OP Dinner 2012

Date set for annual OP Dinner. The 2012 OP Dinner will be held at Pangbourne on Friday evening October 26th. Overnight accommodation will be available at the College. Further details, including how to apply for a ticket, will be available shortly. In the meantime, anyone intending to be present should make sure to keep this…

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M.J. Nicholson (57-61)

Mike Nicholson has written an impassioned defence of the Armed Forces in the June/July 2012 issue of Business First magazine. In his article Mike, one of the most prolific OP letter-writers to the national press, argues that now he is an “old duffer” he finds himself sympathising with ‘old duffers’ in the Mess in the…

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OP wins a Tony Award in New York

Patrick Milling-Smith (88-95), who was in Harbinger, is one of a team which wins the Tony award for ‘Best Musical’ at the 66th Tony Awards in New York in June, 2012. Patrick is co-producer of the musical ‘Once.’ It received a total of eight Tonys at a star-packed awards ceremony including one for Best Musical.…

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Simon Devitt (77-82)

Since September 2010 I have been Director – Recruitment Media at Incisive Media. Essentially I am an online and offline publisher. Prior to Incisive Media I worked with Haymarket Business Media for four years where I was responsible for making the online business there a commercial success. After Pangbourne I went to King’s College, London…

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Graham Perry (44-47)

Dr. Graham Perry (44-47) has died in New Zealand at the age of 83. In an article in Issue 34 of the OP Magazine from which this obituary is taken, he described his unusual career path from Master Mariner to Rheumatologist. Graham’s story began in wartime at the NCP, chosen by his father who intended…

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L.S. Jones (42-44)

Lionel Seddon Jones (42-44) died at Oakhaven Hospital, near Lymington in Hampshire, on May 26th. He was aged 84 and had been suffering from cancer. An obituary in the Lymington Times stated in part: Born in Wallasey, near Liverpool, in 1927 Lionel Jones was the son of a shipping agent. He spent two years at…

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Conway Worcester Pangbourne Asociation Queensland Australasian Biennial Reunion 2013ian Reunion planned for 2013

            THE CONWAY WORCESTER PANGBOURNE ASSOCIATION, QUEENSLAND  AUSTRALASIAN BIENNIAL REUNION, BRISBANE 23 MAY – 26 MAY 2013 All OPs in Australia or who may be visiting Australia in May, 2013, are welcome to attend. If you are interested, please fill in the form below and return it to Geoff Rae (53-56) at bengairn@optusnet.com.au    …

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OP fronts advertising campaign

Andrew Simpson (90-95) becomes one of the faces of Clarks deck shoes. In the run-up to the Olympic Games OP Andrew Simpson and his sailing partner Iain Percy have become the poster boys for Clarks deck shoes in a national advertising campaign launched by the Somerset-based company ahead of the July-August Games. The Olympic, World…

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Harding Communications Centre opened at the College

The Harding Communications Centre at Pangbourne College was opened by OP David Harding (72-78) on Saturday May 19th. The £2 million Centre combines a music school and ICT facilities together under one roof. It is the first stage in the rationalisation of the school campus that came out of an academic space audit. The building…

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Stories from the Old Pangbournian magazine

The anthology of stories from the OP Magazine are well received and are nearly sold out. Thanks to an initiative from Ian Lindsay (45-49) in Queensland the OP Society financed the publication of selected stories from the OP magazine. Ian’s compilation has 161 pages of unique NCP stories remembering times at school and life thereafter from pupils…

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