Archives: OW Spotlights

Max Hope

27 May 2022

Tell us about yourself Somehow, I have ended up running with my business partner, Phillips Law, an award winning law firm, building it from strength to strength. I read law at King’s College London, practiced in the City at Linklaters, CMS and Clyde & Co, and in between found time to serve in the Army […]

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Kate Stovold

20 May 2022

Tell us about yourself I am a Partner at a boutique law practice in London. I specialise in the resolution of private family law matters, with a focus on financial claims arising on divorce or separation. My practice encompasses a variety of cases, including those with an international element, or involving complex business structures and […]

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Matilda Edwards

26 April 2022

Tell us about yourself I was in the Combermere from 2009 – 2015 where I was very happy. I have some of my fondest memories from school and still miss it today (I know, very sad of me!). After school, I took a Gap Year to Australia and New Zealand and having spent six months […]

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Edward Reis

01 March 2022

Can you tell us a little about yourself?  I was in the Stanley 1989-94, following in my father’s footsteps (S 1951-5). Studied History (BA) at Southampton, then an MA in Art Market Appraisal at Kingston. I am currently an independent antique silver dealer and valuer. Married with three children, my middle son will be starting […]

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Richard Wollocombe

12 November 2021

Tell us about yourself I spent most of my early childhood living in various countries in South America and was an overseas border at Wellington while my parents lived in Colombia. While I was in University I went on a family holiday to Galápagos and it had such an impact on me that after finishing […]

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Angie Woolnough

12 November 2021

I joined the sixth form at Wellington College in 1975 when the school first opened its doors to girls – 7 girls and 770 boys. This was a ground-breaking experiment for Wellington which had been a boys’ school for 120 years. I remember feeling petrified and overwhelmed during the first term. After that we soon […]

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Daisy Crowfoot

12 November 2021

Tell us about yourself I am Daisy, my pronouns are she/they and I currently work as the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Lead at Energy Saving Trust. My previous role was working in the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion team at Queen Mary University of London and before that, I was at Welcome Trust. Outside of work, […]

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Kai Horstmann

11 November 2021

Tell us about yourself.. I was Born and raised in Zimbabwe but educated in England. I started playing professional rugby for Harlequins in 2001 before moving to Worcester Warriors in 2005 and Exeter Chiefs in 2012. I enjoyed silverware successes in European Cup, LV Cup, Anglo Welsh Cup and The Premiership. After retiring in 2018, […]

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Tim Warrillow

05 July 2021

What started your entrepreneurial career? My first attempt at a money making venture was an ‘after hours’ pizza delivery business whilst at Wellington, it involved persuading the local pizza delivery company to deliver pizzas in the cover of darkness. Much to their surprise the instruction was that they had to approach the main gate quietly […]

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Julian Bourne and Matt Pritchard

22 June 2021

To you, what does it mean to be an entrepreneur? It’s a funny one… we don’t necessarily identify as ‘entrepreneurs’ ourselves. In the early days, the only difference between being an entrepreneur and unemployed is your mindset and imagination. However, here’s a couple things that may (or may not) indicate that you’ve reached official ‘entrepreneur’ […]

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Jag Bhara

16 June 2021

To you, what does it mean to be an entrepreneur? I like to say ‘Entrepreneur’ is french for unemployed. Im hilarious like that. However, being an entrepreneur is a multidimensional privilege. It is a privilege to spend your day grafting on a passion (whether you know it or not there is something about any enterprise […]

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Adrian Lukis

01 June 2021

The first play I was in was The Mummers Play, in which I had the second lead (!), the Turkish Knight. This was at my prep school, aged nine, when my family returned from Australia. The lead, quite rightly, was St George! This was the moment I fell in love with all the thrill of […]

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George Humphreys

17 May 2021

When did you know you wanted to be an opera singer? There was no real Eureka moment. I was always a singer and then when I went to Cambridge, a lot of my friends in the years above me would go to one of the music colleges in London after they finished to do a […]

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Josh Bowman

10 May 2021

“What do I wish I knew then, that I know now?” When I was contacted by Rosie Hill who was putting together this year book, I thought to myself “what could I possibly say that could help others to forge a career in the arts?”. The obvious question arises for most people who reflect on […]

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Marcus Lyon

06 May 2021

‘How has the last year with the pandemic affected you within the Arts industry?’  I have always championed the idea of reinvention and in truth the events of 2020-2021 have been a study in all our abilities to reinvent and reimagine. The Arts have been particularly hard hit, especially those working in performance.    For […]

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David J Hamblin Brown

22 April 2021

Tell us about yourself – just a few sentences to introduce yourself. I have just returned from a two-year stint in Beijing as the chief physician at a group of Chinese hospitals. Since the start of the Pandemic, I have been locked-down in East Sussex with my family. I love playing the piano (although I’m […]

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Sir Richard Feachem

21 April 2021

A Journey in Global Health When I left Wellington in the summer of 1965, I was looking forward to spending a year with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). They had assigned me to my dream job as a climbing/ mountaineering instructor at the Outward Bound School at Loitokitok on the northern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Three […]

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David Shipway

19 April 2021

Tell us about yourself – just a few sentences to introduce yourself. I’m a Consultant Physician working in Bristol. I have a slightly unusual subspecialty, and I work as a medical doctor within surgical teams to help look after complicated surgical patients who have lots of other medical problems. These medical issues are typically cardiac, […]

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Christopher Woelk

19 April 2021

What is your speciality and how is the present Covid-19 pandemic affecting your normal working routine? I am currently Head of Systems Biology at an Exploratory Science Center belonging to MSD (Merck Sharp and Dohme), a large pharmaceutical company. My specialty is using computational biology to analyse the rich data that we can now generate […]

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Will Maunder Taylor

15 April 2021

What inspired you to work in AI? It’s a fast moving space similar to Cyber, MedTech and FinTech and you can feel the momentum as well as the constantly changing landscape. One is beginning to see meaningful applications helping solve problems rather than just experimentation, from helping detect cancer with large global medical data bases, help […]

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Tom MacKinnon

15 April 2021

Tell us about yourself – just a few sentences to introduce yourself. Since leaving Wellington (Ly 2012), I studied medicine at Imperial College and am currently a junior doctor working in a London hospital. I have a particular interest in surgery, and am due to start my specialty training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in […]

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Sharon Yip

15 April 2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I joined Apsley in 2012 when I first came to the UK, went onto study medicine at St Peter’s College at Oxford and completed my clinical studies at University College London. What inspired you to work in medicine? About the time […]

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Sasha Feachem

15 April 2021

Tell us about yourself – just a few sentences to introduce yourself. Hello, I’m Sasha,(officially Alexandra ) Feachem.  I was an Apsely girl from 1989 – 1991  and  I’ve worked as a science producer for more than 20 years, most of which I’ve spent at the BBC.  I’m also the  producer and co-creator of BBC […]

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Sabi Hippolyte

15 April 2021

Tell us about yourself – just a few sentences to introduce yourself.  I am a respiratory consultant working in Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust with a subspecialty interest in respiratory failure and ventilation. I completed my pre-clinical medical school at Cambridge University, my clinical years at GKT (now King’s College, London) and have just […]

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Rachel Parish

15 April 2021

Tell us about yourself – just a few sentences to introduce yourself I’m an emergency medicine and paediatric emergency medicine consultant at Frimley Park Hospital. I spend half my time working in the paediatric emergency department and half in the adult ED. In some of the time spent not at work I shoot clay targets! […]

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