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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OP stars on Channel 4 reality show

                    OP William Shuttleworth (66-70) has become an unwitting star of Channel 4′s hit reality show “The Auction House.”   Back for a second series of three episodes, the first of which was aired at 8.00pm on Sunday 15th February, the entertaining fly-on-the-wall television programme revolves…

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The value of Reunions

An article about the value of reunions — “A reunion with the ghosts of school days past” — has been published in the 14.2.15 Weekend edition of the Financial Times. Written by Harry Eyres in his regular column The Slow Lane, it recounts his experience of attending a 25-year reunion at his old (unnamed) school.…

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Future of College’s CCF unit secured

              According to an item in the latest issue of the College’s school magazine Ensign, the future of the CCF has been secured following a climbdown by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Originally the MoD had proposed  to introduce a per capita charge for CCF cadets from most privately-funded…

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