Rowing successes by young OPs

At the recent British University rowing championships at Nottingham, four OPs went away with medals:   * Georgia Francis (08-13) won the women’s championship single sculls. She is a student at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. * Emily Wilks (09-12) won bronze in the women’s Championship V111s rowing for London University. * Isabel Metcalfe (09-14) won…

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Cornelius Frey (01-03) in the news in Germany

    Opinary, a Berlin-based content interactive platform for online publishers, announced at the start of April, 2016 that it had raised one million euros (about £800,000) in funding. Backers include Global Founders Capital, Motu Ventures and other entrepreneurs.   Led by Cornelius Frey (01-03), co-founder and CEO, Opinary allows publishers to enrich content and make…

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Richard Wilkinson (59-63)

  Richard Wilkinson (59-63) is writing a memoir. So far he has completed more than 1,000 pages, so no stone in a varied career is being left unturned.   After Pangbourne, Richard went into the Royal Navy and served in HMS Whitby in the Far East during the confrontation with Indonesia. Other RN postings included…

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Richard Waldron (52-56)

From Richard’s LinkedIn summary profile:   “From a relatively poor academic beginning at Pangbourne (Nautical) College, I became a navigation officer apprentice in the Merchant Navy, was asked to join Norman Rockwell’s course but could not afford this. I left the sea after 3 years to attend Croydon Art School (against the wishes of my…

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Edward Bence (66-70)

  Edward Bence (66-70) and his wife Sarah, daughter Lucy and son Edward have been celebrating the 21st anniversary of their purchase of the Berry Head Hotel, near Brixham in Devon. A profile of the family appeared in the March, 2015 issue of English Riviera Magazine.   The hotel, set on a headland with spectacular sea…

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Adam Lowcock (71-75)

Adam Lowcock (71-76) is a field-oriented marine geophysical specialist who, to quote his LinkedIn profile, is excellent “at keeping things running, whether it’s day-to-day operations or fault-finding.” He has, he writes, “a high level of initiative when seeing equipment for the first time” and “is adept at adding value to the job function.”   After…

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Coxon, Arthur (41-44)

    Arthur Coxon (41-44) is now one of the “golden oldies” of the OP Society. He will be 89 in March but is in good health, attended the 2015 OP Dinner and writes that “living near Cardiff I find the drive to the College, dinner and B&B quite within my scope…The Centenary Dinner in…

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Angus Mackenzie (65-70)

    Angus Mackenzie (65-70) contacted the OP Society after seeing a photo of himself on p32 of Issue 46 of the OP Magazine which came out recently. He lives in Fingal Bay in New South Wales, Australia, and writes:   “After leaving the NCP, (or Pangbourne College as it had become by 1970), I…

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