OW Programme


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

Latest OW News

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 […]

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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 […]

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A Royal Visit

07 December 2020

Eighty years ago, on 8th December 1940, Wellington College was visited by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by their daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. The visit was intended to boost school morale after the death of the Master, Bobby Longden, in enemy bombing two months previously. The photograph above shows the King […]

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Upcoming OW Events

03 February 2021

Virtual Walking Tour: Whitehall to Parliament Square

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

We will take a virtual stroll along Whitehall to Parliament Square, hearing about a speculative developer, love affairs and political figures.  Today, you may think of Whitehall as a place of government buildings (until covid-19) filled with civil servants, but join us to learn more about this street that has shaped our nation.

This event is free to attend.

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03 February 2021

Life Beyond Wellington – My Career in Finance by Kate Ferry

6pm-7pm

We are delighted to announce Kate Ferry current parent and Chief Financial Officer of TalkTalk will be hosting our first Life Beyond Wellington talk of the lent term. This session is aimed at current 6th form students and young OWs who wish to find out more about a career within the finance industry. Kate will give us an overview of her fascinating career so far, discussing how she got to where she is today and sharing some helpful tips and advice for those considering a career in finance. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session and we do encourage you to ask as many questions as possible.

Prior to joining TalkTalk in 2017, Kate was a member of the Dixons Carphone PLC Executive Committee, after originally joining The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc in 2010 as Corporate Affairs Director to facilitate the demerger from TalkTalk. Kate began her career in audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers, qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving to Merrill Lynch as a Director within the retail sector equity research team, where she spent the next ten years. Since June 2019, Kate has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Greggs PLC, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee.

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09 March 2021

Book Club

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come and join this fun and informal virtual group to discuss the chosen book with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community. Remember your glass of wine and nibbles!

Jeoffry: The poet’s cat A biography by Oliver Soden

It appears to have glowing reviews. Based on a real cat living in 18th century London. It sounds a unique and fascinating book described by one reviewer as “A bracing and heartfelt scamper through Georgian London”.

To register your place or for more information please email Lucy Atherton at: lha@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


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