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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Headmaster Thomas Garnier writes to all OPs who contributed towards the cost of this development. Construction of the new Music/Computer Technology complex at Pangbourne College began on 9th May. Thomas Garnier has written to all those OPs who contributed towards the £2 million target to thank them for their loyal support. In part he wrote:…Details
The Chairman of the College’s Governors invites the OPs to update them on OP activities. On 6th July 2011 Mark Dumas, as Chairman of the OPs, made a presenation to the Colleges’s Governors at their Summer Meeting. He said there were probably over 3,500 OPs ranging from their 90′s to those who left Pangbourne at…Details
OP images realting to Founder’s Day 2011 may now be viewed in the Gallery section under Nos. 298-337.
Images of the OP golf society outing at Hankley Common July 5 may be viewed from Nos. 338-350.
All help with caption names gratefully received from any OP!
Two OPs play leading roles in MN Association ceremony. Sir Garth Morrison (56-61), Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian, presented new colours to the East Lothian branch of the Merchant Navy Association April 10. By a great coincidence the standard bearer to whom Garth presented the colours was an OP – David Fisher (59-62). David has…Details
Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson triumph in the Star class at the World Cup in Mallorca. Despite an eight-month absence from international Star competition Olympic gold medallists Percy & Simpson “knocked spots off their world-class rivals” in the Princess Sofia regatta in early April in Majorca. Winning both Star class races in breezy conditions on…Details
A Reunion is being organised of all OPs who left the Nautical College in the summer of 1961. It will take place on Founder’s Day, Saturday July 2. Anyone interested in attending should contact Lindsey Hughes at the College or Robin Knight (56-61) on firstname.lastname@example.org A total of 32 OPs left the NCP in 1961.…Details