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…


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…


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…


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…


OP’s update the College’s Governors

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…


New OP photos

Gallery section on OP website upgraded.

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!

Andrew (Bart) Simpson (90-95) win again

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…