Christopher Gillett (71-75)

Chris made a fleeting appearance on BBC Two’s Gardener’s World on June 6th – talking about the soothing influence of the beautiful gardens at Glyndebourne Opera where he is appearing as Valzacchi in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ until July. It is the first time the increasingly well-known tenor has worked for Glyndebourne for more than 20 years.…

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Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57)

This last year has been a pretty busy time for me. As well as expanding my renewable energy research business, we’ve bought an old (over a thousand year old!) house in Shropshire, next to a 1,300 year old church, with a 2,600 year old tree in the churchyard – so, as my friends like to…

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Dennis Fenna (1935-2014)

Dennis Fenna, who taught Maths at the College for 30 years, died of a heart attack in May, 2014. He was 79. A funeral service at Trinity Church, Buxton, was scheduled for Friday 13th June. Dennis Fenna arrived at the College in 1965 to take up his first teaching post. He joined the Maths department.…

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Chris Weston (77-82) switches to Aggreko

Glasgow-based Aggreko, the leading temporary power provider, has appointed British Gas managing director Chris Weston (77-82) as its new chief executive. Aggreko said that Weston will be based in both Glasgow and London. According to a report in the Glasgow Herald newspaper, he will earn a basic salary of £750,000 a year and receive a…

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Philip Preston (60-64)

Sir Philip Preston writes: “On leaving I spent a couple of years with J & C Harrisons which in many ways proved to be my real education. After some wilderness years, I studied architecture as a mature student at the Architectural Association.Appreciating that one has but one life, I took my family to France where…

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The Pangbourne College Ball

The annual Pangbourne College Ball will take place this year on October 18th. All OPs are most welcome! The Ball is organised by the Pangbourne Parents Association. The leading light this year is Paula Read. In an email to the Chairman of the OP Society she writes: “We have decided to offer ticket sales early…

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Brother Ashley’s Superior Jazzmen

“We knew Ashley Potter at school as “Shags”, which related purely to his adolescent complexion,” writes Bill Bailey (58-62) “Apart from being the founder and leading light of the college jazz band during my era (’58-’62), which he named “Brother Ashley’s Superior Jazzmen”, he was an extraordinary athlete. I recall “Shags” being so far ahead…

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P.G. Box (49-53)

Peter Box (49-53) died in April, 2014, after a long battle with illness. He was 78 and lived in Snettisham, near Kings Lynn, in Norfolk. His widow Bridget writes: “After Peter left Pangbourne he went to sea with Shaw, Savill and Albion Co. Ltd. Later he moved to Esso, travelling the world on their tankers…

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