OW Society

Welcome to the Old Wellingtonian Society

The OW Society exists to support all OWs around the world in a wide variety of ways and is at the heart of the Wellington Community.


A film made by OWs for OWs

Join us on the evening of the 17th June for the worldwide, online screening of Wellingtonian70.

Latest OW News

OW Charles FitzClarence Victoria Cross Anniversary

14 October 2018

14th October marks the anniversary of the first of three actions in 1899 for which Old Wellingtonian Charles FitzClarence was awarded the Victoria Cross. As his surname suggests, Charles was a descendant of the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, through the Duke’s illegitimate son George, 1st Earl of Munster. Charles was born in […]


OW Alexander Stanhope Cobbe Victoria Cross Anniversary

06 October 2018

Alexander Cobbe, pictured as a student in the Hardinge in 1887. 6th October marks the anniversary of the action in 1902 for which Old Wellingtonian Alexander Stanhope Cobbe was awarded the Victoria Cross. Alexander came to Wellington in 1883, two years after his elder brother. They were both in the Hardinge. The sons of Lt-General […]


OW Charles Melliss Victoria Cross Anniversary

30 September 2018

30th September marks the anniversary of the action in 1900 for which Old Wellingtonian Charles Melliss was awarded the Victoria Cross. The son of a high-ranking Indian Army officer, Charles was a student in the Hill at Wellington from 1876 to 1879. After going to Sandhurst he too entered the Indian Army, and served in […]


Upcoming OW Events

18 October 2018

Wellington Community Wine Tasting

*This event has been CANCELLED*

Corney & Barrow invite the Wellington Community to a ‘walk around’ wine tasting at the Corney & Barrow head office in St Katherine’s Dock.

This event will be a wonderful opportunity to come together socially and taste a range of wines from around the world complete with cheese plates kindly organised by OW Pippa Gardner (Ap, 2009).

Tickets £20 per person.


19 October 2018

The Charlie Perry Festival of Musical Theatre

7:30pm, G.W. Annenberg Performing Arts Centre, Wellington College


An evening of music-theatre classics to celebrate the life of Charlie Perry.

We welcome back the great and the good of Wellington College musical theatre to perform with our students for one night only, some of the most famous choruses and solo items from the world of music theatre, featuring many of Charlie’s favourite songs. We are thrilled that Eagle House will also be performing on the night.


To register for the waiting-list and for more information please go to: wellingtoncollege.org.uk/forthcoming-events

26 October 2018

Gardening Society: Wisley Autumn Walk and Talk

1:00pm - 3:00pm, RHS Wisley

Join RHS Garden Wisley’s enthusiastic Curatorial Team, on a walk and talk around the garden to see the spectacularly vibrant autumn display. Learn about the plants that put on a show at this time of year and what to look out for in the coming months. This session will involve considerable walking outside, so please come prepared with suitable footwear and clothing.

Tickets cost £23.00 for RHS members and £37.00 non-members.

Please book you tickets directly through RHS Wisley by 24/10/18.

Details of how to book can be found at: rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on

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