OW News

Waterloo Society Event: Our Royal Visitor

26 May 2022

Known as the ‘Royal and Religious Foundation,’ Wellington College has had close links with the Royal family throughout its history, including five visits from HM Queen Elizabeth II. Yesterday evening we celebrated Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by looking back at these very special occasions. Our Archivist Caroline Jones and Chris Potter viewed fascinating archive film […]

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Marcus & Oli’s World Cycle Tour

13 May 2022

Oli Lyon (M 12) alongside his friend, Marcus Pillinger are cycling around the world not only for an adventure, but also to raise money for School in a Bag, a charity that provides educational supplies for less advantaged children worldwide. Together, they will be wild camping most of the way, carrying all of their own […]

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OW News – New High Sheriff for Cornwall!

10 April 2022

Andrew Williams (Hn 86) has been sworn in as the new High Sheriff of Cornwall, taking up the reins from Mark Thomas who has held the office for the last year. The swearing-in took place this weekend with a small ceremony at his home in Lanhydrock. The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest Royal […]

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Invite to ‘The Movement Movement’ Magazine Launch – calling all OW Women!

08 April 2022

Please find attached an invitation to the launch of an independent print magazine called ‘The Movement Movement’ which has been set up by a friend of OW Cameron John (T 17), which could be of interest to you. The event will be at Maryland Studio, London on Saturday 23rd April between 6pm and 12am. Please […]

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An Evening with Jonty Driver in St Peter’s on Friday 6 May at 7:30 pm.

06 April 2022

The Friends of St Peter’s, Newenden have invited CJ (Jonty) Driver to read extracts from his poetry and tell of his life at ‘An Evening with Jonty Driver’ in St Peter’s Church, Newenden, TN18 5PN on Friday 6 May at 7:30 pm. St Peter’s Church is set off Rye Road, opposite The White Hart and […]

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March OW Must Read!

30 March 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. At the end of this month we would like to draw your attention to four books of historical fiction which are mainly about World War 1 (WW1) in the Middle East. Author, Nigel Messenger (Bl […]

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The Kingsleys – a look back in history!

22 March 2022

With tomorrow being Wellington’s oldest sporting event, the Kingsley race, today we’re taking the opportunity to look back at its history! Cross-country running was the first sport to be established at Wellington – before pitches or courts were created, it was the only one possible! It’s said to have been introduced by the Rev Charles […]

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The Lambton Cup

21 March 2022

125 years ago, in 1897, a family of Wellingtonians presented the College with this very handsome silver cup. Between the years 1882 and 1898, the seven Lambton brothers – William, Alexander, Cuthbert, George, Edward, Ronald, and Philip – were all in the Orange, and as the time drew near for the last one to leave, […]

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Urgent Aid to Ukraine Appeal

03 March 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created, within days, hundreds of thousands of displaced people. We thought you would like to be aware that OW Przemek Skwirczynski (M 01) has written to us, and we would like to draw your attention to his commendable charitable work and an appeal for donations which can be found […]

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Waterloo Society Newsletter Issue #3

02 March 2022

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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February OW Must Read!

31 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Simon Birkenhead (B 91) and his brilliant new book and very helpful guide ‘Managing People’. ‘Managing People’ is your complete guide to becoming a truly […]

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Wreck of the Warren Hastings

18 January 2022

125 years ago this week, on 14 January 1897, the troopship Warren Hastings sank in the Indian Ocean. An Old Wellingtonian, Lt Col M C B Forestier-Walker, was widely hailed as the “hero” of the event because of the calm way he and his troops behaved.   Launched in 1893, the steel-hulled Warren Hastings was claimed […]

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January OW Must Read!

10 January 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Gregory Norminton (S 94) and his brilliant novel ‘The Devil’s Highway’. Set in the unforgiving sandy ‘wastes’ of Bagshot Heath, the three sections of ‘The […]

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OW Cross Country Update

16 December 2021

On Saturday 11th December, OWXC took part in the Annual Alumni Race on Wimbledon Common, an 8k hilly and very muddy course. Of the 37 teams taking part (including most of the top public schools), OWXC fielded the largest team with our 22 runners. Huge congratulations to our 4 ladies (Katie Edgerley, Natalie Blagg, Lauren […]

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Wellington College Chapel

06 December 2021

One hundred years ago, on 11 December 1921, the new organ in Wellington College Chapel was formally dedicated, and we take this opportunity to look back at its history.   The Chapel was built in the early 1860s and by 1870 it certainly contained an organ, as one of the entertainments of Speech Day that year was ‘an […]

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