Michael Channing (08-10)

  In October, 2015 rugby league club Featherstone Rovers announced the signing of Michael Channing (08-10) on a two year deal.   Michael, originally from London, is a full Welsh International and played in their recent victory against Scotland. Despite being only 24 years of age, he has a wealth of experience of top flight…

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A patchy education Part 111

Nick Wilson (48-52) continues his account:     Filling the afternoons   During the afternoon we played rugger in the autumn term, field hockey (ugh) in the spring term and cricket in the summer. Because the limited playing field space available for 230 cadets we only played these sports twice a week unless you were…

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A patchy education Part 1

WHY THE SEA?   In an account written for his children N.J. (Nick) Wilson (48-52), who now lives in Vancouver,  British Columbia, describes his four years at the Nautical College – not an especially happy time for him.     My father was in the regular army and both my grandfathers had served in the…

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Veronica Bonwell (05-12)

  Victoria Bonwell (05-12) emailed in December in response to the Headmaster’s appeal for news of OP Ladies. She wrote: “After leaving Pangbourne I moved to Paris for three years to complete my schooling, studying the IB. The international community and becoming fluent in French led me to cross the Atlantic and attend McGill University…

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Katie Curtis (Riley; 98-02)

    Katie Curtis (Riley; 98-02) went straight to St. Mary’s University after Pangbourne and studied English and Drama. She continues: “After graduation I went on to work at IMG in various roles and then ultimately media marketing for its sports news agency SNTV. I now run up my own digital marketing agency www.thelittledigitalcompany, specialising…

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Nick Wilson (48-52)

Nick Wilson (48-52) got in touch in December from Vancouver to correct an error he detected in the recent obituary of A.C. (Tony) Sissons (48-53), He wrote:   “I was in the large class of new entrants of September 16th, 1948 and I am sure both Tony Sissons and John Maltby, who is also mentioned…

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Exciting encounter in 2015 T20 match

  Phil Walden (now on the Staff at the College) reports:   The 2015 T20 match between the Old Pangbournians and the Pangbourne 1st XI was an exciting encounter, which was extremely competitive and provided great entertainment. In front of a fantastic crowd.   The OPs batted first and produced a huge first innings total…

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OP XV loses to Shiplake

    Will Hardcastle reports: Shiplake won the toss and decided to play up hill ( we were on the 3rd team pitch… rather than the 1st XV). Pangbourne spent the majority of the 1st half in the opposition’s 22. With the pressure building Shiplake conceded many kickable penalties but, in the spirit of a…

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