‘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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


After the Riots

Two OPs take part in national forum to map a “creative way forward” after last year’s riots in the UK. Old Pangbournians Mike Smith (60-65) and Anjali Guptara (95-99) were among 100 community and faith leaders and representatives of non-governmental organisations from across England who took part in a national conference on ‘After the riots:…


OP in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Lt. Col Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), commanding offer 5 RIFLES Battlegroup, reports from the scene. In a lengthy update on conditions in Helmand emailed to friends and colleagues in the UK in early March, Tom Copinger-Symes describes life in this front line province as “very challenging and extremely satisfying. It’s not always fun and games, but…


Successful OP Reunion in New Zealand

Auckland lunch attended by OP Society President. A hugely successful OP reunion lunch was held on February 20th at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. Sixteen OPs attended accompanied by nine partners. Also in attendance was the President of the OP Society, Robin Knight (56-61) who was on holiday in New Zealand at…



New date set for 2012 OP Dinner at the College. Important construction work at the College during the Easter holidays in April means that the date of the 2012 OP Dinner has had to be changed. The Dinner will now take place on the evening of Friday October 26th. Overnight accommodation will be provided for…


OPs living in France

The OP Rep in Paris, BARNEY SPENDER (76-81) barneyspender@yahoo.co.uk


Up-to-date news of a number of Anciens Pangbourniens (aka OPs) resident in France (at least 15 OPs are known to be living in the country) has been posted on the Bulletin Board.