Georgia Francis (08-13)

                      Georgia Francis (08-13), rowing for Great Britain with Emily Carmichael in the European Championships at Racice in the Czech Republic in May, came first in the B-final of the Women’s Doubles in a time of 7-08.57 — good enough to have placed 4th in…


Cliff Bragg (46-49)

      Cliff Bragg (46-49) who died in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13th, 2017 aged 85, was for many years the OP Society Rep in Port Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife Beryl, his son Philip and his two daughters Caroline Bragg and Nicola Contival. At Cliff’s request a wake was held…


Grids in the 1970s

  The exchange below took place on Facebook on the OP page during May, 2017: Paul ClinchFacebook ON YA BIKE!…..Anyone in Illawarra remember bicycle scrutineering by our then Housemaster Peter Politzer?….If our bike passed, we then had to display a disc on it afterwards. I found mine when clearing out the garage this morning. I…


Devitt & Sanders

Richard Devitt (53-58) and Jeremy Sanders (56-60) met by chance in near the Arctic circle in 2016.   Richard writes: “I was accosted by a v pangbournian type voice, saying ‘You’re Devitt aren’t you? You won’t remember me – I was junior to you at the NCP’ and the small world clause sprang into action…


2017 events – reminder

Peter Kewish (Sec. OPYC) writes:


Any OP keen to take part in two OPYC events during 2017 should contact me at


The events are:

Round the Island Race – 1st July

Arrow Trophy – 12/13/14th October