Lives Remembered – The Times

On March 20th The Times newspaper published an obituary of the former headmaster of Pangbourne College, Anthony Hudson, which stretched over two-thirds of a page in the newspaper. At one point the obituary stated: “He and his wife Liz galvanised the school, throwing it open to new ideas and reversing years of decline.”   Subsequently…

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Malik Mustapha (06-09) triumphs at BUCS UK national championship

  Former chief of Hesperus Malik Mustapha (06-09) was part of the victorious Stirling University American football team who won the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) UK American football national championship for 2015, with a convincing 46-6 victory over Hertfordshire Hurricanes at Allianz Park (home of Saracens Rugby) on 21st March. After leaving Pangbourne Malik studied…

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New OP career liaison coordinator apppointed

Andy Wells (79-86),  an experienced  British Airways Boeing 777 Captain, has been appointed by the OP Society to liaise with the College on future career presentations. In this capacity Andy will be working with Steve Williams at the College.   If you are interested in assisting Andy by taking part in these presentations which are…

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Death of former Headmaster

            Anthony Hudson MBE, Headmaster of Pangbourne College from 1988 to 2000, died on March 8 after a long, debilitating illness bravely endured. He was 76. During his 12 years at the College he was responsible for several major developments including the introduction of co-education and fund-raising for and construction…

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Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87)

A report on the flagship BBC Radio 4 morning news programme Today on March 9 included an interview with Brigadier Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), one of three Copinger-Symes brothers to attend Pangbourne and serve in the British Army. Tom was taking part in Operation Flintlock, an annual NATO-led initiative to train troops in the Sahel region…

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Message from Gerry Pike

        I had lunch with OP Quinn Stainfield-Bruce recently and he suggested that a personal invitation from me might encourage you (OPs) to attend the OP Dinner at the College on Friday 17th April, so here it is.   It would be great to see there lots of former students I have…

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2015 OP Magazine published

                    The 45th issue of the OP magazine The Pangbournian has been published and will be distributed to OPs during the remainder of February. Consisting of 44 pages, it contains more than 20 features and 100 photographs. Among highlights of the 2015 issue are articles by…

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