FOR YOUR 2012 DIARY

Dates of OP events scheduled for 2012 released.   A reunion lunch for OPs in New Zealand will be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Auckland, on Monday February 20th. OP Society president Robin Knight will be present. Any OP in New Zealand at the time who wishes to attend should contact Nick Edwards at…

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OP DAY 2011

OP Day 2011 is set for Saturday, November 26 at the College. All OPs will be most welcome. The day will commence at 1030 hours with the AGM of the OP Society, to be held in the Gerres Room (NOT Yellow Room as previously stated) which is located in the current College Library, on the opposite…

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Successful Over-60s lunch

A second lunch for Over-60s OPs was held at the Turf Club in central London on November 10th. A full house of 34 OPs plus the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and the Honorary Vice President of the OP Society Lionel Stephens attended the lunch which had been organised by Turf Club member and OP Soc. chairman…

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OP storming Waterstone’s

Children’s book publisher Kevin Price (76-81) has a record sales day in west London. OP Kevin Price, currently on a nationwide tour of Waterstone’s book stores, notched up record sales for a day while visiting the Chiswick branch of the store October 22. Helped by a sunny day, plenty of customers and the support of…

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OPs win annual golf match with the College

Close encounter October 12 at The Berkshire GC goes OPs’ way. OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) writes: “By all accounts everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the course. I have already spoken to the society Secretary at The Berkshire and they are happy to offer us another date for next year!  Date to be confirmed, but…

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Pangbourne vocabulary

OPs help requested in compiling a collection of unque College words and phrases. For a forthcoming feature in the OP Magazine and for inclusion in the illustrated history of the College which is currently in preparation, OPs are asked to send in any unique Pangbourne words that they may recall together with their equivalent in…

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Percy-Simpson comeback

Olympic champions recover from slow start at Weymouth regatta. Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (90-95), Olympic champions in the Star class at the Beijing Games, recovered from a poor start at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Olympic test event in early-August to win their medal race and claim silver behind Brazil’s world champions Robert…

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Upgraded OP website launched

OPs urged to share their memories of the College. The OP website has been upgraded to allow OPs to post their memories and anecdotes of their time at the College. The initiative is part of an effort launched by the OP Society to tap into OP folklore (and, no doubt, legend and myth) in connection…

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1971 1st V111 reunion, Henley, July 2, 2011

A satisfying reunion on the water and at dinner. Graham Jex (66-71) writes: “The reunion row at Henley Royal Regatta on July 2nd of the winning 1st V111 in the 1971 Princess Elizabeth Cup turned out to be most successful. Everyone involved could not have been more enthusiastic, plus the weather was perfect. We all…

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