Jollyon Coombs (59-63)

A veteran fund-raiser for good causes Jollyon is planning to make one final effort “before he gets too old” – The Great Glen Row during the week of 16th June, 2014. Now aged 68 with the encumbrance of a triple bypass and the loss of some lung, Jollyon will be rowing across Scotland from Fort…


Bart’s Arse #2

“On browsing through ‘Memories of Pangbourne’ I noticed an entry from Robin Knight questioning the identity of Bart’s Arse,” writes Jerry Grandage (53-58). “My memory is that it was (is?) not the hill from the College down to the village. Rather it was a feature on one (or more) slopes on the running circuits near…


OPGS 2014 meeting

The annual OP Golf Society meeting will take place in 2014 at the Huntercombe GC near Henley on Thames on Tuesday June 10th. 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. Coffee/tea/bacon rolls will be served before…


Malcolm MacKenzie (52-55)

“My news since my last letter is unchanged. I continue to live happily by the sea south of Athens and to work from my office in Piraeus. I find Greece is a delightful place to live partly as the Greeks take shipping so seriously and partly because the sun seems to shine endlessly all year…


Going on a creep in the early 1970s

David Inglesby (67-71) wrote to the Editor of the OP Magazine: “Have you ever considered running a piece on extra-curricular activities which took place at the College? I was thinking that perhaps you might, at the risk of corrupting the youth of today, ask for contributions from OP’s about recollections (by now possibly greatly embellished),…


Rohan Batra (06-11)

Rohan completed the Reading Half Marathon in March in one hour 42 minutes. He raised £245 for the charity ‘Toe in the Water’ which helps injured servicemen and women to recover from their injuries through competitive sailing.

Rohan is a Sailing Instructor and Venue Technician.

Geoff Popple (58-62)

The OP Rep. in Cape Town reports that he completed the grueling 2014 Cape Argus/Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour of the Cape Peninsula March 8 in 5 hours 42 minutes. This represented a huge improvement of nearly an hour on Geoff’s last effort in this marathon in 2012. Modestly, he puts it down to…


Mike Smith (60-65)

“As a matter of interest, St Paul Press in Mumbai, India, are publishing an edition of my book “The Fullness of Life” sometime this year. This is somewhat surprising at they are a leadingCatholic publishing house and I’m an unrepentant Non-Conformist Protestant! I was in India lastNovember for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, I’ve just…