PangAf expedition reaches Luxor

Five weeks after departure from Pangbourne, the PangAf expedition has reached Luxor in southern Egypt. Having visited the Commonwealth War Memorial at El Alamein, seen the Pyramids and the Sphinx, endured the first sleet storm in Giza in 20 years and collected visas for Sudan, the Pangbourne Africa expedition left the Cairo area March 1.…

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OP XV loses 22-17 to the College

College 1st XV prevails in a closely fought match Youth and stamina prevailed December 10, 2009, when an OP Under-21 XV was defeated 22-17 by a strong College 1st XV which had previously lost only a couple of matches during its season. The game on Bowden, watched by most of the school and many teachers…

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OP XV loses to College 1st XV

Closely fought game in December won by the College XV 22-17 Youth and stamina prevailed on December 10th, 2009, when an OP Under-21 XV lost to the College 1st XV in a tightly-contested match on Bowden. Watched by the majority of the school (including pupils and teachers) as well as a few OPs, a strong College XV that…

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PATRICK DERHAM (72-78),

PATRICK DERHAM (72-78), the present Headmaster of Rugby School, has edited a book with the vice-provost of University College, London, titled Liberating Learning. According to a piece in the Financial Times at the end of February written by the historian Andrew Roberts, the book will be published in April and “will set the education debate…

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EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59)

EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59) went back to a thesis he wrote for the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich on his return from commanding the Falkland Islands’ Royal Marines’ Naval Party 8901 in 1979 in a letter to The Daily Telegraph February 24. Sharing the proceeds of Falklands oil with Argentina, he pointed out, was considered by…

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RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN (70-75),

RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN (70-75), a former teacher at David Cameron’s prep school, Heatherdown (it closed in 1982), was quoted in The Daily Telegraph at the end of February as saying that he remembered the future Conservative Party leader as “a charming and bright” pupil with a “cheeky grin.” Cameron was ranked last in a sixth form…

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New Editor of OP magazine appointed

Barney Spender (76-81) agrees to edit OP magazine Barney Spender, a freelance sports journalist and radio presenter who has reported for The Independent, The Times and The Sunday Times, has been appointed to edit the OP magazine. He takes over from the OP president Robin Knight (56-61) who edited the magazine 1987-98 and also oversaw the…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition update

OPs reach Egypt safely The Pangbourne Africa expedition, which left the College parade ground on January 31st, crossed into Egypt from Libya on February 19 and was overnighting at the Ahmed Safari Camp and Hotel at the El Bahariya Oasis February 21. The five person team including three OPs who left the NCP in 1962…

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Tony Hepworth (OP 50-53)

Tony Hepworth died peacefully at home in Lavenham Suffolk on 20th February. Tony Hepworth was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and after schooling at Wheelwright Grammar School won a scholarship to Pangbourne in 1950. Later, as a 16-year old cadet he gained a place at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He became an Executive Officer in…

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