Headmaster’s report to OPs 25.02.14

The academic year continues smoothly. A Successful College play. A yomp in the Falklands. Sport badly affected by the weather. New Second Master appointment made. “Since my last report the academic year has continued smoothly. Trial exams just after Christmas showed that the 5th Form are well placed at this stage of the year and…

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Patrick Roberts (70-75)

“On leaving Pangbourne I went to Sandhurst in 1976 and found it a breeze after the discipline at school (and interestingly Sandhurst at the time wasn’t a good introduction to Army life – it is now). I was commissioned into the 13th/18th Royal Hussars and arrived to find Willy Shuttleworth and Simon Ledger soon also…

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Headmaster defends CCF

As representative of CCF units for the Independent Schools Council and the HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) Thomas Garnier has warned that cadet units at private schools could be forced to close if the government goes ahead with plans to divert CCF funding into the state sector. A plan under consideration by the Department of…

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R.H. Atkinson (45-47)

Captain Raymond Atkinson (45-47) died on 28th January, 2014 aged 83, as reported by his daughter Lydia Walton.After the NCP Raymond Atkinson was apprenticed with Royal Mail Lines. He stayed with Royal Mail until he attained his Master’s ticket. He left the sea in the early 1960s as his family expanded. Eventually he had six…

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2014 OP Magazine publication delayed

Due to personnel changes at the College, the annual OP Magazine will appear this year in March rather than February. The publication will resemble that in 2013 with more than 100 images and some 25 separate articles including several specially-commissioned pieces. In place of the usual article at the back of the magazine there is…

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Sally Graddon (Clare; xx-xx)

“I qualified as a doctor in 2005, married Paul in 2006, gave birth to my first daughter in 2008 and decided to leave medicine. I had my second daughter in 2012 and since then have been making and selling chain maille jewellery www.sallygraddondesigns.co.uk and also doing a course in copy-editing in my non-existent spare time.…

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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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