Chris Williams (68-70)

From a recent press release:   Chris Williams (68-70)  moved to South Africa in 1970 and after graduating at University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, started his career in 1977 with P+O’s South African ship broking company, Peninsular Shipping, where he became a successful ship broker and director, handling grain, ore, steels, fertiliser and coal broking for…

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OP peer elected to House of Lords

                Lord Mountevans, (Jeffrey Evans 61-66) who is expected to become the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London in November, 2015, has been elected to the House of Lords in a Crossbench hereditary peers’ by-election in July, 2015 following the retirement of Viscount Tenby.   Twentyfive…

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A sparkling Founders’ Day

          Beautiful summer weather helped to make the 98th celebration of Founders’ Day at the College on July 4th one of the most memorable in recent years.   A strong OP flavour coursed through the proceedings. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, OP Roger Lane-Nott (59-63), opened proceedings. The Guest…

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Over-60s Lunch – booking open

The annual Over-60s lunch organised by Mark Dumas will be held this year on Tuesday 17th November in The Turf Club, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.   Places are limited on a first come, first serve basis.   All OPs aged over 60 are most welcome. You can secure a place by sending a cheque…

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Anna Sterling (00-01) on parade

                  Anna Sterling (00-01), wearing her Paravicini blazer,  took her place representing the Old Pangbournian Society among a line of illustrious Royal Navy admirals at a recent ceremony.   The occasion was HMS President’s Ceremonial Divisions 2015 on the Broadwalk, HM Tower of London on 26th May…

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New OP Rep in USA

                    Gyles Thornley (88-93) gthornley@gmail.com who lives in Aspen, Colorado, has agreed to become the fourth OP Rep in the United States.   The others are Wayne Heyland wheyland@gmail.com in New York, Nick Gillett mail@nick-g.com in Los Angeles and Jeff Beech-Garwood jeffbeechg@gmail.com  in Minnesota.   It…

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Henley Regatta update

Some OPs have been in touch to express their disappointment at the non-appearance of a Pangbourne eight in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley regatta this year. In response an “informed source” gave this statement to the OP website before the regatta: “We could easily have had an VIII racing in the PE – our…

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‘City of Adelaide’ update

              The ‘City of Adelaide’ Project Manager Peter Christopher recently sent the message below to the OP Rep in Melbourne, Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62), about the only surviving Devitt & Moore vessel:   “You will be pleased to hear that the project is moving along nicely. Since the end…

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Louis Bearn (07-12)

The OP Rep in Melbourne, Australia, Richard Strachan (58-62), reports:   “I have just today (June 26th, 2015) said au revoir to OP Louis Bearn (2012) who returns home in a few days to Bicester after his obviously enjoyed and worthwhile sojourn at Melbourne University before completing his final year of “History” at the Royal…

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