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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


Waterloo Society Newsletter Issue #2

09 June 2021

We are delighted to enclose links to our latest edition of the Waterloo Society Newsletter which has been published in response to the positive feedback  that we received from the previous edition. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the memories and photos and […]


OW Waterloo Day Celebration in Western Australia

01 June 2021

On Friday 18th June, 10 OWs and partners got together for their annual Western Australia Waterloo Day Celebrations. Robert and Kate Gould very kindly hosted the drinks reception at their new home. Many thanks to Adrian Momber for sharing this with us, we hope you all had a fantastic time! List of OWs who attended […]


Memorial Service for David Mordaunt (C 50-55 and CR 63-86 )

21 May 2021

There will be a Memorial Service for David Mordaunt (C 50-55 and CR 63-86 ) in the  Wellington College Chapel on Thursday September 2nd at 2.15pm followed by Afternoon Tea in the Waterloo Hall. If you would like to attend please email Philip Carr at to help us with catering numbers.


Crowthorne Church

26 April 2021

As we mentioned last time, Wellington College has been rediscovering our links with Crowthorne parish church, and helping to renovate their historic lych-gate. This time, we take a look at some of the many people connected with College who are buried in the churchyard. Possibly the earliest of these is Charles Henry Lane, who joined […]


Crowthorne Parish Church

14 April 2021

Last week, staff from Wellington’s Works and Estates Department gave their time and expertise to help renovate the lych-gate of Crowthorne parish church. College Archivist Caroline Jones went along to document the work and uncover some of the historic links between the church and the College. In the later 19th century the hamlet of Crowthorne […]


Wellington College Community Report

31 March 2021

We are delighted to be able to share with you our latest Wellington College Community Report.  We hope you’ll enjoy reading about what’s been achieved thanks to your amazing support and generosity over the last couple of years. To read the Report please click here. More than ever, we are so grateful for all the […]


Simon Lyddon (L 94) Rowing the Atlantic Ocean

25 March 2021

Simon has recently set off on his incredible journey,  rowing across the Atlantic Ocean with a team of 11 other adventurers in the inaugural trip of the “Roxy expeditions” set up by Rannoch Adventures. They are rowing from the Canaries to Antigua – 3000 miles unsupported. Rowing in shifts of 3 hours, on 3 hours […]


Wellington Song

01 March 2021

Latin has always been part of Wellington, not least in our school song, the Carmen Heroidum, written in 1883 and sung at Speech Day concerts and OW Dinners for many years. Do you know the words?


The Lumsden Leadership Summit

17 February 2021

Ella Dow (O 18) is Vice-President of an all-female philanthropic society at St Andrews called The Lumsden Club and is proud to announce the sixth edition of their annual event, The Lumsden Leadership Summit (previously Winning Women). The aim is to inspire the student body and wider community by bringing together successful women from all […]


OW Edward Foulds (Bl 96) – ‘Crucifix’

09 February 2021

Twenty-five years ago this term, Wellington College was shrouded in snow just as it has been recently. This inspired student Edward Foulds (Blücher 1991-96) to create a remarkable piece of artwork which is still at the centre of College life today. Braving the cold, Ed ventured out in the dark after a heavy snowfall and […]


OW Jack Trigger (M 12): Around the world with type 1 diabetes

09 February 2021

Follow Jack Trigger on his journey to become the first type 1 diabetic to compete in the legendary Vendée Globe. The Vendée Globe is one of the toughest endurance challenges on earth – non stop, solo and unassisted around the world in record breaking 60ft racing yachts. The current race has just finished with the […]


OWs Harry Hearn and Tom Phillips, UK team Oardacity complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020 – the ‘World’s Toughest Row

03 February 2021

UK team Oardacity have arrived (in 4th place) in Antigua after completing this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which they rowed for Mental Health. Their two beneficiary charities are Mind and The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. The four boat completed the 3,000 mile Atlantic crossing in 40 days, 6 hours and 35 minutes from La […]


Waterloo Society Newsletters

27 January 2021

We have launched the very first editions of our newsletters for the Waterloo Society. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the memories and photos and that they provide you with the opportunity to reflect and reminisce on your time at College with fondness. […]


Annual Schools Alumni Race – The Results Are In!

05 January 2021

OWXC took part in the Annual Schools Alumni Race over the weekend of 12th/13th December. Normally it would be run as a proper race on Wimbledon Common; however, as with most events throughout 2020, it had to be completed virtually. This certainly did not dampen spirits as there were 39 OW entrants out of a […]


College Theatres

04 January 2021

Wellington has seen a number of theatres over the years, giving many students an opportunity to try their hand at acting, stage management or lighting, and allowing a few well-known actors their first taste of stardom along the way. In 1947 a wooden building which had started life as a Victorian swimming pool, and later […]


Must Reads!

15 December 2020

We are delighted to share with you four brilliant books by OW authors. Military Misreadings of Shakespeare is a humorous book of full colour cartoons of the Victorian Army painted by Major (later Lt-Col) Thomas Seccombe with carefully chosen quotations from Shakespeare’s plays; it was first published by George Routledge & Sons in 1880.  Paul Cordle […]