Tributes to Nigel Hollebone (59-63)

                      Roger Lane-Nott (OP & Chairman of Board of Governors): “Nigel Hollebone was a contemporary of mine at the NCP and he has been a friend ever since. On the boxing team with him he led from the front and was always determined and committed.…

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Memorial Services for two OPs

OP Society Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73) writes:   “Coincidentally details of both Ian Shuttleworth and Nigel Hollebone’s Memorial Services appeared in the Daily Telegraph yesterday:   IAN SHUTTLEWORTH (57-62) A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 13.00 hours on Friday 25th September at Holy Trinity Church, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 SHA. Tickets on…

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Rowing successes

              Beth Rodford reports:   Here is a quick report regarding the Pangbourne College international representation this summer.   Luke Towers (OP 2015) raced at the Junior World Championships in Rio in the Junior Men’s Four which finished with a silver medal (photos above). The full report can be…

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President of the O.P. Society dies

                        It is with profound regret that the OP Society announces that its President  Nigel Hollebone (59-63) died on 16th August, 2015.   OPSociety Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73) said in a statement August 17th:   “It is with great sadness that I have to…

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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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