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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Mike Smith (60-65)

Mike hosted an event for 60 business leaders in Edinburgh in early May devoted to promoting trust and integrity in the global economy (TIGE). Attended by a capacity audience of 60, the event was held in conjunction with the law firm Tods Murray’s Women in Business Network. TIGE was established in the wake of the…

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Colin Miller (58-62) Open Studio

The well-known OP sculptor, Colin Miller (58-62), is holding an Open Studio exhibition of his recent work 24th May – 8th June at his studios in north Norfolk. The doors of the studio will be open every day from 11.00am to 5.00pm. The address is Sea Grass, Saxlingham Road, Blakeney, Norfolk NR25 7PB. Colin may…

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Golfers required!

The annual meeting of the OP Golf Society will take place on Tuesday June 10th at Huntercombe GC, near Henley-on-Thames. Entry is limited to 36 players (male and female). The format will be 18 holes individual competition in the morning, and 18 holes foursomes after lunch. Individuals may play both morning and afternoon or morning…

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Wanted: OP cricketers to play the College!

An OP XI captained by James Allsop will play the College in a T-20 game on Founders’ Day, Saturday July 5th on Big Side. James Allsop  jimbillbobsop@yahoo.com   or the new Master-in-charge of cricket Ed Phillips  Edward.Phillips@pangcoll.co.uk  would like to hear from any OPs who wish to play. The game will start at about 1300 hours…

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OP City & Livery Group reception

The OP City and Livery Group has organised an evening reception on the Quarterdeck aboard HQS Wellington on the Embankment, London, on Monday 23 June at 1800 for 1830 until 2030. Organiser Sinclair Rogers writes: “Please bring a guest! At the reception we shall serve drinks and canapés for a cost of £36.00 per person…

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