Andy Billington (72-75)

    Andy Billington (72-75) got in touch to write:   “I am Andrew John Billington, better known as Andy or aka Bill these days due to the abundance of Andys at the place where I work. I joined the College from Brockhurst School at Hermitage in the Autumn term of 1972, and was placed…

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Mike Smith (60-65)

    Journalist and business author Michael Smith (60-65), representing the organisation Initiatives of Change, gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on November 9th. More than 200 business educators took part in the conference held in Vilamoura, Portugal. Businet is a global business education network founded in 1987 and made…

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Hattie Roxborough (08-15)

  CALLING ALL FIRST YEARS!   Hattie Roxborough (08-15), who is at Portsmouth University, is seeking help from other OPs at university for a project she is undertaking. She writes:   “I’m a doing a third year project looking at the social implications of transitioning into university on those from either a collectivist or independent society.…

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Rob Sargent (62-65)

  Rob Sargent (62-65), a retired RAF pilot, has made three contributions to the latest (third) edition of Out-of-the-Blue – a book of full of stories about flying experiences in the Royal Air Force. At a cost of £9.99 a copy, all proceeds go to service charities – now the 3 Service Benevolent Funds –…

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Keith Evans (33-37)

Keith Evans (33-37), now 97, will appear in the specially-made BBC1 tv programme on November 20, 2017 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage. Keith served with Prince Philip in the Royal Navy in 1947 on the shore establishment HMS Prince Arthur in Corsham, Wiltshire.   Interviewed by Kirsty Young…

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Simon Marriott (64-68)

    Simon Marriott (64-68) and his wife Caroline were the stars in the half hour Sunday evening prime time television programme Country Calendar on November 12 on New Zealand’s main TV channel. The programme featured their 30-acre mainly citrus farm at Paeroa, about 1¾ hours drive south east of Auckland at the bottom of…

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Andrej Ivanovic (15-17)

Pangbourne College Organist in Residence Andrej Ivanovic (15-17) has been offered a scholarship to read music at the University of Oxford. The three-year Organ Scholarship at St. Peter’s College is conditional on him achieving an A grade at German A Level next summer. However, Andrej has already attained As in Classics and Music at A…

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Gordon Rees (71-76)

Gordon Rees (71-76), formerly the OP Rep in Saudi Arabia, writes: “After leaving Pangbourne and a couple of indifferent years I started a career in Computing. This led to me working in and living in 28 countries. Married twice the second time a little more successful and lasting 33 years to date. Brought up two…

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Andy Rowe (71-78)

Andy Rowe (71-78) writes: “My band, The Room, played a show in Sidcup Kent last night (Nov. 11). Whilst chatting to one of our fans before the show this guy wanders over and introduces himself….. Simon Walton (74-78) ! We hadn’t seen each other since we left Pangbourne in 1978 nearly 40 years ago. The…

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