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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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.