OP chairs roundtable on banking ethics

OP Michael Smith (60-65) organises forum on banking ethics in London A forum on banking ethics hosted by OP Mike Smith (60-65) was held on March 23 as part of the Caux Initiatives for Business held at the London centre of Initiatives for Change. The meeting was the fourth in a series being sponsored by…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition in Ethiopia

OPs reach Ethiopia in late March The PangbourneAfrica expedition reached Ethiopia March 22 having driven south through Egypt to Aswan, crossed the Nile by ferry, stopped over in Khartoum in Sudan and crossed into Ethiopia at Gallabat on March 22. Since then the team (including three OPs – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey & David Keith-Welsh) has…

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Simon M Harvey (OP 52-55)

Simon Marcus Harvey (52-55) died on 2 March 2010, aged 71. A proud and enthusiastic OP, he was in recent times a forthright member of the OP committee. His father Marcus was at the College from 1922 to 1924, who after a successful career in the MN moved to India to take charge of the Royal…

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Jeremy JS Coulter (OP 48-53)

Jeremy Coulter died on 11 February 2010, aged 75. In the 1970s Jeremy was an enthusiastic member of the OP Committee.  After Pangbourne where he was Captain of Cricket, Jeremy joined the Royal Marines, serving for 12 years and retiring as a Captain. He then worked for Gallaghers, cigarette manufacturers, and finally became a Lloyds…

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Robert Strang (OP 41-43)

Robert Strang died on 28th October 2009. After leaving Pangbourne, he went to agricultural college in Somerset and in 1948 started to farm in Cornwall, near Liskeard, and spent the rest of his career building up and extending the farm. He was also a member of the Royal Observer Corps until it was disbanded in…

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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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