Wellington College

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"Wellington College was first proposed as an idea during discussions in the early 1850s between the Prime Minister of the day, Lord Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. They agreed that a charitable educational institution should be set up in memory of the great Duke, for the orphans of army officers, with the money to be raised by subscription.

"Wellington College was granted its Royal Charter in December 1853 as the 'Royal and Religious Foundation of The Wellington College' and HRH Prince Albert unanimously elected the President of the Governors... Amongst its numerous eminent and famous alumni are Peter Snow, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Rory Bremner, Will Young, Sebastian Faulks, James Hunt and the Right Reverend Richard Harries." [1]


Accessed July 2012: [2]


Web: http://www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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  1. Wellington College History, organizational web page, accessed July 10, 2012.
  2. Wellington College Governors, organizational web page, accessed July 10, 2012.