OW Events

Upcoming Events

22 May 2019

Career Opportunity Group: Politics, International Affairs and Government

6:00pm, Oriental club, London

Guest Speaker: Sir Anthony Seldon

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) in whatever their chosen career. We are thrilled to involve more members of the Wellington Community and now invite parents to join all our career networking events.

This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community in fields related to Politics. Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and we hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in the field of Politics will join us

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24 May 2019

Eve of Speech Day – Celebration of Jeff Oakes

7:30pm, Combermere Quad

Jeff Oakes is retiring after 41 years teaching at Wellington College, as a teacher of woodwind and also in the last 10 years as Conductor of the Concert Band. To mark his retirement and to say farewell, we would like to invite you to Eve of Speech Day on Friday 22nd of May in the Upper Combermere Quad. More specifically, if you played in the Concert Band or were taught by Jeff, Simon Williamson (Director of Arts and Music) would like to invite you to join in with the Concert Band for one or two items with a rehearsal at 6 pm on the day.

For more information please get in touch: community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


25 May 2019

Speech Day 2019

10:00am, Wellington College

We welcome pupils, parents and staff to celebrate Speech Day 2019 with us in the iconic Wellington Big Top. Enjoy a showcase event of the year’s activities, prize giving’s and speeches from the College community. The annual house picnics on Turf will take place from 12.30 onwards, along with an assortment of outdoor events including the Cavalry Charge, Gun Run, Exhibitions and full school Call Over.

Two e-tickets will be automatically issued per pupil with a very small number of additional e-tickets available to book closer to the event should families require more than their automatic allocation.

The additional tickets will be bookable on a first come, first served basis on the Forthcoming Events page on the main Wellington College website.

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02 June 2019

Christian Prayer Group: Thanksgiving Service and Afternoon Tea

The Wellington Chapel

Christian Prayer Group Service of Thanksgiving and Hope
The Christian Prayer Group would like to invite the Wellington Community to a service of thanksgiving and hope in the Wellington Chapel of the Holy Spirit followed by afternoon tea in the V&A Cafe. Please do spread the word to the wider community.
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05 June 2019

Career Opportunity Group: Creative Industries

6:00pm, The Hospital Club, London

Formally launched in 2014, Career Opportunity Groups were set up to provide support and networking opportunities for OWs (young and old) in whatever their chosen career.

We are thrilled to involve more members of the Wellington Community and now invite parents to join all our career networking events. This drinks reception is a gathering of all from the Wellington Community in the fields related to the Creative industries, anything from an actor to a fashion designer or perhaps a photographer. Whatever your role in the creative arts industry this is the event for you! Our sixth form students who attend these events find them invaluable, and we hope all from our Community who are interested in or working in these fields will join us.

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07 June 2019

Robin Dyer Sports Centre Opening

6:30pm, Robin Dyer Sports Centre

We invite the Wellington Community to join us in celebrating the official opening of the Robin Dyer Sports Centre.

Enjoy a glass of fizz while watching some of our talented students display their cricket, tennis and netball skills in a series of masterclass sessions delivered by our in-house team and special guests.

The evening will culminate in a Welly Super League Netball exhibition match, which should prove to be a thrilling end to an exciting evening of sport in our new state of the art sports centre.

To register or for more information please visit: www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/forthcoming-events

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18 June 2019

The Wellington College Waterloo Half Marathon

12:15pm, Wellington College

Please join the third form, OWs and energetic members of staff for the walk/run from Stratfield Saye to Wellington College. 

This 13-mile route passes through spectacular countryside, and is by permission of His grace the Duke of Wellington. We start at the Duke’s seat, Stratfield Saye, and will walk or run from there through his private estate, before joining an ancient footpath, the ‘Devil’s Highway’. There will be prizes for the fastest parent/OW, but the less ambitious can stop at one of the three pubs/tearooms en route. 

Do come and join us (and your children if you are a parent/relative/friend of a child in the third form, for whom the event is strongly recommended as it will give them an understanding of Wellington’s history, and links to Waterloo/the family of the First Duke). It is always a wonderful event. 

Registration is at 12:15–12:45 in the Driver Lecture Room; we will leave Wellington after a brief chapel service. The walk/run will begin just after 14:00, with the first runners appearing at Great School at approximately 15:30, while walkers and tea shop enthusiasts will arrive between 17:30 and 19:00. It will be possible to take taxis back early in the route if 13 miles is too much; the Tally Ho pub in Eversley is approx. 7.5 miles from the start, and there will be a minibus taking parents and pupils back from the Tally Ho until 17:30. 

Tickets cost £20.00 per head for parents and OWs.

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22 June 2019

Wellington Community 6’s Golf Tournament for the MBE Trophy

10:00am, The Springs Golf Club, Wallingford

Teams will consist of four players, at least two of which must be members of the Wellington Community. There will be three separate 6-hole competitions over the 18-hole course, with a different format for each competition.

Holes 1-6: WALTZ

Holes 7-12: AM-AM Best 2 from 4

Holes 13-18: Texas Scramble

 

The overall winner will be determined by a 3-team. 1 shot each playoff at approximately 5:45pm and there will also be ‘Nearest the Pin’ and ‘Spot Prizes’ to play for.

Tee times will be between 10:44am and 1:00pm. Please arrive at The Springs from 10:00am for brunch. A buffet will be served on completion of play.

The cost to enter will be £250 per team, which will include Green Fees, food on arrival and after play and prizes.

To register please contact: Ashley Pheasant, Head of Golf at Darwin Escapes:

Tel: 07976223963

Email: ashley.pheasant@darwinescapes.co.uk


06 September 2019

OW 25 Year Reunion

From 7:00 pm
The Duke of Sussex, London

We invite all 1994 leavers to reunite and reminisce with one another at the Duke of Sussex close to Waterloo. Drinks and a light buffet will be available from 7.00 pm to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Please help spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 1994 class together!

Tickets cost £15 each and guests are very welcome.

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27 September 2019

OW 10 Year Reunion

7:00pm, The London Cocktail Club, 4 Great Portland St, London, W1W 8QJ

A 10th anniversary gathering for the leavers of 2009. Reunite and reminisce with one another in a private area of the London Cocktail Club in Oxford Circus. Drinks will be available from 7.00pm to celebrate this wonderful milestone. Please help spread the word to ensure we can get as many of the 2009 class back together.

Tickets are £15 and guests are very welcome.

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12 October 2019

OW 50 Year Reunion

12:30pm, Wellington College

A 50th anniversary gathering for the leavers of 1969.

Lunch will be served at 1.15pm and afterwards there will be a chance to explore College, watch sport, and take a walk down memory lane. At 4.00pm tea will be served.

There have been one or two changes since the 60s; running water, showers, menus and girls!

Partners and guests welcome. Tickets £15 and places are limited.

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