Service of Thanksgiving for Anthony Hudson

                    A Service of Thanksgiving for former Headmaster Anthony Hudson, who died of cancer on 8th March, was held at Pangbourne College on 27th April in the building he inspired – the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.   A huge congregation approaching 1,000 people attended, with many…

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First OP billionaire

                According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2015, published at the end of April, David Harding (72-78) has joined the billionaires’ club “proving the appliance of science in finance really does add up.”   The latest annual Rich List, the 27th to date, claims that Harding, a…

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Peter Cheney (42-45)

                Peter Cheney (42-45)¬†died on 4th January, 2014, aged 85. He is survived by his wife Susan, who informed the Society of her husband’s death, and a son Andrew. An obituary in the Littlehampton Gazette, from which this obituary is adapted, stated in part:   After Pangbourne Peter…

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OP Yacht Club collects Charterhouse Bowl

                For those who are unaware, the ARROW TROPHY is a yacht-racing weekend, held annually in the Solent, off Cowes in early October, under the auspices of the Royal Corinthian (RORC) YC. The competitors are all from former pupil associations of British Public Schools. Entry is currently restricted…

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Outstanding OP Dinner April 17

                Friday 17th April, 2015, saw some 140 OPs aged from 18 to 95 gather in the evening for the annual black tie dinner of the OP Society, held this year at the College, writes Robin Knight (56-61).   The Guest of Honour on this occasion was the…

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Justin Underwood (75-79)

                      Justin Underwood (75-79) died peacefully on 28th March, 2015. He was 53. His brother Nigel writes:   “Justin was born on the 11th April, 1961, at Chertsey in Surrey. He was educated at Feltonfleet Preparatory School, Cobham, Pangbourne College (Harbinger, 1975-79), Portsmouth University, and…

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Lives Remembered – The Times

On March 20th The Times newspaper published an obituary of the former headmaster of Pangbourne College, Anthony Hudson, which stretched over two-thirds of a page in the newspaper. At one point the obituary stated: “He and his wife Liz galvanised the school, throwing it open to new ideas and reversing years of decline.”   Subsequently…

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R.B. Mason (55-59)

                        Issue 45 of The Pangbournian magazine stirred Ralph Mason (55-59), who lives in California, to contact the 1950s Decade Rep Adrian Stow (54-58) to share some rugby and hockey team photos from the 1956-59 period. Ralph represented the NCP at both rugby and…

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