Silver Success for Old Pangbournian GB Rowers

Two Old Pangbournians stormed to success in late-July on the world stage, securing silver medals for the GB Rowing Team at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. Charles Waite-Roberts (06-11) grabbed a silver medal in the lightweight men’s pair final. Charles, along with partner Wilf Kimberley, held off a strong challenge from the…

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OP takes part in Commonwealth Games

Anthony Bayne-Charles (96-01), the son of RnB singer Billy Ocean, represented Barbados in the Commonwealth Games rugby seven-a-side competition at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Bayne-Charles stepped out for Barbados on the basis that his mother Judy Bayne hails from the Caribbean island. The experience wasn’t a success. The unfancied Bajans, late substitute particpants in…

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OPs celebrating Battle of Agincourt

Three OPs are among a 20-person committee, AGINCOURT 600, that has been formed to oversee commemorations in 2015 linked to the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. The OPs – Dr. Sinclair Rogers (55-58), Captain Tony Poulter OBE (60-65) and Rupert Meacher (87-90) – are working in close touch with another commemorative group, Waterloo…

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New OP governor of Pangbourne College

Nick Woods (83-88) has become a governor of Pangbourne College. He is the fourth Old Pangbournian on the 12-person Board following the recent retirement of Admiral Sir Michael Layard (49-53). After Pangbourne Nick attended the University of East Anglia where he took a BSc in Business Finance and Economics. He then trained as an accountant…

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Founders’ Day 2014

The 97th celebration of Founders’ Day was held at the College on Saturday July 5th. The Guest of Honour was the Governor-General of the Falkland Islands 2010-14, Nigel Haywood CVO. Despite an overcast day on which rain constantly threatened and occasionally arrived, proceedings went smoothly throughout, reflecting huge credit on the dozens of people involved…

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OP City and Livery Group reception

OP City and Livery Group Reception, HQS WELLINGTON, 23rd June 2014 The recently established OP City and Livery Group is a loose association of Old Pangbournians who are attached to one or more of the City Livery Companies, have an interest in the City of London or have worked there, writes Nigel Hollebone (59-63). Following…

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Keith Evans (33-37) stars on television

Keith Evans (33-37), a retired Cdr. RN and former member of the OP Society committee, appeared on BBC television in June on a programme devoted to the construction, career and destruction of the famous British cruiser-battleship HMS Hood. Keith served on Hood in 1938-39 and recalled life on board what was, at the time, the…

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New John Webster exhibition

The well-known sea and landscape artist John Webster (46-50), a retired Vice Admiral and former chairman of the Board of Governors of Pangbourne College, is holding a new exhibition of his paintings in London in July. The exhibition, at the Rountree Tryon Galleries, 7 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL, lasts from the 1st…

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Work Experience Opportunities Needed for College Students

The College is looking to make contact with any OPs who might be able to offer work experience to College students,  or who may know of any other individuals or organisations that are able to do so.  Being able to offer students the chance of hands on experience in a variety of roles and working environments is invaluable for their future career…

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