29 November 2022
Festive Wreath Making Workshop
Waterloo Hall, Wellington College from 6.30pm
The Wellington Community invite you to join a festive wreath making workshop run by Toni from Easely Does It, an inclusive art workshop provider. She will help you to create your very own traditional large, luxury wreath using a variety of beautiful live foliage and other elements like dried orange slices, dried chillies, cinnamon sticks, assorted pinecones, imitation berries, ribbons and bells.
All equipment needed will be provided, so all you will need to do is turn up and get creative! The wreaths will last right the way through the Christmas period so they can be admired by all.
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30 November 2022
Wellington Community Book Club November Meeting
Library Moral Room, Wellington College
The Wellington Community Book Club is a small, friendly group of bookworms who meet regularly to debate the meeting’s highlighted books, discuss what they’re currently perusing, and share their love of reading!
For their November meeting, the group have chosen to read ‘Beyond Black’ by Hilary Mantel and ‘Small Things like these’ by Claire Keegan. The Claire Keegan book is a small but poignant novel which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and one of our members suggested reading a Hilary Mantel novel in homage to the great writer.
The next meeting will be held in the Library Moral Room on Wednesday 30th November; drinks and light bites will be provided.
The group always welcomes new members, even if you haven’t had a chance to read the books! If you would be interested in joining, please email email@example.com for more information.
17 January 2023
Virtual Seminar: The First Duke of Wellington’s Life of Service
Online, via Zoom
On Tuesday 17th January, between 6.00 – 7.00pm, this virtual seminar will follow the ‘Life of Service’ of our namesake, the 1st Duke of Wellington, and his devotion to three Sovereigns and to his country.
By way of the story and many illustrations, the seminar captures The Great Duke’s life from his birth in 1769 to his funeral in 1852. We follow his successful military campaigns in India, the Peninsula, and Waterloo, and then his later life as a politician and statesman. His fondness for the company of beautiful, intelligent, women is not forgotten. Following his state funeral and burial in St Paul’s Cathedral, the speakers will explore Queen Victoria’s reflections about him from her journal.
The seminar will take just over an hour, including time for questions, and will be delivered by two experienced guides from the duke’s country home at Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.
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