OW Programme

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

Latest OW News

80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation

26 May 2020

As the country marks the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation, we look back and honour those Wellingtonians who were involved and those who died in the operation. The evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of northern France in the face of invading German forces took place between 26 May and 4 June 1940. […]


OWs Eme Evans, Alice Garvey and Sasha Ansell take on the Rocketman Challenge!

21 May 2020

Message from Eme Evans ( C 14) and we hope you will agree that this is a seriously worthwhile challenge and best of luck to them! The Rocketman Challenge: 1 week, 10 girls, 1000km Next week, myself and nine others – flatmates from the University of Edinburgh, including two other OW’s Alice Garvey and Sasha […]


The History of Speech Day

21 May 2020

The first Speech Day took place in June 1859, just six months after the College opened, and may have been modelled on similar events at Rugby School. It included two Chapel services as well as the prize-giving ceremony. We don’t know what prizes were given, but by the next year Queen Victoria had consented to […]


Upcoming OW Events

17 June 2020

Virtual Workshop ‘Re-imagining your career post COVID-19’ by Bill Lawry


The pandemic has provided many of us with additional time at home, technology enabled working and an absence of the daily commute. Perhaps, you will also have had time to reflect on the fact that you no longer want to continue in your current role and/or current career path?

This session is aimed at anyone who wants to think more deeply about and plan for the career they really want to embark on, no matter if you are just starting out or have worked 30 years in the same role. It will help you to:


• Reflect on your ultimate career goals
• Identify your strengths and the environments in which you thrive
• Cultivate the brand you want in your current organisation and wider job market
• Plan and leverage the right relationships to ensure you get the career you want


Bill Lawry, Wellington parent and CEO of Ascend will very kindly share his expertise and facilitate this interactive and stimulating 60 minute virtual workshop. Ascend is an international consultancy that focuses on talent strategy, leadership development and enhancing organisational, team and individual performance (ascend.world).

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18 June 2020

Global Social Leaders Festival @ Home Virtual Conference

The impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives is unprecedented. As we start taking steps towards re-building, we would like to invite you to join us for a a global online event.


On 18th and 19th June 2020, the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute, will co-host with Future Foundations, the third Global Social Leaders Festival. Our focus will be on well-being, youth social action and how we build back better.


This event was due to take place physically during the Festival of Education (at Wellington College), as a stream. This was unfortunately and understandably cancelled due to Covid-19. We are delighted to let you know, though, that we have an incredible range of free to join online workshops and keynotes confirmed. For a full list of speakers please visit: https://www.globalsocialleaders.com/gslfest2020-speakers/


Young people, parents and educators from every continent (bar Antarctica!) have registered.  Please do also share this invitation with your family and friends.


We want to come together, to learn and reflect on how we can build a brighter and sustainable world for all.

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