Jefferson Hack (85-87)

The Financial Times devoted a full page in its weekend feature ‘Lunch with the FT’ to a profile of the co-founder of what it termed the “alternative style bible Dazed & Confused” in its August 9 issue. According to the feature, Jefferson, now 43, is editorial director and publisher of the Dazed Group. This has…

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OPs celebrating Battle of Agincourt

Three OPs are among a 20-person committee, AGINCOURT 600, that has been formed to oversee commemorations in 2015 linked to the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. The OPs – Dr. Sinclair Rogers (55-58), Captain Tony Poulter OBE (60-65) and Rupert Meacher (87-90) – are working in close touch with another commemorative group, Waterloo…

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Ches Greenwood (61-66)

Ches Greenwood (61-66) died in Cape Town on 12th June after a six month battle with a brain tumour, reports Mike Burgess. A small wake was held, most appropriately, over lunch in a fine pub in Sydney by a few of his oldest friends in Australia including OP’s Kevin O’Donovan, Chris Simond and Mike Burgess.…

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Tim Quinlan (68-73)

I ended up in South Africa after having done a year and half in Australia, New Zealand and Belgium (and London) doing various jobs like truck driving, construction site labourer, stockman and realising that I did not want life like that and that I did want to study at university level. So I applied everywhere.…

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Brook Hanson (77-82)

Brook Hanson (77-82) died suddenly on May 14th, 2014, of a suspected heart attack at his local pub the Duke of Wellington in Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London. He was 50 and the adopted son of the leading British industrialist Lord Hanson. A memorial service was held in June at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. Anthony Clifford…

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New OP governor of Pangbourne College

Nick Woods (83-88) has become a governor of Pangbourne College. He is the fourth Old Pangbournian on the 12-person Board following the recent retirement of Admiral Sir Michael Layard (49-53). After Pangbourne Nick attended the University of East Anglia where he took a BSc in Business Finance and Economics. He then trained as an accountant…

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David Harding (72-78)

According to a report in the Financial Times July 26, Winton, the London-based hedge fund founded by David Harding, paid its staff and partners £197 million in dividends and salaries in 2013. Recently Winton increased the assets in its low-cost equities fund to more than $1 billion for the first time. In total it has…

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Founders’ Day 2014

The 97th celebration of Founders’ Day was held at the College on Saturday July 5th. The Guest of Honour was the Governor-General of the Falkland Islands 2010-14, Nigel Haywood CVO. Despite an overcast day on which rain constantly threatened and occasionally arrived, proceedings went smoothly throughout, reflecting huge credit on the dozens of people involved…

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OP City and Livery Group reception

OP City and Livery Group Reception, HQS WELLINGTON, 23rd June 2014 The recently established OP City and Livery Group is a loose association of Old Pangbournians who are attached to one or more of the City Livery Companies, have an interest in the City of London or have worked there, writes Nigel Hollebone (59-63). Following…

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Keith Evans (33-37) stars on television

Keith Evans (33-37), a retired Cdr. RN and former member of the OP Society committee, appeared on BBC television in June on a programme devoted to the construction, career and destruction of the famous British cruiser-battleship HMS Hood. Keith served on Hood in 1938-39 and recalled life on board what was, at the time, the…

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