OW Programme


The Wellington Community exists to support all OWs around the world in a wide variety of ways.

Waterloo Society

Newsletters

We are delighted to enclose links to our latest edition of the Waterloo Society Newsletter. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the memories and photos!

Latest OW News

OW November Must Read: Driven to Crime by Crispian Besley (Bn 77)

16 November 2022

Driven to Crime: True Stories of Wrongdoing in Motor Racing is the debut novel by Crispian Besley (Bn 77), inspired by his life-long interest in cars and passion for motor racing. In his novel, Besley investigates misdemeanours at all levels, from drivers, designers and mechanics to team owners, entrants and sponsors. People lie, cheat, steal […]

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The Corps of Drums at Wellington College

11 November 2022

For hundreds of years, drums were used on the battlefield to signal commands and orders, and drummers have been part of Wellington College CCF for over a century. During the 1950s there was an active Corps of Drums, but in 1960 this was subsumed into the general CCF Band, which itself disbanded in 1980, the […]

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Fair Shot: the Cafe with a Conscience!

26 October 2022

Fair Shot Cafe, London, was set up to provide young adults with learning disabilities, such as autism and Down’s syndrome, the opportunity to train as baristas and cafe assistants before helping them to find jobs in the mainstream hospitality sector. The rate of unemployment among young adults with learning disabilities is very high, and so […]

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Upcoming OW Events

30 November 2022

Wellington Community Book Club November Meeting

Library Moral Room, Wellington College

The Wellington Community Book Club is a small, friendly group of bookworms who meet regularly to debate the meeting’s highlighted books, discuss what they’re currently perusing, and share their love of reading!

For their November meeting, the group have chosen to read ‘Beyond Black’ by Hilary Mantel and ‘Small Things like these’ by Claire Keegan. The Claire Keegan book is a small but poignant novel which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and one of our members suggested reading a Hilary Mantel novel in homage to the great writer.

The next meeting will be held in the Library Moral Room on Wednesday 30th November; drinks and light bites will be provided.

The group always welcomes new members, even if you haven’t had a chance to read the books! If you would be interested in joining, please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk for more information.


17 January 2023

Virtual Seminar: The First Duke of Wellington’s Life of Service

Online, via Zoom

On Tuesday 17th January, between 6.00 – 7.00pm, this virtual seminar will follow the ‘Life of Service’ of our namesake, the 1st Duke of Wellington, and his devotion to three Sovereigns and to his country.

By way of the story and many illustrations, the seminar captures The Great Duke’s life from his birth in 1769 to his funeral in 1852. We follow his successful military campaigns in India, the Peninsula, and Waterloo, and then his later life as a politician and statesman. His fondness for the company of beautiful, intelligent, women is not forgotten. Following his state funeral and burial in St Paul’s Cathedral, the speakers will explore Queen Victoria’s reflections about him from her journal.

The seminar will take just over an hour, including time for questions, and will be delivered by two experienced guides from the duke’s country home at Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.

 

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22 January 2023

Christian Parent Prayer Group

Chapel Crypt, 8:00-9:00pm

You are warmly invited to join the Wellington Christian Parent Prayer Group, set up by a group of current parents from a variety of church backgrounds, who believe prayers have a positive impact on school life. The group welcomes everyone within the Wellington Community with an interest in praying blessings on the school community.

The meetings are very informal and meet a few times per term, taking place on a Sunday evening from 8.00 – 9.00pm in the Chapel Crypt (down the steps beside the Chapel).

To join or for further information please contact Annie Hopkins (07593 364729) or Abigail Compton-Burnett (07747 111336).


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