OP Magazine published

Issue 44 of the OP Magazine, The Pangbournian, has been published and should reach all OPs shortly. The latest issue of the OP Magazine covering events in 2013 contains a mix of reports about Reunions,  OPs in the News, Founders’ Day, News of OPs and communications from the chairman of the OP Society, Chairman of…

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Headmaster’s report to OPs 25.02.14

The academic year continues smoothly. A Successful College play. A yomp in the Falklands. Sport badly affected by the weather. New Second Master appointment made. “Since my last report the academic year has continued smoothly. Trial exams just after Christmas showed that the 5th Form are well placed at this stage of the year and…

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Headmaster defends CCF

As representative of CCF units for the Independent Schools Council and the HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) Thomas Garnier has warned that cadet units at private schools could be forced to close if the government goes ahead with plans to divert CCF funding into the state sector. A plan under consideration by the Department of…

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2014 OP Magazine publication delayed

Due to personnel changes at the College, the annual OP Magazine will appear this year in March rather than February. The publication will resemble that in 2013 with more than 100 images and some 25 separate articles including several specially-commissioned pieces. In place of the usual article at the back of the magazine there is…

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OP leaves legacy to the College

Michael J. Hayes (48-51) who died recently, has left about 100 paintings to the College. A retired school teacher, Michael was 74, unmarried and lived in Rustington, near Littlehampton, in Sussex. The collection includes more than 30 sea paintings. The most valuable are by the artist Colin Baxter who has agreed to place a value…

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Happy reunion in New Zealand

Ten OPs and four wives gathered at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland on February 19th for the third consecutive annual luncheon at the venue, reports Robin Paine (55-58). There were five apologies for absence. Keith Mann (45-49) even flew up from Christchurch for the day. It was another happy occasion with excellent…

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OP to head British Gas

Chris Weston (77-82), a former Chief of the College, has been named the new Managing Director of British Gas. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange released February 15th, 2013, Centrica (owners of British Gas) said: “It is expected that a proposal that Chris Weston will succeed Phil Bentley as the director responsible for…

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Cricket dinner a tremendous success

A black tie dinner held in the Dining Hall at the College on January 26th to raise funds to support a 1st X1 cricket tour to Barbados over Easter turned into “a brilliant evening.” Organised by the current Master in charge of cricket, Joe Lewis, the dinner was attended by 160 people. It included a…

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