Worcester, Conway and Pangbourne meeting

The President of the Conway Club and Chairmen of the Old Worcester’s and Pangbournian’s meet in London. The Chairmen of the Old Conway, Worcester and Pangbournians met in London on 13th October 2010 to compare notes on how each organisation keeps in contact with their respective colleagues. Tom Mason is President of the Conway Club.…

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EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59)

In his second letter published in The Daily Telegraph in 2010 Ewen Southby-Tailyour argued in early October that it was “lunacy and unworkable” for the Admiralty Board to apparently favour one fixed-wing carrier protected by just 12 escorts in the ongoing Defence Review. Ewen pointed out that all but one of the campaigns involving British…

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Robin Knight (56-61) Letter to The Times

In a letter to The Times published on September 24th, Robin Knight (56-61) took issue with the England batting selections for the forthcoming Ashes tour of Australia. Pointing out the poor batting averages and performances during the 2010 English season by those chosen for the Ashes tour, and the non-selection of the leading four batsmen…

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MIke Smith (68-71) Letter to The Times

In a letter published in The Times September 23, OP Mike Smith came to the defence of Business Secretary Vince Cable following the latter’s “robust critique of capitalism” in a speech to the Liberal Democrat party conference. According to Smith, Dr. Cable “was patently stating the obvious” in his various criticisms and “simply pointing out…

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2011 Australasian Reunion set for Singapore

The Conway, Worcester Pangbourne (Australasian) Organising Committee will be holding another Reunion in Singapore on May 26-29, 2011. Already nearly 100  former pupils partners and guests have registered to attend the event. But more OPs are needed to balance the OCs and OWs. The Reunion will include a number of optional activities including a city…

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Michael J. Beale (53-56)

Leading OP figure in the City of London and the OP Society dies.   Mike Beale died peacefully at home on August 30, 2010, aged 71. He was Vice President of the OP Society, a past President (1988-93) and a Trustee of the Society for 15 years between 1978-93. An evocative  memorial service was held on…

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OP representatives attend Service of Commemoration

Three OPs attend Service at Pangbourne College plaque at National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, near Lichfield. Three OPs – Cdr. Keith Evans (33-37), his son Nicholas Evans (73-76) and Robin Arnott (47-50) – attended a brief Service conducted by the Chaplain of the Fleet (the Venerable John Green) by the Pangbourne College plaque on a plinth…

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Success for OP Under-21 XV

OP Under-21 XV scores a resounding success in Cronk Cunis tournament at Richmond RFC. Turning up with a strong squad of 20 players, the OP Under-21 rugby team put up a fine performance over five games at the recent tournament for Under-21 old boys teams. In the first round of the main competition the team…

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Two OP Reunions organised in Australia

OP Reunions set for Melbourne & Sydney in September and October. Two OP Reunions have been scheduled for the next two months in Australia. The first will take place as part of the regular Conway-Worcester-Pangbourne gatherings in Melbourne on Wednesday September 15 at The Royal Oak Hotel, Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy. It kicks off at…

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