2015 OP Magazine published

                    The 45th issue of the OP magazine The Pangbournian has been published and will be distributed to OPs during the remainder of February. Consisting of 44 pages, it contains more than 20 features and 100 photographs. Among highlights of the 2015 issue are articles by…

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OP stars on Channel 4 reality show

                    OP William Shuttleworth (66-70) has become an unwitting star of Channel 4’s hit reality show “The Auction House.”   Back for a second series of three episodes, the first of which was aired at 8.00pm on Sunday 15th February, the entertaining fly-on-the-wall television programme revolves…

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The value of Reunions

An article about the value of reunions — “A reunion with the ghosts of school days past” — has been published in the 14.2.15 Weekend edition of the Financial Times. Written by Harry Eyres in his regular column The Slow Lane, it recounts his experience of attending a 25-year reunion at his old (unnamed) school.…

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Future of College’s CCF unit secured

              According to an item in the latest issue of the College’s school magazine Ensign, the future of the CCF has been secured following a climbdown by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Originally the MoD had proposed  to introduce a per capita charge for CCF cadets from most privately-funded…

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Abbie Parsons (08-13)

          England Women U20 Head Coach Jo Yapp has named her team to take on the Army at Aldershot Army Rugby Stadium on Tuesday 17 February, kick-off 7pm. It includes Abbie Parsons (08-13) in the front row. Yapp, who fronts a new coaching line-up for the season has handed Darlington Mowden…

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Class of ’84 reunion

                As sent in by A.J. Hoffman. The lunch took place 4 July, 2014, in The Swan.   On the left from front: Ralph Arundell; Patrick Gildart Jackson; Karen Politzer; Albert Jan Hofman; Ian Busby; Simon Higginbottom.   Top right: Stephen Cunningham; Will Parry; Josh Risso-Gill; Peter Politzer;…

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HELP US TO FIND LOST OPs!

The OP Society wants bring its contacts database as up to date as possible and increase communication with OPs. Currently over 600 OPs who are listed on the database are classed as ‘Lost’ – meaning that we no longer have any means of making contact with them. The list linked to at the bottom of…

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Tim Seeman (47-51)

Timothy John Seeman (47-51) died on 8th September, 2014, aged 80, after a long illness. Tim was brought up in Esher and joined the Nautical College, Pangbourne, in 1947. On leaving  in 1951 he became indentured to the Brocklebank Steamship Company before his first trip to sea as an apprentice in 1951 on the ship…

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OPGS 2014 update

The OP golfing society events are normally well attended, writes OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) and 2014 has been no exception. We played our summer meeting in June at Huntercombe Golf Club, near Henley, and were once again treated to a fine day of golf and hospitality. In the morning we played for the President’s Cup. This…

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