 11 December 1921, the new organ in Wellington College Chapel was formally dedicated, and we take this opportunity to look back at its history.   The Chapel was built in the early 1860s and by 1870 it certainly contained an organ, as one of the entertainments of Speech Day that year was ‘an […]

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December OW Must Reads!

29 November 2021

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 two fascinating and very different books; ‘The Time The Children Didn’t Go To School’ by Annabelle Hayes (Ap 94) and ‘Stalin’s Vengeance’ by Nikolai Tolstoy […]

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November OW Must Reads!

29 October 2021

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 Marisa Noelle (Ap 96) and her upcoming fantasy novel ‘The Unraveling of Luna Forester’. Marisa Noelle is the writer of middle grade & young adult […]

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Fuel Ventures’ £1.5m Investment Supports Materials Market to Build its Business

22 October 2021

Materials Market, launched November 2020 by Co-Founders Samuel Hunt (Bl 11) and Andrew Haehn, has raised £1.5m to grow its digital building materials marketplace. Materials Market’s creative solution to ease supply chain issues sparked the interest of seed venture capitalist fund, Fuel Ventures, who invested £1.5m in the new tech start-up in September 2021. Investing […]

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Creative Industries Careers Evening – Friday 3rd December at Wellington College

07 October 2021

Seeking Parents and OWs in the Creative Industries – Would you consider being a part of this fantastic evening? On Friday 3rd December Wellington College is hosting its annual Arts Careers Evening which is set to be an inspirational occasion for both Wellington and local state school/partner students showcasing all aspects of working in the world […]

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October OW Must Reads!

06 October 2021

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 two fascinating books; ‘The lives of the great and the good Honorary Freeman of the City of London’ by Bill Clark (p 69) and ‘A […]

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HH Maharaja Sir Sumer Singh

06 October 2021

This week we remember HH Maharaja Sir Sumer Singh, a Wellingtonian who died 103 years ago on 3rd October 1918. Born in 1898, Sumer succeeded his father as Maharaja of Jodhpur in March 1911, aged only 13, but reigned under the recency of his great-uncle, General Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh.  That same year, in September, […]

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Exciting news for all OW golfers

18 September 2021

The O.W. Golf Society wants to announce the launch of a new competition, The O’Doubles Golf Open which will is open to all golfers (subject to being an O.W. of course). This is in addition to all the regular OW.G.S. matches and meetings.. It is an annual league for pairs of golfers playing in groups […]

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September OW Must Reads!

14 September 2021

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 two fascinating books; ‘Military Misreadings of Shakspere’ (sic) by Paul Cordle (S 58) and “ Laughter is the Best Weapon – The Remarkable Adventures of […]

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Jessica O’Neil (A 17) exhibiting at Somerset House for Photo London the 8th-12th September

07 September 2021

We are delighted to share that Jessica O’Neil will be exhibiting some work at Somerset House for Photo London in the ‘The Fair’s acclaimed Discovery Section’, from the 8th-12th September 2021. For those of you that don’t know what Photo London is, it is essentially ‘The Fair’, that brings the finest international photography to the […]

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Shielding – A photobook documenting COVID-19 isolation by Cameron John (T 17)

07 September 2021

Cameron is a a photographer and designer based in North London. Having recently graduated from Central Saint Martins with a First-Class Honours in Graphic Communication Design. Over the last six months  Cameron has been working on an incredible project; a photobook about people who have been Shielding over the national lockdowns. This book aims to […]

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St JOHN GATEWAY

03 September 2021

There is a new social networking group which is being formed by the Order of St John and might well be of interest to some of the younger OWs.  St John Gateway has been created to introduce those in the twenties to forties age group to the work of the Order, with a view to encouraging them actively to support […]

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Afghan Resettlement Appeal – We need your help

28 August 2021

As we have all looked on at the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan over the past few weeks and the huge evacuation operation, the College has been exploring ways in which we can support our armed forces. As you can imagine, it is an operation on a vast scale. The families were flown to the […]

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Lottie, The People’s Care Company founded by OWs Chris and Will Donnelly

17 August 2021

Lottie, also known as The People’s Care Company, is a digital marketplace that connects care seekers to the UK’s best care homes and at a fair price. The social impact business has been founded by brother duo, both Old Wellingtonians , Chris (09 Bd) and Will (12 Bd) Donnelly, with a mission of empowering families […]

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‘Into Battle’ – The True Story of a Bitter Feud at Oxford University

02 July 2021

A new play written by an OW with another OW playing one of the lead parts is to be professionally produced, performed and premiered at Greenwich Theatre 7-31 October. Into Battle is a true story that Hugh Salmon (Hn 74) has unearthed and will be revealed for the first time in history. It concerns a ‘bitter […]

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OW Dani Smale (Ap 10): Crypto Coach – Simplifying Cryptocurrency

01 July 2021

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain all make headlines every day yet amidst the good, bad and ugly information available, it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. Crypto Coach is here to help people invest safely and with confidence. Started by Dani Smale (Ap 10) and four friends, they each got into cryptocurrency in […]

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