Patrick Derham in The New York Times

  Patrick Derham (73-78) – in the photo above centre with Peter Points (l) and Lionel Stephens (r) on Founders’ Day, 2015 -  has been featured in an article in The New York Times on March 6 titled “Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So.”   Derham, who came from a troubled home…

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Coxon, Arthur (41-44)

    Arthur Coxon (41-44) is now one of the “golden oldies” of the OP Society. He will be 89 in March but is in good health, attended the 2015 OP Dinner and writes that “living near Cardiff I find the drive to the College, dinner and B&B quite within my scope…The Centenary Dinner in…

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Shirley, Richard (64-67)

  Richard William de la Cour Shirley (64-67) passed away on October 5, 2015 at the age of 66 “due to complications from ALS”  according to his wife June. He had made his home in Canada since1973 working as a mechanical engineer and “talked often of his wonderful days at Pangbourne!”   He was very proud…

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Successful Reunion in New Zealand

    Fourteen OPs and partners attended the annual lunch at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland on Thursday 25th February, reports Robin Paine (Hesperus 1955-58). After drinks on the balcony, in glorious summer sunshine, the party went into the Quarterdeck Restaurant (where the Centenary gala dinner will be held next year), for…

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Angus Mackenzie (65-70)

    Angus Mackenzie (65-70) contacted the OP Society after seeing a photo of himself on p32 of Issue 46 of the OP Magazine which came out recently. He lives in Fingal Bay in New South Wales, Australia, and writes:   “After leaving the NCP, (or Pangbourne College as it had become by 1970), I…

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Connell, Lynn (53-55)

  Lynn Connell (53-55) died  on 10th February, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11 and “spent the war years with his mother and grandparents in Essex – a county he retained fond memories of throughout his life,” wrote his daughter Penny Connell. Lynn…

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William Skinner (82-87)

                              William Skinner (82-87) has been elected the new Chairman of Savile Row Bespoke Association (SRB).   The fifth generation of the Skinner family to join the tailoring trade, William that says under his chairmanship he will be actively lobbying government…

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OP appears on BBC TV’s The Voice

    Actor Tom Read Wilson (98-03) made a memorable appearance on BBC TV’s The Voice programme on February 13th performing Accentuate The Positive, a song written in 1944.   In a striking black ensemble with flowing dark locks, Tom camped it up for the audience who responded enthusiastically. The mostly young judges, facing the…

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Felton, C.M. (23-26)

Old Pangbournian war deaths in the Second World War were thought to have totalled 177. Now that figure has risen to 178 following a communication from the son of an OP who had lost contact with the OP Society in the mid-1930s — Colin Felton (23-26).   In February, 2016 Colin’s son Simon got in…

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