Calling all OP golfers!

  2016 CENTENARY MATCHPLAY TROPHY     Following the tremendous success of the inaugural competition this year, which was won by Richard Darlington (69-76), entries are now open for 2016. Already nearly 20 places have been taken.   The competition is open to all OPs, whether members of a golf club or not, providing a…

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OP XV loses to Shiplake

    Will Hardcastle reports: Shiplake won the toss and decided to play up hill ( we were on the 3rd team pitch… rather than the 1st XV). Pangbourne spent the majority of the 1st half in the opposition’s 22. With the pressure building Shiplake conceded many kickable penalties but, in the spirit of a…

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Car restoration project gets OP backing

An OP living in Australia, Richard/Sam Strachan (58-62, has generously stepped in to support a car restoration project highlighted in the latest issue of the College’s Ensign magazine. He emailed Tom Cheney, head of the Design Technology department at the College: “I am not, per se, a petrol-head, but do remember the ‘Equipe’ from a…

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Young OPs hit the headlines

From the Reading Chronicle November 12th, 2015: Two goals from Rick Mantell and an outstanding display by keeper Tommy Alexander (03-08) enabled Reading to stun England Hockey champions Wimbledon with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Man-of-the-match was Alexander. He was only beaten once and…with some help from his defence, kept the home side at bay…

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