The OW Charitable Trust

The four former OW trust funds, set up either by or in memory of OWs, while retaining their separate identities, are now grouped into one charity known as the OW Charitable Trust (Charity Number 1009980).

The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust
The Herbert Old Wellingtonian Trust was set established in 1955 under the Will of Lt. Col. G.M. Herbert D.S.O. (A 1894), who left the residue of his estate in memory of his three nephews, all OWs, who gave their lives in the 1939-1945 war. He expressed the wish that the Society should use the money for the benefit of the children of OWs. The Trust was therefore established as a charitable trust for help, in cases of hardship, with the education of the sons and daughters of OWs, whether at Wellington or at another school.

The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund
The Melissa Morgan Memorial Fund, set up in 2004, is available to Old Wellingtonian girls, under the age of 25, to help fund, by means of grant, structured, enterprising and original Gap Year activity, in the UK or overseas, before or after University.

The Wilfred House Language Scholarship
The Wilfred House Language Scholarship has specific and academic focus: to enable modern linguists to improve their French, German or Spanish through spending several weeks living and studying. Wilfred (Harry) House was Master of Wellington College from 1941 to 1956. Before coming to Wellington, he was a Fellow and Lecturer in Modern Languages at Queen’s College, Oxford, where from 1924 to 1939 he also administered a Foundation which financed four undergraduates each year to spend their vacation abroad to master a country’s language and pick up some of its culture.

The Bevir Memorial Fund
The J L Bevir Memorial Fund was set up in 1928 in memory of the man who was at Wellington as both boy and lifetime teacher and also was co-founder of the OW Society and the Wellington Year Book. The Fund is administered by the OW Charitable Trust.

The Trustees award grants to suitable applicants to assist them with the cost of projects overseas that are socially desirable and character developing. They are intended to supplement money raised by self-help and sponsors, and are primarily for the post-school gap year, but medical students doing an elective during training and other older ‘young’ OWs can apply.


EXAMPLES OF WHO AND HOW WE HELP…

Adelaide Goodeve
Adelaide Goodeve was awarded a grant from the OW Charitable Trust’s Bevir Memorial Fund for her expedition to Ladakh in 2015.
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Justin Yeldham (Hl 84-89)
Justin Yeldham (Hl 84-89) completed a strenuous ‘Ashes challenge‘ bike ride in summer 2013 and is pictured here with former England Cricket captain Mike Gatting.
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Rich Crawford Report (C 78-83)
The Charitable Trust supported 6 OWs of varying ages with Walking , Cycling, Climbing challenges for Charitable purposes and, typically, this report came back from Rich Crawford (C 78-83).
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Sam Fiddian-Greene (Hg 2012)
Sam Fiddian-Greene, supported by the OW Society Charitable Trust among others, writes as follows on his Summer 2013 expedition to Kilimanjaro.
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Latest OW News

OW Must Reads!

14 September 2021

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 two fascinating books; ‘Military Misreadings of Shakspere’ (sic) by Paul Cordle (S 58) and “ Laughter is the Best Weapon – The Remarkable Adventures of […]

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Jessica O’Neil (A 17) exhibiting at Somerset House for Photo London the 8th-12th September

07 September 2021

We are delighted to share that Jessica O’Neil will be exhibiting some work at Somerset House for Photo London in the ‘The Fair’s acclaimed Discovery Section’, from the 8th-12th September 2021. For those of you that don’t know what Photo London is, it is essentially ‘The Fair’, that brings the finest international photography to the […]

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Shielding – A photobook documenting COVID-19 isolation by Cameron John (T 17)

07 September 2021

Cameron is a a photographer and designer based in North London. Having recently graduated from Central Saint Martins with a First-Class Honours in Graphic Communication Design. Over the last six months  Cameron has been working on an incredible project; a photobook about people who have been Shielding over the national lockdowns. This book aims to […]

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Upcoming OW Events

18 September 2021

200 Anniversary Ball at Eagle House

On behalf of Andrew Barnard, the Headmaster of Eagle House School, we are delighted to warmly invite all former Eagle House pupils, parents and staff to join the Bicentenary celebrations for Eagle House in 2020. Founded in 1820 the school reaches this exciting landmark in its history and is keen to extend its celebrations to all who have been involved in this journey to be an outstanding prep school.

One of the main events in which Eagle House would love for you to join them at to celebrate the Schools history and achievement is their 200 Anniversary Ball. This event will be the chance to celebrate the achievements of the past 200 years and, also, to look forward to the next exciting chapter in Eagle House’s history. The Anniversary Ball will include live music, and fireworks, to accompany a lavish three course meal.

To book your tickets please visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/eaglehouseschool


19 September 2021

Pre-1959 OW Reunion

11:30am-4:30pm

 

We are delighted to announce we will be hosting our Pre-1959 OW Reunion at Wellington College and hope to see as many of you as possible. The plan for the day is as follows:

 

Chapel Service at 11:30am
Drinks from 12pm in Great School
Followed by Lunch at 1:15pm in Waterloo Hall
Afterwards a chance to take a wander down memory lane led by Chris Potter (C 65)
Tea and cake from 3.30pm in Great School

 

Tickets cost £15 each, and include a three course lunch with wine and afternoon tea.

 

Please do put the date in your diary now and spread the word to all those you are in touch with. Let us know if we can help further and we look forward to seeing you in September.

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06 October 2021

The Waterloo Society Presents: Post-War Wellington – Jazz, ‘Jallies’ and Japes  

6pm to 7pm on Zoom

Last year we embarked on an ambitious project to capture the memories of OWs who were at Wellington in the 1940s and 1950s. The response was fantastic, allowing us to put together a vivid and evocative picture of College life at that time.  As we prepare to launch our Wellington Heritage website to showcase this material, we invite you to a virtual talk where we will join Archivist Caroline Jones as she chats to some of the OW contributors and uncovers fascinating stories of fagging, ‘fug rugby’, dining hall delicacies and classroom pranks.

We are delighted that OWs Henry Beverley (A 53), Alan Munro (T 53), Martin Kinna (M 58), and Christopher Miers (Bd 59) will be sharing their personal memories from their time at wellington.

To register your place, please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


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