OP Ladies defeat the College

Close encounter enjoyed by all. On the 8th December the 1st XI Girls Hockey team welcomed the OP Ladies to play the annual fixture writes Lucy Hamblin-Rooke (01-08). The afternoon was very enjoyable and many laughs were shared amongst the OP’s who have not mixed together for a long time. We had leavers from 2006…

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OP XV defeats Old Tamensians 20-17

Hard-fought victory after being 17-3 down at half time. On  the 5th November the Old Pangbournian Rugby Club were invited by the old boys of Lord Williams School in Thame, Old Tamensians, to play against them on their Founders Day, writes Jack Muggridge (01-08). We accepted the fixture and turned up with a strong squad…

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Fergus van Niekerk (93-00)

I took a degree in business management and economics at Oxford Brookes and have been pursuing an international business career ever since. I began in South Africa from 2004-07 working in marketing and franchise development. I then moved to Germany and to a firm called SAP Deutschland AG & Co. where I specialised in channel…

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Rex Irwin (55-59)

My career has been pleasant and fairly uneventful. I arrived in Australia on my 21st birthday in 1962 hoping to continue my career in the wine trade but sadly the wines Australia grew in those days were not the best, so that did not last. I stayed about eighteen months doing various odd-ish jobs, one…

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FOR YOUR 2012 DIARY

Dates of OP events scheduled for 2012 released.   A reunion lunch for OPs in New Zealand will be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Auckland, on Monday February 20th. OP Society president Robin Knight will be present. Any OP in New Zealand at the time who wishes to attend should contact Nick Edwards at…

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J.W.H. ORMEROD (40-43)

John Ormerod (40-43) died on 29 April, 2010, at Lavenham in Suffolk. He joined Alfred Holt & Company, the Blue Funnel Line, after the NCP. On leaving the sea, he moved into journalism and then advertising. His widow Rhoda writes: “John was sent to Pangbourne from the Downs prep school in the Malverns – an…

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H.K.A. RUSSELL (42-44)

Ken Russell, a flamboyant film and opera director with a talent to entertain and provoke in equal measure, died at his home in the New Forest on November 27, 2011, after a long period of ill health, aged 84. According to his widow Lisi (his fourth wife), his last wish was for “a Viking funeral.”…

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The Macquarie Song

THE MACQUARIE SONG – as sung in the mid-1950s to the tune of “This Old House” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WhLhF12TBE. This old school was once a heaven, This old school once knew no strikes, This old school was kind and lenient, This old school let us ride bikes, But since the police objected, There has been so much…

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OP DAY 2011

OP Day 2011 is set for Saturday, November 26 at the College. All OPs will be most welcome. The day will commence at 1030 hours with the AGM of the OP Society, to be held in the Gerres Room (NOT Yellow Room as previously stated) which is located in the current College Library, on the opposite…

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