OW News

The History of our Cricket Pavilion

26 May 2023

As we celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and renamed Potter Pavilion, you may be interested to look back on its history and that of its precursors. The Potter Pavilion is not the first, nor even the second, such building to stand on Turf. According to the Wellingtonian, the very first pavilion was a […]

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The Potter Pavilion

26 May 2023

For the past year, College has been undertaking a thorough modernisation of the Pink Pavilion. The work has transformed the interior of this iconic building, whilst importantly retaining its original external character. It will provide high quality co-educational changing facilities, as well as providing the opportunity for Wellington to host representative sport both on Turf […]

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Marking the Coronation – past and present

04 May 2023

The coronation of King Charles III is a significant historical event. Looking through the Wellington archives, we have found a wonderful piece in the 1911 Yearbook about the coronation of King George V. It records the events which were held around the coronation, and most significantly, recounts the planting of an oak tree by Lord […]

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📣 The Wellington College Website is nominated for a Webby Award and your help (and vote!) is needed 📣

12 April 2023

We pleased to share with you that the Wellington College website, launched in Sept ‘22, has been nominated for a Webby Award. Hailed as “The Internet’s Highest Honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards are the biggest and most prestigious awards organisation honouring the best of the Internet including Websites, Advertising, Video, Social, […]

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The Kingsleys

23 March 2023

Later today, members of the College community, from students to teachers and support staff, will be taking part in the annual Kingsleys run.  The Kingsleys is Wellington’s oldest sporting event and was first introduced in 1860, just a year after the College opened. It got its name from the Rector of Eversley, Rev Charles Kingsley, […]

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International Women’s Day

07 March 2023

The first 10 Apsley girls, Norman Porter and his wife Hilary Porter   It’s International Women’s Day so we thought we would delve into the archives and find some photographs of life at Wellington for the first cohort of girls who attended College in 1975. Back then, girls were only permitted as day students, the […]

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Waterloo Society Newsletter Issue #4

10 February 2023

We are delighted to enclose links to our latest edition of the Waterloo Society Newsletter. We have been busy delving into the archives with the hope of conjuring up more nostalgic memories of your time at College. These newsletters all have a particular decades focus (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) and we hope that you enjoy the […]

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The OW Rugby Club Presents : The Ultimate Rugby Quiz : Thursday 19th January

06 January 2023

Former 1st XV captain and now actor, Stewart Wright (Pn 92) will be hosting the Ultimate Rugby Quiz on Thursday 19th January at the Sambrook’s Brewery in Wandsworth.   All OWs are welcome to come and along and experience an evening of live entertainment where rugby meets theatre…disguised as quiz. Sambrook’s range of brews and […]

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OW January Must Read: ‘How We Might Live’ by Suzanne Cooper (Ap 88)

06 January 2023

In Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper’s (Ap 88) latest biography, How We Might Live: At Home with Jane and William Morris,  she explores the lives and legacies of Jane and William Morris,  taking us inside two lives of unparalleled creative artistry. William Morris wrote ‘The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in […]

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OW Regional Representative for India, Mr Aditya Burman (C 98)

12 December 2022

We are delighted to announce that OW Mr Aditya Burman (C 98) has been appointed as our OW regional representative for India and more information about Aditya Burman (C 98) can be found below. Mr. Aditya Burman is a 6th generation member of the Burman family and is a Director on the board of Dabur India […]

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Edwardian Speech Day at Wellington College

Introducing the Wellington College Heritage Website!

07 December 2022

Edwardian Speech Day at Wellington College   Today we celebrate the launch of the Wellington College Heritage Website!  Wellington College was opened in 1859 as the living memorial to the first Duke of Wellington. Since then, Wellington has expanded into one of Britain’s leading independent schools, developing its own rich traditions and distinctive character.   Our […]

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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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100 Year Anniversary of the Wellington College War Memorial

21 October 2022

It’s 100 years since the unveiling of the Wellington College War Memorial on 24th October 1922. Made from black, white and green marble and designed by Edwin Lutyens, the architect of the cenotaph in Whitehall, the memorial features a figure of St George, and a Union flag of painted marble so convincing as to be […]

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