Brave act by OP leads to his death

OP John Faber (38-41) dies after trying to save a 13-year old girl from drowning.  John Faber, 84, has died shortly after going to the help of a 13-year-old girl in difficulties off Littlehampton’s West Beach in Sussex. The girl, Madeline Swan, was visiting the Fabers with her grandmother from the United States. The couple were standing…

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Lionel Stephens honoured by OP Society

Portrait of Lionel Stephens presented to the College At a ceremony at the College on September 6th hosted by OP Society chairman Ian Williams a full length portrait of Lionel Stephens commissioned by the Society was unveiled by the subject, to spontaneous applause from a 60-strong audience including all of Steve’s family. Completed by the well known…

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OP Society 76th AGM

The 76th Annual General Meeting of the OP Society was held at the College on Sunday September 6th. The AGM was held in the Peter Points Library following lunch in the Mess Hall generously provided by the College. About 25 OPs attended including, most felicitously, Honorary OP Peter Points.  In his report outgoing Chairman Ian Williams…

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Another Simpson victory

European championship win for Percy & Simpson Andrew Simpson (90-95) has notched up another Star class triumph with Iain Percy, beating Sweden and winning the Star class European championship in Kiel, Germany, in July. According to a report in The Times August 6, the Olympic gold medalists were not aquite at their peak and lost…

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Victory for ‘Battle of the Nile’ team

Through their outstanding efforts in the Triathlon Sprint Relay, the Battle of the Nile team raised over £2500 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Twenty teams took part in the Triathlon Sprint Relay held at Eton Boat Club at Dorney Lake.  The combined skill and experience of the intrepid trio (Anthony Fenwick-Wilson ‘Tug’ (53-57), Jeremy Hodgson…

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Angus Fair in Afghanistan

Lt. Col Angus Fair, CCCC in 1989 and now commanding officer of The Light Dragoons battle group in Afghanistan, writes of his experiences in The Times (July 28, page 8) In the piece Angus (or Gus, as he is now known) describes how his battle group broke through a bridgehead and fought its way south…

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OPGS vs The College match

The annual golf match versus the College took  place at Goring & Streatley GC on Tuesday, October 6th Each year the OPGS plays a match against College golfers, usually at the Goring & Streatley club. The format varies depending on numbers but is often a greensome or fourball. This year’s contest is to be held on…

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OPs & Founders’ Day 2009

Strong OP element in 2009 Founders’ Day A strong OP flavour was evident throughout a highly successful Founders’ Day 2009 held at the College on Saturday July 4. Five OP-generated prizes were awarded including the Marcus Graham Art prize and the Austin Anderson prize to an extraordinarily talented student from Estonia, Polina Kalentsits. The Keith…

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