Appeal for OP email addresses!

The College is updating its email data base in connection with the publication of an illustrated history of the school which is to appear early in 2016. It asks that all OPs send in their current email details. Your email details should be sent to Caroline Kemp who looks after the OP data base. Her…

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A Rodney Pattisson boat comes home

Thanks to the generosity of his wife, the College Boathouse Manager, Philip Tinsley, has recently acquired the Flying Dutchman yacht Supercalifragilistic of Poole, sail number 350 with grey decks. This  is the boat in which Rodney Pattisson (57-61) took part in the 1984 trials for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Philip Tinsley adds: “This…

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Malcolm Graham-Wood (70-75)

In September Malcolm was in the news berating AIM-listed oil and gas explorer Tangiers Petroleum which had raised more than £4 million in February 2012 to prospect off Australia and Morocco. By August 2014 the shares in this company had lost nearly two thirds of their value and trading in the shares was suspended. Tangiers…

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Bart’s Bash smashes world record

The largest sailing race ever has been held in memory of Andrew (Bart) Simpson (90-95). As a result, more than £136,000 has so far been raised for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Almost 17,000 sailors from 759 clubs in 67 countries took part in the global event on September 21st. Hundreds of races were held…

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William Shuttleworth (66-70)

William has a new job – General Manager of the Lots Road Auction Houses in west London. He says it will keep him off the street.

Among his forthcoming commitments: eight episodes of a fly-on-the-wall television series presumably about the life of an auction house.

Jamie Lonsdale (72-77)

The travails of Jamie Lonsdale and his decision to sell Kingstone Lisle Park, an impressive estate near Wantage in Oxfordshire, continue to intrigue the national press. In mid-September The Times devoted two pages in its Bricks & Mortar section to new developments in the saga. In 2013 the main building, which dates back to 1677…

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Gold medal for OP at Invictus Games

An OP from Illawarra, Rick Powell (90-95), has won a gold medal as a member of the victorious Team GB wheelchair basketball team which took part in the recent Invictus Games. Rick lost a leg while serving with the Territorial Army in Iraq and now has a prosthetic limb. At present he is working as…

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The Great Glen Challenge 2014

A veteran supporter of good causes, Jollyon Coombs (59-63) has recently rowed 24,000 strokes and 70 miles in 20 hours during a six day fund-raising epic along the Great Glen – a stretch of sometimes unruly water running north-east from Fort William to Inverness in Scotland. The College donated a “fine pair of carbon fibre…

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Annual OPGS match vs The College

The annual OP Golf Society match versus a team from the College will take place at The Berkshire GC on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th October. If you would like to take part, please contact the OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry at  charlie@ward-thomas.co.uk The match takes the form of a Ryder Cup-style 12-a-side fourball contest with…

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