Hannah Stone (98-03)

“How great to have an email about the lovely lady OPs! After leaving Pangbourne, I went to university and did an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology, a Masters in Health Psychology and then worked in Broadmoor and in child and adolescent eating disorder services. Following this, I did a doctorate in Forensic Psychology, which…

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Emma Draper (Cork; 96-00)

“I’ve been pretty busy since leaving Pangbourne in 2000! Having been at the College for four wonderful years I went to art college for a year and managed to get on to the Fine Art degree course at Southampton Institute (Now Solent University). I had a wonderful three years there and left with my BS…

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Commander David Isard RN

Cdr. David Isard, RN, Bursar at the College from 1972-80 and an Honorary OP, died in peace on November 29th, 2013. He retained his humour to the end after a long illness. His funeral was held in Dorset on December 12th. Peter Points gave the Reading Psalm 107 verses 23-32.Lionel Stephens writes: “David had a difficult inheritance because…

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Tony Morrow (58-62)

Tony organised a Royal Yacht Britannia 60th Anniversary reunion at Windsor Castle on November 29th. There were 500 “Yachties,” as those who have served on the Royal Yacht are called, in attendance. The evening commenced with a drinks reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen and in the presence of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh,…

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Miles Eden-Smith (54-57)

Recently I have represented the OP Society at three events that recognize the College’s Merchant Navy and World War 11 heritage. The Annual National Service For Seafarers at St. Paul’s cathedral. This is a very moving service and is attended by seafarers and their families/friends from all sectors of the seafaring world. It is ticketed…

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Ian Duncan Currie (52-55)

Ian Currie died in Melbourne, Australia, on 12th July 2013. He was 75. He was once amiably described by Lionel Stephens during a visit to Australia some years ago as “one of the most extraordinary OPs I have ever met.” Ian’s friend Richard Strachan (58-62) writes: “Any meaningful effort to describe ‘Currie’ is a job for a professional biographer…

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1st AGM of OPYC held

The first AGM of the OP Yacht Club was held at the Naval Club in London on November 13th. Chaired by Cmdre Tony Morrow and attended by 15 members, all the usual matters were dealt with and the existing Officers and Committee members re-elected en bloc. The OPYC now has 53 members. A rally in…

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V.R.B. Vivian (54-57)

The Hon. V.R.B. Vivian (54-57) is reported to have died according to David Boehm.David Boehm writes: “After the Merchant Navy Victor worked in Qatar and Dubai and Nigeria for Lancing Bagnall and Lancer Boss. After that he lived in Norway, London and for 25 years in France in various places as an estate agent and looking…

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News from South Africa

The OP Rep in Johannesburg, Shaun Maynard (60-64) reports: “Lionel Stephens flew out here in early October to visit us and Mary Norris in Pretoria. Basically he was in good form, but found the long haul flights difficult, which is not surprising considering his age. In the week he stayed with us, we covered many…

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N.H. Lampe (60-64)

Nick Lampe (60-64), the OP Society Representative in Sydney, Australia, died of pancreatic cancer on October 10th, 2013. He was 66. He leaves a wife Anne and two sons. The funeral service attended by 250 people was held at The Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium in North Ryde, New South Wales. The OP Society was represented…

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