Welcome to the first programme in our brand new series, Desert Island Books. We’ve modified the longstanding and much loved Radio 4 ‘Desert Island Discs’ radio show format to create our own ‘Wellington College Desert Island Books’. In the show you’ll hear about the guest’s favourite 8 tracks as well as their favourite 8 books. […]
What social and political issues were Wellington students asked to consider in the run up to the 1970 election? When were they first allowed to vote? Did they campaign for or against the UK joining the EU? Find out in the latest ‘Out of the Archives’ podcast by Caroline Jones.
Almost a decade after leaving Wellington, OW Ellie Porter and Mrs Lynch discovered recently that they had more in common than they thought… In this moving and candid chat, they share the reasons why boarding school was their “safe haven”, Ellie using it as an escape from living with her alcoholic father and Mrs Lynch […]
This week, College Archivist Caroline Jones goes over the history of swimming facilities and practices at Wellington and the origins of the iconic ‘Maniacs’ competition.
Celebrate Speech Day with the latest podcast from Caroline Jones, the College archivist! Today she will be delving into the history of speech day, from simple beginnings through Edwardian grandeur to the present day…
In this weeks episode of ‘Out of the Archives’, Caroline Jones discusses the music tastes of Wellington pupils back in the late 60s and early 70s, and how the College used to host concerts with some fairly big names… Hyde Park free concert 7 June 1969: http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/hyde-park-6-7-69.html https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/blind-faith-in-hyde-park/ http://www.openculture.com/2012/09/eric_clapton_and_steve_winwood_join_forces_at_the_historic_blind_faith_concert_in_hyde_park_1969.html East Of Eden’s record page: […]
Caroline Jones is back with another story from Wellington Colleges history. Today, she discusses the history of Athletic sports at Wellington, and some of the more slightly strange activities no longer practiced.
Caroline Jones talks about the history of the iconic Kingsley race, which has been sadly cancelled this year…
In this weeks episode of ‘Out of the Archives’, Caroline talks about the biggest fire that Wellington College has ever experienced.
Sareena discusses the importance of International Women’s Day in this weeks edition of the International Show.