Angus Thomas (75-81)

[The Natural Hisory Museum, London]     Fresh from the critical and popular success of specially-commissioned work on the Pangbourne College illustrated centenary book (published in March 2016; available from the College Shop for £35), Angus Thomas Photography and OP Angus Thomas (75-81) has gone from success to success this summer.   “It’s been a…

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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.  …

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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…

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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…

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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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