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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Chris Weston (77-82) switches to Aggreko

Glasgow-based Aggreko, the leading temporary power provider, has appointed British Gas managing director Chris Weston (77-82) as its new chief executive. Aggreko said that Weston will be based in both Glasgow and London. According to a report in the Glasgow Herald newspaper, he will earn a basic salary of £750,000 a year and receive a…

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The Pangbourne College Ball

The annual Pangbourne College Ball will take place this year on October 18th. All OPs are most welcome! The Ball is organised by the Pangbourne Parents Association. The leading light this year is Paula Read. In an email to the Chairman of the OP Society she writes: “We have decided to offer ticket sales early…

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Colin Miller (58-62) Open Studio

The well-known OP sculptor, Colin Miller (58-62), is holding an Open Studio exhibition of his recent work 24th May – 8th June at his studios in north Norfolk. The doors of the studio will be open every day from 11.00am to 5.00pm. The address is Sea Grass, Saxlingham Road, Blakeney, Norfolk NR25 7PB. Colin may…

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Golfers required!

The annual meeting of the OP Golf Society will take place on Tuesday June 10th at Huntercombe GC, near Henley-on-Thames. Entry is limited to 36 players (male and female). The format will be 18 holes individual competition in the morning, and 18 holes foursomes after lunch. Individuals may play both morning and afternoon or morning…

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Wanted: OP cricketers to play the College!

An OP XI captained by James Allsop will play the College in a T-20 game on Founders’ Day, Saturday July 5th on Big Side. James Allsop  jimbillbobsop@yahoo.com   or the new Master-in-charge of cricket Ed Phillips  Edward.Phillips@pangcoll.co.uk  would like to hear from any OPs who wish to play. The game will start at about 1300 hours…

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