31 Wellingtonians win Oxbridge places

31 Wellingtonians have recently received the wonderful news that they have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities, a record for the College. It is widely accepted that competition for places at these elite institutions is becoming increasingly fierce, and so it is extremely encouraging that the number of Wellingtonians winning places has increased so significantly in recent years.

Particularly pleasing is the diversity of the offers in terms of course, institution, gender and nationality; a full list is below. Also of note is the success of sisters Becky and Katie Cook who managed to pull off the Oxford double by winning places at Trinity and Magdalen Colleges respectively.

Mr Matt Oakman, the College’s Academic Deputy Head, said, “We are thrilled to have secured record results this year, a reflection both of the hard work of our students and also the first class support they have received at Wellington. It is also, I think, a reflection of the greater emphasis the College is placing on fostering a culture of independent learning and intellectual curiosity within the student body. We should also remember that a number of very able students unfortunately just missed out on places, but with nearly 600 university offers already made to this year’s leavers, including a number to leading US institutions, the class of 2016 have a very bright future ahead of them.”

The majority of US offers will come in March, but Wellingtonians have already been accepted to Yale, Columbia, NYU, Stanford, Cornell, Duke and the University of North Carolina, once again securing the College’s reputation for excellence in preparing students for further education on both sides of the Atlantic.


Alex GuzelkececyianBeresford OWOxfordPhysicsCorpus Christi
Alexander McDanielHardingeOxfordPsychology and LinguisticsSt Hugh's
Amber ShrimptonApsley OWOxfordTheology and ReligionPembroke
Amy MartinWellesleyCambridgeHistoryGirton
Antonia MossApsleyCambridgeHuman, Social, Political ScienceEmmanuel
Becky CookAnglesey OWOxfordEnglishTrinity
Chibi AuerbachHopetounOxfordOriental Studies (Chinese)University
David KimMurrayOxfordMedicineChrist Church
Denise LaiCombermereOxfordHistory of ArtSt Peter's
Dominic AllenMurrayOxfordPhysics and PhilosophyNew College
Emilia LansingApsleyCambridgeLawDowning
Felix PeckhamTalbot OWCambridgeHuman, Social, Political ScienceSt Catharine's
Gabriella FarahHopetounOxfordFrenchSt John's
Georgia HockenhullAngleseyCambridgeHuman, Social, Political SciencePembroke
Georgie WaltonAngleseyOxfordHistorySt Anne's
Harry LidgleyBensonCambridgeClassicsChurchill
Howard LaoHardingeCambridgeMathematicsQueens'
Imogen LivingstoneAngleseyOxfordMedicineJesus
Isobel JackApsley OWCambridgeClassicsQueens'
Jessica ArnoldWellesleyCambridgeHuman, Social, Political ScienceSelwyn
JJ SermonLynedochOxfordEngineeringChrist Church
John ChiboHillOxfordPhilosophy and TheologySt Benet's Hall
Jonny HopcroftBensonCambridgeHuman, Social, Political ScienceJesus
Katie CookApsleyOxfordLawMagdalen
Katie DennisonApsleyOxfordGeographySt Catherine's
Louis EltonTalbot OWCambridgeTheology and Religious StudiesMagdalene
Matilda CrowfootApsleyCambridgeArabic and SpanishTrinity Hall
Maya SaxenaOrangeOxfordMusicQueen's
Nils BrueningHardingeOxfordClassicsOriel
Robert JaeckleHardinge OWOxfordPolitics, Philosophy, EconomicsQueen's
Will ChurcherRaglanOxfordMathematicsLincoln
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