OP peer elected to House of Lords

                Lord Mountevans, (Jeffrey Evans 61-66) who is expected to become the 688th Lord Mayor of the City of London in November, 2015, has been elected to the House of Lords in a Crossbench hereditary peers’ by-election in July, 2015 following the retirement of Viscount Tenby.   Twentyfive…

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A sparkling Founders’ Day

          Beautiful summer weather helped to make the 98th celebration of Founders’ Day at the College on July 4th one of the most memorable in recent years.   A strong OP flavour coursed through the proceedings. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, OP Roger Lane-Nott (59-63), opened proceedings. The Guest…

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Over-60s Lunch – booking open

The annual Over-60s lunch organised by Mark Dumas will be held this year on Tuesday 17th November in The Turf Club, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.   Places are limited on a first come, first serve basis.   All OPs aged over 60 are most welcome. You can secure a place by sending a cheque…

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New OP Rep in USA

                    Gyles Thornley (88-93) gthornley@gmail.com who lives in Aspen, Colorado, has agreed to become the fourth OP Rep in the United States.   The others are Wayne Heyland wheyland@gmail.com in New York, Nick Gillett mail@nick-g.com in Los Angeles and Jeff Beech-Garwood jeffbeechg@gmail.com  in Minnesota.   It…

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Henley Regatta update

Some OPs have been in touch to express their disappointment at the non-appearance of a Pangbourne eight in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley regatta this year. In response an “informed source” gave this statement to the OP website before the regatta: “We could easily have had an VIII racing in the PE – our…

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‘City of Adelaide’ update

              The ‘City of Adelaide’ Project Manager Peter Christopher recently sent the message below to the OP Rep in Melbourne, Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62), about the only surviving Devitt & Moore vessel:   “You will be pleased to hear that the project is moving along nicely. Since the end…

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OP rugby match set for November

The Master in charge of rugby at the College, OP David Metcalfe, has confirmed that a return game against Shiplake Old Boys XV has now been arranged for later in the year.   The match will take place at Pangbourne after the Remembrance Sunday parade – Sunday 8th November.  Kick off at 14:00pm   Any…

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Bordeaux 2015 Rugby Tour Dinner

Purpose:  Fund-raising on behalf of the 2015 Pangbourne College Rugby Club tour and the Wooden Spoon children’s charity of rugby   Guest Speaker: Jeremy Guscott  (Bath, England, British Lions. Current BBC pundit)   RSVP by email to david.metcalfe@pangbourne.com   Venue: Drake Hall, Pangbourne College   Date: Saturday 5th September 2015   Tickets: £45 per person…

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