Death of Richard Norris in South Africa

Richard Norris, who taught at the College in two spells between 1957-58 and 1972-92, latterly as Housemaster in Hesperus, and played hockey for England and Great Britain (in the 1952 Olympic Games), died in South Africa on August 25. The funeral was held in Pretoria on August 31. A full obituary will be published on…

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Reunion of 1992 Henley winning crew

David Rendle (71-78), coach of the winning Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup crew in 1992, reports on a reunion at Henley 20 years later.   To mark the 20-year anniversary of the 1992 win by the College First VIII in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, the Henley Stewards kindly consented to a…

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Silver medal for OP Andrew Simpson

Iain Percy and Andrew (Bart) Simpson (90-95) win a silver medal in the Star class sailing event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Despite enjoying an eight-point lead over their nearest rivals going in to the final medal race at the Weymouth Olympic regatta, Percy & Simpson came home an agonising second in the two-handed…

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2012 OP Dinner & OP Soc. AGM dates released

A double OP event will be held at the College this autumn. All OPs are urged to attend. On Friday evening 26th October the delayed 2012 OP Dinner will take place at the College. Further details will follow later in the summer from Lindsey Hughes Lindsey.Hughes@pangcoll.co.uk   Bed and breakfast will be on offer to those…

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Three leaving members of staff

In his speech at Founders’ Day on July 7th, the Headmaster Thomas Garnier paid tribute to three leaving teachers who together had served the College for 65 years. Darrell Paddick arrived at Pangbourne in 1990 to work in the Learning Support Department and became a cornerstone of its success. In his time he worked with…

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OP hosts film on 21st century slavery

Anjali Guptara (95-99) hosted and introduced the UK premiere of a new film about slavery in the 21st century. The event was held at Vue West End cinema in London’s Leicester Square before a packed audience on June 21. The multi-award winning two hour documentary titled Nefarious – Merchant of Souls – tells the story…

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FOUNDERS’ DAY 2012

Saturday 7th July – a special event at the College. All OPs are welcome, in particular this year as many former pupils from the 1960s as possible. Big Side has been designated as a specific area at which OPs can congregate. Key timings for the day are: 10.00 – Full College Parade followed by coffee…

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OP Dinner 2012

Date set for annual OP Dinner. The 2012 OP Dinner will be held at Pangbourne on Friday evening October 26th. Overnight accommodation will be available at the College. Further details, including how to apply for a ticket, will be available shortly. In the meantime, anyone intending to be present should make sure to keep this…

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OP wins a Tony Award in New York

Patrick Milling-Smith (88-95), who was in Harbinger, is one of a team which wins the Tony award for ‘Best Musical’ at the 66th Tony Awards in New York in June, 2012. Patrick is co-producer of the musical ‘Once.’ It received a total of eight Tonys at a star-packed awards ceremony including one for Best Musical.…

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