OP nominated for a Tony award in New York

OP Patrick Milling-Smith (88-95), who lives in the US, has co-produced a musical entitled Once that has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The final selection will be made on June 10th. Once is set on the streets of Dublin where an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by…

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OP involved in Rena disaster controversy in New Zealand

Ian Tew (56-60), a veteran marine salvage expert, journeyed to New Zealand in February in his words “to advise my friend John Julian who wrote Black Tide about the Rena shipwreck.” The Rena, a container ship, hit a reef near Tauranga in November, 2011, causing New Zealand’s worst environmental disaster. Ian writes: “I wrote the…

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1960’s OPs gathering at Founders Day 2012

OPs from the 1960’s are the principle decade for this years Founder’s Day on Saturday 7th July. To the Sixties vintage (1960-1969) Don’t forget that this Founders’ Day has been designated for those of you who attended the College (NCP, to us) and it would be an excellent opportunity for all of you to re-awake…

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Percy & Simpson step up

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (90-95) geared up for the Star world championships in early May with a gold win at a windy World Cup regatta at Hyeres, France at the end of April. The Olympic champions, in only their second World Cup regatta of the year, dominated the five-day event and led going into…

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OP helps to rebuild Myanmar (Burma)

In recent years Tim Hendley (49-53) has been travelling to SE Asia from his home in the United States. He is currently involved in a couple of volunteer aid projects in Myanmar (Burma) repairing damage done by Cyclone Nargis in 2008. He reports: “I found myself returning to S.E. Asia after an epic 2004 journey…

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OP completes Paris half marathon

Barney Spender (76-81) completes Paris half marathon to raise funds for George Best Foundation. Barney writes: “On February 7, I was invited to run the Paris Half Marathon.This meant just three weeks training which, for a rather lumpy frame whose preference these days is very much for a cold beer on the sofa was, as…

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OP Naval Reunion set for Hurlingham Club in May

Details have been released about a drinks reception for all OPs who have served, or are serving, at sea. Thanks to the support of Rear Admiral Niall Kilgour (63-68), secretary of the club, a reception for OPs will be held at the Hurlingham Club in southwest London (Fulham) on Wednesday 16th May from 6.30-8.30pm. Dress…

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Percy & Simpson have work to do

Beijing Olympic gold medallists playing catch-up. After three rounds of the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup contest, Iain Percy and OP Andrew Simpson (90-95) are in seventh place with four rounds of the event still to come. In the latest round, held off Majorca in early April, the British duo came second to score their…

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‘City of Adelaide’ future still contested

Last surviving Devitt & Moore vessel remains a bone of contention between South Australia and Sunderland. In 2010 the hulk of the ‘City of Adelaide’ – an historic 1864 clipper ship owned and operated by the College’s founding company of Devitt & Moore – was saved from destruction following a successful campaign to persuade the…

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