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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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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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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Videos on the College launched

Three new promotional videos on Pangbourne College may now be viewed on the College website at http://www.pangbournecollege.com/ Produced by Suffolk Films/BTV working with the College Marketing Department headed by Director of Marketing Lindsey Hughes, the videos focus on the ethos and values and goals of the College today, the activities of the Sixth Form, and…

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Enjoyable careers fair day at the College

OPs take part in annual Careers Fair day at the College. Five OPs were among 28 company and individual contributors who took part in a successful afternoon careers fair at the College in mid-March. Headed by David Nicholson representing Petroleum Geo-Services, the other OPs were Steve Davis (discussing career paths), Natassia Fox (a recent leaver,…

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Ken Russell (42-44) film season in London

Tribute season opens for recently deceased Old Pangbournian. Film clubs, independent cinemas and film blogs across the capital have united in a unique tribute to the film maker Ken Russell, who died aged 84 in November 2011, with a retrospective season during March titled ‘Ken Russell Forever.’ Over ten days March 10-20 at ten venues…

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