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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Calling all OPs involved in Motor Sport!

OP Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57) would like to make contact with any OPs who are, or have been, involved in motor sport.  Please see his message below: “Now I am racing again (a 1935 Railton, see BYW 574 in the photo) I am trying to put together the story of any OPs that were involved with…

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Arrow Trophy success

Early October saw the return of an OP/Pangbourne entry in The Arrow Trophy after seven years of abstinence writes Peter Kewish (84-89). With 12 individuals on board, having never sailed together and with three crew members who had never sailed before, we raced a fleet of 24 other public schools in Sunsail’s F40s yachts.  …

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Sponsor a College 1st XV rugby player!

On November 19th the College 1st XV will be playing one of its great rivals, Oratory, under floodlights at Newbury Rugby Club (Monks Lane, Newbury RG14 7RW). Kick-off is at 7.00pm To help defray the cost of hiring the ground and using the floodlights, the College is appealing for OPs to sponsor a member of…

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Bart’s Bash update

Andrew Roy (61-65) won the raffle at the OP Dinner at the Butchers Hall earlier this yearfor a day out on an Extreme 40 catamaran with Sir Ben Ainslie. His report follows: “What with Iain Percy, one the world’s finest sailors, being there and the excitement of the occasion and meeting old friends and all,…

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Nigel Vinson (44-48)

In an article published in the October issue of Standpoint magazine, Lord Vinson argues that “anyone who cares about the hardware of democracy should be concerned that in the European Parliamentary elections in May 22, 2014, almost a quarter of a million people voted for an unknown political party called ‘An Independence from Europe’ which…

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Record released on iTunes by OP

OP Rory Duffield (00-07), the youngest of the three Duffields to pass through the College, has just released his debut record. Rory, who was in Port Jackson, writes: “I have been in Vancouver, British Columbia recording my debut record at The Farm Studios and this week have released on iTunes and soon to be on…

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Headmaster takes the lead over CCF future

Speaking at the annual Headmasters’ and Headmistresses Conference (HMC) meeting in south Wales, the headmaster of the College, Thomas Garnier, made clear his opposition to combined cadet force (CCF) spending cutbacks announced recently by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Schools that run CCFs have been informed by the MoD that they face annual charges of…

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