Cricket dinner a tremendous success

A black tie dinner held in the Dining Hall at the College on January 26th to raise funds to support a 1st X1 cricket tour to Barbados over Easter turned into “a brilliant evening.” Organised by the current Master in charge of cricket, Joe Lewis, the dinner was attended by 160 people. It included a…

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Oliver Stephens-Ofner (88-94)

I am mostly a film/TV actor these days but I have done repertory work in the theatre. This has mostly taken place at the Network Theatre near the Old Vic, Waterloo, in London. My credits include Skyfall, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, National Treasure 2, X-Men : First Class, Holby City and Eastenders. Other…

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Careers Fair at College – OPs Wanted!

The 2013 Careers Fair at the College is set for Friday afternoon on March 1st. Any OP who can help with this event is requested to contact the Head of Careers at the College, Martin Hart, as soon as possible at Martin.Hart@pangcoll.co.uk The event lasts from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Individuals and companies wanting to take…

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Ian Williams (61-63)

“I met Mike Beavington (59-63) at a lunch to celebrate the College acquisition of the Harbinger model. He told me that his old ski group had fallen by the wayside but he would love to go skiing again. So I introduced him to the Sussex-based “Dad’s Army” geriatric ‘racing team’ which for the last 20…

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OPs in Australia

Richard Strachan (58-62; OP Rep in Victoria) reports some OP sightings from Oz and other OP communications: “During a recent visit to Sydney I again met up with Ian Stanway (56-60) at a lunch party with mutual friends. He’s now retired following an illustrious career at sea, most recently in command of rather large oil…

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HAROLD C. LIPSCOMB (46-49)

Lt. Cdr H.C. Lipscomb RN (46-49) died peacefully at Westacre Nursing Home, Winchester, on January 4th 2013. It is planned to commit his ashes to the sea by the Royal Navy in Portsmouth on May 8th, 2013 which would have been his 81st birthday. His son Christopher writes: “My father went into the Royal Navy…

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A memorable hymn

“I wonder if anyone else remembers the words and tunes of this hymn or knows anything about it,” writes Arthur J.D. Coxon (41-44). “It was in the Chapel hymn book when I was at the College. I remember it so well but have never come across it anywhere else. I sing it to myself!” Great…

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MICHAEL J. HAYES (48-51)

Michael Hayes (48-51) died recently as reported to the College. He was 74 and unmaried and lived in Rustington, near Littlehampton, in Sussex. Lionel Stephens writes: “I remember Michael Hayes well and met him in the 1980s. He joined the Merchant Navy with the British India Line as a Purser. Years later he became a schoolmaster…

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William Pickering (97-03)

After four years and 110 hours of flying, on 1st March 2011 I was informed that I was being made redundant by the Royal Air Force. Initially I attended several courses and careers fairs to determine what to do next. Whilst at a management careers fair I approached a number of companies and talked through…

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