David Harding (72-78)

  Hedge fund owner David Harding (72-78)  was featured in a lengthy interview in the Business section of The Sunday Times in July –  a decision to be “a bit more open” which, he said, followed his involvement as a major financial backer of the losing Remain campaign in the European Union referendum campaign.  …

Details

Griggs, G.P. (33-36)

  George Griggs (33-36) entered the Royal Navy at the start of 1938, serving in HMS Shropshire as a Midshipman. Promoted to Lieutenant early in 1940, he was in the destroyer HMS Wivern 1940-41 and helped to evacuate allied troops from the Hook of Holland, escorting convoys in the Channel and North Atlantic and, for…

Details

CWP Reunion, Buderim, Queensland

  Four OPs – Don Barton (46-52), Geoff Rae (53-56), Tim Everard (48-52) and Brian Mathewson (47-50) attended the annual Conway Worcester Pangbourne Association (Queensland branch) lunch recently. A fifth, Mike Shaw (40-43) sent his apologies. The event was held this year at the Buderim Tavern in Buderim, north of Brisbane.   In the image…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details