Memorial Services for two OPs

                  At the end of September Services of Thanksgiving for the lives of two leading Old Pangbournians who both died of cancer within weeks of each other during the summer were held on the Isle of Wight and in Hertfordshire.   “The Service of Thanksgiving for the…


Raymond Layard (55-59)

                      Raymond writes: “I became Clerk to the Horners’ Company in 1998 and served until the beginning of last year (2014)  when I became a Warden and was installed as Master in February this year. I have four more months as Master. The Horners are…


OPs urged to attend!

Following the huge success of last year’s night contest against The Oratory at Newbury RFC (won with the last kick of the match by Pangbourne), another 1st XV evening game has been arranged by the College for the current season.   It will take place on Friday 6th November against Churchers College at the Newbury…


Appeal for OP rugby players

The Master in charge of rugby at the College, OP David Metcalfe, has confirmed that the game against Shiplake Old Boys XV will take place at Pangbourne on Sunday November 8th, following the Remembrance Day service.


Any OP who would like to play should contact David immediately at

David Brown (92-99)

David Writes:   “On reading the OP Magazine #45 I noticed that I was listed as a “Lost OP”. So here is an update:   “In 2000 I graduated in 2000 with BSc Honours in Geology, then again in 2001 with MSc in Petroleum Exploration. I am currently working on MSc Drilling Engineering.   In…


David Bradley lifeboat delivered to RNLI

              Malcolm Walker (65-70) reports:   “David Bradley (65-70), a former Chairman of the OP Society, tragically died in 2008 after a short illness. The Baltic Exchange, for whom he worked as the Senior Freight Market reporter, then organized a collection to raise funds to purchase an RNLI inshore lifeboat…


Michael Askwith (59-64)

                  Following a high profile 30-year career in the United Nations Development Programme and with other UN agencies which took him around Africa, the Mideast, Europe and North America, Michael Askwith (59-63), now based in the West country, has undertaken more than 60 short-term missions for the UNDP…


R.W. Grenside (52-55)

Robin Paine (55-58) was on a cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean when he met up by chance with Richard Grenside (Hesperus 1952-55) on board Seaborne Odyssey sailing from Istanbul to the Black Sea and back through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles to Izmir. He writes: “Richard left the NCP in 1955 to join Cable & Wireless,…